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Large Book Sale at the Moorhead Public Library

Don’t miss a large book sale, which is scheduled at the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S.

Thousands of books will be available for sale, including non-fiction, fiction and children’s books, as well as additional items such as computer monitors, cables and more. Customers may fill a bag for five dollars. Computer equipment will be priced individually. The sale’s proceeds will be used to support the library’s collection.

The book sale will be held Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The sale will be refreshed daily.

Seven Ways to Trick a Troll

In “Seven Ways to Trick a Troll”, author Lise Lunge-Larsen and Kari Vick bring Norwegian trolls to life in seven folktales that teach us how to face life’s difficulties with moxie. Join us to learn about the making of the book, as well as the important role trolls play in Norse mythology and history, and how trolls impacted the shaping of Norwegian cultural identity.

Fair Meadow Nursing Home, 300 Garfield Ave SE, Fertile
Thursday, November 8 at 10 a.m.
Ada Public Library
Thursday, November 8 at 2 p.m.
Clear Waters Life Center, 226 Elm St., Gonvick, MN
Thursday, November 8 at 6 p.m.
Bagley Public Library
Friday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Hawley Public Library
Friday, November 9 at 4 p.m.

 

Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota

Enjoy a lively discussion with four multi-genre, Minnesota Book Award-winning authors: Heid E. Erdrich, Shannon Gibney, Nicole Helget, and Kao Kalia Yang. Moving Words is an opportunity for writers and readers to explore various themes together: the impact of literature in their lives, their connection as fellow Minnesotans, and the lens through which we read. This ASL interpreted event is made possible in part by the State of Minnesota through a grant to the Minnesota Department of Education and a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, as well as support from BNSF Railway Foundation.

Moorhead Public Library
Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Pipekeepers Powwow Drumming and Singing

Learn about traditional Native American Powwow drumming in this unique educational experience for all ages. The Pipekeepers will teach us what the drum means, how to keep the beat and few simple songs. This event is brought to the community free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Climax-Shelly Public School, 111 E Broadway
Tuesday, October 23 at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Fertile Public Library
Wednesday, October 24 at 1:30 p.m.
Mahnomen Public School, 310 W. Madison Ave.
Thursday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.
Ulen-Hitterdal Public School, 27 2nd St NW
Friday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Breckenridge Public Library
Saturday, October 27 at 11:30 a.m.
Moorhead Public Library
Saturday, October 27 at 2 p.m.

Music of the Scottish Lowlands

Discover the musical heritage of Scotland with famed Celtic musician Laura MacKenzie. She will demonstrate traditional songs, border dance tunes and more, using a variety of instruments, including the Scottish smallpipes, border pipes, whistles and concertina. These events are offered free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Crookston Public Library
Tuesday, October 16 at 1 p.m.
Ada Public Library
Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Lake Park City Center, 2032 2nd St, Lake Park, MN
Wednesday, October 17 at 11 a.m.
Westrom Apartments, 106 3rd Ave SW, Rothsay, MN
Wednesday, October 17 at 3 p.m.
Gonvick Library LINK Site
Thursday, October 18 at 3 p.m.
Detroit Lakes Public Library
Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m.

Legends of Upper Minnesota

Discover the Upper Red Lake area with legendary local storyteller David Leonhardt. Learn about the legends of the area, including the people who lived and worked in the area during the heyday of the logging industry and enjoy a musical saw demonstration. These events are offered free of charge thanks to the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Twin Valley LINK Site
Tuesday, October 9 at 1 p.m.
Halstad Living Center,
 133 4th Ave E, Halstad, MN
Tuesday, October 9 at 4 p.m.
Crookston Public Library
Wednesday, October 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Fair Meadow Nursing Home, 300 Garfield Ave SE, Fertile
Wednesday, October 10 at 2 p.m.
Lake Park City Center, 2032 2nd St, Lake Park, MN
Wednesday, October 10 at 6 p.m.
Frazee Library LINK Site
Thursday, October 11 at 2 p.m.
Barnesville Senior Citizen Center, 501 2nd Ave. NE
Thursday, October 11 at 6 p.m.

The Lacewings Acoustic Musical Duo

The Lacewings are a Minnesota-based acoustic duo, drawing inspiration from the deep roots of women’s folk music from Europe and European immigrants to North America. Join us for the folk songs and stories originally shared by some of Minnesota’s immigrant ancestors and now brought to local communities by The Lacewings.

Halstad Living Center,
133 4th Ave E, Halstad, MN
Tuesday, October 2 at 2 p.m.
Ada Public Library
Tuesday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Westrom Apartments106 3rd Ave SW, Rothsay, MN
Wednesday, October 3 at 3 p.m.
Moorhead Public Library
Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Bagley Public Library
Thursday, October 4 at 6 p.m.
McIntosh Public Library
Friday, October 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Twin Valley LINK Site
Friday, October 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Fosston Public Library
Friday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Minnesota in the Great War

Watch history come to life with popular living history performer Arn Kind, who will share how Minnesotans found themselves on battlefields and seas that were far more dangerous than anything they’d experienced before. These events are offered free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Hendrum Fire Hall, 309 Main Ave. E.
Wednesday, September 19 at 9 a.m.
Moorhead Public Library
Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Ulen-Hitterdal Public School, 27 2nd St NW
Thursday, September 20 at 9:20 a.m.

A Minnesota Love Story

How did you find me… after all these years? In the 1950s, an unplanned pregnancy tore two Minnesota teenagers apart. Years later, they reconnected. Join us to hear about their love story and how they found their long-lost birth daughter. These events are offered free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Frazee Library LINK Site
Tuesday, September 18 at 2 p.m.
Fosston Public Library
Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m.
Cormorant Community Center, 
10929 County Hwy 5, Pelican Rapids, MN
Wednesday, September 19 at 10 a.m.
Ulen Library LINK Site
Wednesday, September 19 at 2 p.m.
Moorhead Public Library
Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m.