The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

April 3, 2014

Duo to perform at library

By Holly Youngquist
The Clinton Herald

---- — The Vermont singer/songwriter duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson will perform at the Clinton Public Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. on the second floor of the main library. The close harmony and traditional folk sound will please listeners of all ages.

Hungrytown’s music has appeared on several television shows, including the Independent Film Channel’s hit series, Portlandia. Library programs are free and open to the public.

Minecraft for Kids

Every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m., kids in grades 3 through 5 can face Minecraft challenges and competitions while they enjoy snacks.

Sign up at the children’s desk or call 243-5436.

Afternoon Adventures

Children in grades 1 through 5 can explore their world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

On April 9 kids will participate in a Read-a-thon and read to their favorite puppy.

Story time

Toddler Time will be held on Tuesday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m. The preschool story times will take place on Wednesday, April 9, and Thursday, April 10, at 10 a.m.

The theme for all story times is IPTV presents Martha Speaks ABCs. If you have questions, please contact children’s staff at 243-5436.

Finding Money to Fund your Cause: Beginning Grant-seeking for Nonprofit Organizations

Linda Wastyn of Wastyn and Associates will present this program on Wednesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. at the main library. Companies, foundations, and the government give away billions of dollars each year to help nonprofit organizations fulfill their mission.

How can your nonprofit organization share in some of this wealth? Whether you have never written a grant before or want to reinvigorate your grant program, this presentation has something for you.

You will learn how to find grants for your organization, how to determine whether your organization qualifies for grants, and the basics of grant writing. NOTE: this program is not intended for finding support for individuals or for-profit organizations.

Minecraft free play for kids

On Thursday afternoons from 4 to 6 p.m., kids in grades 6 and under can come to the library to play Minecraft independently.

There are no challenges or competitions, just fun. The computers will be available first come, first served.

Root Cellar discussion

Root Cellar Discussion: Preservation and Care of Personal and Family Historical Collections will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

The Root Cellar presents Preservation and Care of Personal and Family Historical Collections with Tom McKay, retired local history coordinator with the Wisconsin Historical Society and consultant for the Smithsonian’s Museum On Main Street program.

CPL Archivist Brad Wiles will also discuss personal digital collections with a focus on digital photographs. This event is free and open to the public, but people are encouraged to RSVP at or 242-0840. Make the Root Cellar a part of your family reunion.

Money Smart for Kids

On April 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. parents and children as well as grandparents and grandkids are invited to the children’s department to attend a program intended to teach 2nd and 3rd graders to count and manage money.

The program will cover all the basics that kids should know and each family will receive a free book.

Native American history and author event

Meet Kim Sigafus and Lyle Ernst on Wednesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. at the main branch of the library. Kim and Lyle are co-authors of “The Life and Times of the Ojibwa People, Native Writers; Voices of Power,” and a newly released fiction book, “The Mida.”

At the event, Lyle will read from their books and answer questions. Kim will dress in traditional native Ojibwa clothing. She will sing and drum, and talk about a day in the life of the native peoples in the 1800s.

Discussion will include: the way families lived, how the work was divided, how food was cooked, what they ate, how they courted, and more. Kim will bring items for people to view as well as provide a native turkey and rice soup for people to taste.

World Book Night

The Clinton Public Library will once again host World Book Night activities on April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. where we will give away free books to people of all ages. There will also be food and music to celebrate the evening.

CPL is pleased to partner with members of the community who designated this library as their pick-up location. Thanks to these givers, Clinton Public Library is the No. 1 individual library in the country with 41 givers signed up to get their boxes of books here.

Holly Youngquist is the adult programming librarian at the Clinton Public Library.