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Discover the Treasures Left Behind with Arna Rennan & Loretta Kelley

Welcome to a world of brave immigrants, joyful dance music, and the sound of ballads from hundreds of years ago. Discover the stories of trolls, giants, and the underground world in nature. Hardanger fiddle player Loretta Kelley and performer Arna Rennan will delight audiences with “slaatter og stev” fiddle tunes.

We are thrilled to bring a fantastic event to communities in our region free of charge, thanks to funding from Minnesota’s Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

September 12th- Rothsay at 10:00 am (Westfall Apartments 106 3rd. Ave. SW, Rothsay, Minnesota)
September 12th- Halstad Senior Center at 2:00 pm
September 12th- Barnesville Senior Center at 6:30 pm
September 13th- Cormorant (Community Room) at 10:00 am
September 13th- Twin Valley at 2:00 pm
September 14th- Lake Park at 9:00 am,
September 14th- Bagley at 2:00 pm,
September 14th- Breckenridge at 7:00 pm

Wow! Presenting Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen

We are thrilled to bring a fantastic event to communities in our region free of charge, thanks to funding from Minnesota’s Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Discover real food – the indigenous American fruits and vegetables, the wild and foraged ingredients, game, and fish familiar to Native Americans in our area. Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota chef and founder of the Sioux Chef, will describe wild foods, how they’re processed, and how they’re used by the indigenous community. This program is made possible by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

October 11 – Crookston at 1:30 p.m.
October 12 – Mahnomen School at 8:30 a.m.
October 12 – Moorhead at 6:30 p.m.

 

Coming in September…Up in the UP with Bill Jamerson

We are thrilled to bring a fantastic event to communities in our region free of charge, thanks to funding from Minnesota’s Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

You’ll love Bill Jamerson’s songs and stories about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which remind us of what miners experienced in MN’s Iron Range. Due to its isolation, many of the area’s cultural traditions have been preserved, and his stories about the people who grew up there in the 1930s are sure to delight audiences of all ages.

September 5- Fertile at 10:15 am
September 5- Halstad Senior Center at 2:00 pm (Halstad Living Center and Heritage House)
September 5- Fosston at 6:30 pm
September 6- McIntosh at 1:00 pm
September 6- Hawley at 6:30 pm
September 7- Frazee at 10:30 am
September 7- Ulen (in the school theater) at 2:00 pm
September 7- Moorhead at 6:30 pm
September 8- Bagley at 10:00 am,
September 8- Crookston at 1:00 pm

Crookston Library Seeks Community Input

Lake Agassiz Regional Library wants to hear from its customers! The library system is conducting a series of community conversations throughout the summer as a part of an extensive outreach and planning process aimed at making the library as valuable as possible to all residents of the library system’s seven county service area.  Topics of discussion will include how to enhance services over the next three years, in addition to discussion about hours of operation, programs, materials and more.

“Our goal is to discover the expectations of the people we serve,” said Liz Lynch, Regional Library Director. “We want to make sure the services we offer are meeting the needs of communities.”

Crookston-area community members are invited to attend a meeting at the Crookston Public Library on Tuesday, August 8 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.

Announcing the Fall Arts and Cultural Heritage Series Lineup

This fall, we will welcome a series of performers, authors, historians and experts, in celebration of the talent and stories of Minnesota.

Presenters include Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota chef and founder of the Sioux Chef, a performance from LARL fan favorite, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre, living history performers and more! Admission to each event is free and the series will begin on September 5 and continue through November. The series is made possible through funding from Minnesota’s Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Click here for a full list of performers and to discover events near you!

To stay up-to-date on upcoming Legacy events, join our mailing list!

Meet Author/Illustrator Mike Wohnoutka

Meet Mike Wohnoutka, the author and illustrator of Dad’s First Day and Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster. He is the Minnesota Book Award Winning illustrator of the children’s book, Moo, which was authored by David LaRochelle.

  • Author Talk
  • Interactive Illustration Demonstration
  • Meet Booker the Owl, the Library Mascot
  • Hands-On Activities
  • + Much More!

Monday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Moorhead Public Library

This event is made possible by funding from the Minnesota Art and Cultural Heritage Fund.

We Want to Hear from YOU! LARL Seeks Community Input

We want to hear from our customers! We will be conducting a series of community conversations throughout the summer as a part of an extensive outreach and planning process aimed at making LARL as valuable as possible to all residents in the seven county service area.

Topics of discussion will include how to enhance services over the next three years, in addition to discussion about hours of operation, programs, materials and more.

“Our goal is to discover the expectations of the people we serve,” said Liz Lynch, Regional Library Director. “We want to make sure the services we offer are meeting the needs of communities.”

People from the following communities are invited to attend meetings at their library:

  • Detroit Lakes on Wednesday, June 7
  • Moorhead on Wednesday, June 14
  • Hawley on Wednesday, June 21
  • Breckenridge on Tuesday, June 27
  • Bagley on Thursday, July 20
  • Crookston on Tuesday, August 8

Each meeting will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with light refreshments available.

Sizzlin’ Summer Reads

Beginning June 1, adults are invited to track their summer reading for a chance to win prizes at the following LARL locations:

  • Crookston Public Library
  • Fosston Public Library
  • Hawley Public Library
  • Mahnomen Public Library
  • Moorhead Public Library

To participate, simply read at least four books, complete an entry form and turn it at a participating location.

Summer Reading is Here!

TRACK YOUR READING:
Kids and teens of all ages are invited to read to earn prizes this June, July and August. Participate by picking up a reading log at a library near you or print a reading log here. Use the logs to keep track of time spent reading and bring completed logs to a LARL location for a prize!

FREE EVENTS:
Don’t miss the fun at a library near you! Click here for a run-down of all the events offered.