Celebrating October’s National Apple Month

We're all familiar with the old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," but where did that adage come from? According to, the phrase originated in Wales. Its debut in print occurred in the February 1866 issue of "Notes a...

‘Fancy Nancy: Apples Galore!’ is available at the Detroit Lakes Public Library.

We’re all familiar with the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but where did that adage come from?

According to , the phrase originated in Wales.

Its debut in print occurred in the February 1866 issue of “Notes and Queries” magazine: “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.”

The wording is a bit different now, but the message is the same… eat healthy, have an apple.

“Apple Orchard (Bella Vista Chronicles),” by Susan Wiggs.


Tess Delaney makes a living returning stolen treasures to their rightful owners. She loves illuminating history, filling the spaces in people’s hearts with stories of their family legacies. But Tess’s own history is filled with gaps: a father she never met, and a mother who spent more time traveling than with her daughter.

Then Dominic Rossi arrives on the doorstep of the San Francisco shop Tess hopes to buy, and he tells her that the grandfather she never knew is in a coma. Tess has been named in his will to inherit half of Bella Vista, a hundred-acre apple orchard in the magical Sonoma town called Archangel.

“Fancy Nancy: Apples Galore!” by Jane O’Connor.

Join Fancy Nancy on the perfect fall field trip - to the apple orchard.

Fall is an extra-fancy season. Even the trees wear fancy colors!

Nancy is determined to find a perfect Gala apple for her dad - it’s his favorite kind, and even the name sounds fancy.

But what if the perfect apple is just out of reach?

Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight in this festive fall adventure story about a class trip to the apple orchard.


Fancy Nancy: Apples Galore!” is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Library Happenings

Are you unfamiliar with Twitter? Are you looking to learn more about this form of Social Media communication? Sign up for our Twitter for Beginners Class for some basic information on Twitter and how to use it. Two class times will be offered this Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Please pre-register for either class by calling 218-847-2168 or stopping by the library.

The Library Book Club meets this week! Join fellow book lovers to discuss thought provoking books. Everyone is welcome to attend. Join the group this Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. to discuss “Book of Killowen,” by Erin Hart.

Hart will also be presenting at the library on Monday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. along with her musician husband, Patty O’Brien, as part of the Irish Mysteries & Music special event.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to discuss the book with the Book Club and meet the author soon after!

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us for storytime at Thursday Morning Adventures and Saturday Stories on Thursday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m.

A different theme is explored each week. Daycares and other larger groups are asked to call ahead.


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 .

Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.

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