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Spring is here -- and your local library is ready to celebrate

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Daylight savings time has us spring ahead today, March 11, which always helps a bit with the "winter blahs", and next week the spring equinox will take place, putting us squarely in the season of spring! We have officially made it through another winter!

If you would like library materials concerning spring, your library has numerous items such as the two new titles highlighted below.

"Spring for Sophie," by Yael Werber.

From snowy days to gray skies, a little girl watches and waits and wonders, will spring ever come? And then one day...

Sophie listens and watches for the signs of spring. Day after day, the same snow is frozen outside her window and the skies above are as gray as the day before. And then Sophie thinks will spring ever come and how will I know it is here?

"Spring Forward," by Catherine Anderson.

When a favorite customer on his delivery route needs a favor, Tanner Richards agrees to help without a second thought. The last thing he expects is to face off against the man's spitfire granddaughter.

Crystal Malloy is near her breaking point. Her beloved grandfather constantly skirts the rules at the retirement center where he's recovering from surgery. She's caring for his escape artist dog, even if it means abandoning her salon customers, and she has no time for a romantic attraction to the handsome new stranger.

After Tanner's reassigned to Mystic Creek, Crystal can no longer ignore how much she misjudged the man's good intentions. She has known too much sorrow to easily open her heart, but she can't deny that Tanner and his children could gift her with a happiness beyond compare — if only she can forgive herself for the past and accept that she's deserving of such a love.

Library Happenings

Preschool Storytime: Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us for Storytime on Thursday, March 15 and Saturday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. A different theme is explored each week. Daycares and other large groups are asked to call ahead.

Coding Classes are scheduled in March for adults and children.The children's classes continue on Monday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 14 at 4 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library. Now is your opportunity to learn about coding through games and activities. These are free sessions, with limited class sizes and required registration. Please register by calling or visiting the library.

An Adult Writers Group is scheduled to meet Tuesday, March 13 at 4 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library. Presenting a new creative writing group, where those interested can tell their stories.

Library hours

The Detroit Lakes Public Library's regular hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It is closed on Sundays and all national holidays.

For more information on local 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), a consolidated public library system comprised of 13 branch libraries and nine LINK sites serving the residents of seven counties in northwest Minnesota. More information is available at, and the library's app, LARL Mobile, is available in the iTunes and Google Play stores for free download.