Detroit Lakes Public Library

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HOURS
Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

ADDRESS
1000 Washington Ave.
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501

CONTACT
Phone: 218-847-2168
Fax: 218-847-2160
detroit@larl.org

Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, November 21st at 3pm. This month's featured selection is "The Wonder" by Emma Donoghue. All are welcome to come and discuss this book with your fellow book lovers - even if you haven't read the book! ... See MoreSee Less

Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, November 21st at 3pm.  This months featured selection is The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.  All are welcome to come and discuss this book with your fellow book lovers - even if you havent read the book!

Kids grade K-5 are invited to join us this afternoon for some Dinovember fun! We will be playing Dino Bingo for some awesome prizes! There will also be a craft and snack. No registration necessary. 4 PM in the Main meeting room at the library. ... See MoreSee Less

Kids grade K-5 are invited to join us this afternoon for some Dinovember fun!  We will be playing Dino Bingo for some awesome prizes!  There will also be a craft and snack.  No registration necessary. 4 PM in the Main meeting room at the library.

Want to intensify your research into your family history? Come and find out what is available free through your library to help you delve deeper.

Intermediate Genealogy Class is scheduled for Tuesday, February, 13, 2018 at 3:30 to 5:00pm in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library.
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Want to intensify your research into your family history?  Come and find out what is available free through your library to help you delve deeper.

Intermediate Genealogy Class is scheduled for Tuesday, February, 13, 2018 at 3:30 to 5:00pm in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library.

We Offer One-on-One Help
Detroit Lakes Public Library offers One-on-One Technology Help on a wide range of topics:
*Download library eBooks and eAudiobooks to your eReader, tablet or other device
*Use an iPad, Kindle, Android device or smartphone
*Use a computer, laptop or the internet
*Set-up an email or other account
*Introduction to Shutterfly Photo Books
*Address other specific questions
To schedule an appointment, call 218-847-2168 and ask for Danell.
Here are some things to remember when scheduling a One-on-One appointment:
*One-On-Ones are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
*Library staff is not able to repair equipment or troubleshoot hardware and software problems.
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We Offer One-on-One Help
Detroit Lakes Public Library offers One-on-One Technology Help on a wide range of topics:
*Download library eBooks and eAudiobooks to your eReader, tablet or other device
*Use an iPad, Kindle, Android device or smartphone
*Use a computer, laptop or the internet
*Set-up an email or other account
*Introduction to Shutterfly Photo Books
*Address other specific questions
To schedule an appointment, call 218-847-2168 and ask for Danell.
Here are some things to remember when scheduling a One-on-One appointment:
*One-On-Ones are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
*Library staff is not able to repair equipment or troubleshoot  hardware and software problems.

Beginning Genealogy Class is scheduled for Monday, January 29, 2018
3:30-5:00pm.

Want to research your family history? Aren't sure where to start? Come to Beginning Genealogy class in Detroit Lakes Library's meeting room.
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Beginning Genealogy Class is scheduled for Monday, January 29, 2018
 3:30-5:00pm.

Want to research your family history?  Arent sure where to start?  Come to Beginning Genealogy class in Detroit Lakes Librarys meeting room.

READ LOCAL!
"Ebooks Minnesota" Class is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, 2018 4:00-5:00 pm. Learn to access and download free ebooks through Ebooks Minnesota, which is an online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state's independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction.

Students will need to bring a device to class. We will be adding an app to your device, so bring the necessary passwords.
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READ LOCAL!
Ebooks Minnesota Class is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, 2018 4:00-5:00 pm.  Learn to access and download free ebooks through Ebooks Minnesota, which is an online ebook collection for all Minnesotans.  The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our states independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction.

 Students will need to bring a device to class.  We will be adding an app to your device, so bring the necessary passwords.

Dinovember is tomorrow, and we're going to party like it's the Mesozoic era! All kids K-5 are invited to come to the library at 4 PM for a Dino-celebration like no other. We will be playing Dino Bingo for a chance to win many awesome prizes! There will also be snacks and a craft. No cost & no registration necessary. ... See MoreSee Less

Dinovember is tomorrow, and were going to party like its the Mesozoic era!  All kids K-5 are invited to come to the library at 4 PM for a Dino-celebration like no other.  We will be playing Dino Bingo for a chance to win many awesome prizes!  There will also be snacks and a craft. No cost & no registration necessary.

Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, November 21st at 3pm. This month's featured selection is "The Wonder" by Emma Donoghue. All are welcome to come and discuss this book with your fellow book lovers - even if you haven't read the book! ... See MoreSee Less

Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, November 21st at 3pm.  This months featured selection is The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.  All are welcome to come and discuss this book with your fellow book lovers - even if you havent read the book!

Kids grades K-5 are invited to join us this Thursday at 4 PM for Dinovember! We will have a RAWRingly raucous game of Dino Bingo with lots of awesome prizes! There will also be a Dino craft and snacks. We hope all kids will join us! ... See MoreSee Less

Kids grades K-5 are invited to join us this Thursday at 4 PM for Dinovember!  We will have a RAWRingly raucous game of Dino Bingo with lots of awesome prizes!  There will also be a Dino craft and snacks.  We hope all kids will join us!

The Library will be closed today, Saturday, November 11th in honor of Veteran's Day. We will be open again Monday at our regular business hours. Don't forget - you can always use our ebooks library any day and any time of the day. Really a nice option for the days we are closed and you really need something to read! ... See MoreSee Less

The Library will be closed today, Saturday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.  We will be open again Monday at our regular business hours.  Dont forget - you can always use our ebooks library any day and any time of the day.  Really a nice option for the days we are closed and you really need something to read!

The Library will be closed Saturday, November 11th in honor of Veteran's Day. We will be open again Monday at our regular business hours. Don't forget - you can always use our ebooks library any day and any time of the day. Really a nice option for the days we are closed and you really need something to read! ... See MoreSee Less

The Library will be closed Saturday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.  We will be open again Monday at our regular business hours.  Dont forget - you can always use our ebooks library any day and any time of the day.  Really a nice option for the days we are closed and you really need something to read!

Magic Show Today! The Magic of Thanks Giving, featuring Robert the Magician. For Kids, Families, and Magic Lovers! 4 PM at the Library. ... See MoreSee Less

Magic Show Today!  The Magic of Thanks Giving, featuring Robert the Magician.  For Kids, Families, and Magic Lovers!  4 PM at the Library.

Kids grade K-5 are invited to the library next Thursday, November 16th at 4 PM for DINOVEMBER! We will be playing Dino bingo for a chance to win many awesome prizes. We will also have a Dinosaur craft and some snacks. It will be a RAWRing fun time! ... See MoreSee Less

Kids grade K-5 are invited to the library next Thursday, November 16th at 4 PM for DINOVEMBER!  We will be playing Dino bingo for a chance to win many awesome prizes.  We will also have a Dinosaur craft and some snacks.  It will be a RAWRing fun time!

Kids& Families! Please join us tomorrow at 4 PM for the Magic of Thanks Giving, featuring Robert the Magician! We hope to see you here! ... See MoreSee Less

Kids& Families!  Please join us tomorrow at 4 PM for the Magic of Thanks Giving, featuring Robert the Magician!  We hope to see you here!

The Library will be closed Saturday, November 11th in honor of Veteran's Day. We will be open again Monday at our regular business hours. Don't forget - you can always use our ebooks library any day and any time of the day. Really a nice option for the days we are closed and you really need something to read! ... See MoreSee Less

The Library will be closed Saturday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.  We will be open again Monday at our regular business hours.  Dont forget - you can always use our ebooks library any day and any time of the day.  Really a nice option for the days we are closed and you really need something to read!

Join us this Thursday at 4 PM for the Magic of Thanks Giving, featuring Robert the Magician. This Thanksgiving themed magic show is great for kids, families, and magic enthusiasts. We hope to see you here! ... See MoreSee Less

Join us this Thursday at 4 PM for the Magic of Thanks Giving, featuring Robert the Magician.  This Thanksgiving themed magic show is great for kids, families, and magic enthusiasts.  We hope to see you here!

That time of year again - Daylight Savings Time ends on November 5th. Be sure to set your clock back one hour! ... See MoreSee Less

That time of year again - Daylight Savings Time ends on November 5th.  Be sure to set your clock back one hour!

November is here, which means.... Dinovember! Dinosaurs are out and ready to play here at the library. Kids grades K-5 are invited to join us for a rawring dinosaur party on Thursday, November 16th at 4 PM. We will have dinosaur bingo with great prizes, a craft, and a snack. We hope to see all our young dinosaur-loving fans at the party! ... See MoreSee Less

November is here, which means.... Dinovember!  Dinosaurs are out and ready to play here at the library.  Kids grades K-5 are invited to join us for a rawring dinosaur party on Thursday, November 16th at 4 PM.  We will have dinosaur bingo with great prizes, a craft, and a snack.  We hope to see all our young dinosaur-loving fans at the party!

