Learn about the heritage and musical traditions of both Irish and local Red River Valley early settlers in this music performance and history presentation by Jim and Bonnie Haney, founding members of the Irish band Poitin.
A Poitin concert performance to follow at Fosston Library Theatre.
Jim & Bonnie Haney
Friday, February 28
Crookston Library – 10:30 am
Fertile Library – 2:30 pm
Friday, February 28
Fosston Library Theatre – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 11
Moorhead Library – 10:00 a.m.
Mahnomen Elementary School – 1:30 p.m.
Frazee LINK Site – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12
Detroit Lakes Library – 10:30 a.m.
Rothsay Community Center – 4:00 p.m.
Barnesville Library – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 13
Hawley Library – 10:30 a.m.
Cormorant LINK Site – 4:30 p.m.
Clearwater County Budget Shortfall Prompts Gonvick LINK Site Closing
The Gonvick LINK Site, of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library, will be closing its doors on March 7, 2014 due to a Clearwater County budgetary shortfall. The last day of services will be on March 6, 2014.
Residents currently using the Gonvick LINK Site can use their library cards at the nearby Bagley Public Library, or at any LARL location. The book drop will be available for use until the 10th of March.
The Zinghoppers reading enrichment program, sponsored by LARL and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, will continue to take place on Monday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. The Zinghoppers are an Emmy Award winning musical group that specializes in fun, interactive programming for young children and families. The event will be held at the Gonvick Community Center.
Each year, the Fargo Public Library, Moorhead Public Library, and West Fargo Public Library team up to promote one book that the entire community reads together, a reading program called “One Book, One Community.”
In 2014, for the first time ever, the title for the One Book, One Community program will be determined by a community vote. Six titles have been chosen by the One Book, One Community Committee. Voting will take place starting February 1 and run through February 28.
Click here to visit the One Book, One Community site for more information, and to cast your vote online!
The LARL Executive and Finance Committees will be meeting to discuss LARL Acceptance of Signatory Support from Outside Entities.
The meeting will take place in the Regional Office on February 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Starting February 1, there will be a slight change in the Lake Park LINK Site hours of operation. Hours will remain the same on Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., but Thursdays hours will change. New Thursday open hours will be from 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.
The Shelly LINK Site will close its doors on January 31, 2014 due to a Norman County budgetary shortfall. Patrons of the Shelly LINK Site are encouraged to use nearby Lakes Agassiz Regional Library branches in Climax and Ada, and LINK Sites in Halstad and Hendrum. Three remaining LINK sites in Norman County; Hendrum, Halstad, and Twin Valley—in addition to the Ada Public Library—which will continue to offer regular service and hours.
Shelly LINK Site customers are encouraged to contact one of the LARL locations mentioned above with questions on their account information and instructions on material return: 218-857-2455.
The Moorhead Public Library hours will change beginning February 1, 2014. New hours will be: Monday through Thursday 10 to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 to 6 p.m.; closed on Sundays. Click here for or more information.
The Crookston Library and Agassiz Audubon Society will present How to Spot and Photograph Owls, a program free for the public, on Tuesday, February 11 at 6 p.m. at the Crookston Library.
Winter is a great time to look for owls. Several species, including Snowy Owls, Northern Hawk-owls and Great Horned Owls, have been spotted in the Red River Valley this winter.
All you need to know is when, where and what to look for. If you’re willing to be adventurous, you can drive around and spot them from the comfort of your car, or participate in a guided field trip.
Agassiz Audubon Society’s Heidi Hughes has been watching owls for years. She’ll show you the local owls and how to identify them – and provide the owling “basics.” She’ll provide tips on how to make your yard “owl friendly,” how to select owl identification books and apps – and how to take a good owl photo with a point and shoot camera.
For more information on this program, contact Dennis Jacobs at the Crookston Library (218) 281-4522.
The Moorhead Public Library and Shelly LINK Site, of Lake Agassiz Regional Library, have been affected by budgetary shortfalls for 2014 fiscal year; resulting in reduced or discontinued services at these locations. Without full funding, these locations cannot afford to maintain current levels of service.
The Moorhead Public Library will be seeing a reduction in hours and staffing, beginning February 1, 2014, due to a City of Moorhead budgetary shortfall. To account for the shortfall, open hours per week will be reduced from 69 down to 56. This reduction includes changes to hours Monday through Saturday and the elimination of Sunday hours.
Moorhead Public Library hours of operation beginning February 1: Monday through Thursday 10 to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 to 6 p.m.; closed on Sundays.
The Shelly LINK Site will be closing its doors on January 31, 2014 due to a Norman County budgetary shortfall. Nearby LINK Sites in Hendrum, Halstad, and Twin Valley—in addition to the Ada Public Library—will continue to offer service to area residents. Regular hours of operation will continue at these locations. Click here for a complete list of locations and hours of operation.