Geneologist, Internet safety, photo contest coming up.

Genealogy with Rick Crume Sept. 24

Get your genealogy on!

Online genealogists of all abilities are encouraged to come and learn as Rick shares "The Beginners Guide to Online Genealogy" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 at Crookston Library.

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

Join us to celebrate the many talents of our fellow Minnesotans through art, literature, and music this fall. 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 pick up a Fall 2012 'The Beat Goes On' Booklet at any Lake Agassiz Regional Library branch library or LINK Site.

Personal and Internet Safety Seminar Sept. 25

Officers from the Crookston Police Department will teach you how to keep yourself and your children safe online, in your home and in your community on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. in Crookston Library.

Inaugural One Book, One Community Project

In partnership, the Fargo Public Library, Lake Agassiz Regional Library and West Fargo Public Library are launching an inaugural One Book One Community project in October. Join with the entire community in reading The Giver by Lois Lowry, and participating in a book discussion, a 'Splash of Red' photo contest and more.

"In a utopian community where there are no choices–where everyone has his or her place in the world assigned according to gifts and interests–the time has come for 12-year-old Jonas to become the new Receiver of Memory. He will be the one to bear the collective memories of a society that lives only in the present, where "Sameness " is the rule. But Jonas soon recognizes the losses and discovers the lie that supports his community. He decides he will change his world–but he cannot predict how that change will come about, or what that change will mean for himself and the "newchild" Gabriel, whom he has resolved to protect." –Random House

Request a free copy of The Giver from your local library or LINK Site anytime. For more information about the One Book, One Community event, visit

Photo contest

The One Book, One Community project will also host a photo contest from Oct. 1 – 25 with the theme black and white photographs with a splash of red. Entrants must submit photographs digitally – you can bring your photo on a disc (disc will not be returned) to a participating library or email your photo as an attachment to

All entries must include the following information: name, category (youth or adult), title and description.

Rules: One entry per person. Photographs must be the original work of the entrant. Entrants must fill out the entry form to hand in with their photograph. Entrants will choose a category on the submission form (Youth – through 18 years of age, and Adult – 18 and older). All submissions will appear on the FM Area One Book Flicker page and may also appear in print form in participating libraries.

Judges: Judging for both categories will be conducted by Raul Gomez, Wayne Gudmundson, and John Lamb.

Prizes: Winners from each category will receive a new Barnes & Noble Nook. Winners will also be featured in an editorial in the High Plains Reader.

"The idea is that the city that opens the same book closes it in greater harmony."
–Mary McGrory, The Washington Post, March 17, 2002

All events are free to the public. More information about LARL services and programs can be found 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.