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December 27th

Solon veteran gives presentation during Veterans Day dinner

NORTH LIBERTY– Veterans Day was declared a national holiday- originally Armistice Day- in 1919, to mark the signing of the agreement that ended WWI.
But for veterans of war, it is never over.
Even those who serve in our nation’s military in times of peace know loss, hardship, and the strength of a fraternity that no amount of time or separation can weaken.
That familiarity with sacrifice was evident during the North Liberty American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Veterans Day dinner, held Nov. 15 at the South Slope Community Room in North Liberty.
Also evident was gratitude.

Site for food pantry sought

SOLON– Local families in need may soon find help by way of a planned food pantry in Solon.
The Crisis Center of Johnson County is teaming with Solon Senior Advocates, Our Lord’s Church, St. Mary Catholic Church, and Solon Methodist Church to establish a Solon food pantry that will also serve the greater north Johnson County area.
Solon Senior Advocates President Sandy Hanson said the Crisis Center will provide the framework for the Solon pantry, so the group isn’t starting from scratch.
The Crisis Center is offering technical support and guidance.

Mammography Van

The Mercy Hospital of Cedar Rapids mammography van will be at the Solon Family Practice clinic on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Women who wish to get a mammogram need to get an order from their provider and make an appointment.

Solon Habitat for Humanity to plan for 2012 build Jan. 8

SOLON– The family of Kurt and Victoria Shover has been selected as the recipient of the Solon Community Habitat for Humanity house to be built in 2012 at 413 S. Dubuque St. in Solon. A meeting will take place at the Solon United Methodist Church Family Life Center on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. to set goals and create a plan to raise funds for the build. A groundbreaking ceremony is to be held in May. This is a community project and all are welcome to attend.

Holiday Hours

The library will be open from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve Saturday, Dec. 31, and will be closed on Sunday, Jan. 1, New Years Day. Regular winter library hours (12-8 p.m.) will resume on Monday, Jan. 2. Happy New Year. Hope to see you at the library.

Download a book

Did Santa leave a Kindle, Nook, tablet, e-reader or other electronic gadgetry under your tree?  Downloads are available at the Solon Library to help you enjoy your new gift. Go to the library website, www.solon.lib.ia.us . There will be a link on the home page to NEIBORS downloadable audio books and e-books. Included on the download will be books for Nooks and Kindles. Reading the introductory page of instructions will be helpful for first-time users. Click again and you will be on the NEIBORS site.

Storytime returns

Storytime is back from break and will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 10:30 a.m. Beginning in January through May, Storytime will have a guest once a month to speak to the children on their level with interacting visual aids. The January guest will be provided by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Watch for the date to be announced. Other programs tentatively planned by Miss Jen are an appearance from therapy dogs, a guest story reader and a doctor visiting the group. Storytime meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the big meeting room of the library.

Early out movie

The next early out program will be on Thursday, Jan. 5. The heartwarming movie about Winter, a dolphin who lost her tail (rated PG) will be showing in the meeting room.  Movie time will be from 1-3 p.m.  Fun and free early-out activities are for all Solon students. There is no registration.  Children under the age of 10 attending the movie need to be picked up by parents or caregivers at 3 p.m. 

Movie Clips

About a year ago the Solon library expanded the DVD collection to include non-children’s titles, and it has proven to be a very popular addition with patrons.  There are currently almost 800 DVDs in this new collection, 1,600 DVDs total.  New additions will be listed again next week. In one year, there have been 6,247 check-outs, averaging over 500 per month.
If you want to get early info on new DVDs coming and other movie info, subscribe to our weekly DVD newsletter by emailing SolonLibrFriends@aol.com

Posters for sale

If you enjoy Toni’s display windows, why not pick up a poster as a memento of some of her previous works? Framed posters “Of Time and Place” are currently on display at the library. The posters are real conversation starters and fit nicely into a room filled with nostalgia or an entryway. Cost is $10 for unframed posters or $25 for framed posters.  Posters may be purchased at the library or ordered by emailing SolonLibrFriends @aol.com or call Sue at 319-624-2632.

Teddy bears for sale