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Archive

December 12th

Watching the watchers: Eastern Iowa birdwatchers are interesting species

IOWA CITY- A Great Blue Heron is quickly located on a distant shoreline. A Mallard couple is mucking in the water near the shore. The water is lower than anyone can remember, the result of a dry spell continuing into autumn this year.
Then, an urgent call:
“Mystery sparrow!”
Instantly, there is a flurry of movement as 20 pairs of hands move optical aids to their own eyes to scan the brush, shore or tree line.
“What do we got?”
The “mystery” bird is identified as a Lincoln’s sparrow.

Auxiliary planning Boys’ State plaque

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Auxiliary is planning a plaque to honor the Solon students that attended the American Legion Boys State program. The Legion needs the names of the boys and the year they attended. Please call Rita Brannaman at 319-624-2272 or Jim Leland at 319-624-2384; or e-mail information to jimleland@southslope.net.

Outgoing officials: Keep working on city hall

SOLON– Don’t give up.
Outgoing elected officials shared that advice last week as they discussed last month’s failed city hall bond issue.
It was a short agenda and a short meeting for the Solon City Council Wednesday night (Dec. 7). On tap was a general discussion of the Nov. 8 election results during which the $1.35 million bond issue for the purchase of the Brosh Chapel and Community Center was rejected by two-thirds of voters.
Mayor Rick Jedlicka and council member Sue Ballantyne, both ending their terms, offered encouragement to the remaining council members.

Special Old Gold Diner events scheduled for Dec. 16 and Dec. 21

SOLON– The Solon Community School preschool will be entertaining during lunch at the Old Gold Diner Friday, Dec. 16. Please call 319-624-2251 for lunch reservations to enjoy their visit. It’s believed that Santa Claus might appear for the Dec. 16 meal.
A class of fourth graders will be sharing a meal with the seniors Wednesday, Dec. 21. Please sign up by calling 319-624-2251. The goal is to have a senior for every fourth grader.

Free Christmas Meal at Our Lord’s Church

Our Lord’s Church will be serving a free Christmas meal Sunday, Dec. 25. All are welcome. Reservations are not required but would be helpful. The meal will be served at noon at the church, 131 N. Market St., Solon. Rides and deliveries are also available. Call Duane and Anna at 319-841-2243 with questions or a reservation.

DVD collection anniversary

It’s now been a year since the library started the DVD collection and it has proven to be a very popular addition with our patrons. We now have almost 800 DVDs. In one year we’ve had 6,247 DVD check-outs, over 500 per month.

Early out programming

The last early out for this semester will be Thursday, Dec. 15, and it will be a holiday craft. We plan to continue the early out programs throughout the next semester. There will be a mix of crafts and movies with the first program being a movie on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.

Last minute gifts

In the market for last-minute gifts? Don’t forget about items at the library. The commemorative poster “Of Time and Place,” featuring past display windows by Toni Russo, is available either framed or unframed. There are a few items from the Friends Holiday sale still available, as well as items sold year-round such as fanny packs, tote bags, and mouse pads. The Grant Wood note cards are always a popular stocking stuffer and we also have a few framed Grant Wood prints as well.

Library holiday decorations

Over 100 teddy bears are adorning the “beary” special Christmas tree in the children’s section of the library. Be sure and stop in the children’s area and take a look. Toni Russo’s “Candy Land” display window features two wonderful gingerbread houses baked and decorated especially for the window by Mark Mueller. Stained glass Santa Clauses from around the world are hanging gaily in the windows behind the circulation desk. These Santa Clauses were all crafted by Charles Whetstine and are on loan to the library for the holiday season.

Holiday updates

Storytime will not meet on Dec. 20 or 27 but will be back to its regular schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.
Library hours on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, will be 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 
Library will be closed on Dec. 25 and 26.
Holiday book cart will be in the hallway until Christmas or until all items are gone.