Thursday Nov. 20 about 20 youngsters, their parents and grandparents enjoyed “Build-A-Book” at the library. The event was led by 4-H junior leaders Jeana and Valerie. They helped the kids decorate notebooks to take home and write their own stories in later. Then the ladies shared some of their favorite stories by reading to the children. Finally, kids were able to check out books to bring home to read to their families. All who attended received a goody bag of drinks, snacks and good ideas for enjoying many more family reading nights in their own homes.
Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30 pm Fr. Jack Frerker will be here to read from his latest book, “Colors”. This is his first children’s book. He’ll answer readers’ questions and have books for sale.
Thursday, November 20 is Family Reading Night. Join us at 7pm to build your own book. Materials will be provided for decorating and beginning to write your very own book. We’ll also have stories and snacks. If you can’t be with us on the 20th, at least try to spend a short while as a family reading together some time that day and every day!
The library will be closed Tuesday, November 11, in celebration of Veterans Day. We thank all those who have served our country and hope you enjoy this day in your honor.
Knitting classes will begin again at the library on the first and third Thursdays of each month, starting Nov. 6. Cost is $10 and the classes will start at 6:30pm. Bring your own size 8 or 9 metal knitting needles and a pair of sharp scissors.
Are you interested in helping run the library? The next election for Library Board Members is in April 2015 and 4 members’ seats will be open. Pick up a packet of necessary forms at the library or call us at 523-4820 if you have questions. Anyone 18 and older who lives in the library district is welcome and encouraged to run. Applications must be filed the week of December 15.
This month our display case is filled with the colorful projects of our own local 4-H Clovers and Cloverettes. There are photos, scrapbooks and posters depicting their electricity, fashion, photography, food and animal projects. There is also lots of information about the club, the fun days they hold in the community and how you can become a member.
Once again, the 4H is presenting a Monster Pillow Workshop here at the library. For only $5 you can choose fabric and trims to make your own unique pillow to take home. The class will be held Saturday, November 1 from 10am til 12noon. It’s open to any ages, and a 4H leader will do the machine stitching. This class filled up fast last year, so if you’re interested, stop in as soon as possible or call the library at 523-4820 to sign up.
Our rotating collection of history panels brings us two awesome 3-dimensional displays for September and October. One panel pertains to the forts and blockhouses of Madison and Bond Counties and the other zeroes in on Hill’s Fort, which is in Clinton County. Both panels contain very detailed models of forts, with miniature replicas of utensils, musical instruments and ammunition of the 1800’s. A lot of time and research went into these displays and we know you will enjoy taking a closer look.
Nov. 30 Deadline for Germantown Veterans Project Book
The Germantown Historical Society will publish a book containing photos, information, memories and experiences from living and deceased military veterans from Germantown. Veterans from the Korean, Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan wars are still needed.
The Deadline for veterans and their families to participate in this project is November 30, 2014.
“Many veterans from wars as well as peacetime have already shared their photos and memories with me for this book. I am grateful for those and for the information that families of deceased veterans have given me,” says co-author of the book Mary Jansen Parrent. “We also welcome veterans who have chosen to live here.” Mary is the co-writer of the book in association with the Germantown Historical Society.
“Any individual or family wanting to participate in the project can contact me by calling 409-1079, sending me their photos and information at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply by dropping these items off at the Germantown Public Library desk.”
“Please help us honor our veterans and preserve this part of Germantown’s and our country’s history.”
Try our new magazine, CardMaker. You can learn how to make all kinds of cards, from thank-you notes to gift tags. There are also articles on stamping, quilling and lots more to personalize your own hand-crafted cards.