Steve Hoffbeck, History Department, author of the book “The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families,” will talk about the stories behind his book at the Frazee Library LINK Site Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hoffbeck will also be at Lake Agassiz Regional Library’s (LARL) Mahnomen LINK Site, Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The HAYMAKERS presentation is part of LARL’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Series. Admission is free and open to the public.

Hoffbeck’s book chronicles the story of five different farm families in five different eras. In this history of farming in microcosm, Hoffbeck relates how the work of cultivating hay has changed during the last century and a half—a story not just about grass, alfalfa and clover, but also about the sweat, fears, toil and loss experienced by these Minnesota farm families.

These legacy events are sponsored in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information about Tuesday’s events, call 218-334-2143.

The Frazee LINK Site, located at 305 N. Lake St., in Frazee, is a link to Lake Agassiz Regional Library, which is a consolidated public library system comprised of 13 branch libraries and nine LINK sites serving the residents of seven counties in northwest Minnesota. More information is available online at