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Toledo Public Library update

November 18, 2018
By Jennifer Bledsoe - Library Director , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The library foundation had a very successful Election Day Soup Lunch serving many community members a warm and delicious meal.

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our soup lunch. Proceeds will be used for future programming.

The annual Book Sale is complete for the 2018 season. The tables were full of books, audio books, DVDs and music CDs that were in excellent condition. These items were pulled from the library shelves and donated. Over 200 bags traveled out the doors and into someone else's home or classroom for their enjoyment. Thank you for supporting your library.

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Denise and Larry Fletcher were the recent guests at the Toledo Library Art Lab. Denise and Larry brought small pieces of different types of wood and the kids made their own design. Once their design was created, they transferred it onto a square tile where it was glued down to make a trivet. The kids did a beautiful job with their creations and turned out to be works of art. Our thanks to the Fletchers for visiting our library and providing such a neat project. Pictured l to r are: Livia Smith, Mariah Gilbert, Grant Dolezal, Kiya Smith, Estella Betz, Marie Grismer 2nd row are: Denise Fletcher, Yeraldin Valle, Janelle Matta, Tayor Dolezal, Lane Feisel, Rebecca Cole and Larry Fletcher.
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The library would like to thank Dianne and Don Kramer for providing our community with a fantastic program about Amish culture. We had a full house for this entertaining event and may have them back again.

We would also like to thank local coffee roaster Brian Gumm from Ross Street Roasting in Tama. Brian explained a bit about his background and how he became interested in the coffee roasting process. He also described his experiences in traveling to Nicaragua to meet the family of coffee growers that he purchases coffee from. He calls this a Direct Trade process. This presentation was very fascinating and informative to everyone in attendance. Ross Street Roasting has started Caf hours from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at their business located in Tama.

Remedies with Rosie-Winter Edition will be held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. You can make vapor rub and bath salts. Great gift idea. Register at the library with $5 to help with supplies.

The library will host a Holiday Crafting Open House on Friday, Dec. 7from 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m.. There will be several ornaments to make and take home. This event is free and open to everyone. Refreshments provided.

The Card Making Program for December will be held on Friday the 14th at 1 p.m. Stop in to create a card for someone you love. This social event is free and open to everyone.

Story Time will be held Wednesday, Dec.19, at 10:30 a.m. The theme for December will be Gingerbread. This event is free and open to all children that would like to attend.

The library foundation has invested in the popular genealogy program, Ancestry Library Edition. This valuable program may be used free of charge at the library for a one-hour period of time or you may use your own device for unlimited time. Ancestry has billions of birth, marriage, death, baptism, burial and obituary records among many others. Stop in today to begin researching your family history.

New books coming soon to the library are: A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl by Jean Thompson, Wyoming Legend by Diana Palmer, A Christmas Revelation by Anne Perry. The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith, Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer, Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, The Noel Stranger by Richard Paul Evans, Past Tense by Lee Child, Sea of Greed by Clive Cussle, You Don't Own Me by Mary Higgins Clark.

And, Yule Log Murder by Les, Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly, Elevation by Stephen King, The Reckoning by John Grisham, Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel, Master of His Fate by Barbara Taylor Bradford, Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci, Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg, Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson, Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani, Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich, Homeward Hound by Rita Mae Brown

New DVDs on the shelves for November are: Skyscraper, Mama Mia-Here we Go Again, The Way, G.I. Joe and At Home in Mitford

The library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday the 23rd to celebrate Thanksgiving.

The library will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 to celebrate Christmas.

The library will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31and will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 to celebrate the New Year.

Wishing you a safe and enjoyable holiday season!



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