Legacy Events

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In November 2008, Minnesota voters approved a constitutional amendment to dedicate funds for Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage, Clean Water, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Under the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) Minnesota’s 300+ public libraries receive funding distributed through the Minnesota Regional Library Systems to provide programs and services in four areas: arts, culture, literary and Minnesota history.

The Arrowhead Library System and its member libraries present a variety of arts, cultural, literary, and Minnesota history programs in collaboration with arts and cultural organizations, independent artists, historical societies, and community organizations.  If you are interested in being considered for a Library Legacy program tour, please fill out our form HERE.  For more information about Arrowhead Library System Legacy events and projects, contact Mollie Stanford.   For more information about statewide Legacy funding, click HERE.  To view upcoming events on our ALS calendar, click HERE.

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March is a Legacy Showcase!

March 6th, 2015|

March is a jam packed month of Legacy history, music, science and children's theater! For a full description and schedule for each program: http://aucontactpoint.com/arrowblog/2012-13-legacy-events/ Minnesota’s Civil War Experience Presented by Arn Kind of Historical Experiences  is [...]

February Legacy Events

February 2nd, 2015|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to offer free event tickets for two productions in February! On February 17th at 7:30 p.m. the Arrowhead Concert Association presents the Suchon Wind Quintet with Michiko Otaki at [...]


December 29th, 2014|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present a few more Henna workshops in January. In this workshop, Kristy will share the history, cultural traditions and science of henna, in a fun relaxed atmosphere packed [...]

Cook Public Library – Legacy Art Project

December 17th, 2014|

If you are in the Cook area stop in the library and get a close up view of the detail in the glass panels that were designed and created by Ron Benson and funded by [...]

November Legacy News!

November 4th, 2014|

November Programs November means hockey season is underway and to tie in to the regions love of hockey and the Native American culture that surrounds us, Henry Boucha will be touring the Arrowhead region visiting [...]

Ely to host Minnesota’s newest literary landmark

November 3rd, 2014|

Is this email not displaying correctly?View it in your browser. Meet Minnesota's Sixth and Newest Literary Landmark Next summer, the Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF) and Listening Point Foundation – in partnership with the Friends of the [...]

Minnesota History Day – Start at your library!

October 16th, 2014|

History Day is an inter-disciplinary research project for students in grades 6-12.  Students choose a topic that relates to an annual theme, research that topic, and develop their research into one of five presentation categories: research [...]

October Legacy News

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This month we have two programs scheduled -  Master Accordionist Mario Cianflone will be touring area libraries sharing the history of the accordion and playing a variety of French, Italian, classical and even Latin American [...]

New Interactive – Minnesota Writers Map

September 29th, 2014|

The Minnesota Book Awards is very pleased to announce a new, online version of the popular Minnesota Writers Map which was first launched in the spring of last year. Now featuring interactive information on each [...]

September Legacy – Music and Theater in the Air!

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Sara Pajunen presents her Laatikko/Box Program The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present artist and musician Sara Pajunen. In her Laatikko/Box project, she brings a sampling of the University of Minnesota’s Finnish-American archives to the [...]

August starts with Puppets and then music, and more Music To You!

August 6th, 2014|

Legacy programming in August starts with the Z Puppets Rosenschnoz! The Secret Life of Puppets! They are currently touring the area bringing a hands on puppeting workshop to area libraries to wind down summer reading programs. [...]

July Legacy Programming

July 7th, 2014|

Another month packed with programming! Legacy Event tickets are available for several of the Northern Lakes Music Festival performances including the Opera Carmen in Chisholm and Ely and the Orchestra concerts in Chisholm and Aurora. [...]

June Legacy Events

June 5th, 2014|

Summer is here and the Legacy schedule is jam packed full of events at your library! Travel through time as the Icebox Radio Theater starts their program with a 1930s and 40s style drama from [...]

May Legacy Events

April 28th, 2014|

May is going to be a busy month in the Arrowhead Library System!  Christian Cotruvo will be playing her harp and discussing her music, Frederick Blanch will be sharing his travels and jungle photography skills [...]

Legacy Event Passes for Musical Postcards are now available!

February 27th, 2014|Tags: , |

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to offer free event tickets to the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra production Musical Postcards at the DECC in Duluth, on March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Pick up your ticket [...]


January 22nd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

THE CREATIVITY TANK IS COMING TO A LIBRARY NEAR YOU!  The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present the Creativity Tank, a group of teaching artists that provide workshops to develop and express creativity through meaningful hands-on art experiences [...]

Good News for Public Libraries!

December 18th, 2013|

Check out the infographic below that highlights the results from the latest Pew study.  To read the whole report, click on the link below: http://libraries.pewinternet.org/files/legacy-pdf/PIP_Libraries%20in%20communities.pdf

Free Museum Passes

November 13th, 2013|Tags: , , |

Arrowhead Legacy Museum tickets are again available at regional libraries!  Tickets are valid through December 31st and can be used at any of the museums listed below: Bois Forte Heritage Center Carlton County Historical Society [...]

Youth Metal Tooling Workshops in November

October 24th, 2013|

Please join us for a unique art experience! Shannon Cousino, Education Director for the Duluth Art Institute, will be conducting a metal tooling workshop outreach program for children ages 7-12 and up.  Create a picture [...]

Sarah Stonich reflects on her recent author tour of the ALS region

June 19th, 2013|

https://picasaweb.google.com/112263793289195969397/LegacyTour# Dear Librarians and Readers,  I wanted to share some pics and a few words about my experience touring the Arrowhead. I was able to get photos of most attendees though some came late or [...]

Hibbing Public Library celebrated milestones during National Library Week

May 1st, 2013|

On April 16, 2013, Hibbing Public Library celebrated turning 60 years old. Several building renovations have been completed. Art sculptures by artist Ron Benson are on display - a project of the Legacy Arts and [...]

2013 MLA/MEMO Library Legislative Day

February 4th, 2013|

Registration is now open for Leg Day. You can access the page and registration link by clicking here: http://www.mnlibraryassociation.org/events/2013/mar/2013-mlamemo-library-legislative-day 2013 MLA/MEMO Library Legislative Day The 2013 MLA/MEMO Library Legislative Day is an opportunity for library [...]

2012 Library Legislative Day in St. Paul

March 1st, 2012|

Arrowhead Library System staff, trustees, and library staff visited the Capitol for Library Legislative Day on February 28th. Pictured from left to right are ALS Assistant Director Shari Fisher, Representative Mary Murphy, ALS Legacy Event [...]

Legacy “sculptures” at the Calumet Public Library

December 19th, 2011|

These are all identified as "cast works" by the sculptor/creator, Jeffrey Kalstrom. One piece celebrates "Abby," the Reading Education Assistance Dog (READ) that worked at the Calumet Library. A second piece depicts branches of a [...]

ALS Legacy Events on Facebook

October 14th, 2011|

Arrowhead Legacy Events is now on facebook! "Like" our page and get facebook newsfeed notifications of local arts, culture and history programming. Tickets and events are FREE thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Legacy [...]