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LARL Announces Spring Book Sale

A large used book sale will be held in the lower level of the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S., this month. Lake Agassiz Regional Library invites the public to browse its collection of used books and other items available for purchase.

Thousands of books will be for sale, including a variety of non-fiction, fiction and children’s books. Additional items available for purchase including used library furniture, computer monitors and more.  A new selection of books will be added to the sale daily. Customers may fill a bag with items for five dollars (computer equipment priced individually). Proceeds of the sale will be used to support the Lake Agassiz Regional Library collection.

The book sale will be held Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Great News! We Have an App for That!

We’re excited to announce the launch of our very own library app! The LARL Mobile app works on any mobile and tablet device and provides access to all of our library’s resources. And the best part is … it’s FREE!

Now you can download eBooks and eAudiobooks for free right from your tablet or mobile phone. Click here to download the app now. Whether you have an Apple (iOS) device, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Blackberry, our app will provide you 24/7 access to all of our digital resources, wherever you are.

  • Want access to Free eBooks and AudioBooks?
  • Want to search our catalog before you come down to the library?
  • Want to find the nearest branch library?
  • Have a question for a librarian?

All of this and more is available now through our LARL Mobile app.

DOWNLOAD LARL MOBILE NOW!

 

 

Coming Soon! LARL Mobile

We’re excited to announce the launch of our very own library app next week! The LARL Mobile app works on any mobile and tablet device and provides access to all of our library’s resources. And the best part is … it’s FREE!

  • Want access to Free eBooks and AudioBooks?
  • Want to search our catalog before you come down to the library?
  • Want to find the nearest branch library?
  • Have a question for a librarian?

All of this and more will be available through our LARL Mobile app.

 

The Magic of Beauty and the Beast is Alive at the Detroit Lakes Library

Fans of Beauty and the Beast are invited to the Detroit Lakes Public Library (1000 Washington Ave.) for a Beauty and the Beast Ball on Thursday, March 23 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Come for tea and “grey stuff” (it’s delicious!), spark your creativity with crafts inspired by the tale as old as time, and participate in a costume contest, but donning your favorite Beauty and the Beast themed outfit! This event, offered free of charge, is for children of all ages and their families.

The library’s Book Discussion Group is discussing The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom on Tuesday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to join the group!

Those interested in learning more about their family trees are invited to the library for a Beginning Genealogy class on Tuesday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m. If you’d like to learn more about your iPhone, attend the iPhone Basics Class on Wednesday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required for both of these classes, which are offered free of charge – call 218-847-2168 to register.

There is still time to enter the drawing for tickets for the library’s upcoming event, An Evening with Garrison Keillor. To enter, visit the library or go online to www.larl.org. The event will take place on April 27 and the drawing for tickets will be held Monday, March 27.

Kelly Blackledge, of the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, will headline the next Library Club meeting with a discussion of the hobby of birding. The Library Club will meet on Tuesday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome.

The Detroit Lakes Public Library is a location of 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 at www.larl.org.

 

Join the Big Library Read Featuring Art of the Pie!

LARL customers are being granted unlimited access to a popular title through Overdrive’s Big Library Read, the world’s largest global ebook club. From March 16-30, millions of readers around the world will read Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott. McDermott shares the secrets to great pie crusts, fabulous fillings, and to living a good life.

This book can be downloaded free of charge using a LARL library card on any major device, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook and Kindle without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

Click here to access this book!

We Need Your Help this Legislative Season!

Do you appreciate the services offered by your public library? Please ask your local representative and senator to support a bill requesting a funding increase and formula change providing rural libraries with funding stability for years to come. We are also seeking the public’s support of a separate bill that will provide continued Art and Cultural Heritage Funding from the Legacy Amendment to regional public library systems.

Please ask your representative to support HF 1382 (funding increase and formula change for library systems) and HF 1308 (Art and Cultural Heritage Funding from the Legacy Amendment).

Please ask your senator to support SF 1033 (funding increase and formula change for library systems) and SF 1134 (Art and Cultural Heritage Funding from the Legacy Amendment).

We appreciate your help!

 

Win Tickets to “An Evening with Garrison Keillor” at the Detroit Lakes Public Library!

In April, the Detroit Lakes Public Library will welcome Garrison Keillor, an American author, storyteller, humorist, radio actor, voice actor, and radio personality. He is best known as creator of the Minnesota Public Radio show A Prairie Home Companion which he hosted from 1974 to 2016.

The library is participating in Keillor’s latest adventure as he embarks on a road trip across the Land of 10,000 Lakes in celebration of Minnesota Public Radio’s 50th Anniversary.

Mr. Keillor reports that he has now reached a certain age when you realize how lucky you are and you stop complaining. Complaint is a mainstay of comedy, so he is now experimenting with a comedy of gratitude, talking about parents, teachers, lucky breaks, dumb things that turned out smart. This is his first experimental tour.

Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Register online using the form below or in person to win tickets to attend this event. One entry per person. Each winner will receive two general admission tickets.  No reserved seating.  Must be 18 or older to enter.


Registration opens today (March 1) and the drawing for winners will be held on March 27 at 5:00 pm. Register below or at the library!

 

Food for Fines is Back!

We’re once again offering “Food for Fines”, a fine forgiveness program that will be held during the month of March. Bring unexpired, non-perishable food items to an LARL location and watch your overdue balance go down to zero. The food donations will be delivered to local food pantries and for each item donated, two dollars will be waived.

Customers without fines to clear are also invited to bring food donations to the library. “Food for Fines” is not valid for charges incurred because of missing or replaced items.

We will accept donations Tuesday, March 1 through Friday, March 31!