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Genealogy Drop-In Hours Family Tree

Have genealogy questions? Or just want to know more about how to trace your family history? Then stop by the library between 4:00-5:00 pm on Fridays in September and get help from librarian Ann Boeckenstedt. She can help with websites such as Ancestry or Family Search as well as how to access vital statistics, census records, and cemetery records. Or get help getting your ancestry chart started and tracing your family roots. Bring your questions and Ann will do her best to answer them!

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

Join us Saturday, September 22 from 2:00-4:00 pm for our monthly LEGO® building block program at the library sponsored by DuTrac Community Credit Union. This month’s theme is "Sports Outing". This program is for all ages but children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult or older partner.

Libraries Rock: Adult Summer Library Program FinaleLibraries Rock adult logo 2

Everyone who participated in the 2018 Adult Summer Reading Program is invited to this fun finale celebration on Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 pm.  Join the other Adult Summer Reading participants for activities, refreshments, socializing and door prizes.  Prizes from the  reading program will also be available to pick up AND if the goals are reached … someone will get pied!  

Banned Books Week: Banning Books Silences Storiesbanned book

Banned Books Week (September 23-29) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. To celebrate, the library will have a Name That Banned Book Guessing Jar and is also hosting Blind Date with a Banned Book. All who participate will receive a themed bookmark and have their name entered into a drawing for a themed prize.

Let’s Talk Book ClubNew sign

Do you want to talk about the books you are reading but not have to read a specific book? Then this new book club is for you! Just pick a book on the monthly theme and come to share, talk, and just have fun!  This group will meet for the frist time on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 pm. Since September 23-29 is Banned Books Week, for this gathering you are asked to read a Banned Book (list available at the library.) 

Final Friday Tech featuring Ancestry Library EditionAncestry

Join us Friday, September 28 from 3:00-5:00 pm for Final Friday Tech.  Each month has a featured topic related to computers and technology but guests are welcome to stop in with any technology question and see if library staff can help you find the answer. The library has a few laptops available to use but guests are  encouraged to bring their own, if they have one.  This month’s topic is the online genealogy and family history database Ancestry.

Historic Route 20Highway 20 sign

Join author Bryan Farr on Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 pm as he details the history of America’s longest Highway, US Route 20, which runs from Massachusetts to Oregon. The road that would become US Highway 20 had its beginning as a Native American path in the Boston area. Then it became a postal road and eventually developed to accommodate westward expansion and the rise of travel by automobile. Come explore the history and take a journey on the longest highway in America, US Route 20!

Cardinal chairChair-ity Fundraiser Begins!

Put your creative talents to work for this biennial fundraiser for the library!  Pick up a wooden chair from the library, paint or otherwise decorate it any way you like, and return it to the library by October 14.  If you have a wooden chair or other item you want to use you can, but it must be wooden please! Donations will be displayed in the library and a silent auction will be held October 15 to November 11 .  All proceeds will be used to improve the library’s services and collections.


Smartest Card_blueSeptember is Library Card Sign-up Month!

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 Incredibles are the honorary chairs of month so to celebrate we’ll be having Incredibles and superhero themed programs and contests all month!  Come sign up for a library card in September and receive a library magnet, library ruler, and an Incredibles bookmark designed special for this month.  We are also hosting four opportunities this month for patrons of all ages to show their love for the library and for The Incredibles and win prizes: What's Super About Our Library; Incredibles coloring contest; Superhero Selfie; and Get Puzzled.

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Upcoming Events
Building Creativity One Block at a Time: a LEGO® program Sep 22, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Active Learning Smart Space
Libraries Rock - Adult Summer Library Program Finale Sep 23, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Hoffman Room
Books for Lunch Movie Showing of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” Sep 24, 2018 12:00 PM - 01:35 PM — Hoffman Room
Story Time Sep 26, 2018 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM — Hoffman Room
Wee Read Sep 26, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM — Hoffman Room
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