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Detroit Lakes library to screen 'Singin' in the Rain' this Thursday

The Detroit Lakes Public Library will be hosting its third installment of "Movie Musicals Through the Decades" this Thursday, Dec. 16, with a 2 p.m. screening of the MGM classic "Singin' in the Rain," starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor. The screening is free and open to the public.

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The classic 1952 MGM movie musical, "Singin' in the Rain," will be presented at 2 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 16 in the Detroit Lakes Public Library. It is free and open to the public. (Submitted photo)
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The transition from silent to talking films was a fascinating time in movie history — and the classic movie musical "Singin' in the Rain" brings it to life.

On Thursday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. the Detroit Lakes Public Library will host a free screening of the musical, which was released by MGM in 1952 and follows three performers — played by Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynold and Donald O’Connor — during the transition from silent to talking films. The film is rated G and has a run time of 1 hour and 43 minutes.

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The novel "City of Flickering Light" by Juliette Fay is avialable at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. (Submitted photo)

For adults interested in reading more about silent films, the library recommends the historical fiction book, "City of Flickering Light" by Juliette Fay. Join Irene, Millie and Henry as they seek their dreams in making it big in the silent film industry. However, dream seeking is never easy, especially in Hollywood during the 1920’s.

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The biographical book "Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry)," by Gary Golio, is available at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. (Submitted photo)

Younger readers might want to check out "Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry)," by Gary Golio. With stunning pictures and a useful fact and resource section, this biography is a great introduction to one of the most famous silent film actors, Charlie Chaplin.

For more information about silent films or Charlie Chaplin, check out Lake Agassiz Regional Library's catalog at larl.org , or its digital collection, through the Hoopla Digital app.

Library Events

Here's what's coming up at Detroit Lakes Public Library this week.

Storytime: Come to the library for stories, flannel boards, finger plays, songs and more every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Open to preschoolers and their caregivers.

Movie Musicals Through the Decades: Come to the library every Thursday in December and January for a series of film screenings of popular musicals through the decades, from the 1930s to the 2010s. This week's selection is "Singin' in the Rain," as mentioned above, while the Dec. 23 movie is the original 1961 version of "West Side Story." All films begin at 2 p.m. The screenings are free and open to the public.

Baby Bounce: Songs, stories, and action poems for infants, toddlers and their caregivers are offered every Monday at the Detroit Lakes Public Library, starting at 10:30 a.m. Program runs about a half hour including playtime and chatting with other caregivers. For ages 0-18 months. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.

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For more information about these and other upcoming library events, call 218-847-2168 or visit larl.org .

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