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.