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Mother’s Day holiday is 100

Did you know that the Mother’s Day holiday is 100 years old this year?

The U.S. Congress, in a joint resolution, established the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day on May 8, 1914.

Anna Jarvis was the woman who was in charge of the campaign to establish the holiday, and President Woodrow Wilson listened.

For reading materials on Mother’s Day, come to your library.

“Mother, You’re the Best! (But Sister, You’re a Pest!),” by Diane DeGroat.

It’s Mother’s Day, and Gilbert wants to show his mother that she’s the best! But nothing he does seems to work out quite right.

To make matters worse, his little sister always manages to be in the way! Can Gilbert ever have his mother all to himself today?

But more importantly, can he make this Mother’s Day truly special?

Diane DeGroat’s heartfelt story and endearing illustrations will resonate with any reader who has ever had to share a parent’s attention with a sibling.

“Mother’s Day Murder (Lucy Stone Mysteries),” by Leslie Meier.

Spring in Tinker’s Cove finds reporter Lucy Stone enjoying a Mother’s Day brunch.

But the festivities are interrupted by a nasty scene between two competitive moms.

And when Tina and Bar host an after-prom party, Tina is shot dead on the tennis court.

Library Happenings

It’s Screen-Free Week at the Detroit Lakes Library!

Join us each day this week to do an activity that doesn’t require a screen.

  • Monday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.: Family Screen Free Week Kickoff Event with games, crafts, snacks, and more!
  • Tuesday, May 6 at 5 p.m.: Getting Your Bike Road Ready, presented by Dave Langworthy of the DL Bike Shop. Free event; limited to 12 people. Call or stop by the library to register.
  • Wednesday, May 7 at 4 p.m.:  Kairos Alive Meet and Greet. Kairos Alive artists: dancers, actors, and musicians, are known for creating a unique participatory performing arts experience for all ages.
  • Thursday, May 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.: Kairos Alive Dance Hall; a dance party for all ages at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion! Featuring gypsy jazz band Carluster Crumplebee Orchestra. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Friday, May 9: Stop in the library today or any time to explore some activities that don’t involve looking at a screen!

Children and their caregivers are also invited to the library for story time events this week: Preschool Storytime on Thursday, May 8 at 10:30 a.m., and Family Storytime on Saturday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Library Hours

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.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and closed Sunday.

For more information on Detroit Lakes Library services and programs, please call 218-847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave.