Adults & Kids: Summer Reading Program will hold Grand Finale Picnic at the Park, August 4, 5:00-7:00 pm.
Wear your Library T-shirt, and come to the North Shelter House of the City Park for picnic and games on August 4th from 5-7:00 pm. There will be food! There will be fun! There will be an inflatable for lots of jumping, plus a lot of other games to play. Please do give us your RSVP if you plan to attend. We need to know how many hot dogs to buy. Adults, kids, teens … if you have participated in the reading games this summer, we hope to see you and your family at the City Park.
Summer-time thanks to our generous sponsors and volunteers
Friends of the Library and Union State Bank are the two sponsors of the Library’s Summer Reading Program. The Bank provided our T-Shirts and an ice cream party. The Friends provided grants for supplies and incentives and books. We sincerely thank you both for your generous contributions. Winterset is a great place to live because of your organizations and your dedicated people!
Two Book Discussion Groups
The Library is now the site of two Book Discussion Groups. The new Tuesday morning group meets on the first Tuesday each month at 10:00 am. Joan Loftus is the facilitator. Plan to attend on August 5 at 10:00 am – you will have a chance to talk about whatever book you are currently reading, and hear others tell about what they are reading. The Evening Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday evening at 7:00 pm. On August 22 at 7:00 pm, this group will be led by Debbie Shafer in a discussion of “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Cost Trail.” Please join one or both discussion groups in the Library Meeting Room. They are free and open to the public – all are welcome to attend!
Frederick Blanch, author of “Last Words: Frederick’s Bionary” to be in Winterset Aug. 29
Mr. Blanch is known as the Mark Twain of Non-Fiction, and he will take us on a humorous reminiscence of his life and our lives of days gone by. His reviewer, David Fingerman, says Mr. Blanch is a Dave Barry mixed together with a good bit of Will Rogers. Sounds like a recipe for a great presentation. Please join us at the Library at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 29, for his presentation. This program is provided by Friends of the Library, and it is free and open to the public.
Resource of the Week — WILBOR downloadable eBooks & AudioBooks
Does the Library provide free eBooks to download onto my Kindle, Nook, other devices? Yes, indeedy me! Go to the Library website at www.winterset.lib.ia.us <http://www.winterset.lib.ia.us> . Select WILBOR on the left side of the screen. Select Winterset as your library, and login with your library card number. Please call the Library with any questions. Free is good!!!
Friends of the Library to have a Used Book Sale, September 5-7.
The upcoming Book Sale will be held September 5-7. Donations will be accepted on September 3 and 4. Your contributions may be gently used books, puzzles, music on CD, and movies on DVD. If you have an idea for a silent auction item, please talk to us. There will be no monthly Friends meeting on August 8.
Art Classes to be taught by Robin Paul from Madhaus Gallery.
The Library is very excited to bring Winterset artist Robin Paul to teach four techniques this fall in the Library Meeting Room. Please call the Library to register for the following classes. You can pick various classes or register for all four.
· Oct 19, 10-12:00. Enameling on Copper. Learn to torch-fire glass enamels on copper to make a pair of “poppy” earrings or a simple pendant. Class & supply fee $45.
· Oct 26, 10-12:00. Encaustic Painting. Learn to create art pieces with encaustic paints using wax, resin, and oil pigments to create two different styles of encaustic paintings. Class & supply fee $45.
· Nov 2, 10-12:00. Marbling on Paper. Students learn to use paints suspended on the surface of water to create marbled papers to use in scrap booking, gift wrap, book making, etc. Can also be done with fabric. Class & supply fee $45.
· Nov. 9, 10-12:00. Felting. Learn about basic felting techniques, wet felting and needle felting, and then create at least two different projects including felted beads, balls, and one flat decorative piece. Class & supply fee $40.