The Brown Bag Lunch Summer Authors’ Series welcomes its fifth author, Margi Preus, on Monday, July 9th, from noon to 1pm at the Brainerd Public Library. Preus is an award-winning children’s author and playwright.
“Curtis and Loretta are in many ways the quintessential folk duo: finely honed vocal harmonies of multidimensional intrigue, abundant talent on an array of stringed instruments, deep traditional roots, great originals, and equally strong strains of gravity and playful irreverence,” Rick Mason wrote in the Minneapolis City Pages A-List. Curtis and Loretta will be at the Brainerd Public Library on Wednesday July 11 at 2:00pm.
Café Accordion Orchestra visits Brainerd Library on June 21 at 12pm
“Berets and Bongos” with an eclectic mix, full of French flare, Latin heat and Bohemian attitude describes the Café Accordion Orchestra experience. They are coming soon to Brainerd Public Library on Thursday, June 21 at 12:00pm as part of the Kitchigami Regional Library System Legacy Program. This group is sure to get you tapping your toes. It’s an opportunity for all ages to come together and celebrate another unique form of music.
Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er), Minnesota Ojibwe author and Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, visits the Brainerd Public Library on Thursday, May 31 at 6:00pm. He’ll present on his most recently released book “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask.” More than one hundred stereotype-debunking questions—thoughtful, awkward, and searching—answered with solid information, humor, and compassion. He’ll also present on his children’s book Awesiinyensag, published in 2011.
After years of touring the Midwest with their bluegrass band, childhood best friends Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing, originally of Denver, Colorado, decided to return to where it all began: childhood imagination. That’s when they moved to Minneapolis to start their family music band called The Okee Dokee Brothers. They will be here to delight and inspire you on Thursday, May 17th at 3:30pm at the Brainerd Public Library. And the best part is it’s all free of charge, affordable for any family.