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The Headquarters Office of East Central Regional Library will be closed on Friday, July 3 to observe the July 4 holiday.

All East Central Regional Library branches including Aitkin, Cambridge, Chisago Lakes, Hinckley, McGregor, Milaca, Mille Lacs Lake (Isle), Mora, North Branch, Pine City, Princeton, Rush City, Sandstone and Wyoming
will be closed on Saturday
, July 4 to observe the 4th of July holiday.  Thank you!


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  • Legacy Event
  • Como Zoo presents "Splashy, Flashy Frogs"
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Wednesday, July 22 - 10:30 am

           This program will dive into the fabulous and sometimes noisy world of frogs.
           Join us as our story treks through the swamp in search of the noisy, little peeper.
           We'll make a frog chorus and learn about the difference between toads and frogs.
            Funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

  • 3rd Tuesday Book Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Tuesday, July 21 - 7:00 pm

          Our evening book discussion for July will be Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick.
          All are welcome to attend. 

  • Evening Book Club
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Thursday, July 16 - 7:00 pm

           Join us as we discuss My Last Days as Roy Rogers by Pat Cunningham.
           Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • 3rd Thursday Book Club
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Thursday, July 16 - 6:30 pm

          Please join us for a discussion of Kate Morton's The Secret Keeper

  • Legacy Event
  • Como Zoo presents "Bird-A-Wocky"
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Thursday, July 16 - 2:00 pm

          Join us for a storytime presented by Como Zoo.  You will learn the differences between
          birds and other animals and be engaged with an interactive bird story, followed by meeting
          a live bird.  Funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

  • Legacy Event
  • Author Nancy Carlson
  • Milaca Community Library
  • Thursday, July 16 - 10:30 am

          Join us at storytime as children's author and illustrator, Nancy Carlson, join us. She'll talk about her new book,
          It's Okay to Ask and show everyone how she draws her characters.  Funded with money from Minnesota's Arts
          and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Books available for purchase at the event. 

  • 3rd Thursday Book Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Thursday, July 16 - 10:00 am

           Join us for a discussion of the July book club selection, My Beloved World by
           Sonia Sotomayor.

  • Legacy Event
  • The Great American Songbook:  Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood - A History
    • Wednesday, July 15 @ 1:30 pm - Cambridge Senior Center
    • Monday, July 20 @ 1:30 pm - East Senior Living in Mora
    • Tuesday, July 21 @2:00 pm - Lake Song Assisted Living in Onamia
    • Thursday, July 23 @ 2:00 pm - Ecumen Assisted Living in North Branch
    • Friday, July 24 @ 4:30 pm - Northland Village Assisted Living in McGregor

           Join us as musicians Brian and Sheralyn Barnes present a history of American
           music throughout the decades.  Plus there will be a sing-a-long!  Funded with money
           from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

  • 2nd Tuesday Afternoon Book Club
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Tuesday, July 14 - 2:00 pm

           Join us as we discuss The Greater Journey:  Americans in Paris by
           David McCullough.  All are welcome.

  • Legacy Event
  • Pint Size Polkas
    • Wednesday, July 8 -7:00 pm - Rush City Public Library
    • Thursday, July 9 - 7:00 pm  - McGregor Public Library
    • Wednesday, July 15 - 1:00 pm - Pine City Public Library

           Catchy sing-along polka songs and lots of interaction including trivia
           questions, name that tune, the chicken dance and more!  Plus learn how
           to do the polka.  Family fun for all ages.  Funded with money from Minnesota's
           Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

  • Legacy Event
  • Old MacDonald Had a Banjo
  • Cambridge Public Library
  • Wednesday, July 8 - 10:30 am

           Join us musician, Paul Imholte, brings his musical instruments
           to life as Old MacDonald.  Fun for the whole family.  Funded with
           money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

  • Legacy Event
  • Illusionist and Magician, Jared Sherlock
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Tuesday, July 7 - 6:30 pm

           Join us Jared Sherlock, award-winning illusionist and comic magician,
           blends his modern magic with comedy and audience interaction.  Family
           friendly entertainment.  Funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and
           Cultural Heritage Fund.

  • Book Discussion Group
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Monday, July 6 - 12:30 pm

         Please join us for a discussion of Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity.
         All are welcome.

  • Tech Talks
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Thursdays, 7:00 pm
    • July 9 - Apps for your device
    • July 23 - Craigslist
    • August 6 - Ebay and Paypal

           Join us for a one hour session covering various technology topics with a brief overview
           followed by hands-on -experience.  Pre-register by stopping by or calling 651-462-9001.
           Ages 12+ - Class size limited to 10!




         




        

       
    



        
       
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East Central Regional Library
244 South Birch Street Cambridge Minnesota 55008
Phone 763.689.7390      FAX 763.689.7436
ecregion @ ecrlib.org