6/19 SERVICE ALERT: All ECRL branches will be closed on Wednesday, July 19 in celebration of Juneteenth. Regular service will resume on Thursday, July 20.

Virtual Concert – Available until Wednesday, July 15th

Instead of Storytime this Wednesday we’re going to have a FAMILY CONCERT WITH THE JOLLY POPS!!! We had to Pops out to all of our libraries last summer and are excited to welcome them back again. As we can’t gather together as a large group we’re going to have our concert via Facebook Live. On […]

60th Anniversary and Lucie B. Amundsen

Author Visit: Lucie B. Amundsen Monday, Oct. 7, 6:30pm – Pine City Public Library Lucie Amundsen is a writer, marketer, and reluctant farmer who co-owns Locally Laid Egg Company, a Minnesota farm that aims to change the way eggs are produced in America. In her book, Locally Laid, which earned her a 2016 Midwest Booksellers […]

60 Years in the Books

It’s our 60th Anniversary! Join East Central Regional Library for inspiring music, special guests and open house receptions this fall!   In celebration of providing six decades of library service to the region, all branches of East Central Regional Library will be hosting a special event followed by an open house reception. All events are […]

A morning with a storyteller/photographer

East Central Regional Library presents a special performance by Steve Maanum, an award-winner for his storytelling and photography, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Aitkin Public Library. Maanum will perform a collection of personal stories… some from the mind of a boy growing to manhood, others through the eyes of a confused, middle-aged […]

Libraries welcome KARE 11 Meteorologist Belinda Jensen

Belinda Jensen, chief meteorologist for KARE 11 News, is coming to the Mora Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14. Belinda enjoys sharing her passion and enthusiasm for weather-related topics through presentations that show school age students the science behind weather. She also helps kids understand the mystery of weather with her series of […]

Unleash your wild side with Lake Superior Zoomobile

The Lake Superior Zoomobile of Duluth is coming to all East Central Regional Library Outreach stops to open the 2018 summer reading program, Reading Takes You Everywhere. Experience fun and close-up interactions with a variety of live animals and learn about wildlife and the preservation of animals native to Minnesota. Here’s the schedule for the […]

Celebrated cook, Minnesota author coming to Pine City Library

Beatrice Ojakangas has authored a new book with timeless recipes for delicious breakfasts from Scandinavia to lands around the globe. This Minnesota author will discuss Breakfast with Beatrice: 250 Recipes from Sweet Cream Waffles to Swedish Farmer’s Omelets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 21 at the Pine City Public Library.

Monkeewrench author talk continues in Cambridge, Milaca

PJ Tracy’s Monkeewrench series has become a must-read around the world. Now you can meet the Minnesota author who continues to write about this coveted thriller at upcoming appearances in Cambridge (May 15) and Milaca (May 22). The author was well received during her first visit held earlier this month at the Pine City branch. […]

Find your inner artist with zentangle® pattern drawing

Take a break from your computers and cell phones and discover the relaxation, focus and inspiration that comes with the zentangle® method of pattern drawing. East Central Regional Library presents zentangle® pattern drawing with Esther Piszczek, CZT, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the North Branch Area Library and again from […]

American Revolution program brings history to life

East Central Regional Library is pleased to present Birth of Our Nation: The American Revolution, a special presentation by Arn Kind at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at the Milaca Community 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 […]