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LARL Presents Old MacDonald Had a Banjo

Paul IMholteThis fall, LARL will welcome a series of fantastic performers as we celebrate the talent and stories of Minnesota, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

In celebration of the Once Upon a Reader selected book, Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure, join us for a musical show full of imaginative farm songs!

Folk musician Paul Imholte will play the part of Old MacDonald and sing original and classic children’s songs. This show will entertain, educate and involve the audience in singing, movement and silliness.

Find a show near you:

Detroit Lakes Public Library
Monday, November 7 at 10:30 a.m.

Fertile Public Library
Tuesday, November 8 at 1:00 p.m.
at the Fertile-Beltrami School (210 South Mill St.)

McIntosh Public Library
Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Moorhead Public Library
Wednesday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Ulen LINK Site
Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Crookston Public Library
Thursday, November 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Halstad LINK Site
Thursday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m.

LARL Presents How to Live to 103 with Author Eric Bergeson

eric bergesonThis fall, LARL will welcome a series of fantastic performers as we celebrate the talent and stories of Minnesota, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

In “How to Live to 103”, author Eric Bergeson will share the heartwarming stories of the older people he has known, particularly his great aunt Olive, who lived to age 103 and enjoyed every moment. Bergeson is the author of A Treasury of Old Souls.

Find a presentation near you:

Ulen LINK Site
Wednesday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Hendrum LINK Site
Thursday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Ada Public Library
Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Rothsay LINK Site
Friday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m.

Frazee LINK Site
Friday, October 7 at 4:00 p.m.

LARL Presents Land of 10,000 Tunes

This fall, LARL will welcome a series of fantastic performers as we celebrate the talent and stories of Minnesota, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

NateKeytarMusic fans can’t miss this!

Join musician Nate Hance on a journey through the best of Minnesota’s musical landscape. He’ll explore the iconic works of the Andrews Sisters and Judy Garland. The audience will experience the state’s heritage through polka, waltzes and marches.

Land of 10,000 Tunes will also shine a spotlight on Minnesota’s musical diversity throughout the last 60 years, featuring the works of Bob Dylan, blues master Willie Murphy, Prince and Owl City.

Join us for an exciting hour of Minnesota music, filled with variety, fun and even a few virtuosic tricks.

Find a performance near you:

Ulen LINK Site
Monday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m.

Breckenridge Public Library
Monday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Lake Park LINK Site
(City Center, 2032 2nd St.)
Tuesday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Mahnomen Public Library
Tuesday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Bagley Public Library
Wednesday, October 19
at 10:00 a.m.

Detroit Lakes Public Library
Wednesday, October 19
at 2:00 p.m.

Barnesville Public Library
Wednesday, October 19
at 7:00 p.m.

Gonvick LINK Site
Thursday, October 20
at 4:00 p.m.

Fosston Public Library
Thursday, October 20
at 7:00 p.m.

Halstad LINK Site
Friday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m.

LARL Presents Author Kao Kalia Yang

Kalia author photo twitterThis fall, LARL will welcome a series of fantastic performers as we celebrate the talent and stories of Minnesota, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

We’re thrilled to announce that Kao Kalia Yang, author of the award-winning book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, will be visiting two LARL locations (plus presenting at Minnesota State University Moorhead as part of 1 Book, 1 Community – more info here!) She will discuss this book and her newest release, The Song Poet, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children’s future in America. She will speak about her family’s history, resettlement in the US, and her books.

Find a presentation near you:
Fosston Public Library
Saturday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Crookston Public Library
Saturday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m.

LARL Presents Needle Felting Featuring Candace Osborn

Felting ProjectThis fall, LARL will welcome a series of fantastic performers as we celebrate the talent and stories of Minnesota, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Creative types, you’ll meet your match in Candace Osborn, artist and librarian! She will lead an introductory class on needle felting. Learn this amazing craft and create an owl on a flat piece of felt.

Find a presentation near you:
Ada Public Library
Thursday, September 22 at 5:00 p.m.

Bagley Public Library
Wednesday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m.

Fertile Public Library
Tuesday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m.

Fargo-Moorhead 1 Book, 1 Community Title Announced

9781566892018 LatehomecomerIn partnership, the Fargo Public Library,  Moorhead Public Library, West Fargo Public Library, Concordia College Library, Minnesota State University Moorhead Library, and North Dakota State University Libraries are pleased to announce the2016 One Book, One Community selection The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang.

