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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.

February

Photo Exhibit: “Earth Views from Space: Photos by Karen Nyberg”

During her second mission on the International Space Station in 2013, astronaut and Vining native Karen Nyberg took dozens of photos of earth from her unusual vantage point, posting the images on her Facebook page. Photographer Dan Broten selected several pictures to mount on canvas to create a dazzling exhibit.
Exhibit on loan from the Henning Landmark Center.

Through-February 27

During gallery hours  New York Mills Cultural Center
                                    24 North Main Avenue, New York Mills
                                    218.385.3339

Curator Talk: “Earth Views from Space: Photos by Karen Nyberg”

Dan Broten discusses the making of the exhibit from photo selection to production process – as well as his enthusiasm for the history of space exploration.

Wednesday, February 5

5:30 pm                      New York Mills Cultural Center
                                    24 North Main Avenue, New York Mills
                                    218.385.3339

Accordion Bookmaking: Kaddatz Adult Art Class Series

Minnesota artist Georgia A. Greeley teaches the accordion bookmaking process as participants make their own handmade book. In addition, Greely is creating a community quilt book, which students will contribute to.

 

For adults, ages 18 and up.

Thursday, February 20

6:00-7:00 pm  - or -
7:00-8:00 pm              Fergus Falls Public Library
                                    218.739.9387

 

Pick one of two sessions. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact the library for more information.

Space Station: Film Screening

Released in 2004, the documentary film explores the building of the International Space Station and features some of the activities of astronauts and cosmonauts in the early years of this international effort.

Thursday, February 20

7:00 pm                      New York Mills Cultural Center

                                    24 North Main Avenue, New York Mills
                                    218.385.2436 (New York Mills Public Library)

 

Registration is encouraged. Please contact New York Mills Public Library. by contacting the library.

Photo Exhibit: “Earth Views from Space: Photos by Karen Nyberg”

During her second mission on the International Space Station in 2013, astronaut and Vining native Karen Nyberg took dozens of photos of earth from her unusual vantage point, posting the images on her Facebook page. Photographer Dan Broten selected several pictures to mount on canvas to create a dazzling exhibit.
Exhibit on loan from the Henning Landmark Center.

February 29-April 28

During library hours  Douglas County Library in Alexandria
                                    320.762.3014

March

America’s First Ladies

Photographer and storyteller Doug Ohman shares intriguing stories, photographs, and forgotten memories about many of the United States’ best loved First Ladies.

Monday, March 23

1:30 pm                      Douglas County Library in Alexandria
                                    320.762.3014

6:30 pm                      Perham Area Public Library

                                    218.346.4892

Tuesday, March 24

1:30 pm                      Browns Valley Public Library
                                    320.695.2318

Wednesday, March 25

6:00 pm                      Fergus Falls Public Library
                                    218.739.938
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Curator Talk: “Earth Views from Space: Photos by Karen Nyberg”

Dan Broten discusses the making of the exhibit from photo selection to production process – as well as his enthusiasm for the history of space exploration.

Wednesday, March 25

6:00 pm                      Douglas County Library in Alexandria
                                    320.762.3014

America’s First Ladies

Photographer and storyteller Doug Ohman shares intriguing stories, photographs, and forgotten memories about many of the United States’ best loved First Ladies.

Thursday, March 26

10:30 am                     Wheaton Community Library
                                    320.563.8487

6:00 pm                      Thorson Memorial Library in Elbow Lake
                                    218.685.685
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April

“Beads on One String” Music Concert

Through engaging music based on his children’s picture book, Minnesota musician Dennis Warner encourages his listeners to ponder how “We are more alike than we are different.”

Thursday, April 23

10:30 am                     Pearson Elementary School, Wheaton
                                    320.563.8487 (Wheaton Community Library)

1:30 pm                      Browns Valley Public Library
                                    320.695.2318

June

"Sherlock Holmes Takes the Case" with Traveling Lantern Theatre Company 

The brilliant scientist and criminologist, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, is searching for a hidden clue to a secret entrance where the crown jewels are safely stowed from Holmes’ arch rival: the brilliant but devilish Dr. Moriarty. The audience provides help to Dr. Watson (played by a child volunteer) and Holmes to crack the case.

Monday, June 15

10:30 am                     Wheaton Community Library
                                    320.563.8487

1:30 pm                      Browns Valley Public Library
                                    320.695.2318

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. The Happy Dads and their puppet friends sing about alligator dancing, popsicles, trains, pet dinosaurs – and everything in between.

Monday, June 22

10:30 am                     Morris Public Library
                                    320.589.1634

2:00 pm                      Browns Valley Public Library
                                    320.695.2318

6:30 pm                      Fergus Falls Public Library

                                    218.739.9387

Tuesday, June 23

10:30 am                     Wheaton Community Library
                                    320.563.848
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2:00 pm                      Glenwood Public Library

                                    320.634.3375

5:00 pm                      Hancock Community Library

                                    320.392.5666

Wednesday, June 24

10:30 am                     Pelican Rapids Public Library
                                   
218.863.7055

3:00 pm                      New York Mills City Ballroom
                                    28 Centennial 84 Drive
                                    218.385.2436 (New York Mills Public Library)

7:00 pm                      Henning Landmark Center
                                    415 Douglas Avenue, Henning
                                    218.548.5760
                                       Co-sponsored by the Henning Landmark Center

Thursday, June 25

10:30 am                     Douglas County Library in Alexandria
                                    320.762.3014

2:00 pm                      Perham Area Public Library

                                    218.346.4892

6:30 pm                      Thorson Memorial Library in Elbow Lake

                                    218.685.6850

Friday, June 26

10:00 am                     Evansville Care Center
                                    649 State Street NW
                                    218.948.2219
                                       Co-sponsored by the Evansville Care Campus

7:00 pm                      Evansville Art Center
                                    111 Main Street
                                    218.948.2787
                                       Co-sponsored by the Evansville Arts Coalition

July

They Chose Minnesota

Photographer and storyteller Doug Ohman highlights the personal stories and history from many immigrant groups that chose to make Minnesota their home.

Monday, July 13

6:00 pm                      Douglas County Library in Alexandria
                                    320.762.3014

Tuesday, July 14

10:30 am                     Wheaton Community Library
                                    320.563.8487

6:00 pm                      Fergus Falls Public Library

                                    218.739.9387

Wednesday, July 15

10:30 am                     Pelican Rapids Public Library
                                   
218.863.7055

6:30 pm                      Perham Area Public Library

                                    218.346.4892

Thursday, July 16

6:00 pm                      Thorson Memorial Library in Elbow Lake

                                    218.685.6850

Updated February 14, 2020

Phone 218.739.5286

Fax 218.739.5287

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