ECRL to host Brian Freeman Author Tour, Stride’s Duluth

East Central Regional Library invites the public to join international bestselling author Brian Freeman for an experience that may cause you to never look at Duluth, Minnesota, the same way again.

This Minnesota author in his upcoming author tour presents Stride’s Duluth, a special slideshow presentation profiling real-life places in the Northland that have been featured in Freeman’s books from the Jonathan Stride series. He has earned prestigious awards for his psychological thrillers, which have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages.

Don’t miss Freeman’s presentation at the following ECRL branch libraries:
Mora Public Library, Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Hinckley Public Library, Saturday, Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m.
North Branch Area Library, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m.
Aitkin Public Library, Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Princeton Area Library, Saturday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Cambridge Public Library, Monday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.

This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

New Music CDs

New music CDs have been added. Check out our catalog and place holds on your favorite artists.

Artist Title STREET DATE
TOP 40
Black Crowes Into the Fog 3/24/2017
Ed Sheeran Divide 3/3/2017
Various Artists Make America Great Again 1/20/2017
Moonshine Bandits Baptized in Bourbon 3/3/2017
Steve Earle Live from Austin, TX 3/10/2017


Marcia Ledin, Technical Services Manager

Author Series Continues in Chisago Lakes

The Chisago Author Series continues on Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm with Joel Karsten and the story behind his book, Straw Bale Gardens Complete. Mr. Karsten will provide information about how to use straw bales as planting containers for vegetable gardening.

The Series concludes with Erin Hart discussing The Book of Killowen, the fourth in an acclaimed suspense series, and Paddy O’Brien sharing his many adventures in The Road from Castlebarnagh: Growing Up in Irish Music, a Memoir on March 14 at 6:30 pm.

This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Libraries closed for President’s Day

East Central Regional Library headquarters and all 14 branch locations will be closed on either Monday, February 20, or Tuesday, February 21, to observe President’s Day.

Closed Monday, Feb. 20: Aitkin Public Library, Cambridge Public Library, Chisago Lakes Area Library, Mora Public Library, North Branch Area Library, Princeton Area Library, and ECRL headquarters.

Closed Tuesday, Feb. 21: Hinckley Public Library, McGregor Public Library, Milaca Community Library, Mille Lacs Lake Community Library, Pine City Public Library, Rush City Public Library, Sandstone Public Library, and Wyoming Area Library.