The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

July 6, 2013

Movies, magic, creative writing all at the library

Holly Youngquist
The Clinton Herald

---- — The library will be closed today in observance of Independence Day. The library will be open for normal hours on Friday, July 5.

Visit the library and enjoy entertaining and informative programs. Here is a list of what is going on:

Groundbreaking Reads adult summer reading: The prize winner for June 28 for the adult summer reading program is Jen Sondgeroth. The prize this week is two $10 gift certificates for J&D Steak House. She also wins two “rent one get one free” Family Video movie rentals certificates and two certificates for a “buy one get one free” sight-seeing cruise on the Celebration Belle.

Magic and wonder: Prepare to be amazed by the magic extraordinaire of Rick Eugene on Saturday, July 6, at 1 p.m. There may even be a flying mouse! Program will take place at the Main Branch in the Children’s Department.

Dig into Reading with Dirt Movers: Join us for stories and fun activities about construction vehicles! This program is for kids in kindergarten to second grade and will be Monday, July 8, at 1 p.m.

Teen Movie Night: On Monday, July 8, come watch Katniss Everdeen represent District 12 to save her sister’s life and possibly her own. Movie starts at 5 p.m. and snacks will be provided.

SCORE for business: Monday, July 8, at 6 p.m. in Children’s Nonfiction Department. Willie Ellis of the SCORE organization will present an overview for prospective or existing business owners. SCORE is a nonprofit association and has been dedicated to helping small businesses for nearly fifty years and is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Underground scavenger hunt: Travel deep beneath the surface in a hunt to solve mysterious happenings. This underground scavenger hunt will take you to another world. Can you solve the mystery hidden in the library? For grades third through fifth on Tuesday, July 9, starting at 3 p.m.

Story times: The theme for story time is “trains.” Preschool story time will take place on Wednesday, July 10, at 10 a.m. Toddler Time will be Thursday, July 11, at 10 a.m. If you have questions, contact children’s librarian, Tamie Bird, at 242-8441.

Afternoon Adventures: Explore your world every Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. On July 10, kids can watch a movie. Open to children in grades first through fifth.

Creative writing circle for teens: Get writing and share your work with others from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10. If you have questions, call YA librarian Kendra Evers.

Market Music: The Unidynes. On Wednesday evening, July 10, from 4-6 p.m. The Unidynes will perform some industrial strength blues for Lyons Farmer’s Market visitors. This concert is sponsored by the Clinton Public Library. Market Music Concerts will be held at the Four Square Park Bandshell.

Dig Up a Good Movie: What happened to the monsters Mike and Sully after they graduated from college? Find out during our family movie on Friday, July 12, at 1 p.m. Join everyone’s favorite scaring monsters as they learn that maybe there is something better than scaring children. Movie is rated G. Popcorn and beverages will be served.

Teen Wand-making Expo: Ever wanted to have a wand like Harry, Ron and Hermione? Well, now’s your chance. On Saturday, July 13, beginning at 1 p.m. come join YA Librarian Kendra Evers and make your own wand, but no spell casting allowed. Please sign up for the event at the front desk or by phone by Wednesday, July 10. To register call 242-8441.

Spend Smart! Eat Smart: On Saturday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lyons Branch, attend Spend Smart! Eat Smart! Spending less on food often means investing time and effort in planning, shopping and preparing food. Vera Stokes of the ISU Extension office will present a program designed to help you learn skills and adopt habits to feed your family nutritious meals for less money.

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