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Make some memories: Take your kids fishing!

‘Fish Tales’ is one of several resources on fishing that are available at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Make memories that last a lifetime, take a kid fishing!

But before you head for the lake, start with library books on fishing to get the kids (and adults) into it.

For the avid fisherman, we also have within our library system, periodicals such as “Fishing Facts” and “Field and Stream.”

In anticipation of catching a big walleye that will need to be filleted, we can get you on a public use computer to watch a how-to on You Tube to insure there will be no bones.

For all your fishing needs come to the library, and we’ll help you catch the big one!

“Let’s Go Fishing,” by Suzanne Slade.

Learn everything you need to know about fishing from where to fish, to baiting and casting a line, and much more.

Includes: full-color photographs, table of contents, fact boxes, safety tips, glossary and index, and research sources.

“Fish Tales,” by Ron Gower.

With an entertaining and informative blend of narrative styles, tongue-in-cheek sophistication, and dialogue with his prospective reader, Gower entertains with fishing philosophy, practical advice, tours to Fishingland, and his own delight in family and fishing.

Gower writes about fishing in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, lakes, in the White Water River in the southeastern part of the state, and in the mountains of Montana and Wyoming.

Along with some sage advice on fishing, Gower serves up some equally sage advice on balancing the business of life, love, and livelihood with a passion, even a compulsion, for wetting a line.

As he admits, such a delicate balance is achievable.

Library Happenings

It’s storytime at the library, as Thursday Morning Adventures and Saturday Stories will be presented on Thursday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m.

These events are geared towards preschoolers and their families.

A different theme is explored each week with books, songs, a flannelboard story or puppets, and a related craft.

Daycares and other larger groups are asked to call ahead.

Mark your calendar for the Annual Becker County Friends of the Library Book Sale on Tuesday, Aug, 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be bargains on books for all ages, audiobooks, music, movies, and miscellaneous items. All proceeds will help support programming at the Detroit Lakes Public Library.

Remember that you can “Book A Librarian” anytime, by appointment, for Individualized computer training.

Available topics include: downloading ebooks to Kindle, Nook, iPad; Microsoft Office; using the LARL catalog; searching with Google; using the library’s genealogy databases – Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest; and more!

Contact the library for more information or to set up an appointment.

Library Hours

The Detroit Lakes Public 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 Sundays.

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

Information is also available online at Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.