East Central Regional Library in partnership with the Pine County Historical Society in Askov welcome people of all generations and dance levels to check out a series of folk dance instruction and live performance at the Pine County Historical Society in Askov.
On Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. join us for the second event in the series as an award-winning group from Minneapolis called Finn Hall entertains and educates us. These musicians recreate the feel and sounds of the historic Finnish-American dance halls for local dancers offering waltz, polka, schottische, mazurka, tango, humppa and other dances.
The folk dance series will continue with the Norwegian sounds of De glada on Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m., followed by an Octoberfest event later in the fall.
No registration is necessary for the event, which are free and open to the public. The dance workshops are geared for ages 14 and up, and singles and couples are welcome. This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
It was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner of its time. Captained by Edward J. Smith, the RMS Titanic left Southhampton, England, for New York City on April 10, 1912. Four days later, at 11:40 pm on April 14th, the ship struck on iceberg in the North Atlantic, south of Newfoundland, Canada. In the early morning hours of April 15th, the Titanic broke in two and sank to the ocean floor.
1517 people perished.
April 15, 2012, is the 100th anniversary of a maritime disaster that continues to fascinate people around the world.
East Central Regional Library has a wide variety of materials on the Titanic in various formats that can be requested and borrowed from your local branch library.
If you enjoy fiction, consider these novels, all published in 2012:
“By the Light of the Silvery Moon” by Tricia Goyer
“The Company of the Dead” by David Kowalski
“The Dressmaker” by Kate Alcott
“Echoes of Titanic” by Mindy Starns Clark
“Hearts that Survive” by Yvonne Lehman
“Promise Me This” by Cathy Golke
For nonfiction readers, the following 2012 titles should prove interesting:
“Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage” by Hugh Brewster
“Shadow of the Titanic” by Andrew Wilson
“Titanic: Last Night of a Small Town” by John Welshman
“Titanic in Photographs” by Daniel Klistorner
“Titanic Tragedy” by John Maxtone-Graham
“Voyagers of the Titanic” by Richard Davenport-Hines
For film buffs, the library offers both feature films and documentaries:
“Titanic” starring Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck (1953)
“A Night to Remember” starring Kenneth More and Jill Dixon (1958)
“Titanic” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet (1997)
“Titanic” starring Toby Jones and Linus Roache (2011)
“Titanic: the Complete Story” (2011)
“Titanic: 100th Anniversary Collection” (2012)
“Titanic: the Definitive Documentary Collection” (2012)
hese are only a few of the items you’ll find in the ECRL catalog. For additional materials in various formats (for children, teens, and adults), access our homepage at www.ecrlib.org
and click on “ECRL Catalog” on the upper left.
And remember that library staff are always happy to assist with queries and suggestions!
Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian
Eighty-nine years ago today, Frances Gumm was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. In 1935, she signed a seven-year contract with MGM, the biggest motion picture studio in Hollywood. In 1939, she shot to international stardom as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”.
Frances Gumm was better known as JUDY GARLAND.
It was a rough and rocky road for the young girl who first entertained audiences at age two in her father’s theatre. Musical hits like “Meet Me in St. Louis”, “The Harvey Girls” and “Easter Parade” kept her at the pinnacle of Hollywood stardom in the 1940s, even though she battled personal demons and drug addiction in her private life. Today Garland is considered one of the great icons of 20th century American entertainment.
The 36th Annual Judy Garland Festival will be held June 16-18 in Grand Rapids. Her childhood home is a popular museum and can be visited. For additional information, call 1-800-664-5839 or visit the following website: http://judynoplacelikehome.org
East Central Regional Library has a wide variety of materials pertaining to Garland that can be requested and checked out.
“Get Happy” by Gerald Clarke is the definitive biography, while “Me and My Shadows” by Lorna Luft is an enlightening, bittersweet memoir written by Judy’s second daughter.
If you enjoy musicals, look no further than our DVD collection. “Meet Me in St. Louis” (1944) is a gentle, nostalgic look at a Midwestern family during the 1904 World’s Fair. Judy and Van Johnson play feuding music store clerks destined for romance “In the Good Old Summertime” (1949). And in “A Star is Born” (1954), she gives the finest performance of her career as a young singer rising to stardom while her husband battles alcoholism. Garland received her only Academy Award nomination as “Best Actress” for this film.
To find these materials — and more, including music CDs — visit the library’s homepage: www.ecrlib.org and click on “ECRL Catalog” on the upper left. Then enter “Judy Garland” as a keyword search.
Staff are always willing to help or make suggestions!
Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian