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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 are funded in part or in whole with monies from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
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May

   

Art exhibit

TESTIFY: Americana, Slavery to Today

This powerful exhibit features selected pieces from the Diane and Alan Page Collection of African American art and artifacts, presented as a large-format, high resolution photo display. The aim of the exhibit is to help bridge divides, deepen dialogue, and encourage action on justice.

   

Through Thursday, May 9 | During library hours

Fergus Falls Public Library

218.739.9387

   

In-person program with online option

Social Justice Book Club: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You

A companion program to the TESTIFY Exhibit

This history of racist and antiracist ideas in America, from their roots in Europe until today, is adapted by Jason Reynolds from the adapted from the Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning.
The event will take place in person and online via Zoom. Registration is required for Zoom.

   

Monday, April 22 | 6:30-7:30 pm

Fergus Falls Public Library

218.739.9387

   

In-person program

Argylle: Movies@the Library

Elly Conway is a successful yet reclusive writer of spy thriller novels. While preparing her latest manuscript, she unwittingly becomes embroiled in the schemes of a nefarious underground crime ring and taps into her academic knowledge of espionage to tackle the case.

   

Tuesday, April 30 | 6:00-7:30 pm

Fergus Falls Public Library

218.739.9387

   

June

   

In-person program

Children's Author Kevin Lovegreen

The author of the Lucky Luke's Adventures series describes the team involved in creating a book: author, editor, illustrator, designer, and printer. He'll also answer audience questions about writing and publishing a book – and about how his own stories came to life.

   

Wednesday, June 5 | 10:30 am

Wheaton Community Library

320.563.8487

   

Wednesday, June 5 | 3:00 pm

Browns Valley Public Library

320.695.2318

   

Thursday, June 6 | 10:30 am

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

   

Thursday, June 6 | 2:00 pm

Hancock Community Library

320.392.5666

   

Thursday, June 6 | 6:30 pm

Thorson Memorial Library in Elbow Lake

218.685.6850

   

Monday, June 10 | 10:30 am

Pelican Rapids Public Library

218.863.7055

   

Monday, June 10 | 2:00 pm

Perham Area Public Library

218.346.4892

   

Tuesday, June 11 | 10:30 am

Morris Public Library

320.589.1634

   

Tuesday, June 11 | 1:00 pm

Glenwood Public Library

218.346.4892

   

Tuesday, June 11 | 6:30 pm

Fergus Falls Public Library

218.739.9387

   

Wednesday, June 12 | 10:30 am

Parkers Prairie Elementary School

518 South McCornell Avenue

218.338.4079

Program is open to the public.

   

Wednesday, June 12 | 1:00 pm

NewYork Mills Public Library

218.385.2436

   

In-person program

Kurt Hunter Marionettes: “Feathers and Strings”

This delightful, amusing, and eclectic showcase features an assortment of intricate marionettes are the featured performers in. Each carefully handcrafted marionette reflects the many years that puppeteer Kurt Hunter has spent perfecting his craft.

   

Thursday, June 20 | 10:30 am

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

   

In-person program

CLIMB Theatre: “Country Mouse & City Mouse: Adventures in the Suburbs”

In this continuation of Aesop’s fable, mouse cousins decide to take their next adventure to more neutral grounds – the Suburbs – but can’t agree on what to do once they arrive. Will conflict tear apart their relationship, or will they learn to compro-mice and celebrate their differences?

   

Monday, June 24 | 10:30 am

Pelican Rapids Public Library

218.863.7055

   

Monday, June 24 | 2:00 pm

NewYork Mills Public Library

218.385.2436

   

Monday, June 24 | 6:30 pm

Fergus Falls Public Library

218.739.9387

   

Tuesday, June 25 | 10:30 am

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

   

Tuesday, June 25 | 3:00 pm

Browns Valley Public Library

320.695.2318

   

Tuesday, June 25 | 6:30 pm

Thorson Memorial Library in Elbow Lake

218.685.6850

   

Wednesday, June 26 | 10:30 am

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.

