Prohibition in Minnesota: an ECRL Reads program

The 1920s is probably best known for Prohibition, a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 to 1933. Minnesotans, along with the rest of the country, were plunged into what many called “The Great Experiment.” PROHIBITION. A primary theme of the ECRL Reads …

New librarian joins the ECRL team!

East Central Regional Library is pleased to announce Amelia Birkholz has accepted the Branch Librarian position at the Hinckley Public Library. She began her full-time position at Hinckley on August 23. Amelia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English/ Communications, Media, and Rhetoric from the University of Minnesota Morris in spring 2015. There she worked in Circulation at the Rodney A. Briggs …

Downton Abbey Withdrawal Blues?

If you are like just about everyone I know, you are currently mourning the loss of a very beloved TV series, Downton Abbey. If you are such a person, here are six shows that have the potential to fill any void Downton Abbey has left in your TV viewing schedule. A Place Call Home This …