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August 29, 2013

Plenty to do at Clinton library

On Aug. 7, I broke my arm but I’m happy to say that I’m back at the library.

If you have any adult programming questions, you can contact me at 242-8441.

Holiday closing

The library will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day.

Young Adult Council

Previously known as TAB, the Young Adult Council will be starting up in September. YAC is a way for teens to communicate what they would like to see at their library. The council meets with Kendra Evers on a monthly basis.

The group chats about new books, things teens want to see at the library and plans for events to be held for teens. YAC is a great way to get involved in the community and have their voices heard. Newcomers are welcome at the table.

Sign-ups to join will be held on Wednesday. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Meetings range from 30 minutes to an hour.

Story time

The theme for next week is We’ve Got Mail. Come in and enjoy stories about sending and receiving letters.

Preschool story time will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Toddler Time will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. If you have questions, please contact children’s librarian, Tamie Bird at 242-8441.

Adult Book Clubs

Do you love to read fiction? You can still sign up for adult fiction book clubs. Clubs will meet at the main library in the board room on the second floor.

Geek Reads for science fiction and fantasy readers will start out with “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien. The first meeting will take place 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.

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