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Let music guide you to library

Branching out and exploring new artists or can't afford CDs of artists you already love?

Let your library save you some cash and borrow from a large collection of music CDs such as those featuring Amy Winehouse highlighted below. The library also has Mitch Winehouse's recently released book "Amy, My Daughter."

"Amy, My Daughter," by Mitch Winehouse.

On July 23, 2011, Amy Winehouse's family, friends, and fans around the world mourned the tragedy that this remarkable, talented, and extraordinarily generous young woman was now gone. A legion of dedicated fans had lost their idol; a devastated family had lost their Amy.

With this difficult news came an outpouring of love and grief from her fans, along with troubling questions about Amy's very public struggles with drugs and alcohol, as people tried to understand how such a soulful singer had been silenced so young.

While her beehive hair, larger-than-life voice, and outrageous personality made her famous, her life offstage made her infamous.

Here Mitch holds nothing back about Amy's addiction to drugs and alcohol, mixing the painful with the poignant as he describes the realities of her dependencies and the toll they took on the family and friends who refused to give up on her.

Revealing the truth about Amy's substance abuse and dispelling many of the tabloid-fueled rumors about her tumultuous marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil, Mitch exposes the years of behind-the-scenes drama that consumed his life and explains how, for those who knew Amy in her last months, the greatest tragedy of all was that she finally appeared to be conquering her demons.

Check out these titles from our CD library: "Lioness: Hidden Treasures," by Amy Winehouse, Universal Republic; "Back to Black," by Amy Winehouse, Republic; "Grammy Nominees 2012," Universal Republic; "Tony Bennett Duets II," by Tony Bennett, Columbia.

DL Library Happenings

• Monday, Sept. 24: Creating a Book with Pictures in MS Word, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

This class will cover page layouts, inserting pictures with and without borders, text wrapping, page breaks, columns, clip art and other aspects of creating a book in Microsoft Word.

• Tuesday, Sept. 25: The Beat Goes On with Minnesota Genealogist Rick Crume, 10:30 a.m.

Get your genealogy on! Online genealogists of all abilities are encouraged to come and learn as Rick shares "The 10 Best New Web Tools of the Past 10 Years."

• Tuesday, Sept. 25: Library Club, 2 to 4 p.m.

Larry Swenson presents "Coffee, Tea & Other Beverages Imbibed Around the World."

• Thursday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 29: Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

• Friday, Sept. 28: Beginning Genealogy, 3 p.m.

Want to research your family history? Aren't sure where to start? Come to the Beginning Genealogy class in Detroit Lakes Library's meeting room. Please call to pre-register.

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