The Friends of the Waukee Public Library’s semi-annual Book and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Donations of gently-used books may be dropped off during regular open hours prior to the sale. Please do not donate books that are in poor condition, encyclopedias, or textbooks more than three years old — they do not sell.
Banned Books Week
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, with the theme “Thirty Years of Liberating Literature,” during the first week in October. What is a banned book? Simply, it’s a book that has been challenged or removed from library shelves. Intellectual freedom — the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular — provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. Celebrate your freedom to read this month by reading a banned book. A few suggestions: “To Kill a Mockingbird” “The Grapes of Wrath,” “The Hunger Games” and “Brave New World.”.
October children’s programs
There will be no children’s programs Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Lego Club. All ages are invited to stop by Waukee Public Library at 950 Warrior Lane and build fabulous creations with WPL’s Legos. Saturday, Oct. 20, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Babies & Books. For pre-walkers with a caregiver. Songs, books and rhymes. Mondays at 10 a.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose/Toddlertime. For toddlers up to 3 years with a caregiver. Songs, fingerplays and read-aloud stories, followed by playtime. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Playful Preschoolers. For children 3 to 6. Read-aloud stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a craft. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Tuesdays at 2 pm.
Pajama Time. For all ages. Bring your teddy and wear your jammies. Bedtime stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. Thursdays, 6:45 pm
October Adult Programs
Seniors Sharing Stories
Iowa author and educator Joe Millard will facilitate this program for seniors to share stories and memories. Feel free to bring pictures, music, or memorabilia to share. Monday, Oct. 1, 1:30 p.m.
950 Warrior Lane
Hours: M-Thur., 9:30-8:30;
Friday, 9:30-5:30; Sat., 9:30-3:30