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Sights & Sounds of the Civil War & Vaudeville in Minnesota May 31-June 7!

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with Vickie Wendel from the Anoka County Historical Society

Experience the Civil War through seeing an interpreter dressed in 1860s clothing, listening to the stories of the men who fought and the women who waited, taste the staple food of marching armies and hear the war songs of the Confederate and Union armies.

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Tuesday, May 31
11 a.m.— Gonvick LINK Site
2:30 p.m.— Crookston Library


Wednesday, June 1

10 a.m.— Twin Valley Living Center
1 p.m.— Lake Park LINK Site
5 p.m.— Frazee LINK Site


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with Michael Callahan from the Nicollet County Historical Society

An historical look at the presence of vaudeville in Minnesota, including a live performance of vaudeville magic routines.

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Monday, June 6

10 a.m.— Gonvick LINK Site
2 p.m.— Fertile Library
5:30 p.m.— Hendrum LINK Site

Tuesday, June 7
12 p.m.— Barnesville Library
3 p.m.— Twin Valley Living Center
5:30 p.m.—Mahnomen Library

These events are free and open to all.

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Julie Johnson & the No-Accounts June 20-25

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Julie Johnson

Tap your foot and learn about Minnesota history while listening to flutist Julie Johnson and the No-Accounts.
The group reinterprets folk music from the old North Woods and Minnesota pioneer songs, looking for the Upper Midwest’s equivalent to the South’s rich roots tradition.

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Monday, June 20
10:30 a.m. – Crookston Library
2:30 p.m. – Fertile Library
7 p.m. – Climax Library

Tuesday, June 21
12:30 p.m. – Fosston Library
3 p.m. – Bagley Senior Center
6 p.m. – McIntosh Community Center

Wednesday, June 22
10:30 a.m. – Detroit Lakes Library
2 p.m. – Mahnomen Library
7 p.m. – Lake Park Audubon High School

Thursday, June 23
10:30 a.m. – Hawley Library
2 p.m. – Ulen LINK Site
7 p.m. – Hendrum Fire Hall

Friday, June 24
10:30 a.m. – Barnesville Library
2 p.m. – Moorhead Library

Saturday, June 25
1:15 & 4:15 p.m. – Norman County Fair

These events are free and open to all.

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Libraries of Minnesota with Doug Ohman June 18 & 30

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Doug Ohman's latest book.

Doug Ohman, prominent Minnesota photographer, now turns his camera to Minnesota’s libraries, our most beloved institutions.  Doug will discuss his newest book, Libraries of Minnesota, answer questions and autograph books. The book features several photographs of libraries throughout the Lake Agassiz Regional library system.

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Saturday, June 18
10:30 a.m. – Mahnomen Library
1 p.m. – Ada Library
4 p.m. – Moorhead Library

Thursday, June 30
10:30 a.m. – Bagley Library
12:30 p.m. – Fosston Library

These events are free and open to all.

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The Amazing Gnip Gnop Circus June 4-10!

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Glow in the dark circus!

Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Step right up and allow us to astound you with our magnificent glow-in-the-dark Ping Pong ball circus. Acrobats! Tightrope Walkers! Clowns! Wild Animals! All 100% Ping Pong Balls. Guaranteed to glow in the dark. The Amazing Gnip Gnop Circus will delight you with thrills, grace and marvels of nature. We promise you will never look at Table Tennis the same way again. A modern entertainment rich in Old-Time circus tradition.

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz is wife and husband team Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith. Z Puppets Rosenschnoz specializes in original, family-friendly performances that combine physical comedy, puppetry and clowning. The duo has performed throughout the Midwest since 1998. Shari and Chris have performed and taught for ten years at the International High School Thespian Festival and are consultants for the Perpich Center for Arts Education.

A great way to kick off a summer of reading and enjoyment at the library with children!

