Teens with Tonja, Feb. 1, 2:30-4:00
The teens have it made – On Feb. 1, they will not only chow down on Supreme Nachos and do a glass etching project, we know there will be a lot of chatting going on.
Used Book Sale at the Library, by Friends of the Library, Feb. 1, 8:30-3:00
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. There will be a lot of nonfiction to browse, and some good fiction titles as well. The sale will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. (Inclement weather date will be Sunday, Feb. 2)
Happy Valentine’s Day: Free Library cards through the month of February
The Library is “showing the love” during the month of February by offering free Library cards to replace your old broken-down card — Just ask at the front desk!
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.
“Draw Your Weapons: Civil War Cartoons”, Saturday, Feb. 8, 10:00 am
Professor, Maura Lyons, from Drake University showcases American Civil War editorial cartoons that appeared in Harper’s Weekly magazine. These illustrations show a decidedly Union slant of then-current social and political situations. Difficult topics such as military leadership, war profiteering, England’s possible entry into the war, status of slaves, and difficulties of life at the front and at home were amazingly distilled into a single illustration and caption, as cartoons have done throughout time. Co-sponsored by Madison County Civil War 150 and the Library, this program is 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. It’s guaranteed to warm your heart! This program will be fun for adults, and also school-kids from 10 and up. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, the program will be held in the Library Meeting Room, and it is free and open to the public.
Join “The Big Library Read,” from Feb.17 – Mar. 5
Download an eBook from the Library’s WILBOR/Overdrive service, and join millions of people around the world reading the same book! The selected book is by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp: “Keys to the Kitchen: The Essential Reference for Becoming a More Accomplished, Adventurous Cook.” The book is free to download and read on all major computers and devices; there are no late fees; and it is available simultaneously around the world without waitlists or holds. Happy Valentine’s Day from the Winterset Library!
Cooking with Annie, Feb. 22, 10:00 am.
Librarian and enthusiastic cook, Annie Nau, will continue the cooking series, demonstrating some great recipes on Feb. 22. Stay tuned for further information about the menu of the month. The program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please call the Library to register for the program.
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 has 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.
Toddlers, 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!
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! What’s not to like about that?
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK: TeachingBooks.Net
TeachingBooks.net is an online collection of ready-to-use multimedia materials about children’s and young adult books, authors, and illustrators. Connect your young readers with the authors to reinforce their interest in reading. This resource is provided by AEA and the State of Iowa. To use TeachingBooks.net on your computer, call the Library for the password.