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Opinion

January 9, 2014

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City Reads Book Club Meets Today. 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 discussing “The Girls from Ames” by Jeffrey Zaslow.

Fine Amnesty in January! As a holiday gift to our readers, the library will be offering a fine amnesty from Jan. 2 until Jan. 31 for people who return their overdue materials in January. Also, if you have outstanding fines at the library you may have those forgiven if you come into the library to make the request in person. This amnesty will cover fines only. It will not include replacement costs, processing fees, or fines from other libraries. Beginning on Feb. 1, daily fines will increase from 10 cents per day to 20 cents per day for regular materials.

Community Discussion at the Root Cellar. The Root Cellar invites you to start off the new year with a community discussion about genealogy and family history on Saturday, Jan. 11,from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Root Cellar staff and area genealogists for an introduction to the Root Cellar collections, followed by an open forum for guests to exchange research tips, resources and other information relevant to the Gateway-area genealogy community. Contact the Root Cellar to register by calling 242-0840 or emailing rootcellar@clinton.lib.ia.us.

Afternoon Adventures. Explore your world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Open to children in grades first through fifth. The next Afternoon Adventure will be Jan. 15.

Story time. The theme for next week is “Snow much fun with penguins.” Preschool story time will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. Toddler Time will take place on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. If you have questions, please contact children’s staff at 243-5436.

ACA Health Insurance Q&A. Have questions about negotiating the Affordable Care Act exchanges so you can purchase health insurance? Stop at the library on Wednesday, Jan. 15, any time between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to get your questions answered by Ellen Johnson of Community Health Care.

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