Lake Agassiz Regional Library Presents:
Arts and Cultural Heritage Series, 2015
Join us as we celebrate the talent and stories of our state!
Our libraries and LINK Sites are proud to present these events, which are free and open to the public. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors and experience our legendary region through music, words, and art.
Author of “Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families”
Steve Hoffbeck will give a presentation on his book, “The Haymakers- a Chronicle of Five Farm Families.” This book chronicles the story of five different farm families in five different eras. In this history of farming in microcosm, Hoffbeck relates how the work of cultivating hay has changed during the last century and a half — a story not just about grass, alfalfa and clover, but also about the sweat, fears, toil, and loss experienced by these Minnesota farm families.
Tuesday, September 29
Rothsay LINK Site – 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 1
Hendrum LINK Site – 2:00 p.m.
Fosston Public Library – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 6
Mahnomen Public Library – 2:00 p.m.
Frazee LINK Site – 6:30 p.m.
These classes, taught by Minnesota genealogy expert Rick Crume, will give you an overview of the 15 tools that have done the most to transform genealogy research over the past 15 years.
Wednesday, September 30
Crookston Public Library – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 8
Ada Public Library – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13
Hawley Public Library – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20
Barnesville Public Library – 6:30 p.m.
Bill Jamerson will be presenting a musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) with “Dollar-A-Day Boys.” Jamerson has researched the CCC since 1992 and has produced a documentary for Michigan PBS, recorded a musical CDs and written a historical novel.
More than 2.5 million men enlisted in the CCC, and today, they and their children and grandchildren can enjoy Jamerson’s presentation about underdogs who were given a second chance.
Tuesday, October 6
Cormorant LINK Site – 10:00 a.m.
Ulen Link Site – 1:30 p.m. (The Ulen LINK Site event will be held at the Ulen-Hitterdal Public School, located at 17 2nd St. N.)
Wednesday, October 7
Fosston Public Library – 1:00 p.m.
Gonvick LINK Site – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 8
Climax Public Library – 1:30 p.m.
Breckenridge Public Library – 6:30 p.m.
Author Jack El-Hai will discuss his book, The Nazi and the Psychiatrist Hermann Göring, Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII, which explores the complex relationship between American psychiatrist Douglas M. Kelley and his 22 Nazi patients awaiting trial as war criminals during the 1940’s. El-Hai explores Kelley’s collection of personal and professional papers from Nuremberg, as well as his investigation into the very essence of evil that proved to be the undoing of Herman Göring.
Monday, November 2
Moorhead Public Library – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3
Fertile Public Library – 10:30 a.m.
Bagley Public Library – 6:00 p.m.
Join us for author presentations by award-winning children’s author, Mary Casanova. Learn how she writes stories that matter – and stories that kids can’t put down, including her American Girl for the Year series Grace.
Friday, November 6
Detroit Public Library – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 7
Crookston Public Library – 10:30 a.m.
Moorhead Public Library – 3:00 p.m.
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In November 2008, Minnesota voters approved a constitutional amendment to dedicate funds for Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage, Clean Water, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Under the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) Minnesota’s 300+ public libraries receive funding distributed through existing formulas to the 12 Minnesota Regional Library Systems to provide programs and services in four areas: arts (visual, performing and media), culture, literary and Minnesota history. The law states that these funds are intended “for regional programs and working with arts and cultural partners.”