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Phase III Complete

Posted September 05, 2012 in Adel, Community Featured

Following a six-year wait, the Adel Public Library Board and Staff are happy to announce the completion of Phase III of the library.

The Library Foundation is excited to share the new space with everyone, so a special event is being planned in order that everyone may see and enjoy the entire library.

A Miniature Golf @ Your Library fundraiser is planned for Friday, Sept. 21 from 5 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children and adults will have fun golfing throughout the library. The cost is $5 for children age 11 years through adult for one round of golf and $3 for children 10 and younger. The library will be closed for all other transactions on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The miniature golf event is an Adel Library Foundation fundraiser and, proceeds will be used to purchase additional furnishings for the second floor.

Social Security workshop
A workshop entitled “Social Security Timing – Helping Married Couples File for Maximum Lifetime Benefits” will be held at the library on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. The workshop will be presented by Stephen W. Connolly Sr., CFP of the Retirement Planning Center.

The free workshop is for married couples to check to see if they have properly filed for Social Security or for those who will be filing in the near future. Improper filing can cost thousands of dollars over a lifetime, and this one hour presentation may mean a great deal of savings for those who attend.
New book club

A new book club has been added to the mix at your library. Movie/Book Club will be held for the first time on Monday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to participate may pick up a copy of “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen prior to the book discussion. The group will then watch the movie on Monday, Nov. 5.

Other book clubs are as follows:
• Brown Bag Book Club, second Thursday of each month at noon. September selection: “Manhunt” by James L. Swanson.
• Evening Book Club, last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. September selection: “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer.
Scrapbookers will meet on Friday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. Bring a project to work on and a snack to share. New members are always welcome.

Children’s activities
Children’s activities are up and running for fall. Preschool activities will begin the week of Sept. 10. Story Time for ages 3 – 5 will meet on Mondays, Toddler Time for children 3 and younger will be held on Tuesdays and Music Time for all preschoolers will meet on Thursdays. Each class will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St. • 993-3512
Hours: Mon. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tues. – Thur. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat.: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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