Weekly Emails

 

Each Monday the director sends out an email with information on what is happening at the library, along with a list of new books added to the collection in the past week.  Most patrons of the library are signed up to receive the emails.  If you do not receive the email please subscribe below.

 

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Email from Sept 13

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:

Monday Sept 13 at 1:00 Fit & Feisty
Monday Sept 13 at 2:00 Salsa Party!
Monday Sept 13 at 5:30 PenPals!
Tuesday Sept 14 at 1:00 Coffee Talk
Tuesday Sept 14 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday Sept 15 at 10:15 Story Time with Miss Sue
Wednesday Sept 15 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday Sept 15 at 2:00 Yoga
Wednesday Sept 15 at 2:30 Cards with Joan
Wednesday Sept 15 at 2:30-4:30 Homework Help
Thursday Sept 16 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub
Monday Sept 20 at 1:00 Fit & Feisty
Monday Sept 20 at 2:00 Monday Book Club
Monday Sept 20 at 5:30 Chat N Chew Book Club
Tuesday Sept 21 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday Sept 22 at 10:15 Story Time with Miss Sue
Wednesday Sept 22 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday Sept 22 at 2:00 Yoga
Wednesday Sept 22 at 2:30-4:30 Homework Help
Thursday Sept 23 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub

Salsa Making and Tasting Party TODAY!
At 2:00 this afternoon, Mary McKinley and Gayle Kucera will demonstrate making salsa using their favorite recipes.  We also invite all attending to bring your favorite homemade salsa to the library to share!  We will provide the chips so everyone can sample the different salsas. There will not be any judging, just tasting! (Salsa dancing is optional!)

PenPals!
Our PenPals! creative writing group will meet today at 5:30.  If you are interested in writing a book, your obituary, your memories, or any other type of writing you are invited to join our group. The group is planning an interactive writing activity that anyone can participate in, so stay tuned for more details!

Coffee Talk:
Come to the Carnegie Cafe on Tuesday, September 14 at 1:00 to chat and enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet treat.  Laurie will get the lively discussion started with a thought-provoking question as we get to know each other a little better.

Cards with Joan:
Join us on Wednesday, September 15 at 2:30 as Joan Schafer shows us how to make a beautiful greeting card. Joan shares her tips and techniques step by step, and all materials are provided.   Past cards and some how-to videos are posted on our website.

Story Time with Miss Sue!
Story Time is back every Wednesday at 10:15!  Join Miss Sue as we listen to stories, make crafts, sing songs, and play games!  

Yoga Classes:
Join us for beginner Yoga classes at 2:00 every Wednesday! Ellen Stoakes will lead us through basic yoga routines that will focus on stretching, flexibility, balance, and relaxing our bodies and minds.  Bring your yoga mat, water bottle and wear comfortable clothes.  The library does have a few yoga mats you can use if you don't have one of your own.

Homework Help:
The library is now offering Homework Help every Wednesday from 2:30-4:30 for students in grades 4-12. Students can also just come in to get their homework done right after school, use our computers, or have a quiet place to work on group projects.

Monday Book Club:
Our Monday Book Club will meet on Monday, September 20th at 2:00.  We will share the books we have read over that past couple of months, and pick up our next book - One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd, a novel by Jim Fergus.  We will also begin taking suggestions of books for our Book Club to read in 2022.  Anyone is welcome to come join our group!

Chat & Chew Book Club:
Chat & Chew will meet at 5:30 on Monday September 20. This is a very informal, fun group. We share what books we have read over the past couple of months while enjoying a slice or two of pizza.  Join us! You might hear about new books to add to your To-Be-Read List!

Community Calendar:
Traer will celebrate its Sesquicentennial in 2023! Share your input, ideas and experience in planning for the 150th-year festivities.  Everyone is welcome to come to the the kick-off meeting to be held Monday, September 20th at 5:30 pm at the Traer Public Library.

NEW BOOKS:

Fiction:
Absolute Power by David Baldacci
Eagle Station by Dale Brown
The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
The Gown by Jennifer Robson
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

Non-Fiction:
The John Deere Way: performance that endures by David Magee
Above the Line: lessons in leadership and life from a championship season by Urban Meyer

DVDs:
84 Charing Cross Road
Romantics Anonymous
180 Cartoons
Cartoon Classics
Clifford the Big Red Dog: Clifford Saves the Day! & Clifford's Fluffiest Friend Cleo

Pun-Of-The-Week
If you don't have a yard stick you should get one soon.  I heard they aren't going to be making them any longer.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil
​Traer Public Library

 

Email from Sept 6

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:

Tuesday Sept 7 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday Sept 8 at 10:15 Story Time with Miss Sue
Wednesday Sept 8 at 11:30 Scones and Tomes Book Club

Wednesday Sept 8 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday Sept 8 at 2:00 Yoga
Wednesday 
Sept 8 at 2:30-4:30 Homework Help
Thursday Sept 9 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub
Monday Sept 13 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Monday Sept 13 at 2:00 Salsa Party!
Monday Sept 13 at 5:30 PenPals!
Tuesday Sept 14 at 1:00 Coffee Talk

Tuesday Sept 14 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday 
Sept 15 at 10:15 Story Time with Miss Sue
Wednesday Sept 15 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday Sept 15 at 2:00 Yoga
Wednesday Sept 15 at 2:30 Cards with Joan
Wednesday 
Sept 15 at 2:30-4:30 Homework Help
Thursday Sept 16 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub

Scones and Tomes Book Club:
On Wednesday, September 8 we will be meeting in the Carnegie Cafe for coffee, book discussion, and a scone. Come and share what you have been reading lately, and pick up ideas on what you want to read next.

Story Time with Miss Sue!
Story Time is back every Wednesday at 10:15!  Join Miss Sue as we listen to stories, make crafts, sing songs, and play games!  

Yoga Classes:
Join us for beginner Yoga classes at 2:00 every Wednesday! Ellen Stoakes will lead us through basic yoga routines that will focus on stretching, flexibility, balance, and relaxing our bodies and minds.  Bring your yoga mat, water bottle and wear comfortable clothes.  The library does have a few yoga mats you can use if you don't have one of your own.

Homework Help:
The library is now offering Homework Help every Wednesday from 2:30-4:30 for students in grades 4-12. Students can also just come in to get their homework done right after school, use our computers, or have a quiet place to work on group projects.

Salsa Making and Tasting Party!
On Monday, September 13 at 2:00, Mary McKinley and Gayle Kucera will demonstrate making salsa using their favorite recipes.  We also invite all attending to bring your favorite homemade salsa to the library to share!  We will provide the chips so everyone can sample the different salsas. There will not be any judging, just tasting! (Salsa dancing is optional!)

Coffee Talk:
Come to the Carnegie Cafe on Tuesday, September 14 at 1:00 to chat and enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet treat.  Laurie will get the lively discussion started with a thought-provoking question as we get to know each other a little better.

Cards with Joan:
Join us on Wednesday, September 15 at 2:30 as Joan Schafer shows us how to make a beautiful greeting card. Joan shares her tips and techniques step by step, and all materials are provided.   Past cards and some how-to videos are posted on our website.

Community Calendar:
Traer will celebrate its Sesquicentennial in 2023! Share your input, ideas and experience in planning for the 150th-year festivities.  Everyone is welcome to join in for the the kick-off meeting to be held Monday, September 20th at 5:30 pm at the Traer Public Library.

NEW BOOKS:

Fiction:
The Light of Luna Park by Addison Armstrong
Blind Tiger by Sandra Brown
Cul-de-sac by Joy Fielding
A Terrible Fall of Angels by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
Wait for It by Jennifer McKinlay
Night Music by Jojo Moyes
Write My Name Across the Sky by Barbara O'Neal
The Garden House by Marcia Willett

Inspirational Fiction:
An Amish Flower Farm by Mindy Steele

Large Print:
Blind Tiger by Sandra Brown
Vortex: an FBI thriller by Catherine Coulter
The Noise by James Patterson

Teen:
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

DVDs:
Peter Rabbit 2
Spirit Untamed
In the Heights
12 Mighty Orphans

Pun-Of-The-Week
I recently got crushed by a pile of books. But I suppose I only have my shelf to blame.

Have a great week!
Diane
 

Email from Aug 30

 

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:
** Please note the library will be closed Saturday Sept 4 and Monday Sept 6 in observance of Labor Day

Monday Aug 30 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Monday Aug 30 at 2:00 BINGO!
Monday Aug 30 at 3:30-6:00 MakerSpace Crafting By Appointment
Tuesday Aug 31 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday 
Sept 1 at 10:15 Story Time with Miss Sue
Wednesday Sept 1 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday Sept 1 at 2:00 Carnegie Cafe Coffee & Crafts
Wednesday Sept 1 at 2:00 Yoga
Wednesday 
Sept 1 at 2:30-4:30 Homework Help
Thursday Sept 2 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub
Thursday Sept 2 at 3:00 Parkinson's Disease Support Group
Saturday Sept 4 and Mon Sept 6 - Closed in observance of Labor Day

Tuesday Sept 7 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday 
Sept 8 at 10:15 Story Time with Miss Sue
Wednesday Sept 8 at 11:30 Scones and Tomes Book Club

Wednesday Sept 8 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday Sept 8 at 2:00 Yoga
Wednesday 
Sept 8 at 2:30-4:30 Homework Help
Thursday Sept 9 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub

BINGO today!
Join us today at 2:00 for a friendly game of BINGO! There is no cost to participate, and you can win fabulous prizes!

Storytime Resumes this week:
Storytime is back every Wednesday at 10:15! Join Miss Sue as we listen to stories, make crafts, sing songs and play games!


Carnegie Coffee and Crafts: NEW TIME: 2:00!
Come to the Carnegie Cafe this Wednesday to make a seasonal craft and enjoy a cup of coffee.  We will now be meeting at 2:00. There is no fee or sign-up for this craft, and all supplies needed will be provided.

Yoga classes resume this week too!
Join us for Yoga at 2:00 every Wednesday! Ellen Stoakes will lead us through yoga routines that will focus on stretching, flexibility, and relaxing our bodies and minds.  Bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes.

Homework Help:
Beginning on September 1, the library will be offering Homework Help every Wednesday from 2:30-4:30. We will offer homework assistance to students in grades 4-12.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group:
Parkinson's Disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement. There are more than 200,000 cases in the US each year. Starting on September 2, Joan Schafer will lead a monthly Parkinson's Support Group. We will meet on the first Thursday of the month at 3:00. This group is for both caretakers and patients of Parkinson's.

Salsa Making and Tasting Party!
On Monday September 13 at 2:00,
Mary McKinley and Gayle Kucera will each be making salsa using their favorite recipes. We also invite all attending to bring your favorite homemade salsa to the library to share! We will provide the chips so everyone can sample the different salsas. There will not be any judging, just tasting! (Salsa dancing is optional!)

Community Calendar: 
The American Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by the United Presbyterian Church, will be held this Thursday, September 2 from 12:30-5:30 at the Traer Memorial Building. Appointments are appreciated and can be made by calling Donna Kersten 478-8243 or 800-RED-CROSS, or online at www.redcrossblood.org.

