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Nick Koktavy
Carver County Administrative Offices
600 E 4th St.,  Chaska, MN 55318

In the News
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Bookmark design winners share their success by Kathy Perschmann          Chanhassen Villager   Saturday, April 12        As part of the Winter Jackets reading program the Library Foundation of Carver County sponsored a “Design a Bookmark” contest. The two winners of the Adult Bookmark contest are Kristin Arneson and Lucy Bixby. Complete article with photos, reviews and events.​

Music of the Andes on March 23 by Kathy Perschmann
Chanhassen Villager posted Sat. March 22, 2014 
Alma Andina performs music of the Andes at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at the Chanhassen Library.
The band centers on Vladimir Garrido and his mother, María, who have sung professionally for 20 years. Group members play traditional instruments such as the charango (a strummed string instrument), zampoñes (panpipes) and quena (flute), performing traditional songs and dance melodies.  Complete article with photos and events. 
Irish Music featured March 16 by Kathy Perschmann
Chanhassen Villager Posted Sat. March 15, 2014
Paddy O’Brien returns with Chulrua - Music of Ireland at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16 at the Chanhassen Library.
An international performer, Paddy performs as part of an acclaimed trio "Chulrua," which presents rare and little-known Irish airs and dance pieces. Paddy is known for preserving Irish tunes and the interpretations of the older players who breathed life into the tunes, and also for his deep knowledge of the traditional.
Performances are mostly instrumental, with some vocals from Chulrua. Paddy is an all-Ireland senior champion on button accordion and served as a master many times in the MN State Arts Board’s Apprenticeship program. The National Endowment for the Arts supported The Paddy O’Brien Tune Collection, his recording of 1,000 tunes used for learning.
Other Music in March presentations include Alma Andina – Music of the Andes at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23; and The Sawtooth Bluegrass Band at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30.
Funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Complete article with photos, events and reviews.

Hidden in Plain View at the Chan Library  by Kathy Perschmann
Chaska Herald  Posted Sat. March 1, 2014
"Hidden in Plain View" is a group photo exhibit at the Chanhassen Library in March and April. Photographers include Amy Anderson, Michael Dvorak, Peter Latner, and Tom Wik.
The ability to see that which is often overlooked is what an artist of any type, but particularly a skilled photographer, brings to our consciousness. Amid the deluge of images that confront us every day, how many of them cause us to pause, enter into a new space and make us confront our own assumptions and stereotypes?

The photographers selected for this exhibit have captured the beauty, humor and poignancy of our everyday lives here in the Midwest. Through their art, they encourage us to look at our surroundings from a new, intimate perspective. This is home; hidden in plain view.  Complete article with photos, events and reviews.
Learn about brewing and sky blue waters  by Kathy Perschmann
Chaska Herald  Posted Saturday Jan. 18    
The Chaska Library will host a program titled "Land of Sky Blue Waters" at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Jan. 30. 

New Science Fiction on the shelf by Kathy Perschmann
Chanhassen Villager  Posted Saturday Dec. 7 
The new Bookletters email just came out listing our new science fiction and fantasy books. These emails are a great way to keep up with new books. You can sign up on our website for a variety of updates- including fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, bestsellers, etc. Sign up for Bookletters.​