Monday, November 25, 2013

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Cultural Exhibit to Visit All ECRL Branches

This week the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe unveiled a new cultural exhibit that highlights the Band’s heritage and deep connection to East Central Minnesota. The exhibit, made up of five interconnected banners, details the history of the Mille Lacs Band from its arrival 250 years ago in what would become Minnesota up to the present day. The exhibit also explains the Band’s sovereign government structure and the economic benefits that the Band brings to East Central Minnesota.

“We are excited to have an additional option for sharing the Band’s history and culture with our neighbors,” said Jamie Edwards, the Mille Lacs Band Director of Government Affairs. “While the Band is an important regional employer and community partner, many of our neighbors still don’t know that much about us. This exhibit seeks to change that.”

The cultural exhibit, will open at the Hinckley Public Library, a branch of East Central Regional Library, on Tuesday, November 26 and will be on display until December 10. All 14 branches of East Central Regional Library will host all or part of the cultural exhibit in the coming months.  After leaving the Hinckley Public Library, it will travel to the Rush City Public Library.  See the schedule listed below for the dates the exhibit will be at an ECRL branch near you.   

Hosting the Mille Lacs Band traveling cultural exhibit is an honor.  It is crucial that East Central Regional Library is educating our entire community about American Indian culture and government, especially with the Mille Lacs Band right next door.

More information about the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe can be found at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum in Onamia or at

Exhibit Schedule:
Hinckley Public Library – November 26 to December 10
Rush City Public Library – December 10 to December 23
Mille Lacs Lake Community Library – December 23 to January 7
Aitkin Public Library – January 7 to January 22
Mora Public Library  - January 22 to February 4
Pine City Public – February 4 to February 19
Sandstone Public Library – February 19 to March 4
McGregor Public Library – March 4 to March 18
Milaca Community Library – March 18 to April 1
Princeton Area Library – April 1 to April 15
Cambridge Public Library – April 15 to April 29
Wyoming Area Library – April 29 to May 13
Chisago Lakes Area Library – May 13 to May 27
North Branch Area Library  - May 27 to June 10

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Forthcoming Titles - November 2013

Forthcoming titles - click here to search for and place your hold on the ECRL catalog.


Title Author
After Dead Harris, Charlaine
The Beekeeper's Ball Wiggs, Susan
Carnal Curiosity Woods, Stuart
The Collector Roberts, Nora
Dating, Dining, and Desperation Carlson, Melody
Dead Giveaway Fluke, Joanne
Distortion Blackstock, Terri
Elm Creek Quilts Companion Chiaverini, Jennifer
Field of Prey Sandford, John
Ghost Ship Cussler, Clive
Lincoln Myth Berry, Steve
The Marriage Pact Miller, Linda Lael
Midnight Crossroad Harris, Charlaine
Unlucky 13 Patterson, James
Untitled Flynn, Vince
Water Walker Dekker, Ted


Title Author
All Things Hidden Peterson, Tracie
Bertie Plays the Blues McCall Smith, Alexander
Big Sky Secrets Miller, Linda Lael
Blindsided Michaels, Fern
Deception Cove Castle, Jayne
Distortion Blackstock, Terri
Fear Nothing Gardner, Lisa
Hazardous Duty Griffin, W. E. B.
Home to Seaview Key Woods, Sherryl
Inherit the Dead Child, Lee
The Last Kiss Goodbye Robards, Karen
Lincoln Myth Berry, Steve
Mrs. Lincoln's Rival Chiaverini, Jennifer
Rainy Day Dreams Copeland, Lori
River Road Krentz, Jayne Ann
Standup Guy Woods, Stuart
Unlucky 13 Patterson, James
Words of Silk Brown, Sandra


Title Author
6 Rainier Drive Macomber, Debbie
74 Seaside Avenue Macomber, Debbie
The Collector Roberts, Nora
Distortion Blackstock, Terri
The Dream Unfolds Delinsky, Barbara
A Family Affair Michaels, Fern
Forget Me Not Michaels, Fern
Games Creatures Play Harris, Charlaine
Ghost Ship Cussler, Clive
Jack Reacher Novellas Child, Lee
Lincoln Myth Berry, Steve
Live to See Tomorrow Johansen, Iris
Lone Star Baby Macomber, Debbie
Missing You Coben, Harlan
Moving Target Jance, Judith A.
Nell's Cowboy Macomber, Debbie
Strange Highways Koontz, Dean R.
Unlucky 13 Patterson, James
Untitled Flynn, Vince

Marcia Ledin, Technical Services Coordinator