National Lazy Day is Monday, Aug. 10, followed by Relaxation Day on Saturday, Aug. 15. It’s hard to miss the connotation contrasts between lazy and relaxed. Lazy is idle, indolent, slothful, work-shy, shiftless, loafing, inactive, inert, sluggish, and lethargic. Relaxing is calm, peaceful, placid, restful, serene, and tranquil. Just remember laziness is very subjective and individual. The two books highlighted below are examples of this. Some people may call it time saving, streamlining, efficient, simplified, labor saving or taking a shortcut. It’s all in your perspective!

"The Dirty Lazy Keto Dirt Cheap Cookbook" is available at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. (Submitted photo)
"The Dirty Lazy Keto Dirt Cheap Cookbook" is available at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. (Submitted photo)

“The Dirty Lazy Keto Dirt Cheap Cookbook: 100 Easy Recipes to Save Money and Time,” by Stephanie Laska

Stephanie Laska lost 140 pounds by solving the problem of not having enough money or time to eat healthy. In "The Dirty Lazy Keto Dirt Cheap Cookbook," she shares 100 budget-savvy “dirty, lazy,” keto recipes the whole family will love — all containing 10 grams of net carbs or less and costing less than $10 to make the whole recipe!

These recipes are built around common ingredients (you can pronounce and will use over and again — no waste) found in your local supermarket; nothing pretentious or expensive is required. "Dirty Lazy Keto" recipes are stress-free but without skimping on taste. You’ll also find tips to stretch that bottom dollar plus strategies to reboot leftovers but in disguise, along with signature entertaining and relatable stories from your best girlfriend, Stephanie. Lose weight while enjoying familiar comfort food favorites — all under 10 net carbs per serving!

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"Lazy Perfection," by Jenny Patinkin, is available at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. (Submitted photo)
"Lazy Perfection," by Jenny Patinkin, is available at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. (Submitted photo)

“Lazy Perfection: the Art of Looking Great Without Really Trying,” by Jenny Patinkin

Every woman wants to look like the best version of herself — natural, radiant, and confident. But who has the time to master complicated steps, or the patience to sift through the glut of choices at the beauty counters? Celebrated makeup artist Jenny Patinkin cuts through the confusion and clutter with her "lazy perfection" approach to beauty, replacing complex techniques and hard-to-wear trends with a streamlined, sophisticated approach to makeup.

Here you'll find guidance on finding a beauty routine that works for you — without a lot of involved steps or overpriced products. Guiding you through an initial makeup drawer purge, through setting beauty priorities, to crafting a finished look, Jenny gives you real-life tips for spending your limited time (and budget) to achieve the results you want. With "Lazy Perfection" you'll know that you're putting your best face forward — minus the fuss!

Library Happenings

Detroit Lakes Public Library's Summer Library Experience, also known as the digital summer reading program, will conclude this Friday, Aug. 15. Call 218-847-2938 for more information. You can also contact the library to set up an appointment for computer and printer use.

Your library now has wireless hot spots available for check out. Wireless hotspots are portable internet access devices that allow you to connect to a WiFi network using your computer, smartphone or another device at home or while on-the-go. It supports up to 15 device connections through a built-in wi-fi app. It is compatible with most wi-fi-enabled devices, including laptops, digital cameras, game consoles and more.

Customers can check out wireless hotspots the same way they would check out a book or DVD, with a 14-day loan period and two possible auto-renewals if no one else has requested it. To request a device, place a hold on a wireless hotspot in the library’s catalog, or call the library for assistance.

Your local library building is now open for express service, but if you prefer you can still do no-contact curbside pick-up. Our Virtual Hours are 24/7 at larl.org. We are also on Facebook. Go to our website to learn more, or call or email your local library location.