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Seeking thrills at Detroit Lakes Library

Join Minnesota Polar Explorer and Arctic Adventurer Lonnie Dupre on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes as he shares his experiences of the last 20 years.

He's trekked over 14,000 miles by foot, dog sled team, ski, and kayak.

And as if that isn't exciting enough, Mr. Dupre is scheduled to make a January SOLO ascent of Mt. McKinley before his appearance at the Historic Holmes Theatre.

This program is supported in part or in whole with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage fund. Highlighted below are some of the newer library materials about kayaking and skiing.

Paddle Your Own Kayak: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Kayaking by Gary & Joanie McGuffin. The authors discuss the kayak's Inuit history, types of kayaking, recommended kayak sizes and shapes, and proper gear and clothing. They also offer expert, step-by-step instructions on all of the sport's essential techniques.

Steep, a documentary written and directed by Mark Obenhaus. Warning: You're about to experience the most breathtaking, exhilarating and inspirational ride of your life. The world's best skiers go beyond their dreams to conquer the steepest runs ever faced.

But you're about to discover -- not everyone who goes up the mountain -- returns.

Detroit Lakes Library

Happenings Calendar

• Tuesday, Jan. 25: Brown Bag Lunch Crafters, 12 to 2 p.m.

• Wednesday, Jan. 26: Library Club -- An interactive Greatest Generation presentation from the Library of Congress, 3 p.m.

• Wednesday, Jan. 26: Wow Wii Wednesday, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

• Thursday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 29: Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

• Thursday, Jan. 27: R.E.A.D. to a Dog, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Kids receive a free book after 10 sessions of reading to a dog at the library.

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).