Check It Out! LARL Celebrates 50 Years with Eric Bergeson!

MN Author Eric Bergeson

Celebrate 50 years with Lake Agassiz Regional Library at an open house in your community October 3 through the 27 with Eric Bergeson!

Bergeson will tell tales of his history with the library and entertain with nostalgic, old time tunes on the piano. Refreshments will be served.

Eric Bergeson’s been loving the library for years. The Fertile, Minnesota native’s earliest memories include the librarian at the Fertile Public Library helping him find forbidden books (history) on the upper shelves; books meant for older kids.

He was once kicked out of a library (a simple miscommunication) and later found an original peace treaty drawn up by Teddy Roosevelt in a box at the University of North Dakota Library in Grand Forks.

“Even though a Google search may yield the result you’re looking for, there is much more whimsy involved with browsing the shelves of a library,” reflects Bergeson.

“Browsing is key. The Dewey Decimal system allows for a broad spectrum of consideration on a topic. You may find a random book or article that you weren’t looking for that actually teaches you something you weren’t intending.”

Bergeson utilizes the library to write on his laptop using the wireless connection, to read the newspapers and many periodicals and to employ his various research methods in preparation for writing. Bergeson has traveled, written and taught extensively. When in Arizona, Bergeson stays right next to the library. Living near a library makes Bergeson feel like he’s at home.

“The library is the community’s living room,” continues Bergeson. “No matter the stage of exploration, young or old, there’s something for everyone at the library.”

Celebrate your past and embrace your future with the help of Lake Agassiz Regional Library!

Open House Schedule:

Monday, October 3
Fertile Library – 11 a.m.
McIntosh Library – 2 p.m.

Friday, October 7
Mahnomen Library – 10:30 a.m.
Detroit Lakes Library – 4 p.m.

Monday, October 10
Regional Office (Moorhead) Tours – 5 to 7 p.m.
Moorhead Library – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 11
Gonvick LINK Site – 2 p.m.
Crookston Library – 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 13
Cormorant LINK Site – 10:30 a.m.
LARL 50Ulen LINK Site – 3 p.m.
Ada Library – 7 p.m.

Monday, October 17
Hendrum LINK Site  –  6 p.m.

Tuesday, October 18
Barnesville Library – 4 p.m.
Breckenridge Library – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19
Halstad LINK Site – 2:15 p.m.
Shelly LINK Site – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 25
Twin Valley LINK Site – 2 p.m.
Frazee LINK Site – 5 p.m.
Lake Park LINK Site – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26
Bagley Library – 1 p.m.
Fosston Library  – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 27
Hawley Library – 4 p.m.
Rothsay LINK Site – 6 p.m.

Monday, November 7
Climax Library  – 7 p.m.

These events are free and open to all.

Programming is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library and supported in part with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.