National 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 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.
Library Board will be meeting Monday, April 13th at 4:30 at the Wabasha Library
The Friends of the Library will meet Monday, April 6th at noon at
WORK FORCE DEVElOPMENT Conference Room at 222 Main Street. Bring your own brown bag lunch!
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Friends of the Wabasha Public Library will meet Monday, March 2nd at noon at Olde Triangle Pub. Everyone welcome.
Come check out the used book sale in the entrance of the Wabasha Library.
The Social Security Workshop scheduled for Wednesday , February 25th and Thursday, February 26th at the Wabasha Public Library by Thrivent Financial has been cancelled due to lack of interest.
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.
Congressman John Kline’s “Mobile Office”, which provides constituents with greater access to the services available to them, will be stopping in Wabasha on Tuesday, February 24th from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Wabasha Public Library. More information is available in the Wabasha Herald or at Kline’s website: http://kline.house.gov.