Thursday, September 11, 2014

Let Them Make Soap at the Library

The following is the weekly library column that is published in the Dakota County Star.  We thank them for their support of the library.

Let Them Make Soap at the Library
Club 745.5 will hold a class on soap-making on Thursday September 18th at 6:30 p.m. and on Friday September 19th at 10:30 a.m.  Soap-making is one of the many do-it-yourself classes offered by Club 745.5.

The club gets its name from the Dewey Decimal number 745.5, which is the home of many great craft ideas in the library.  If you can’t make our soap-making class, visit the Dewey section of the library 745-750 to discover many great craft and do-it-yourself ideas.

Writer to Writer will meet on Saturday morning September 20th at 10:00 a.m.  The monthly meeting will spend the first hour of each month’s meeting, with a talk by an accomplished writer on the craft and business of writing.  The second hour will be dedicated to reading and discussing what the group members are currently writing. 

Come for one hour, stay for both hours. 

Tangled Yarns:  is a group who come together each Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. to learn from each other how to complete that piece of knitting, crocheting, or other needlework.  Join us as we learn together. 

Banned Books Week September 21-27 is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read.  We are having our Banned Books Week read-a-thon this year.  If you would like to sign-up to read, contact one of our librarians for details.

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month:  The start of school is a good reason to get your child a library card.  Children five and older can get a library card, if their parents come in with a picture identification and piece of mail with their name and current address.  Cards are free to all Dakota County residents.  It costs $35 per year for nonresident library card.
Friday September 19th is Speak Like a Pirate Day.  This is a great day to stop by and try our Mango Languages program.  Stop by say aye and have fun learning how to speak like a pirate, or begin learning a new language.
Hispanic heritage Month, September 15th to October 15th: Celebrate the contribution of Hispanics to our culture during this month.  Ask one of the librarians for one of our books from Hispanic authors, or biographies of important members of the Hispanic community. 
Celebrate Nebraska Archaeology MonthSeptember has been named Celebrate Nebraska Archaeology Month   Celebrate Nebraska Archaeology is a month-long exploration of Nebraska’s archaeological past.   Ask a librarian about our collection of works related to archaeology. 
Constitution Day September 17th, 2014:  Take time to consider the freedoms that we have in the United States on this anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution of the United States.  
Reading Craft Books:  As a hat tip to our craft theme this week, we recommend these books on various crafts from the library.
Kids Make Christmas:  Over 40 Kids’ Craft Projects for Christmas by Pia Deges 745.59 DEG.
Fairy Christmas Crafts:  Enchanting Fairies & Felt Friends from Simple Supplies:  28+ Projects to Create and Share by Lenka Vodicka-Paredes and Asia Curry 746 VOD Make magical fairies, scary zombies, and cute gnomes with simple supplies and sewing skills• Learn easy crafting skills like hand sewing, finger knitting, sewing buttons and sequins, and using patterns• Have a fairy-crafting party! Projects are perfect for birthday parties, play dates, and afternoon playtime Welcome to Fairyland! Inside this book, you’ll find more than 28 projects that’ll make the most of your imagination. Whether you want to make flower fairies, zombie sprites or forest gnomes, there’s something in here to get you started! You can even craft a treasure pocket to hide all your creations in. Best of all, you’ll learn new sewing skills that you can show off to your pals! - From the catalog record
Merry Christmas Sweaters to Knit by Sue Stratford 746.43 STR

Have a great week and happy reading!  

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