NEW BOOKS:

Fiction:

Backrush - #1 Tempest Island Series by Jana DeLeon
Thirteen Moons  by Charles Frazier
A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carre
Murder, Curlers, and Cream - #1Murder, Curlers Series by Arlene McFarlane
Summer in the City by Lori Wilde
Steal the Dragon by Patricia Briggs
When Demons Walk by Patricia Briggs
Under the Radar by Fern Michaels

Inspirational Fiction:
A Cousin's Promise by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Memorial Books:
Semitrucks by Mari Schuh, given in memory of Ryan Cooper by Farmers Savings Bank & Trust

Baseball in a Grain of Sand: seeing the game through a small town season by Bill Gruber, given in memory of Jon Trousdale by Farmers Savings Bank & Trust
The Cloudbuster Nine: the untold story of Ted Williams and the baseball team that helped win World War II by Anne R. Keene, given in memory of Jon Trousdale by Sam and Ellen Young
EveryDayCook by Alton Brown, given in memory of Mary Schellhase by Farmers Savings Bank & Trust

Pun-Of-The-Week:
It's inappropriate to make a dad joke if you're not a dad.  It's a faux pa.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil
 

Email from Aug 23

 

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:
Monday Aug 23 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Monday Aug 23 at 2:00 You Decide! Drinking Water
Monday Aug 23 at 5:30 PenPals! Writing Group
Tuesday Aug 24 at 1:05 Outside the Lines Adult Coloring
Tuesday Aug 24 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday Aug 25 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Thursday Aug 26 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub
Monday Aug 30 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Monday Aug 30 at 2:00 BINGO!
Monday Aug 30 at 3:30-6:00 MakerSpace Crafting By Appointment
Tuesday Aug 31 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday 
Sept 1 at 10:15 Storytime with Miss Sue
Wednesday Sept 1 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday 
Sept 1 at 2:30 Carnegie Cafe Coffee & Crafts
Thursday Sept 2 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub
Thursday Sept 2 at 3:00 Parkinson's Disease Support Group
Saturday Sept 4 and Mon Sept 6 - Closed in observance of Labor Day

You Decide! Today at 2:00!
Laurie the Librarian is back with another fun You Decide Program! Today at 2:00 we will be taste-tasting different types of drinking water. We all know
 the importance for staying hydrated, but sometimes plain water is just so boring. Come see if you can find a favorite brand, or share with others what types or flavors you have tried that make drinking water more enjoyable.

August Display:
There is still time to come see our display of items created by our talented patrons!  We have a wide variety of items shared: quilts, knitting, paintings, journaling, sewing, an animated video, football websites created, a scrapbook of Freedom Rocks visited, and photos of log people, prairie restoration, and more quilts!

Storytime Resumes on September 1!:
Storytime is back every Wednesday at 10:15! Join Miss Sue as we listen to stories, make crafts, sing songs and play games!


Homework Help:
Beginning on September 1, the library will be offering Homework Help every Wednesday from 2:30-4:30. We will offer homework assistance to students in grades 4-12.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group:
Parkinson's Disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement. There are more than 200,000 cases in the US each year. Starting on September 2, Joan Schafer will lead a monthly Parkinson's Support Group. This group will meet on the first Thursday of the month at 3:00.

Share the Bounty:
Keep sharing your vegetables: we have seen lots of tomatoes coming in and going out this past week! We've also had green beans, apples, and peppers, Oh My!

Community Calendar: 
The American Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by the United Presbyterian Church, will be held on Thursday, September 2 from 12:30-5:30 at the Traer Memorial Building. Appointments are appreciated and can be made by calling Donna Kersten 478-8243 or 800-RED-CROSS, or online at www.redcrossblood.org.

NEW BOOKS:

Fiction:
Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman
Fierce Little Thing by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish
The Chocolate Raccoon Rigmarole by JoAnna Carl
Murder in a Teacup - #2 Tea By the Sea Series by Vicki Delany
Three Words for Goodbye by Hazel Gaynor
A Good Day for Chardonnay - #2 Sunshine Vicram Series by Darynda Jones
The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones
Billy Summers by Stephen King

A Few Drops of Bitters - #26 Savannah Reid Series by G. A. McKevett
Breathe by Joyce Carol Oates
A Place Like Home by Rosamunde Pilcher
All the Little Hopes by Leah Weiss


Inspirational Fiction:
The Walnut Creek Wish - #1 Creektown Discoveries Series by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Yours is the Night by Amanda Dykes
The Chase - #2 US Marshalls Series by Lisa Harris

Large Print:
The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
The Women's March: a novel of the 1913 woman suffrage procession by Jennifer Chiaverini
Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena
It's Better This Way by Debbie Macomber
False Witness by Karin Slaughter
Nine Lives by Danielle Steele

Teen:
King of Scars - #1 King of Scars Series by Leigh Bardugo

Non-Fiction:
The Orphans of Davenport: eugenics, the Great Depression, and the war over children's intelligence by Marilyn Brookwood
New Women in the Old West: from settlers to suffragists, an untold American Story by Winifred Gallagher
This is your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan
Fox and I: an uncommon friendship by Catherine Raven
Piglet: the unexpected story of a deaf blind pink puppy and his family by Melissa Shapiro
Nadiya Bakes by Nadiya Hussain

I Alone Can Fix It: Donald Trump's catastrophic final year by Carol Leonnig
Surprise! It's Gluten Free; entrees, breads and desserts so delicious you won't know what's missing by Jennifer Fisher

Pun-Of-The-Week:
I want to go camping every year...that trip was so in tents!

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil

 
 

Email from Aug 16

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:


Monday August 16 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Tuesday Aug 17 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday Aug 18 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Thursday Aug 19 Cribbage and Rummikub
Monday Aug 23 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Monday August 23 at 5:30 PenPals! Writing Group
Tuesday Aug 24 at 1:05 Outside the Lines Adult Coloring
Tuesday Aug 24 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday Aug 25 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Thursday Aug 26 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub

August Display in the Library:
We are featuring items created by YOU, our talented patrons and community members this month! We have a wide variety of items displayed: quilts, knitting, paintings, journaling, sewing, an animated video, websites created, a scrapbook of Freedom Rocks visited, and photos of log people, prairie restoration, and more quilts! You can still bring your projects to the library-we'd love to share your talents!

 

 

August Abundance:
We have put our "Share The Bounty" basket out again! If you have a bumper crop of vegetables, bring in your extras to share. Everyone is invited to stop in and take what you can use. The most-shared vegetables so far seem to be zucchinis and cucumbers.

 

Traer Public Library - We're more than just Books!
We have everything you'd expect a library to have: Books, Magazines, Movies, Newspapers, and Audiobooks.  But we also have lots of additional items available too! These items are available to checkout: Cake Pans, Cookie Cutters, Cricut Die Cuts, Puzzles, Rubber Stamps, IPTV Backpack Kits for Kids,  Electric Usage Monitors, and an Anti-Glare Page Magnifier.  We also have 2 Chromebooks, a paper shredder, and our Virtual Reality system available for use in-library, as well as 8 computers in our computer lab. Stop in and check out everything we have to offer!

Used Book Sale:
Our Used Book Sale room is still full of wonderful books.  We also have a few magazines, puzzles, dvds, and audiobooks available.  Stop in and take something home for a free will donation to the library. 

NEW BOOKS:

Teen Fiction:

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

Dark Star - #1 Dark Star Series by Bethany Frenette
Burn Bright - #2 Dark Star Series by Bethany Frenette
The Great Hunt - #1 Eurona Duology by Wendy Higgins
The Great Pursuit - #2 Eurona Duology by Wendy Higgins
Roseblood by A.G. Howard
Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky
Dark Breaks the Dawn - #1 Dark Breaks the Dawn Duology by Sara B. Larson
Bright Burns the Night -  #2 Dark Breaks the Dawn Duology by Sara B. Larson
Stalking Jack the Ripper - #1 Stalking Jack the Ripper Series by Kerri Maniscalco
Hunting Prince Dracula - #2 Stalking Jack the Ripper Series by Kerri Maniscalco
To Best the Boys by Mary Weber
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
 

Romance:
The Lost Night by Jayne Castle
Leopard's Wrath by Christine Feehan
A Duke of her Own by Eloisa James
A Song for Rory by Cerella D. Sechrist


DVDs:
Queen Bees
A Quiet Place, Part 2

Pun-Of-The-Week:
There was a big paddle sale at the boat store last week. It was quite an oar deal.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil

 

 

Email from Aug 9

Good Morning!

Happy Book Lover's Day! Celebrate by stopping in for a good book (or 3 or 4!), finding a relaxing place to read, and reading to your heart's content!

On the Calendar:

Monday Aug 9 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Tuesday Aug 10 at 1:00 Coffee Talk
Tuesday Aug 10 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday Aug 11 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Thursday Aug 12 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub
Saturday Aug 14  Open from 10:00 - 2:00 during Winding Stairs Festival
Monday August 16 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Tuesday Aug 17 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday Aug 18 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Thursday Aug 19 Cribbage and Rummikub

August Display in the Library:
During August, we are featuring items created by YOU, our talented patrons and community members! We are displaying what you've done over the past year to keep busy when we were not able to gather together. You can still bring your projects to the library-we'd love to share your talents! You can share craft projects, recipes, lists of great books, artwork, photos, sewing projects....the options are endless!

August Abundance: 

We have put our "Share The Bounty" basket out again! If you have a bumper crop of vegetables, bring in your extras to share. Everyone is invited to stop in and take what you can use. We started the season off with some huge zucchini; let's see how many different vegetables we can share - maybe you will find something that will become a new favorite!


On the Bulletin Board:
Traer's Winding Stairs Festival is August 12-15.  This year's theme is "It's Time to Rock 'N' Roll".  More information can be found on Traer's website or the Winding Stairs Festival Facebook page. The library will be open from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, August 14, if you or your out-of-town guests would like to stop in for a quick tour of our beautiful Carnegie library.
 

FREE Tumblebooks:
Tumblebooks is an online collection of e-books for children. They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading! There are over 250 animated, talking picture books, and the site also features read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and games and puzzles!  And it's all FREE for our library patrons! Just go to our website www.traer.lib.ia.us, click on the Tumblebooks box on the homepage, and put in your library card number. This would be a fun activity for visiting grandchildren!

Newspapers Available:
The Traer Library subscribes to the following newspapers: The Courier, The Times-Republican, The Des Moines Register, and the North Tama Telegraph. Stop in, relax and catch up on what's happening in our area.

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:

A Thin Disguise - #2 Changing the Rules Series by Catherine Bybee
The Hornet's Nest: a novel of the Revolutionary War by Jimmy Carter
The Accidental Florist by Jill Churchill
World Without End by Ken Follett
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
The Borderland: a novel of Texas by Edwin Shrake
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Inspirational Fiction:
A Man with a Past - #2 Brothers in Arms Series by Mary Connealy
Forever My Own - #2 Ladies of the Lake Series by Tracie Peterson
Cold Dawn - #7 Cold Harbor Series by Susan Sleeman


Large Print:
Tea with Milk and Murder - #2 Oxford Tea Room Series by H.Y. Hanna

DVDs:
Here Today
Star Trek Discovery - Season 3
Walking Dead - Season 10

Pun-Of-The-Week:
Reading while sunbathing makes you well red.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil

 

Email from Aug 2

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:


Monday Aug 2 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Tuesday Aug 3 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday Aug 4 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Thursday Aug 5 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub
Monday Aug 9 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Tuesday Aug 10 at 1:00 Coffee Talk
Tuesday Aug 10 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday Aug 11 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Thursday Aug 12 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub
Saturday Aug 14  Open from 10:00 - 2:00 during Winding Stairs Festival


August Programming:
Please note that some of our regular programs will not be held during the month of August.  The following groups will NOT meet this month:
NO Storytime
NO Carnegie Cafe Coffee and Crafts
NO Scones & Tomes
NO Monday Book Club
NO Chat & Chew
NO Cards with Joan
Pen Pals will NOT meet on Aug. 9, but will plan to meet on Aug. 23.


