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Posted January 26, 2015 in Community Web Exclusives, Winterset

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.

Civil War 150 Program Series:  Company E of the US 60th Colored Infantry Regiment, Madison County Historical Complex, February 14, 2015, 10:00 am

Please join Doug Jones from the Iowa Freedom Trail Project of the State Historical Society and Sharon Avery, archivist at the State Historical Society, at their program about the members of Company E of the US 60th Colored infantry (1st Iowa Infantry (African Descent)).  Many of the members of this company were former slaves in Northwest Missouri who arrived in Iowa as Freedom Seekers during the Civil War and enlisted in Company E when the call came out for volunteers to form the 1st Iowa Infantry (African Descent) that was organized in 1864.  The presentation will explore the lives of several members of Company E including their lives as slaves, their families, Underground Railroad history, military history, and their lives after the Civil War.  Some members of Company E and their families returned to live in various places in Iowa, while others returned to Northwestern Missouri to be with family living there.  The event is cosponsored by the Madison County Civil War 150 Committee and the Friends of the Winterset Public Library, and it is free and open to the public.

Cooking with Annie, Feb. 28, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 10:00 am
Annie Nau, our resident chef, will present “Souped-up Soup Mixes” at her February session. Cooking with Annie is temporarily meeting at St. Paul Lutheran Church during the Library’s repair project. Registration is recommended by calling the Library at 462-1731.

Book Discussion to be held at Middle School Library, Feb. 26, 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 Feb. 26, will be “My Name is Mary Sutter,” by Robin Oliviera.  This is the book selected by the Iowa Center for the Book as the All-Iowa-Reads book for 2015.  It is a historical novel about the struggles of a young woman to become a doctor during the Civil War.  You will find Mary Sutter to be an unforgettable heroine who overcomes all the odds against her.  Please join us at the Middle School Library for the book discussion.  It is free and open to the public.

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
The upside is that we are using the Main Entrance Door for public entrance.  The downside is that the Children’s area is closed this week.  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.

Quote of the Week
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
~Maya Angelou

Nancy Trask, Director
Winterset Public Library
123 N 2nd St
Winterset IA 50273

The world needs books. They fuel our mind like cars and gas.
The world would be black and white without books.
The world would be blank without books.

  ~Madison Reid, 3rd grade, Cleveland OH

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