Scrapbooking Anyone?

Interested in learning about scrapbooking?  Then come to the Mille Lacs Lake Community Library on Thursday, May 11 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  In this 2-hour workshop, MN Historical Society educator Kerri Teske will lead a discussion on trends and techniques, tips for layouts, and project ideas.  She will also demonstrate one type of personal cutting machine. …

Growing Season Coming Soon

The growing season is coming soon to east central Minnesota.  A stop at your local ECRL library to check out some gardening books and magazines can inspire you to start planting.  These books from the ECRL collection offer some tips and advice for growing food and flowers throughout the summer.   Plant marigolds near tomatoes or …

Magazines Aren’t Just Print Anymore

Libraries are usually known for their books, but magazines are an overlooked part of the collection.   ECRL has magazines in a variety of formats, depending on your needs.              The most basic is the old-fashioned paper magazine.  ECRL subscribes to many magazines throughout their 14 branches so if you are looking for a magazine …

Winter Delights

At the Mille Lacs Branch of East Central Regional Library, we slow down at this time of year so I have the time to write a blog posting.  The snowbirds have flown south to their condos and trailers.  The rest of us are left to face winter.  It could be a daunting five months of …