A firsthand account of the immigrant experience from the Hmong perspective, this book chronicles the journey of the author’s family from a refugee camp in Thailand to America. This book addresses the universal themes of family and love while sharing the family’s struggle to adapt in a strange culture while holding onto traditions that are passed down from Yang’s beloved grandmother.

This year’s One Book, One Community reading project launches in September and features several events including a community book discussion centered on immigration, film screenings, a genealogy workshop, and other engaging events and programs. This year’s One Book, One Community project will finish with two author events set for Friday, Oct. 14. First, Ms. Yang will speak at an invitation only, informal “Tea with the Author” event at the Moorhead Public Library in the afternoon. Later that evening, she will take the stage for an author presentation and book signing at the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom (1104 7th. Ave. South) on the campus of MSUM. This event is free and open to the public.

Copies of the novel are available for check out in several formats (print and ebook) at each of the participating libraries; book club kits are also available.

The Latehomecomer is also available as a downloadable ebook through Ebooks Minnesota, in which readers within Minnesota’s borders can access a collection of ebooks without waiting lists or holds. No username or password is required and the collection is accessible at EbooksMN.org.

For a complete list of related events and resources, visit any participating library, or go to www.1book1community.org.

2016 marks the 5th year that the One Book, One Community reading project has been offered in our area. The Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo One Book, One Community reading project centers on the community-wide reading of a single book, and is dedicated to creating a shared conversation and a range of related events and activities for residents of all ages.

All One Book, One Community events are free and open to the public. This project is generously supported by the Friends of the Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the Moorhead Library, and Moorhead Community Education.

LARL Presents Paranormal Minnesota Featuring Chad Lewis

chad2This fall, LARL will welcome a series of fantastic performers as we celebrate the talent and stories of Minnesota, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

First, Chad Lewis, the famed paranormal expert will headline several events at LARL locations. This event, which offers free admission, invites attendees to join a ghostly journey through Lewis’ strangest cases, including alien abductions, haunted places, mysterious creatures, crop circles and more! This program will cover the entire spectrum of Minnesota’s supernatural activity.

mn hauntedFind a presentation near you!
Rothsay LINK Site – Thursday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Gonvick LINK Site – Thursday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m.
Fosston Public Library – Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Ada Public Library – Friday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Detroit Lakes Public Library – Friday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Hawley Public Library – Saturday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Crookston Public Library – Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Climax Public Library – Tuesday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Barnesville Public Library – Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Moorhead Public Library – Monday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m.

 

LARL to Close Monday, September 5 for Labor Day

All Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) branches and LINK sites will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observation of Labor Day, with regular hours of operation resuming Tuesday, September 6.

LARL’s branch libraries are located in Ada, Bagley, Barnesville, Breckenridge, Climax, Crookston, Detroit Lakes, Fertile, Fosston, Hawley, Mahnomen, McIntosh and Moorhead. LARL’s LINK sites are found in Cormorant, Frazee, Gonvick, Halstad, Hendrum, Lake Park, Rothsay, Twin Valley and Ulen.

Lake Agassiz Regional Library is a consolidated public library system comprised of 13 branch libraries and nine LINK sites serving the residents of seven counties in northwest Minnesota. More information is available at www.larl.org.

Detroit Lakes Public Library Announces Book Sale

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Next week, the Detroit Lakes Public Library will host the Annual Becker County Friends of the Library Book Sale!

On Tuesday, August 2 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., come to the library (located at 1000 Washington Ave.) and discover amazing bargains on a variety of items, including books for all ages, audiobooks, music, movies and other items.

All proceeds help support programming at the Detroit Lakes Public Library.

Summer Reading Programs Underway!

At LARL, we offer not one, but two Summer Reading Programs!

For Kids and Teens:
The first is our ever-popular Kids and Teen Summer Reading Program. The theme this year is Read for the Win and we’re looking forward to a winning summer of reading and fun events.

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Learn more about Read for the Win here!

NEW! Join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on Kids and  Teens events at your favorite LARL location!


For Adults:
But we don’t stop there! We also offer a Summer Reading Program for adults calledSizzlin’ Summer Reads! Participating is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

sizzlin-summer-2016Here’s how:

1. Read at least four books (eBooks and eAudiobooks count!)
2. Complete an entry form and turn it in at your library, or submit an entry form online. Your name will be entered into a drawing for great prizes!
3. Don’t stop there! Continue submitting new entries for every four books that you read.

Please Note: Sizzlin’ Summer Reads is available only at the following participating branches and LINK sites: Crookston Public Library, Mahnomen Public Library, Moorhead Public Library, Cormorant LINK Site, Frazee LINK Site and the Ulen LINK Site.