National Library Week April 12-18th

IMG_5124National Library Week April 12- 18, 2015

“Behind Every Great Community is a Great Library

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

During this week, come into the Wabasha Public Library and help us celebrate with prize drawings, programs, and activities. The Friends of the Wabasha Public Library have two prize bags to give away, one for an adult and one for a child. Everytime you check out an item at the Library, you can enter your name into the drawing. A second drawing will take place for everyone who registers for a new Library card during National Library Week.

On Tuesday, April 14th, at 6:30 p.m.at the Library, Author Steve Snook will do a reading from his book “One Degree South”. This event is co-sponsored by River Junction Arts Council.

On Thursday, April 16th, Teen Literature Day, will be celebrated. The purpose of this celebration is to raise awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today’s teens. At the Library we will have on display the “The Teens’ Top Ten”. This list is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

On Friday, Spring Storytime  at 10:00 a.m. with Becky Hetrick, Wabasha-Kellogg ECFE Coordinator, joining in on the activities.

Author to appear at Wabasha Public Library Tuesday, April 14th

​Author Stephen L. Snook will be reading from his debut novel One Degree South Tuesday, April 14th at 6:30 at the Wabasha Public Library, co-sponsored by RJAC.
​For the past twenty-five years Snook has been a specialist in international development living and working in Africa. Drawing from his vast experiences in Africa, One Degree South is a tale of love, politics and witchcraft in the oil-rich nation of Gabon just as the Cold War ends. Snook will read excerpts from the novel and will answer questions and sign copies of his book, following the reading.
​Snook has served as a Peace Corps volunteer and has spent time visiting and working in over a dozen African countries. He has a doctorate in political science from the University of Florida. When he’s not in Africa, he resides in Viriginia.
​One Degree South is published by Rocket Science Press based in Lanesboro, MN.

Social Security Workshop at Wabasha Public Library

Wabasha Public Library will be hosting a Social Security Workshop open to the public on
Monday, February 23th at 12:30, Wednesday, February 25th at 4pm. & Thursday February 26th at 10:30 a.m.
SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING WHAT BABY BOOMERS NEED TO KNOW TO MAXIMIZE RETIREMENT INCOME
Join special guest speaker Greg Roe • Financial Consultant for Thrivent Financial • 17 Years Experience • Certified Financial Planner • Retirement Income Certified.

This workshop covers the basics of Social Security and reveals strategies for maximizing your benefits, including:
• Five factors to consider in deciding when to apply for benefits.
• How to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits.
• How to coordinate Social Security with your other sources of retirement income.

This workshop is hosted by Thrivent Financial and your local representative, Sharon Harrington.