All library Legacy programs are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the sponsoring library or organization.

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 Minnesota Department of Health recommendations for group activities. Some in-person events may be rescheduled or cancelled. Please contact the library or venue for the most up-to-date information about the status of a program.
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April

Online program

Minnesota's Gangster Past - Land of 10,000 Crimes

Author and researcher Chad Lewis follows the footsteps of America's most infamous gangsters as they turn Minnesota into their personal crime vacation land. Filled with deadly bank robberies, explosive shootouts, brutal murders, and daring kidnappings, this presentation lets the audience discover the grisly locations where the gangster history will never die.

Through April 30

Online program, available on demand:
bit.ly/mngangsters

Hosted by Fergus Falls Public Library

218.739.9387

After viewing, please take the survey: bit.ly/gangsterpastsurvey

Online program

Minnesota’s Most Haunted Places

Chad Lewis – author, storyteller, and explorer of the unusual – takes the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in the state, from wandering ghosts in the North Woods to a haunted B&B in Wabasha. Complete with photos, eyewitness accounts, case history, ghost lore, and directions, participants will be prepared to explore these sites on their own.

Through April 30

Online program, available on demand:

https://youtu.be/TkvRubhxReE

Hosted by Wheaton Community Library

320.563.8487

After viewing, please take the survey: https://bit.ly/3dgxqI0

Online program

Drawing with Author-Illustrator Nancy Carlson

Minnesota children’s book creator Nancy Carlson leads a virtual drawing class for all ages, in which participants draw along with her.
The library will provide sketchbooks for the first 30 people who register. Call the library to register and arrange to pick up a sketchbook at the desk or through curbside delivery.

Thursday, April 1 | 7:00 pm

Online program offered via Zoom

Hosted by Morris Public Library

320.589.1634

Click here to join via Zoom.

Online program

Spring Multi-Media Landscape Collage: Kaddatz Adult Art Class Series

Local multimedia artist Naomi RaMona Schliesman instructs participants how to use colored paper, cardboard, cardstock, recycled material and markers to create a multi-media collage of a spring-themed landscape. The class will include a discussion of color themes, form, and layering to create a 3D effect.

For adults, ages 18 and up.

Wednesday, March 24 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Online program offered via Zoom

Hosted by Fergus Falls Public Library
218.739.9387

Class size is limited and registration is required. Contact the library for more information.

Supplies are provided as part of the class. After you register, you will be notified when the supplies are ready to be picked up.

Online series

Virtual Writing Classes for Adults

Teaching artists from the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis introduce writers of all levels to a specific writing genre. Each 90-minute online session covers a different topic.

Course descriptions are available here.

Class size is limited and registration is required. Click here to register for one or more courses.

Family Stories into Memoir, led by teaching artist Brenda Hudson

Monday, April 26 | 6:30-8:00 pm

Online program offered via Zoom

Hosted by Fergus Falls Public Library

Creative Writing Sampler, led by teaching artist Gail Milstein

Thursday, April 29 | 6:30-8:00 pm

Online program offered via Zoom

Hosted by Perham Area Public Library

The ABCs of Children's Books, led by teaching artist Kurtis Scaletta

Saturday, May 1 | 10:00-11:30 am

Online program offered via Zoom

Hosted by Thorson Memorial Library in Elbow Lake

Postponed to June 2022

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.

Updated April 5, 2021

Phone | 218.739.5286

Fax | 218.739.5287

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