Ice-Out Author Visits Culminate ECRL Reads Program

The culminating event of the 1st ECRL Reads program is quickly approaching.  Our ECRL Reads author Mary Casanova will be visiting four East Central Regional Library branches during November to discuss her book, Ice-Out.  For the last 8 weeks community members throughout our six counties have come together through the reading and discussion of Ice-Out and by …

Last Call in Lake Land: Prohibition in the North Woods

Speakeasies were illicit establishments that sold alcoholic beverages during Prohibition. Last call was meant to inform customers in a drinking establishment that closing time was approaching and that any further drinks should be purchased immediately. The Prohibition era and music go hand in hand. In many aspects, the banning of alcohol led to the establishment …

History of Brewing in Minnesota

Join us at the Milaca Community Library on Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm as Minnesota author Doug Hoverson stops by to talk about his book, The Land of Amber Waters that chronicles Minnesota’s rich brewing history. The ECRL Reads program taking place in East Central Regional Library’s six counties through November 16 includes programming …

Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald Revealed

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul on September 24, 1896. He spent his formative years and early adult life in Minnesota. Although he considered himself a failure, Fitzgerald became one of the most popular writers of the 1920s and is probably best known for his novel, The Great Gatsby, published in 1925. The …