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February Newsletter

Latest news and events at the public library for February.

Public library hours
: 3:00 - 6:00 pm weekdays. Saturday 10:00 am - Noon.
To call the library after school during public library hours, 3:00 - 6:00 pm, dial the school number and when the answering machine comes on press 124, which is the extension number. This connects directly to the library.
Weather: The public library is closed whenever school is closed due to inclement weather. This includes days when there is no school and when the school dismisses early due to snow/ice. Also closed Saturday mornings if the roads are bad. Call the public library anytime when in doubt about hours, 641.337.5061 X124.
Knit & Crochet: Interested in brushing up on your knitting skills? Would you like new ideas for projects? Are you a beginner? There is a group that now meets every Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 pm. There is no cost and no need to register. Just show up whenever it works for you. Please share this with your friends and neighbors.
Winter Programs for Adults: Plans are made for several winter programs. Look a copy of the schedule posted elsewhere.
Adult Coloring Program: Next Adult Coloring at the public library will be Thursday, February 7 at 4:00 pm. Invite a friend!

New Books:  A variety of new books for adults are available for checkout. Some of titles are Look Alive Twenty-five by Evanovich, Target by James Patterson, You Don’t Own Me by Mary Higgins Clark, Paris Seamstress by Lester, Safe and Sound by Fern Michaels, An Amish Homecoming: Four Stories, A Place at Our Table by Amy Clipston, Light Over London by Kelly, and The Best of Us by Robyn Carr. The library catalog is online for more information on any of these books.

New DVD’s:  The DVD of The Handmaid’s Tale: Season One and Two has been purchased by the public library. Three seasons of Outlander DVD has been added to the library collection. Check them out!

Memorials: Two new memorial gifts have been donated to the public library. In Memory of Jayne Livingston given by Darwin & Marge Scott is the children’s book Something’s Eating the Garden by Pam Fries. Also In Memory of Jayne Livingston is the book Air You Breathe by Peebles, given by Ed & Connie Hansen.

Free:  Magazines and streaming videos are free to borrow from This is a free service from your local public library. Easy to use, this is a great addition to the free audio and eBooks available on the Bridges website. Read the popular magazines on your computer, phone or device. All you need to know is the name of your library (Public Resource Technology Center) and your library card number. Need a library card? Stop by the library, it is quick and easy.

Public Resource Technology Center - Orient Public Library
P.O. Box 182, 201 School St., ORIENT, IOWA 50858   641.337.5061 X124

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.