The Meade Friends of the Library proudly presents an “Oz-some Evening” on Saturday, May 4,, from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be J. Basil Dannebohm talking on “The Long Lasting Legacy of Oz.” Following the program, we will be serving refreshments inspired by the Wizard of Oz.
Go to: http://uniquelybasil.com/ to find out more about Mr. Dannebohm.
We encourage you to come join us for the evening. This event is free and open to the public. As always, the Friends of the Library accepts donations.
Join us tomorrow (Wednesday, April 17) at 10 a.m. for the final Story Time of the Spring. LaTonya’s theme will be “Popcorn!”
So, pop into the library for a good time of stories and activities.
Meade Public Library will be hosting a book signing this coming Wednesday, April 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Norma Nightingale, of Montezuma, will be presenting her book, This, That, and Everything.
This, That, and Everything shares the true and often hilarious account of the starts, the stalls, the reverses, and the restarts of Norma Nightingale’s life. It covers the whole range of her life, from childhood to becoming a grandma and beyond. In a memoir that is humorous and sad by turns, she recounts her life, which began as the sixth of eight children born into a Holdeman Mennonite family. Their way of life was to live in simplicity with economy and modesty—including the way they dressed and how they conducted themselves, not drawing attention to themselves.
She tells of her childhood growing up in central California on the property of the Gallo Winery, where her father worked. Her marriage at seventeen to Winston Nightingale, who was eighteen at the time, opened a new and exciting chapter in her life, first in California and later in Kansas, where her husband was offered a new job. She talks of her devastation at discovering that, after having three children, she had early stage cervical cancer. Happily, she survived and thrived in Kansas with her family.
This, That, and Everything is the charming memoir of a woman who continues to live her life to the fullest, with love, hope, and a wonderful family.
Story Time will be held this coming Wednesday, April 3, at 10:00 a.m. Janice Hawley will be our guest storyteller, and she will have a “Springtime and Bunnies” theme. Don’t miss out on the good stories and fun activites!
Mark Your Calendars — We have the following events coming up:
May 4: An Oz-some Evening
J. Basil Dannebohm, local author and philanthropist, will be our guest speaker. The event will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Meade Library Community Room. Wizard of Oz-themed refreshments will be served.
We are making plans for our 2013 Summer Reading Program. The theme for the summer program is: “Dig Into Reading” for the Pre-School thru Fourth Grade / “Beneath the Surface” for Fifth thru Twelfth Grade / “Groundbreaking Reads” for the Adults.
We are also beginning to make plans for our Fall TALK Series ”British Classics.” The books that have been chosen are: Emma by Jane Austen, Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, and The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot. The TALK sessions will take place during September and October.
Come to the library on Wednesday, March 20, at 10:00 a.m. We will be celebrating Easter with stories and an Easter Egg Hunt in the library. We’re sure to have lots of fun!
Sharon Stockton is displaying her pin cushion collection. Come in and enjoy the wide variety of pin cushions that she has collected over the years. They are delightful!
March is Women’s History Month, and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union has placed an informative display in the library.
We received new items in on the Book Mobile today. Come in and see what’s new on the shelf.
The used-book sale is going through the month of April. New items are placed in the sale almost daily. You can’t beat our prices: 25¢ per item (or 5 items for $1)
Story Time will be held this Wednesday, March 6, at 10:00 a.m. Our guest storyteller will be Marshan Padgett, and we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. We will be having lots of fun activities and snacks which include making our own “Cat in the Hat” hats.
It will be fun to see everyone again after the snow a few weeks ago.
Once again, the library is closing (on Monday, February 25) due to the bad weather. We hope you are able to stay inside where it’s nice and warm.
We just want to let you know that Meade Public Library is open today after being closed for two snow days.
Our general policy is that, when USD 226 is closed because of weather, the library will also be closed. However, after a look at the streets and roads and seeing that today would not have any falling snow, we decided to open today.
We look forward to seeing you!
Due to the inclement weather, the library is closed today (Wednesday, February 20). Story Time is also cancelled.
We should be re-opened on Thursday, February 21. Check back to this web site or Facebook to keep current with library news.