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Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m.
Climax Community Center
(Community Day Celebration)

Monday, June 6 at 2 p.m.
Breckenridge Library

Tuesday, June 7

10:30 a.m. Moorhead Library
3 p.m. Ada Library
6 p.m. Hawley Library

Wednesday, June 8
10:30 a.m. at Ulen-Hitterdal School
3:30 p.m. Cormorant Community Center
7 p.m. Detroit Lakes Library

Thursday, June 9
10 a.m. Crookston Library
5:30 p.m. Gonvick Community Center

Friday, June 10
10:30 a.m. Fosston Library Theatre
2 p.m. McIntosh Community Center

These events are free and open to all.

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Poetry & Jazz with Mark Vinz June 28

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Listen to jazz while enjoying local poet Mark Vinz!

Award-winning poet Mark Vinz will read his poetry accompanied by renowned jazz musician David Ferreira on keyboards and Jeremy Cahill on bass.

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Tuesday, June 28
3 p.m. -  Twin Valley Living Center
6 p.m. -  Halstad Living Center

Mark Vinz was born in Rugby, North Dakota, grew up in Minneapolis and the Kansas City area, attended the Universities of Kansas and New Mexico, and since 1968 has taught at Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he also served as the first coordinator of the university’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and he is the author of six chapbook collections of poems as well as the full length collections Climbing the Stairs, Mixed Blessings, Late Night Calls (prose poems), Minnesota Gothic, and Affinities (the last two in collaboration with photographer Wayne Gudmundson). He edited the poetry journal Dacotah Territory during the 70s and since then has been editor for Dacotah Territory Press, which has published a number of short collections by writers in the region. He is also the co-editor of several anthologies, including Common Ground: A Gathering of Poems on Rural Life; Beyond Borders: New Writing from Manitoba, Minnesota, Saskatchewan, and the Dakotas; Inheriting the Land: Contemporary Voices from the Midwest; Imagining Home: Writing from the Midwest; The Party Train: An Anthology of North American Prose Poetry; and The Talking of Hands: Unpublished Writing by New Rivers Press Authors.

A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry, he has also won the New Rivers Press Minnesota Voices competition, Milkweed Editions’ “Seeing Double” competition, six Pen Syndicated Fiction awards, and three Minnesota Book Awards. In the spring of 2005, Larry Woiwode named him an Associate Poet Laureate of North Dakota.

David Ferreira is Professor Emeritus at Minnesota State University Moorhead where he taught from 1974-2004. He pursued his Bachelor of Music degree at Illinois Wesleyan, has done graduate work at Union Theological Seminary’s School of Sacred Music in New York City and received his master’s and doctoral degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Dr. Ferreira is a performing singer, conductor, published composer-arranger and jazz pianist. He currently performs with the Fargo/Moorhead Jazz Arts Group ensembles and directs the Cathedral Choir at First Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND.  He also leads the “Dave Ferreira Trio.”

Jeremy Cahill, bass, is currently performing in the Fargo-Moorhead area with The Deb Jenkins Band, The Blue Wailers, The FM Kicks Big Band and the Jazz Nickel. He attended college at Berklee College of Music majoring in String Bass Instrumental Performance. Cahill studied privately with Major Holley, Ron McLure, Richard Appelman, and William Curtis. In the past, Jeremy has performed with the Jazz Arts Group Big Band, FM Symphony Orchestra, and FM Community Theatre.

These events are free and open to all.

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The Face on the Barroom Floor May 19-21


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The Face on the Barroom Floor

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Thursday, May 19 – Ada VFW Hall @ 7 p.m.

Friday, May 20 – McIntosh Community Center @ 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 21 – The Fireside Grill in Bagley @ 7 p.m.

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Programming is supported in part or in whole with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Sean Emery Circus Arts June 13-17!

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Through performing and teaching juggling and other circus arts, Sean Emery combines a great introduction to ‘Antic Arts’ in a way that will challenge audiences to also think about their character and passion in life.

