The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

March 20, 2014

World Book Night set for April 23

Holly Youngquist

---- — World Book Night! The Clinton Public Library will once again host World Book Night activities on April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. where we will give away free books to people of all ages who stop in to ask for one. CPL is also pleased to partner with members of the community who designated this library as their pick-up location. Thanks to these givers, Clinton Public Library is the No. 1 individual library in the country with 41 givers signed up to get their boxes of books here.

New Fiction Books @ your library! The library uses the money in our budget to purchase materials for our readers to check out. This month, here are a few of the new books available for YOU: Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton; Stone Cold by C.J. Box; Missing You by Harlan Coben; A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante; The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith; Night of the Hunter by R.A. Salvatore; and Power Play by Danielle Steel. Come into the library to browse the shelves for other new fiction and new nonfiction books.

Minecraft for Kids. Every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m., kids in grades 3 through 5 can face Minecraft challenges and competitions while they enjoy snacks. Sign up at the children’s desk or call 243-2436.

Afternoon Adventures. Children in grades 1 through 5 can explore their world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. On March 26, kids will challenge each other with video games.

Story time. Toddler Time will be held on Tuesday, March 25, at 9:30 a.m. and the theme is Songs! The preschool story time will take place on Wednesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 27, at 10 a.m. and the theme is Pockets. If you have questions, please contact children’s staff at 243-5436.

Mother/Daughter Book Club. Join the book group for children ages 7 to 12 and their moms. The book for March is The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler. Registration is required. Place a hold to get your book or pick up a copy at the Children’s Desk at the main branch. The club will meet at the Lyons Branch Library on Thursday, March 27, at 6 p.m. to discuss the book and do fun activities.

Genealogy Day at the Library. Join Root Cellar staff on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A fee of $5 covers lunch and free copies, plus the opportunity to discuss tricks of the trade with other genealogists and family history researchers. Pre-registration is not required but people are encouraged to RSVP at 242-0840 or . Make the Root Cellar a part of your family reunion.

HungryTown Folk Duo – In Concert. The Vermont singer/songwriter duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson will perform at the Clinton Public Library on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Main Library. The close harmony and traditional folk sound will please listeners of all ages. Hungrytown’s music has appeared on several television shows, including the Independent Film Channel’s hit series, Portlandia. Library programs are free and open to the public.

Finding Money to Fund your Cause: Beginning Grant-seeking for Non-Profit Organizations. Companies, foundations, and the government give away billions of dollars each year to help non-profit organizations fulfill their mission. How can your non-profit organization share in some of this wealth? Whether you have never written a grant before or want to reinvigorate your grant program, this presentation has something for you. You will learn how to find grants for your organization, how to determine whether your organization qualifies for grants, and the basics of grant writing. NOTE: this program is not intended for finding support for individuals or for-profit organizations.

Native American History and Author Event. Meet Kim Sigafus and Lyle Ernst on Wednesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. at the Main branch of the library. Kim and Lyle are co-authors of The Life and Times of the Ojibwa People, Native Writers; Voices of Power, and a newly released fiction book, The Mida. At the event, Lyle will do a reading from their books and answer questions. Kim will be dressed in traditional native Ojibwa clothing. She will sing and drum, and talk about a day in the life of the native peoples in the 1800s. The way families lived back then, how the work was divided, how food was cooked, what they ate, how they courted, and more will be discussed. Kim will bring many items people can view as well as provide a native turkey and rice soup for people to taste.

Holly Youngquist is the Clinton Public Library’s adult programming librarian.