Please join us to celebrate the many talents of our fellow Minnesotans through art, literature, and music! 


The Beat Goes On series is all about digging deeper to find the truly meaningful Minnesota stories and experiences and sharing them with each other.


Celebrate Minnesota arts and heritage with those in your community at the most comfortable and welcoming place in town...Lake Agassiz Regional Library.


Be sure to look for our next series of events beginning in February 2013.


Happy Holidays! 


Thank you, 


Lake Agassiz Regional Library


Programming is sponsored by
Lake Agassiz Regional Library and
supported in part with money
from the Minnesota
Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.

Free Entertainment, Uniquely Minnesotan! 


The Beat Goes On,
So On with the

Nancy Carlson,
Minnesota Children's Author    
Nancy Carlson
A program for all ages! Learn how to tap into your creative and imaginative side to write phenomenal children's books with Nancy Carlson. Carlson has written and illustrated over 60 children's books! 

Tuesday, December 4
10:00a.m. - Moorhead Library
1:00 p.m. -  Barnesville Library
6:30 p.m. - Detroit Lakes Library  


Wednesday, December 5
10:30 a.m. - Bagley Library
1:00 p.m. - Fosston Library
6:30 p.m. - Fertile Library


Thursday, December 6
9:00 a.m. - Hawley Elementary School
(Open to the public!)
2:30 p.m. - Mahnomen Library
6:30 p.m. - McIntosh Library 

Dr. Verlyn Anderson,
Minnesota Historian 
Dr. Verlyn Anderson
Do you say "Uff da?" Do you eat lutefisk? If so, this program is for you! Dr. Verlyn Anderson, a retired college professor and library director, is an authority on Scandinavians in America. He'll share a fascinating presentation on Scandinavian immigration to our area.


Tuesday, December 11
10:30 a.m. - Detroit Lakes Library
2:00 p.m. -  Rothsay LINK Site
6:30 p.m. - Breckenridge Library


Wednesday, December 12
10:30 a.m. - Crookston Library
2:00 p.m. - Ada Library
6:30 p.m. - Shelly LINK Site


Thursday, December 13
10:30 a.m. - Hawley Library
2:30 p.m. - Ulen LINK Site
6:30 p.m. - Climax Library

New eBooks!  





New eAudiobooks! 


One Book, One Community Splash of Red Photo Contest Youth Winner is Abi Skinner from Detroit Lakes!

Abi Skinner
During the inaugural One Book, One Community read of Lois Lowry's The Giver in October, a Splash of Red Photo Contest was held.

The theme for the photo contest was "black and white with a splash of red."

There were winners chosen in two categories, youth and adult, and each winner received an Amazon Kindle eReader.

The youth category winner was Abi Skinner from Detroit Lakes with her photo entry, "Have You 'Red' It." Congratulations, Abi!

Abi's bio:

My name is Abi Skinner. I am thirteen and in eighth grade at Detroit Lakes Middle School. My interest in photography began a few years ago when I started using Instagram (an iPod app). I followed a few photographers and was immediately inspired by their work. I began doing photoshoots of my own using a Sony Cybershot DSC-H3. I would set the camera on a timer then quickly pose, hoping that I was actually in the frame. I would then edit the pictures to make me float, have a twin, or even have a different pose in a mirror I was looking in. Along with my photoshoots, I also take photos of nature with my macro setting on the camera. Those pictures seem to turn out more precise and detailed. As I grow older I would like to continue on with photography and learn more skills and tricks. Other than my photography hobby, I also enjoy cross-country running, dance, and reading.

Abi Skinner's "Have You 'Red' It?" Winning Submission

Teen Read Week Bookmark Contest Winners!


Thank you to all who participated in this year's Teen Read Bookmark Design Contest!   


Congratulations to the winners!   


1st Place: Austin S. from Gary (The Car) (Norman County East) 

2nd Place: Katriana M. from Detroit Lakes (Dark Like) (Holy Rosary) 

Honorable Mentions: Stefen H. from Perley and Emma C. from Detroit Lakes

Check out all of the entries on our Flickr page!

Each of the winner's designs were reproduced as bookmarks and shared throughout the region. Bookmarks will also be sent to each of of the winner's schools.
Coming January 2-February 28, 2013


Snuggle up with a few good books this winter and participate in our adult
winter reading program!

Finish four books, eBooks or Audiobooks for a chance to win "hot" prizes!

The more you read, the better your chances of winning!

Look for more information on this program at your LARL location in late December!
Lake Agassiz Regional Library

Lake Agassiz Regional Library

More information about LARL services and programs at

LARL serves the residents of Becker, Clay, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk and Wilkin counties, with branch libraries in Ada, Bagley, Barnesville, Breckenridge, Climax, Crookston, Detroit Lakes, Fertile, Fosston, Hawley, Mahnomen, McIntosh and Moorhead and LINK sites in Cormorant, Frazee, Gonvick, Halstad, Hendrum, Lake Park, Rothsay, Shelly, Twin Valley and Ulen.

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