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Meet the New MNLINK!

Discover the new MNLINK! Updates include improved interlibrary loan searching, easy access from any device and more. Watch the video below to learn more:

Access the new MNLINK here!

Storyland Exhibit Returning to the Moorhead Public Library!

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Children are invited to explore Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, a hands-on exhibit celebrating three popular titles (The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, Where’s Spot by Eric Hill and A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats) from September 24-November 30 at the Moorhead Public Library, with a reception to celebrate its installation on Saturday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m.

The exhibit was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum and is sponsored by Bremer Bank. Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites is made possible by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Detroit Lakes Public Library Director Nominated for Award

StatuefromNorthWestCongratulations to Mary Haney, Director of the Detroit Lakes Public Library, for her Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Above and Beyond award nomination.  Mary was nominated for the award for her work on the “Once Upon a Time…” a Monument to Libraries, Literacy and Imagination project (sculpture on the Detroit Lakes Public Library grounds).  The winner will be announced at the 2016 MLA Convention.

Lake Agassiz Regional Library Announces Fall Book Sale Dates

The community is welcome to take advantage of LARL’s book sale in the lower level of the Moorhead Public Library (118 5th St. S.) this fall.

Thousands of books will be available for purchase including a variety of non-fiction, fiction and children’s books. The available selection will be updated each day of the sale, and other equipment including used computer monitors will be for sale.

Customers may fill a bag with items for five dollars (computer equipment priced individually). Proceeds of the sale will be used to support the Lake Agassiz Regional Library collection.

The book sale will run on Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and on Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

Announcing the 2016 Arts and Cultural Heritage Series Lineup

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This fall, we will welcome a series of performers, authors, historians and experts, in celebration of the talent and stories of Minnesota.

Presenters include paranormal expert Chad Lewis, award-winning Kao Kalia Yang, musician Nate Hance and more! Additional details are available at each of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library locations. The presentations will begin September 22 and will continue through December. The series is made possible through funding from Minnesota’s Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Click here for a full list of performers and to discover events near you!

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LARL Presents MN Home Front in WWII

steve hoffbeckThis 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.

Minnesota author and historian Steven Hoffbeck will share what life looked like on the home front in Minnesota during the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II.

Find a presentation near you:

Crookston Public Library
Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Gonvick LINK Site
Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m.

McIntosh Public Library
Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Breckenridge Public Library
Thursday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Hawley Public Library
Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Moorhead Public Library
Thursday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m.

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.
at the Bjella Building (240 Cleveland Ave SW.)

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.