August Display in the Library:
During August, we will display items created by YOU, our talented patrons and community members! What did you do to help pass the time during the past year when we couldn't gather and socialize? Did you make something you'd like to share? Learn a new craft? Learn how to bake or cook something new? Write? Take photos? Read a lot of books? Play games? Were you an essential worker who kept our businesses and services going? We'd like to display what kept you busy! You can start to bring your projects to the library, and we have a short form to fill out telling about your items.  You can share craft projects, recipes, lists of great books, artwork, photos, sewing projects....the options are endless!

August Abundance: 
We have put out our "Share The Bounty" basket again! If you have a bumper crop of vegetables, bring in your extras to share. Everyone is invited to stop in and take what you can use. We have started the season off with some huge zucchini; let's see how many different vegetables we can share - maybe you will find something that will become a new favorite!

Page Magnifier to check out:
Are you having trouble reading "the fine print"? We now have an Anti-Glare LED 3X Page Magnifier available for you to check out! This is a small lightweight magnifier that you hold over the page of your book, magazine, or newspaper to make that small print a bit easier to read. Ask at the circulation desk if you'd like to check it out and give it a try!


On the Bulletin Board:
Traer's Winding Stairs Festival is August 12-15.  This year's theme is "It's Time to Rock 'N' Roll".  More information can be found on Traer's website or the Winding Stairs Festival Facebook page. The library will be open from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, August 14, if you or your out-of-town guests would like to stop in for a quick tour of our beautiful Carnegie library.

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:

No Secret Like Nantucket - #5 Sweet Island Inn Series by Grace Palmer 
Fallen - # 3 Kate Burkholder Series by Linda Castillo
Murder at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers
Trial by Fire by P.T. Deutermann
The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel
A Cup of Silver Linings by Karen Hawkins
Door to Door Quilts - #2 Door County Quilts Series by Ann Hazelwood
It's Better this Way by Debbie Macomber
The Maidens by Alex Michaelides
Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda
The Therapist by B.A. Paris
The House Guests by Emilie Richards
Dog Eat Dog - #23 Andy Carpenter Series by David Rosenfelt
Love for Beginners - #7 Wildstone Series by Jill Shalvis 

Large Print:
The Cellist - #21 Gabriel Allon Series by Daniel Silva

Non-Fiction:
The Icepick Surgeon: murder, fraud, sabotage, piracy, and other dastardly deeds perpetrated in the name of science by Sam Kean
White Fragility: why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin J. DiAngelo
The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: the hunt for a Victorian era serial killer by Dean Jobb
Easy Crafts for the Insane: a mostly funny memoir of mental illness and making things by Kelly Williams Brown
The Ride of Her LIfe: the true story of a woman, her horse, and their last-chance journey across America by Elizabeth Letts
What is a Dog: a memoir by Chloe Shaw
The Prepared Home: how to stock, organize, and edit your home to thrive in comfort, safety and style by Melissa George
The Art of Patience: seeking the snow leopard in Tibet by Sylvain Tesson

Pun-Of-The-Week:
I found a rock yesterday which measured 1760 yards in length.  Must be some kind of milestone.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil

Email from July 26

 

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:


Monday July 26 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Monday July 26 at 2:00 BINGO
Monday July 26 at 3:30-6:00 MakerSpace Crafting- by appointment only
Tuesday July 27 at 1:05 Outside The Lines Adult Coloring
Tuesday July 27 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Tuesday July 27 at 4:00 Garden Walks at Ernie & Julie Cufr's and Jared & Marilyn Bauch's
Wednesday July 28 at 10:15 Storytime with Miss Sue
Wednesday, July 28 at 11:00 Chiropractic and Common Ailments in the Older Population with Dr. Ashley Reid
Wednesday July 28 at 11:00 Make & Take Crafts for 4th - 6th Grade
Wednesday July 28 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday July 28 at 2:00 Summer Reading Challenge Ice Cream Party
Thursday July 29 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub
Thursday July 29 at 5:30 PenPals ****NOTE we are meeting Thursday, NOT Monday this week

Monday Aug 2 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Tuesday Aug 3 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday Aug 4 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Thursday July 22 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub


BINGO today!
Join us today at 2:00 for some friendly games of BINGO.  There is no cost to participate, and you can win fabulous prizes!

Outside the Lines Adult Coloring:
Feeling stressed? Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring! We will meet at 1:05 this Tuesday, July 27.  Bring your own supplies, or use ours - we have a great selection of cards, bookbarks, markers, pens and pencils.

Garden Walks:
Our final Garden Walk is this Tuesday.  On July 27 we will observe more ways of utilizing raised bed gardens. We will start our walk at Ernie & Julie Cufr's, and then move on to Jared & Marilyn Bauch's garden. The Garden walks are from 4:00-5:00.  If you would like to ride together, please meet at the library at 3:45.  Call the library if you need directions.

Upcoming Program: Chiropractic and Common Ailments:
On Wednesday, July 28 at 11:00, Dr. Ashley Reid will speak about Chiropractic and Common Ailments in the Older Population.  Join us if you would like to hear some suggestions on how to help ease pain and increase health as we get older.

 

Kids Summer Reading Challenge Ice Cream Party!

We will be having our July Ice Cream Party on this Wednesday July 28! If you've met your reading goals, come to the library at 2:00 and we will all go to Chillo's for ice cream, and discuss the great books you've been reading.

Last week of Christmas in July:
If you haven't had a chance to see David Draper's Santas on display, hurry in to the library this week! David creates old world papier-mâché Santas, and they will be on display until the end of July. His Santas are made out of CelluClay papier-mâché , and are hand formed and hand painted. Stop in the library and cool off amidst the beautiful Santas!


August Display in the Library:
During August, we will have a "What I Did During COVID" display, featuring YOU, our talented patrons and community members! What did you do to help pass the time when we couldn't gather and socialize? Did you make something you'd like to share? Learn a new craft? Learn how to bake or cook something new? Write? Take photos? Read a lot of books? Play games? Were you an essential worker who kept our businesses and services going? We'd like to display what kept you busy! You can start to bring your projects to the library, and we have a short form to fill out telling about your items.  You can share craft projects, recipes, lists of great books, artwork, photos, sewing projects....the options are endless!

Page Magnifier to check out:
Are you having trouble reading "the fine print"? We now have an Anti-Glare LED 3X Page Magnifier available for you to check out! This is a small lightweight magnifier that you hold over the page of your book, magazine, or newspaper to make that small print a bit easier to read. Ask at the circulation desk if you'd like to check it out and give it a try!

August Programming:
Please note that some of our regular programs will not be meeting during the month of August.  The following groups will NOT meet in August:
NO Storytime
NO Carnegie Cafe Coffee and Crafts
NO Scones & Tomes
No Monday Book Club
NO Chat & Chew
NO Cards with Joan
Pen Pals will Not meet on Aug 9, but will plan to meet on Aug 23.


On the Bulletin Board:
Traer's Ecumenical Vacation Bible School is coming up on August 9-12.  This year's theme is Rocky Railway.  We have registration forms here at the library for your children, or to sign up to help.  Registrations are due by August 1, so stop in soon to pick up your forms. The rate is $10 per child or $25 per family, and includes a t-shirt.

NEW DVDs:
Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Dream Horse
NCIS - Seasons 1-4
Everybody Loves Raymond - Seasons 1-9

Pun-Of-The-Week:
I can hear music coming from my printer.  I think the paper's jammin' again.

Have a good week!

Diane Panfil

 

 

Email from July 19

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:

Monday July 19 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Monday July 19 at 2:00 Book Club - discussing The Almost Sisters
Monday July 19 at 5:30 Chat & Chew Book Club
Tuesday July 20 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Tuesday July 20 at 4:00 Garden Walk at Kathie Manfull's
Wednesday July 21 at 10:15 Storytime with Miss Sue
Wednesday July 21 at 11:00 Make & Take Crafts for 4th - 6th Grade
Wednesday July 21 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday July 21 at 2:00 Yoga Class with Ellen Stoakes
Wednesday July 21 at 2:30 Cards With Joan
Thursday July 22 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub
Monday July 26 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Monday July 26 at 2:00 BINGO
Monday July 26 at 3:30-6:00 MakerSpace Crafting- by appointment only
Monday July 26 at 5:30 Pen Pals
Tuesday July 27 at 1:05 Outside The Lines Adult Coloring
Tuesday July 27 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Tuesday July 27 at 4:00 Garden Walks at Ernie & Julie Cufr's and Jared & Marilyn Bauch's
Wednesday July 28 at 10:15 Storytime with Miss Sue
Wednesday, July 28 at 11:00 Chiropractic and Common Ailments in the Older Population with Dr. Ashley Reid
Wednesday July 28 at 11:00 Make & Take Crafts for 4th - 6th Grade
Wednesday July 28 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday July 28 at 2:00 Summer Reading Challenge Ice Cream Party
Thursday July 29 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub

Book Clubs Today:
Our Monday Book Club will meet at 2:00 today to discuss The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson.  Come join us and share your thoughts. We will not be meeting in August, and will meet again in September to share what we have been reading over the summer.

Our Chat & Chew Book will meet today at 5:30.  This is a very informal, fun group! Join us for pizza as we discuss the latest books we've read, books we'd like to read if we had more time, or just get ideas of more books to add to our growing list of Books-To-Be-Read.

Cards With Joan:
Join us this Wednesday July 21 at 2:30 as Joan Schafer shows us how to make a beautiful greeting card.  Joan shares her tips and techniques step by step, and all materials are provided. Past cards and some how-to videos are posted on our website.

Yoga Class:
Join us for yoga at 2:00 on July 21.  Ellen Stoakes will lead us through some beginner yoga routines as we focus on stretching, balance, and relaxing our minds. Bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes.

Garden Walks:
We have two more garden walks this month.  On July 20 we will visit Kathie Manfull's gardens.  On July 27 we will observe more ways of utilizing raised bed gardens at both Ernie & Julie Cufr's and at Jared & Marilyn Bauch's. The Garden walks are from 4:00-5:00.  If you would like to ride together, please meet at the library at 3:45.  Call the library if you need directions.

Upcoming Program: Chiropractic and Common Ailments:
On Wednesday, July 28 at 11:00, Dr. Ashley Reid will speak about Chiropractic and Common Ailments in the Older Population.  Join us if you would like to hear some suggestions on how to help ease pain and increase health as we get older.

August Display in the Library:
During August, we will have a "What I Did During COVID" display, featuring YOU, our talented patrons and community members! What did you do to help pass the time when we couldn't gather and socialize? Did you make something you'd like to share? Learn a new craft? Learn how to bake or cook something new? Write? Take photos? Read a lot of books? Play games? Were you an essential worker who kept our businesses and services going? We'd like to display what kept you busy! You can start to bring your projects to the library, and we have a short form to fill out telling about your items.  You can share craft projects, recipes, lists of great books, artwork, photos, sewing projects....the options are endless!

On the Bulletin Board:
Traer's Ecumenical Vacation Bible School is coming up on August 9-12.  This year's theme is Rocky Railway.  We have registration forms here at the library for your children, or to sign up to help.  Registrations are due by August 1, so stop in soon to pick up your forms. The rate is $10 per child or $25 per family, and includes a t-shirt.

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
Tom Clancy Target Acquired by Don Bentley
The President's Daughter by Bill Clinton and James A. Patterson
Sunrise by the Sea - #4 Little Beach Street Bakery series by Jenny Colgan
Dead by Dawn - #12 Mike Bowditch Series by Paul Doiron
Murder at Sunrise Lake by Christine Feehan
The Summer of No Attachments by Lori Foster
Choose Me by Tess Gerritsen
The Abduction of Pretty Penny - #5 Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Series by Leonard S. Goldberg
Haven Point by Virginia Hume
Read Widow by Alma Katsu
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
The Perfect Murder - #4 Maximum Security Series by Kat Martin
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
What a Dog Knows by Susan Wilson

Non-Fiction:
Madhouse at the End of the Earth: the Belgica's journey into the dark Antarctic night by Julian Sancton

Inspirational Fiction:
Hours to Kill - #3 Homeland Heroes Series by Susan Sleeman
When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin

Teen:
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Pun-Of-The-Week:
A man just assaulted me with milk, cream, and butter.  How Dairy.

Have a great week!
Diane Panfil

Email from July 12

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:

Monday July 12 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Monday July 12 at 5:30 Pen Pals
Tuesday July 13 at 1:00 Coffee Talk
Tuesday July 13 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Tuesday July 13 at 4:00 Garden Walk at Lyla Whannel's
Wednesday July 14 at 10:15 Storytime with Miss Sue
Wednesday July 14 at 11:00 Make & Take Crafts for 4th-6th Grade
Wednesday July 14 at 11:30 Scones and Tomes Book Club
Wednesday July 14 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday July 14 at 2:00 Yoga Class with Ellen Stoakes
Thursday July 15 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub
Monday July 19 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Monday July 19 at 2:00 Book Club -discussing The Almost Sisters
Monday July 19 at 5:30 Chat & Chew Book Club
Tuesday July 20 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Tuesday July 20 at 4:00 Garden Walk at Kathie Manfull's
Wednesday July 21 at 10:15 Storytime with Miss Sue
Wednesday July 21 at 11:00 Make & Take Crafts for 4th-6th Grade
Wednesday July 21 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday July 21 at 2:00 Yoga Class with Ellen Stoakes
Wednesday July 21 at 2:30 Cards With Joan
Thursday July 12 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub

Coffee Talk:
Come to the Carnegie Cafe this Tuesday, July 13 at 1:00 to chat and enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet treat as we get to know each other better.  Laurie will get the lively discussion started with an intriguing question about about yourselves.

Yoga Classes:
Join us for yoga classes in July! At 2:00 on July 14, and 21, Ellen Stoakes will lead us through some beginner yoga routines as we focus on stretching, flexibility, and relaxing our minds. Bring your yoga mat, water bottle and wear comfortable clothes.

Garden Walks:
We have more Tuesday Garden Walks coming up in July! Tomorrow we will tour Lyla Whannel's gardens, and on July 20 we will visit Kathie Manfull. On July 27 we will observe more ways of utilizing raised bed gardens at both Jared & Marilyn Bauch's and Ernie & Julie Cufr's. The Garden Walks will be held from 4:00-5:00.  If you would like to ride together, please meet at the library at 3:45. Call the library if you need directions.

Make & Take Crafts:
4th - 6th Graders, join us for Make & Take Crafts!  We will meet at 11:00 each Wednesday in July. Olivia will lead you in making a simple, fun craft. There is no cost to attend, and all supplies will be provided.

Scones & Tomes Book Club:
Join our Scones and Tomes group this Wednesday at 11:30! We are an informal group that meets once a month to share and discuss the books we have been reading lately.  We also enjoy a cup of coffee and a scone while we share our insights with each other. It's a great way to get ideas for your Books-I-Want-To-Read List!

Community Coloring:
Do you like to color?  Come sit and relax and join other patrons as we work together to complete a Community Coloring Project. Even if you have just a few minutes, you can contribute just by coloring a single leaf, flower or hidden insect. Ask for colored pencils at the circulation desk.  It will be fun to see our image of a horse with a magnificent flowing mane come to life!

Christmas in July in the Library:
July's featured local artist is David Draper. David creates old world papier-mâché Santas, and we have many of them on display in the library. His Santas are made out of CelluClay papier-mâché , and are hand formed and hand painted. Stop in the library and cool off amidst the beautiful Santas!

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:

One Two Three by Laurie Frankel
Magical Midlife Dating - #2 Leveling Up Series by K. F. Breene
Magical Midlife Invasion - #3 Leveling Up Series by K. F. Breene

Non-Fiction:
Moda All-Stars - On a Roll Again: 14 Creative Quilts from Jelly Roll Striops by Lissa Alexander
The Big Book of Kids Activities: 500 Projects that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever by Holly Homer

Inspirational Fiction:
Night Moves - #4 Nighthawk Security Series by Susan Sleeman

DVDs:
Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness; Her Last Breath; Prediction Murder
Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park
Columbo - TV Series - All Seasons + Bonus Movies

Pun-Of-The-Week:
Arnold Schwarzenegger will be doing a movie about classical music.  He'll be Bach.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil

 

Email from July 5

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:


***Monday July 5 - CLOSED in observance of Independence Day
Tuesday July 6 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday July 7 at 10:15 Storytime with Miss Sue
Wednesday July 7 at 11:00 Make & Take Crafts for 4th-6th Grade
Wednesday July 7 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday July 7 at 2:00 Yoga Presentation by Ellen Stoakes
Wednesday July 7 at 2:30 Carnegie Cafe Coffee & Crafts
Thursday July 8 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub
Monday July 12 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Monday July 12 at 5:30 Pen Pals
Tuesday July 13 at 1:00 Coffee Talk
Tuesday July 13 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Tuesday July 13 at 4:00 Garden Walk at Lyla Whannel's
Wednesday July 14 at 10:15 Storytime with Miss Sue
Wednesday July 14 at 11:00 Make & Take Crafts for 4th-6th Grade
Wednesday July 14 at 11:30 Scones and Tomes Book Club
Wednesday July 14 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday July 14 at 2:00 Yoga Class with Ellen Stoakes
Thursday July 15 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub

Yoga Classes:
Join us for yoga classes in July! At 2:00 on July 7, 14, and 21, Ellen Stoakes will lead us through some beginner yoga routines as we focus on stretching, flexibility, and relaxing our minds. Bring your yoga mat, water bottle and wear comfortable clothes.

Make & Take Crafts:
Starting this week we will be having Make & Take Crafts for 4th - 6th Graders!  We will meet at 11:00 each Wednesday in July. Olivia will lead you in making a simple, fun craft. There is no cost to attend, and all supplies will be provided.

Carnegie Cafe Coffee and Crafts:
Come to the Carnegie Cafe this Wednesday, July 7 at 2:30 to make a seasonal craft and enjoy a cup of coffee. There is no fee or sign-up for this craft, and all supplies needed will be provided.

Community Coloring:
Do you like to color?  Come sit and relax and join other patrons as we work together to complete a Community Coloring Project. Even if you have just a few minutes, you can contribute just by coloring a single leaf, flower or hidden insect. Ask for colored pencils at the circulation desk.  It will be fun to see our image of a horse with a magnificent flowing mane come to life!

Garden Walks:
We have more Tuesday Garden Walks coming up in July! On July 13 we be visiting Lyla Whannel's gardens, on July 20 we will be at Kathie Manfull's, and on July 27 we will tour Bob and JoAnn Higgins' gardens. The Garden Walks will be held from 4:00-5:00.  If you would like to ride together, please meet at the library at 3:45. Call the library if you need directions.

Christmas in July in the Library:
Our next featured local artist is David Draper. David creates old world papier-mâché Santas, and we have many of them on display in the library. His Santas are made out of CelluClay papier-mâché , and are hand formed and hand painted. Stop in the library and cool off amidst the beautiful Santas!

Zoo Passes:
We still have passes to the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines available.  These passes are good for One Free Child Admission (ages 3-12). Passes are available at the circulation desk. Please only request one pass per child.

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:

The Hope Chest by Carolyn Brown
Summer by the Sea by Jenny Hale
Pack up the Moon by Kristan Higgins
The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton
The Letter Keeper - #2 Murphy Shepherd Series by  Charles Martin
Message in the Sand by Hannah Roberts McKinnon
Hidden - #1 Lost and Found Series by Fern Michaels

Large Print:
The Saboteurs by Clive Cussler
The Bullet by Iris Johansen

Non-Fiction:
License to Parent: how my career as a spy helped me raise resourceful, self sufficient kids by Christina Hillsberg
Days of Steel Rain: the epic story of a WWII vengeance ship in the year of the Kamikaze by Brent E. Jones
Home Made: a story of grief, groceries, showing up - and what we make when we make dinner by Liz Hauck
The Woman they Could Not Silence: one woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear by Kate Moore

Inspirational Fiction:
Chasing Shadows by Lynn N. Austin

Pun-Of-The-Week:
Why aren't there any knock knock jokes about America? Because freedom rings.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil
 
 

Email from June 28

 

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:

Monday June 28 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Monday June 28  at 2:00 BINGO
Monday June 28 at 3:30-6:00 Makerspace Crafting - by appointment only
Monday June 28 at 5:30 Pen Pals
Tuesday June 29 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Tuesday June 29 at 4:00 Garden Walk @ Paul Wendt's
Wednesday June 30 at 10:15 Storytime with Miss Sue
Wednesday June 30 at 1:00pm Fit and Feisty
Wednesday June 30 at 2:00 Yoga Presentation with Ellen Stoakes
Wednesday June 30 at 2:00 Summer Reading Program Ice Cream Party!
Thursday July 1 at 10:30am Cribbage and Rummikub
***Saturday July 3 CLOSED in observance of Independence Day
***Monday July 5 - CLOSED in observance of Independence Day
Tuesday July 6 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday July 7 at 10:15 Storytime with Miss Sue
Wednesday July 7 at 11:00 Make & Take Crafts for 4th-6th Grade
Wednesday July 7 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Wednesday July 7 at 2:00 Yoga Presentation by Ellen Stoakes
Wednesday July 7 at 2:30 Carnegie Cafe Coffee & Crafts
Thursday July 8 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub


Garden Walks:
We have more Garden Walks coming up! On June 29 we be touring Paul Wendt's Raised Bed Gardens, and on July 20 we will be at Kathie Manfull's. The Garden Walks will be held from 4:00-5:00.  If you would like to ride together, please meet at the library at 3:45. Call the library if you need directions.

