The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

November 14, 2013

Write memoirs or family history

Learn how to write memoirs and family histories from Lyle Ernst at 6 p.m. Monday. Lyle Ernst is a freelance journalist and award-winning author from Davenport.

His journalism background includes contributing news stories, feature stories and columns to newspapers in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After Reads for romance lovers is reading contemporary romance novel, “Bet Me,” by Jennifer Crusie. The group will meet for discussion on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Contact the library to sign up and place a hold on a copy so you can check the book out. Snacks will be provided for attendees.

Story time

The theme for next week is shapes. Preschool story time will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Toddler Time will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. If you have questions, please contact children’s staff at 243-5436.

Afternoon Adventures

Explore your world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Open to children in grades 1 through 5.

The next adventure on Wednesday will feature puppets — make a puppet to take home.

Don’t forget our weekly NaNoWriMo Write-Ins

November is NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month is when writers tackle the challenge of completing a 50,000 word novel from scratch during the month of November.

This year, the Clinton Public Library will be a host location for area writers with write-ins each Wednesday night from 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Writers are invited and encouraged to bring their laptop or pen and paper to the Root Cellar to get a solid two hour block of time to write.

Where Were You?

On Friday, Nov. 22, at 12:30 p.m. the library will host a brown bag lunch discussion group to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Join us at the main branch to share your memories of this tragic event in United States history and also share your remembrances of “Camelot” and the Kennedy administration.

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  • Letter to the Editor: Local firefighters' union speaks out on proposed contract

    Dear citizens/taxpayers of Clinton:
    The members of Local 609 feel that it is our duty to inform the citizens of Clinton that the article titled “‘Fair offer’ differences” in the April 9, 2014 edition of the Clinton Herald was full of inaccurate statements regarding our negotiated contract proposal with the city. These incorrect statements could impact the use of your city funds negatively and unduly influence our elected representatives. So, we would like to address these points, as follows:

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  • Local firefighters' union speaks out on proposed contract Dear citizens/taxpayers of Clinton: The members of Local 609 feel that it is our duty to inform the citizens of Clinton that the article titled "'Fair offer' differences" in the April 9, 2014 edition of the Clinton Herald was full of inaccurate state

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Poll

With the Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission and the Clinton County Board of Supervisors discussing proposals to construct a new jail, do you think the time has come for Clinton County to construct such a facility?

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