Community Liaison Contact: Carol Van Baalen
Happy New Year! With the beginning of a new year, our three libraries are busy with a wealth of special programs for library patrons. Here is a sampling for the month of January:
Woodmont: Tuesday, January 3, 7-9pm, and Wednesday, January 4, 1-3pm.
Clear Your Clutter and Organize for the New Year
Kent: Monday, January 9, 7pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Kent Library
Bridge to Basics
Kent: Monday, January 9, 2-4pm
Woodmont: Monday, January 9, 3-5pm
Bridge to Basics connects people to public benefits and money saving services such as food stamps, health care, utility assistance and other community resources. Presented by WithinReach.
How to Grow Good Roses
Kent: Saturday, January 28, 1pm
Clifford Kicks Off Winter Story Times
Bring your children or grandchildren, and get back in the Story Time habit. Clifford, the Big Red Dog, will make a guest appearance at the first story time of the new year.
Woodmont: Tuesday, January 10, at 7pm
Kent: Thursday, January 12, at 1:30pm
Des Moines: Tuesday, January 17, at 10:15am
Join a Book Group in 2012
If you’re not already in a book group, consider joining one of the groups that meet monthly at our libraries. Here’s the schedule for January:
Knit Lit Book Group at Woodmont: Thursday, January 5, 6-8pm. This month’s book: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.
After Lunch Book Bunch at Kent: Wednesday, January 11, 1pm. This month’s book: I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg
Woodmont Book Group: Thursday, January 19, 7pm. This month’s book: Ford County by John Grisham
Des Moines Book Group: Wednesday, January 25, 7pm. This month’s book: Agent Zigzag: a true story of Nazi Espionage, Love and Betrayal.
Copies of the books for discussion are available at the library front desk, and new members are always welcome!
For a complete list of library programs, click on this link http://www.kcls.org/programs/
Des Moines Library Advisory Board will meet at the Des Moines Library on Wednesday, January 11, at 7pm.
The Board’s membership will remain the same this year, as Tony Wilson and Janet Sorby will return for second terms. Other board members are Virg Staiger, Robin Lamoureux, and Melissa Ponder.
The next Planning Committee Meeting takes place on Thursday, January 12, 12pm at the Mercer Island Library.
The next Finance Committee Meeting takes place on Tuesday, January 24, 4pm at the Service Center.
The next KCLS Board of Trustees Meeting takes place on Tuesday, January 24, 5pm at the Service Center.