The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

March 27, 2014

Lyons branch library's last day will be March 29

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Minecraft free play for kids! Starting this April on Thursday afternoons from 4 to 6 p.m., kids in sixth grade and younger can come to the library to play Minecraft independently. There are no challenges or competitions, just fun. The computers will be available first come, first served.

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. Linda Wastyn of Wastyn and Associates will present this program on Wednesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. at the main library. 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.

Money Smart for Kids. On April 14 from 5 to 6 p.m. parents and children as well as grandparents and grandkids are invited to the children’s department to attend a program intended to teach second- and third-graders to count and manage money. The program will cover all the basics that kids should know and each family will receive a free book.

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