Celebrate Minnesota Mosaic’s® 18th year by exploring the creative, resourceful and entrepreneurial spirit of Minnesota — from gifted singers and artists to the historical settlements in the Mississippi valley and haunted locations across the region.
Archaeology in Dakota County
The techniques used for archeaology are not always the same as what you see in movies. Jeremy Nienow, Professor of Archaeology at Inver Hills Community College, will describe modern archaeological methods and how they’re used in Dakota County. Presented by the Dakota County Historical Society.
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 17, 7–8 p.m.
Minnesota’s Gangster Past — Land of 10,000 Crimes
Follow in the footsteps of the infamous American gangsters that turned Minnesota into the land of 10,000 crimes. Hear about deadly bank robberies, explosive shootouts, brutal murders and daring kidnappings and discover the grisly locations where gangster history will never die. Presented by Chad Lewis.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 7–8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m.–noon
Candace Simar, author of Minnesota-based historical novels Abercrombie Trail and Pomme de Terre, will talk about her inspiration and writing. Books will be available to purchase and sign.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m.–noon
Dakota County in the 1800’s
Corrine L. Monjeau-Marz, author of The Dakota Indian Internment at Fort Snelling, 1862–1864, will talk about the people who claimed the vast Dakota territory, including the current Dakota County boundaries, before European settlement. Presented by the Dakota County Historical Society.
Monday, Sept. 29, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 15, 7–8 p.m.
Don't Cry for Me
See and discuss a thought-provoking presentation of Don’t Cry for Me performed by Paulino Brener — the story of a tall Argentine who leaves his motherland to come to the U.S. and discovers that changing your language might change who you are.
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6–7:15 p.m.
Nefarious Crimes and Criminals in Dakota County
Discover the history of organized crime and notorious criminals in the County from experts at the Dakota County Historical Society and the Sheriff’s Office.
Sat, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-noon
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7–8 p.m.
Michael Norman Presents "Haunted America"
Author Michael Norman shares spine-tingling ghost stories to get you ready for Halloween night.
Monday, Oct. 27, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Minnesota's Most Haunted Locations
Paranormal researcher and author Chad Lewis takes the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Minnesota.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 1–2 p.m.
A Capella in Autumn: A Musical Celebration
Sing along with the choral music of the award-winning Minneapolis Commodores Chorus. Special guests include the Lakeville North High School’s Now & Then Singers, the Lakeville South High School Encore Choir, and the St. John’s Lutheran Church Chancel Choir. Presented by the Lakeville Senior Resource Coalition.
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2:30–4 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church
20165 Heath Avenue
Zentangle for Beginners
Draw structured patterns to create beautiful images through easy-to-learn Zentangle taught by Victoria Welch. Registration required.
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6–8 p.m.
*Programs are sponsored by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Check the calendar of events or pick up a brochure at any library location to see upcoming Minnesota Mosaic® programs.