The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

January 16, 2014

YOUNGQUIST: 'Taste of Home' cookbook offers more than 300 recipes

Fine Amnesty in January! As a holiday gift to our readers, the library will be offering a fine amnesty from Jan. 2 until Jan. 31 for people who return their overdue materials in January. Also, if you have outstanding fines at the library you may have those forgiven if you come into the library to make the request in person. This amnesty will cover fines only. It will not include replacement costs, processing fees, or fines from other libraries. Beginning on Feb. 1, daily fines will increase from 10 cents per day to 20 cents per day for regular materials.

Afternoon Adventures. Explore your world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Open to children in grades first through fifth. The next Afternoon Adventure will be held Jan. 22 and the theme for this week will be video games. Kids, come try out our new Wii U game system.

Beyond Bake Sales, Raffles, and Golf Outings: Basic Fundraising for Smaller Organizations. On Tuesday, Jan 28, at 6 p.m. join Linda Wastyn of Wastyn & Associates at the main branch of the library for a program about basic fundraising. Most smaller nonprofit staff and volunteers focus their fund-raising efforts on relatively high-effort, low-impact activities such as bake sales, raffles and special events. Learn how to expand the impact of your fund-raising program without investing significantly more time or resources. The program is free and open to the public.

Genealogy Day at the Library. Beginning in January 2014, Genealogy Day will now be held on the last Saturday of every month through October, unless otherwise noted. So in January join Root Cellar staff on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Same deal as last year: $5 covers lunch and free copies, plus the opportunity to discuss tricks of the trade with other genealogists and family history researchers. We hope the turn out this year is as good as the last, and we look forward to being a part of your family reunion at the Root Cellar.

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  • 'Case Day' inspires students to aim high There's an MRCTV video circulating on the Internet that features a man with a microphone asking college students in Washington, D.C., to name just one member of the United States Senate. At least half a dozen are stumped. When he asks how many senato

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  • Retiring CCC instructors praise college's growth, direction After more than 35 years of service to Clinton Community College, we would like to offer some pre-retirement observations about the college: its past, its present and its future. When we arrived at the college in 1976, it had already been transforme

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