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November 1 - 16, 2014
Attention all muggles! The first Harry Potter book came out over 17 years ago, but the boy wizard is just as popular as ever. Come to the library from 1:30-2:30 for games, crafts, and trivia related to Hogwarts and all things Harry Potter.
Author Heath Lee will discuss her book, Winnie Davis: Daughter the Lost Cause, that tells the story of the younger daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his second wife, Varina Howell Davis.
Join author Mary Gottschalk as she discusses the life lessons that inspired her to give up corporate America to become a writer. Her first book was a memoir, Sailing down the Moonbeam. Her second book is her recently released novel, A Fitting Place. To be added to the Writers' Workshop email list sign up online at www.dmpl.org. This event is open to the public. Pre-registration is not required.
We will be discussing The Ghost Bride by Yansze Choo.
Looking for funding for your non-profit organization? The Foundation Directory Online is a resource that provides access to searchable online databases that can help you in your search. We'll show you how to use it. Central Library Computer Lab. Class size is limited. Please pre-register.
Join us for a discussion of Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book.
Sunday, November 16, 7:00 PM, Hoyt Sherman Place Theater
Art and Writing Contest - CALL FOR ENTRIES!
Forest Avenue Library
Doug Wilson's interest in Iowa coal mining stems from the fact that his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were involved in the industry for many years. Doug has collected photographs, maps, and stories from coal miners and their families. He enjoys sharing this segment of the state's history with others.
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and participate in crafts and activities that build literacy skills and kindergarten-readiness skills. Today, hear from local children's book author and illustrator Kathryn Finney as she reads from her book Little Louie and hear other stories, songs, and activities about dogs.For preschoolers ages 3 - 6.
Stop by the Children's area at Central to make a turkey puppet out of a paper bag! Supplies will be provided, bring your imagination.
We will be reading A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. Copies of the book may be picked up at the library. Treats provided.
Join us for a discussion of Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, by Anna Quindlen. Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book. All are welcome!
Join the Blank Park Zoo's educational coordinator as they show and tell about different animals at the zoo - and check out some our animal books at the library!
We will be reading Landline, by Rainbow Rowell. Copies of the book may be picked up at the library.
Kids in grades 3-8 will make a colorful picture using glue and sand. Please remember to dress to get messy and preregister for this program.