Traditional Scottish music from the Outlander series

Laura MacKenzie will be performing traditional Scottish and Scots Gaelic music from the Outlander series starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library.

The elaborately composed soundtrack of the television series incorporates a number of Scottish songs and dance tunes, and the books themselves refer to even more. MacKenzie delivers a program of Outlander’s traditional music, from both the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland, on an array of instruments like wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, Border bagpipes and voice.

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Closed for Inventory

These East Central Regional Library branch locations will be closed for inventory on the following days:

  • Cambridge Public Library on Tuesday, December 4th
  • Princeton Area Library on Thursday, December 6th
  • Mora Public Library on Tuesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 12th
  • Aitkin Public Library on Wednesday, December 12th
  • Pine City Public Library on Monday, December 17th
  • Chisago Lakes Area Library on Wednesday, December 19th
  • North Branch Area Library on Thursday, December 20th

Completing an inventory of the East Central Regional Library collection helps keep the collection organized, current, and complete. This helps you, our library patrons, by making sure that books are where they should be when you look for them, that the information and titles we have on the shelf are up to date and accurate, and that we have a wide variety of titles that encompass all areas of interest.

Other East Central Regional Library locations will be open their regular hours during the inventory process; feel free to check out a neighboring library! In addition, digital library services are available 24/7/365!

Please make your plans accordingly. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience as we work to improve your library experience.

ECRL Reads: Quiet the noise with Novel Activism

Join authors Sarah Stonich (pictured above) and Sally Franson for a discussion about the quiet activism of literature in an era of loud headlines at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library.

Novel Activism encourages attendees to engage in this conversation about books, stories, poetry—any writing that has in some way shaped or impacted an outlook on any issue, political or personal. Sarah Stonich (Vacationland, Laurentian Divide) and Sally Franson (The Lady’s Guide to Selling Out) are celebrated authors in Minnesota.

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ECRL Reads: Finding Minnesota’s haunted and bizarre

Take a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Minnesota with paranormal researcher, author, and lecturer Chad Lewis. From hunting vampires in Transylvania to chasing ghosts in Ireland castles, Lewis brings 18 years of paranormal experience to his presentations.

In Minnesota’s Most Haunted Locations-The Scariest Places in Minnesota, Lewis will discuss phenomena such as wandering ghosts in the North Woods, a haunted B&B in Wabasha and graveyard apparitions in our own backyards.

Come if you dare and discover that no place in Minnesota is without its own hauntings:

In addition, Lewis will be showcasing over 100 bizarre and “hidden” newspaper stories from Minnesota in another presentation, Bizarre History of Minnesota—Strange Stories from our Past:

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Storytime with Laura Purdie Salas

Join award-winning, Minnesota author Laura Purdie Salas during children’s storytime at the Cambridge Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 19, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Salas has written more than 125 books for kids, including “Meet My Family!,” “If You Were the Moon,” “Water Can Be…” and “BookSpeak!” Growing up in Florida, she now lives and writes in Minnesota. She loves to get kids excited about reading and writing.

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