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Take a trip down 'memory lane' at the DL Library

Do you remember when the family spent Sunday evenings watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" ... a time when life was a little slower... calmer?

Television programs and movies had a lot less to offer in the special effects department, and a lot more lessons for living life; they were just plain charming!

The best part... you didn't have to worry about who was in the room when they were on! And books... many of us remember "The Hardy Boys," "Trixie Belden," "Nurse Cherry Ames," and the "Little House" series before anyone had dreamed of the television program. We can't forget the classics, and memories of "Tom Sawyer," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," and Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath." Oh, if only we could go back!!

We can, if only for a few hours while watching old movies and/or television programs or reading some of our childhood favorites! Let the Detroit Lakes Library help you take a trip down memory lane. You'll feel like you've been transported back in time!! Disney night can be revived with such (old) movie titles as: "The Apple Dumpling Gang," "The Barefoot Executive," "My Friend Flicka" (the one with Roddy MacDowall), "The Shaggy Dog" (the one with Fred MacMurray), "The Parent Trap" (the one with Brian Keith), etc.

Get the bottle opener for the soda pop and start popping the popcorn!! If you're not into Disney, (hard to believe) consider these old movie titles: Frank Capra's "You Can't Take It With You," and "Arsenic and Old Lace," "Run Silent, Run Deep," "The Philadelphia Story," "The Awful Truth," "Elmer Gantry," Garbo in "Anna Christie," and musicals such as: "Singing in the Rain," Bing Crosby's "Anything Goes," and Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!"

Do you remember "Ma and Pa Kettle?" What a hoot they were! Hopefully this small sampling of titles spurs memories of other cherished movies you can request at the Detroit Lakes Library. If you can't recall a title but you know who is in the movie, you can go to the Internet movie database at and do a search for that actor's movie titles.

Don't worry if you don't have Internet access, we can help you with the search at the library! If we don't own a title you would like, we can try to get it for you through interlibrary loan.

Come to the Detroit Lakes Library and let us help you begin your trip down memory lane! The 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 on Sundays. Library Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday.

For more information on library services and programs, please call 218-847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave. Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL). Information about LARL services is available online at