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Aloha from DL Library: Hawaii became 50th state in 1959

Hawaii became the 50th state in these United States on August 21, 1959. “Statehood Day” in Hawaii is on the third Friday of August, which lands on August 15 this year. Come to your Library to find information on everything Hawaiian. Mahalo!

“Frommer’s Hawaii 2010,” by Jeanette Foster.

Frommer’s Hawaii features gorgeous color photos of the stunning beaches and thrilling adventures that await you. Meticulously researched by one of Hawaii’s most noted journalists, this is a reliable, up-to-date, and comprehensive guide to the islands. Each of the candid hotel reviews is based on a detailed personal inspection. You’ll find lavish beachfront resorts, intimate rain-forest B&Bs, family-friendly condos, and much, much more. The dining reviews are descriptive and helpful, whether you crave cutting-edge Asian-fusion cuisine, or a hearty, affordable plate lunch.

“The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal and a Marine Biologist, and the Fight to Save a Species from Extinction,” by Terrie Williams.

Only eleven hundred Hawaiian monk seals survive in the wild. Without intervention, they face certain extinction within fifty years. When a two-day-old Hawaiian monk seal pup, later named Kauai Pup 2 (or KP2), is attacked and abandoned by his mother on a beach, he is rushed off on a journey that will take him across the ocean to the California marine lab of eminent wildlife biologist Dr. Terrie M. Williams. As Williams works with the boisterous KP2 to save his species, she forms a lasting bond with him that illustrates the importance of the survival of all earth’s creatures and the health of the world’s oceans.

Library Happenings

Storytime continues at the library with Thursday Morning Adventures and Saturday Stories on Thursday, Aug. 21 and Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

These events are geared towards preschoolers, homeschoolers and families. A different theme is explored each week with books, songs, fingerplays, a flannelboard story, puppets and a related craft. Fingerplay sheets and coloring pages are available to take home each week. Daycares and other larger groups are asked to call ahead to ensure adequate supplies.

Library Book Club meets the third Tuesday of the month. This week we will meet at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19 to discuss “Invention of Wings,” by Sue Monk Kidd. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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.