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Join the Breckenridge Library on a Bus Trip to ARTRAGEOUS on April 28!

Join the Breckenridge Public Library on a bus trip to Fergus Falls’ A Center for the Arts to witness ARTRAGEOUS, free of charge! ARTRAGEOUS is an interactive art and music experience that mixes captivating vocals and intricate choreography.

Admission and transportation are free, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Seating is limited, so registration is mandatory. Participants of all ages are welcome, however those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Register today by stopping by the library or calling the library at 643-2113.

Saturday, April 28, beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Registration Closed: Bus Trip: Guthrie Theater

Join the Moorhead Public Library on a bus trip to the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, free of charge! We will attend a performance of “Familiar,” a feisty, heart-warming play about a Zimbabwean-American family preparing for their daughter’s wedding, plus an after-performance discussion of the play

Admission and transportation are free, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Seating is limited, so registration is mandatory. Participants must be 18 or older to participate. Register today by stopping by the library or calling the library. The play will be ASL interpreted and Audio Described.

The bus will leave the Moorhead Public Library parking lot at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 and will return to Moorhead at approximately 8:30 p.m. that evening.

Please Note: Registration is now closed for this event.

 

Blind Date with a Book

Hello, February! This month, select LARL locations are offering Blind Date with a Book, which is an opportunity for you to check out a book without knowing its exact title. Your next great read could be right around the corner, at your library! Go on a Blind Date with a Book by visiting one of the participating locations, listed below.

Barnesville Public Library

Breckenridge Public Library

Crookston Public Library

Detroit Lakes Public Library

Fertile Public Library

Moorhead Public Library

 

Best of 2018

Have you ever wondered which books are the most popular with fellow library users? Check out our top reads of 2017! These were the most checked out titles last year.

  1. The Fix #3 by David Baldacci
  2. No Mans Land #4 by David Baldacci
  3. Night School #21 by Lee Child
  4. The Wrong Side Of Goodbye #21 by Michael Connelly
  5. Turbo Twenty Three #23 by Janet Evanovich
  6. The Whistler #1 by John Grisham
  7. Cross The Line #24 by James Patterson
  8. Never Never #1 by James Patterson
  9. The Black Book by James Patterson
  10. 16th Seduction #16 by James Patterson
  11. Small Great Things #1 by Jodi Picoult
  12. Escape Clause #9 by John Sandford
  13. Golden Prey #27 by John Sandford
  14. Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks
  15. Hillbilly Elegy by J D Vance

Coming Soon: Book Blizzard, a Winter Reading Program for Adults

The weather outside is frightful, but reading inside is delightful…
Join us for Book Blizzard, a winter reading program for adults. Read or listen to four or more books or complete challenges for a chance to win prizes!
It’s easy to join the fun! Pick up an entry form at your local library or participate online, beginning January 2.
Book Blizzard will begin January 2 and will run through February.

LARL to Close for Christmas, New Year’s Day

All Lake Agassiz Regional Library branches and LINK sites will be closed on Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday, with regular hours of operation resuming Tuesday, December 26. The following week, locations will be closed Sunday, December 31 and Monday, January 1 in observance of New Year’s Day, with regular hours resuming Tuesday, January 2.

For 24/7 access to our collection, visit the Digital Library! 

Storytime Series Coming to the Frazee LINK Site

Local community leaders will be highlighting a series of Storytimes at the Frazee Library LINK Site in the new year.

The series, called “Community Leaders are Readers”, will feature community members sharing about what they do to serve Frazee with a new reader each month.

The first Storytime will take place on Monday, January 8 at 9:30 a.m., and will feature city council member Mike Sharp, who will hel pkids understand what it means to be on a city council, as well as what he does to improve water quality in our area.

The next month, Kendal Ware, owner of the Northern Lights Dance Academy, will share books about dance, rhythm and movement on Monday, February 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Police Chief Tyler Trieglaff will share stories about being a police officer and public safety on Monday, March 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Children infant-age and up are invited to attend these Storytimes with their caregivers. As always, these library events are offered free of charge. Parents of pre-kindergarten children, including infants, are invited to join 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, which is a Lake Agassiz Regional Library program encouraging parents to read to their children 1,000 times before they enter kindergarten.  To learn more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, visit larl.org/1000books, or stop in at the Frazee LINK Site for more information.

Barnesville Public Library Announces Change of Hours

The Barnesville Library is announcing a change to its hours of operation. The library’s new hours will begin January 2 and will be Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The library will be closed Sundays and Monday.

The Barnesville Public Library is located at 104 Front Street North. The new hours will be evaluated after a six month period to ensure that this change is in the best interest of the community.