Folk Dance Series Continues with Finn Hall
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 […]
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Cultural Exhibit to Visit All ECRL Branches
This week the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe unveiled a new cultural exhibit that highlights the Band’s heritage and deep connection to East Central Minnesota. The exhibit, made up of five interconnected banners, details the history of the Mille Lacs Band from its arrival 250 years ago in what would become Minnesota up to the […]
If you participate in Pine City Reads, the community-wide reading event, you might have read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury this winter. One of the main themes of the book is a lack of access to ideas and information. In Bradbury’s dystopian future, all books are banned. Some resist this, reading in secret and risking […]
April 15, 1912 – TITANIC SINKS IN NORTH ATLANTIC!
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 […]
Minnesota’s Own – JUDY GARLAND !
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 […]
It’s TWELFTH NIGHT at Anoka-Ramsey!
William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was first performed over 400 years ago on Candlemas night, 2 February 1602, in England. Some of the greatest names in 20th century English and American theatre have since performed in the play – Sir Ralph Richardson, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, and Helen Hayes, to name a […]
2010 STATE ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
On Friday, January 29, 2010, it was my privilege to attend the evening performance of “4 A.M.”, presented by the Cambridge-Isanti High School Theatre Department as part of the 2010 State One-Act Play Festival. An ensemble piece written by Jonathan Dorf, the play explores the question, “What’s it like to be awake when the rest […]
Arts and Culture in the Library
Libraries are at the center of their communities in providing information and recreation. Now, thanks to funds provided through the Legacy Amendment, we will be providing arts and cultural experiences in our libraries. The Legacy Amendment was approved by 56% of Minnesota voters in November 2008. This Amendment raised the state sales tax 3/8 of […]