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Library News, May 27

Posted May 27, 2014 in Community Web Exclusives, Winterset

Jester Puppets present “Weird Science,” May 31, 10:30, AT THE LIBRARY
Summer Reading Program begins on May 31, with a “Weird Science” performance of the Jester Puppets.  We are happy to report that our construction schedule allows this program to be held at the Winterset Public Library.  The science-based theme for the Summer Reading Program is “Fizz, Boom, Read!”   There will be fun activities for all ages throughout the summer, including a big party at the City Park at the end of the program.  As always, the Summer Reading Programs are free and open to the public.

Dan Wardell from IPTV will be at the Winterset Library on June 6
Dan once again brings his Reading Road Trip to Winterset.  He will delight anyone who loves a good story, and as always with Dan, the sky is the limit!  Last time he was in Winterset, he had us all believing that we took a trip to outer space!  He will spin his yarns for us at 1:30 and 2:30.  Please register for the 1:30 or the 2:30 session by calling the Library at 515-462-1731.  All ages are invited, and the program is free.

Cooking with Annie presents “Just Desserts,” May 31, 10:00 am, Library Meeting Room
Annie will be demonstrating the preparation of Tres Leches Cake, Cookie Pie, and Dark Chocolate Cheesecake at this session.  Bring your sweet-tooth.  Please call the Library at 462-1731 to register for this program, which is free and open to the public.

Book Discussion Group, June 26, 7:00 pm
The Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday evening each month.  In June, the book for discussion will be “The Monuments Men,” by Robert Edsel.  The book is near and dear to the hearts of Winterset citizens, because it reminded us of the military service of Winterset’s own George Stout, who developed the science of art preservation and gave of his expertise to help reclaim masses of artworks in both the European and Pacific Theaters during WWII.  Join us on June 26 at 7:00 pm for the discussion, which will be led by Debbie Shafer.  It is free and open to the public, and all are welcome.

Children’s Story-Times
Toddlers, we know you are busy, but don’t forget to bring your parents to Toddler Tuesdays for ages 0-2 on Tuesdays at 10:30 am.  For preschoolers ages 3 and up, Library Story-Times are on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30.  The Library loves to see these little ones who are learning so rapidly in every setting.  At the Library, besides meeting new friends, they are also learning to love good stories, and how to pay attention in a group setting — good preparation for Kindergarten!  Parents, due to our upcoming construction project, please call the Library on the morning of our story-times to make sure that we will be holding the program.

Community Coffee – all are invited
A community coffee is held every Friday morning 9-10:00 am.  Please plan to come to the Library Meeting Room on Friday mornings for lots of chat and a good cup of hot coffee or decaf.  If you’ve heard the rumor that the coffee is free, it’s true!

“Music through the ages” is on display at the Library, in honor of National Music Week
Winterset Music Club presents a display of instruments, sheet music, and other musical items through the month of May.  Several instruments date from the Civil War years.  Don’t miss it!  It’s a trip down memory lane.  All are welcome to view this beautiful display.  Our thanks to the members of the Winterset Music Club!

Preparation for Library Repairs, mid-June
We intend for the Library to be open as usual, as much as possible, during the substantial repair project that will begin mid-June.  We will have our usual Summer Reading Program for all ages.  As the construction work becomes obvious, watch for signage on the sidewalks to guide you into the Library.  For the most current information, please watch the Madisonian, the Library web-site, and “friend” the Winterset Public Library on Facebook.  And please do use the phone to find out if we are open.

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