Wednesday, December 23, 2015

End 2015 Strong at the Library

End 2015 Strong at the Library
Cover to Cover book club meets on December 28th at 3:00 p.m.  They will discuss the book Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas.  

Write for Your Life meets on Monday December 28th at 6:30 p.m.  We will share our writing based on the writing prompt “What is the best present you ever gave?  What is the best gift you have ever received?”

LEGO Build- Every Tuesday starting at 3:30 and ending at 5:00, we will have LEGO’s out in the youth area of the library for children to build with. Come let imaginations fly.

Night of FUN is a program to get families used to coming into the library and finding a fun atmosphere. We explore books, crafts, games, and science.  They meet on Tuesday night December 29th at 6:30 p.m.

Tangled Yarns is a group of needleworkers who meet each Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

Pat-A-Cake Pals – This is a time to introduce the library to our youngest customers, those under 2 years old. We sing, read, and play. This is held on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

Holiday Hours:  We will close on Thursday December 31st at 12:00 p.m. and reopen on January 2nd at 9:00 p.m.  

How to Buy a Home is the subject two classes that will be held on January 21st in English and the 28th will be the one in Spanish.  The classes are led by representatives from Siouxland Federal Credit Union.  The information that will be taught applies to the requirements for first time home buyers, regardless of the lending institution one uses.  Find out how you can move from renting to the benefits of home ownership.  

Books from the Hawkeye State:  The University of Iowa picks up the Midwest mantle this week in the college football games.  In honor of their participation, we recommend these books from the Hawkeye state.

A Wrestling Life:  the Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable by Dan Gable with Scott Schulte offers the reader numerous stories from the wrestling mat and the life of one of America’s most successful wrestlers and wrestling coaches.

A Practical Guide to Prairie Reconstruction by Carl Kurts is a book that deals with properly rebuilding prairies.  The book takes readers from seed selection to mowing and care for prairie areas.  He includes answers to common questions.

What the River Carries:  Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri and Platte by Lisa Kopp.  “In this informed and lyrical collection of interwoven essays, Lisa Knopp explores the physical and cultural geography of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte, rivers she has come to understand and cherish. At the same time, she contemplates how people experience landscape, identifying three primary roles of environmental perception: the insider, the outsider, and the outsider seeking to become an insider”- from the back cover of the book.

Spending More Time with Family and Friends is listed as one of the most popular New Years’ resolutions this year.  The following books will help and inspire you to make spending more time with those you love a reality.

At home with Madame Chic: becoming a connoisseur of daily life by Jennifer L. Scott is a toolbox of ideas on organizing, entertaining, and living every day to its fullest.

Everybody’s Got Something by Robin Roberts is personal look at her battle with cancer.  It reminds us that life is short and should be lived well.

Small Victories:  Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace by Anne Lamott looks at the struggles that we all have in our daily lives and helps us to find that those small victories are victories of light over darkness in our lives.

Have a happy and safe New Year and of course read some good books.

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