Mora Public Library hosts Arn Kind’s American Revolution program Sept. 15

East Central Regional Library is pleased to present Birth of Our Nation: The American Revolution, a presentation by Arn Kind, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Mora Public Library.

Kind, a teacher of 40 years, will appear in period attire, portraying the people who participated in the events that gave birth to our nation. His use of drama, role-playing, living history experiences and displays give audiences an understanding of this turbulent time and make history come alive.

Plus, volunteers from the audience will have the opportunity of taking on the role of soldiers in the Continental Army and learn some of the rudiments of Von Steuben’s Drill Manual while handling wooden replicas of Revolutionary War muskets.

Kind also is bringing his presentation to the Aitkin Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 25, beginning at 6 p.m.

This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Skateboard Art Workshop for Teens!

Teens ages 13-18! Do rad things! Participate in a two-hour skateboard art experience with artist Mark Rivard.

Hear Mark’s inspirational story of becoming a professional artist and learn his artistic techniques. Create an original work of art on an actual skateboard deck using Sharpie markers. At the end of workshop, take home your customized board deck and Sharpies.*

Don’t miss out! Grab your spots now, before they fill up! Pre-register today!

This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Board deck and Sharpies are included; wheels and hardware are not included.*

Creating Music with Computers at Chisago Lakes Library

East Central Regional Library invites students of all grade levels and adults to an entertaining performance starring George Maurer and his presentation, Creating Music with Computers, at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library in Chisago City.

Maurer is a performer, composer and producer, and he has toured the country to illustrate the impact on music in today’s culture while using today’s technology to enhance appreciation for the arts. Using his keyboard, microphone, and visual display, he shows how music is composed using computers and digital technology for albums, movie soundtracks, television shows, video games, and more.

This program is sponsored by East Central Regional Library and funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Find the Chisago Lakes Area Library at 11754 302nd St. in Chisago City.

Book Talk, signing with Julie Klassen at Wyoming Area Library

Bestselling, award-winning author Julie Klassen is coming to Wyoming Area Library for a book talk and signing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Klassen, who with her family live near St. Paul, is known for her inspirational Regency romance novels. She is the winner of several Christy Awards for titles including her latest, “The Painter’s Daughter,” a story of love and betrayal, family and forgiveness. This and many of her books can be found through the East Central Regional Library.

“If you love romance, British accents, Jane Eyre, or anything by Jane Austen, then you and I are soul sisters and I write for you,” the author says on

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


Shadows of Time: Minnesota’s Surviving Railroad Depots

Author Bill Schrankler will discuss his new book, “Shadows of Time… Minnesota’s Surviving Depots” at seven East Central Regional Library branch libraries. The book brings to life 168 of Minnesota’s remaining railroad depots. Bill will share entertaining, fact filled information gathered along with hundreds of photographs, maps and other images. His narrative provides a look at Minnesota railroad history through brief studies of the aging structures that range from opulent buildings to small wooden structures. The evening will be informative for all interested in history, railroads or trains. Several of East Central Regional Library branches’ surviving depots are mentioned in his book including Hinckley, Milaca and Princeton. This event is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Funds.

Tuesday, November 1
6:30 pm – Milaca Community Library

Thursday, November 3
6:30 pm – Chisago Lakes Area Library

Saturday, November 5
10:30 am – McGregor Public Library

Monday, November 7
6:30 pm – Princeton Area Library

Thursday, November 10
6:30 pm – Pine City Public Library

Saturday, November 12
10:30 am – Mille Lacs Lake Community Library

Thursday, November 17
6:30 pm – Hinckley Public Library