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The Face on the Barroom Floor May 19-21


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The Face on the Barroom Floor

Opera Logo copy e1304694894495 The Face on the Barroom Floor May 19 21The Face on the Barroom Floor by Henry Mollicone tells two tales, separated in time but parallel in characters and theme as the face of beloved Isabelle and Madeline appear in the life of both Larry and Matt. There’s never a dull moment during this 40-minute opera.

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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Sean Emery


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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The Evolution of Pop Music with Zachary Scot Johnson May 2-6!

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Learn how folk, country, jazz, blues, gospel, classical and other types of music led to the creation of various popular songs today.

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Singer-songwriter Zachary Scot Johnson captivates listeners with the lush emotional landscape of his acoustic fusion music. He blends blues and folk, alt-country and pop, and rock-n-roll, creating his signature sound, a distinctive musical flavor unlike any other. Yet it is absolutely accessible and there is nothing cloying or artificial here; only genuine emotions, real impact, heart-on-sleeve emotional honesty. All driven by remarkable talent.

Not an ounce of Johnsons spirit escapes being funneled into his music. He holds himself to high standards. He has recognized in the world of music that the greats are all those who felt music with every fiber of their being and paid music back by putting every part of themselves into the creation of more music. “People whose entire body and being go into a performance inspire me,” he says. “People who have the guts to go out there every night and lay it all out there for the audience to take…they influence me.”

Monday, May 2
4 p.m. – Fertile Library
7 p.m. – Climax Library

Tuesday, May 3
11 a.m. – Crookston Library
4 p.m. – McIntosh Library
6:30 p.m. – Mahnomen Library

Wednesday, May 4
11 a.m. – Bagley Library
4 p.m. – Detroit Lakes Library
6:30 p.m. – Hawley Library

Thursday, May 5
4 p.m. – Barnesville Library
7 p.m. – Breckenridge Library

Friday, May 6
11 a.m. – Ada Library
4 p.m. – Fosston Library

To learn more, visit Zachary Scot Johnson’s website.

These events are free and open to all.

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Meet Abercrombie Trail and Pomme de Terre Author Candace Simar May 2-18!

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abercrombietrail Meet Abercrombie Trail and Pomme de Terre Author Candace Simar May 2 18!Pomme de Terre, released by North Star Press 2010, tells the story of Serena and Gust Gustafson, a young couple who move to western Minnesota after losing everything in the Sioux Uprising. Though it is supposed to be over, they live in constant danger from renegade raids. It continues the story of Birdie and Ragna Larson, little girls kidnapped by the Sioux during the uprising. It also tells the story of Drumbeater, a Sioux brave, who rescues Birdie and Ragna to honor his uncle’s life and death friend.

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Meet Candace Simar!

Mon., May 2 at 7 p.m.-Moorhead Library

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Tues., May 3 at 7 p.m.-Ada Library

Mon., May 16 at 6:30 p.m.-Breckenridge Library

Tues., May 17 at 6:30 p.m.-Barnesville Library

Wed., May 18 at 6:30 p.m.-Hawley Library

Candace Simar is a writer and poet from Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, in the heart of Lake Country. As a life-long Minnesotan, the grandchild of immigrants, Candace nurtures a passion for Minnesota History.

Publishing her Minnesota-based historical novels, ABERCROMBIE TRAIL 2009, POMME DE birdiesimar Meet Abercrombie Trail and Pomme de Terre Author Candace Simar May 2 18!TERRE 2010; and BIRDIE 2011, is a dream come true.

To learn more, visit Candace Simar’s website.

These events are free and open to all.

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Comedy and Comedic Writing With Scott Novotny April 26-28!

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Comedian Scott Novotny

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Comedian Scott Novotny is often compared to Red Skelton and Robin Williams! He loves what he does and prides himself on keeping his shows clean and family-friendly. Take in one of Novotny’s comedic routines or attend a comedy writing workshop at one of the library locations near you!

To learn more about Scott Novotny, visit his website.

Tuesday, April 26 2:30 p.m.-Writing Workshop in Mahnomen Library

Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.-Stand-Up Comedy in Detroit Lakes Library

Wednesday, April 27 at 2 p.m.-Writing Workshop in McIntosh Library

Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m.-Stand-up Comedy in Fosston Community Library and Arts Center Theatre

Thursday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m.-Writing Workshop in Hawley Library

Thursday, April 28 at 2 p.m.-Writing Workshop in Barnesville Library

Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m.-Stand-Up Comedy in Breckenridge Library

These events are free and open to all.

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Fertile Mobile Dedication April 15

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Lake Agassiz Regional Library is sponsoring a two-day residency April 11 and April 12 in creating a mobile with the residents at the Fair Meadow Nursing Home in Fertile.

A public presentation and dedication of the mobile will be held on Friday, April 15 at 9 a.m. at the Fair Meadow Nursing Home located at 300 Garfield Avenue SE. This event is free and open to the public.

This program is supported in part or in whole with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.

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Create Comics with Blake Hoena April 20 and 21 in Moorhead and Ada!

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Hoena’s workshop will take characters of the participant’s creation and develop a funny, bizarre, or scary situation to place them into. Create a one-page comic while learning the important elements of creating comics, such as storyboarding, dialogue and sound effects. BANG!

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Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Moorhead Library

Thursday, April 21 at 6:15 p.m. at Ada Library

To learn more about Blake Hoena visit his website.

This event is free and open to all.

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