Quilted origami workshop at North Branch Library

East Central Regional Library presents a quilted origami workshop for ages 18-plus from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at the North Branch Area Library, 6355 379th St. Join Minnesota Center for Book Arts instructor Kathleen Sheridan to learn basic origami techniques while folding colored paper into symmetrical quilt block patterns. Then make a small paper […]

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 […]

Jazz of the 20s and 30s with Belle Amour

Jazz music played a significant part in the life and culture of 1920s Minnesota.  But why did the Prohibition era and jazz go hand in hand?  In many aspects, the banning of alcohol led to the establishment of speakeasies and eventually the evolution of jazz music in the 1920s.  Jazz musicians were now able to […]

Alas! North Branch Area Library invites ye to Pirates: Predators of the Seas

What was it really like to be a pirate and live aboard a ship on the high seas? What were the dangers, and why did they choose to live the pirate life? Minnesota historical reenactor and educator Arn Kind is back, and this time he’s bringing his historical program about pirates to North Branch Area […]

Adults & Teens – Spaces Still Available for MN Book Arts Workshop

Ages 12 through adult can count on the North Branch Area Library for an event that will challenge you to think creatively as you explore depth perspective with text and image.  Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 20 at 2:00 pm.   Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up at the library or […]

Creating Art with Nature

Hey, adults!  Discover the art of nature printmaking, a process in which an object (leaf or flower, for instance) is pressed into a plane surface to make a direct printing surface or matrix.  Learn how to transfer the beauty found in nature into art with a nature printmaking workshop for adults at the North Branch […]

JWRC Program Manager to Speak at North Branch Area Library

Parents, grandparents, youth leaders and teachers! How do you talk to children about personal safety without scaring them to death? Join Alison Feigh, Program Manager for the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, as she presents Teachable Safety Skills: Replacing Myths with Facts at the North Branch Area Library on Tuesday, April 11 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Her presentation […]

Penny Rugs Workshop at North Branch Area Library

The North Branch Area Library will be hosting a 2 hour workshop for ages 14 and up on how to make a penny rug. During the Civil War era homemakers used scraps of wool or felted wool from old clothing, blankets and hats to make designs for mats or rugs. Coins were used as templates […]