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'Hot Reads for Cold Nights'

'RED MIST,' one of the latest murder mysteries from Patricia Daniels Cornwell, is among the many books available at the Detroit Lakes Library to enjoy as part of its "Hot Reads for Cold Nights" reading program for adults, which starts Jan. 3 and runs through the end of February. For every four books read or listened to, participants receive one entry in a prize drawing. There is no entry limit.

It's time for Lake Agassiz Regional Library System's "Hot Reads for Cold Nights," reading contest! The challenge gets underway Jan. 3, and goes through the end of February.

For every four books that participants read or listen to, they are entitled to one entry in a drawing.

There is no limit to the number of entries a person can make.

This reading program is for adults. So, snuggle up with a few good books this winter and earn the chance to win prizes.

"Red Mist," by Patricia Daniels Cornwell.

Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings.

Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding's death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it.

"The Litigators," by John Grisham. The partners at Finley & Figg -- all two of them -- often refer to themselves as "a boutique law firm." Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous.

They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers that've been in the trenches much too long making way too little.

And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender, and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our boutique firm.

Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he's suddenly unemployed, any job -- even one with Finley & Figg -- looks okay to him.

DL Library Happenings

• Monday, Jan. 2: Detroit Lakes Library will be closed in observance of New Year's Day.

• Tuesday, Jan. 3: Crafter's Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Calling all crafters! All those who knit, quilt, crochet or practice any hand-craft, bring your current project, and work along with us!

Participants of all ability levels are welcome.

• Wednesday, Jan. 5: Wii Plus, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Nintendo Wii, plus puzzles and games (including Twister) are set up for the afternoon.

Come hang out, play games and enjoy some light snacks.

• Wednesday, Jan. 5: Genealogy Help Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Come to open genealogy night for some one-on-one help! Staff will be available to assist you with our genealogy databases (Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest) and help with your genealogical conundrums.

• Thursday, Jan. 5 and Saturday, Jan. 7: Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

• Thursday, Jan. 5: Books and Brew, 3:45 to 5 p.m. at Lakes Brewed Awakening Coffee Shop, 910 Washington Ave.

Join a lively book discussion over a coffee or latte.

Books are selected by participants each month.

Library Hours

Regular hours for the Detroit Lakes Library are 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 on Sundays.

For more information, please call 218-847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave.

Information is also available online at

The Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.