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Karen Solgård, Norse Hardanger Fiddler June 19-21

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Karen Solgård offers up music of Hardanger fiddle, Norwegian folk songs and stories. Fun for all ages!

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Tuesday, June 19
10:30 a.m. – Detroit Lakes Library
1:30 p.m. – Twin Valley LINK Site
7 p.m. – Lake Park LINK Site

Wednesday, June 20
10 a.m. – Hendrum LINK Site
1 p.m. – Ada Library
4 p.m. – Shelly LINK Site
Thursday, June 21
10:30 a.m. – Crookston Library
1:30 p.m. – Fosston Library
6 p.m. – Gonvick LINK Site

These events are free and open to all.

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Summer Reading Kick-off! Professor Marvel's Dream Machines June 4-9!

dreammachine1 265x300 Summer Reading Kick off! Professor Marvel's Dream Machines June 4 9!GREAT BOOKS can inspire GREAT DREAMS!  Great dreams are the seeds for incredible inventions.

Professor Marvel’s Dream Machines – an all NEW show for the 2012 Summer Reading Program – will take your kids on a whirlwind journey through his world of always magical, often whacky, but very cool inventions, inventions born of DREAMS.

Don’t miss Professor Marvel’s Dream Machines at your library!

Monday, June 4
1:30 p.m. – Fosston Library
7 p.m. – Climax Library

Tuesday, June 5
3 p.m. – Breckenridge Library
7 p.m. – Moorhead Library

Wednesday, June 6
10:30 a.m. – McIntosh Library
2 p.m. – Crookston Library
7 p.m. – Fertile Library

Thursday, June 7
10 a.m. – Hawley Library
2 p.m. – Detroit Lakes Library
6 p.m. – Ada Library

Friday, June 8
11 a.m. – Bagley American Legion
2:30 p.m. – Mahnomen Library

Saturday, June 9
11 a.m. – Barnesville Library

FM Opera Presents The Face on the Barroom Floor June 12-15

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In present day Colorado, Isabel, a member of the opera chorus, and her friend Larry visit the Teller House bar. Larry asks about the face painted on the floor. Tom, the bartender, tells the story, which is enacted as he becomes a 19th century bartender named John.

The story repeats in present day, intertwining the fates of those who gaze upon the face on the barroom floor.

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Tuesday, June 12:
7 p.m. – Breckenridge Library

Wednesday, June 13:
7 p.m. – Crookston Library

Thursday, June 14:
7 p.m. – Fosston Library

Friday, June 15:
7 p.m. – Detroit Lakes Library
These events are free and open to all.

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The Okee Dokee Brothers June 4 & 5!

The Okee Dokee Brothers have a mission to remind children – and adults – of their intrinsic ability to discover, imagine and create through music.

Through their music, everyone will learn valuable lessons on life, nature, and the world we live in.

As childhood friends, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing, spent summers at their neighborhood creek building makeshift rafts, fishing for crawdads, and dreaming of great river adventures.

Now, as The Okee Dokee Brothers, they have realized these boyhood dreams on none other than the great Mississippi River. On June 1st, 2011, Joe and Justin began a canoe trip in Minneapolis, MN and continued down the river for the next 30 days until they arrived at the St. Louis Gateway Arch. During their month long journey on the Mississippi, they camped, canoed, filmed, and most importantly, composed the songs that make up their new album for kids and families.

As an independently managed band, the young duo has gained a loyal grassroots following that is drawn to their witty lyrics, off-the-wall humor, strong musicianship, and unique folk style. By appealing to the musical needs of the entire family and recognizing that kids deserve quality music, The Okee Dokee Brothers are working full-time to regain the integrity of the children’s music genre.

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Monday, June 4:
10:30 a.m. – McIntosh Library
2 p.m. – Detroit Lakes Library
7 p.m. – Moorhead Library

Tuesday, June 5:
10 a.m. – Halstad Living Center
2:30 p.m. – Hawley Library
7 p.m. – Barnesville Library

These events are free and open to all.

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Ojibwe History and Culture presented by Dr. Anton Treuer May 8 & 9!

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Dr. Anton Treuer

Dr. Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University.

He is Editor of the Shkaabewis (pronounced o-shkaah-bay-wis) Native Journal-the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language-and the author of eight books.

