The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

April 3, 2014

Duo to perform at library

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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 bwiles@clinton.lib.ia.us 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.

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