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Author Julie Klassen to Visit Detroit Lakes Library

The community is invited to attend a special author event with Midwest Book Award winner Julie Klassen, author of historical fiction novels. Klassen, author of titles such as “The Tutor’s Daughter”, “The Dancing Master” and many others, including the Ivy Hill series, will give a free presentation on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes Public Library, located at 1000 Washington Ave.

Coming Soon: LARL Book Sale

A large used book sale will be held in the lower level of the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S. 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, April 5 and Friday, April 6 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Advocacy Opportunity: Tell Your Legislator Why You Love Your Library!

During the month of March, LARL is asking its loyal customers to advocate for libraries by sending a letter or email – or making a phone call to your local legislator.

See a list of local legislators here: http://larl.org/legislator/

If you contact your legislator, please thank them for their service and for supporting local libraries and ask them to help us move forward with an Increase for Basic Funding for Library Systems (HF1382/SF1033).  This would increase funding from $13.57 million to $16.57 million annually with a corresponding formula change to provide stable funding for all regional public library systems across the state.

If you can give an example of how your local library has helped you as an individual, your customers, or your community, please share it with your legislator.

LARL Presents Music with Siama and Dallas!

This spring, musicians Siama and Dallas will visit libraries across the region to perform interactive music and storytelling for young children and their families, featuring Congolese guitar music. This event is held in celebration of the children who have read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, as part of our initiative to encourage literacy development.

This event is brought to the community free of charge, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Detroit Lakes Public Library
Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fosston Public Library
Wednesday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mahnomen Public Library
Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bagley Public Library
Thursday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Climax Public Library
Thursday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the McIntosh Public Library
Friday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. at the Barnesville Public Library
Friday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ada Public Library
Saturday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Moorhead Public Library
Saturday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Breckenridge Public Library
Monday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fertile-Beltrami Public School
Tuesday, May 1 at 2:30 p.m. at the Hawley Public Library
Tuesday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library

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