New Mora Librarian!

East Central Regional Library is pleased to welcome Katherine Jordan as the new Branch Librarian in Mora.  Katherine succeeds Wendy Prokosch, who retired last fall after nearly 40 years as the Mora Branch Librarian. A California native, Katherine recently received her Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She graduated from […]

Mora librarian Wendy Prokosch calls it a career

Wendy Prokosch may never forget the middle school-age boy who was often naughty but had a certain sweetness to him. He liked going to the library, and she let him stay, even with his behavior. Some years later, “He came back and told me that this was his place to come because he wasn’t welcome […]

Mark Moran Event Update

Due to some last minute cancellations we now have spots OPEN for the last Mark Moran appraisal program at the North Branch Area Library on Thursday, November 2 from 5:00-8:00 pm To register for the North Branch event call 763-392-0657.  Please leave only ONE message and do not call your local ECRL branch.  They cannot register you […]

What’s it Worth with Mark Moran

Have you ever wondered the worth of that prized possession you keep in your display case or jewelry box? Or how about a coveted piece of fine art, old toy or sports memorabilia? Now you can find out. The East Central Regional Library presents author and appraiser Mark Moran and his traveling antique appraisal program […]

Prohibition in Minnesota: an ECRL Reads program

The 1920s is probably best known for Prohibition, a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 to 1933. Minnesotans, along with the rest of the country, were plunged into what many called “The Great Experiment.” PROHIBITION. A primary theme of the ECRL Reads […]

Acting Games for Beginners

Learn the tricks of the trade from an experienced Guthrie Teaching Artist.  Come to the Mora Public Library on Saturday, May 20 from 10:30 am – 12 Noon.   No experience necessary, but get ready to play!  Grade groupings will be for GRADES 6-9 and 9-12.  Pre-registration is required by calling the library at 320-679-2642 […]

Straw Bale Gardening Author to Visit Mora Public Library

Discover the method of straw bale gardening with Minnesota author Joel Karsten on Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 pm. The presentation will include information about how to use straw bales as planting containers for vegetable gardening from his book Straw Bale Gardens Complete. This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage […]

Mora Library will be closed on Sat. April 30

The Mora Public Library will be closed on Saturday, April 30 to allow for the installation of a new public services desk.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  The library will reopen as usual on Monday, May 2.

Save Energy by Checking Out a Power Check Meter

Everyone wants to save energy – whether it’s to lower your monthly bills and/or to help save the environment.  East Central Regional Library has partnered with Xcel Energy to help members of the community learn more about their energy use and determine ways they can save money and conserve energy. All of East Central Regional […]