All library Legacy programs are free and open to the public.
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Calendar of Events
 
Arts, History, and Cultural Programs in Viking Library System
These projects were funded in part or in whole with monies from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
Please note that Viking Library System, local libraries, and community partners are monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully and following protocol for group activities recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, the Minnesota Department of Health, and/or local public health agencies.​
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June

   

In-person program

Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown, Family Movie Matinee: 
Movies@TheLibrary

In this 1977 animated film, the Peanuts gang is at summer camp, where Charlie Brown and his friends compete in a raft race against a group of bullies. Popcorn and drinks provided.

Friday, June 3 | 1:00 pm

Morris Public Library

320.589.1634

In-person program

Haitian Dance with COMPAS Teaching Artists Afoutayi

In a program for all ages, Afoutayi Dance, Music and Arts company offers a vibrant performance, imbued with dance, music, drumming, storytelling, and history, inspired by Haitian arts and culture.

Tuesday, June 7 | 10:30 am

Hancock Community Library

320.392.5666

Tuesday, June 7 | 3:00 pm

Morris Public Library

320.589.1634

Tuesday, June 7 | 6:30 pm

Wheaton Community Library

320.563.8487

Wednesday, June 8 | 10:30 am

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

Wednesday, June 8 | 3:00 pm

Thorson Memorial Library in Elbow Lake

218.685.6850

Wednesday, June 8 | 6:30 pm

Fergus Falls Public Library

218.739.9387

Thursday, June 9 | 10:30 am

New York Mills City Ballroom

28 Centennial 84 Drive

Hosted by New York Mills Public Library (218.385.2436)

Thursday, June 9 | 2:00 pm

Boys & Girls Club of the Perham Area

221 Fox Street, Perham

Hosted by Perham Area Public Library (218.346.4892)

Program is open to the public. Please follow COVID-19 mitigation protocols, if required.

Thursday, June 9 | 6:30 pm

Pelican Rapids Public Library

218.863.7055

In-person program

Up, Family Movie Matinee: Movies@TheLibrary

In this 1977 animated film, the Peanuts gang is at summer camp, where Charlie Brown and his friends compete in a raft race against a group of bullies. Popcorn and drinks provided.

Friday, June 10 | 1:00 pm

Morris Public Library

320.589.1634

In-person program

Sing 2: Movies@TheLibrary

In this 2021 animated film, the ever-optimistic koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet in Redshore City, the glittering entertainment capital of the world. First, they must find and persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to perform with them.

Friday, June 10 | 2:00 pm

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

In-person program

Alexandria Community Read: Author Talk with Margaret Standafer

Community Read speakers and activities around the book I Know an Old Lady kick off with a presentation by author Margaret Standafer, who shares insight on the writing of the book. The work is the 2021 winner of the Minnesota Author Project for adult fiction.

Monday, June 13 | 6:00-7:00 pm

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

In-person program

Addams Family Values, Teen Movie Matinee: Movies@TheLibrary

In this 1992 live-action film, the spooky clan welcome a newborn and hire a bachelor-murdering nanny who's out to inherit Uncle Fester's fortune. After Wednesday and Pugsley discover her plot, she convinces Gomez and Morticia to send the kids away to an inane summer camp.

Friday, June 17 | 1:00 pm

Morris Public Library

320.589.1634

In-person program

PAW Patrol: The Movie: Movies@TheLibrary

In this 2021 animated film, Ryder and the pups of PAW Patrol are called to Adventure City to stop arch rival Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos.

Friday, June 17 | 2:00 pm

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

In-person program

Underpainting with Acrylic and Oil: Kaddatz Adult Art Class Series

In this beginning level class, local artist Jona Brown introduces participants to the technique underpainting with acrylic and oil to create shadows and depth, as well as provide texture, color, and contrast. Participants will be taken step by step through the oil painting process as they paint a simple 5x7” wine glass still life.
For adults, ages 18 and up.
Space is limited and registration is required.

Tuesday, June 21 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Fergus Falls Public Library

218.739.9387

In-person program

“Why Immigrate?: Folk Songs of the People’s Voice” with Arna Rennan

Through images, songs, stories and poetry, musician Arna Rennan provides insight into and stimulates conversation about why Norwegians immigrated to America, addressing the pressures Norwegians faced both for and against immigrating to America.

Wednesday, June 22 | 6:30 pm

Fergus Falls Public Library

218.739.9387

In-person program

Comic Character Creation for Kids

Award-winning writer and comic artist Blue Delliquanti guides participants to draw expressive faces, design unique outfits, and discover what helps drawings look funny, cute, or cool. The class meets in person at the library with the artist joining the group virtually.
For ages 8 and older. Registration begins on June 1.

Thursday, June 23 | 10:30-11:30 am

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

In-person program

Holes, Family Movie Matinee: Movies@TheLibrary

Based on Louis Sachar’s children’s novel, this 2003 film follows Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to Camp Green Lake. With neither greenery nor lake, the bizarre juvenile-correctional facility is run by an intimidating warden who requires residents to dig a hole a day.

Friday, June 24 | 1:00 pm

Morris Public Library

320.589.1634

In-person program

Space Jam: A New Legacy: Movies@TheLibrary

In this 2021 live action/animated film, famed basketball player LeBron James and his son Dom are trapped in a computer simulation of a basketball league by a rogue artificial intelligence. LeBron forges an unlikely friendship with the Looney Tunes in a high stakes challenge to overcome the shady Goon Squad basketball team.

Friday, June 24 | 2:00 pm

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

In-person program

The Jolly Pops: Musical Trio

The Jolly Pops combine upbeat, original music with a host of children’s standards for a family concert to please kids and adults alike. Get ready to groove with Billy Hartong, Justin Hartke, and Erik Schee – and be prepared for a few Dad Jokes, too!

