Local musician Robert Everest presents Latin music program

Spend an hour touring the world through the guitar and voice of Robert Everest during his Latin music program at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Parmly on the Lake, 28210 Old Towne Rd., in Chisago City. The performance will be held inside the Chapel.

Everest, a Twin Cities native, will be playing music from multiple countries in several languages, with emphasis on Latin America, Southern Europe, and West Africa, along with a number of original compositions. In this performance he accompanies himself on the unique, seven-string Brazilian guitar.

Everest has been exploring the music of the world for nearly 30 years. He has delighted audiences from local and national venues to around the globe with his vast repertoire of acoustic world music, solo and multiple ensembles.

Presented by the East Central Regional Library, this project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Creating Art with Nature

Hey, adults!  Discover the art of nature printmaking, a process in which an object (leaf or flower, for instance) is pressed into a plane surface to make a direct printing surface or matrix.  Learn how to transfer the beauty found in nature into art with a nature printmaking workshop for adults at the North Branch Area Library.

Minnesota artist and contemporary printmaker Michael Weatherly will be leading the program, scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Sign up at the library or call 651-674-8443 and ask for the North Branch Area Library.  Presented by the East Central Regional Library, this project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Chisago Lakes Library open!

UPDATE (12:33 p.m. Wednesday, July 5): The Chisago Lakes Area Library has opened its doors, effective immediately, following a temporary closure due to building construction. So come on in, and thank you for your patience!

UPDATE (9:17 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017): The Chisago Lakes Area Library in Chisago City remains closed today (Wednesday, July 5) because of building construction. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, check out our website for all the exciting resources and services available to patrons, our new events calendar and much more!

Monday, July 3, 2017: The Chisago Lakes Area Library on Monday, July 3, is closing early, effective immediately, due to building construction. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay tuned for further updates.

Musical Afternoon at Parmly Lifepoints

The tenor voice of David Kozisek and pianist Debra McTaggert will be echoing through the halls at Parmly Lifepoints, 28210 Old Towne Road in Chisago City on Tuesday, May 30 at 2:00 pm.  They will explore the musical and dramatic depths of Schubert’s songs and other popular tunes we all love.  The event is free and open to the public and funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Give the Gift of Reading

Chisago County

Help make the holidays warmer for young Chisago County residents this year with the gift of a book.  All four East Central Regional library branches in Chisago County are participating including the Chisago lakes Area Library, the North Branch Area Library, the Rush City Public Library and the Wyoming Area Library.

  1. Simply select a tag from the tree at the library
  2. Purchase a new book for the child identified on the tag
  3. Return your unwrapped book with the tag to your library no later than Wednesday, December 14th!

All books will be given to the Chisago County Health and Human Services for distribution to young Chisago County residents.  Monetary donations are also accepted and will be used to purchase books for donation.

Isanti County

Ages and genders of those youths are put on the Give the Gift of Reading tree at the Cambridge Public Library.  Everyone is encouraged to pick a tag off the tree, select an age-appropriate book for the child or teen, and return it unwrapped to the Cambridge Public Library no later than 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15.

If you need help finding a book, library staff can assist you with picking a title. Or simply make a donation by giving cash or dropping off a check made out to ECRL at the Cambridge Public Library circulation desk. Library staff will use the money to choose a book for you.

Once all of the books are received, they are wrapped and given to Isanti Family Services in time to be delivered by Christmas. Your help will ensure each child or teen receives the precious gift of reading this Christmas. Let’s spread the Christmas spirit with books this holiday season!