Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) invites you to snuggle up with a good book this winter and participate in Hot Reads for Cold Nights, a winter reading program for adults. Read (or listen to) four books, audiobooks, eBooks, or eAudiobooks for a chance to win “hot” prizes.
To participate, simply pick up an official entry form at your local LARL location or click here to complete an entry from online for your chance to win. The program will begin on Friday, January 2 and run throughout January, February, and March 2015. You can participate at any of Lake Agassiz Regional Library’s 22 locations.
Bring your overdue library material back to any Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) branch or LINK Site with an unexpired, non-perishable food item and we’ll erase your late fee during the month of January 2015.
Library customers are encouraged to return overdue library materials (books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and Books on CD) and pay overdue fines with donation of non-perishable, unexpired food items that will be gifted to local food banks throughout our Northwest Minnesota region.
LARL will accept “Food for Fines” at all of its 22 locations throughout the month of January during open hours. (All LARL locations will be closed on January 1, New Year’s Day and January 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.)
Support this worthwhile effort regardless of whether or not you have a fine. It is a wonderful opportunity to help those in need and celebrate the many services provided by Lake Agassiz Regional Library. Any donation of unexpired, non-perishable food is welcomed. One non-perishable food item=$2 fine waived. (Not valid for lost items or replacement charges.)
On Monday, December 8, 2014 the Moorhead City Council voted to support an additional $20,000 in funding to reinstate some operating hours at the Moorhead Public Library.
Due to a budgetary shortfall, the Moorhead Public Library cut some personnel and hours of operation in early 2014, closing on Sundays and cutting open hours on weekdays. Beginning January 2, 2015 the Moorhead Public Library will reinstate eight hours of operation, allowing patrons to access library services and materials earlier in the day and later on into the evening throughout the most of the week.
“This is great news for residents of Moorhead. Extending our hours Monday through Thursday will allow greater access to our meeting spaces and in-house resources,” said Megan Krueger, Director of the Moorhead Public Library. “We will also be able to host programs during times that are more convenient. Community organizations, families, and individuals alike will all benefit from this. Library staff could not be happier.”
All Lake Agassiz Regional Library locations, including the Regional Office, will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015, New Year’s Day. Beginning January 2, the Moorhead’s new open hours will be: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Moorhead Public Library will remain closed on Sundays.
The Mahnomen Public Library will be closed this Saturday, December 13 for building maintenance. The Library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, December 16.
Note: The Gone With the Wind 75th Anniversary Party event that was scheduled for December 13 will be postponed until Saturday, December 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Stop by any of the following Holiday Events or Library Open Houses and join us for festive music, wonderful treats, and good company. We would like to thank all of the patrons and communities in the entire LARL region for your continued support and patronage of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.
Holiday Events & Library Open Houses
- Ada: 12/6 – Holiday Craft Workshop
- Bagley: 12/6 – Grand Opening & Holiday Open House
- Barnesville: 12/6 – Holiday Open House
- Breckenridge: 12/13 – Holiday Open House
- Climax: 12/16 – Holiday Open House
- Crookston: 12/14 – Family Holiday Craft Event
- Detroit Lakes: 12/12 – Holiday Open House
- Fertile: 12/23 – Holiday Open House
- Fosston: 12/9 – Book Club Holiday Party
- Hawley: 12/17 – Winter Movie Night
- Mahnomen: 12/20 – “Gone With the Wind” Party
- McIntosh: 12/12 – Holiday Open House
- Moorhead: 12/9 – Nutcracker Storytime
All Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) branches and LINK sites, including the Regional Office in Moorhead, will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Regular library hours will resume Wednesday, November 12.
Erin is author of the “Nora Gavin” mystery series, an award-winning series of literary crime novels set in the bogs of Ireland. Paddy, named Ireland’s Traditional Composer of the Year in 2013, plays amazing Irish traditional music on a two-row button accordion; and is the author of “The Road From Castlebranach,” a memoir about growing up in rural Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s.
Learn about Ireland’s history and folklore! Free admission and open to the public:
6:30 p.m. November 3 – Detroit Lakes Public Library
6:30 p.m. November 4 – Moorhead Public Library
This MN Legacy program is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library, and supported in part or whole with money from The Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Turn Dreams Into Reality @ your Library!
This Teen Read Week (October 12-18), Lake Agassiz Regional Library and Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, encourages you to read for the fun of it!
Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and to encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and magazines, eBooks & eAudiobooks, and more — and become regular library users.
During Teen Read Week thousands of schools and libraries hold special events and programs for Teen Tech Week, aimed at encouraging teens to read for fun. Lake Agassiz Regional Library is proud to host presentations by “Monster Ninjas” author, Ryan Jacobson at several LARL locations in honor of Teen Read Week.
The Friends of the Moorhead Library will host a Used Book Sale in the lower level meeting room of the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S, on Friday, October 10 & Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Hundreds of materials will be available for purchase including many adult fiction and nonfiction books, periodicals, and more.
Items may be purchased by marked price on Friday, half price on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and customers may fill a bag with items for five dollars on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Proceeds of the sale will be used to support the Moorhead Public Library.
For more information please call 218-233-7594 or visit the library at 118 5th St. S. Moorhead Public Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.
The second annual “Not So Silent” Auction, a fundraiser supporting the Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) system, will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Moorhead Public Library located at 118 5th St S.
The public is invited to the Auction, which features a wine tasting sponsored by Cash Wise, live music by The Almost There Not-Quite-Quartet out of Minneapolis, a book sale of new & used books, and a silent auction of artwork and historic books (cash or check only for all sales, please bring ID).
Pre-registration is recommended. You can pre-register at the Moorhead Public Library or at the door, starting at 6:45 p.m., October 4. To find out more, contact Jenny Rodger, Moorhead Public Library Public Services Supervisor at 218-233-7594 or visit www.larl.org.
There will be an art preview from Saturday, September 27 through October 3 at the Moorhead Public Library. Starting bids will be listed; however, bidding will not begin until 7 p.m. on October 4.
The Moorhead Public Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library. For more information check out our Facebook event page.