Yoga Presentation:
Join us on Wednesday, June 30 at 2:00, as Ellen Stoakes gives a presentation on Yoga. She is a certified yoga instructor, and will cover the basics and share the benefits of adding yoga to your fitness routine. Then at 2:00 on July 7, 14, and 21, Ellen will guide us through some beginner yoga routines as we focus on stretching, flexibility, and relaxing our minds. Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.

Make & Take Crafts:
Next month will be having Make & Take Crafts for 4th - 6th Graders!  We will meet at 11:00 each Wednesday in July. Olivia will lead you in making a simple, fun craft. There is no cost to attend, and all supplies will be provided.

Summer Reading Challenge Ice Cream Party!
We will be having our first ice cream party on Wednesday June 30! If you've met your reading goals, come to the library at 2:00 and we will all go to Chillo's for ice cream, and discuss the great books you've been reading! There is still time to sign up and set new goals for July, so stop in the library to find out more.

Summer Art Displays in the Library:
Our next featured local artist is David Draper. We will be celebrating "Christmas in July" by displaying some of his beautiful Santas.

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:

In the Line of Ire - #13 Lexie Graves Series by Camilla Chafer
Mission: Possible - #14 Lexie Graves Series by Camilla Chafer
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
Buried in Secrets - #4 Carly Moore Series by Denise Grover Swank
The One for Me by Rachel Hanna
Ghostly Serenade - #13 Shelby Nichols Series by Colleen Helme
Dying Wishes - #14 Shelby Nichols Series by Colleen Helme

Large Print:
Sustaining Faith - #2 When Hope Calls Series by Janette Oke
The Seeds of Change by Lauraine Snelling

Non-Fiction:
What are the Odds?: from Crack Addict to CEO by Mike Lindell

Teen:
Nemesis by Anna Banks
Of Poseidon - #1 Syrena Legacy Series by Anna Banks
Of Triton - #2 Syrena Legacy Series by Anna Banks
Of Neptune - #3 Syrena Legacy Series by Anna Banks
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
She's with Me by Jessica Cunsolo
Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore

Pun-Of-The-Week:
Cosmetic surgery used to be such a taboo subject. Now you can talk about Botox and nobody raises an eyebrow.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil

Email from June 21

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:

Monday June 21 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Monday June 21  at 2:00 Book Club - discussing The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman
Monday June 21 at 5:30  Chat and Chew
Tuesday June 22 at 1:05 Outside The Lines Adult Coloring
Tuesday June 22 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Tuesday June 22 at 4:00 Garden Walk @ Donna Kersten's
Wednesday June 23 at 10:00 Summer Reading Program - Retrieving Freedom Service Dogs
Wednesday June 23 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Thursday June 24 at 10:30 Cribbage and Rummikub
Monday June 28 at 1:00 Fit and Feisty
Monday June 28  at 2:00 BINGO
Monday June 28 at 3:30-6:00 Makerspace Crafting - by appointment only
Monday June 28 at 5:30 Pen Pals
Tuesday June 29 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Tuesday June 29 at 4:00 Garden Walk @ Paul Wendt's
Wednesday June 30 at 10:15 Storytime with Miss Sue
Wednesday June 30 at 1:00pm Fit and Feisty
Wednesday June 30 at 2:00 Yoga Presentation with Ellen Stoakes
Wednesday June 30 at 2:00 Summer Reading Program Ice Cream Party!
Thursday July 1 at 10:30am Cribbage and Rummikub

Book Clubs Today:
Our Monday Book Club will be meeting today at 2:00 to discuss The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman.  Come join our discussion, and pick up next month's selection, The Almost Sisters, by Joshilyn Jackson.

Our Chat and Chew Book Club will meet today at 5:30.  Come enjoy a slice of pizza while we discuss the books we've been reading so far this summer.

Garden Walks:
We have 2 more Garden Walks coming up! On June 22 we will be at Donna Kersten's, and on June 29 we will be at Paul Wendt's. The Garden Walks will be held from 4:00-5:00.  If you would like to ride together, please meet at the library at 3:45. Call the library if you need directions.

Summer Reading Program:
Our last program for the summer will be at 10:00 Wednesday, June 23. We will have some very special guests from Retrieving Freedom. Keegan Birkicht and Trent Dirks and his dog "Tracer" will share information about service dogs. We will learn about the benefits of service dogs and learn the proper etiquette around these special animals. 

Next week we will return to our regular Storytime with Miss Sue on Wednesdays at 10:30.

Yoga Presentation:
On Wednesday, June 30 at 2:00, Ellen Stoakes will give a presentation on Yoga. She is a certified yoga instructor, and will cover the basics of yoga, and share the benefits of adding yoga to your fitness routine.

New this Summer: Summer Reading Challenge 2021!
We have an exciting new Summer Reading Challenge for school-aged children to encourage them to read over the summer!  Children get to set their own reading goals. Come to the library to find out more.

We will be having our first ice cream party soon, so get busy reading and filling out those goal sheets! If you've met your goals, come to the library at 2:00 on Wednesday June 30 and we will all go to Chillo's for ice cream, and discuss the great books you've been reading!

Summer Art Displays in the Library:
This summer we will be having artwork on display throughout the library, created by local artists. In June, our featured local artist is Linda Powell. Stop in the library to browse and admire our display of Linda's works.

Rubber Stamps:
Did you know you can check out rubber stamps for your craft projects?  We have a large selection of stamps available to check out, and we've just added quite a few new ones to our collection.  Stop in and check them out!

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:

Lizzie & Dante by Mary Bly
Magical Midlife Madness by K.F. Breene
Arctic Storm Rising by Dale Brown
The Diva Serves Forbidden Fruit - #14 Domestic Diva Series by Krista Davis
Legends of the North Cascades by Jonathan Evison
The Art of Deception - #4 Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Series by Leonard S. Goldberg
Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
Unfinished Business - #16 Ali Reynolds Series by Judith Jance
The Henna Artist by Joshi Alka
The Hotel by Pamela Kelly
The Assassin's Blade - #0 (prequel) Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
The Stepsisters by Susan Mallery
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley
Romancing Mr. Bridgerton - #4 Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn
To Sir Phillip, With Love - #5 Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn
Legacy by Nora Roberts
The Eagle's Claw: a novel of the Battle of Midway by Jeff Shaara
The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker

Inspirational Fiction:
Return to the Big Valley: 3 romances from a unique Pennsylvania Amish Community by various authors

Large Print:
The Final Twist by Jeffery Deaver
Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Non-Fiction:
The Heartbeat of Trees: embracing our ancient bond with forests and nature by Peter Wohlleben
Downeast: five Maine girls and the unseen story of rural America by Gigi Georges
Caste: the origins of our discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Teen:
Queens of Fennbirn - #0 (prequel) Three Dark Crowns Series by Kendare Blake
Five Dark Fates - #4 Three Dark Crowns Series by Kendare Blake
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich

DVDs:
Godzilla vs. Kong
Tenet

Pun-Of-The-Week:
I slammed my hand in the rent-a-car door.  It Hertz.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil

 

Email from June 14

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:

Monday June 14 at 1:00pm Fit and Feisty
Monday June 14 at 5:30 PenPals!
Tuesday June 15 at 1:30pm Tuesday Quilters
Tuesday June 15 at 4:00 Garden Walk @ Vicki Pecenka's
Wednesday June 16 at 10:00am Summer Reading Program - Story + Waste and the environment
Wednesday June 16 at 1:00pm Fit and Feisty
Wednesday June 16 at 2:30pm Cards with Joan
Thursday June 17 at 10:30am Cribbage and Rummikub
Monday June 21 at 1:00pm Fit and Feisty
Monday June 21  at 2:00 Book Club - discussing The Recipe Box
Monday June 21 at 5:30  Chat and Chew
Tuesday June 22 at 1:05 Outside The Lines Adult Coloring
Tuesday June 22 at 1:30pm Tuesday Quilters
Tuesday June 22 at 4:00 Garden Walk @ Donna Kersten's
Wednesday June 23 at 10:00am Summer Reading Program - Retrieving Freedom Service Dogs
Wednesday June 23 at 1:00pm Fit and Feisty
Wednesday June 23 at 2:30pm Cards with Joan
Thursday June 24 at 10:30am Cribbage and Rummikub

Garden Walks:
We have 3 Garden Walks coming up! On June 15 we will visit Vicki Pecenka's garden.  On June 22 we will be at Donna Kersten's, and on June 29 we will be at Paul Wendt's. The Garden Walks will be held from 4:00-5:00.  If you would like to ride together, please meet at the library at 3:45. Call the library if you need directions.

Summer Reading Program:
Our program this week will be at 10:00 Wednesday, June 16, sponsored by the Tama County Solid Waste Disposal Commission. We will enjoy a story and learn about food waste and our environment. Next week Keegan Birkicht and Trent Dirks will bring Tracer, and will share information about Service Dogs.

Yoga Presentation:
On Wednesday, June 30 at 2:00, Ellen Stoakes will give a presentation on Yoga. She is a certified yoga instructor, and will cover the basics of yoga, and share the benefits of adding yoga to your fitness routine.

New this Summer: Summer Reading Challenge 2021!
We have an exciting new Summer Reading Challenge for school-aged children to encourage them to read over the summer!  Children get to set their own reading goals - and if they meet those goals they will receive ice cream!  Come to the library to find out more!

Summer Art Displays in the Library:
This summer we will be having artwork on display throughout the library, created by local artists. In June, our featured local artist is Linda Powell. Stop in the library to browse and admire our display of Linda's works.

Zoo Passes:
We have a limited number of passes to the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines.  These passes are good for One Free Child Admission (ages 3-12). Passes are available at the circulation desk.  Please only request one pass per child.

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:

For Whom the Book Tolls by Laura Gail Black
A Life Without Flowers - #2 Life Without Water Series by Marci Bolden
A Life Without Regrets - #3 Life Without Water Series by Marci Bolden
Finding Acceptance - #6 Bluebird Bay Series by Christine Gale/Denise Grover Swank
Merit Badge Murder - #1 Merry Wrath Series by Leslie Langtry
Mint Cookie Murder - #2 Merry Wrath Series by Leslie Langtry
Marshmallow S'More Murder - #3 Merry Wrath Series by Leslie Langtry
Whisper of Bones - #2 Cassie Quinn Series by L.T.Ryan
Symphony of Bones - #3 Cassie Quinn Series by L.T. Ryan
Come Rain or Come Shine - #11 Mitford Series by Jan Karon

Inspirational Fiction:
Cold Case - #4 Cold Harbor Series by Susan Sleeman
Cold Fear - #5 Cold Harbor Series by Susan Sleeman
Cold Pursuit - #6 Cold Harbor Series by Susan Sleeman
Sisters of the Quilt - the complete trilogy by Cindy Woodsmall

Teen:
A Study in Charlotte - #1 Charlotte Holmes Series by Brittany Cavallaro
The Last of August - #2 Charlotte Holmes Series by Brittany Cavallaro
The Case for Jamie - #3 Charlotte Holmes Series by Brittany Cavallaro
Sweet Evil - #1 Sweet Trilogy Series by Wendy Higgins
Sweet Peril - #2 Sweet Trilogy Series by Wendy Higgins
Sweet Reckoning - #3 Sweet Trilogy Series by Wendy Higgins
Sweet Temptation - #4 Sweet Trilogy Series by Wendy Higgins
Snow like Ashes - #1 Snow like Ashes Series by Sara Raasch
Ice like Fire -#2 Snow like Ashes Series by Sara Raasch

DVDs:
Raya and the Last Dragon
Chaos Walking
The Courier
Mystery 101/Playing Dead/Words Can Kill - Hallmark 3 movie collection
Paw patrol - Moto Pups

Pun-Of-The-Week:
Yesterday I accidentally swallowed some food coloring.  The doctor says I'm ok, but I feel like I've dyed a little inside.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil

Email from June 7

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:

Monday June 7 at 1:00pm Fit and Feisty Exercise Group
Tuesday June 8 at 1:00pm Coffee Talk
Tuesday June 8 at 1:30pm Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday June 9 at 10:00am Summer Reading Program - Story + Science experiments
Wednesday June 9 at 11:30pm Scones and Tomes
Wednesday June 9 at 1:00pm Fit and Feisty
Thursday June 10 at 10:30am Cribbage and Rummikub
Monday June 14 at 1:00pm Fit and Feisty
Monday June 14 at 5:30 PenPals!
Tuesday June 15 at 1:30pm Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday June 16 at 10:00am Summer Reading Program - Story + Waste and the environment
Wednesday June 16 at 1:00pm Fit and Feisty
Wednesday June 16 at 2:30pm Cards with Joan
Thursday June 17 at 10:30am Cribbage and Rummikub

Summer Reading Program:
This year's theme is "Reading Colors Your World".  We have some fun programs and speakers lined up for children from preschool through sixth grade. We will meet at 10:00 the first four Wednesdays in June.

