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Solon Public Library

New books on the shelf

New fiction includes these titles: “Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer, “Killer” by Jonathan Kellerman, “Museum of Extraordinary Things” by Alice Hoffman, “Lost Lake” by Sarah Addison Allen, “Drowning Spool” by Monica Ferris, “Concealed in Death” by J.D. Robb, “Private L.A.” by James Patterson, “River Road” by Jayne Ann Krentz, “After I’m Gone” by Laura Lippman, “Moving Target” by Judith A. Jance, “Tiger Shrimp Tango” by Tim Dorsey and “My Name is Resolute” by Nancy E. Turner.
Added to the new non-fiction shelf: “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” by Steven Schneider, “Wooden: a Coache’s Life” by Seth Davis, “The Sixth Extinction: an Unnatural History” by Elizabeth Kolbert, “Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet” by Paul Connett, “The Manual of Seed Saving” by Andrea Heistinger and “Momuments Men” by Robert Edsel .
We also added a new biography on Jack Nicholsen by Marc Eliot. It is located with other entertainment biographies next to our “Hollywood & Vine” window display. These biographies of various film personalities are displayed with the Oscar winning DVDs from previous years that the library currently owns.

Did you know?

The Solon Public Library provides books and puppets for five area daycares and supplemental materials for kindergarten, second and fourth grade classes at Lakeview. We love being a partner. It gives the library the opportunity to share the excitement in all learning environments in our community.

Teen space

The library has reserved the meeting room for teens in grades five and up, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons after school. The meeting room is a place to stop in for board games, a movie or conversation with friends. Light snacks are provided. This program was organized to provide space for teens to socialize, and at the same time, contain the energy and fun of this age group in a separate space from the rest of the library activities. “My Space” is supervised by library staff and students are welcome to drop in.

‘Blind Date with a Book’

You will find wrapped books on shelves throughout the library, through the end of February. Take a chance... take your “blind date” home and when you finish and return, drop your name in the blind date container. The featured prize is a $25 gift certificate to E’s Florals (with chocolate included). The deadline for returning your blind date book is March 8– we will draw the winner at 5 p.m. that day.

Last week to buy a raffle ticket (and support the library foundation)
Take a chance and buy a raffle ticket to win a vacation weekend or one of several afternoon or evening entertainment packages. Tickets are available at the library and the winners will be chosen on March 1. Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20.
Funds from the foundation raffle will be used to sponsor adult computer classes, that are scheduled several times through the year.

Dates to remember:

• Story time for children ages 2 through 5, every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. Join them for stories, songs and a craft.
• Scrabble night (new): Feb 26 in the library meeting room at 6:30 p.m. BYO snacks and scrabble board. (We do have three scrabble games to start with so don’t worry if you don’t have your own). Plan for the last Wednesday evening of each month. We’re ready for a game... or two. This program is recommended for ages eight through adult.
• Babygarten: new session starts Friday, Feb. 28, at 9:30 a.m. Registration is required for this six-week program.
• Early out: Thursday, Feb. 27, from 1 until 2 p.m. Toothpick architecture.
• Meal and a Movie: Feb. 28 Meal and a Movie at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The movie is free but registration is required for the catered meal and costs $7.50 for an entrée, vegetable and dessert. The movie follows the meal and usually begins around noon. Call Sandra Hanson at 319-624-2710 to register or sign up at Old Gold Dining.
• Deadline for the Friend’s Oscar Contest is 5 p.m. on March 1. You must be at least 16 and a library patron.
• Next LEGO® Club: March 3. The theme will be “build a stairway to...”
• Display window “Hollywood & Vine” from Feb. 6 through March 15.