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Library News, August 5

Posted August 05, 2013 in Community Web Exclusives, Winterset

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 volunteers, supplies 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!  Special thanks to Breedings Hardware for setting up the bouncy castle.  A fun time was had by all.

Two Book Discussion Groups
The Library is now the site of two Book Discussion Groups.  Please join one or both discussion groups in the Library Meeting Room.  They are free and open to the public – all are welcome!
·         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 Coast Trail.”

·         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 September 3 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.

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 – just the recipe for a great presentation.  Please join us at the Library at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 29, to hear from Mr. Blanch.  This program is provided by Friends of the Library, and it is free and open to the public.

Friends of the Library to offer 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.  We are planning to hold a silent auction for 4 antique wooden library chairs made from bent-wood.  They are definitely part of Winterset history!  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.

TumbleBooks – for your kids from your home computer
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.  The collection also includes chapter books for kids up through 6th grade, as well as puzzles, games, and videos.  On the Library web-page, select the Children’s tab, select Tumblebooks from the list on the left, login as wintersetpl, password is libra.  And let the fun begin!

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