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Bring the kids to see Sean Emery’s circus shenanigans at one of the following locations:

Monday, June 13
10:30 a.m. – Fertile Library
2 p.m. – Crookston Library
6 p.m. – Climax Library

Tuesday, June 14
1 p.m. – Fosston Library
3 p.m. – McIntosh Library
6 p.m. – Bagley Library

Wednesday, June 15
10:30 a.m. – Detroit Lakes Library
2 p.m. – Mahnomen Library
4:30 p.m. – Ada Library

Thursday, June 16
10:30 a.m. – Hawley Library
2 p.m. – Moorhead Library
4:30 p.m. – Hendrum LINK Site

Friday, June 17
10:30 a.m. – Barnesville Library
1 p.m. – Rothsay LINK Site
4:30 p.m. – Breckenridge Library

Sean Emery is more than just a funny guy juggler. He is a professionally-trained juggler and clown, having started his career with Ringling Bros. Circus and is now one of the most in-demand entertainers for fairs and festivals throughout the country. Sean’s performances have taken him around the world in venues as diverse as Radio City Music Hall, theaters, cabarets, and even at the White House. He’s a master of juggling and physical comedy; he’s witty and charming.

Sean Emery serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota each Spring and he and his wife, Meg, operate the Xelias! Aerial Arts Studio in Minneapolis, MN. Xelias! Aerial Arts Studio recognizes each individual’s raw talent and uses it as a base to build confidence, courage and strength through circus training. Through the teaching and performing of circus arts, Sean and Meg help students develop the life skills of teamwork, discipline, perseverance and artistic athleticism. In doing so, they nurture their students and keep the integrity and appreciation for the circus arts alive into future generations.

These events are free and open to all.

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Meet Sarah Susanka May 20 & 21!

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Learn to reduce your ecological footprint.

Join us for a presentation and Q & A with Sarah Susanka – architect and cultural visionary. Ms. Susanka is leading a movement that is redefining America one “not so big” house at a time.

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Concordia’s Christiansen Recital Hall, Moorhead*
Friday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m.

*Admission is free but limited. Stop by the Moorhead Library to pick up your ticket before they run out!

Sponsored by Karen Anderson of Rose Creek Design
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Detroit Lakes’ Historic Holmes Theatre
Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m.

Sponsored by Kelli Wegscheid of Harmonious Architecture

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Learn more about Sarah Susanka by visiting her site!

Gold Sponsorship provided by Marvin Windows & Doors.

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Programming is supported in part or in whole with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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The World in Your Hometown May 18-24 with Larry Swenson

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The World in Your Hometown with Larry Swenson is a program filled with music, high energy, culture and movement! It combines lively international children’s songs with cultural information, and a message of respect, tolerance and understanding of people who might look, dress or think differently.

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Wednesday, May 18 at 4 p.m. in Ada Library

Monday, May 23 at 6 p.m. in Moorhead Library

Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. in McIntosh Library

In the summertime, Larry works at Fair Hills Resort on Pelican Lake by Detroit Lakes as the musical director, and is in charge of the recreation and entertainment programs for the guests.  He started working there as a junior in high school back in 1970, and has been working summers there on and off since then.

Swenson grew up on a small farm south of Lake Park, and now spends his life as a “Road Warrior” living between Mexico City, Mexico, and Minnesota.  In 1996 Larry founded Noel International, a training and consulting organization doing team building, cross cultural training, music, and other types of fun programs for people of all ages…from 6 years old up to corporate executives.

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FREE Oral History Workshops May 9, 10 & 11!


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Oral historian for the past 30 years, Minnesota author Barbara Sommer will cover the steps involved in carrying out an oral history project.

Learn to preserve your family, community or organizational history from a Minnesota history and oral history expert!

Free, but you must pre-register.

Call 218-233-3757 x120 by May 4 to register for a workshop. (Includes box lunch.)

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Monday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Moorhead Library

Tuesday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Crookston Library

Wednesday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Detroit Lakes Library

Barbara W. Sommer, a Minnesota native and an oral historian for thirty years, has spent her career in the field of public history. She has served as historical organization director and director or co-director for numerous oral history projects, has led oral history workshops, and has presented at state, regional, and national, and international conferences. She is a founder of the Oral History Association of Minnesota and the Nebraska Foundation for the Preservation of Oral History and is a long-time member of the Oral History Association where she serves as the liaison to the American Association for State and Local History. Sommer has taught oral history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Sommer holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and a master’s degree in history from the University of Minnesota.

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