If we want to make significant progress in reducing racial economic disparities, we need to change our economic development playbook of small and scattered investments into a comprehensive strategy offering wealth building tools in every ALANA (African Latino Asian and Native American) community.
I am always interested in the unsung hero or the rulebreakers of nature. The kind of critter that is common, yet no one seems to pay any attention to them. Or the bird who is so common throughout the U.S., yet no one seems to notice them.
Art is the outward act of self-expression. Whether art is visual, musical, literary or performing, art is individual in creation and interpretation.
Calling all aspiring Minnesota writers! The Minnesota Author Project statewide contest is underway and will continue to accept submissions through May 31. The Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) joins libraries throughout the state in announcing the call for entries.
Carver County Library received a grant to purchase Elementary STEM kits that are available for checkout by patrons for use across the County.
Sunday, March 15, 2020 was one of the saddest days in the 37 year history of Feed My Starving Children. In the middle of receiving over 100 volunteers for a rare and very special Sunday packing session, the organization abruptly closed its doors because of the COVID pandemic.
This may sound like a personal question, but are you hearing voices in your head? Maybe those voices are talking now and asking, “What kind of a question is that?” or “Why do you want to know?” or “Is that a problem?”
In residential developments, you will often see small ponds throughout the neighborhoods. These are stormwater ponds, created to collect stormwater runoff which is rainwater or snowmelt that runs off streets, parking lots, rooftops and compacted lawns.
The Spring Online Author Series continues with Chris Riemenschneider 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 28. The author of “First Avenue: Minnesota’s Mainroom” will talk about Prince, and the club where he made rock (and purple) history.
How patient are you? When we were young and became impatient, we remember our parents saying to us, “Patience is a virtue.” We don’t know about you, but for us, those words didn’t necessarily make us feel better or help us become more patient. Then we wondered, what was so “virtuous” about p…
I speak and write frequently about hope. I know we need food, water and air to live. In my opinion, hope is another thing we can’t live without. It is a mindset. It is a way of looking at the bright side in all situations to give us the strength to keep going.
This year we seemed to zip right past Groundhog Day without even noticing. Perhaps this is because during COVID time, every day seems the same, just like the movie "Groundhog Day." Nothing new or different. Just one day like the other. But for the groundhog, also known as the woodchuck, spri…
Spring is on the horizon. We feel a shift in the air and in the breeze. Carver County Library is also feeling a shift with our digital collection. RBdigital and cloudLibrary are in the process of moving to one platform this spring. Twin Cities metro area libraries will share digital collecti…
As winter loosens its grip on the northern states and it finally feels like spring, my mind turns to all the changes in nature. In particular, the animals in the northern climates that change the color of their coats (pelage) or the birds that change their feathers (plumage) from brown to wh…
As we turn the calendar to March, we are approaching the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Carver County. The county confirmed its first case of COVID on March 8, 2020, and it is hard to believe how much COVID has impacted our lives since then.
Carver County Library is excited to host Club Book and feature author John Moe on Wednesday, March 10. John Moe is the host and creator of the award-winning hit podcast “The Hilarious World of Depression” and the author of the book of the same name.
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