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Big Library Read is back again!

In 2013, the Big Library Read program brought us Michael Malone’s Four Corners of the Sky and Jane O’Connor’s Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth.   Now, East Central Regional Library is participating in the third Big Library Read and you are invited to join us!   This time we are going on a culinary adventure, with Keys to the Kitchen, by Food Network […]

‘Hot Reads’ Readers Recommend Great Books

Looking for your next good book? Check out what fellow readers are reading this winter and sharing for the Hot Reads for Cold Nights program! Fiction A Catered Birthday Party by Isis Crawford (2010).  “Libby and Bernie own A Little Taste of Heaven, a bakery and catering store. They sleuth on the side with their father […]

To a Healthier New Year!

It’s that time of year again: News Year’s Resolution time. Many among us will renew our commitment to making changes in our lives.  I already know mine will be cooking more and healthier food (fewer cans of soup and more homemade soup!)—and health is a common resolution theme, especially eating better and shedding a few […]


Famous actors, renowned directors, best-selling authors, and popular books… Studios and production companies are gearing up for their big fall releases.  Grab the books before seeing the movies!  Look for these films in your local movie theatres and ask for the books at your local branch library! THE FAMILY(Based on The Family by Tonino Benacquista)Starring Robert […]

Minnesota Memoirs

Fiction is more popular than nonfiction at most public libraries, but many nonfiction memoirs on a topic that interests you also read like a novel.  A few memoirs I would recommend center around Minnesota in the 1800’s.  They include: I Go to America: Swedish American Women and the Life of Mina Anderson  by Joy K. […]