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 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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January 2022

   

In-person program

Jungle Cruise: Movies@theLibrary

Dr. Lily Houghton travels from London to the Amazon to study a fabled tree with healing properties, enlisting the services of riverboat captain Frank Wolff. The pair encounter a cohort of foes determined to thwart their success. This 2021 release is inspired by the theme park ride at Disneyland.

Tuesday, January 18 | 6:00 pm

Fergus Falls Public Library

218.739.9387

February

   

In-person program, also available online via Zoom

Bizarre History of Minnesota – Strange Stories from Our Past

Author and researcher Chad Lewis showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Minnesota that have not been seen in over 100 years, including reports of strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, medical anomalies, oddities, psychic phenomena, and UFOs.

Note: The virtual presentation will be screened in front of a live audience at the library.

Monday, February 7 | 6:00 pm

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

   

Also available online as a livestream presentation on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86052399900?pwd=bnFkZGM1ekorL1QwcmRzMFltSGlMUT09

Online program

Virtual Writing Class for Adults: Writing What Matters

Led by Loft teaching artist Michael Kleber-Diggs, the workshop guides participants on writing effectively on themes and issues that matter to them.
Kleber-Diggs is an award-winning poet, essayist, and literary critic who recently joined the team at Trio House Press as an assistant poetry editor and board member. Since 2016, he has been an instructor with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. He also teaches Creative Writing in Augsburg University’s low-res MFA program and at Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.

Class size is limited and registration is required. Click here to register.

Thursday, February 10 | 6:30-8:00 pm

Online program offered via Zoom

Hosted by Thorson Memorial Library in Elbow Lake

   

For more information, contact Gail Nordstrom at gnordstrom@vikinglibrarysystem.org.

Online program

Virtual Writing Class for Adults: Personal Essay Workshop

Led by Loft teaching artist Michael Kleber-Diggs, the workshop focuses on the art of writing effective personal essays, with practical tips to inspire writers.
Kleber-Diggs is an award-winning poet, essayist, and literary critic who recently joined the team at Trio House Press as an assistant poetry editor and board member. Since 2016, he has been an instructor with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. He also teaches Creative Writing in Augsburg University’s low-res MFA program and at Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.

Class size is limited and registration is required. Click here to register.

Saturday, February 12 | 1:00-2:30 pm

Online program offered via Zoom

Hosted by Morris Public Library

   

For more information, contact Gail Nordstrom at gnordstrom@vikinglibrarysystem.org.

In-person program

Cry Macho: Movies@theLibrary

In 1978, a one-time rodeo star agrees to free his ex-employer’s son from the hold of his alcoholic mother. On their journey to from rural Mexico to Texas, the grizzled cowboy and his young charge learn compelling lessons in morality and masculinity. Based on the novel of the same name by N. Richard Nash, this 2021 release is directed by and stars Clint Eastwood.

Tuesday, February 15 | 6:00 pm

Fergus Falls Public Library

218.739.9387

Online program

Virtual Writing Class for Adults: Nature Writing Workshop

Led by Loft teaching artist Michael Kleber-Diggs, the workshop delves into writing about the natural world.
Kleber-Diggs is an award-winning poet, essayist, and literary critic who recently joined the team at Trio House Press as an assistant poetry editor and board member. Since 2016, he has been an instructor with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. He also teaches Creative Writing in Augsburg University’s low-res MFA program and at Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.

Class size is limited and registration is required. Click here to register.

Saturday, February 19 | 10:00-11:30 am

Online program offered via Zoom

Hosted by Perham Area Public Library

   

For more information, contact Gail Nordstrom at gnordstrom@vikinglibrarysystem.org.

Updated January 17, 2022