If you are looking for a magical read, check out The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom. This was a recent selection that our “Anything But Mystery” book group read. In this book readers are transported back to Spain to learn about Frankie’s childhood and meet all of the important influences in Frankie’s life. Learn how his love of music grew year after year and the profound effect it has on his life. We follow him on his amazing journey and meet many great artists along the way. The best part of the book is that it is narrated by the spirit of MUSIC itself. Mitch Albom never disap
Pam Swyndro, who is the head of our Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group, had over 15 patrons sew shower bags for our troops! If you are interested in our Quilt Group they take new members and are meeting three times over the summer! Join us in the fall to make more bags for our troops. Thanks Pam, Quilt Group members and kids for serving our community and troops with such great acts of kindness!
We had a great turnout for our eReader 101 program in January! Attendees learned how to download eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks to their devices. If you are interested in learning how to access our eLibrary collection, stop by the Ciruclation desk with your device. Thank you to everyone who attended this great program!
Make your Christmas shopping a little easier this year and help support the Library at the same time! We have recently joined “Fundinco.org”, which helps non-profit organizations raise funds by shopping online at Amazon.com. Just click this “Amazon” box, which will take you to your Amazon home page, then begin shopping! It’s that simple! Amazon will donate 3% of your total purchase to the Library. Happy Shopping!
We had a wonderful quilt show on October 25th at the United Methodist Church! We had special requests and prepared 4 quilts for area residents with serious health problems. We also supplied fabric & sewing for 702 Christmas stockings for Operation Care Package that will be delivered on November 4. We will continue with our Quilts for Kids to be sure we have a quilt for any child in our area that needs a quilted hug.
On Tuesday, November 4th we had our first ever Floral Design Workshop here at the library! Everyone who attended made beautiful pumpkin centerpieces to take home. We had fun working with flowers and learning how to arrange them. Keep an eye out for upcoming floral classes, as they will fill up quickly!
Beginning on Monday, October 27th we are going to be collecting items for Operation Care Package! Operation Care Package is a charity that is dedicated to supporting our troops by sending out care packages that include supplies and treats. There will be a donation box in front of the Circulation Desk where you can drop off these items. Items we are looking for: Batteries Hand Warmers Hard Candies Protein bars Jerky Sunscreen/Mosquito Repellant Lip Balm Toothpaste Toothbrushes Mouthwash Shampoo & Conditioner