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Toledo Public Library News

October 6, 2019
By Jennifer Bledsoe - Library Director , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

September was National Library Card Sign Up Month. We hope you took advantage and signed up for your card to receive all of your fantastic library benefits! In 2018-2019 the library signed up 169 people for a new library card.

Public Libraries are significant in communities and add to our quality of life. Libraries can be a particularly useful tool for many citizens of all ages.

There are 543 public libraries in Iowa. Libraries have informed and dedicated staff to help you with your needs.

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The Toledo Library has many essential services and provides assistance to our local residents and people that may be traveling.

The Toledo Public Library provides books, audio books and DVDs and also provides early literacy services, crafting events, informative and educational events, e-Book and audiobook digital services, Internet, wifi, FAX, copy, scan and notary services, meeting room availability, display case for public displays and collections and so much more! September was National Library Card Month, but every day is a good day to register for your library card.

The annual book sale will run through Oct. 31. Stop in to pick up a bag full for $2. All proceeds from the book sale go back into the library for future purchases. Thank you for your support.

Upcoming events for October and November are:

Craft Lab, Tuesday, October 1st at 11:00.

Gourd Painting, Tuesday, October 8th from 6:00 8:00 p.m. Call to register with $5.00.

Quilt Discussion and Appraisals, Monday, October 21st and Tuesday, October 22nd. Discussions on Monday are at 9:30 and 6:30 with appraisal appointments in between. Led by certified appraisers Charlene Richtsmeier and Valorie Bonk. Contact the library for an appraisal appointment, 641-484-3362.

Election Day Soup Lunch, Tuesday, November 5th from 11:30 1:00. This is a free will donation luncheon to help support the library foundation. Everyone is welcome.

Iowa Author Linda McCann, Thursday, November 7th at 2:00 p.m. Linda will discuss her new book, Prisoners of War in Iowa.

Winter Centerpiece Demonstration, Thursday, November 21st at 5:30. Led by Cheryl Bruene, Director, ISU Extension.

Chamber Holiday Kickoff, Crafting Event at the library, Saturday, November 23rd from 9:30 11:30. Open to all families.

New fiction to the shelves soon will be: Lethal Agent by Vince Flynn, The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman, The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen, Bloody Genius by John Sandford, Spirit of the Season by Fern Michaels, Hart's Hollow Farm by Janet Dailey, A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan, A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber, Owl Be Home For Christmas by Donna Andrews, The Night Fire by Michael Connelly, Sins of the Father by J.A. Jance, The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes, The 19th Christmas by James Patterson, Agent Running in the Field by John le Carre, Child's Play by Danielle Steel, The Guardians by John Grisham, Let it Snow by Nancy Thayer, Stealth by Stuart Woods, To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith, What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand.

New Non-Fiction are: Five Days Gone by Laura Cummings, Talking to Strangers-What we should know about the people we don't know by Malcom Gladwell, The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker,Call Sign Chaos by Jim Mattis and Bing West.

New movies are: POMS, A Dog's Journey, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Godzilla, King of the Monsters,The Sun is also a Star



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