The buzz is, your DL Library is the place to ‘bee’
By Danell Haspel Detroit Lakes Library Ever been stung by a bee? It hurts like the dickens, but keep in mind they sting in self-defense. Their honey is very important to the whole colony, and stinging is how they protect it. September is "Nationa...
By Danell Haspel
Detroit Lakes Library
Ever been stung by a bee? It hurts like the dickens, but keep in mind they sting in self-defense. Their honey is very important to the whole colony, and stinging is how they protect it.
September is “National Honey Month,” and the staff at Detroit Lakes Public Library encourages you to find out what a huge job those little bees perform in our world.
“From Flower to Honey (Start to Finish),” by Robin Nelson.
How is honey made from a flower? Follow each step in nature’s cycle - from pretty bloom to tasty treat - in this fascinating children’s book!
“The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America,” by Hannah Nordhaus.
Award-winning journalist Hannah Nordhaus tells the remarkable story of John Miller, one of America’s foremost migratory beekeepers, and the myriad and mysterious epidemics threatening American honeybee populations.
In luminous, razor-sharp prose, Nordhaus explores the vital role that honeybees play in American agribusiness, the maintenance of our food chain, and the very future of the nation.
With an intimate focus and incisive reporting, in a book perfect for fans of Eric Schlosser’s “Fast Food Nation,” Michael Pollan’s “The Botany of Desire,” and John McPhee’s “Oranges,” Nordhaus’s stunning exposé illuminates one the most critical issues facing the world today, offering insight, information, and, ultimately, hope.
Mark your calendars for Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. for the Community Drum Workshop event!
Spirit will be here to teach basic hand drumming techniques while incorporating life principles and encouraging all to share in the universal language of music.
Fun for all ages!
No admission and open to the public. This special Minnesota Legacy event sponsored in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural fund.
Come to the DL Library for Thursday Morning Adventures and Saturday Stories on Thursday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m.
These storytime events are geared towards preschoolers and their families.
A different theme is explored each week. Daycares and other larger groups are asked to call ahead.
There’s still time to book a seat on our Bus Tour!
Adults 18 years or older are welcome to join us for a trip on Saturday, Sept. 13 to visit the Lindbergh Historic Site in Little Falls and the nearby Minnesota Military Museum located on the grounds of Camp Ripley.
Transportation and venue admission are free, courtesy of Minnesota Legacy funds.
Bring money for food and incidentals.
The bus will leave the Library at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m.
Registration is required.
Call or stop by the library for more information and to register.
Library Book Club meets Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m.
All are welcome to attend - even if you haven’t read the book!
Join fellow book lovers for some lively discussion
September’s selection is “Still Life with Bread Crumbs” by Anna Quindlen.
The Detroit Lakes Public Library is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It is closed Sundays.
For more information on Detroit Lakes Library services and programs, call (218) 847-2168 or visit your Library at 1000 Washington Ave.
Information is also available online at www.larl.org .
Detroit Lakes Public Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.