Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Where the Heck is Lake Agassiz?

Until a few months ago, I had no idea. But thanks to Minnesota's Legacy Amendment, I have become educated. Ten thousand years ago Lake Agassiz covered an area about the size of Hudson Bay (that's BIG) reaching from Minnesota to the Northwest Territories. It's present-day remnants include the still-enormous Lake Winnipeg and several tens of thousands of smaller lakes.

What does that have to do with the Legacy Amendment? Well, the amendment has, among other things, designated funding so that our library systems can bring authors into the smaller outstate libraries and schools. So this week I'll be visiting six libraries in the Lake Agassiz Regional Library System. 

If you live anywhere near what used to be the southern shore of Lake Agassiz, please stop by one of the libraries and say hello! I'll be in Ada, Moorhead, Hawley, Crookston, Climax, and Hendrum.  All the visits will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. For details on times, etc., click here.

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