Reach for the stars with origami

Learn the basics of paper folding and making a variety of origami stars during a special workshop from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Milaca Community Library. Minnesota Center for Book Arts instructor Kathleen Sheridan will show how origami stars can be used as ornaments or strung together to create garland. This workshop is for ages 18 and up, and pre-registration is required. Drop by or call the library at 320-983-3677.

This project, presented by East Central Regional Library, was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more programs and events, check out our events calendar!

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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Celebrated cook to discuss ‘Homemade’ at Milaca Library

An author and celebrated cook from the land of 10,000 lakes has a new book out, chock-full of recipes, anecdotes and humor that bring to life the Finnish culture of northern Minnesota as well as the wider culinary world.

Beatrice Ojakangas will discuss her book, “Homemade,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Milaca City Hall. Folks of all ages are invited to this free program presented by the East Central Regional Library and funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Milaca City Hall is located right next door to the library at 235 1st St. E. in Milaca. For more information about other ECRL events, check out the Events Calendar.