Afternoon Adventures: Explore your world every Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. On Aug. 7, kids can play video games. Open to children in grades first through fifth.
Can? Yes, you can can! Canning Basics with Margo Hansen: Visit the Lyons branch library Monday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. when Margo Hansen, director of programs at Bickelhaupt Arboretum, offers suggestions for preserving your gardening efforts so they can be enjoyed throughout the winter. Save money on your groceries by canning your garden produce to feed your family well for less. Margo is a Master Gardener instructor.
Aged Just Right! A Library Wine Tasting: Dorothy O’Brien of Wide River Winery presents an overview of the wine-making process and shares the fruits of her vineyard for a wonderful wine tasting evening on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Main library. Dorothy opened the Wide River Winery in 2005 and the winery has produced a number of award-winning vintages.
Healthy Meals in a Hurry: On Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s nonfiction department, attend Healthy Meals in a Hurry! Always on the go, but you still want to provide healthy meals for your family? Then this program is for you! Vera Stokes, of the ISU Extension office, will teach you ways to plan healthy meals that can be cooked quick yet will still have your entire family coming back for more.
New Book Clubs: Beginning in September, I will be hosting three new book clubs for adult readers. Geek Reads for sci ence fiction and fantasy readers will start out with “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkein. The group will meet every second Tuesday of every month beginning 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 of every month starting 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 of each month, kicking off on Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Contact the library to sign up and place a hold on your book through the library catalog. Snacks will be provided for attendees.
City Reads Book Club returns: Join Assistant Library Director Beth Moser for the return of the City Reads Book Club on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. The group will read “Light Between Oceans” by Margot L. Stedman.
Holly Youngquist is the Clinton Public Library’s adult programming and outreach librarian.