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Library News, August 19

Posted August 20, 2013 in Community Web Exclusives, Winterset

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.

Preschool and Toddler Story-Times
Toddlers, ages 0-2, bring your parents to the Library for Toddler Tuesday, held year-round on Tuesdays, from 10:30 to approximately 11:00 am.  Parents or care-givers are required to attend along with their toddlers.  Preschool children, ages 3 and up, are always welcome at Story Time, held year-round on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:00 am.  Our children’s librarian, Ann Newbury (sometimes known as Mrs. Blueberry), makes it fun and interesting, while kids meet new friends and learn to participate in a group setting.  It is a great way to prepare for kindergarten.  No registration is required, and the programs are free and open to the public.

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 Tuesday Morning Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday each month at 10:00 am.  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.

Friends of the Library offers 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 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.

Resource of the Week – Learning Express Library
Brushing up on your math or language skills?  Learning new software skills?  This is the place to find resources for all levels from 4th grade through adult.  Go to the Library web-page,, and select Learning Express Library from the menu on the left.  Log in with your Winterset library card number.  Then create your own account following the instructions on the page.  The 13 Learning Centers offer practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, diagnostics, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want – at school, at work, and in life!  There are entire Learning Centers dedicated to helping you get the job that’s right for you, brushing up on your math and statistical skills, learning new software skills such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and others).  Please call the Library with any questions.

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