Our program this week will be Wednesday, June 9 with Jenny Hulme, Tama County Youth Coordinator with the Tama County Extension Service. Jenny will read a story and present science experiments with colors. Next week's program is sponsored by the Tama County Solid Waste Disposal Commission. We will enjoy a story and learn about food waste and our environment.

New this Summer: Summer Reading Challenge 2021!
We have an exciting new Summer Reading Challenge for school-aged children to encourage them to read over the summer!  Children get to set their own reading goals - we have several different goal sheets to choose from. Your child can choose what will work best for them! When they sign up, they will also receive a book bag, pencil, bookmark, and may also choose a free book to keep! If your child meets the monthly goal they have set, they can bring their goal sheets to the library at 2:00 on June 30 and again on July 28, and we will all go have ice cream at Chillo Ice Cream and Eats and talk about the great books we've read!

Summer Art Displays in the Library:
This summer we will be having artwork on display throughout the library, created by local artists. In June, our featured local artist is Linda Powell. Linda's main focus is painting with watercolors and acrylics. More recently she has been inspired by found objects and old barn junk, and has crafted interesting Barn Junk Sculptures.  Her current inspirations include barns, flowers, and local landscapes.  Stop in the library to browse and admire our display of Linda's works!

Zoo Passes:
We have a limited number of passes to the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines.  These passes are good for One Free Child Admission (ages 3-12). Passes are available at the circulation desk.  Please only request one pass per child.

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:

A Deadly Turn - #3 Sheriff Hank Worth Series by Claire Booth
The Hunting Wives by May K. Cobb
Frightfully Fortune - #20 Miss Fortune Series by Jana DeLeon
People we Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
Beaches, Bungalows and Burglaries - #1 Camper & Criminals Series by Tonya Kappes
Deserts, Driving and Derelicts - #2 Camper & Criminals Series by Tonya Kappes
Forests, Fishing and Forgery - #3 Camper & Criminals Series by Tonya Kappes
Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica
The Summer of Lost and Found - #6 Beach House Series by Mary Alice Monroe
The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan
The Clover Girls by Viola Shipman
The Break-Up Book Club by Wendy Wax
That Summer by Jennifer Weiner
Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger

Inspirational Fiction:
Aftermath by Terri Blackstock
An Amish Surprise - #2 Berlin Bookmobile Series by Shelley Shephard Gray
Fatal Mistake - #1 White Knights Series by Susan Sleeman
Kill Shot - #2 White KnightsSeries by Susan Sleeman

Large Print:
Reunion Beach: Stories inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank by various authors
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Last Night in London by Karen White

Memorial Books:
The No-Till Organic Vegetable Farm by Daniel Mays, given in memory of Lillian Meinhart by Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, Traer
Simple Things: Lessons from the Family Farm by Jerry Apps, given in memory of Marilyn L. (Dinsdale) Jellings by Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, Traer

The following books were given in memory of Marjorie L. Degner by Sharon Speirs and Barbara Bookmeier:
Go West, Young Man by William W. Johnstone
Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Valley Forge by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West by H.W.Brands
Family Reference Atlas of the World by National Geographic

Pun-Of-The-Week:
Today a woman said she recognized me from vegetarian club. But I never met herbivore.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil

 

 

Email from May 31

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:

Monday May 31: Closed in observance of Memorial Day
Tuesday June 1 at 1:30pm Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday June 2 at 10:00am Summer Reading Program - Tama County Conservation
Wednesday June 2 at 1:00pm Fit and Feisty (NEW NAME for our exercise group!!)
Wednesday June 2 at 2:30pm Carnegie Cafe Coffee & Crafts
Thursday June 3 at 10:30am Cribbage and Rummikub
Monday June 7 at 1:00pm Fit and Feisty
Tuesday June 8 at 1:00pm Coffee Talk
Tuesday June 8 at 1:30pm Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday June 9 at 10:00am Summer Reading Program - Tama County Extension
Wednesday June 9 at 11:30pm Scones and Tomes
Wednesday June 9 at 1:00pm Fit and Feisty
Thursday June 10 at 10:30am Cribbage and Rummikub

Summer Reading Program:
This year's theme is "Reading Colors Your World".  We have some fun programs and speakers lined up for children from preschool through sixth grade. We will meet at 10:00 the first four Wednesdays in June.

Our first program will be this Wednesday, June 2 with Brendan Kelly, Naturalist/Park Ranger with Tama County Conservation.  You will get a close-up view of some colorful animals!

Next week we will have Jenny Hulme, Tama County Youth Coordinator with the Tama County Extension Service. Jenny will read a story, present science experiments with colors, and have a craft to enjoy!

New this Summer: Summer Reading Challenge 2021!
We have an exciting new Summer Reading Challenge for school-aged children to encourage them to read over the summer!  Children get to set their own reading goals - we have several different goal sheets to choose from. Your child can choose what will work best for them! When they sign up, they will also receive a book bag, pencil, bookmark, and may also choose a free book to keep! If your child meets the monthly goal they have set, they can bring their goal sheets to the library at 2:00 on June 30 and again on July 28, and we will all go have ice cream at Chillo Ice Cream and Eats and talk about the great books we've read!

Summer Art Displays in the Library:
This summer we will be having artwork on display throughout the library, created by local artists. In June, our featured local artist is Linda Powell. Linda's main focus is painting with watercolors and acrylics. More recently she has been inspired by found objects and old barn junk, and has crafted a line of Barn Junk Sculptures.  Her current inspirations include barns, flowers, and local landscapes.  Stop in the library to browse and admire our display of Linda's works!

In July, we will have "Christmas in July", featuring Santas created by David Draper. In August we will have a "What I Did During COVID" display, featuring projects created by YOU, our talented patrons and community members! What did you do to help pass the time when we couldn't gather and socialize? Did you make something you'd like to share? Learn a new craft? Learn how to bake or cook? Write? Take photos? Read a lot of books? Play games? Were you an essential worker that kept our businesses and services going?  We'd like to display what kept you busy! So be thinking of what you could bring to the library to share - craft projects, artwork, new recipes, sewing projects, lists of great books, photos... the options are endless!

Fit and Feisty Exercise Class:
We have a new name for our exercise class for older adults! Come join us on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 for Fit and Feisty. We offer a variety of exercises, so you will never be bored! The exercises can also be performed in either a standing or a sitting position, so are appropriate for all fitness levels.

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:

Path of Bones - #1 Cassie Quinn Series by L.T. Ryan
Stiffs and Swine - #4 Supper Club Mysteries by Ellery Adams
The Battered Body - #5 Supper Club Mysteries by Ellery Adams

Inspirational Fiction:
Miramar Bay - #1 Miramar Bay Series by T. Davis Bunn
Firefly Cove- #2 Miramar Bay Series by T. Davis Bunn

Large Print:
21st Birthday - #21 Women's Club Murder Series by James A. Patterson

DVDs:
The Father
Minari
Senior Moment
Tom & Jerry The Movie

Pun-Of-The-Week:
I'm working on a device that will read minds.  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil

 

 

Email from May 24, 2021

 

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:

Monday May 24 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Monday May 24 at 2:00pm BINGO!
Monday May 24 at 3:30-6:00pm MakerSpace - by appointment only
Monday May 24 at 5:30pm PenPals!
Tuesday May 25 at 1:05pm Outside the Lines Adult Coloring
Tuesday May 25 at 1:30pm Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday May 26 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday May 26 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Thursday May 27 at 10:30am Cribbage and Rummikub
Friday May 28 at 1:05pm Friday Needleworkers
Saturday May 29: Closed in observance of Memorial Day
Monday May 31: Closed in observance of Memorial Day
Tuesday June 1 at 1:30pm Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday June 2 at 10:00am Summer Reading Program - Tama County Conservation
Wednesday June 2 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Wednesday June 2 at 2:30pm Carnegie Cafe Coffee & Crafts
Thursday June 3 at 10:30am Cribbage and Rummikub

Scheduling note: Since the library will be closed on Monday the 31st for Memorial Day, we will have BINGO and MakerSpace TODAY!

Summer Reading Program:
This year's theme is "Reading Colors Your World".  We have some fun programs and speakers lined up for children from Preschool through sixth grade. We will meet at 10:00 the first four Wednesdays in June. Our first program will be Wednesday, June 2 with Brendan Kelly, Naturalist/Park Ranger with Tama County Conservation.  You will get a close-up view of some colorful animals!
Also coming up we have:
Wednesday June 9 at 10:00 Jenny Hulme, Tama County Youth Coordinator with the Tama County Extension Service
Wednesday June 16 at 10:00 Tama County Solid Waste Disposal Commission
Wednesday June 23 at 10:00 Retrieving Freedom - Service Dogs for Veterans

Summer Art Displays in the Library:
This summer we will be having displays throughout the library of items created by local artists. In June, our local artist is Linda Powell. Her artwork includes watercolors and barn art. In July, we will have "Christmas in July", featuring Santas created by David Draper. And in August we will have a "What I Did During COVID" display, featuring projects created by YOU, our talented patrons and community members! What did you do to help pass the time when we couldn't gather and socialize? Did you make something you'd like to share? Learn a new craft? Learn how to bake or cook? Write? Take photos? Read a lot of books? Play games? We'd like to display what you did! So be thinking of what you could bring to the library to share - craft projects, artwork, new recipes, sewing projects, lists of great books, photos... the options are endless!

