Please join us to celebrate the many talents of our fellow Minnesotans through art, literature, and music! 


The Beat Goes On series is all about digging deeper to find the truly meaningful Minnesota stories and experiences and sharing them with each other.


Celebrate Minnesota arts and heritage with those in your community at the most comfortable and welcoming place in town...Lake Agassiz Regional Library.


Be sure to pick up a Winter/Spring 2013 Series Booklet at any of our 23 LARL locations.


Thank you, 


Lake Agassiz Regional Library


Programming is sponsored by
Lake Agassiz Regional Library and
supported in part with money
from the Minnesota
Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.

Free Entertainment, Uniquely Minnesotan! 


The Beat Goes On,
So On with the

Toni Stone,
Minnesota History Player      

Toni Stone Actor 
Minnesota Historical Society Actor Portraying
Toni Stone
Toni Stone was a pioneer for both women and African-Americans in baseball. This St. Paul native broke many barriers. Her drive, perseverance and determination transformed her from a Minnesota "tomboy" to the first female to play in the Negro League. (An actor portrayal presented by  *All school events are open to the public.

Tuesday, March 5
10:00 a.m. - Norman County West
Elementary School (Hendrum)*
2:30 p.m. - Ada Library
6:30 p.m. - Crookston Library

Wednesday, March 6
10:00 a.m. - Mahnomen High School*
2:00 p.m. - McIntosh Library
7:00 p.m. - Fertile Library

Thursday, March 7
10:00 a.m. - Hawley Library
2:00 p.m. - Moorhead Library
7:00 p.m. - Breckenridge Library 
Virginia Mae Hope,
Minnesota History Player 
Minnesota Historical Society Actor Portraying
Virginia Mae Hope

Virginia Mae Hope, a native of Winnebago, Minnesota, was a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during WWII. WASP flew planes and performed wartime duties in the United States, thus freeing male pilots for combat. In 1977, Congress recognized the WASP as military pilots and granted them veteran status.


Tuesday, March 12
10:30 a.m. - Fertile Library
1:30 p.m. - Climax-Shelly School
(Open to the public!)
6:30 p.m. - Crookston Library

Wednesday, March 13
9:00 a.m. - Norman County West
Elementary School (Hendrum)
(Open to the public!)
2:00 p.m. - Moorhead Library
7:00 p.m. - Barnesville Library

Thursday, March 14
2:00 p.m. - Bagley Library
6:00 p.m. - Gonvick LINK Site 
Scrapbooking Workshop,
Minnesota Historical Society 
Create a frame worthy scrapbook page of a treasured family recipe in this workshop. Minnesota Historical Society will provide all the supplies and equipment for up to 20 participants at each location. Participants just need to bring a handwritten recipe and some photos which will be scanned for scrapbooking and the originals returned.


Thursday, March 14
12:00 p.m. - Breckenridge Library
(Bring a brown bag lunch!)
7:00 p.m. - Moorhead Library

Friday, March 15
10:30 a.m. - Crookston Library
3:00 p.m. - McIntosh Library 
The Teddy Bear Band,
Minnesota Family Music    

The Teddy Bear Band
A duo from the Teddy Bear Band will present an inter-generational music program called "When Grandma and Grandpa Were Little." Focusing on and celebrating seniors and children, this presentation is suitable for the entire family.


Monday, March 18
10:30 a.m. - McIntosh Library
1:30 p.m. - Crookston Library
6:30 p.m. - Shelly LINK Site  


Tuesday, March 19
9:00 a.m. - Halstad Living Center (Open to the public!)
1:00 p.m. - Twin Valley Living Center (Open to the public!)
6:00 p.m. - Ulen LINK Site   


Wednesday, March 20
10:30 a.m. - Detroit Lakes Library
2:00 p.m. - Moorhead Library
6:00 p.m. - Rothsay Community Center (Open to the public!) 
Rep. Dean Urdahl,
Minnesota Author
& Storyteller     

Rep. Dean Urdahl
First elected in 2002, Rep. Urdahl is an author and retired educator. He has written a trilogy about the U.S. - Dakota Conflict, also known as the Sioux Uprising. The Uprising started across the lake from Rep. Urdahl's home and his great-grandfather buried the conflict's first five victims.

Friday, March 22
10:30 a.m. - Crookston Library
2:00 p.m. - Ada Library
7:00 p.m. - Detroit Lakes Library   
Saturday, March 23
10:15 a.m. - Fosston Library
2:00 p.m. - Ada Library
6:00 p.m. - Ulen LINK Site
Irish Songs from the
Lumber Camp,
Brian Miller and Randy Gosa  

Brian Miller & Randy Gosa
Renowned masters of Celtic music, Miller and Gosa transport you to the 19th-century lumber camps where Irish-American lumberjacks created unique north woods entertainment based on the music of the Emerald Isle.

Tuesday, March 26
7:00 p.m. - Moorhead Library   
Wednesday, March 27
4:00 p.m. - Crookston Library

LARL is proud to debut a new service to its customers today that offers instant access to more than 100 magazine titles on electronic devices.


Interested customers can sign up for Zinio at The service is available 24 hours a day, and includes a range of selections such as National Geographic, Cosmopolitan and Rolling Stone.


The magazines are accessible to an unlimited number of people, which means no wait time.


"Unlike the physical copies you find in the library, every LARL customer who wants to look at these magazines can do it at the same time whenever they want," said Megan Krueger, Moorhead Hub Supervisor/Electronic Resources Librarian.


Zinio is compatible with Macs, PCs, Androids, iPhones, iPads and other tablet devices, like Kindle and NOOK.


Start reading now at

Lake Agassiz Regional Library locations are happy to provide tax forms free of charge at our branch locations.  If we do not have the form that you need on hand, library staff will print the form for you.


While library staff are happy to help you get the forms you need, we cannot provide advice as to which form you should use, or on how to complete your taxes.  Tax assistance is available at the library in the form of tax help books as well as volunteer tax assistance sessions at many of our branch locations.


*Information on form availability:


The IRS has stated that "The production of some 2012 major tax products, including the Form 1040 and the Instructions for Form 1040, is impacted by the recent passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  At this time, we do not have an estimate as to when products will become available on or in print."


See this link on for additional information.

Lake Agassiz Regional Library

Lake Agassiz Regional Library

More information about LARL services and programs at

LARL serves the residents of Becker, Clay, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk and Wilkin counties, with branch libraries in Ada, Bagley, Barnesville, Breckenridge, Climax, Crookston, Detroit Lakes, Fertile, Fosston, Hawley, Mahnomen, McIntosh and Moorhead and LINK sites in Cormorant, Frazee, Gonvick, Halstad, Hendrum, Lake Park, Rothsay, Shelly, Twin Valley and Ulen.

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