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"George" explains some of the tools of his trade. This event was well attended, and the people there really seemed to enjoy the presentation. Everyone learned a lot about the fur trade, how it connected thecountry, and a lot about the importance of wild rice in trading. The next event is Pequot Lakes author Candace Simar Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Blackduck Golf Course and after that, March 4, the library will have a musical performance at the library starting at 7 p.m.

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Minnesota's Ordinarily Unsung -- a concert by Elisa Korenne

Singer/songwriter Elisa Korenne performs original work about extraordinary, but generally unknown, figures from Minnesota's history, covering the state from Ely to Austin.

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Her distinctive acoustic rock style has been described as "combining the soulfulness of Tori Amos, the gritty pop sensibility of Sheryl Crow and her own distinct personality."

As a performer, she has been a headliner at regional, national and international festivals. As a songwriter she has received numerous awards including the Great American Song Contest. Appropriate for the whole family.

Korenne will appear at the Blackduck Community Library March 4 at 7 p.m.

Kent Nerburn's The Wolf at Twilight: An Indian Elder's Journey Through a Land of Ghosts and Shadows

Bemidji author Kent Nerburn's new book is a sequel to his book Neither Wolf Nor Dog.

At once a mystery, a glimpse into history, and a spiritual journey, The Wolf at Twilight brings the land of the northern high plains alive and reveals the Native American way of teaching and learning that few outsiders ever experience.

Nerburn will appear as a guest of the Blackduck Community Library at the Blackduck Golf Course March 20 at 11 a.m.

Both events are sponsored by the Kitchigami Regional Library through the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment Funds. Kitchigami Regional Library's Legacy Fund Events are funded by the Legacy Amendment which dedicates monies to preserve Minnesota arts and cultural heritage.

During 2009-2010, a variety of programs will feature history, music, literature and much more. If you wish to contact our state representative, Mary Murphy, who was the author of the legislation which enacted the Legacy Amendment, please do so by email: rep.mary.murphy@house.mn , phone: 800-890-5428 or U.S. Mail: Mary Murphy, 343 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55155.

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