The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

September 5, 2013

YOUNGQUIST: Archivist joins library staff roster

Holly Youngquist
The Clinton Herald

---- — The library welcomes a new staff member this week. Brad Wiles is an archivist and will be working in the Root Cellar. He will be cataloging and preserving the amazing contents of the Root Cellar, as well as aiding genealogists with their research. In the coming months, look for classes for beginning family researchers.

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 with staff what they would like to see at their library. The council meets with Kendra Evers on a monthly basis and chats about new books, things teens want to see and do at the library, and plans for events to be held. YAC is a great way for area teens to get involved in the community and have their voices heard. Newcomers are welcome at the table. 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 Tappin’ my Tootsies! Come in and enjoy stories about feet. Preschool story time will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. Toddler Time will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. If you have questions, please contact children’s librarian Tamie Bird at 242-8441.

Geek Reads book club: Our first Geek Reads book club for science fiction and fantasy readers will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the library board room on the second floor. The first read will be fantasy novel “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien. At this meeting we’ll pick our next read, which will be a science fiction selection. Interested readers may still sign up, Just contact the library. You can place holds on the book or read your own copy. Snacks will be provided for attendees.

Afternoon Adventures: Arrrr, matey! Talk like a pirate is the theme on Sept. 11. Explore your world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Open to children in grades first through fifth.

Friends Book Sale: Our huge used book sale which is sponsored by the Friends of the Library will launch with a members night super sale on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. Become a member of the Friends to gain early admittance to the member’s only sale on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Non-members can join in the fun on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The sale continues on Friday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Finally, Saturday, Sept. 14, is box day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. books will sell at $3 per box. Books for sale include both fiction and non-fiction. Make your choices from a wide array of titles including how-to’s, large print, biographies, children’s books, puzzles, audio tapes, CDs, DVDs and more. The sale will be at the former Elijah Buell School at 216 31st Ave. North.

City Reads Book Club returns: Join Assistant Library Director Beth Mosher for the return of the City Reads Book Club on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 4:30 p.m. The group will discuss “The Light Between Oceans” by Margot L. Stedman. All City Reads titles for the program year are selected, on display, and available for check out now.

Autumn Fest is approaching fast. On Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the library will be hosting a fun family event. The day will feature live music provided by local band One Brick Shy, food supplied by the Cattlemen’s Association, activities and games for all ages, as well as a special performance by movement artist Sarah Haas. Library Director Amy Birtell will share exciting information with the public about the library building project. The community is invited to enter a pie in a pie baking contest, which will be judged on the day of the event. Attendees can also participate in cake walks and a street fair.

Holly Youngquist is the Clinton Public Library’s adult programming librarian.