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Lake Agassiz Regional Library Announces Fall Book Sale Dates

The community is welcome to take advantage of LARL’s book sale in the lower level of the Moorhead Public Library (118 5th St. S.) this fall.

Thousands of books will be available for purchase including a variety of non-fiction, fiction and children’s books. The available selection will be updated each day of the sale, and other equipment including used computer monitors will be for sale.

Customers may fill a bag with items for five dollars (computer equipment priced individually). Proceeds of the sale will be used to support the Lake Agassiz Regional Library collection.

The book sale will run on Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and on Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

Announcing the 2016 Arts and Cultural Heritage Series Lineup

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

Presenters include paranormal expert Chad Lewis, award-winning Kao Kalia Yang, musician Nate Hance and more! Additional details are available at each of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library locations. The presentations will begin September 22 and will continue through December. 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!

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LARL Presents MN Home Front in WWII

steve hoffbeckThis fall, LARL will welcome a series of fantastic performers as we celebrate the talent and stories of Minnesota, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Minnesota author and historian Steven Hoffbeck will share what life looked like on the home front in Minnesota during the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II.

Find a presentation near you:

Crookston Public Library
Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Gonvick LINK Site
Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m.

McIntosh Public Library – CANCELED
Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Breckenridge Public Library
Thursday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Hawley Public Library
Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Moorhead Public Library
Thursday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m.

LARL Presents Old MacDonald Had a Banjo

Paul IMholteThis fall, LARL will welcome a series of fantastic performers as we celebrate the talent and stories of Minnesota, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

In celebration of the Once Upon a Reader selected book, Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure, join us for a musical show full of imaginative farm songs!

Folk musician Paul Imholte will play the part of Old MacDonald and sing original and classic children’s songs. This show will entertain, educate and involve the audience in singing, movement and silliness.

Find a show near you:

Detroit Lakes Public Library
Monday, November 7 at 10:30 a.m.

Fertile Public Library
Tuesday, November 8 at 1:00 p.m.
at the Fertile-Beltrami School (210 South Mill St.)

McIntosh Public Library
Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m.
at the Bjella Building (240 Cleveland Ave SW.)

Moorhead Public Library
Wednesday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Ulen LINK Site
Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Crookston Public Library
Thursday, November 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Halstad LINK Site
Thursday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m.

LARL Presents How to Live to 103 with Author Eric Bergeson

eric bergesonThis fall, LARL will welcome a series of fantastic performers as we celebrate the talent and stories of Minnesota, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

In “How to Live to 103”, author Eric Bergeson will share the heartwarming stories of the older people he has known, particularly his great aunt Olive, who lived to age 103 and enjoyed every moment. Bergeson is the author of A Treasury of Old Souls.

Find a presentation near you:

Ulen LINK Site
Wednesday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Hendrum LINK Site
Thursday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Ada Public Library
Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Rothsay LINK Site
Friday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m.

Frazee LINK Site
Friday, October 7 at 4:00 p.m.

LARL Presents Land of 10,000 Tunes

This fall, LARL will welcome a series of fantastic performers as we celebrate the talent and stories of Minnesota, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

NateKeytarMusic fans can’t miss this!

Join musician Nate Hance on a journey through the best of Minnesota’s musical landscape. He’ll explore the iconic works of the Andrews Sisters and Judy Garland. The audience will experience the state’s heritage through polka, waltzes and marches.

Land of 10,000 Tunes will also shine a spotlight on Minnesota’s musical diversity throughout the last 60 years, featuring the works of Bob Dylan, blues master Willie Murphy, Prince and Owl City.

Join us for an exciting hour of Minnesota music, filled with variety, fun and even a few virtuosic tricks.

Find a performance near you:

Ulen LINK Site
Monday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m.
at the Ulen Hitterdal Public School
27 2nd St Nw, Ulen, MN 56585

Breckenridge Public Library
Monday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Lake Park LINK Site
(City Center, 2032 2nd St.)
Tuesday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Mahnomen Public Library
Tuesday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Bagley Public Library
Wednesday, October 19
at 10:00 a.m.

Detroit Lakes Public Library
Wednesday, October 19
at 2:00 p.m.

Barnesville Public Library
Wednesday, October 19
at 7:00 p.m.

