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Irish Mystery & Music with Author Erin Hart and Musician Paddy O’Brien

irish combo 217x300 Irish Mystery & Music with Author Erin Hart and Musician Paddy O’BrienDon’t miss this unique and fascinating program full of Irish mystery and music, presented by the accomplished and creative husband and wife team of Erin Hart and Paddy O’Brien.

Erin is author of the “Nora Gavin” mystery series, an award-winning series of literary crime novels set in the bogs of Ireland. Paddy, named Ireland’s Traditional Composer of the Year in 2013, plays amazing Irish traditional music on a two-row button accordion; and is the author of “The Road From Castlebranach,” a memoir about growing up in rural Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s.

Learn about Ireland’s history and folklore! Free admission and open to the public:

6:30 p.m.  November 3 – Detroit Lakes Public Library
6:30 p.m.  November 4 – Moorhead Public Library

This MN Legacy program is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library, and supported in part or whole with money from The Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Teen Read Week 2014

Turn Dreams Into Reality @ your Library!

This Teen Read Week (October 12-18), Lake Agassiz Regional Library and Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, encourages you to read for the fun of it!

Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and to encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and magazines, eBooks & eAudiobooks, and more — and become regular library users.

During Teen Read Week thousands of schools and libraries hold special events and programs for Teen Tech Week, aimed at encouraging teens to read for fun. Lake Agassiz Regional Library is proud to host presentations by “Monster Ninjas” author, Ryan Jacobson at several LARL locations in honor of Teen Read Week.

Follow Teen Read Week on Twitter: #TRW14  & #TeenReadWeek

Check out LARL events, including Ryan Jacobson’s presentation information on Twitter at @mnlarl and Facebook: facebook.com/larlmn.

Moorhead Friends of the Library Book Sale October 10 & 11

The Friends of the Moorhead Library will host a Used Book Sale in the lower level meeting room of the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S, on Friday, October 10 & Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Hundreds of materials will be available for purchase including many adult fiction and nonfiction books, periodicals, and more.

Items may be purchased by marked price on Friday, half price on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and customers may fill a bag with items for five dollars on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Proceeds of the sale will be used to support the Moorhead Public Library.

For more information please call 218-233-7594 or visit the library at 118 5th St. S. Moorhead Public Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.

“Not So Silent” Art & Historic Book Auction Slated for October 4

The second annual “Not So Silent” Auction, a fundraiser supporting the Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) system, will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Moorhead Public Library located at 118 5th St S.

The public is invited to the Auction, which features a wine tasting sponsored by Cash Wise, live music by The Almost There Not-Quite-Quartet out of Minneapolis, a book sale of new & used books, and a silent auction of artwork and historic books (cash or check only for all sales, please bring ID).

Pre-registration is recommended. You can pre-register at the Moorhead Public Library or at the door, starting at 6:45 p.m., October 4. To find out more, contact Jenny Rodger, Moorhead Public Library Public Services Supervisor at 218-233-7594 or visit www.larl.org.

There will be an art preview from Saturday, September 27 through October 3 at the Moorhead Public Library. Starting bids will be listed; however, bidding will not begin until 7 p.m. on October 4.

The Moorhead Public Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library. For more information check out our Facebook event page.

The Musical Stringman Paul Imholte

Dubbed The Musical Stringman because he plays nearly a dozen string instruments at every performance, Paul Imholte will delight and inspire all who appreciate music.

Audience members will learn about the origins of the various instruments used, including: the hammered dulcimer, auto harp, violin, jaw harp, and more. Imholte’s style blends country hoedowns, Celtic melodies, humorous songs, and ballads for a performance that all ages will enjoy!

 

November 12

• 10:30 am – Ada Library
• 3 pm – Bagley Library
• 6:30 pm – Fosston Library

November 13

• 10:30 am – Lake Park City Center
• 2 pm – Twin Valley Living Center
• 6 pm – Halstad Living Center

November 14

• 10:30 am – Climax Library
• 1:30 pm – McIntosh Library
• 6:30 pm – Shelly Senior Center

 

This MN Legacy program is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library, and supported in part or whole with money from The Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Minnesota’s Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes

Grand Homes fall web2 Minnesota’s Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes Explore the history and architecture of 22 lovingly preserved Minnesota homes from Duluth to Bemidji, Worthington, Red Wing, and the Twin Cities.

