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May Newsletter

Library news for May 2019.

 Public library hours: 3:00 - 6:00 pm weekdays. Closed Saturday May 18 - September 28.  Summer hours 2:00 - 5:00 pm beginning Monday, June 3.

 Garden Fair
The annual Garden Fair will be held Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. This fundraiser for the public library will be held at the usual location, 118 Jackson, Orient. The second day will be the Plant Sale only from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

 The Garden Fair will have a good selection of annuals for the first time. It’s going to be fun to have all those pretty colors to choose from!. Also an excellent assortment of perennials from local gardens will be for sale, along with potted succulents, heirloom tomato plants and possibly other vegetable plants. Expect to see vendors selling items such as jewelry, corrugated metal designs, lavender products, quilts, birdhouses, signs, garden art, used books, and handmade soaps.

 Another feature of the Garden Fair is food and it will again be available! Look for the bright yellow Soulshine food truck parked on the property serving a variety of lunch menu items. Desserts will also be available to purchase and seating will be available. Customer parking is north of the Garden Fair, not on the street. Handicap drop off only in driveway.

 Something for everyone on May 18 & 19! Food, vendors, annuals and perennials all at the same location, 118 Jackson, Orient.

 9:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 18 with Garden Fair all day and Food Truck and desserts from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday, May 19 - Plant Sale only

 Stop by and tell your friends that the food truck will be in Orient on May 18th! Everyone is welcome!

 Summer Programs for Children at the Public Library

This is a list of upcoming programs for children this summer at the public library. No cost for any program. No registration is necessary. Complete list of summer programs will be in June newsletter.

  • Preschool Story Hour - Every Thursday morning at 10:00 am from  June 13 - July 25.
  • Summer Reading - June 11 and 12 from 9:30am-12:00pm. Grades K - 4.
  • Outer Space Odyssey with Science Center of Iowa -  Wednesday, June 26 at 9:00 am.
  • Blank Park Zoo - Tuesday, July 9 at 3pm.
  • Hanson Juggling - Tuesday, July 16 at 9:00 am.

 New Books
Check out these new books! Two Weeks by Karen Kingsbury, The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown, Hide and Seek by Mary Burton, The Cemetery Keeper’s Wife by Maryann McFadden, Heart of a Champion by Sarah Beth Aubrey, Tinderbox by Beverly Lewis, and The Memory House by Rachel Hauck, The library catalog is online for more information on any of these books.  https://orient.goalexandria.com/researcher#_

 New award winning children’s books:  Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall, Thank You Omu! by Oge Mora, Fox the Tiger by Corey R. Tabor, Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, The Beef Princess of Practical County  by Michelle Hous, Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Parry.

Free Books and Magazines at your local public library.  This includes paperback books, hardcover books, large print books, eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, dvds, and online streaming video. Ebooks and audiobooks also available for children. Creating an account is quick and easy if you know the name of your library and your library card number, Public Resource Technology Center.

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