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The Aitkin Public Library will be closed to finish their addition and remodeling project from Monday, August 4 thru Monday, September 1st!
  • Patrons may visit any other ECRL branch while the library is closed
  • Call the library at 218-927-2339 and ECRL staff can assist you. If you wish to place a hold during the time the library is closed, you may call and ask staff to place the hold for you. If you wish to place the hold yourself, select "East Central Regional Library" as the pickup location and it will be routed to you when it arrives and the library is open.
  • You may use any of our online services (they will still be accessible to you)
  • You may still return items in the drop box while the library is closed


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The committee will meet next on August 26th
 
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News Bits

  • Family Game Day
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Saturday, September 27 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
          Share your favorite board game or discover a new favorite at
          Family Game Day.  Some games will be available but if you have 
          a favorite you'd like to hsare, please feel free to bring it.  No
          registration required and all ages are welcome.
  • Legacy Event
  • Children's Stories from India
    • Milaca Community Library
      • Thursday, September 18 - 10:30 am
    • McGregor Public Library
      • Saturday, September 20 - 10:30 am
    • Cambridge Public Library
      • Wednesday, September 24 - 10:30 am
    • Rush City Public Library
      • Wednesday, September 24 - 2:00 pm
    • Mora Public Library
      • Friday, September 26 - 11:00 am
    • Hinckley Public Library
      • Saturday, September 27 - 10:30 am
           Enter a world of magic and imagination as Indian-born actor
           & storyteller, Zarraawar Mistry, in his re-telling of classic myths
           & animal fables from India.  He will be accompanied by Greg Herriges
           on guitar and lute.  For age 3+  Funded with money from Minnesota's
           Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 
  • 3rd Thursday Book Club
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Thursday, September 18 - 7:00 pm
          This month we'll be discussing Long-Shining Waters
           by Danielle Sosin at the library.  New members warmly
           welcomed!
  • Morning Book Lovers Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Thursday, September 18 - 10:00 am
          What's better than a lively discussion early in the
          morning?  Join us as we discuss Murder at Spirit Falls by
          Barbara Deese. 
  • Evening Book Group
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Tuesday, September 16 - 7:00 pm
          Come join us disucss the Weatherman by Minnesota author,
          Steve Thayer a the library.  Lively discussion and fun for all.
  • Book Club Discussion Group
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Monday, September 8 - 12:30 pm
          Please join us as we discuss Jim Fergus' One Thousand White
          Women at the library.  Everyone is welcome.
  • Legacy Event
  • Tonic Sol Fa
  • Princeton High School Performing Arts Center
  • Tuesday, September 2 - 7:00 pm
          Join us for a concert by this popular a capella group.  It
          will be an exciting and entertaining evening.  The event is funded with
          money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
  • Evening Book Club
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Thursday, August 21 - 7:00 pm
           Stop by the library and join in the discussion of Hotel on the Corner
           of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.  All are welcome to join us.
  • Cambridge Book Club
  • Cambridge Public Library 
  • Thursday, August 21 - 6:30 pm
          Come join us at the library to discuss the book, The Greatest Journey
          by David McCullough.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library.
  • Book Club Discussion Group
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Thursday, August 21 - 6:30 pm
          Please join us as we discuss Melanie Benjamin's Aviator's Wife at the
          library.  Everyone is welcome.
  • Morning Book Lovers Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Thursday, August 21 - 10:00 am
          Join us on Thursday morning as we talk about Tony Morrison's book,
          Bluest Eye at the library.  Fun for all!
  • Evening Book Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Tuesday, August 19 - 7:00 pm
          This month we will be discussing Murder at Spirit Falls by Barbara
          Deese.  Join your fellow book lovers for a lively discussion.
  • Local Author Visit
  • Tuesday, August 19 - 3:30 pm
  • Milaca Community Library
          Stop by the library as local author, Kris Marxhausen talks
          about her writing and her books.
  • Everyday Earth Day
  • Milaca Community Library
  • Tuesday, August 12 - 11:00 am
          Children ages 6-12 are invited to come play games and learn about
          the environment you live in.  Come and find out how you can make
          everyday earth day.
             

       
    



        
       
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