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FREE Suitcase Science Workshop in Moorhead Library October 4!

suitcase FREE Suitcase Science Workshop in Moorhead Library October 4!All ages are invited to Moorhead Library on Monday, October 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a free Suitcase Science workshop presented by a team from the Science Museum of Minnesota. The workshop hopes to foster a connection between objects and community. Please pre-register by noon on Monday, October 4 by calling 218-233-7594.

Suitcase Science is a community-inspired theatre piece and exhibit that highlights many scientific disciplines: anthropology, geology, chemistry, sociology and material culture.

The workshop will involve creative exercises, games, and conversations designed to elicit stories through the use of objects. All participants will be asked to bring two objects that have meaning, significance, or value to him or her. Any type of object will work, and objects will be needed for workshop purposes only. We will not be collecting the objects, only the stories they inspire. We will be documenting the objects themselves with video and/or still photography.

The Science Museum of Minnesota’s team will utilize the community stories as inspiration to create the show and exhibit. We will not use any stories or video without consent, and we will respect anyone’s wish to remain anonymous.

smmbw FREE Suitcase Science Workshop in Moorhead Library October 4!All participants will receive free general Science Museum of Minnesota admission, and snacks and beverages will be provided during the workshop.

The exhibit component will have a presence in community centers, libraries, theaters, museums and senior centers throughout the state.

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




SuitcaseScience FREE Suitcase Science Workshop in Moorhead Library October 4!
Suitcase Science Workshop


Life's Your Legacy…LIVE IT! with Reneé Rongen in Crookston October 11

ReneeLogo Life's Your Legacy...LIVE IT! with Reneé Rongen in Crookston October 11Learn how to live your life backwards! Reneé shares legacy lifters in her masterfully told stories of life and the lessons learned along the way on Monday, October 11 at 7 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium at the U of M in Crookston. Learn what is to be treasured in this lifetime and how to pass that on to future generations. 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.

Crookston native and 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.

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

Mentalist and Magician Robert Halbrook Reveals Dark Tales of Mystery and Intrigue for Teens October 4-7!

darktalesweb Mentalist and Magician Robert Halbrook Reveals Dark Tales of Mystery and Intrigue for Teens October 4 7!Watch antique relics transform before your eyes and learn some eerie connections between the lives and writings of Stephanie Meyer, Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker and more! Experience interactive theatre at its best when illusionist and magician Robert Halbrook spins a web between authors and stories past and present. Halbrook will inspire you to pick up and read a classic to see if you can discover the same strange phenomena!

“I have found many fascinating associations between today’s popular writers and those of long ago…but you’ll have to come to the show to learn more,” remarked Halbrook. “For example, the Fox Sisters gained reputations as psychics far before Alison Dubois! Did you know that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini were friends? They were! Join me for Dark Tales and I’ll share why their friendship ended,” added Halbrook.

Monday, October 4 at 7 p.m.-Crookston Library

Tuesday, October 5 at 7 p.m.-Fosston Library Theatre

Wednesday, October 6 at 7 p.m.-Detroit Lakes Library

Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m.-Moorhead Library

These events are free and are geared toward teens 12 to 18 years old, but the show appeals to all ages.

“Reading made me an excellent magician and problem solver. The more I read, the better equipped I am to solve mysterious puzzles! Come to Dark Tales and learn how reading prepares you to solve mysteries great and small,” concluded Halbrook.

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

FREE Genealogy Series @ Moorhead Library Begins October 5!

Speaker, writer and genealogist Rick Crume began researching his family history at the age of 14. His quest yielded answers.

“A brother of my ancestor was last recorded in the 1880 census. For years, I wasn’t able to find any record of him-it was like he vanished!” shared Crume. “When newspaper records went online, I found him again! He could be traced from Minnesota to California to Central and then finally to South America,” Crume continued. “Turned out he had married four times…without necessarily divorcing the previous spouse. He was on the run and made big headlines!” he added.

Join Rick Crume along with Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County Archivist Mark Piehl for a free genealogy series beginning next Tuesday at Moorhead Library to learn more about yourself and your family’s past.

“There’s a very good chance that genealogy websites like Ancestry and HeritageQuest have information on your family, but finding information on your ancestors can be hit or miss. In these presentations, you’ll learn tips and tricks to save time and search these sites effectively,” Crume concluded.

Beginner’s Guide to Online Genealogy with Rick Crume
Tuesday, October 5 at 7 p.m.
With so many genealogy resources online it’s hard to know where to start. Rick will point you to the best online destinations for beginning genealogists.

From the Revolutionary War to Vietnam with Rick Crume

Tuesday, October 12 at 7 p.m.
Rick will point you to the best websites for U.S. military records, ranging from Revolutionary War pension files to World War II draft cards.

Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest @ your Library with Rick Crume
Tuesday, October 19 at 7 p.m.
Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest bring the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resources to your library. Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Genealogical Resources of the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County

Tuesday, October 26 at 7 p.m.
Join Archivist Mark Peihl as he discusses some of the many genealogical resources available at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County’s archives, including school census records, city directories, land records, tax records World War 1 Alien Registration forms and much more.

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

FREE Genealogy Series with Rick Crume @ Breckenridge Library Begins September 20!

AncestryLogo FREE Genealogy Series with Rick Crume @ Breckenridge Library Begins September 20!Join Genealogist, Writer and Speaker Rick Crume at Breckenridge Library to learn how to research your family history!

