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Library adds language program

The Solon Public Library is excited to announce that TELL ME MORE language learning software, beginner through advanced, is now available free to patrons. It is accessible online at anytime via any Internet connection.
Languages now offered include: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, and German.
With English, German, Italian, Spanish and French interface languages available, you don’t have to know the language being studied before using the program.

Summer hours

Beginning Wednesday, June 1, the library will change to summer hours. Summer hours for the library are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday and holidays.

Movie Clips

• “Waste Land” (2010, NR): An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from the world’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. He collaborates with the pickers of recyclable materials who live and work in the garbage to make works of art and change lives.

Quilt on display

Stop by the library for a look at the quilt to be raffled off by the Solon Beef Days Committee. The quilt, made by Marianne Klouda, is made from past Beef Days T-shirts. It’s fun to look at and will take you down memory lane with a bit of Beef Days history.

Solon Book Club June meeting

Old Gold Menu

Wed, June 1: Roast pork, baked potato half w/sour cream, whipped winter squash, creamy cole slaw, vanilla pudding.
Thu, June 2: Beefy mac casserole, Oregon bean medley, garlic breadstick, carrot pineapple gelatin salad, gingerbread cookie. BINGO
Fri, June 3: Battered fish fillet, French fries, creamy cole slaw, banana, chocolate pudding. Cards.
Mon, June 6: Beef taco salad w/refried beans, corn salad, orange apricot salad, ranger cookie. Dietician.
Tue, June 7: Chef salad w/turkey & dressings, potato salad, orange slices, rice crispy bar. BINGO.

A challenge, a relay and a marathon

IOWA CITY– In the wee hours of the morning April 16, when most people were asleep, a few hundred University of Iowa students were walking, hula-hooping, dancing, doing the limbo and sliding through pudding in the University’s old recreation building.
They were also fighting.
They were fighting on behalf of friends, family members and loved ones who have braved their own battles against cancer.

Soccer boys earn first trip to state

SOLON– The Spartans earned their first trip to state soccer with a 5-0 win over Dyersville Beckman Saturday. Max Alberhasky scored three goals and Marshall Koehn added a pair for the victory. Solon finally got over the hump after coming up short the last several years. The team members celebrated by ripping off their jerseys and taking a celebratory jump in the pond at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. Solon received the fourth seed and will play No. 5 St. Albert Council Bluffs Thursday, June 2, at 12 p.m. at Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines.

Will the girls be far behind?

SOLON– The Lady Spartan soccer team ended regular season play with a successful Senior Night.  
Solon rolled to a 3-1 victory over the Regina Regals in a hard-fought, weather-delayed game on Tuesday, May 24.  Early in the game, Alison McKinnie scored on a perfect pass from Danielle Herdliska.  The rest of the first half the Spartans and Regals battled equally on both ends.  By halftime, Mother Nature took over and sent everyone ducking for cover.  Play resumed over an hour later with showers still falling.  

Spartans defeat No.4 IC West

SOLON– Solon’s varsity baseball team is off to a 5-0 start.
The latest win came Monday, May 30, with a Memorial Day matchup against No. 4 Iowa City West (4A).
Solon downed the Trojans 6-2 behind a substantial scoring effort by senior Nick Day. Day belted two 2-run home runs and collected five RBIs on the day.
Brandon Shulista (2-0) struck out 11 batters and allowed only three hits, but one of them was a two-run shot that gave West the lead in the third inning.
Monday’s game featured retiring High School Principal Bob Lesan throwing out the first pitch against West High.

Free family fishing clinic in NL June 4

NORTH LIBERTY– Family fishing, fishing tips, food and prizes are featured Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Liberty Centre Park in North Liberty. As part of Iowa’s Free Fishing Days (June 3-5), veteran anglers, parks and fisheries workers will help families get started on the water during free fishing clinic.
During Free Fishing Days, Iowa residents may fish without a license.