The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

December 19, 2013

Health insurance, fund-raising programs on tap at local library

ACA Health Insurance Q&A – Tonight! Have questions about negotiating the Affordable Care Act exchanges so you can purchase health insurance? Stop at the library any time between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to get your questions answered by Ellen Johnson of Community Health Care.

Holiday closings. The library will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas. The library will also be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for New Year’s. The library will be open for normal hours on other days around the holidays.

Afternoon Adventures. There will be NO Afternoon Adventure on Wednesday, Dec. 25, as the library will be closed for Christmas.

Story time. There will be no storytime on Wednesday, Dec. 25, as the library will be closed for Christmas. Shake, Rattle and Roll for Toddler Time on Thursday, Dec. 26, at 10 a.m. as the little ones celebrate New Year’s early. If you have questions, please contact children’s staff at 243-5436.

Bald Eagle Watch. Join me, Tamie Bird and Brad Wiles at the Clinton Community College between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to celebrate the Bald Eagle Watch on Saturday, Jan. 4. We’ll have an eagle craft for kids and be sharing information about upcoming programs at the library with guests who stop by our table.

Internet for beginners classes. One hour basic instruction class designed to familiarize the user with the computer and set up an email account. Two separate classes will be offered: one will be held at the main branch of the library on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m. and the other class will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Lyons branch of the library. Class is free but class size is limited. Registration required. Call the library at 242-8441 to register.

City Reads Book Club. On Thursday, Jan. 9, at 4:30 p.m. the next City Reads Book Club will meet at the main library. The group will be reading “The Girls from Ames” by Jeffrey Zaslow. Meet the Ames Girls: eleven childhood friends who formed a special bond growing up in Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eight different states, yet managed to maintain an enduring friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, a child’s illness and the mysterious death of one member of their group.

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