Raptor Center closes summer reading program; free tickets still available

East Central Regional Library is closing its 2018 Summer Reading Program – Reading Takes You Everywhere — with a presentation by The Raptor Center. In this free, family-friendly program, learn all about the raptors of Minnesota. Live raptors will be on hand during the presentation. Free tickets are required at all locations for this final event …

Feel good music from the Heart of Africa

East Central Regional Library encourages kids and families to join Siama and his wife, Dallas, for songs and stories that bring Siama’s Congolese culture to life during performances at Chisago Lakes, Aitkin, Pine City, Wyoming, Cambridge and North Branch libraries. The program, Siama’s Congo Roots: Feel-good music from the Heart of Africa, engages both kids …

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 …