Educate patrons about famous Minnesota natives. Inspire patrons to follow their dreams. Educate patrons on Minnesota pop culture and history of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. -- Stimulate memories and reflection. -- Provide access to jazz, a genre of music not often accessible in Northeastern Minnesota.
Participant reactions and responses:
"Well presented, felt welcome and included, presenter knew her material and presented in a fun way."
"[I] didn’t know anything about Virginia Mae Hope before this."
"If you keep trying and believing and don’t’ give up, you can make your dreams come true."
"It’s so nice for things like this to come to our small town."
"Going back to those good old days. Danced to all those songs, was fantastic. Oh, how I miss that man of mine. "
"It was wonderfully uplifting. It made a crummy week better!"
Arrowhead Library System and Regional Libraries. Partner Contribution to the Program: The Libraries across the region provided the staff, facility, and electricity to host the program. They also marketed the programs through their respective communication media (e.g. facebook, Twitter, website, newsletters, etc). Other partners include Virginia Regional Medical Center, and Hibbing Community College Theater. Virginia Regional Medical Center and Hibbing Community College Theater provided performance space free of charge. Encore Performing Arts Center provided additional marketing for the event.