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Plan the perfect holiday party

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BY DANELL HASPEL

Detroit Lakes Library

Beat the rush, start planning those holiday get-togethers!

You have time to get organized, and pull off the best celebration yet!

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Whether your guest list contains five or 50 names, your library can help you make great holiday memories.

We not only have the latest books on the topic, but we also subscribe to numerous magazines sure to help you become the hostess with the mostest!

Extraordinary Holidays, by Readers Digest. It's what we all dream of: holidays spent with our favorite people, filled with wonderful food, rich laughter, and heartfelt generosity-all accomplished without hassle.

Beyond Turkey: A Thanksgiving Feast of Fun, Facts, and Activities, by Debbie Herman and Ann D. Koffsky. How much do you really know about Thanksgiving? Here's the true story behind our modern holiday, as well as games, songs, and recipes with a Thanksgiving theme for the whole family to enjoy.

Martha Stewart Living Magazine, November 2010. Homemade Thanksgiving ideas that are simple, smart and spectacular!

The Detroit Lakes Library is open 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).

Library Happenings

• Monday, Nov. 22: 10 Space-Saving Tips for Organizing Genealogy Research with Rick Crume, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Monday, Nov. 29: Genealogy Hacks: Tricks to Crack the Top Genealogy Web Sites with Rick Crume, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Wednesday, November 24 and Wednesday, December 1: Wow Wii Wednesday

from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

• Thursday, November 27 and Saturday, December 4: Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

• Tuesday, Nov. 30: Gmail for Beginners Computer Class, 3 to 4:30 p.m

• Monday, Dec. 7: "Remember Pearl Harbor: Life on the Homefront in Minnesota during World War II" with Steve Hoffbeck, 7 p.m. at the Historic Holmes Theatre, 80-6 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes.

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