The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


June 6, 2013

Clinton Public Library gears up for busy week


• It’s Iowa Public Television’s Dan Wardell, on his Reading Road Trip: Children of all ages can come see Dan at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Dan will help us to Dig into Reading with his fun, fantastic storytelling. Wear your super hero cape, if you like, and have your picture taken with Dan.

Afternoon Adventures. Explore your world every Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. This week enjoy a family-friendly movie! Open to children in grades 1 through 5.

• Market Music: No Sugar Tonight. On Wednesday, June 12, from 5-7 p.m. enjoy an evening of classic rock and roll with a lemonade twist provided by local band, No Sugar Tonight. Market Music Concerts coincide with the Lyons Farmers Market and are sponsored by the Clinton Public Library. These concerts will be held on the second and fourth Wednesday nights this summer from June through August at the Four Square Park Bandshell. Funding provided by the Friends of the Clinton Public Library.

• Story Times. Toddler Time theme will be bats and will be held Thursday, June 13, at 10 a.m. If you have questions, contact children’s librarian, Tamie Bird, at 242-8441.

• Incredible bats: Ever wanted to see bats up close and personal? “Incredible Bats” will be coming to Clinton on Thursday June 13. See live Egyptian fruit bats and learn how important bats are to nature. The program will be held at the Ericksen Community Center at 3:30 p.m. Open to all ages.

Let’s finish with a book review: Charlie Bone was an ordinary boy and happy to be so. He didn’t want to be endowed like his Grandma Bone. A mix-up at the photoshop sends a mysterious photo into Charlie’s hands, and he realizes he’s not an ordinary boy, much to the delight of Grandma Bone. She decides it’s time for him to attend the spooky, drafty Bloor’s Academy — thus begins “Midnight for Charlie Bone” by Jenny Nimmo. This entertaining juvenile book combines mystery with fantasy to provide a thrill ride for readers of both genres and all ages. This story will appeal to fans of Harry Potter because of similar elements, but the plot is unique to Nimmo and Charlie Bone.

Holly Youngquist is the Clinton Public Library’s adult programming and outreach librarian.

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