Celebrating ‘most wonderful time of the year’
"Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. "No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given -- when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the...
“Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts.
“No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given - when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes,” - Joan Winmill Brown.
Here are a few suggestions to help you make “the most wonderful time of the year” even more fun.
“Handmade Scandinavian Christmas: Everything You Need for a Simple Homemade Christmas,” by Hege Barnholt.
A beautiful collection of over 120 crafty Christmas ideas to achieve the perfect homemade Christmas.
From simple yet beautiful ways to decorate the Christmas tree, to ingenious ways of wrapping your Christmas gifts, this book is bursting with ideas to inspire year after year.
Each project is beautiful but achievable, and accompanied by photographs.
There are easy-to-follow instructions and 100 percent full size templates.
The book begins by taking you through a woodland walk to collect the perfect ingredients for a rustic Christmas, such as pinecones, berries and leaves, and also features a handy chapter on making beautiful homemade gifts.
Whether it is for him, her, or the children, “Handmade Scandinavian Christmas” has something to for everyone.
“The Christmas Letters: a Timeless Story for Every Generation,” by Bret Nicholaus.
The perfect book to share with family and friends year after year, the story of Grandpa’s letters will warm hearts and move us to reflect on the ways, both big and small, our lives have been touched by loved ones.
“The Christmas Letters” will restore all the joy and wonder of Christmas that we need to remember but too often forget.
The Detroit Lakes Library will be closing at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve and remain closed Thursday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day.
Need something to read over the holiday? Our digital collection is available online 24/7! Visit www.larl.org/ebooks to get started.
There will be no Thursday morning Storytime this week, but preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us for a post-holiday Storytime on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Daycares and other larger groups are asked to call ahead.
The Detroit Lakes Library is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (holidays excepted) from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; on 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 on Detroit Lakes Library services and programs, please call 218-847-2168 or visit your Library at 1000 Washington Ave. Information is also available online at www.larl.org . The Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.