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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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Meet the Minnesota Crime Wave Mystery Writers April 12-14!

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There’s almost no truth to the rumor that the members of the Minnesota Crime Wave met because they have the same parole officer…The Minnesota Crime Wave consists of mystery writers Carl Brookins, Ellen Hart and William Kent Krueger. Learn their tips and tricks to writing mystery novels and about publishing their work.

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Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. Ada Library

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Ellen Hart

Wednesday, April 13 at 1 p.m. Barnesville Library

Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. Hawley Library

Thursday, April 14 at 2 p.m. Breckenridge Library

Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. Moorhead Library

These events are FREE and open to the public.

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Wm. Kent Krueger

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

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History of MN Brewing with Doug Hoverson April 9-10

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Land of Amber Waters

Doug Hoverson, author of Land of Amber Waters: the History of Brewing in Minnesota is associate editor of American Breweriana Journal, an award-winning homebrewer, and a certified beer judge.

Learn about the Minnesota beer industry, discover the cultural influences on the beer industry. Hoverson will share how small town breweries gave way to big, corporate breweries and how small breweries are making a comeback.

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Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m.-Fosston Community Library and Arts Theatre

Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.-Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom in Detroit Lakes

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Life's Your Legacy…LIVE IT! with Reneé Rongen March 8-April 21

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Renee Rongen

Learn to live your life backwards! Master storyteller and author of coffee table classic Grandy’s Quilt: A Gift For All Seasons, Reneé shares lessons in history, culture and the art of quiltmaking. ‘Life’s Your Legacy’ is about taking risks, using and sharing your unique gifts, laughing at yourself, celebrating the wisdom of aging and living a life of contentment and abundant joy.

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Join us for one of Reneé’s amazing and FREE presentations. You won’t regret it!

Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at Breckenridge High School

Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at Ada-Borup High School

Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at Fosston Library Theatre

Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Detroit Lakes Library

Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at Moorhead Library

Crookston native and International Spokesperson for the ‘Pay It Forward’ program, Reneé Rongen is a wise and witty mom, award winning entrepreneur, author and friend to many. From board rooms to 5th grade class rooms to packing convention centers, she is the International Speaker who has inspired thousands of individuals to “Live Life From the Inside Out.” To learn more, visit Reneé Rongen’s website.

This event is free and open to all. A recent program attendee described Reneé as a combination of “Oprah, Lilli Tomlin and Mother Teresa.” You’ll beg her to stop, but yearn for more. It’s that side ache pain that’s good for the soul.

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Creative Spring Workshops March 30-April 15

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Fabric Art with Deb Ballard
(Registration Required. Call the number associated with the location you’d like to attend to pre-register.)

Fertile Community Center-Wednesday, March 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. (218) 945 – 6137

Crookston Library-Monday, April 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (218) 281-4522

Gonvick Community Center-Tuesday, April 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. (218) 487 – 6220

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(Registration Required. Call the number associated with the location you’d like to attend to pre-register.)

Crookston Library-Wednesday, March 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (218) 281-4522

Gonvick Community Center-Tuesday, April 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. (218) 487 – 6220

Shelly Senior Center-Friday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to Noon (218) 886 – 7056

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(Registration Required. Call the number associated with the location you’d like to attend to pre-register.)

Crookston Library-Monday, April 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (218) 281-4522

Gonvick Community Center-Tuesday, April 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. (218) 487 – 6220

Shelly LINK Site-Friday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to Noon (218) 886 – 7056

All of these events are FREE and open to the public.

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

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Graphic Artist Jay B Jones March 30-April 1

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Wednesday, March 30 at 6 p.m. in Crookston Library
Friday, April 1 at 3 p.m. in Clearbook-Gonvick High School
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Both of these events are FREE and open to the public.

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

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Faces of New America: An Exploration of American Identity March 14-16

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Photographer and Filmmaker Jila Nikpay
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Faces of New America

The Faces of New America exhibition will be explored as a basis for reflective/interactive activities and lively discussions about new immigrants and the American identity. The photographed have roots in Mexico, Russia, Somalia, Iraq and Tibet.

Activities include learning how to use the descriptive protocol to read a photographic portrait, creating “self-portraits” through drawing and/or writing (depending on the age of the participants) then, sharing their portraits with others and breaking into small groups to brainstorm about what comprises the American identity. Final discussions utilize concepts such as melting pot, mosaic, as well as words the participants invent to describe American identity from their own perspective.

Jila Nikpay explores the themes of cultural memory and belonging through photography and film, drawing from the experience of living between cultures. Her open ended visual language exists at the intersection of contemporary western practices and Iranian mystical poetry.

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Learn more about Jila Nikpay and the Faces of New America project by visiting her website.

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Be sure take part in these free presentations with Ms. Nikpay at the following locations:

Monday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Breckenridge Library

Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Mahnomen Library

Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Moorhead Library

All events are FREE and open to the public.

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Between Two Worlds with Roxana Saberi March 29 in Detroit Lakes

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Between Two Worlds

Join us for a book talk and Q & A with journalist and author of Between Two Worlds, Roxana Saberi, hosted by Detroit Lakes Library!

Saberi, a native of Fargo, North Dakota, and a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, made international headlines when she was imprisoned for 100 days and falsely accused of espionage while working as a journalist in Iran in 2009.

Learn more about Roxana Saberi by visiting her website.

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Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m.
Historic Holmes Theatre, 826 Summit Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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