Lego Club Holds First Meeting

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Last Friday, our new Lego club gathered for their first meeting and a good time was had by all.  The theme was transportation and the builders used their imaginations to come up with planes,  rockets, heavy equipment and even a Batman bus!  It was decided that the club will meet every Friday at 4pm here at the library.  Anyone who enjoys building with Legos is welcome to attend.  There is no charge and no advance sign-up is needed.

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What’s New

Want to see what the newest titles are here at the library?  There are a couple of ways.  Our newest adult books, audio books and movies are always listed on the New Titles link on this web page.  Just click on “New Titles” on the bar above this post.

Another way to check what’s new is on the right, under Quick Links.  Just choose “Library Catalog”.  You’ll then be able to scroll through a list of titles and photos of book covers for all our latest books for both young and old.

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We’re Starting a Lego Club!

The library is so excited to announce that we are going to have a Lego club.  What is that, you might ask?  It’s free, very casual and open to anyone of any age.  We will provide a theme each month, the meeting space and Legos.  We’ll keep creations on display here at the library until the next meeting.

It’s as simple as that!  But while we’ll be able to buy some Legos, we’ll need lots more to have a great club.  If you or anyone you know has Legos they no longer use, we would love to have them as donations.  Please drop them off during any library hours or call us at 523-4820 and we’d be happy to pick them up.

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Try eBooks and eAudiobooks

Did you get a new tablet, I Pad or Smart Phone for Christmas?  Have you tried downloading eBooks or eAudios?  With your library card, you have access to tens of thousands of free titles.  And more are added each week!

To get started, just go to “Book Lover’s Links” above and click on “eBooks and eAudiobooks”.  From there you can choose one of the two databases the library is a part of, set up your account and you’re ready to go.  Never any late fees and you can have up to 5 items at a time from each platform.  There are also links to other eBook sites that can be accessed for free.

You can always stop in the library for more individual help in getting your device set up for eReading.  We have brochures with step by step instructions available.


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Holiday Closings

The library will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 to celebrate Christmas.  We will close again on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 to celebrate the New Year.  Other than those dates, we will be open our regular hours.

The Germantown Public Library board, staff and volunteers wish a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year to all!

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Christmas Special

Just in time for Christmas, the Germantown Historical Society is having a sale on their book and DVD.  “Germantown” is a pictorial history of Germantown, brimming with photos, stories and interesting facts.  “A Community Built by Faith” DVD features voices of some of our citizens, film clips of past Spassfest celebrations, music, local baseball history and much more.  You can buy both for the low price of $25.  These make great gifts!  Stop in the library and pick up your set today.

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Learn to Knit

Our Nifty Knitter Spin Club class continues to meet at the library on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.  We have a group of ladies, a gentleman and kids who are at all levels of knitting experience meeting and sharing tips and ideas.  You are welcome to come join them any time and there is no cost.  Just bring a size 8 or 9 metal knitting needle and scissors.  The group will meet at the library through next May and sessions begin at 6:30 pm.

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Wise Words from a Trusted Man

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”                Walter Cronkite

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Family Reading Night

Tonight people all over Illinois celebrate Family Reading Night, a time set aside to turn off electronic devices and curl up with a good book.  Join us here at the library at 7pm as we’ll have stories around the campfire.  You can make a craft, enjoy a snack and be sure to take home some good books to share.  If you can’t come to the library, we hope you can spend a little time reading together with someone you love.

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Upcoming Author Visits

Next week, the library will be hosting 2 local authors reading from their newest works.  First up, on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7pm, Mary Jansen Parrent will read from stories and interviews she compiled for her latest work, “Lest We Forget: War Stories and Memories of Germantown, Illinois Veterans”.  The next day, Tuesday, Nov. 17, Fr. Jack Frerker will be here twice – at 2:15 pm and again at 6:30 pm to read from his latest, a children’s book called  “Hi, God”.  Both authors will be happy to answer questions, sign books and will have books available for sale.  Hope to see you there.

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