Meet Author Jamie Ford!


One Book, One Community
As part of this year’s One Book, One Community reading project, which centers on Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, we’re proud to present an event featuring its author, Jamie Ford.

On Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m., author Jamie Ford will take the stage at the Knutson Campus Center Centrum (901 8th St. S.) on the campus of Concordia College. This event is free and open to the public. This is the sixth year of the One Book, One Community reading project in the community. The project centers on the community-wide reading of a single book and is dedicated to creating a shared conversation along with a range of related events and activities for residents of all ages.

We want to hear from you! Take a survey about the library

Lake Agassiz Regional Library wants to hear from its customers! We’re conducting a community survey as part of an extensive outreach and planning process aimed at making the library as valuable as possible to all residents of the library system’s seven county service area. Click the link below to participate. We appreciate your feedback and support!

Update: The survey is now closed. Thank you for your responses! 

Don’t Miss the 1920s Murder Mystery Fundraiser

Calling all gumshoes! Bring your best sleuthing skills to the Moorhead Public Library for the 1920s Murder Mystery Fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Moorhead Library.

Tickets are $30 and are available for purchase at the Moorhead Public Library. For an additional $30, you can also donate a mystery book to the LARL collection in your name. Food and drink will be provided as well as a free wine tasting courtesy of Cash Wise Liquor. Prizes will be given out to the winner of the event as well as to Best Dressed, so your favorite 1920s or detective attire is encouraged! For more information, contact the library at 218-233-7594.

Detroit Lakes Library Announces Change in Hours

As the result of a community survey, the Detroit Lakes Public Library is announcing a change in hours. The library’s new hours will begin Tuesday, September 5 and will be as follows: Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Friday from 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The number of open hours remain unchanged.

The library is located at 1000 Washington Ave. in Detroit Lakes.

Don’t Miss the Fall Book Sale!

A large used book sale will be held in the lower level of the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S., this fall. 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 include computer monitors, cables 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, September 28 and Friday, September 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Help Us Determine How to Best Serve the Community of Detroit Lakes

Currently, the library’s hours are:

Monday-Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


In this survey we’ve outlined a set of possible alternate hours. Please indicate whether the proposed times would work best for you to visit the library, or select “Don’t change the hours” if the current open hours work well for you.

Your input is important to us!
Take the survey!

Hear the Stories of Invisible Asians with Kim Park Nelson

Hear the stories of more than 60 Korean-American adoptees from Invisible Asians author Kim Park Nelson. Due to the increase in adoptions of Korean children after the Korean War, there are more Korean-American adoptees per capita in Minnesota than in any other state, Park Nelson will share their experiences and unique perspectives, which are often left out of traditional discussions of the topic.

We are thrilled to bring this fantastic event to communities in our region free of charge, thanks to funding from Minnesota’s Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

November 1- Crookston  at 6:30 pm
November 2- Detroit Lakes at 2:00 pm
November 2- Moorhead  at 6:30 pm

Watch History Come to Life with Minnesota in the Great War

Watch history come to life with popular living history performer Arn Kind, who will share how Minnesotans found themselves on battlefields and seas that were far more dangerous than anything they’d experienced before.

We are thrilled to bring this fantastic event to communities in our region free of charge, thanks to funding from Minnesota’s Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

October 23- Frazee at 10:30 am
October 23- Detroit Lakes at 6:30 pm
October 24- Fertile at 10:15 am
October 24- Barnesville at 6:30 pm
October 25- Bagley at 10:30 am
October 25- Gonvick at 3:00 pm
October 26- Mahnomen School at 9:30 am
October 26- Ada at 6:30 pm
October 27- Ulen School Theater at 9:30 a.m.
October 27- Fosston at 6:30 pm