Embrace Ojibwe culture through puppetry with Summer Outreach

East Central Regional Library welcomes the community to learn about Ojibwe culture and loon biology through storytelling by puppetry.

The puppets will be used to tell the story of Loon’s Song. As the constellations move into their spring location, Grandfather Turtle eagerly awaits the return of his beloved granddaughter, Loon. He remembers the Ojibwe stories and the lessons they carry that he used to guide her as she matured.

Loon’s Song, a program led by In the Heart of the Beast puppeteers Julie and Gustavo Boada, will be held at each Outreach location from June 17-20. All ages are welcome, and no registration is necessary. Here’s the schedule:

Monday, June 17

10 a.m.—Braham (Braham Events Center, 655 8th St. SW)

1 p.m.—Isanti (Isanti Community Center, 208 1/2 1st Ave. NW)

Tuesday, June 18

10 a.m.—Onamia (Rolf Olsen Community Center, 807 W. Main St.)

1:30 p.m.—McGrath (Zion Holden Lutheran Church, 207 First St. N.)

Wednesday, June 19

10 a.m.—Hill City (Hill City Community Room, 125 Lake Ave. NE)

1 p.m.—Jacobson (Jacobson Community Center, 65534 Great River Rd.)

Thursday, June 20

10 a.m.—Duquette (Duquette Town Hall, 88235 State Hwy. 23, Kerrick)

1:30 p.m.—Giese (Wagner Town Hall, 11550 State Hwy. 18, Finlayson)

Julie Boada is an Anishinabe artist, puppeteer and arts educator. Gustavo Boada is a theater-based, multidisciplinary artist with more than 25 years experience working in professional theater.

For more events and information, visit the events calendar and follow East Central Regional Library on Facebook.

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

 

An evening with a storyteller/photographer

East Central Regional Library presents a special performance by Steve Maanum, an award-winner for his storytelling and photography, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the Cambridge Public Library.

Maanum will perform a collection of personal stories… some from the mind of a boy growing to manhood, others through the eyes of a confused, middle-aged man who is still struggling to find or rebel against maturity. Maanum, of Park Rapids, Minnesota, won the title of Great American Storyteller in 2017.

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