The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

September 13, 2013

YOUNGQUIST: Book sale is under way at former Elijah Buell school

The library will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 19, for an in-service staff training. The library will open with normal hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on Friday, Sept. 20.

Friends Book Sale. The Friends used book sale is open to book lovers of all ages. It continues today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Finally, Saturday 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 is at the former Elijah Buell Elementary School at 216 31st Ave. North.

Story time. The theme for next week is “All about manners!” Preschool story time will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. No Toddler Time. If you have questions, contact children’s librarian Tamie Bird at 242-8441.

Happily Ever After book club. Our first Happily Ever After romance book club will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the library board room on the second floor. The first read will be historical romance novel, “Mine Till Midnight” by Lisa Kleypas. At this meeting we’ll pick our next read. Interested readers may still sign up, just contact the library. You can place holds on the book or read your own copy. Snacks will be provided for attendees.

Afternoon Adventures. Explore your world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Open to children in grades first through fifth. Enjoy video and board games plus stories and activities on Sept. 18.

Autumn Fest. 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, lunch supplied by the Cattlemen’s Association – sandwich, chips and drink for $2, a bake sale offered by the Clinton High Drum Line, 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. Enter a pie in a pie-baking contest to be judged on the day of the event. Attendees can also participate in cake walks and a street fair.

Bake a fruit pie for Autumn fest. Community members are invited to enter a fruit pie in a pie- baking contest that will be judged on the day of the event. Pies must be fruit, homemade and entered in the name of the person who baked it, with one entry per person. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place. Pies must be received by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the children’s desk of the main library. Entry forms with full rules can be picked up at the Main or Lyons branches of the library.

Donate a cake for our cake walk. Promote your business or organization by donating a cake to the Clinton Public Library for a cake walk during our annual Autumn Fest. When you donate a cake, we will advertise your business/organization on our website thanking you for your contribution. Buy it or make it then bring it to the Clinton Public Library Thursday, Sept. 26, or Friday, Sept. 27, before 5 p.m. Individuals may donate a cake too. Please RSVP to Librarian Tamie Bird to let her know you’ll be participating by calling 243-5436, or e-mail to childrens@clinton.lib.ia.us

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

1
Text Only
Opinion
  • Off and on the record Let us now praise anonymous sources.The new White House press secretary got into a familiar old spat with the White House press corps the other day over the use of anonymous sources.Josh Earnest — has there ever been a more perfectly named White Hous

    July 25, 2014

  • Be more informed

    Blame the city.That is a favorite pastime of many, including me at times. Driving over that pesky pothole or paying that annual property tax bill can lead to some choice words referencing the city. Nobody takes the brunt of being the scapegoat more t

    July 25, 2014

  • CCC thanks community, collaborators for successful movie night Clinton Community College would like to thank those who participated in the free outdoor movie showing of “Captain America – Winter Soldier” on the evening of Friday, July 18.We are grateful to have such wonderful community collaborators in the Erick

    July 25, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Better police needed for college teams enticed to cheat

    The NCAA once cracked down on colleges that went too far luring top prospects, then it targeted teams that lathered players with special treatment. That was until the NCAA's get-tough approach backfired, rendering it ineffective and creating an opportunity for those who want to play dirty.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Expectations too high for a rehabbing Woods

    Tiger Woods finished near bottom last weekend at Royal Liverpool, drawing out his drought of major tournament wins. Despite the disappointing showing, Woods' return to form remains a matter of when, not if.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Todd Akin's back again to talk of rape So, Todd Akin is back and he’s talking rape again.You remember what happened last time. The would-be Missouri senator torpedoed his campaign two years ago after suggesting in a TV interview that if a woman is a victim of “legitimate rape,” she is unl

    July 22, 2014

  • Sadness remains as two-year mark passes in cousins' case As most citizens of the Cedar Valley are well aware, July 13 marked two years since the disappearance of cousins Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook-Morrissey of Evansdale.The passage of time provides some semblance of healing, but the sadness, particul

    July 22, 2014

  • UI needs to keep its admission standards high There’s been a lot of talk lately — most of it coming from the leadership of the Iowa state Board of Regents — about the University of Iowa not being passionate enough about its recruitment of in-state undergraduates. Regent president Bruce Rastetter

    July 21, 2014

  • Vote fraud myths meet voting rights reality Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, North Carolina, Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse.Eaton is black. The thr

    July 21, 2014 1 Story

  • 7-21-14 David Helscher mug Prepare for possible effects of Fed's decisions It has been more than 5 years since the Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps to support the economy through purchases of Treasury and mortgage-backed debt securities. This has generally been called quantitative easing and has not been withou

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

Poll

With the Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission and the Clinton County Board of Supervisors discussing proposals to construct a new jail, do you think the time has come for Clinton County to construct such a facility?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook