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Steampunk Mystery Mayhem

East Central Regional Library and the Minnesota Historical Society present “Steampunk Mystery Mayhem,” an interactive mystery created by the Red Ribbon Society, on Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. at the Chisago Lakes Area Library.

Teens and pre-teens are needed for their brainpower to help solve a mystery at the local library. Some very suspicious things have been happening, and it’s your job to find out what dastardly deeds are afoot and who’s behind them. Could it be you? Class size is limited; please pre-register at the Chisago Lakes library. This program is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

Etiquette School for Young Ladies

East Central Regional Library and the Minnesota Historical Society present “Etiquette School for Young Ladies,” a Victorian manner class, on Thursday, July 12 at 2 p.m. at the North Branch Area Library.

Are you prepared to attend the finest dinner parties? Do you know how best to introduce yourself? Can you sip tea with grace and ease? Perhaps it’s time to enroll in the pre-eminent Etiquette School for Young Ladies! This program is for teens and pre-teens. Class size is limited; pre-register at the North Branch library. This program is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

Minnesota hauntings program for teens

On Thursday, July 19 at 2 p.m., youth ages 12 to 17 are encouraged to stop by the North Branch Area Library and listen as Minnesota author Ryan Jacobson talks about the many ghost stories found in the land of 10,000 lakes. Find out what college is Minnesota’s most legendary haunted place and who received a letter from a ghost? Then learn how to write a ghost story as Ryan teaches you all about writing.

Ryan’s visit is part of the library’s teen Own the Night summer reading program and is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

‘My Antonia’ by Willa Cather

This is the unforgettable story of an immigrant woman’s life on the Nebraska plains. The novel portrays a community struggling with unforgiving terrain and a woman, Antonia Shimerda, who amid great hardship, stands as a timeless inspiration.

Join in discussing this classic on Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Giese Memorial Library, 26855 Forest Blvd., Wyoming. Copies of the book and discussion questions are available at the desk.

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