“Most Haunted Places in Iowa,” presentation by Chad Lewis, Jan. 18, 10:00 am
Remember The Creature from Van Meter? Well the author, Chad Lewis, will be here on Jan. 18, to tell us about the most haunted places in our great state. Put it on your calendar! This program is sponsored by Friends of the Library, and is free and open to the public.
“Soup’s On!” – new series on Cooking with Annie, Jan. 25, 10:00 am.
Librarian and gourmet cook, Annie Nau, will demonstrate some great recipes, and she is starting the series with the delicious and nutritious topic of soup.
Used Book Sale at the Library on Feb. 1, by Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library is organizing a used book sale that will consist primarily of books that are being “culled” or “weeded” from the Library’s collections. The sale will be held on Saturday, Feb. first, from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. Stay tuned for further information, such as special items to be sold by silent auction.
The Monuments Men, rescheduled to Feb. 4, 8:00 pm
Nancy Trask will present a program about the Monuments Men, and especially George Stout, our local Winterset boy who played a leading part in this important and heroic mission of World War II. This is a program of the Madison County Genealogical Society. The Genealogy business meeting will start at 7:00 pm, and the Monuments Men program will start at 8:00 pm. Both are free and open to the public.
“Give a Guy a Break” with Maureen Korte, Feb. 15, 10:00 am
Join us on Feb 15 at 10:00 am for a touching and hilarious Valentine’s Day program by storyteller and actress Maureen Korte — guaranteed to warm your heart! This program will be fun for adults, and also school-kids from 10 and up. It will be held in the Library Meeting Room, and is free and open to the public.
If you enjoy writing, come to the Writers Workshop on the first Thursday each month at 7:00 pm. Heather Clark is the facilitator, and she holds degrees from Drake University in creative writing and drama. Bring your writings to share, and give helpful comments about the writings of other participants.
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 Morning Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday each month at 10:00 am. Plan to attend on Feb. 6 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. Please join us as Rebecca Bock leads the discussion of “War Brides,” by Lois Battle, Jan. 23 at 7:00 pm.
Resource of the Week – P4A Antiques Reference
Madison County Antique Association recently donated a database resource to the Library. Now you can look up your antiques, and find out the price they brought at recent auctions. The P4A Antiques Reference database can be found on the Library computers – just click on the icon, and you will be directly connected to the database. From home, go the Library web-site at www.winterset.lib.ia.us, click on RESEARCH, click on the name of the database, and finally enter your library card number. Have fun researching your antiques!