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It's apple harvest time at the Detroit Lakes Library

We've all heard the old proverb "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," and recent research continues to uphold the truth of that adage.

According to an article by Jeanelle Boyer and Rui Hai Liu, who are affiliated with the Department of Food Science and Institute of Comparative and Environmental Toxicology at Cornell University, those in the study who consumed low amounts of fruits and vegetables were twice as likely to have cancer compared to those who ate high amounts of fruits and vegetables.

"A major class of phytochemicals found commonly in fruits and vegetables are the flavonoids. Apples are a very significant source of flavonoids in people's diet in the US and in Europe. In the United States, twenty-two percent of the phenolics consumed from fruits are from apples making them the largest source of phenolics."

Gives one a whole new appreciation for apple harvest time, doesn't it?

Ducking for Apples by Lynne Berry.

The five little ducks can't wait to ride their bikes. Will they use their training wheels? No way! Teetering, swerving, tottering, curving, they ride full-steam until two ducks spy trees with ripe red apples on top.

Those yummy apples will be perfect for pies and cakes, if only the ducks can reach them...

Pie: 300 Tried-and-True recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie by Ken Haedrich.

The most comprehensive and straightforward book ever written on the topic, Pie is a complete guide to how easy it can be to make perfectly praiseworthy pies.

Every recipe has been tested for success and features advice and tips specifically for that pie. Chapters include: "Berry Good Pies," "Rich, Sweet, and Simple: Chess, Buttermilk, and Other Custard Pies," "Personal Pies, Turnovers, and Other Little Pie Treats," and of course, the foundation chapter, "Pie Pastries and Crumb Crusts."

You'll be sure to find the perfect apple pie recipe in this book!

Library Happenings Calendar

• Tuesday, Sept. 27: Egyptian Music, 2 to 4 p.m. Library Club program will feature visiting World Fest artists Wust el-Balad -- Egypt's No. 1 rock band.

• Thursday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 1: Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

• Friday, Sept. 30: Google for Beginners, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Learn about the many Google applications and how they may help you. Free, but call the library to pre-register.

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.