The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

August 22, 2013

Library's Autumn Fest planning is under way

The library’s local research has extended internationally. It is quite normal for people to come to the library and stop by the root cellar to research families and local history. There have been visitors from California to Canada.

Just recently, John Watts, a professor from Sacred Heart College, in Victoria, Australia contacted Diana Edwards, the library’s local history researcher, for information. He’s writing a biography about an Australian born actress, Olga Brandon. Olga performed a play “A Square Man” in Clinton in the 1880s. With Diana’s research, Professor Watts was able to gather the information he needed through the library’s microfilm collection. It is very exciting to know that a professor from halfway around the world was able to utilize information from Clinton Public Library to continue his research.

• This week’s story time’s theme is Proud to Be Me. Come in and enjoy stories about making friends and being happy by just being yourself. Preschool story time will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. Toddler Time will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. If you have questions, please contact children’s librarian, Tamie Bird at 242-8441.

• New Book Clubs. Beginning in September, Holly Youngquist will be hosting three new book clubs for adult readers. Geek Reads for science fiction and fantasy readers will start out with “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien. The group will meet on the second Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. The Happily Ever After book club for romance lovers will launch with “Mine Till Midnight” by Lisa Kleypas and will get together on the third Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m.

Killer Reads for mystery fans will begin with “The Surgeon” by Tess Gerritsen and will gather on the fourth Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. Contact the library to sign up and order your books for check out. Snacks will be provided for attendees.

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