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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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Explore the creative and resourceful spirit of people from across Minnesota—from arts and crafts, to gardening and solving crimes—at Dakota County Library's Minnesota Mosaic programs.  
 
Highlights of this season's programs include:
 
"Of Dolls and Murder: A Minnesota Made Documentary" explores crime solving before forensics and DNA testing when detectives depended on a Minnesota woman who created miniature crime scenes using dolls and doll houses. Saturday, Jan. 12, 1–2:30 p.m., Farmington Library, 508 Third Street, Farmington.
 
Project Runway season six contestant Christopher Straub will talk about his experiences on the show, his design philosophies, and advice on getting started in fashion design. Thursday, Jan. 24, 7–8 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.
 
Third generation Red Wing Pottery owner Scott Gillmer will delve into the history of pottery and his family business. Monday, March 11, 6–7 p.m., Pleasant Hill Library, 1490 S. Frontage Road, Hastings.
 
Craig Evans, Rosemount Area Arts Council member, will present "Master Banjo Makers – An American Heritage" on Tuesday, May 7, 7–8 p.m., Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Evans will discuss his Smithsonian Institute study and treat the audience to some tunes.
 
In all, there are 20 fun, inspiring and educational arts and literary events happening this fall to suit everyone's tastes—all for free. The Minnesota Mosaic Cultural Arts in Minnesota, now in its 17th year, celebrates the diverse heritage and vibrant cultural life of Minnesota's population.
 
For more information and a list of programs being offered, visit www.dakotacounty.us/library, search Mosaic or pick up a brochure at any Dakota County Library location.

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