So you want to be a wildlife photographer; program Sept. 6

We have seen the amazing pictures of wildlife in magazines, but have you ever wondered how and to what lengths the photographers go to capture those moments?

East Central Regional Library presents Steve Maanum, an award-winning educator, wildlife photographer and writer, who will be delivering a presentation on his craft at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Sandstone Public Library. His presentation will include tips and techniques for getting your own great photos close to home while staying within your budget.

Maanum has found a unique way of blending his backgrounds and experiences together during his presentations. As an outdoor communicator, he strives to help others make nature connections through his family-style photography workshops, nature writing/photography sessions in schools and at Young Writers’ and Artists’ conferences, and through his community presentations.

This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Find the Sandstone Public Library at 119 N. 4th St. in the downtown area.

Closed for Labor Day

All East Central Regional Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018, for Labor Day.

Celebrated on the first Monday in September, this public holiday honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country.

What’s your Outreach story?

UPDATE:  Due to a schedule conflict, we’ve had to reschedule Carla Lydon’s visit to Isanti.  She will now be visiting the Isanti Outreach location on Wednesday, September 26th.  Thanks for understanding!

If you use East Central Regional Library’s Outreach Services, we want to hear from you! Carla Lydon, Executive Director, will be visiting the Outreach locations on the dates below. So what’s your Outreach story?

  • Tuesday, Aug. 28, Onamia (12:30 pm)
  • Thursday, Aug. 30, Giese (9:30 am) and Duquette (11 am)
  • Monday, Sept. 17, Braham (12:30 pm)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19, Isanti (12 pm)
  • Thursday, Sept. 20, Jacobson (9 am), Hill City (10 am), and McGrath (12:30 pm)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, Isanti (12 pm)

Raptor Center closes summer reading program; free tickets still available

East Central Regional Library is closing its 2018 Summer Reading Program – Reading Takes You Everywhere — with a presentation by The Raptor Center. In this free, family-friendly program, learn all about the raptors of Minnesota. Live raptors will be on hand during the presentation.

Free tickets are required at all locations for this final event of the 2018 Summer Reading Program. Space is limited due to fire code restrictions. Stop by your local library branch starting Tuesday, July 24, to pick up your free tickets.

The Raptor Center schedule is listed below and also can be found on the Events Calendar.

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North Branch Librarian announces retirement; reception July 31

Susan Monroe, who for the past 19 years has served as the Branch Librarian of the North Branch Area Library, has announced her retirement. The public is invited to congratulate Sue during a reception from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, her last day on the job, at the library. The North Branch community and East Central Regional Library will greatly miss her experience and dedication.