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Bart Buch, Puppet Artist September 10-12

BartBuchPuppet artist Bart Buch is going to be talking about making puppets and different ways to “animate” them, with a hands-on demonstration for participants!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013:

  • 10:00 a.m. at the Moorhead Library
  • 1:30 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes Library
  • 6:00 p.m. at the Frazee LINK Site

Wednesday, September 11, 2013:

  • 10:00 a.m. at the Hendrum LINK Site
  • 4:00 p.m. at the Hawley Library
  • 7:00 p.m. at the Rothsay LINK Site

Thursday, September 12, 2013:

  • 10:30 a.m. at the Crookston Library
  • 1:30 p.m. at the Climax-Shelly School
  • 6:00 p.m. at the McIntosh Library

 Check out the full Legacy line-up this fall!

 

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

Becca Barniskis, Writing Workshop September 17-19

becca-barniskis-editor-pic2Get in touch with your inner poet! Becca is the author of several books and is the editor of “The Teaching Artist Journal.”  Becca’s workshops are fun and everyone becomes a writer!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013:

  • 10:30 a.m. at the Crookston Library
  • 12:30 p.m. at the Fertile Library
  • 6:30 p.m. at the Fosston Library

Wednesday, September 18, 2013:

  • 10:30 a.m. at the Bagley Library
  • 2:00 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes Library
  • 6:30 p.m. at the Barnesville Library

Thursday, September 19, 2013:

  • 11:00 a.m. at the Cormorant LINK Site
  • 1:30 p.m. at the Hawley Library
  • 7:00 p.m. at the Moorhead Library

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

Roger Radley, Farmer Comedian September 23-25

Montage 1He’s shared the stage with Waylon Jennings, Tom Jones, B.B. King, Paula Poundstone, Willie Nelson, and George Carlin. His audiences love his down-to-earth and clever comedy!

Monday, September 23, 2013:

  • 10:00 a.m. at the Gonvick LINK Site
  • 4:00 p.m. at the Climax Library
  • 6:30 p.m. at the Crookston Library

Tuesday, September 24, 2013:

  • 10:30 a.m. at the Moorhead Library
  • 2:00 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes Library
  • 7:00 p.m. at the Breckenridge Library

Wednesday, September 25, 2013:

  • 10:00 a.m. at Norman County West High School
  • 2:30 p.m. at the Hawley Library
  • 7:00 p.m. at the Barnesville Library

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

Teens! Go Beneath the Surface!

Teens! Beneath Poster for more information on what special programs and events will be happening at your branch or check our online event calendar by clicking on the green Events button to the left of the screen.

After school is out, keep track of all of your reading on this Reading Log. You can click “Reading Log” below to print one out at home, or pick one up at the library.

When you are finished, turn it in at your library branch to get a journal!

Thank You for Contacting Your Legislators!!

Great news!  The Legacy conference committee just released its spreadsheet.  They have agreed to the House position of $3 million per year for regional public libraries.  Thank you to all who contacted your legislators.  It clearly made a huge difference.

The Minnesota Digital Library received $300,000 per year.  Since this was the funding level in both the House and Senate bills, this was expected.

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Click this button to learn about the many Legacy programs LARL hosted between 2010-2013!

Teens! Go Beneath the Surface!

Teens! Beneath Poster for more information on what special programs and events will be happening at your branch or check our online event calendar by clicking on the green Events button to the left of the screen.

After school is out, keep track of all of your reading on this Reading Log. You can click “Reading Log” below to print one out at home, or pick one up at the library.

When you are finished, turn it in at your library branch to get a journal!

3 Communities 2 Books 1 Art Exhibit

images (3)In partnership, the Fargo Public Library, Moorhead Public Library, West Fargo Public Library, and Plains Art Museum are launching the Three Communities, Two Books, One Art Exhibit (3.2.1) project starting Thursday, May 9. All area residents are encouraged to unite in reading either, or both, of the featured novels – Herman Melville’s classic Moby-Dick and Sena Jeter Naslund’s novel Ahab’s Wife. In September, as part of this community read and art project, Plains Art Museum presents the exhibit T.L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun, featuring new works inspired by these two remarkable novels.

Since it was first published in 1851, Melville’s story of Captain Ahab’s self-destructive obsession has inspired all types of artists with its morality tale about the consequences of blind obsession. Solien’s artwork is inspired by both Melville’s and Naslund’s tales, along with the history of the settlement of the American West, including the settlement of our region.

321guide (1).inddCopies of both novels are available at each area public library location and for purchase at the Plains Art Museum. For a complete list of Three Communities, Two Books, One Art Exhibit (3.2.1) related events and resources, visit any participating public library, Plains Art Museum, or www.321fm.org.

Ahab's WifeAlong with reading the two novels, readers are encouraged to participate in related events at participating libraries and the Museum during this project. Events include themed book discussions at all three libraries and the Museum over the summer, movie screenings, children’s storytime and arts events, an author visit in mid-October from Sena Jeter Naslund, and many other engaging programs.

This project is generously supported by the Friends of the Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, Plains Art Museum, North Dakota Humanities Council, North Dakota State University, and the Red River Valley Writing Project.