Turn forgotten books into handmade decorations

Teens can create handmade decorations using old, forgotten books at a special program beginning at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18 at the North Branch Area Library. During this book ornament workshop, participants (ages 12-17) will learn different paper folding techniques, creating ornaments and 3D art. Don’t miss out; register now!  Register here This project was …

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 …

His Irish tunes are smiling on Irish tradition

East Central Regional Library presents the traditional Irish music of Sean Gavin, accompanied by bandmate Brian Miller, coming up at branch libraries in North Branch, Aitkin and Milaca. Gavin’s play on the Irish flute and uilleann pipes—the national bagpipe of Ireland—reflect his lifelong love for Irish traditional music. Originally from Detroit, he was first encouraged …