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Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library reorganized in September of 2013, adding to their purpose of supporting the library as needed they are taking on the task of providing entertaining and educational programs for the community.

Current Officers:

President: Donna Deboef
Vice President: Laurie Schafer
Secretary: Sue Morrison
Treasurer: Diane Panfil

Meetings & Members:

We meet as needed, and welcome all to become members.  Please call or email the library if you are interested in joining and we will make sure you know about the meeting dates.  Phone: 478-2180
Email: rfoster@traer.lib.ia.us
 

Upcoming Programs:

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:00pm – Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow
Thursday, August 24, 2017  at 6:30pm – Unconditional Surrender with Pete Grady
 

Past Programs:

2017
Thursday, January 12 at 2:00pm – Tidying Up with Judy Mitchell
Thursday, January 19 at 2:00 pm – Estate Planning with Bruce Reinders
Thursday, January 26 at 2:00pm – Improving on the Realities of Aging with Tom Wicks
Monday, January 30 at 5:30pm – Pinterest Night No Strings Attached
Thursday, Feb. 9 at 2:00pm Feed & Training the Mind with Tom Wicks
Thursday, Feb. 16 at 1:00pm – Self Publishing Is not for Sissies with Linda Wiges
Monday, March 6 at 5:30pm – Pinterest Night Whimsical Beaded Bedspring Windchime 
Thursday, March 16 at 1:00pm – Making the Perfect Kolach with Linda Dvorak
Thursday, April 6 at 2:00pm – Spring into Action with Tom Wicks
Thursday, April 20 at 2:00pm – Gardening with Pots with Donna Kersten
Friday, April 21 at 6:30pm – Folk Singer Adam Miller
Thursday, May 4 at 2:00pm – World Bank with Liz Bauch
Thursday, May 18 at 2:00pm – Estate Planning Revisited with Bruce Reinders
Thursday, July 20 at 7:00pm – Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow
Thursday, August 24 at 6:30pm – Unconditional Surrender with Pete Grady

2016
Wednesday, January 13 at 1:00pm – Glass Block Snowman
Thursday, February 4 5:30-7:00 Ladies Night Out, Valentine Craft 
Wednesday, March 16 at 1:00pm Burlap & Bunnies
Saturday, April 16 at 10:00am – Pancakes & Poetry
Thursday, July 17 at 6:30pm – Iowa’s Hidden Treasures with Dan Kaercher
Monday, August 22 at Noon – Pesto Party with Janet Wilson & Maxine Valenta
Thursday, August 25 at 1:00pm – The Stamp of Approval with Joan Schafer 
Wednesday, September 7 at 1:00pm – Color Year Round with Donna Kersten
Monday, September 26 at 5:30pm – Pinterest Night Barnwood Art
Thursday, October 13 at 1:00 PM – Country Roads Air Brush Cookies Kim Knittel 
Wednesday, November 2 at 1:30pm – Getting Started with Genealogy with Judy Mitchell 
Thursday, November 3 at 5:30pm – Pinterest Night Christmas Joy
Monday, November 14 at 1:00pm – Accessorize! With Wendy Barns
Thursday, November 17 at 2:00 PM – Identity Theft & Fraud with Jeff Jacobs
Friday, December 2 at 6:30pm at 6:30pm – Union Carolers

2015
Make This Your Healthiest Year Yet Series:
Thursday, January 15 at 2:00pm.Dr. Tom Wicks
Thursday, January 29 at 2:00pm Rex McKee 
Thursday, February 5 at 2:00pm Guia Palmer – Physical Therapist 
Thursday, February 19 at 6:30pm Bailey King – Essential Oils 
Saturday, March 7 at 7:00pm Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow
Thursday, March 12 at 2:00pm Donna Kersten Fairy Gardens and Terrariums
Monday, March 31  at 1:30pm Rex Mckee at Living Wel
Monday, April 6 at 1:30pm Pat Kubik & Nancy Monat – Organic Farming & Gardening
Saturday, April 25 at 10:15am – Frozen Party with Elsa 
Monday, May 4 at 1:30pm– Storage Preservation & Storage with Sharon & Hannah Kern
Wednesday, May 12 at 2:00pm Make Your Own Cheese in 15 minutes with Laurie Schafer 
Monday, June 8 at 1:30pm – Rex Mckee 
Monday, June 22 at 1:30pm – Beginning Bee Keeping with Chuck Sharkey 
Wednesday, July 8 at 1:00 p.m. – Beginning Chess 
Wednesday, July 15 at 1:00 p.m. – Beginning Chess 
Saturday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. Cedar Valley Chamber Music
Saturday, August 8 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Centennial Open House 
Tuesday, August 25 at 1:30 p.m. Cynthia Dranja Oven Mitt and Potholder Class
October 5-October 23 Bar None Baking Festival
Wednesday, October 14 at 1:00 p.m. Joan Schafer Christmas Card Workshop
2014
Beginning Quilt Class – Tuesday, January 14, 2:00pm          
Surviving Out of a Backpack with Ned Vaughn – Saturday, February 8 10:15am
Living Well – on going program – started February 2014
Grown Your Own Herb Garden – Saturday, March 15, 10:15am
Long Arm Quilting with Marilyn Kidd – Tuesday, April 15
Basic Pet Care with Dr. Nicole Knaack – Saturday, April 26
Bob & Sheila Everhart –Bluegrass & Folk Music – Thursday, July 10
Benjamin Maki – Civil War Display – Saturday, July 26
Quilt Exhibit (without Patience Griffin) – Sat., August 9
New Quilt Class – started September 9 – 12 people per class
Herbed Vinegars with Maxine Valenta – Thursday, Sept. 18
3 Card Making Classes with Joan Schafer – Sept. 24, Oct 1 & Oct 8 at 2:00pm
Investments 101 with Financial Adviser Jeff Peterson - Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:30pm
Disaster Preparedness with Ryan Currens - Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10:15am
Holiday Concert with the Union Carolers - Saturday, December 6 at 4:00pm
 
2013
Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert – Saturday, December 7, 2013 7:00pm
Affordable Care Act – Thursday, November 14 at 6:30pm
Becoming Tech Savvy with Levi LaRue – Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10:15am
Pumpkin Recipe Contest – Friday, October 11 4:00-6:00pm
Beginning Card Making with Joan Schafer – Tuesday, October 1, 2:00pm
Master Gardener – Fall Gardening & Preparing for Winter, Saturday, Sept. 14, 10:15am
Our Fair is a Great State Fair – Thursday, June 13 at 7:00pm
Sounds of Spring Concert, Luke & Sarah Foster, Rhys Lloyd Talbot – Sat., Apr. 6 at 6:30pm
Landscape Iowa – Scott Cawelti – Saturday, March 9, 10:30am
Master Gardener – Getting Ready for Spring – Saturday, March 16 10:15am 
Cake Decorating Class by Donna Kersten – Sat., Feb. 9 10:00am
 
 2012
Festival of Song – Saturday, Dec. 1 7:00pm
Butter Pecan Toffee cooking Class with Maxine Valenta – Tues, Nov, 27