Workshop will show kids how to decorate Ojibwe-style shoulder bags

So far, kids have enjoyed creating their very own dream catchers and corn husk dolls. Now it’s time to decorate Ojibwe-style shoulder bags that can be taken home in the last of a series of workshops instructed by the Mille Lacs Indian Musuem and Trading Post.

For ages 6 and up, the program will run from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 26 at the McGregor Public Library. All materials provided. Pre-registration (required) is open on the Events Calendar. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Presented by East Central Regional Library. Funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

Corn Husk Doll Workshop at Sandstone Public Library

Join the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post for a kids craft workshop!

Participants will learn how to make a corn husk doll to take home. Corn husk dolls are an American Indian toy, made from the outer covering of an ear of corn and typically made during the fall.

Register yourself online, from wherever you are!

All materials are provided. The workshop is recommended for ages 8 and up.


Program funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Quilted origami workshop at North Branch Library

East Central Regional Library presents a quilted origami workshop for ages 18-plus from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at the North Branch Area Library, 6355 379th St. Join Minnesota Center for Book Arts instructor Kathleen Sheridan to learn basic origami techniques while folding colored paper into symmetrical quilt block patterns. Then make a small paper quilt. This program is great for beginners.

Pre-registration is required and now open on the Events Calendar. This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

His Irish tunes are smiling on Irish tradition

East Central Regional Library presents the traditional Irish music of Sean Gavin, accompanied by bandmate Brian Miller, coming up at branch libraries in North Branch, Aitkin and Milaca. Gavin’s play on the Irish flute and uilleann pipes—the national bagpipe of Ireland—reflect his lifelong love for Irish traditional music. Originally from Detroit, he was first encouraged to take up Irish music by his Irish-born father. Gavin went on to win the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal in 2016 for his flute playing.

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Visit with Minnesota author Julie Klassen at Hinckley Library

If you’re into romance novels, British accents, Jane Eyre, or anything by Jane Austen, there’s a good chance you’ll become big fans of Minnesota author Julie Klassen. The public is invited to a special visit by this bestselling author at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 at the Hinckley Public Library.

Klassen is known for her inspirational Regency romance novels. Her latest, The Ladies of Ivy Cottage, is book two of the author’s first series, Tales from Ivy Hill. She has earned several awards for titles including The Painter’s Daughter. This and many of her books can be found at branches throughout the East Central Regional Library system. Click here to get started!

This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.