Special Legacy program coming up today at 2pm.
MSUM professor Kim Park Nelson and author of "Invisible Asians" will be speaking of the stories of more 60 Korean-American adoptees, their experiences and unique perspectives which are often left out of traditional discussions of adoption.
This event is free and open to all. It is brought to you courtesy of the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Special Legacy program coming up today  at 2pm.
MSUM professor Kim Park Nelson and author of Invisible Asians will be speaking of the stories of more 60 Korean-American adoptees, their experiences and unique perspectives which are often left out of traditional discussions of adoption.
This event is free and open to all.  It is brought to you courtesy of the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Special Legacy program coming up this Thursday, November 2nd at 2pm.
Kim Park Nelson, author of "Invisible Asians" will be speaking of the stories of more 60 Korean-American adoptees, their experiences and unique perspectives which are often left out of traditional discussions of adoption.
This event is free and open to all. It is brought to you courtesy of the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Special Legacy program coming up  this Thursday, November 2nd at 2pm.
Kim Park Nelson, author of Invisible Asians will be speaking of the stories of more 60 Korean-American adoptees, their experiences and unique perspectives which are often left out of traditional discussions of adoption.
This event is free and open to all.  It is brought to you courtesy of the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Kids & families! Magic enthusiasts! Thanksgiving lovers! Join us for The Magic of Thanks Giving, starring Robert the Magician. This free magic show will be here at the library on Thursday, November 9th at 4 PM. Don't miss it! ... See MoreSee Less

Kids & families!  Magic enthusiasts! Thanksgiving lovers! Join us for The Magic of Thanks Giving, starring Robert the Magician.  This free magic show will be here at the library on Thursday, November 9th at 4 PM.  Dont miss it!

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Detroit Lakes Public LibraryRobert the Magician is a wonderful performer. He always draws the kids in AND gets them talking books and reading, too. Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, or just come yourself for a fun evening.

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We have a great treat coming up for kids and families... Robert the Magician will be coming to the library with a Thanksgiving themed magic show! Thursday, November 9th at 4 PM we will be hosting Robert the Magician and the Magic of Thanks Giving. All kids and families are invited! ... See MoreSee Less

We have a great treat coming up for kids and families... Robert the Magician will be coming to the library with a Thanksgiving themed magic show!  Thursday, November 9th at 4 PM we will be hosting Robert the Magician and the Magic of Thanks Giving.  All kids and families are invited!

Special Legacy program coming up Thursday, November 2nd at 2pm.
Kim Park Nelson, author of "Invisible Asians" will be speaking of the stories of more 60 Korean-American adoptees, their experiences and unique perspectives which are often left out of traditional discussions of adoption.
This event is free and open to all. It is brought to you courtesy of the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
... See MoreSee Less

Special Legacy program coming up Thursday, November 2nd at 2pm.
Kim Park Nelson, author of Invisible Asians will be speaking of the stories of more 60 Korean-American adoptees, their experiences and unique perspectives which are often left out of traditional discussions of adoption.
This event is free and open to all.  It is brought to you courtesy of the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Thanks to all the kids and families who came out last Thursday for Boo-a-palooza. We hope you all had a spook-tacular time!
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Thanks to all the kids and families who came out last Thursday for Boo-a-palooza.  We hope you all had a spook-tacular time!

Join the Friends of the Library and the Library Club

Library friends provide invaluable support to LARL and community libraries. Whether called Friends of the Library, Library Club, Junior Friends, etc., these nonprofit organizations sponsor programs and special events.

Becker County Friends of the Library

No Regular Meetings

Sally Oja – Secretary
Sharon Sinclair – Treasurer
Mary Stein Husband – President

Detroit Lakes Library Club

Meets the fourth Tuesday of August, September, October, January, February, March and April

Cathy Fritz – President
Shirley Fihn – Vice President
Terry Kalil – Secretary
Shirley Sinclair – Treasurer

Meet the Library Board

Detroit Lakes
Meets first Thursday of Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept. and Nov. at 4:30 p.m.
John Wood (President)
Open (City Representative)
Marney Dreyer (Secretary)
Linda Schell
Cindy Fritz
Holly Heisserer
Rick Kittelson
Mike Stearns