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March 27, 2014

Lyons branch library's last day will be March 29

The Clinton Public Library has some great new titles for you! Check out: "Healthy Joints for Life" by Richard Diana, "The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener" by Tammi Hartung, "The Confident Mom" by Joyce Meyer, and "You Must Remember This" by Robert Wagner.

Mother/Daughter Book Club – Tonight! 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. The club will meet at the Lyons Branch Library tonight, Thursday, March 27, at 6 p.m. to discuss the book and do fun activities. Registration is required.

Genealogy Day at the Library. Join Root Cellar staff on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A cost 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 rootcellar@clinton.lib.ia.us . Make the Root Cellar a part of your family reunion.

Lyons Last Day. Due to budget cuts, the last day the Lyons branch will be open is Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The main library will remain open for normal hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Minecraft for Kids. Every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m., kids in grades third to fifth can face Minecraft challenges and competitions while they enjoy snacks. Sign up at the children’s desk or call 243-5436.

Afternoon Adventures. Children in grades first through fifth can explore their world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The next Afternoon Adventure will be held on April 2.

Story time. Toddler Time will be held on Tuesday, April 1, at 9:30 a.m. The preschool story times will take place on Wednesday, April 2, and Thursday, April 3, at 10 a.m. The theme for all story times is April Showers. If you have questions, please contact children’s staff at 243-5436.

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