Ebooks are coming!

You asked and we listened! East Central Regional Library will launch ebook service in late 2011. The ECRL Board of Directors gave their approval, an implementation team is established, and we’re making plans. An ebook (also called e-book, electronic book, digital book) is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, …

It’s TWELFTH NIGHT at Anoka-Ramsey!

William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was first performed over 400 years ago on Candlemas night, 2 February 1602, in England. Some of the greatest names in 20th century English and American theatre have since performed in the play – Sir Ralph Richardson, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, and Helen Hayes, to name a …

NOVELIST – Your Guide to Fiction !

As we move into the chilly, dark days and nights of January, there’s nothing more rewarding than relaxing with a good book. Many people come to the library to request the latest bestsellers or to browse the new books recently added to the collection. Others like to discuss their favorite authors with library staff and …

THE ROAD to Cormac McCarthy

When No Country For Old Men won the Best Picture Academy Award in 2007 I told myself, “I must read Cormac McCarthy.” I didn’t get around to it, however, until recently. I knew that All the Pretty Horses, volume one of “The Border Trilogy”, had received both the 1992 National Book Award and the National …

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Today is the 105th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Seuss. We have Dr. Seuss books in every single one of our branch libraries. Go to the catalog page of our website, and do an author search — enter seuss, dr as the search term. When you get your Dr. Seuss book, grab a kid, …