The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

July 10, 2014

Library adult summer reading program winners announced

Our next two adult summer reading winners are Linda Dowson, who wins a free large pizza from Pizza Hut, and Holly Harrington, who wins a free 8-inch cake from Dairy Queen. Congrats to the winners and a huge thanks to our sponsors.

Minecraft free play for kids! On Monday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m., kids in grades six and under can come to the library to play Minecraft independently. There are no challenges or competitions, just fun. Registration is required, so please call the Children’s department at 243-5436.

Story time. Toddler Time will be held on Tuesday, July 15, at 9:30 a.m. The preschool story times will take place on Wednesday, July 16, and Thursday, July 17, at 10 a.m. The theme for all story times is What Floats! If you have questions, please contact children’s staff at 243-5436.

Legos at Lyons. Join our Legos club which meets every Tuesday at the Lyons Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Kids in grades first through fifth are invited to come Create! Build! Design! their own Legos world. The club meets next on July 15.

Afternoon Adventures. Join us at the library for Wacky Summer Afternoon Adventures on Wednesday, July 16, at 2:30 p.m. Each week enjoy a different adventure: movies, video games, puzzles and games.

Hawk-Eyes on Science. Visit the library on Wednesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. to watch an excellent hands-on demonstration of electricity and magnetism provided by the scientists of the University of Iowa Physics Department. These fun experiments will surprise and entertain you. This program is open to all ages but is most appropriate for older children, teens and adults.

Library Noir Movie Afternoon. On Thursday, July 17, at 2 p.m., venture into the world of tough guys, dangerous dames and hard-boiled detectives for our monthly movie afternoon featuring the film noir genre. Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again… Manderley. Full of secrets and a dead woman named Rebecca, Maxim de Winter’s first wife. Will the new Mrs. de Winter survive the comparison or will she go mad? Movie will be shown on the second floor of the main library. Popcorn will be provided.

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