• Cokato Public Library is closed for renovations. The library will reopen Thursday, April 24.

Legacy Programs Bringing Learning and Fun to Central Minnesota

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is bringing an exciting variety of performers, authors and presentations to area libraries this winter through Legacy programming.
The fun is starting already. On Monday, Nov. 15, Gary Harbo, author of How To Draw 104 Cartoons with Gary Harbo, will teach Kimball children and teens how to draw cartoons. On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Multi-instrumentalist Lauren Pelon will be in Long Prairie to present The Living Roots of Music, a program about how music has affected people’s lives across the centuries. On Wednesday, Nov. 17, Melissa Williams, PhD, will present information to Cokato teens and adults about Post WWII Popular Culture. On Thursday, Nov. 18, professional genealogist Stephen Barthel will be showing Upsala area adults how to research genealogical records on the web. On Friday, Nov. 18, Royalton adults will hear author Gayla Marty talk about how growing up on a family farm inspired her book Memory Of Trees: A Daughter’s Story of a Family Farm. And on Saturday, Nov. 19, Marty will present her story again in Belgrade, Melrose and Paynesville.
Legacy programs are funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Use of that fund is enabling GRRL to provide opportunities for learning and discovery in libraries across Central Minnesota. Other Legacy programs on the November calendar include performances by award-winning children’s songwriter Jack Pearson, writing and publishing workshops with instructors from SCSU and the Loft, and a History of Carols by symphony musicians Rolf Urdahl and Carrie Vecchione.
Check with your local library to discover programs it is planning for this winter, or check GRRL's online calendar.