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April 9th

At last!

SHUEYVILLE– Residents of this northwest Johnson County community, and commuters passing through, will soon become accustomed to the sight of orange barriers, detour signs and heavy machinery.
The long-discussed, long-awaited and much anticipated rebuilding of 120th Street is on.

Brewin’ up a batch of Hawkeye Gold

SOLON– Finding the right coffee to put in the bag– that’s been the challenge for Jeff Kral and Larry Erenberger in creating their own brand of bean drip for college sports fans.
Kral and Erenberger, who graduated from Solon just a year apart in the late 1970s, have just begun a new company, Mascot Coffee, which matches their Hawkeye pride with their love of the java juice.
Both were college athletes and developed the company for a few years before making a deal to sell Hawkeye Gold in 2011.

Legislative listening post April 14 at Solon library

SOLON– The Solon Area Democrats will host a legislative listening post on Saturday, April 14, from 8 until 9 a.m. at the Solon Public Library main meeting room.
Scheduled to attend are Senator Bob Dvorsky and Representative Nate Willems, who currently represent the area in the state legislature. Also scheduled to attend are State Representative Mary Mascher, Johnson County Board of Supervisors Sally Stutsman and Janelle Rettig, and Solon Mayor Cami Rasmussen. Other elected officials have been invited.

Solon school district audit released for 2010-11

SOLON– The Solon Community School District’s revenues totaled $16,095,906 for the year ended June 30, 2011, an eight percent increase over the prior year. Revenues included $7,108,861 in local tax, charges for services and sales of $2,193,362, operating grants of $1,945,702, unrestricted state grants of $4,546,169, contributions and donations of $123,061, unrestricted interest of $129,775, other general revenues of $64,229 and loss on disposal of capital assets of $16,253.

A month to celebrate

April is National Poetry Month, a month-long celebration designed to increase the visibility of poetry and poets in our culture. Be sure to express yourself through poetry this month– whether you pen a limerick or a four-line rhyme, or absorb yourself in someone else’s writings. The library has many poetry books to enjoy– whether it’s from the children’s section, or everybody’s favorite from non-fiction, “The Best Loved Poems of the American People,” or a collection of Elizabeth Barrett Browning sonnets. Check out a poetry book this month.

March prize winner

Congratulations to Kathy Cariens for winning the adult reading program drawing. The monthly prize is provided by Friends of the Library. One entry is allowed for every book read by adults, 18 years and older. Be sure to enter your name in the drawing at the circulation desk.

Storytime guest Tuesday

On Tuesday, April 17, our monthly Storytime guest will be Dana Robinson from Sweet Feet Yoga in Coralville. Instead of reading stories, she will be teaching some yoga poses. Storytime is for ages two through five, but siblings are always welcome. It meets at 10:30 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes, ending with a craft.

Solon Book Club

Solon Book Club will meet April 17 to discuss “Abide with Me” by Elizabeth Strout. All interested adult readers are welcome to attend. For questions about the book club, please contact Joyce at jebarta@southslope.net. To borrow a copy of a selected book, please contact the library circulation desk by calling 319-624-2678 or email Jacque at jdeaton@solon.lib.ia.us.

Early out April 19

The early out activity for Thursday, April 19, will be crafting wooden bracelets from 1 until 2 p.m. for all Solon students. No registration is required. Elementary age students participating need to be picked up by their parent or caregiver at 2 p.m.
The next movie will be on early out Thursday, May 3, from 1 until 3 p.m.

Date change for senior advocate meal and movie

The monthly senior “Meal and a Movie” at the Solon Public Library has rescheduled back to Fridays. The April event will be on Friday, April 20, with the award winning movie, “Iron Lady” featuring Meryl Streep as Britain’s Margaret Thatcher. An additional treat this month will be a display of Czech artifacts by Louis Picek from Main Street Antiques & Art in West Branch. Louis will be set up and ready to speak about his display and heritage at 10:30 a.m., so come early.