In this special presentation by the Minnesota Historical Society, developed by author Larry Millett, hear captivating stories as you get a glimpse inside these state treasures.

Also, learn more about Minnesota Historical Society and its work around the state!

 

November 5

• 10 am – Hendrum LINK Site
• 2:30 pm – Hawley Library
• 5 pm – Cormorant LINK Site

November 6

• 10 am – Crookston Library
• 2 pm – Climax Library
• 6:30 pm – Halstad Living Center

 

This MN Legacy program is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library, and supported in part or whole with money from The Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Storyteller with a Paintbrush

Illustrator David Geister, who specializes in historical art, picture book illustrations, and landscape paintings, will show attendees a glimpse into the working process of a picture book artist and historical painter. He will discuss the influence that books, teachers, and librarians played in developing his early fascination with history and art.

The audience will also learn about the historical aspect of his illustrations, including the story of the First Minnesota Regiment and its charge at the Battle of Gettysburg.

 

September 24

• 10:30 am – Breckenridge Library
• 4 pm – Rothsay Community Center
• 6:30 pm – Moorhead Library

September 25

• 10:30 am – Lake Park City Center
• 2 pm – Hendrum –  @ Norman County West Elementary School, 320 Main St. E, Hendrum
• 6:30 pm – Climax Library

September 26

• 10:30 am – Crookston Library
• 1 pm – Ulen-Hitterdal School
• 5 pm – Frazee LINK Site

 

This MN Legacy program is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library, and supported in part or whole with money from The Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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“War Child” Author Annelee Woodstrom

woodstrom fall web “War Child” Author Annelee WoodstromWoodstrom, author of War Child: Growing up in Adolf Hitler’s Germany, and Empty Chairs, will present on what it was like to grow up as a child in Nazi Germany and her unique perspective on World War II history.

Woodstrom will discuss the challenges of emigrating from Germany to Minnesota and being a young bride in a new country where she didn’t speak the language.

The audience also will learn about the writing and publishing process of Woodstrom’s award-winning books.

 

October 1

• 10:30 am – Bagley Library
• 1 pm – McIntosh Library
• 4 pm – Gonvick LINK Site

October 2

• 2 pm – Mahnomen Library
• 6:30 pm – Fosston Library

October 3

• 1 pm – Hawley Library
• 5 pm – Frazee LINK Site

 

This MN Legacy program is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library, and supported in part or whole with money from The Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Exploring the Emerald Isle & Other Fantastic Trips: A Traveler’s Guide

Duncan fall web Exploring the Emerald Isle & Other Fantastic Trips:  A Traveler’s GuideDr. Dawn Duncan is a professor at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where she teaches English and Global Studies and specializes in post-colonial Irish literature.  Duncan has also authored and edited numerous books.

Duncan will talk about how to plan a trip to Ireland, important tips for trip success, and important sites to see and activities to pursue.  In addition, she will discuss trip advice for 20 other foreign countries and distribute a handout with useful travel tips for those locations.

 

October 7

• 10:30 am – Moorhead Library
• 6:30 pm – Barnesville Library

October 8

• 4 pm – Hawley Library
• 6:30 pm – Crookston Library

October 9

• 10 am – Lake Park City Center
• 6:30 pm – Breckenridge Library

 

This MN Legacy program is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library, and supported in part or whole with money from The Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Comic Book Author Ryan Jacobson

jacobson fall14 Comic Book Author Ryan JacobsonIn honor of Teen Read Week, Monster Ninjas author Ryan Jacobson will present at several LARL locations!

Jacobson will talk about the creative process of writing comic books and how to develop your story telling and writing skills.

He has written more than 30 children’s books—including picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, Choose Your Path books, and (his favorite) comic books.

 

October 14

• 10:30 am – Moorhead Library
• 1 pm – Ulen-Hitterdal School
• 6:30 pm – Detroit Lakes Library

October 15

• 10 am – Mahnomen High School
• 4 pm – Gonvick LINK Site
• 6:30 pm – Fertile Library

October 16

• 10 am – Crookston Library
• 1:30 pm – Barnesville Library
• 6:30 pm – Breckenridge Library

 

This MN Legacy program is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library, and supported in part or whole with money from The Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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