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Danell Haspel: Library offers variety of Halloween resources

All the goblins and ghouls are preparing for their annual “fright night” festivities.

Include your library in the Halloween fun by scooping up some Halloween related books and movies like those highlighted below.

The staff at Detroit Lakes Library would like to wish you all a safe and happy Halloween!

“Halloween Treats: Simple Spooky Recipes for Ghoulish Sweet Treats,” by Annie Rigg.

Every child loves the thrill of Halloween — the costumes, the trick-or-treating, the ghost stories and the sweets!

And there’s nothing more exciting for them than hosting their own Halloween party, complete with ghoulish sweet treats.

In this spooky new book, queen of cakes, Annie Rigg, turns her hand to simple, cute and creepy cakes, cookies and other edible sweet treats to delight any Halloween-loving child.

You’ll find chapters on Cookies; Cupcakes; Big Cakes; and Other Treats. Kooky recipes include cookie ghouls, gingerbread witches’ hats, spidery cupcakes, and jack-o-lantern cookies.

“Five Little Monkeys Trick-or-Treat,” by Eileen Christelow.

Five excited little monkeys dress up for Halloween.

They are going trick-or-treating with their favorite babysitter, Lulu.

“Ghost, princess, goblin, banana, and alien,” Mama reminds her. “Don’t lose the rascals!”

But soon those mischievous monkeys meet other costumed friends and decide to try “the best Halloween trick ever!”

Will Lulu be fooled? Or will those five little rascals get tricked by their own monkey business?

Vibrant, silly, and perfect for reading aloud, this non-scary Halloween story is sure to delight fans of this best-selling series.

Includes recipes for “eyeballs” and “worm juice” so kids and their grownups can make their own holiday “trick” treats at home.

Library happenings

  • Monday, Oct. 28: Microsoft Word class, 3 p.m. An introductory class. Please pre-register.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29: i-Pad class for beginners, 3 p.m. Join us to learn the basics.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30: NOOK eReader Class, 4:30 p.m. Learn to download LARL eBooks to your NOOK.
  • Thursday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 2: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Join us Thursdays and Saturdays for preschool storytime! Includes theme related stories, fingerplays and a simple craft.
  • Saturday, Nov. 2: Totally Teen Advisory Council, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Teens meet over lunch (6th-12th grade) to plan teen programming at the library.

Library hours

The Detroit Lakes Library, located at 1000 Washington Ave., is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays.

For more information on Detroit Lakes Library services and programs, please call 218-847-2168 or visit the website at