So you want to be a wildlife photographer; program Sept. 6

We have seen the amazing pictures of wildlife in magazines, but have you ever wondered how and to what lengths the photographers go to capture those moments?

East Central Regional Library presents Steve Maanum, an award-winning educator, wildlife photographer and writer, who will be delivering a presentation on his craft at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Sandstone Public Library. His presentation will include tips and techniques for getting your own great photos close to home while staying within your budget.

Maanum has found a unique way of blending his backgrounds and experiences together during his presentations. As an outdoor communicator, he strives to help others make nature connections through his family-style photography workshops, nature writing/photography sessions in schools and at Young Writers’ and Artists’ conferences, and through his community presentations.

This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Find the Sandstone Public Library at 119 N. 4th St. in the downtown area.

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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Corn Husk Doll Workshop at Sandstone Public Library

Join the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post for a kids craft workshop!

Participants will learn how to make a corn husk doll to take home. Corn husk dolls are an American Indian toy, made from the outer covering of an ear of corn and typically made during the fall.

Register yourself online, from wherever you are!

All materials are provided. The workshop is recommended for ages 8 and up.


Program funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Meet President Theodore Roosevelt … kind of

Travel back in time with Minnesotan Adam Lindquist whose award-winning impersonation of President Theodore Roosevelt entertains, educates and inspires thousands of people around the nation each year. East Central Regional Library presents Adam Lindquist as Theodore Roosevelt at 6 p.m. Monday, April 23 at the Aitkin Public Library. A second presentation has been booked for 1 p.m. Friday, April 27 at the Sandstone Public Library.

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