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Danell Haspel: ‘Wearin’ of the Green’ at Detroit Lakes Library

You’ve heard it said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.

That sweet sentiment is probably closer to the truth than you think!

Consider the number of Irish immigrants to the United States during the potato famine of the 1840s.

According to World Book Encyclopedia, about 1.25 million people left Ireland for the U.S. and Canada during that time. (Many took advantage of the cheaper fare to Canada, and then found their way into the U.S.)

With the immigrants came their culture and many aspects of that culture have been handed down from generation to generation in America. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the staff at Detroit Lakes Library!

“A Catered St. Patrick’s Day,” by Isis Crawford.

To most of the people of Longely, New York St. Paddy’s Day means good food, great music, and plenty of Guinness.

But when the lifeless body of Mike Sweeney floats to the top of a vat of green beer, it looks like the luck o’ the Irish has just run out.

Unfortunately for the Simmons sisters, Bernie and Libby, the number one suspect is related to one of their very best catering customers, the pampered and powerful Bree Nottingham.

When Bree visits “A Little Taste of Heaven” to beseech them to clear her nephew’s name, they just can’t say no. But the more information Bernie and Libby stir up, the more Duncan Nottingham looks like a killer.

For Bernie and Libby, the situation is deadly and in danger of boiling over.

And they can’t count on good old Saint Pat to drive out the snake in their midst…they’ll have to do it themselves, before a murderer strikes again.

“Lindsay the Luck Fairy,” by Daisy Meadows.

St. Patrick’s Day is full of magic, and “Lindsay the Luck Fairy” is the one who keeps it that way!

But when Jack Frost’s goblins steal her special lucky charms, Lindsay’s luck runs out. Now everyone, everywhere will have a horribly unlucky St. Patrick’s Day!

Rachel and Kirsty are determined to help Lindsay find her magic. But where do they start?

And without luck on their side, do they stand a chance of outsmarting the goblins?

Library Happenings

  • “Lake Agassiz: Drawn to History” is Thursday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Detroit Lakes Library. This exciting art and history program by “Mr. History,” Steve Stark, will highlight the history of the state of Minnesota in story format on giant rolls of paper. Fun for all ages!  This Legacy program is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library, and supported in part or whole with money from The Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
  • On Monday, March 17 at 10 a.m., kids and families are invited to the Library for “The Magic of Dr. Seuss,” a fun-filled magic show celebrating reading and the world of Dr. Seuss. This Legacy program is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library, and supported in part or whole with money from The Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
  • March is the month for Food for Fines, the Library’s amnesty program, in which we forgive a $2 fine for each non-perishable food item that you donate (not valid for lost or replacement charges).  At the end of the month, all the food donations will go to a local food bank.

Library Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday.