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Library News, Oct 27

Posted October 27, 2014 in Community Web Exclusives, Winterset

Halloween at the Library
Kids, be sure to stop at the Library during the downtown Trick or Treat on October 30, from 3:30-5:00.  We have treats!  We always love to see the costumes, and hope you have some funny new jokes to tell us.

Teens with Tonja, Nov. 1, 2:30-4:00, at the Library
Our teen group will meet with Tonja on Nov. 1 to continue their project of making a video.  Can you believe it – Winterset teens like to eat! – so of course, snacks will be provided.

Writer’s Workshop, Nov 6, 7:00 pm, at the Library
Winterset is lucky to have so many talented resource people.  Heather Clark is one of those people!  Heather holds the Writer’s Workshop on the first Thursday each month.  Be sure to bring your own writings to share, and be ready to offer your constructive comments as others share their writings.

“Victorian Mourning Traditions” will be presented by Colleen Peterson, Nov. 8, 10:00 am
Colleen Peterson puts her whole self into her programs, and we will all be the beneficiaries of her knowledge about the historical period of the Civil War.  “Victorian Mourning Traditions” will be held in Zion Church at the Madison County Historical Complex.  This program is co-sponsored by Friends of the Library and the Madison County Civil War 150 Committee.  It is free and open to the public, so please do join us to learn some new information about our U.S. history.

Friends of the Library to meet on Nov. 13, 6:30 pm, at the Library
Friends of the Library will hold their regular monthly meeting on Nov. 13.  We will be working on the final details of the “Library Lights” program, and also the Friends reception “Sparkle & Snap.”  Please do join us and find out the various ways that Friends serves the community by supporting the Winterset Public Library.

Library Board of Trustees to meet on Nov. 19, 6:30 pm, at the Library
The Trustees will hold their regular meeting on Nov. 19.  This is one of many places where local government can be seen in action.  The meeting is open to the public, in keeping with the Code of Iowa regarding open meetings.  Join us there if you are interested in the workings and oversight of the public library.

“Library Lights” will shine again, November 20-22, at Zion Church (Museum Complex)
It’s time for the city-wide Holiday Hop, and that means it is also time for “Library Lights.”  This Library event is for the whole community, and is a great time to stock up on unique hand-crafted decorations for Christmas, including such items as wreaths, swags, stockings, and decorated trees.  “Library Lights” takes the format of a silent auction.  The set-up will be held on Nov. 19, noon-7:00.  Silent auction will be held on Nov. 20, noon-7:00; Nov. 21, noon-5:00; Nov. 22, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm with your items to be removed by 3:00 pm.  Proceeds of “Library Lights” goes to benefit Friends of the Library, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization wholly dedicated to support of the Winterset Public Library.

Book Discussion Group, at the Library, Nov. 20, 7:00 pm
“The Aviator’s Wife,” by Melanie Benjamin, has been selected for discussion on Nov. 20, and Rebecca Bock will lead the discussion.  The book is historical fiction at its best, portraying the lives of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and her husband Charles Lindbergh, and their very complicated marriage with all its highs and lows.

Cooking with Annie, Nov. 22, 10:00 am, Library
Annie will feature several recipes using those famous holiday dinner leftovers!  Registration is recommended by calling the Library at 462-1731.

Introducing ZINIO’s Downloadable Magazines
The Library is pleased to announce that we have entered a consortium with other public libraries in central Iowa to provide 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.

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
We are now using the Meeting Room Door for public entrance.  We intend for the Library to be open as much as possible, during our usual hours.  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.  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.  And also good to remember … we are being very lenient on fines during this time when the Library is less accessible, although of course we always appreciate it if you can get your materials returned on time.

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