Did you know there is a National Poetry Month? April is the designated month to celebrate poetry's place in our culture. The staff here at the Detroit Lakes Public Library would like to assist in highlighting the legacy left by our American poets, and encourage the reading of poetry. The following selections are two of our newer books of poetry. "Outside the Box" by Karma Wilson. This laugh-out-loud poetry collaboration from a New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling author and a Caldecott Honor illustrator is anything but ordinary.
Detroit Lakes Public Library customers who are seeking on-the-go access to the materials and services they rely on will love Lake Agassiz Regional Library's new app, LARL Mobile. The free app is designed for both Apple and Android users and offers one-click access to eBooks and eAudiobooks, events at local libraries, and more!
How many times have you heard this old saying? An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Where did it come from? The earliest known example of this was printed in 1866 in Wales. The wording is a bit different but same idea- apples are good for you! October is "National Apple Month" and your library's collection includes many items on the topic. "The Apple Cookbook: 125 Freshly Picked Recipes," by Olwen Woodier.
The fall equinox takes place Thursday, Sept. 22. The sun shines directly on the equator this week making for near equal length of day and night. The fall equinox ushers in all the beauty fall has to offer. This would be a great time to start planning those fall foliage drives, and if you can't go for a drive come into the library and we'll help you find materials with beautiful fall scenes. The staff at the Detroit Lakes Public Library would like to wish everyone a gorgeous autumn season. "Fall Leaves," by Loretta Holland.
Where did the idea of the hamburger come from? Who thought to make the famous meat patties? Ever heard of Genghis Khan? According to the article, "The History of America's Love Affair with Burgers," the Mongols made patties from sheep or goats they traveled with, and put the patties under their saddles to tenderize the meat. These warriors spent most of their time in the saddle, so the patties were perfect for one handed eating on the go. The burger has come a long way since then, as evidenced by the recipes in the two highlighted books below.
Who invented Labor Day? There are two contenders for the title of Labor Day inventor. We will never know for certain if Matthew Maguire (International Association of Machinist) or Peter MacGuire (Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners) first pitched the idea of celebrating the workers' contributions to our country's prosperity in 1882.
Wheat harvest is a yearly ritual that usually takes place in August.
August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), “the diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to help it safely develop immunity to disease.” In recent years there has been some controversy, surrounding childhood immunizations. If it is something you would like to know more about, your library can help you with research materials.
Since this is the last 2016 SRP program, we decided to stage our own Olympic Games. Come prepared to take part in some fun Minute-To-Win-It Games and celebrate all you’ve achieved during this year’s “Summer Reading Program.” This final SRP program is scheduled for Thursday, July 28 at 2 p.m. in the library’s main meeting room.
Kids, this is the week to put your artistic talents on display. Join local artist and instructor Rick Pechmann as he helps us to prepare our own Olympic designs. This Summer Reading Program art presentation is scheduled for Thursday, July 21 at 2 p.m. in the library’s meeting rooms. Your library’s collection includes many “how-to-draw” books, as well as materials on every aspect of art and artists such as those highlighted below.