Rick Crume is a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine and he has also written for Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, Discovering Family History and the National Genealogical Society’s NewsMagazine. The author of “Plugging Into Your Past: How to Find Real Family History Records Online,” he specializes in online research, genealogy software and British genealogy. He also created the Genealogical Library Master Catalog, the largest union list of genealogical books, manuscripts and microfilms. Since he began researching his family history at age 14, Rick has traced his ancestry back to the 1600s and earlier in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and the Netherlands.

All events are free!

Beginner’s Guide to Online Genealogy-Monday, September 20 at 7 p.m.
With so many genealogy resources online it’s hard to know where to start. Rick will point you to the best online destinations for beginning genealogists.

10 Best New Web Tools of the Past 10 Years-Monday, September 27 at 7 p.m.
The Internet has dramatically transformed genealogy over the past decade. Today genealogists rely on tools that weren’t even around ten years ago, but have already become indispensable. If you’re not taking advantage of these tools, it’s time to get with the program.

Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest @ Your Library-Monday, October 4 at 7 p.m.
Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest,the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resources are at your library! Unlock your family story by accessing census information, vital records, immigration records, legal docs, photos and more.

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

Ancestry Library Edition & HeritageQuest with Rick Crume September 14-22!

AncestryLogo Ancestry Library Edition & HeritageQuest with Rick Crume September 14 22!Join Genealogist, Writer and Speaker Rick Crume to learn how to research your family history using the library’s Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest online databases!

The world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resources are at your library! Unlock your family story by accessing census information, vital records, immigration records, legal docs, photos and more.

All events are free!

Tuesday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to noon-Bagley Library

Tuesday, September 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.-Mahnomen Library

Thursday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to noon-Fosston Library

Thursday, September 16 from 1 to 3 p.m.-McIntosh Library

Wednesday, September 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.-Fertile Library

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

FREE Abstraction 100 Kids Art Workshop September 18 in Moorhead Library

Kids ages 7-12 are invited to join us on Saturday, September 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. for an Abstraction in the Making Hands-On Workshop at Moorhead Library! Registration is limited to 20. Please call 218-233-7594 to register.

This event is free.

This event is a part of Minnesota State University Moorhead Department of Art & Design’s Abstraction 100 festival now through September 22.

Programming is sponsored by Minnesota State University Moorhead Department of Art & Design, Lake Agassiz Regional Library and supported in part or in whole with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.

Back-To-School with Storyteller and Dancer Karla Nweje August 24-26!

karlaMediumsepia Back To School with Storyteller and Dancer Karla Nweje August 24 26!Arts educator Karla Nweje is inspired by the griots and griottes of West African society. Viewed today as entertainers, they were once revered as the gifted keepers of history.

Karla will empower youth to unearth their own unique narrative and paint moving portraits through dance and story to become the griots and griottes of tomorrow!

These events are free and open to all ages. Join Karla August 24-26 in one of the following locations:

Tuesday, August 24
9:30 a.m.-Moorhead Library
12:30 p.m.-Barnesville Library
3 p.m.-Rothsay LINK Site
5 p.m.-Breckenridge Library

Wednesday, August 25
10 a.m.-Hendrum LINK Site
1:30 p.m.-Crookston Library
4 p.m.-Fosston Library Theatre
6:30 p.m.-Fertile Library

Thursday, August 26
10:30 a.m.-Hawley Library
12:30 p.m.-Detroit Lakes Library
3 p.m.-Mahnomen Library
6 p.m.-Bagley Library

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

Kid's Author Visit with Patrick "Packy" Mader June 14-18

Mader Web2009 3up 300x227 Kid's Author Visit with Patrick "Packy" Mader June 14 18 Patrick Mader is an elementary teacher and children’s book author who wrote “Oma & Opa Together,” “Oma Finds a Miracle,” and  “Big Brother Has Wheels.” Mader will present a rural and agricultural education program with an authentic milking machine and discuss the writing, illustrating and publishing process. Mr. Mader will be visiting all 13 LARL branch libraries in celebration of summer reading.

His schedule is as follows:

Monday, June 14
10:30 a.m.-McIntosh Library
2 p.m.-Fertile Library
7 p.m.-Climax Library

Tuesday, June 15
2 p.m.-Breckenridge Library
6:30 p.m.-Moorhead Library

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Wednesday, June 16
10 a.m.-Bagley Library
1:30 p.m.-Fosston Library
6:30 p.m.-Crookston Library

Thursday, June 17
10:30 a.m.-Hawley Library
2 p.m.-Detroit Lakes Library
6 p.m.-Mahnomen Library

Friday, June 18
10:30 a.m.-Barnesville Library
2:30 p.m.-Ada Library

Minnesota's Greatest Generation Film & Discussion August 23 at Moorhead Library

MGG Logo Minnesota's Greatest Generation Film & Discussion August 23 at Moorhead LibraryJoin us on Monday, August 23 at 7 p.m. in Moorhead Library to watch a series of short documentary films based on the lives of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation. After the films, join those from the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and Senior Connections for a discussion with members of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation.

Our grandparents, parents and neighbors are part of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation. Yet, we may have never heard their stories. These remarkable people grew up during the Depression and came of age during World War II and lived the post-war boom. They’ve created a lasting legacy that shapes us all.

Programming is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library and the Minnesota Historical Society and supported in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.

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