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LARL Board of Trustees Names Liz Lynch New LARL Director

 LARL Board of Trustees Names Liz Lynch New LARL Director
Liz Lynch

The Board of Trustees of Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) concluded a regional search by naming Liz Lynch as its new Library Director.   Lynch was selected from a field of five candidates.

“Liz has an impressive track record in library administration and management,” said LARL Director Kathy Fredette, who is set to retire in early March. “Her leadership skills and ability to develop a collaborative working style made her the best choice to lead our rural library system into the future.”

Lynch has worked for LARL since 2001. Prior to that she received her Master’s degree in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with coursework that focused on reference and research methodology and the evaluation and selection of electronic databases.

Lynch previously worked as a Library Assistant at Livingston Lord Library (MSUM), as a Library Assistant for Carlson Library, Clarion, PA, and as a Research Librarian for Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD.   She has served as LARL’s Electronic Resources Librarian, including responsibility for staff training, Moorhead Public Services Supervisor, LARL Youth Services Co-Coordinator, and currently as Moorhead Hub Supervisor.

During January and February of this year, Lynch has worked with Fredette on transition to the new role which will be fully effective in March.

Lynch and her husband Michael have two sons, Finnegan (8), and Sullivan (4).

Tax Information

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Lake Agassiz Regional Library locations are happy to provide tax forms free of charge at our branch locations.  If we do not have the form that you need on hand, library staff will print the form for you.

Tax Information

While library staff are happy to help you get the forms you need, we cannot provide advice as to which form you should use, or on how to complete your taxes.  Tax assistance is available at the library in the form of tax help books as well as volunteer tax assistance sessions at many of our branch locations.

*Information on form availability:

The IRS has stated that “The production of some 2012 major tax products, including the Form 1040 and the Instructions for Form 1040, is impacted by the recent passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  At this time, we do not have an estimate as to when products will become available on IRS.gov or in print.”

See this link on IRS.gov for additional information.

The Beat Goes On: Comic Ventriloquist David Malmberg February 4-6!

When David Malmberg takes the stage, he doesn’t come alone. Using the classic art of ventriloquism, David makes interesting and funny characters come to life. It’s hard to believe these characters aren’t actually talking! David also happens to be an accomplished classical guitarist.

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Monday, February 4
10:00 a.m. – Gonvick LINK Site
1:00 p.m. – McIntosh Library
6:30 p.m. – Crookston Library

Tuesday, February 5
10:30 a.m. – Detroit Lakes Library
3:30 p.m. – Ada Library
6:00 p.m. – Ulen LINK Site

Wednesday, February 6
10:30 a.m. – Bagley Library
2:00 p.m. – Mahnomen Library
7:00 p.m. – Moorhead Library

 

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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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The Beat Goes On: Fingerstyle Guitarist Phil Heywood February 7-9!

Phil Heywood presents a broad range of music revealing the versatility and beauty of steel-string acoustic guitar and the joy of fingerpicking, from blues, folk, ragtime and fiddle tunes to contemporary songwriters and Phil’s original instrumental pieces.

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Thursday, February 7
10:00 a.m. – Lake Park LINK Site
2:00 p.m. – Twin Valley Living Center
(Open to the Public!)
7:00 p.m. – Fosston Library Theatre

Friday, February 8
10:30 a.m. – Climax Library
3:30 p.m. – Fertile Library
6:30 p.m. – Shelly LINK Site

Saturday, February 9
10:30 a.m. – Hawley Library
4:00 p.m. – Moorhead Library

 

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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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The Beat Goes On: Children's Author Mary Casanova February 12 & 13

Mary Casanova is an award-winning children’s author of novels and picture books. Many of her books stem from her life on theMinnesota-Canadian border; yet some of her stories have taken her as far away as France, Norway, and Belize. Whatever the setting for her books, Casanova writes stories that matter-and stories that kids can’t put down.

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Tuesday, February 12
12:00 p.m. – Detroit Lakes Library(Bring a brown bag lunch!)
3:30 p.m. – Barnesville Library
7:00 p.m. – Moorhead Library

Wednesday, February 13
10:30 a.m. – Crookston Library
2:00 p.m. – Mahnomen Library
6:30 p.m. – Fertile Library
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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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The Beat Goes On: Minnesota History Players Harriet Bishop February 26-28

In 1847, Harriet Bishop became St. Paul’s first public school teacher. The Minnesota History Center actor will describe the role of women in American frontier education and the diverse peoples who lived in St. Paul during Minnesota’s territorial years. *All school and Living Center events are open to the public.

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Tuesday, February  26
9:00 a.m. – Ellen Hopkins Elementary School*
2:00 p.m. – Rothsay LINK Site
6:30 p.m. – Barnesville Library

Wednesday, February 27
9:00 a.m. – Lake Park Audubon Elementary School*
1:00 p.m. – Frazee Elementary School*
4:00 p.m. – Cormorant LINK Site

Thursday, February 28
9:00 a.m. – Ulen Hitterdal School*
2:30 p.m. – Twin Valley Living Center*
7:00 p.m. – Moorhead Library

 

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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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The Beat Goes On: Minnesota History Players Toni Stone March 5-7

Toni Stone was a pioneer for both women and African-Americans in baseball. This St. Paul native broke many barriers. Her drive, perseverance and determination transformed her from a Minnesota “tomboy” to the first female to play in the Negro League.
*All school events are open to the public.

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Tuesday, March 5
10:00 a.m. – Norman County West Elementary School (Hendrum)*
2:30 p.m. – Ada Library
6:30 p.m. – Crookston Library

Wednesday, March 6
10:00 a.m. – Mahnomen High School*
2:00 p.m. – McIntosh Library
7:00 p.m. – Fertile Library

Thursday, March 7
10:00 a.m. – Hawley Library
2:00 p.m. – Moorhead Library
7:00 p.m. – Breckenridge Library

 

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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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The Beat Goes On: Minnesota History Players Virginia Mae Hope March 12-14

Virginia Mae Hope, a native of Winnebago, Minnesota, was a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during WWII. WASP flew planes and performed wartime duties in the United States, thus freeing male pilots for combat. In 1977, Congress recognized the WASP asmilitary pilots and granted them veteran status.

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Tuesday, March 12
10:30 a.m. – Fertile Library
1:30 p.m. – Climax-Shelly School(Open to the public!)
6:30 p.m. – Crookston Library

Wednesday, March 13
9:00 a.m. – Norman County West
Elementary School (Hendrum)
(Open to the public!)
2:00 p.m. – Moorhead Library
7:00 p.m. – Barnesville Library

Thursday, March 14
2:00 p.m. – Bagley Library
6:00 p.m. – Gonvick LINK Site

 

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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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The Beat Goes On: Minnesota Historical Society Scrapbooking Workshop March 14-15

Create a frame worthy scrapbook page of a treasured family recipe in this workshop. Minnesota Historical Society will provide all the supplies and equipment for up to 20 participants at each location. Participants just need to bring a handwritten recipe and some photos which will be scanned for scrapbooking and the originals returned.

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Thursday, March 14
12:00 p.m. – Breckenridge Library
(Bring a brown bag lunch!)
7:00 p.m. – Moorhead Library

Friday, March 15
10:30 a.m. – Crookston Library
3:00 p.m. – McIntosh Library

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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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