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 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.

May

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 April 28

During library hours  Douglas County Library in Alexandria
                                    320.762.3014

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

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

July

Outdoor Movie: Grease

In this classic 1978 musical, the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies, and young love collide at Rydell High School in the late 1950s.

Note that COVID-19 precautions will be in place and enforced, including physical distancing. You may remain in your vehicle or bring your own lawn chair.

This event is limited to 25 participants. Reservations are required by calling 218.385.2436.

Friday, August 14*

Begins at 9:00 pm     New York Mills Public Library parking lot
                                    Behind the library

                                    218.385.2436

* In case of inclement weather, the movie will be postponed to August 15.

Online event. See link below for log-in details.

The Outlander Series & Traditional Scottish Music

Minnesota musician Laura MacKenzie performs music from both the Scottish Highlands and the Lowlands on an array of instruments including wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, border bagpipes, and voice. The program includes history, language, literature, and cultural traditions of the region.

The artist will be available to respond to written questions following the performance.

Monday, August 17

7:00 pm                      Online program: https://youtu.be/cn-XQVpY9XU 

                                    Note that the link will not be active until the scheduled time.

                                    Hosted by Perham Area Public Library

                                    218.346.4892

Recorded online program. Limited time only!

The Outlander Series & Traditional Scottish Music

Minnesota musician Laura MacKenzie performs music from both the Scottish Highlands and the Lowlands on an array of instruments including wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, border bagpipes, and voice. The program includes history, language, literature, and cultural traditions of the region.

Tuesday-Monday, August 18-24

Online recording: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn-XQVpY9XU&feature=youtu.be

                                    Hosted by Perham Area Public Library

                                    218.346.4892

Online class

Sashiko Stitching, Part 1: Kaddatz Adult Art Class Series

Local artist Kristi Kuder introduces sashiko, the traditional Japanese technique of needlework quilting, using a simple running stitch to create beautifully decorative patterns. Participants will leave with their own hand-stitched piece.

For adults, ages 18 and up.

Tuesday, August 18

6:00-7:00 pm              Online program offered via Zoom

                                    Hosted by Fergus Falls Public Library
                                    218.739.9387

Class is filled. Contact the library for information on upcoming art classes for adults.

Online class

Sashiko Stitching, Part 2: Kaddatz Adult Art Class Series

Tuesday, August 25

6:00-7:00 pm              Online program offered via Zoom

                                    Hosted by Fergus Falls Public Library
​                                    218.739.9387

Class is filled. Contact the library for information on upcoming art classes for adults.

September

Online event

One Book, Second Chapter: Virtual Author Conversation

Four contributors to A Good Time for the Truth – Minnesota writers Heid Erdrich, Shannon Gibney, David Lawrence Grant, and Bao Phi – join facilitator Dr. Kandace Creel Falcón in a conversation about their essays.

Tuesday, September 1

7:00 pm                      Online program offered via Zoom
                                   
Registration required:
                                    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T50c-2gjR0eMA9HDOCFgZw

                                    Hosted by Viking Library System

                                    218.739.5286

One Book | One Minnesota is presented by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, in partnership with State Library Services. Program partners also include the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators, Minitex (a joint program of the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education), the Minnesota Department of Education, and Minnesota Historical Society Press. This program is made possible in part by the State of Minnesota through a grant to the Minnesota Center for the Book through the Minnesota Department of Education.

 

 

Coming to public libraries and selected Bookmobile communities in June 2021!

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 May 1, 2020

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