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August 1st

Summer Reading Program recap

Summer Reading Program recap
“I have been really happy with the Summer Reading Program this year.  ‘One World, Many Stories’ was a great theme to work with and it was a lot of fun to ‘travel around the world’ with so many of the patrons. There have been wonderful turnouts for the programs and we have had so many reading logs turned in!”  This is the summation of the past busy six weeks at the library according to Jen Leveck, Youth Services Librarian. “I also love to see how empty the shelves start to look in the summertime.” 

Summer Reading Prize Winners

Congratulations to all the winners in the grand prize drawings of the Summer Reading Program and thank you to all the participants.
Beef Days Carnival Rides: Kennedy Bombei, Jeannie Jedlicka
Giant Stuffed Horse: Austin Knight
Webkinz Elephant: Alexandra Locke
Webkinz Monster: Kelsey Joens
Pass to the Coralville Ice Arena: Cassidy Zachar
The Hunger Games Series: Hunter Thompson
New Bike Courtesy of Solon State Bank: Aubrey Joens
Tickets to the Cedar Rapids Kernels: Rhett Mesch
Passes to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium: Michael Broghammer

Cool off with a hot, new novel

Author Tess Gerritsen will keep you turning the pages in her latest Rizzoli & Isles novel titled, “The Silent Girl.” This book will suck you in to Boston’s Chinatown, take you to the dark side and back with jolts and sheer suspense. Cracking a crime resonating with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy.

Movie Clips

Disneynature “Oceans” (2010, G)– Features an exhilarating look under the sea through the eyes of those that live there. Incredible state-of-the-art-underwater filmmaking will take viewers’ breath away as they migrate with whales, swim alongside a great white shark, and race with dolphins at play. Includes first ever images of elusive deepwater creatures, featurettes, music video, filmmaker annotations, and more.

Enter the Cake Baking Contest

Be sure and pick up the rules for the cake baking contest at the circulation desk in the library and plan to enter. The contest will be held on Sunday afternoon, August 21 in conjunction with the weeklong 10th Anniversary celebration. Entries will be judged by a panel of city officials and after the prizes are awarded in all the different categories, the cakes will be carved up and served to all the birthday party attendees.

Hot Day? Restrictions continue at Macbride

SOLON– To improve overall beach safety, officials at Lake Macbride State Park have been restricting the number of vehicles and visitors to the beach area on days with a forecast high temperature of 80 degrees or above.
On days with the high temperature expected to exceed 80 degrees, vehicles destined for the beach parking lot, on the park’s north side, may be turned away when the 240-space beach parking lot is full. The move is to allow safe traffic movement and to reduce severe beach congestion at the park, located five miles west of Solon.

Solon Garden Club to meet Aug. 8

SOLON– The Solon Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8, at the Solon Public Library. Our Johnson County Urban Conservationist Amy Bouska will share her knowledge on rain gardens. Urban landscapes generate runoff with almost every rainfall event. Conservation measures capture and infiltrate storm water and reduce a property’s contribution to water quality degradation, flash stream flows and flooding. Spongy soil is the secret to most rainscaping practices, including the rain garden.

SCSD calendar

Monday, Aug. 8
Solon Board of Education Meeting, 6 PM
Tuesday, Aug. 9
IC West All-State Camp, 8 AM-1 PM
Wednesday, Aug. 10
IC West All-State Camp, 8 AM-1 PM
Drumline Camp, 9AM-3 PM

Old Gold Menu

Wed, Aug 3: Chili w/beans, mixed green salad w/dressings, Mandarin oranges, oatmeal raisin bar.
Thu, Aug 4: Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberry banana gelatin, frosted chocolate cake. BINGO
Fri, Aug 5: LS chicken noodle casserole, broccoli Normandy, mixed green salad w/dressings, cantaloupe, rice crispy bar. Cards
Mon, Aug 8: LS tuna noodle casserole, Harvard beets, mixed green salad w/dressings, cantaloupe, ice cream cup. Dietician
Tue, Aug 9: LS Salisbury steam w/gravy, oven roasted potatoes, broccoli, banana, rice crispy bar. BINGO/City Rep.

Highway 1 accident hospitalizes motorists

JOHNSON COUNTY– A vehicle crash on Highway 1 north of Solon on Tuesday, July 26, sent four people to the hospital, including two young girls.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that 63-year-old Christopher Ewer, of Albuquerque, N.M., was southbound on Highway 1 near Seven Sisters Road, when the 2010 Winnebago RV he was driving went out of control and rolled to its side. A northbound Buick Rendezvous, driven by 40-year-old Karla Kruse of New Vienna, Iowa, hit the RV after Kruse tried to swerve to miss the tipped RV but was unable to avoid the collision. Kruse’s vehicle rolled into the east ditch.