• Albany Public Library will close at 5:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • St. Michael Library is closed at 6:30 due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Pierz Public Library is closed at 3 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Clearwater, Delano and Howard Lake Public Libraries will close at 6:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Annandale, Elk River, and Buffalo Public libraries will close at 6:00 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Royalton Public Library is closing at 2:30pm on Wednesday, April 16 due to hazardous road conditions

  • Kimball and Swanville Public libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. due to poor weather conditions.

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

Sestri Brings Slavic Music to Royalton

Sestri Brings Slavic Music to Royalton

   The women's choir, Sestri, sang their hearts out for the folks who gathered at the Royalton Public Library on Thursday evening, June 6. 
   Sestri is made up of women from Central Minnesota who are dedicated to learning and performing folk songs from Eastern Europe. This group of women practice weekly at the St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls under the direction of Celo V'ec. During the performance each song is introduced by members of the choir. The lyrics are explained as the songs are sung in various Slavic languages. These ancient folk songs have simple messages centered around village life, the harvest, and of course love. Their messages ring true to most of us after hundreds of years. When asked if she enjoyed the concert, one audience member replied, "It was so beautiful I felt like weeping."