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:

The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews
The Venice Sketchbook: a novel by Rhys Bowen
Secrets of the Chocolate House - #2 Found Things Series by Paula Brackston
A Dog's Courage by W. Bruce Cameron
The Parasite and Other Tales of Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Bookshop of Second Chances: a novel by Jackie Fraser
The Secret Stealers: a novel by Jane Healey
Basil's War: a novel by Stephen Hunter
Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter
The Woman with the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff
The Last Bookshop in London: a novel of World War II by Madeline Martin
The Girls in the Stilt House: a novel by Kelly Mustian
The Lady Has a Past - #5 Burning Cove, CA Series by Amanda Quick
The Viscount Who Loved Me - #2 Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn
An Offer from a Gentleman - #3 Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn
Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Good Company: a novel by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Picnic in Someday Valley: #1 Honey Creek Series by Jodi Thomas
Second First Impressions: a novel by Sally Thorne
Lover Unveiled - #19 Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J. R. Ward
Confessions from the Quilting Circle by Maisey Yates

Inspirational:
The Jam and Jelly Nook - #4 Amish Marketplace Series by Amy Clipston
A Distant Shore: a novel by Karen Kingsbury

Large Print:
A Gambling Man - #2 Archer Series by David Baldacci
Sooley by John Grisham
Sunflower Sisters: a novel by Martha Hall Kelly
When the Stars go Dark: a novel by Paula McLain
Ocean Prey by John Sanford
Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel

Teen:
Daughter of the Pirate King - #1 Daughter of the Pirate King Series by Tricia Levenseller
Daughter of the Siren Queen - #2 Daughter of the Pirate King Series by Tricia Levenseller

Pun-Of-The-Week:
I'm reading a horror story in Braille.  Something bad is about to happen.....I can feel it.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil

Email from May 17, 2021

 
Good Morning!

On the Calendar:

Monday May 17 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Monday May 17 at 2:00 Book Club
Monday May 17 at 5:30 Chat & Chew
Tuesday May 18 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday May 19 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday May 19 at 1:00 Geri-Fit
Wednesday May 19 at 2:30 Cards with Joan
Thursday May 20 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub
Monday May 24 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Monday May 24 at 2:00 BINGO!
Monday May 24 at 3:30-600 MakerSpace - by appointment only
Monday May 24 at 5:30 PenPals!
Tuesday May 25 at 1:05 Outside the Lines Adult Coloring
Tuesday May 25 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday May 26 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday May 26 at 1:00 Geri-Fit
Thursday May 27 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub
Friday May 28 at 1:05 Friday Needleworkers
Saturday May 29: Closed in observance of Memorial Day
Monday May 31: Closed in observance of Memorial Day

Scheduling note: Since the library will be closed on Monday the 31st for Memorial Day, we will have BINGO and MakerSpace on Monday the 24th.

Book Club:
Our Book Club will meet today at 2:00 to discuss The Underground Railroad, a novel by Colson Whitehead. We also have copies available of next month's book selection, The Recipe Box, a novel by Viola Shipman. Come discuss this month's selection, or stop in to pick up next month's selection - newcomers are always welcome!

Chat & Chew:
Our Chat & Chew Book Club will meet tonight at 5:30.  Join us for pizza as we discuss the latest books we've read, books we'd like to read, or just get ideas of more books to add to our To-Be-Read lists.

Summer Reading Programs in June:
Wednesday June 2 at 10:00 Brendan Kelly, Naturalist/Park Ranger with Tama County Conservation
Wednesday June 9 at 10:00 Jenny Hulme, Tama County Youth Coordinator with the Tama County Extension Service
Wednesday June 16 at 10:00 To Be Determined
Wednesday June 23 at 10:00 Retrieving Freedom - Service Dogs for Veterans

Westerns!
Do you like to read "Westerns"?  Maybe you've never given them a try? Westerns are primarily set in the American Old West between the late eighteenth century and late nineteenth century and tell the stories of cowboys, settlers, and outlaws exploring the western frontier and taming the Wild West. We have a variety of books in our own collection, plus we get 10 Large Print Westerns from both the Decorah Public Library and from the Drake Community Library in Grinnell every month.  We keep these books for 3 months before returning them.  We receive classic authors like Zane Grey, Max Brand, William W. Johnstone, and Louis L'Amour, and also newer authors such as Ralph Cotton, Lauran Paine, and many others.  Stop in and check one out!

Used Book Sale:
We still have lots of wonderful books in our Used Book Sale room.  Stop in to browse and take home a few books for a free will donation.  Used books are great for camping, vacations, or to stock your shelves at your summer lake house.

NEW DVDs:
Just Add Romance; Love on the Menu
Land
Lena & Snowball
The Marksman
Hemingway
Atlantic Crossing
Shooter - Season 1

Pun-Of-The-Week:
I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil
 
 

Email from May 10, 2021

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:

Monday May 10 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Monday May 10 at 5:30 PenPals!
Tuesday May 11 at 1:00 Coffee Talk
Tuesday May 11 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday May 12 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday May 12 at 11:30 Scones & Tomes
Wednesday May 12 at 1:00 Geri-Fit
Thursday May 13 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub
Friday May 14 at 1:05 Friday Needleworkers
Monday May 17 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Monday May 17 at 2:00 Book Club
Monday May 17 at 5:30 Chat & Chew
Tuesday May 18 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday May 19 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday May 19 at 1:00 Geri-Fit
Wednesday May 19 at 2:30 Cards with Joan
Thursday May 20 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub

PenPals Creative Writing Group Today!
If you have ever wanted to write, but just didn't know where to start, this group is for you! If you are interested in writing fiction, your family history, poems, your personal journal, or anything at all, this is a wonderful place to come to be motivated and encouraged. We meet the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30. All beginner and seasoned writers are welcome!

Coffee Talk Tomorrow!
Have you missed getting together with others, just to chat? Come to the library at 1:00 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month for Coffee Talk! We will have coffee, a sweet treat, and friendly conversation.

 

Scones & Tomes:
On Wednesday, May 12 we will be meeting in the Carnegie Cafe for coffee, book discussion, and a sweet treat. Come and share what you have been reading, and pick up ideas on what you want to read next.

Quilters, Knitters, Crocheters:
If you like to work with fabric or yarn, these groups are for you!  The Quilters meet every Tuesday at 1:30, and the Needleworkers meet at 1:05 the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Come work on current projects, get new ideas, or just come for advice or to appreciate what others are making.

Free Tree Seedlings:
On Saturday, May 15, the Tama County Master Gardeners will be distributing free tree seedlings on a first-come basis. Pick-up will be at the Traer City Hall/TMU parking lot from 10:00-noon.  Limit 2 trees per household. For more information, contact the ISU Extension Office.

Chromebooks:
The library has 2 new Chromebook laptops available for patron use.  These can be checked out at the circulation desk for use in the library.  We will ask for a photo ID, and will hold your ID until you are finished using the Chromebook. These devices are easy to use and are wonderful for checking e-mail or surfing the internet.

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:
The Crown of Gilded Bones - #3 Blood and Ash Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
A Life Without Water  - #1 Life Without Water Series by Marci Bolden
The Prostitutes' Ball by Stephen J. Cannell
Any Luck at All - #1 Asheville Brewing Series by A.R. Casella
A Wanted Man: a Reacher Novel by Lee Child
Black Site: A Delta Force Novel by Dalton Fury
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Stormy Weather by Paulette Jiles
The Sea Star Bakery - #2 Willa Bay Series by Nicole Ellis

Inspirational Fiction:
Night Fall - #1 Nighthawk Security Series by Susan Sleeman
Night Vision - #2 Nighthawk Security Series by Susan Sleeman
Night Hawk - #3 Nighthawk Security Series by Susan Sleeman

Teen:
The Last Forever by Deb Caletti
Pathfinder - #1 Pathfinder Series by Orson Scott Card
Ruins - #2 Pathfinder Series by Orson Scott Card
Visitors - #3 Pathfinder Series by Orson Scott Card
Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga

Non-Fiction:
Girl Decoded by Rana El Kaliouby
Racing to the Finish: my story by Dale Earnhardt
40 Thieves on Saipan: the elite Marine scout-snipers in one of WWII's bloodiest battles by Joseph Tachovsky
Outlaw Platoon: heroes, renegades, infidels, and the brotherhood of war in Afghanistan by Sean Parnell
Saving Bravo by Stephan Talty

Memorial Books:
Mastering Homebrew: the complete guide to brewing delicious beer by Randy Mosher, given in memory of Kurt Jesse Smelser by the Traer Public Library Staff
The Big Book of Star-Studded Quilts: 44 Sparkling Designs by That Patchwork Place, given in memory of Edith E. Paustian by Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, Traer

Pun-Of-The-Week:
I've been thinking about taking up meditation. It's better than sitting around doing nothing.

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil

 

Email from May 3, 2021

Good Morning!

On the Calendar:

Monday May 3 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Tuesday May 4 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday May 5 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday May 5 at 1:00 Geri-Fit
Wednesday May 5 at 2:30 Carnegie Cafe Coffee and Crafts
Thursday May 6 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub
Thursday May 6 at 5:30-7:00 Pinterest Night
Monday May 10 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Monday May 10 at 5:30 PenPals!
Tuesday May 11 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday May 12 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday May 12 at 11:30 Scones & Tomes
Wednesday May 12 at 1:00 Geri-Fit
Thursday May 13 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub
Friday May 14 at 1:00 Friday Needleworkers

Pinterest Night:
We have set the date for our first Pinterest Night of 2021! On Thursday, May 6 from 5:30 to 7:00 we will "Wipe COVID 2020 From Your Shoes!"  We will be painting personalized welcome mats. The cost is $10, and space is limited to 10 participants.  Call or stop in the library to put your name on the sign-up list.

Chromebooks:
The library has 2 new Chromebook laptops available for patron use.  These can be checked out at the circulation desk for use in the library.  We will ask for a photo ID, and will hold your ID until you are finished using the Chromebook. These devices are easy to use and are wonderful for checking e-mail or surfing the internet.

VOX Books:
We have 10 new VOX Books for young children.  VOX Books capture children's attention by combining picture books with audio recordings.  The permanently attached VOX Reader transforms an ordinary print book into an all-in-one read-along.  There's no need for computers, tablets or CDs. Children simply push a button to listen and read along!

Free Tree Seedlings:
On Saturday, May 15, the Tama County Master Gardeners will be distributing free tree seedlings on a first-come basis. Pick-up will be at the Traer City Hall/TMU parking lot from 10:00-noon.  Limit 2 trees per household. For more information, contact the ISU Extension Office.

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:
Turn A Blind Eye - #3 William Warwick Series by Jeffrey Archer
Hummingbird Lane by Carolyn Brown
Pretty Things by Janelle Brown
The Devil's Hand - #4 Terminal List Series by Jack Carr
Calder Brand by Janet Dailey
Big Little Spies - #7 Paws & Claws Series by Krista Davis
Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny
The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak
Animal Instinct #2 K Team Series by David Rosenfelt
Miss Julia Happily Ever After - #22 Miss Julia Series
Deadly Editions - #6 Scottish Bookshop Series by Paige Shelton

Inspirational Fiction:
Three Missing Days - #3 Pelican Harbor Series by Colleen Coble
Present Danger by Elizabeth Goddard
Blackberry Beach - #7 Hope Harbor Series by Irene Hannon

Large Print:
Stargazer - #6 Leaphorn, Cheek & Manuelito Series by Anne Hillerman
Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

Non-Fiction:
The Lighter Step-By-Step Instant Pot Cookbook: Easy Recipes for a Slimmer, Healthier You with photographs of every step by Jeffrey Eisner
The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos by Judith Batalion

Have a good week!
Diane Panfil

Email from April 26, 2021

Good Morning!

