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Posted January 12, 2015 in Community Blogs, Winterset


Library Board of Trustees, Jan. 14, 6:30 pm
The Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday evening, Jan. 14, at 6:30 pm in the Children’s Story Room.  In keeping with the Code of Iowa, these local government meetings are open to the public.  At this meeting, the Board will consider the proposed Library budget for FY16, July 2015-June 2016, and will decide whether to approve it for presentation to the City Council.

Book Discussion to be held at Middle School Library, Jan. 22, 7:00 pm
Because of the massive repairs going on at the Library, the Book Discussion Group will continue to meet at the Middle School Library until further notice.  The upcoming discussion on Jan. 22, will be “The Rosie Project,” by Graeme Simsion.  Here’s a book to restore your optimism about life and love.  Please join us at the Middle School Library for the book discussion.  It is free and open to the public.

Cooking with Annie – Jan.24, 10:00 am, at St. Paul Lutheran Church
This month, Annie will present “Stick to your Ribs.”  You will learn how to make barbecued ribs, roasted herbed potatoes, and a rustic dessert.  This program is free and open to the public.  Registration recommended by calling the Library at 462-1731.

Teens with Tonja, Feb. 7, 2:30-4:00
Tonja’s teen group meets on the first Saturday each month.  They are working with the stop-motion technique to create their movie entry for the nation-wide 2015 Teen Video Challenge.   Each meeting includes snacks, because even movie-makers get very hungry on Saturdays!  It’s fun, and it’s creative.  Please do join Tonja and a great group of new friends on Feb. 7.  It is free and open to teens and tweens.

Save the Date for Toddler Fest, April 11, 10 am – 12:00 noon, Elementary School Gym
Calling all pre-schoolers … Put Toddler Fest on your calendar!!!  Toddler Fest is a fun time for you and your family.  There will be a whole gymnasium full of games for the children, and lots of helpful information about community services for this important age-group.  The festival is cosponsored by 4RKids, the Winterset Library, and Friends of the Library.  Toddler Fest is free and open to preschoolers and their families.

ZINIO:  Downloadable Magazines
Just look on the left side of our homepage, <> , and you will find ZINIO.  The magazines can be downloaded to your eReaders, laptops, and other portable devices.  Browse and read articles from top news, entertainment, lifestyle and travel magazines, such as National Geographic, Us, Newsweek, Seventeen, and Cosmopolitan.  Zinio magazine issues now show up on your Wednesday WOWbrary email as part of the announcement of new items cataloged in the Library each week.

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.  Reading is recognized as contributing to the health and well-being of every child, and pediatricians are recommending reading for their little patients.  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.

Library Repairs – Thank you for your understanding during our messy building repairs
Hurray!  We are using the Main Entrance Door for public entrance.  During the construction project, we continue to be open as much as possible during our usual hours.  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.  The back parking lot is blocked & that book return is closed and locked.  Remember, there’s a book return in the lobby accessible from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday & Saturday.

“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth.
What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper
unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you,
comfort and quiet or excite you.

Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave.
They show us what community and friends mean;
they show us how to live and die.”

~ Anne Lamott


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