North Woods Niche in Milaca

Develop an understanding of the relationship between the North Woods of Minnesota and the animals who live there during a special presentation at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at East Central Regional Library Milaca. Meet four live animals, as the Audubon Center of the North Woods takes you on a journey through the different levels […]

Can’t-miss Legacy events

East Central Regional Library is opening the spring season with a fresh batch of Legacy events, from an award-winning Teddy Roosevelt impersonator to Yvonne Cory’s fascinating Down through the Decades presentation about 200 years of history, culture and apron art. Being Teddy Roosevelt Tuesday, April 2 6:30 pm, Rush City Public Library

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 […]

An evening with a storyteller/photographer

East Central Regional Library presents a special performance by Steve Maanum, an award-winner for his storytelling and photography, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the Cambridge 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 […]

Traditional Scottish music from the Outlander series

Laura MacKenzie will be performing traditional Scottish and Scots Gaelic music from the Outlander series starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library. The elaborately composed soundtrack of the television series incorporates a number of Scottish songs and dance tunes, and the books themselves refer to even more. MacKenzie delivers […]

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: Tall Water, Steel Ships talk dives into Lake Superior

Learn about the Great Mataafa Storm of 1905 on Lake Superior, marine weather forecasting and lifesaving equipment during Tall Water and Steel Ships, a special ECRL Reads presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Rush City Public Library. Presenting will be Thom Holden, former director of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. Everyone […]

ECRL Reads: Quiet the noise with Novel Activism

Join authors Sarah Stonich (pictured above) and Sally Franson for a discussion about the quiet activism of literature in an era of loud headlines at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library. Novel Activism encourages attendees to engage in this conversation about books, stories, poetry—any writing that has in some way shaped […]

ECRL Reads: Celtic music with ‘Stringman’ Paul Imholte

Experience the sweet sounds of Celtic music with “Musical Stringman” Paul Imholte during a special ECRL Reads performance at the Mille Lacs Lake Community Library in downtown Isle. The performance will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Imholte performs Irish and Scottish reels and jigs on the fiddle and hammered dulcimer, sings traditional […]

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 […]