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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
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Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
Larry E. Thielmann
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Leadership program graduates 25
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
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Douglas County Library
April 5, 2017
Goldilocks was just right at Edible Book Festival
The phrase "eating one's words" took on new meaning at the Edible Book Festival in Alexandria Saturday. A contest asked book readers to come...
April 5, 2017 - 10:27am
March 22, 2017
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
It's hard to admit that I don't read as many books as I used to read. Granted, comparing my current reading performance with my childhood reading habits isn't quite the fair experiment. As a fourth grader, I read so many books the teachers had to create new prize levels in the annual...
March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
March 17, 2017
The Edible Book Festival is back
The Edible Book Festival is back for its second annual appearance on Saturday, April 1, at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. Open to all ages and skill levels, the Edible Book Festival features creations made by the public reflecting books, a specific title, scene, character...
March 17, 2017 - 10:00am
Broaden reading horizons at magazine discussion group
Do you enjoy reading non-fiction and discussing current events and topics? Would you like to broaden your horizons but don't have the time or interest to read an entire book? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, the Douglas County Library Magazine Article Discussion...
February 17, 2017 - 10:30am
Douglas County Library is host of many programs, activities
The children's area of the Douglas County Library is always a hopping place. Recently, the library hosted famed storybook character, Curious...
February 17, 2017 - 10:16am
February 15, 2017
Koo Koo Kanga Roo to perform family-friendly concert
The Douglas County Library will host music group Koo Koo Kanga Roo on Monday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Elementary gymnasium in Alexandria....
February 15, 2017 - 6:15pm
February 3, 2017
Library is offering additional eReader classes
Did you miss the January eReader classes at the Douglas County Library? Would you still like to know how to download free library books or audiobooks to your eReader, tablet or smartphone? You are in luck. The library will host two additional classes to show people how to download...
February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 6, 2017
Get creative at the library
Time to get those creative juices flowing through artistic outlets at the Douglas County Library. In 2017, the library is offering something new and several continuing events. Crafts for the Un-Crafty once a month, the Handicraft Support Group twice a month, Adult Coloring every Friday,...
January 6, 2017 - 11:00am
December 30, 2016
Learn how to download library materials at class
Do you have eReader or a tablet and would like to learn how to download free books from the Douglas County Library? The library will host three classes to show people how to download ebooks, magazines or audiobooks. Classes will be offered at the following times: Thursday, Jan. 5,...
December 30, 2016 - 8:00am
Catch up on winter reading in library program
The holidays are over, and winter has begun. What a great time to settle in for some escapist reading in a comfy chair in front of a roaring fire. As long as you are reading, or listening to audiobooks, why don't you also earn a chance to win a Kindle Fire tablet, local gift certificates...
December 30, 2016 - 8:00am
November 25, 2016
Get crafty at the library
Do you love the thought of making things to share with your family and friends but feel that you don't have a crafty, creative bone in your body? Then the library has a deal for you. A free class, Crafts for the Un-Crafty: Upcycling for the Holidays, will be held on Saturday, Dec....
November 25, 2016 - 9:18am
November 2, 2016
Bookshelves teem with many topics, genres
Often throughout each day, I step out of my office at the Douglas County Library and take a walk around the library. This gives me the opportunity to make sure that things are running smoothly. I look for people who may need directions or suggestions. I also look to make sure that...
November 2, 2016 - 10:00am
October 21, 2016
Douglas County Library Board members needed
The Douglas County Library Board is in need of two new members. The governing body of the library is composed of seven members who are appointed by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners from recommendations submitted by the current library board.
October 21, 2016 - 8:00am
October 14, 2016
In a literary world: Douglas County Library to host first literary costume party
Imagine a room where Dr. Seuss, the Hungry Caterpillar and Mary Poppins wander around, play games, try new activities, and eat treats. The Douglas County Library will host its first Literary Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Large Meeting Room at the library from 1 to 2:30...
October 14, 2016 - 2:00am
September 7, 2016
Scribes Author Series begins at Douglas County Library
The Douglas County Library in Alexandria is providing the chance for people to hear from a budding author at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, in its large meeting room. Rena Olsen's first book, The Girl Before, was released in August to positive reviews, including in the Wall Street Journal....
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am