   

Wednesday, June 26 | 2:00 pm

Lion's Park in Vergas (Rain location: Vergas Event Center)

140 West Linden

218.302.5996

Wednesday, June 26 | 7:00 pm

Henning Landmark Center

415 Douglas Avenue, Henning

218.548.5760

   

Thursday, June 27 | 10:30 am

Morris Public Library

320.589.1634

   

Thursday, June 27 | 2:00 pm

Central Square Gymnasium

105 2nd Avenue NE, Glenwood

Hosted by Glenwood Public Library (218.346.4892)

   

Thursday, June 27 | 5:00 pm

Hancock Community Library

320.392.5666

   

Friday, June 28 | 10:30 am

Wheaton Community Library

320.563.8487

   

July

   

In-person program

Dazzling Dave Yo-Yo Master

National Yo-Yo Master and world record holder Dave Schulte demonstrates the art and skill of yo-yo performance.

   

Tuesday, July 9 | 10:30 am

Douglas County Library in Alexandria

320.762.3014

   

Tuesday, July 9 | 1:00 pm

Glenwood Public Library

218.346.4892

   

In-person program

James Wedgwood Comedy and Ventriloquism

James Wedgwood uses comic ventriloquism, a cast of surprising characters, and audience participation to offer “The Most Fun You Can Have Without Moving Your Lips!"

   

Tuesday, July 9 | 10:30 am

Wheaton Community Library

320.563.8487

   

Tuesday, July 9 | 3:00 pm

Browns Valley Public Library

320.695.2318

   

In-person program

Brodini Comedy Magic Show

With his unique combination of wit and charm, Graylyn Morris dazzles children, teens, and adults with his classical style of magic.

   

Tuesday, July 16 | 1:00 pm

Glenwood Public Library

218.346.4892

   

In-person program

Schiffelly Puppets: "Mr. Ree and the Mystery of the Non-Environmentally Friendly Dragon or 'What’s the Big Stink About?'"

With his unique combination of wit and charm, Graylyn Morris dazzles children, teens, and adults with his classical style of magic.

   

Tuesday, July 16 | 1:00 pm

Glenwood Public Library

218.346.4892

   

In-person program

Mobile Sign Shop

In this drop-in artmaking event, teaching artist Peter Haakon Thompson and his assistant guide participants to create their own customized, carved wooden signs, inspired by the vernacular of Northern Minnesota cabin signs. All ages are welcome.

Limited number of signs per location.

   

Thursday, July 18 | 1:00-4:00 pm

Browns Valley Public Library

320.695.2318

   

Friday, July 19 | 9:00-12:00 noon

Evansville City Park

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

Hosted by Evansville Art Center (218.948.2787)

   

Friday, July 19 | 2:00-5:00 pm

Glenwood Public Library

218.346.4892

   

Saturday, July 20 | 10:00-1:00 pm

Pelican Rapids Public Library

218.863.7055

   

Saturday, July 20 | 3:00-6:00 pm

Henning Landmark Center

415 Douglas Avenue, Henning

218.548.5760

   

Sunday, July 21 | 11:00-1:00 pm

Creative Arts Center

112 Main Street West, Battle Lake

Hosted by Art of the Lakes (218.864.8606)

   

In-person program

Phil Baker: Music for a Kid’s Life

With his red guitar, Phil Baker shares his signature style, catchy tunes, and heartfelt lyrics in an interactive concert encourages individual expression and group engagement.

   

Tuesday, July 23 | 10:30 am

Wheaton Community Library

320.563.8487

   

Tuesday, July 23 | 3:00 pm

Browns Valley Public Library

320.695.2318

Updated May 3, 2024

Note that Viking Library System, local libraries, and community partners continue to monitor emerging health emergencies and follow 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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