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CLIMB high with Rhymin' Simon

It is with great pleasure that Lake Agassiz Regional Library System presents "Rhymin' Simon" -- CLIMB Theatre's most popular mini-drama for Pre-K through 5th graders -- on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Library.

CLIMB Theatre is a nationally recognized non-profit company that has provided programming to K-12 schools for 35 years.

CLIMB's theatre artists write, produce and present plays and drama classes on topics like bullying, self-control, respect, friendship, acceptance of differences, methamphetamine-use prevention, and the environment.

CLIMB's work is not only entertaining, it is educational. Independent research done on their programs show that people learn, and may change their thinking and even their behavior, thanks to their efforts. This program is supported in part or in whole with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.

Here are a few books that should also stimulate discussion:

Good-Bye Bully Machine, by Debbie Fox. Kids learn what bullying is, why it hurts, and what they can do to end it with this fresh, compelling book. With its contemporary collage art, lively layout, and straightforward text, Good-Bye Bully Machine engages kids and keeps them turning pages.

Fair Play, by Sue Barraclough.

What started out as a university research project conducted by Sergey Brin and Larry Page has ended up revolutionizing the world in which we live.

Young readers explore why certain behavior is important and looks at relevant issues.

Detroit Lakes Library Happenings Calendar

• Tuesday, Jan. 4: Brown Bag Lunch Crafters, 12 to 2 p.m. Bring your lunch and knit, quilt, crochet or practice any hand-craft.

• Wednesday, Jan. 5: Wow Wii Wednesday, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

• Thursday, Jan. 6: Teen Book Club at the Social Club, 3:45 to 5 p.m. Discussion book is Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

• Thursday, Jan. 6 and Saturday, Jan. 8: Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

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 on library services and programs, please call 218-847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave.

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