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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

 

Joyce Sutphen

These events are free and open to all.

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

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

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.

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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.

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

Fact, Folklore and FABRICation April 23, 26, 27

Vickie Wendel

What do we really know about the history and traditions of quilting? So many stories have been handed down, but they don’t always hold up under a close look at history.

Find out the real stories behind what we all thought we knew about the history of quilt design and construction.

The many color photos and incredible stories of antique quilts included are sure to delight event non-quilters.

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MONDAY, APRIL 23:
10:30 a.m. – Crookston Library
2 p.m. – Fertile Library
6 p.m. – Hendrum LINK Site

THURSDAY, APRIL 26:
10 a.m. – Lake Park LINK Site
2 p.m. – Twin Valley LINK Site
7 p.m. – McIntosh Library

FRIDAY, APRIL 27:
10:30 a.m. – Bagley Library
2 p.m. – Fosston Library

These events are free and open to all.

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

Bruce Flaig, Nature Photographer April 17 & 18

Bruce Flaig, Nature Photographer

Minnesota native Bruce D. Flaig worked as an analytical chemist, a biochemistry lab technician, computer programmer, meteorologist, and carpenter before picking up his camera full time.

For twenty years, he’s professionally pursued his passion of photographing nature in all forms. His collection of images now numbers over 50,000.

Northwest Minnesota through the Seasons features images of birds, mammals, insects, flowers and general scenics. Flaig will talk about why he photographs nature, the creative process, the hazards of photographing nature and where to find subjects to photograph.

He’s returned to his roots after roaming the US and has lived in the Fertile area for over ten years. Flaig has had images and articles published in books and periodicals such as Ranger RickOutdoor PhotographerBirder’s World and Bird Watcher’s Digest.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 17:
4 p.m. – Breckenridge Library
7 p.m. – Moorhead Library

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18:
4 p.m. – McIntosh Library
7 p.m. – Crookston Library

These events are free and open to all.

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

Vaudeville in Minnesota with Michael Callahan April 3-5

Michael Callahan

This one-man show shines the spotlight on the history of vaudeville in Minnesota. Presenter Michael Callahan of the Nicollet County Historical Society will showcase the presence of vaudeville in Minnesota, including a live vaudevillian magic routine.

Callahan’s show is appropriate for all ages!

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TUESDAY, APRIL 3:
10:30 a.m. – Halstad Living Center
2:30 p.m. – Ada Library
7 p.m. – Ulen LINK Site

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4:
10 a.m. – Moorhead Library
2:30 p.m. – Hawley Library
6 p.m. – Rothsay Community Center
THURSDAY, APRIL 5:
10:30 a.m. – Cormorant LINK Site
2 p.m. – Frazee LINK Site
5 p.m. – Detroit Lakes Library

These events are free and open to all.

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

Jerry Frasier, Comic Magician, March 27-29

Jerry Frasier, Comic Magician

Jerry is impressive, unique and unforgettable. His interactive, comedic style brings audience participation to a new level. With a distinctive voice and energetic personality, Jerry positively embraces and audience with anything-can-happen clean comedy. His show is fun, tight, fast-paced, well-planned and seamlessly routined. A hard working, polished professional, Jerry is a top-notch comic magician.

Jerry’s show is appropriate for all ages!

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TUESDAY, MARCH 27:
9:30 a.m. – Halstad Living Center
4 p.m. – Fosston Library
7 p.m. – McIntosh Library

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28:
10:30 a.m. – Bagley American Legion-112 Main Ave N
3 p.m. – Gonvick LINK Site
7 p.m. – Fertile Library

THURSDAY, MARCH 29:
10 a.m. – Lake Park LINK Site
2 p.m. – Hawley Library
7 p.m. – Breckenridge Library

These events are free and open to all.

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

Pete Hautman, Young Adult Author, March 21 & 22

Pete Hautman, Young Adult Author

“Back in the mid-1990s I wrote a time travel mystery called Mr. Was. The main character, for most of the story, was a teenager. When I showed the manuscript to a friend, he said, ‘This is a Young Adult novel.'”

“Oh,” said I. “That’s kind of a stupid name for teen books.”

And then I started thinking about the books I read as a teenager, and how much they had mattered to me, and how vividly I still remembered many of them–both the good and the bad. And then I started remembering other things about being a teenager, and the ideas started coming.

So here I am years later with a dozen YA books, and more to come, and you know what? I still think “Young Adult” is a stupid name for the kind of books I write.

Hautman’s presentation will be about the genre, his process and his works.

Aspiring teen and adult writers encouraged to attend!

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Pete Hautman is nominated for a MN Book Award for his 2011 book, The Big Crunch.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
1 p.m. – Ada Library
4 p.m. – Moorhead Library
7 p.m. – Hawley Library

THURSDAY, MARCH 22
10:30 a.m. – Crookston Library
1:30 p.m. – Climax Library
4 p.m. – Hendrum LINK Site

These events are free and open to all.

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

Anna Dee Olson, Growing Up Amish March 13-15

Anna Dee Olson

An inspirational speaker and author, Olson spent the first 24 years of her life living in an Amish community. She’s seen the best and worst of Amish culture and modern American life, and uses what she has learned to live a more fulfilling life today.

Olson’s motto is : “True forgiveness is a choice we all have.”

She strongly believes in helping people through volunteering, sharing her experiences and inspiring others to understand the secretive life of the Amish culture.

Read Olson’s book, Growing Up Amish, and attend one of her presentations!

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TUESDAY, MARCH 13
10 a.m. – Halstad Living Center
2 p.m. – Moorhead Library
7 p.m. – Breckenridge Library

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
10:30 a.m. – Mahnomen Library
2 p.m. – Bagley Library
7 p.m. – Detroit Lakes Library

THURSDAY, MARCH 15
10:30 a.m.  – Cormorant LINK Site
2 p.m. – Frazee LINK Site
5 p.m. – Barnesville Library

These events are free and open to all.

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

8th Street String Quartet & Soloist Ben Sung March 7-10

8th Street String Quartet

The 8th Street String Quartet performances include a repertoire of classical selections. Solo performances by FM Symphony Concertmaster, Ben Sung, include classical selections and discussions of the violin and its history.

All presenters are musicians with the FM Symphony. Each member of the quartet will share their gift of music with all ages.

Take in a free classical music presentation with your friends and family!

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8th Street String Quartet (without Ben Sung)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7

7 p.m. – Fertile Library

THURSDAY, MARCH 8
6 p.m. – Gonvick LINK Site

Solo Presentation by Concertmaster Ben Sung (without 8th Street String Quartet)
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
6:30 p.m.  – Shelly LINK Site

SATURDAY, MARCH 10
10:30 a.m.  – Mahnomen Library
2 p.m. – Twin Valley LINK Site

These events are free and open to all.

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