Don't forget to spring ahead! Today (Sunday, March 10) is the day we set our clocks forward an hour. This yearly ritual teamed with next week's vernal equinox are sure signs that spring is right around the corner, even if it doesn't feel very spring-like outside right now.

There are signs of spring here at the library too. "Let's Talk Plants!" - a free spring gardening workshop - is scheduled for Thursday, March 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the library's main meeting room.

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It's time to think spring - and here are a couple of the library's newer books on the topic to get you on your way.

"Crayola Spring Colors," by Jodie Shepherd.

Bright flowers, cute baby animals, fresh plants - colors are everywhere in spring! Explore color in the world around you. What colors make you think of spring? What can you create with the colors of spring? Encourage readers to notice color in the real world and create their own spring-inspired artwork through vibrant photos and lyrical text.

"The First Kiss of Spring: An Eternity Springs Novel," by Emily March.

Spring has come to Eternity Springs in The First Kiss of Spring, the newest installment in this New York Times bestselling series by Emily March. Goal-oriented and gorgeous, Caitlin Timberlake's dreams took her to the top of the corporate ladder in New York City. Now years later, her goals have changed. She wants to come home to Eternity Springs and build a business and a family of her own - with the new man in town.

Birthday Bash for Dr. Seuss

The Detroit Lakes Public Library invites children ages 5 and up to a Dr. Seuss-themed birthday bash, in honor of the author and illustrator's 115th birthday.

The event will be held Thursday, March 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with a game of bingo beginning at 4:30 p.m. Wear your most outrageous hat, enjoy birthday treats, create your own Silly Seussical characters and play bingo for a chance to win books. All are welcome and this event is offered free of charge.

More library happenings

Storytime. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us for Storytime on Thursday, Mar. 14th and Saturday, Mar. 16th at 10:30 a.m. A different theme is explored each week. Daycares and other large groups are asked to call ahead.

An Intermediate Crochet Class is scheduled for Friday, March 15 at 4 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library. Want to level up your crochet skills? Learn how to read patterns, how to perform increases and decreases to shape your work. Please pre-register by calling the library at 218-847-2168.

Library hours

The 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.

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.

For more information on local library services and programs, please call 218-847-2168 or visit the Detroit Lakes Public Library at 1000 Washington Ave.