Monday, June 27 | 10:30 am

Morris Public Library

320.589.1634

Monday, June 27 | 2:00 pm

Browns Valley Public Library

320.695.2318

Monday, June 27 | 6:30 pm

Fergus Falls Public Library

218.739.9387

Tuesday, June 28 | 10:30 am

Wheaton Community Library

320.563.8487

Tuesday, June 28 | 2:00 pm

Central Square, Glenwood

105 2nd Avenue NE

Hosted by Glenwood Public Library (320.695.2318)

Tuesday, June 28 | 5:00 pm

Hancock Community Library

320.392.5666

Wednesday, June 29 | 10:30 am

Pelican Rapids Public Library

218.863.7055

Wednesday, June 29 | 3:00 pm

New York Mills City Ballroom

28 Centennial 84 Drive

Hosted by New York Mills Public Library (218.385.2436)

Wednesday, June 29 June 7 | 7:00 pm

Henning Landmark Center

415 Douglas Avenue

218.548.5760

Thursday, June 30 | 10:30 am

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

Thursday, June 30 | 2:00 pm

Perham Area Public Library

218.346.4892

Thursday, June 30 | 6:30 pm

Thorson Memorial Library in Elbow Lake

218.685.6850

July

   

In-person program

The Jolly Pops: Musical Trio

The Jolly Pops combine upbeat, original music with a host of children’s standards for a family concert to please kids and adults alike. Get ready to groove with Billy Hartong, Justin Hartke, and Erik Schee – and be prepared for a few Dad Jokes, too!

Friday, July 1 | 3:30 pm

Evansville City Park

2nd Street to the south curves and dead ends into the park.
Hosted by Brandon-Evansville ECFE and Evansville Art Center (218.948.2787)

Friday, July 1 | 6:30 pm

Evansville City Park

2nd Street to the south curves and dead ends into the park.
218.948.2787

Hosted by Evansville Art Center (218.948.2787)
Rain location: Evansville Art Center, 111 Main Street

In-person program

The Mitchells vs the Machines: Movies@TheLibrary

In this 2021 animated film, Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams. Unfortunately, her nature-loving dad decides the whole family should drive Katie to school together. The family’s plans are interrupted by a global tech uprising when electronic devices stage a revolution against humanity. Can the Mitchells – with the help of two friendly malfunctioning robots – save the world from destruction?

Friday, July 1 | 2:00 pm

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

In-person program

The Parent Trap (1998), Family Movie Matinee: Movies@TheLibrary

Based on Louis Sachar’s children’s novel, this 2003 film follows Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to Camp Green Lake. With neither greenery nor lake, the bizarre juvenile-correctional facility is run by an intimidating warden who requires residents to dig a hole a day.

Friday, July 8 | 1:00 pm

Morris Public Library

320.589.1634

In-person program

Trolls World Tour: Movies@TheLibrary

Poppy and Branch discover the six different Trolls tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop, and Rock. The duo must unite to protect the other kingdoms of trolls when their musical styles are threatened by the sinister heavy metal couple King Thrash and Queen Barb.

Friday, July 8 | 2:00 pm

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

In-person program

Wonderful World of Woody

The multi-talented musician Tom Strohmyer – also known as Rockin’ Woody – features sing-alongs and rock ‘n roll in his interactive concert for all ages, which includes a bit of juggling and magic.

Wednesday, July 13 | 1:00 pm

Wheaton Community Library

320.563.8487

Wednesday, July 13 | 3:30 pm

Browns Valley Public Library

320.695.2318

In-person program

Moonrise Kingdom, Teen Movie Matinee: Movies@TheLibrary

Set in 1965, when two 12-year-olds from a small town fall in love at a summer camp and run off together into the wilderness. Adults and friends form a search party as a violent storm approaches their island community.

Friday, July 15 | 1:00 pm

Morris Public Library

320.589.1634

In-person program

Scooby!-Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost: Movies@TheLibrary

The Scooby-Doo gang comes out of retirement to help their old friend Vincent Van Ghoul in a quest to capture the last of 13 ghosts they first sought years ago and break a curse.

Friday, July 15 | 2:00 pm

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

In-person program

The US-Dakota War of 1862

Historian and novelist Colin Mustful discusses the historical context of the US-Dakota War of 1862, identifying multiple perspectives and factors that, over time, contributed to the Mankato hanging and the expulsion of the Dakota and Ho-Chunk peoples from Minnesota.

Wednesday, July 20 | 6:30 pm

Fergus Falls Public Library

218.739.9387

In-person program

Viewers' Choice!, Family Movie Matinee: Movies@TheLibrary

The library wraps up its summer Family Movie Matinee series with a movie selected by viewers. Contact the library with your suggestion!

Friday, July 22 | 1:00 pm

Morris Public Library

320.589.1634

In-person program

Ron’s Gone Wrong: Movies@TheLibrary

Barney is a shy middle-schooler who is the last one in his city to finally get Ron, his B-Bot. Unfortunately, his "Best Friend Out of the Box" malfunctions on a regular basis, launching them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.

Friday, July 22 | 2:00 pm

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

In-person program

Cold Wax Batik Wall Hanging: Kaddatz Adult Art Class Series

Local teaching artist Amanda Callahan leads participants to create a colorful fabric wall hanging using the Indonesian art form of batik with a cold wax resist and dyes.
For adults, ages 18 and up.
Space is limited and registration is required.

Tuesday, July 26 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Fergus Falls Public Library

218.739.9387

In-person program

The Addams Family 2: Movies@TheLibrary

In this 2021 animated film, Morticia and Gomez are distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with "scream time." To reclaim their bond, they decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation.

Friday, July 29 | 2:00 pm

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

Updated June 7, 2022