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Library News, Oct 28

Posted October 28, 2013 in Community Web Exclusives, Winterset

Just a quick note about Reading to Rover

Heartfelt thanks from the Library to Kiowa and his owner/trainer, educator Kari Davis, for providing several years of the Reading to Rover program.  Many young students benefited from their reading sessions to Kiowa, and from their contact with this grand gentleman of a Golden Retriever.  Kiowa has retired from his Library duties, and we wish him lots of good naps, toys, treats, and playtimes during his retirement.

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 one class or register for both.
·         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.

Library Lights annual Christmas tree auction, Nov. 21-23
Time to prepare for “Library Lights,” the annual Christmas tree auction conducted as a Library fund-raiser by Friends of the Library.   With Library Lights set to run from Nov. 20-23, it’s time to start your decorating project!  Library Lights will accept donations of trees (no size limit), wreaths, centerpieces/table settings, stockings, swags, and other wall art.  Set-up for Library Lights will be Nov. 20, noon-8:00.  Viewing and bidding will be Nov. 21, noon-8 pm, Nov. 22, 10 am-5 pm, and Nov. 23, 10 am-2 pm — at 2 pm, bidding will come to a close, and winners will pick up their purchases.

Teens with Tonja, Nov. 2, 2:30-4:00
Calling all teens – all are invited!  On Nov. 2, Tonja and the teens will work on Christmas ornaments for the Library Lights Christmas tree auction.  This program always involves a snack, too — Life is good!

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 Tuesday Morning Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday each month at 10:00 am.  Plan to attend on Nov. 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.  Rebecca Bock will lead the discussion of Gabrielle Hamilton’s “Blood, Bones, and Butter: The inadvertent education of reluctant chef” on Nov. 21 at 7:00 pm.

Writer’s Workshop, Nov. 7, 7:00 pm
The Writer’s Workshop, with leader Heather Clark, is held on the first Thursday each month.  Bring some of your writing to share, and you will get to hear from other authors as well.  It’s a great opportunity for those who are putting out some new stories for publication or just for your own amusement.

Wood-Carving Displayed by Jim McFarland
Jim McFarland is displaying one of his Caterpillar tractors at the Library for the months of October & November.  It is a replica of a 3T7 Caterpillar which was manufactured in the 1930’s through the 1950’s.  This is the 59th Caterpillar replica Jim has hand-crafted, and it is the one that he presented to Dick and Fonda Bass in 2011.  It is made primarily of Iowa walnut wood, which is one of his favorite materials for carving, and it is made of 500 pieces.  Moving parts include the levers, the tracks, and the blade.  Jim started wood-working in the 1970’s, and he is currently working on Caterpillars #60 and #61.  #59 is a beautiful piece, so head over to the Library and take a look!

Resource of the Week – WILBOR downloadable eBooks & AudioBooks
Does the Library provide free eBooks to download onto my Kindle, Nook, iPad, other devices?  Yes, indeedy me!  Go to the Library website at  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!!!

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, 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.

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