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Library Talk – May 16, 2017


Library Talk May 18, 2017

Since May is on the downhill slide,  and the weather feeling very summery,  let’s talk early June~ Thursday,  June 1st, repeat of Essential Oils informational talk, this time at the Russellville Branch Library at 6:30 p.m., Saturday June 3rd from 9:00-4:00 p.m.—Ripley Friends of the Library summer book sale, in the lovely, roomy, well-lite annex in Ripley, Monday,  June 5th 7:00 p.m. author talk by Sherry Mitchell, who pens the Take Joy, A Farmhouse Journal that is often in the Brown County Press. Sherry has recently published a book titled A Farmhouse Journal: Memories and Recipes and she was just named Country Woman of the Year by Country Woman Magazine. And that is just in the first 5 days of June!

We will also be busy with the signing up of the summer reading program at all three libraries, and the programs will begin the week of June 5th and run through July 13th.  Aberdeen Mondays at 12:30 pm for kids 3-11 years old, Ripley Thursdays 10:30 for 3-5 year olds, 1:30 for 6-11 year olds, Russellville Thursdays 10:30 3-5 year olds, 1:30 for 6-11 year olds.  For the 3-11 year olds, once again, t-shirts can be earned by reading at least 50 books!  For the 12-16 year olds, we are trying something different this year at the Ripley Library. Keep a log of titles read, and for each 5 books read, there will be a ‘treasure chest’ of goodies that a prize can be selected.

Late breaking news—we understand that the Ripley Food Pantry is critically low or out of certain staple foods. While we don’t usually have a food for fines drive in the spring, we are making an exception.  The pantry needs dried beans, rice, boxed potatoes, pasta sauce, cereal and canned fruit.  If you bring in any of these items between Thursday May 18th and Wednesday May 31st, we will take $3.00 off your overdue fines. (Sorry, does not work on replacement cost of lost items).  Even if you don’t have fines, we will be happy to accept donations of items of non-perishable food to be delivered to the pantry. Thanks.