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Browser: It's time for another library Legacy program

Well, friends and neighbors, It's fall and it's time for another free Legacy Program, which are funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts a...

Well, friends and neighbors,

It's fall and it's time for another free Legacy Program, which are funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage.

Hurray for Legacy Programs!

This time, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Pine River Public Library, it is a lecture tour by Swedish cultural activist Jim Kaplan, professor emeritus at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

Kaplan will discuss the Scandinavian crime novels that are enjoying world-wide popularity. Huge successes as books, movies and TV series, they feature such internationally recognized characters as Lisbeth Salander, Kurt Wallander and Harry Hole. Featured in this program will be "Jar City" by Icelandic author Arnoldur Indridason, "The Snowman" by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo, "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by Swedish author Stieg Larsson, as well as "The Department Q Trilogy" by Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen.

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Crime thrillers enable readers to learn about the real lives of Scandinavian people today, their political, social and economic issues, and are a fun and exciting introduction to literature and the humanities. Kaplan will highlight the films made from these books that are available on streaming video and DVD.

Who doesn't love a good crime novel? I know I do. Have you read any of these books? Perhaps you should check one out of the library ahead of the program!

I remain,

Browser, the library cat

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