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“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, 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, author Ryan Jacobson will at several LARL locations!

Jacobson will present on the process of writing comic books. He has written more than 30 children’s books—including picture books, chapter books and Choose Your Path books. Comics have always been his favorite. Four of his books are graphic novels, and he writes a comic book series called Monster Ninjas.

 

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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The Comedy & Music of Glen Everhart

Everhart fall web The Comedy & Music of Glen EverhartJoin Glen Everhart for a program full of golf-themed humor, singing and music. This hilarious show will really appeal to golfers, but it will appeal to everyone else as well!

Glen takes well-known hit songs from decades past and changes them into song parodies that will make golfers of all skills and ages laugh on their backswing! His interactive show involves the audience both as a group and as individuals.

His bouncing banter, goofy golf gaffs, and hilarious songs will leave you singing his catchy golf tunes next time you walk down the fairway.

 

October 28

• 10:30 am – Crookston Library
• 1 pm – Fertile Library
• 6:30 pm – Ada Library

October 29

• 10:30 am – Moorhead Library
• 2 pm – Barnesville Library
• 6 pm – Rothsay Community 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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Amish Quilting & Culture

tebal fall web Amish Quilting & CultureLearn about Amish culture and history from presenter Julie Tebay, whose knowledge is based on extensive correspondence with Amish coworkers and friends that share a talent for master quilting; many of whom are employed at Quilting Plus, Tebay’s hand-quilting business.

Tebay’s unusual Amish quilt collection–purchased directly from her friends–features quilts from the late 1800s through the 1900s and will be displayed at each presentation. Free admission and open to the public.

 

Tuesday, September 16
  • 10:30 am – Fertile Library
  • 5 pm – McIntosh Library
  • 7 pm – Fosston Library
Wednesday, September 17
  • 10 am – Bagley Library
  • 2 pm – Mahnomen Library
  • 7 pm – Detroit Lakes Library
Thursday, September 18
  • 9:30 am – Ulen LINK Site
  • 2 pm – Twin Valley Living Center
  • 6:30 pm – Ada Library

 

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

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LARL Locations Closed in Observance of Labor Day

All Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) branches and LINK Sites, including the Regional Office in Moorhead, will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, September 2.

LARL serves the residents of Becker, Clay, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk and Wilkin counties, with branch libraries in Ada, Bagley, Barnesville, Breckenridge, Climax, Crookston, Detroit Lakes, Fertile, Fosston, Hawley, Mahnomen, McIntosh and Moorhead and LINK sites in Cormorant, Frazee, Gonvick, Halstad, Hendrum, Lake Park, Rothsay, Twin Valley, and Ulen.