Gonvick LINK Site
Thursday, October 20
at 4:00 p.m.

Fosston Public Library
Thursday, October 20
at 7:00 p.m.

Halstad LINK Site
Friday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m.

LARL Presents Author Kao Kalia Yang

Kalia author photo twitterThis fall, LARL will welcome a series of fantastic performers as we celebrate the talent and stories of Minnesota, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

We’re thrilled to announce that Kao Kalia Yang, author of the award-winning book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, will be visiting two LARL locations (plus presenting at Minnesota State University Moorhead as part of 1 Book, 1 Community – more info here!) She will discuss this book and her newest release, The Song Poet, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children’s future in America. She will speak about her family’s history, resettlement in the US, and her books.

Find a presentation near you:
Fosston Public Library
Saturday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Crookston Public Library
Saturday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m.

LARL Presents Needle Felting Featuring Candace Osborn

Felting ProjectThis fall, LARL will welcome a series of fantastic performers as we celebrate the talent and stories of Minnesota, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Creative types, you’ll meet your match in Candace Osborn, artist and librarian! She will lead an introductory class on needle felting. Learn this amazing craft and create an owl on a flat piece of felt. Participation limited, so please contact the library to register.

Find a presentation near you:
Ada Public Library
Thursday, September 22 at 5:00 p.m.

Bagley Public Library
Wednesday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m.

Fertile Public Library
Tuesday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m.

Fargo-Moorhead 1 Book, 1 Community Title Announced

9781566892018 LatehomecomerIn partnership, the Fargo Public Library,  Moorhead Public Library, West Fargo Public Library, Concordia College Library, Minnesota State University Moorhead Library, and North Dakota State University Libraries are pleased to announce the2016 One Book, One Community selection The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang.

A firsthand account of the immigrant experience from the Hmong perspective, this book chronicles the journey of the author’s family from a refugee camp in Thailand to America. This book addresses the universal themes of family and love while sharing the family’s struggle to adapt in a strange culture while holding onto traditions that are passed down from Yang’s beloved grandmother.

This year’s One Book, One Community reading project launches in September and features several events including a community book discussion centered on immigration, film screenings, a genealogy workshop, and other engaging events and programs. This year’s One Book, One Community project will finish with two author events set for Friday, Oct. 14. First, Ms. Yang will speak at an invitation only, informal “Tea with the Author” event at the Moorhead Public Library in the afternoon. Later that evening, she will take the stage for an author presentation and book signing at the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom (1104 7th. Ave. South) on the campus of MSUM. This event is free and open to the public.

Copies of the novel are available for check out in several formats (print and ebook) at each of the participating libraries; book club kits are also available.

The Latehomecomer is also available as a downloadable ebook through Ebooks Minnesota, in which readers within Minnesota’s borders can access a collection of ebooks without waiting lists or holds. No username or password is required and the collection is accessible at EbooksMN.org.

For a complete list of related events and resources, visit any participating library, or go to www.1book1community.org.

2016 marks the 5th year that the One Book, One Community reading project has been offered in our area. The Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo One Book, One Community reading project centers on the community-wide reading of a single book, and is dedicated to creating a shared conversation and a range of related events and activities for residents of all ages.

All One Book, One Community events are free and open to the public. This project is generously supported by the Friends of the Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the Moorhead Library, and Moorhead Community Education.

LARL Presents Paranormal Minnesota Featuring Chad Lewis

chad2This fall, LARL will welcome a series of fantastic performers as we celebrate the talent and stories of Minnesota, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

First, Chad Lewis, the famed paranormal expert will headline several events at LARL locations. This event, which offers free admission, invites attendees to join a ghostly journey through Lewis’ strangest cases, including alien abductions, haunted places, mysterious creatures, crop circles and more! This program will cover the entire spectrum of Minnesota’s supernatural activity.

mn hauntedFind a presentation near you!
Rothsay LINK Site – Thursday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Gonvick LINK Site – Thursday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m.
Fosston Public Library – Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Ada Public Library – Friday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Detroit Lakes Public Library – Friday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Hawley Public Library – Saturday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Crookston Public Library – Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Climax Public Library – Tuesday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m. (CANCELED)
Barnesville Public Library – Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. (CANCELED)
Moorhead Public Library – Monday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. (CANCELED)