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Danell Haspel: Get healthy with help from library

June is “Men’s Health Month!”

According to the Men’s Health Month website, the acknowledgment is in place to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

You can access “Men’s Health Magazine” through Lake Agassiz Regional Library by requesting the physical copy, or online by setting up a Zinio account through Lake Agassiz Regional Library’s website

For more information call 218-847-2168 or stop in Detroit Lakes Library.

“Eat This Not That! Restaurant Survival Guide: the No Diet Weight Loss Solution,” by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding.

This is the first book in the “Eat This, Not That!” series to focus solely on burger shacks, pizza parlors, pasta joints, breakfast diners, Mexican cantinas, Chinese eateries, drive-thrus, and coffee shops.

With in-depth coverage of 80 of the biggest restaurant chains in the country, it arms you with the information you need to take control of your diet and sidestep the egregious calorie-landmines that are secretly sabotaging your chances of losing weight.

And why would restaurants do such a thing? Because people keep buying. The top brass at any restaurant knows that the more food that goes onto the plate, the more drastically the customers will underestimate the caloric heft.

That’s why the average cheeseburger has 136 more calories today than it did in the 1970s and why two-thirds of the country is now overweight or obese.

“The Lean Belly Prescription: The Fast and Foolproof Diet & Weight-loss Plan From America’s Top Urgent-Care Doctor,” by Travis Stork, M.D. , host of “The Doctors,” with Peter Moore, editor of “Men’s Health.”

This New York Times bestseller from one of the hosts of The Doctors presents a simple, enjoyable, super effective cure for belly fat — one of America’s greatest health risks.

Dr. Travis Stork, cohost of the popular, nationally syndicated television show “The Doctors,” teams up with “Men’s Health” editor Peter Moore to deliver a personalized prescription for readers looking to shrink their bellies and their health risks.

Library happenings

  • Sunday, June 2-Friday, Aug. 2:  “Sizzlin’ Summer Reads” Adult Reading Program. 3-August 2, 2013. To be eligible for the prize drawings, read or listen to 4 books, fill out the reading log and place it in the entry box. Entries may also be emailed to the library. There is no limit to the number of entries any person can make. This program is for adults age 18 and older.
  • Tuesday, June 4: “eReader Help,” 10:30 a.m. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to address your eReader questions.
  • Wednesday, June 5: “eReader Help,” 4:30 p.m. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to address your eReader questions.
  • Wednesday, June 5: “Bike Maintenance with Jeffrey James Caswell,” 6:30 p.m. Come get some tips on getting your bike road ready for the upcoming bike riding season. Learn from an expert. Limit: 12 people. Call, e-mail or stop by the library to register.
  • Thursday, June 6 and Saturday, June 8: Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 6: Summer Reading Program – “Digging for Veggies,” 2 p.m. Get the scoop on gardens with Extension nutritionist Tracy Baker. There will be hands on activities and door prizes.

Library hours

The Detroit Lakes Library, located at 1000 Washington Ave., is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.  It is closed on Sundays.

For more information on Detroit Lakes Library services and programs, please call 218-847-2168 or visit the website at

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

Article written by Danell Haspel of the Detroit Lakes Library