Dr. Treuer was also featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary film First Speakers: Restoring the Ojibwe Language.

His interactive program on Ojibwe history and culture includes information about treaties with the US government and the effects of immigration on the Ojibwe people.

Print and share the Ojibwe History and Culture with Dr. Anton Treuer Event Poster!

TUESDAY, MAY 8:
7 p.m. – Moorhead Library
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9:
10:30 a.m. -Mahnomen School (Roy Johnson Room)
2:30 p.m. – Hawley Library
7 p.m. – Detroit Lakes Library

These events are free and open to all.

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SALSABROSA, Latin Dance Music May 4 & 5!

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SALSABROSA

Led by Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated Cuban pianist/vocalist Viviana Pintado and international Cuban conga player Frank Rivery, SALSABROSA leaves a “Havana hot” buzz wherever it plays.

The band has an extensive repertoire of Latin styles including Cha Cha Cha, Bolero, Merengue, Salsa and Salsa-Hip Hop., making them one of the premier Salsa acts in the Midwest.

SALSABROSA’s explosive Afro-Cuban rhythms, mesmerizing vocal harmonies and riveting horn solos make even the shiest audiences want to get up and dance.

SALSABROSA is appropriate for all ages!

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FRIDAY, MAY 4:
2 p.m. -Bagley Library (Salsa dancing workshop)
7 p.m. – Detroit Lakes Library (concert)
SATURDAY, MAY 5:
12:30 p.m. -Mahnomen Library (Salsa dancing workshop)
4 p.m. – Moorhead Library (Cinco de Mayo outdoor concert)

These events are free and open to all.

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Kevin Strauss, Nature Storyteller May 1-3

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Kevin Strauss

Every culture around the world has many stories to tell. Storytelling is an art form that everyone can take part in, either as a teller, listener or both.

Strauss’ environmental stories teach ecological lessons and reveal nuances about the natural world in an entertaining, thoughtful way.

Strauss’ storytelling is appropriate for all ages, especially kids and the kid in all of us!

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TUESDAY, MAY 1
10 a.m. – Moorhead Library
2:30 p.m. – Rothsay LINK Site
5 p.m. – Barnesville Library
 WEDNESDAY, MAY 2:
10:30 a.m. – Frazee LINK Site
2 p.m. – Detroit Lakes Library
4:30 p.m. – Mahnomen Library
THURSDAY, MAY 3: 
10:30 a.m. – Crookston Library
2 p.m. – Climax Library
4:30 p.m. – Fertile Library

These events are free and open to all.

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Celebration of Minnesota Women Poets, April 27-29

 Celebration of Minnesota Women Poets, April 27 29
Thom Tammaro

These three poet/editors will lead a presentation on the contributions of women poets to the state of Minnesota.

Listen to poems by Minnesota women poets spanning more than 150 years and discover the lives and work of these women.

Learn about the research and editorial processes the editors used to “recover” the lost voices of Minnesota women poets to create the award-winning anthology, “To Sing Along the Way: Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-Territorial Days to the Present.”

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Connie Wanek
FRIDAY, APRIL 27:
12 p.m. – Crookston Library
4 p.m. – Ada Library

SATURDAY, APRIL 28:
10:30 a.m. – Breckenridge Library
12:30 p.m. – Barnesville Library
3 p.m. – Detroit Lakes Library

SUNDAY, APRIL 29: 
2 p.m. – Moorhead Library

 

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Joyce Sutphen

These events are free and open to all.

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The Tastes and Sounds of the Civil War April 24, 25

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Vickie Wendel

Experience the Civil War through the eyes of an interpreter dressed in 1860′s clothing.

Listen to the stories of the men who fought and the women who waited.

Taste the staple food of marching armies.

Hear the war songs of the Confederate and Union armies.

Print and share the Tastes and Sounds of the Civil War Event Poster!

TUESDAY, APRIL 24:
10 a.m. – Moorhead Library
2 p.m. – Rothsay Community Center
7 p.m. – Breckenridge Library

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25:
11 a.m. – Detroit Lakes Library
3:30 p.m. – Ulen LINK Site

7 p.m. – Hawley Library

These events are free and open to all.

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