November’s a good time to find a cozy place to cuddle up and read. Try one of the big, comfy chairs next to your Waukee Public Library’s fireplace.
November holiday schedule
The library will be closed for Veteran’s Day, Sunday and Monday, Nov. 10 and 11.
It will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving, then open regular hours Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
Author reading and book signing
On Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m., local author Miyoko Hikiji will share excerpts and talk about her book, “All I Could Be,” a memoir about attending a one room school during World War II. Books will be available for purchase.
Third Tuesday of each month.
On Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. join us for a discussion of “Where Did All the Cowboys Go?” Light refreshments served. Books are available at the desk.
Movie screening: “Green Fire”
“Green Fire”highlights environmentalist Aldo Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land. Sponsored by the Raccoon River Watershed Association. Thursday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.
We need your historical photos
The library will soon be digitizing historical photos as part of a grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa. If you have photos of Waukee you are willing to share, please call or stop by the library. Photos will be returned.
Sixth Annual Festival of Trees
Waukee Public Library Foundation is hosting the sixth annual Festival of Trees as a fundraiser to purchase library books. Seven-foot and 4.5-foot pre-lit trees and two-foot pre-lit wreaths are available for individuals and businesses to purchase and decorate in the theme of your choice. Stop by the library, or visit the library’s website, for a participation form. Entries are due by Nov. 7. The Festival will begin with tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Many thanks to everyone who bought, donated or volunteered at the Friends Book Sale. If you missed the sale or need more previously-loved books and magazines, please remember the Friends Book Nook, located in the entrance corridor of the library.
Waukee Public Library
950 Warrior Lane
Hours: Mon – Thur.: 9:30-8:30;
Sunday: 1-4 p.m. (Resumes Sept. 8)