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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

“Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences.  Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter.  When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle’s father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it’s not only the sisters’ relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong.  With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as  bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions. Vivid and  exquisite in its illumination of a time and place that was filled with great monstrosities, but also great humanity and strength.”

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Starting July 1st we will use the following schedule.

Monday – 9:00am – 6:00pm

Tuesday – 9:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday – 9:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday – 9:00am – 8:30pm

Friday – 9:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday – 9:00am – Noon

We hope this allows patrons more time in the morning and evenings to come in and see us.

We apologize to those patrons who used to come in between 6:00pm-8:00pm on Fridays but we simply did not have enough people utilizing the library during these hours to keep our doors open.

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First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower
An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting With Destiny by Laura Schroff
A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

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The Library is offering a creative writing opportunity to young writers in 7th/8th grade this summer. This is NOT A CLASS. It is an opportunity for young writers to work on their creative talents as well as their writing talents with a group of their peers. All critiquing will be done by peers. The session will have its first meeting on Tuesday, June 14th at 10am. This will partially be a planning session for the group to make some specific plans about how they would like the session to run.
So come check it out and see if it is something you would be interested in participating in. See you Tuesday, June 14th at 10am!

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June 30 (Thursday) – 6:30 PM – Adult Women’s Self Defense Class – Library Community Room
Taught by Sarah Devine & Chris Tepe
Registration required – Class Size is Limited – Be prepared to participate

July 6 (Wed) – Library Community Room –
Demonstration with Sarah Devine, Chris Tepe and Ethan Tepe
9:30 – 10:30 – Taekwondo for Grades 3 and up
10:45 – 11:30 – Taekwondo for Grades 2 and under

July 7 (Thursday) – 6:00 – 8:00 – Main Floor Library – Board Games

July 13 (Wed) – Library Comm. Room – Petersen Wellness Center
9:30 – 10:15 – Zumba with Mary Petersen – Grades 3 and up
10:45 – 11:30 – Activities with Jackie Alberti & Taylor Ewoldt – Grades 2 and under

July 20 (Wed) – Library Community Room – With Extension Office
9:30 – 10:30 – Obstacle Course
10:45 – 11:45 – Obstacle Course

July 21 (Thursday) – 6:00 – 8:00 – Main Floor – Board Games

July 27 (Wed) – 10:00 – “Amazing! Awesome Iowa For Kids!” –
Dan Kaercher – 1 program

Aug 3 (Wed) – 10:00 – 11:00 – Library – 1 program
Prizes handed out in Community Room

Cake, Ice Cream, and Root Beer with
Bubbles & Games on Library Lawn afterwards

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