Tired of winter yet? Get out of the house and enjoy a free movie on the big screen. Come to the Brainerd Public Library on Saturday, February 26th at 1:00pm in our large conference room. We'll show a family friendly movie on the big screen. Feels like a movie theater without the cost of a ticket! Each family movie time the crowd gets bigger and bigger. Come see for yourself! Call the library for more details or for movie information.(218) 829-5574
The Opposite of Cold Photographer Hautala to visit Kitchigami Libraries
Aaron Hautala will visit Brainerd Public Library on Thursday, February 17th at 7:00 pm.
Photographer Aaron Hautala, who collaborated with author Michael Nordskog on The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition, will tour Kitchigami Libraries and Affiliate Libraries during January and February. Hautala will present a slide show of stunning photographs from the book, and talk about the history, culture and practice of Finnish sauna in the north woods.
I'm told that spring is on its way, but I'm not entirely sure I believe that. If this past week has been any indicator, we've just entered the next ice age. I expect a Scrat to start darting around my yard looking for the last acorn in the county. Seriously, even the wooly mammoths don't want to be out wandering around in this stuff. My not-so-wooly dogs are not so happy at all. The smaller ones are dancing on icy puppy paths trying to keep no more than two paws on the ground at any one time. Ok...that is kind of funny in a canine-ballerina kind of way.
A news story in the Dispatch Friday reported that a decision the Minnesota Girl Scout council made on selling some of its camps because of funding has upset one Scout to the point that she and others in her troop plan to sit out the big annual cookie sale that starts Saturday.
Brainerd lakes area residents who watch the Super Bowl on Sunday may want to pay special attention to the halftime show. A 2007 Brainerd High School graduate, Ali Clough, has a great opportunity to dance in the show with the famous band — the Black Eyed Peas.
In my previous life, I was a teacher. I taught high school seniors. 18-year-old children who desperately wanted the world to know how grown up they were. It was of course my job to make sure they got to adulthood with at least a grasp on the tools they would need to survive the rest of their lives.
My educational weapon of choice — Government and Economics.