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September 9, 2013

LIBRARY NEWS: Craft programs planned



Public Library

115 E. Main St., 457-3022


Upcoming programs

Several upcoming events are planned in the Children’s Department:

• Ice cream is the theme Tuesday starting at 5 p.m. The Children’s Book Club will read books about ice cream and how to make it. The group will make their own ice cream and finishing it with toppings.

• The “Dear America” party is set for Sept. 20 at 5 p.m.    Pizza and games are in store for all the readers who took up the librarian’s challenge to read books from the “Dear America” series during the summer.

Call the children’s department to register.

Children are invited to answer this question to earn a free diary: “In which book does Betty Sato make an origami crane to give to the wounded soldier John?”

• On Sept. 26 at 2 p.m., library staffers will host a program for home-schooled children and their parents. The program will provide opportunities to meet other home-school families, talk about how the library can be of service, and exchange information while the children read, play and have a snack with the librarian.

Book discussion

Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the book discussion group will gather to discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”



Public Library

505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458


Book clubs

Registration for Boys and Girls Book Clubs begins Sept. 16.  Boys Book Club meets Tuesdays at 5 p.m. starting Oct. 1.  Girls Book Club meets Wednesdays at 5 p.m. starting Oct. 2.  Both sessions last eight weeks. Registration is required. For more information, call 848-7458.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime sessions begin today at 11 a.m. and Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Stories, songs, crafts and games are planned, and children ages 3 to 5 are invited to participate. Registration is required

Lapsit program

The Lapsit program begins Friday at 11 a.m. Stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays are planned, and children up to 3 years old are invited to participate.

Young Authors Club

Young Authors Club sessions begin Thursday at 5 p.m. The club is designed for young authors to improve their writing skills and receive constructive criticism. Children in grades four to eight are invited to participate. Registration is required.


Friday at 4:45 p.m., the public is invited to the library for a family-friendly movie event. “Wreck-It Ralph” will be shown. The film is rated PG and runs for 108 minutes. Registration is not required.

Otaku Club

The Otaku Club will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

This group is for young people who are interested in Japanese manga, anime and video games. Participants are invited to bring their manga and anime fan art to share with the group. Registration is not required. Young people ages 12 to 18 are invited to attend. For more information, call 848-7458.

Book club

The next meeting of the library book club is set Wednesday at noon. “Defending Jacob” by William Landay will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the library’s front desk.


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