Greener BeeGreen HolidaysIt’s time for the ‘wearin’ o’the green’ at your local library

“Saint Patrick’s Day,” (Holidays and Celebrations) by Ann Heinrichs.

Dress in some green, savor a slice of soda bread, and catch a little luck of the Irish! Kids will discover the history behind Saint Patrick’s Day, and find out ways to celebrate on their own. Young readers learn about the festivities and traditions associated with this celebration of Irish culture. “Butter Celebrates!: Delicious Recipes for Special Occasions,” by Rosie Daykin.

What’s a celebration without something delicious that’s been baked with love? Rosie Daykin, author of “Butter Baked Goods” and owner of the Vancouver bakery of the same name, believes that celebrating is about much more than just circling a date on the calendar. It’s a chance to spend time with your family and friends, to laugh really hard, to let things get a little chaotic, and to eat lots of delicious baked goods.

In “Butter Celebrates!” Rosie provides more than 100 recipes for every celebration, holiday, special event, and milestone in your life. The holidays celebrated in this book include St. Patrick’s Day, of course.

Library Happenings

Adult Program: “The View from My Canoe with Environmentalist Natalie Warren” is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Warren and a college friend were the first women to paddle 2,250 miles from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay in 2011, following the journey of Eric Sevareid and Eric Porter featured in the book “Canoeing with the Cree.”

This event is possible thanks to collaboration with the Becker County Museum and through funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. A Smithsonian traveling exhibit called Water/Ways is available at the museum. Ms. Warren will attend a “Meet and Greet” at the museum at 3 p.m. prior to her speaking engagement at the library.

Storytime: Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us for Storytime every Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (holidays excepted). A different theme is explored each week. Daycares and other large groups are asked to call ahead.

Family Program: A Beauty and the Beast Ball is scheduled for Thursday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library. Excited for the live action “Beauty and the Beast” movie coming out this month? Join us for a ball of our own! We’ll have tea and “grey stuff” (it’s delicious), make some “Beauty and the Beast”-inspired crafts, and have a costume contest! Come in your best prince or princess wear, or even dress as the beast! This event is for children of all ages and their families.

Library Hours

The Detroit Lakes Public Library is open eveyr 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., holidays excepted. 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 Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.

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