Spring has sprung, and we have so many special events at the Adel Library this April. Information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events,and programs is always available on our website at www.adelpl.org, on our Facebook page or our Twitter page.
The library is excited to host its inaugural How-To Festival Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have multiple sessions where people learn how to do something new such as how to care for your pets, how to quilt, how to start a butterfly garden, how to record family history, how to do Dutch oven cooking, how to do yoga, and much more. We are sure to have something for everyone because we’ve had the good fortune to have more than 20 local people, groups and businesses signed up to teach a wide variety of mini sessions. A full list of classes is available at the main information desk or on our website at www.adelpl.org. During the festival the Teen Advisory Board will be on site selling drinks, while Brick Street Barbeque will be selling pulled pork sandwiches.
Friends Annual Luncheon
Our annual Friends of the Adel Public Library Luncheon is on Saturday, April 20 at noon. Lunch will be lasagna, salad, bread and dessert. This is a thank you luncheon for being a Friend, but anyone can sign up to become a Friend. Yearly dues are $5 and support all library programs while earning Friends first access to the annual book sale. Please call or stop by the library today to make your reservations as seating is limited.
Immediately following the luncheon the library is thrilled to host Emmy-nominated singer/songwriter ellen cherry, a full-time touring and working performer based in Baltimore, Md. In 2012, cherry released her newest and most intimate work yet, a piano-based album produced by Caleb Stine, entitled “Please Don’t Sell the Piano.” Throughout 2012, she was a Strathmore Artist-in-Residence and co-founded MOBTOWNmoon, a new collaborative project for Baltimore musicians. In 2010, she wrote, recorded and performed a song for an Emmy-nominated TV campaign and also composed the score for a shadow puppet piece entitled “Alonzo’s Lullaby,” which has been awarded the prestigious UNIMA Citation of Excellence. Cherry tours nationally and internationally, charming audiences from house concerts to festivals. She will perform at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 in the community room.
Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St. • 993-3512
Hours: Mon. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tues. – Thur. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat.: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.