August tends to be a transitional month at the library.
We are catching our breath after the busyness of our summer reading programs and preparing for the start of the school year. We had fun this summer, as always, with the programs and prizes that we offer to encourage reading and library use. Thank you to all who participated and to the Friends of the Library for financially supporting these programs.
Hopefully, you are enjoying the end of your summer and looking forward to whatever the fall has in store for you. We hope to see you at the library whether you come in to check out materials, use the free Wi-Fi, attend a program, read a newspaper, or just spend some time in our beautiful building.
Movies: Our August movie is “42” (PG-13) starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, we will show “Silver Linings Playbook” followed by a discussion led by a recovery specialist. Popcorn and drinks provided.
Stitch ‘n Chat: Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18 at 2 pm.
Book Discussion: Our August book is “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, Tuesday, Aug. 27 at noon. We will be discussing “The Year We Left Home” by Jean Thompson on Tuesday, Sept. 24. (This is the All Iowa Reads title for 2013.) Books are available at the Checkout Desk. Everyone welcome.
Teen Café: Starting this school year, we are offering a new afterschool program for teens (grades six – 12). Our meeting room will be open two or three afternoons a week from 3:15 – 5:30. A staff member will be present and teens will be welcome to socialize, study and participate in activities. Stay tuned for more information.
McMurray Hatchery Presentation: Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Join us in the library meeting room for this informative and entertaining presentation.
Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 10, 10:05 – 10:35 a.m. (Ages 3-5 years)
Science Club: Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 10, 4 -5 p.m. (Second – fifth grade)
Crafty Readers: Thursdays, beginning Sept. 19, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (preK – first grade)
Toddler Time: First Wednesday of the month, beginning Sept. 4, 10:15 – 10:45 a;m. (2-3 years, with adult, siblings welcome.)
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Mon. – Thur.: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.