CALENDAR:

Monday April 26 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Monday April 26 at 2:00 BINGO!
Monday April 26 Makerspace Crafts - by appointment only
Monday April 26 at 5:30 PenPals!
Tuesday April 27 at 1:05 Outside the Lines Adult Coloring
Tuesday April 27 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday April 28 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday April 28 at 1:00 Geri-Fit
Thursday April 29 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub
Friday April 30 at 1:00 Friday Needleworkers
Monday May 3 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Tuesday May 4 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday May 5 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday May 5 at 1:00 Geri-Fit
Wednesday May 5 at 2:30 Carnegie Cafe Coffee and Crafts
Thursday May 6 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub
Thursday May 6 at 5:30 Pinterest Night

BINGO Today!
Join us today at 2:00 for a friendly game of BINGO. There is no cost to participate, and you can win fabulous prizes!

PenPals Creative Writing Group Today!
If you have ever wanted to write, but just didn't know where to start, this group is for you! If you are interested in writing fiction, your family history, poems, your personal journal, or anything at all, this is a wonderful place to come to be motivated and encouraged. We meet the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30. All beginner and seasoned writers are welcome!

Outside the Lines Adult Coloring:
Feeling stressed?  Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring! We will meet at 1:05 on Tuesday.  Bring your own supplies, or use ours - we have a great selection of cards, bookmarks, markers and pens.

Drawing for Free Gardening Kits:
We have 2 Kids Gardening Kits to give away! These kits were provided by a collaborative effort by ISU Extension, Tama County Master Gardeners, and Tama County 4-H. You have this week to enter your name in the drawing - we will draw the names of the two lucky winners at 5:00 on Friday, April 30.

Pinterest Night:
We have set the date for our first Pinterest Night of 2021! On Thursday, May 6 from 5:30 to 7:00 we will "Wipe COVID 2020 From Your Shoes!" We will be painting personalized welcome mats. The cost is $10, and space is limited to 10 participants.  Call or stop in the library to put your name on  the sign-up list.

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:
Very Special Forces - #12 Lexi Graves Series by Camilla Chafer
Marked for Murder - #12 Shelby Nichols Series by Coleen Helme
A Patchwork Past - #2 Plain Patterns Series by Leslie Gould
No Home Like Nantucket - #1 Sweet Island Inn Series by Grace Palmer
No Beach Like Nantucket - #2 Sweet Island Inn Series by Grace Palmer
No Wedding Like Nantucket - #3 Sweet Island Inn Series by Grace Palmer
No Love Like Nantucket - #4 Sweet Island Inn Series by Grace Palmer
Six Months in Montana - #1 Montana Sweet Western Romance Series by Pamela M. Kelley
Mistletoe in Montana - #2 Montana Sweet Western Romance Series by Pamela M. Kelley
Mischief in Montana - #3 Montana Sweet Western Romance Series by Pamela M. Kelley
Match-Making in Montana - #4 Montana Sweet Western Romance Series by Pamela M. Kelley
Winter in Ireland - #5 Montana Sweet Western Romance Series by Pamela M. Kelley
Return to Robinswood - #2 Robinswood Story by Jean Grainger
Cold Terror - #1 Cold Harbor Series by Susan Sleeman
Cold Truth - #2 Cold Harbor Series by Susan Sleeman
Cold Fury - #3 Cold Harbor Series by Susan Sleeman

 

Email from April 19, 2021

Good Morning!

CALENDAR:
Monday April 19 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Monday April 19 at 2:00 Book Club
Monday April 19 at 5:30 Book Chat & Chew
Tuesday April 20 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday April 21 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday April 21 at 1:00 Geri-Fit
Wednesday April 21 at 2:30 Cards With Joan - In person & Facebook Live
Thursday April 22 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub
Friday April 23 at 1:00 Friday Needleworkers
Monday April 26 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Monday April 26 at 2:00 BINGO!
Monday April 26 Makerspace Crafts - by appointment only
Monday April 26 at 5:30 PenPals!
Tuesday April 27 at 1:05 Outside the Lines Adult Coloring
Tuesday April 27 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday April 28 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday April 28 at 1:00 Geri-Fit
Thursday April 29 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub
Friday April 30 at 1:00 Friday Needleworkers


Virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Information Session Tonight:
We have added a last minute program to our schedule. Join us Monday, April 19 at 6:00 PM in the Kupka Cultural Center for a virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Information Session via YouTube. Experts from the Iowa
Department of Public Health and the University of Iowa will speak and answer your questions about vaccine creation, safety and efficacy, as well as what getting vaccinated means for you and your loved ones. 

Book Club Today:
Our Book Club will be meeting this afternoon at 2:00 to Discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles. We will also be passing out our next book, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. If you would like to join us next month, please stop by the library to pick up your copy - we have plenty, and welcome new attendees!

Pinterest Night:
We have set the date for our first Pinterest Night of 2021! On Thursday, May 6 from 5:30 to 7:00 we will "Wipe COVID 2020 From Your Shoes!"  Check back next week for all the details!

NEW BOOKS:
Fiction:
Changing the Rules by Catherine Bybee
Tell No Lies - #2 Quinn & Costa Series by Allison Brennan
Wild Sign - #6 Alpha & Omega Series by Patricia Briggs
Meant to Be by Jude Deveraux
The Bounty - #7 Kate O'Hare Series by Janet Evanovich
Danger in Numbers by Heather Graham
Till Death - #3 Have Brides Will Travel Series by William W. Johnstone
The Other Emily by Dean R. Koontz
Drown Her Sorrows - #3 Bree Taggert Series by Melinda Leigh
Dark Sky - #21 Joe Picket Series by C.J. Box
Win by Harlan Coben
Fast Ice by Clive Cussler
Relentless - #10 Gray Man Series by Mark Greaney
The Palm Beach Murders by James A. Patterson
The Red Book - #2 Black Book Series by James A. Patterson
Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson
The Consequences of Fear - #16 Maisie Dobbs Series by Jacqueline Winspear
Double Jeopardy by Stuart Woods
No Way Out by Fern Michaels
The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
The Path to Sunshine Cove by RaeAnne Thayne

Non-Fiction:
No Pain, No Gaines: The Good Stuff Doesn't Come Easy by Chip Gaines

NEW DVDs:
A Call To Spy
A Perfect Planet
Son of the South
Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar
The Pursuit of Happyness

Diane Panfil
Traer Public Library

 

Email from April 12, 2021

Good Morning!

CALENDAR:

Monday April 12 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Monday April 12 at 5:30 PenPals!
Tuesday April 13 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday April 14 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday April 14 at 1:00 Geri-Fit
Wednesday April 14 at 11:30 Scones & Tomes Book Club
Thursday April 15 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub
Monday April 19 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Monday April 19 at 2:00 Book Club
Monday April 19 at 5:30 Book Chat & Chew
Tuesday April 20 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday April 21 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday April 21 at 1:00 Geri-Fit
Wednesday April 21 at 2:30 Cards With Joan - In person & Facebook Live
Thursday April 22 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub
Friday April 23 at 1:00 Friday Needleworkers

Free Little Library:
Did you know we have a Free Little Library in Taylor Park? It is near the children's playground area. Stop by and check it out the next time you are out enjoying the warmer spring weather. Feel free to take a book, or leave a book for others to enjoy.

NEW BOOKS:

Memorial Books:
All About the Story: News, Politics, and the Washington Post by Leonard Downie, Jr, given in memory of John Felts by Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, Traer
Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano, given in memory of John Felts by his family
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, given in memory of John Felts by his family
Code Talker: the first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII by Chester Nez, given in memory of John Felts by his daughter Janeal
The Forgotten 500: the untold story of the men who risked all for the greatest rescue mission of World War II by Gregory A. Freeman, given in memory of John Felts by his daughter Janeal
Winter World by A.G. Riddle, given in memory of John Felts by his daughter Janeal

Fiction:
The Wild Girl by Jim Fergus
Angel Falls - #1 Sands and Shadows Series by Colleen Helme
A Scone to Die For - #1 Oxford Tearoom Series by H.Y. Hanna
Trowel and Error - #4 English Cottage Garden Series by H.Y. Hanna

NEW DVDs:
News of the World
Soul
Hero Dog: The Journey Home
Paw Patrol-Dino Rescue: Roar to the Rescue
Wonder Woman 1984
Looney Tunes Platinum
Manifest - Season 2
Vera - Season 8
Stargirl - Season 1

Diane Panfil
Traer Public Library

 

Email from April 5, 2021


Good Morning!

It's National Library Week! Celebrate our wonderful Carnegie library by joining us for one of our many upcoming activities, or by stopping in to check out books, magazines or dvds. You can also use our computer lab, work on a puzzle, check out the used book sale, read the newspaper, or just say hello!  We would love to see you, and say thank you to everyone who continues to support our library.

CALENDAR:
Monday April 5 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Tuesday April 6 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday April 7 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday April 7 at 1:00 Geri-Fit
Wednesday April 7 at 2:30 Carnegie Cafe Coffee & Crafts
Thursday April 8 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub
Friday April 9 at 1:00 Friday Needleworkers
Monday April 12 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit
Monday April 12 at 5:30 PenPals!
Tuesday April 13 at 1:30 Tuesday Quilters
Wednesday April 14 at 10:15am Storytime
Wednesday April 14 at 1:00 Geri-Fit
Wednesday April 14 Scones & Tomes Book Club
Thursday April 15 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub

Carnegie Cafe Coffee & Crafts:
Our Carnegie Cafe Coffee & Crafts group is back! Join us on the first Wednesday of each month to create a simple seasonal craft.  There is no cost, and no sign up is required.  We will provide any supplies needed.

Used Book Sale!
We are Spring cleaning at the library, to make room for more new books, and our Used Book Sale room is overflowing with wonderful books!  Come in and browse anytime during regular library hours, and take home a sack of books for a $1.00 donation!

Children's Gardening Activities:
ISU Extension, Tama County Master Gardeners, and Tama County 4-H have worked together to put together gardening kits for kids. These kits include pots, seeds, soil, and additional items and activities, and are available for $5 each.  We have sample kits here at the library, as well as order forms.  The forms and payment must be received at the Toledo Extension office by April 14.
We also have some free Seed Germination Necklace packets which include seeds, bags, beads and yarn. Stop in and take a look, pick up an order form or packet, and get your children excited about gardening!

NEW BOOKS:

Fiction:
Bitter Falls - #4 Stillhouse Lake Series by Rachel Caine
Heartbreak Bay - #5 Stillhouse Lake Series by Rachel Caine
The Restoration of Celia Fairchild by Marie Bostwick
In the Ground - #14 David Wolf Series by David Carson
Friends Like These by Hannah Ellis
Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan Henry
Dead Lions - #2 Slough House Series by Mick Herron
Real Tigers - #3 Slough House Series by Mick Herron
The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson
Transient Desires by Donna Leon
A Matter Of Life and Death - #4 Robin Lockwood Series by Phillip Margolin
The Beirut Protocol by Joel C. Rosenberg
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab

Large Print:
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
The Affair by Danielle Steel

Non Fiction:
Make Something Good Today: A Memoir by Erin Napier
Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods by Amelia Pang
Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit our Addictions by Michael Moss


Diane Panfil
Traer Public Library