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Danell Haspel: Win a purple ribbon, with your library’s help

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Get set for the Becker County Fair this Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 7-10.

If you or your child has never entered an item to show at the fair, this year’s your chance!

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Check out a few great books at Detroit Lakes Library to get ideas for projects and let your creative juices flow.

Here’s hoping you win a purple ribbon!

“4-H Guide to Raising Chickens,” by Tara Kindschi.

Raising chickens teaches more than animal husbandry. It’s a hands-on chance to learn the character- and community-building principles and practices that 4-H is all about.  And, of course, it’s fun.  This easy-to-follow, illustrated guide introduces beginners to the basics of how to raise chickens. 

“Simply Elegant Flow-ers,” by Michael George.

Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and photographs show you how to master George’s techniques for building clean, contemporary floral compositions with his trademark architectural precision. Along the way, George shares helpful insights from a lifetime of working with flowers, and his recommendations of choice blooms for every season give you the confidence you need to begin creating your own unique arrangements, regardless of your budget. Beautiful photography brings the flowers to life on every page as he shows you how simple it is to apply these basic techniques to virtually any bloom.

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