ECRL Reads: Tall Water, Steel Ships talk dives into Lake Superior

Learn about the Great Mataafa Storm of 1905 on Lake Superior, marine weather forecasting and lifesaving equipment during Tall Water and Steel Ships, a special ECRL Reads presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Rush City Public Library. Presenting will be Thom Holden, former director of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center.

Everyone in the counties of Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine are encouraged to read this year’s ECRL Reads title, The Fate of Mercy Alban, a spine-tingling, modern-day haunted house story set on Lake Superior by award-winning Minnesota novelist Wendy Webb.

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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 of the 2018 Summer Reading Program. Space is limited due to fire code restrictions. Stop by your local library branch starting Tuesday, July 24, to pick up your free tickets.

The Raptor Center schedule is listed below and also can be found on the Events Calendar.

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ECRL presents Selfish Elfish at Rush City Public Library

It’s the time of holiday season when girls and boys all over the world are thinking about the choices they’ve made this year. But what happens when one of Santa’s own helpers doesn’t make the “nice” list?

It might take a miracle, or maybe just a little holiday magic…

The East Central Regional Library presents Selfish Elfish, a program for all ages at the Rush City Public Library. The event is slated for 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, thanks to funding from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Rush City Public Library, 240 W. 4th St., can be reached at 320-358-3948. For more information, log on to www.ecrlib.org or visit ECRL on Facebook or Twitter.