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Newsletter - January 2018

News from the Orient Public Library for January 2018.

Public library hours: 3:00 - 6:00 pm weekdays. Saturday 10:00 am - Noon. To contact the public library after school hours: 641.337.5061 X124. 

 Weather: Remember, during the winter weather season the public library is closed if there is no school or an early dismissal due to weather. Also closed on Saturday morning if roads are bad. Call the public library anytime when in doubt about hours, 641.337.5061 X124.

 Lego® Camps
Lego Camp at the public library for kindergarten - fifth graders occurs on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm on January 9, February 13, March 13, and April 10. Parents be sure to send a note to school on the morning of the Lego Camp. All Lego Camp sessions are held at the public library and supervised by public library staff and volunteers. Snacks are provided after school before the camp starts at 3:30.

 In the event of an early dismissal due to snow or ice the Lego Camp will be canceled. The public library is always closed if the school dismisses early or when school is closed due to bad weather. Check the library Facebook page for weather related announcements, “Public Resource”. 

 Adult Coloring Program: Next Adult Coloring at the public library will be Thursday, January 4 and February 1. Coloring pages and colored pencils, crayons and gel pens are provided, so there is no cost to you! Come between 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Invite a friend!

 Knit & Crochet: Join us most Tuesdays at 4:00 pm to work on your knitting and crocheting projects. No meeting on January 9, February 13, March 13, and April 10.

 Memorial Books: The family of Wayne Hiland recently donated several adult and children’s books to the public library. Some of the titles include:
   For Children: Ivy by Katherine Coville, Ladybug Girl’s Day Out with Grandpa by David   Soman, and Cook Me a Rhyme: In the Kitchen with Mother Goose.
   For Adults: Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (popular Netflix series Longmire is based on this book), Little French Bistro by Nina George, Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon, and Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne.

 New Books: Check out all the new books at the public library for your winter reading. Some titles are: The Gift by Shelley Shephard Gray, Sugar Pine Trail by RaeAnne Thayne, The Farmers' Market Mishap by Wanda Brunstetter, Irena's Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto by Tilar J. Mazzeo, No Place I'd Rather Be by Cathy Lamb, and If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss.

 Adopt-A-Book: Thank you to everyone for supporting the Adopt-A-Book program this year. Lots of great new reads are now available for everyone thanks to the donors who adopted books. Some of the new adult books by authors you may recognize are: Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck, To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon, Summer that Made Us by Robyn Carr, Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain, Seeing Red by Sandra Brown, Right Time by Danielle Steel, and Proving by Beverly Lewis.
     Other new books from the Adopt-A-Book donations are: Need to Know by Fern Michaels, Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs, Lilac Lane by Sherryl Woods, Haunted by James Patterson, Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter, Blessing by Wanda Brunstetter and Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber
     Other interesting books donated by Adopt-A-Book are: Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller which is a retelling of the early pioneering journeys of the Ingalls family told from the perspective of a pregnant Caroline. Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo, and 7 Lessons from Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life by Mary C. Neal, M.D.

 Bank of Memories: Interested in history? The Bank of Memories collection was recently digitized and is available at iowaheritage.org. (Click on Browse Collections, then scroll down to “Places”, Click on “Orient Historical Collection: Bank of Memories”).      See 78 photos and various artifacts that were on display at Bank of Memories. The Bank of Memories collection was moved to the Adair County Historical Society museum if you would like to see it in person.

 Adult Winter Programs: There will be a variety of programs in January, February and March for adults on Saturday mornings. Details will be available early in January, 2018. Check the library website, Facebook page, or bulletin boards at the post office or bank for the schedule. Or ask about the schedule when you are at the library.

 Christmas Tree: Thank you to all the students who made ornaments for the library Christmas tree.