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September is Library Card Sign-up Month!Library card

September is a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind everyone that a library card is the smartest card you can own.  The characters from Toy Story 4 are the honorary chairs this year so to celebrate we’ll be having three opportunities for patrons of all ages to show their love for the library and for Toy Story and win prizes! Join our coloring contest, take a selfie with some Toy Story characters, and work on a Toy Story puzzle. Sign up for a library card in September and receive a library ruler, a Buzz Lightyear bookmark, and a special Woody button.

Cricut with Christopher: Making a Fall Bannerfall banner

Come learn about the Cricut Maker from local expert Lisa Christopher and make a special project on Monday, September 16 at 6:30 pm. This month participants will make a fall themed banner! Participants should be 14 or older. Children 8 and up welcome if accompanied by an adult. Registration is requested as attendance is limited to 20. Walk-ins welcome if space and materials allow.  

Building Creativity One Block at a Time: a LEGO® programLegos with DuTrac

Join us Tuesday, September 17 from 4:00-6:00 pm for our monthly LEGO®  program. This month’s theme is "My Classroom". This program is for all ages but children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult or older partner. This LEGO®  program is part of a monthly series at the library sponsored by DuTrac Community Credit Union.

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Join us Friday, September 20 from 9:30-11:30 am and come enjoy coloring, crafting, creating, chatting, along with coffee or other morning beverages. The library provides miscellaneous coloring and craft supplies along with coffee and the makings for other hot beverages. This program is open to adults 18 and older. 

Euchre Card Partycards

Join us Friday afternoons in September from 1:00-3:30 pm for cards and snacks! Come meet, teach, and play with other players. Refreshments provided.

NASA and the Race to Space NASA

Don Wolfe was a field engineer who worked at several NASA field sites and was involved in tracking and supporting both manned and unmanned space flights.  He worked on the Apollo missions,  including Apollo 11, which landed Neil Armstrong and his crew on the moon in July 1969.  Join us Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 pm and come listen to Don talk about his experiences, share images in a PowerPoint presentation, and answer your questions.  Refreshments provided. 

Universe of Stories: Adult Summer Library Program FinaleAdult logo

Everyone who participated in the 2019 Adult Summer Library  Program is invited to this fun finale celebration on Tuesday, September 24 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Join the other participants for activities, refreshments, socializing and door prizes.  Prizes from the  reading program will also be available to pick up.

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The Wreath-It-Up Fundraiser Begins!

Showcase your special talents and put your creativity to work at this library fundraising event! Pick up a wreath from the library, decorate it any way you like, and return it to the library.  Or decorate a wreath of your own and donate it to the library.  Wreaths can be seasonal, thematic, or just anything that appeals to you!  And although we focus on wreaths, other hanging home decor items are welcome.  Items should be turned in by October 14 and will be on display in the library starting late September. A silent auction of the donated wreaths will be held in the library from October 15 - November 10. 

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Summer Reading Program for Adults Continues

The summer reading program theme this year for all ages is Universe of Stories! and the adult program continues through August 31.  Adults will have until September 20 to turn in their passports for activities completed during the program! Please visit the Summer Reading Programs page for details.

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Upcoming Events
Building Creativity One Block at a Time: a LEGO® program Sep 17, 2019 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM — Active Learning Smart Space
Story Time Sep 18, 2019 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM — Hoffman Room
Wee Read Sep 18, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM — Hoffman Room
Sit 'n' Stitch Sep 18, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Hoffman Community Room
Story Time Sep 18, 2019 06:30 PM - 07:15 PM — Hoffman Room
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