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Photographer Ohman returns to DL

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Doug Ohman will be at the Detroit Lakes Library on Tuesday, Nov. 27 to talk about how to take "the perfect shot." Several of Ohman's photography books, including "Prairie Lake Forest" are available at the library. Submitted Photo2 / 2

Photographer Doug Ohman has traversed Minnesota, captured it in all its glory, and is now bringing it to you.

Check out several of his programs in and around your community and learn what it took to get "the perfect shot."

Ohman will be at the Detroit Lakes Public Library Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 10:30 a.m. He will also be at the library LINK sites in Lake Park and Frazee on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.

Below you will find information on two of Ohman's recent books.

"Prairie Lake Forest: Minnesota's State Parks," by Doug Ohman & Chris Niskanen.

Photographer Doug Ohman visited each of Minnesota's 66 state parks to capture their classic beauty, storied wildlife, and wealth of activities in all seasons.

More than 200 color photographs illustrate 16 essays by outdoors writer Chris Niskanen, who chronicles the sights, sounds, and experiences of exploring the parks through the eyes of those who know them best -- rangers, naturalists, and long-time users.

There is the traveling salesman who is also an avid birdwatcher; a couple so excited about their state park adventures that they worked geocaching into their wedding theme; and daughters on a camping trip to the rocky outcrops of Lake Superior's North Shore, a personal tale recounted by Niskanen.

"Libraries of Minnesota (Minnesota Byways)," by Doug Ohman, Will Weaver, Pete Hautman, John Coy, Nancy Carlson, Marsha Wilson Chall, David LaRochelle, and Kao Kalia Yang.

From cozy structures near small-town parks to impressive buildings in metropolitan downtowns, public libraries stand at the center of community and learning in Minnesota's landscape.

"Libraries of Minnesota" celebrates these architectural icons and the joy of reading they have inspired in Minnesotans, present and past.

Doug Ohman, well known as the photographer for the Minnesota Byways series, now turns his camera to this most beloved institution. Over 120 exquisite interior and exterior shots exhibit a colorful survey of architecture, from a renovated liquor store to Carnegie libraries to the newest and most wired of information centers.

DL Library Happenings

• Tuesday, Nov. 20: Library Book Club, 3 p.m.

This month's book discussion is "The Late-homecomer" by Kao Kalia Yang.

• Thursday, Nov. 22: The Detroit Lakes Library and all Lake Agassiz Regional Library sites will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

• Saturday, Nov. 24: Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Library Hours

Regular hours for the Detroit Lakes Library are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.

For more information, please call 218-847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave. Information is also available online at

The Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.