Celtic holiday music with Laura MacKenzie

The community is welcome to free, holiday performances featuring traditional Irish and Scottish music beginning this weekend at select branches. Laura MacKenzie brings her Celtic holiday program, a celebration of Yuletide favorites, many with Celtic origins, presented on a unique array of wind-powered instruments like wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, various types of bagpipes, gemshorn and …

ECRL Reads: Finding Minnesota’s haunted and bizarre

Take a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Minnesota with paranormal researcher, author, and lecturer Chad Lewis. From hunting vampires in Transylvania to chasing ghosts in Ireland castles, Lewis brings 18 years of paranormal experience to his presentations. In Minnesota’s Most Haunted Locations-The Scariest Places in Minnesota, Lewis will discuss phenomena …

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 …

‘Stringman’ Paul Imholte brings holiday show to McGregor

Paul Imholte is called the “Musical Stringman” for the many string instruments he brings to every performance. East Central Regional Library presents Imholte and his holiday show at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at the McGregor Public Library. Experience his talent with instruments like the hammered dulcimer, auto harp, guitar, violin, harmonica, jaw harp and …