ECRL Reads: Wendy Webb to visit, discuss The Fate of Mercy Alban

Two-time Minnesota Book Award winner Wendy Webb, author of this year’s ECRL Reads title, The Fate of Mercy Alban, will be visiting four East Central Regional Library branches as the culminating event to the 2nd Annual ECRL Reads. Mark your calendars:

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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: Celtic music with ‘Stringman’ Paul Imholte

Experience the sweet sounds of Celtic music with “Musical Stringman” Paul Imholte during a special ECRL Reads performance at the Mille Lacs Lake Community Library in downtown Isle.

The performance will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Imholte performs Irish and Scottish reels and jigs on the fiddle and hammered dulcimer, sings traditional ballads and leads sing-alongs with his guitar and banjo. He uses original songs to echo the experience of Irish emigrants to America. Along with his solo work, Imholte is a founding member of the Celtic/American band Ring of Kerry.

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