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At the Library

By LeAnn Kunz | Nov 06, 2017

The chilly November days have arrived and your library is open and ready to provide you a place of warmth and comfort, with free educational and entertaining programs. On Thursday, Nov. 9, pianist Ha Na Song will be here to present a noontime concert. Settle in for a performance of Schumann Fantasie Op. 17, Bach-Busoni, Chaconne, Earl Wild/Gershwin Etude, Fascinatin’ Rhythm, and Embraceable You.

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. to learn about My Social Security, your own online account for your working years and throughout the time you receive Social Security benefits. At this educational sign-up event you will hear about the benefits of signing up as well as receive help in the sign-up process.

We hope you will return on Thursday, Nov. 16, for another noontime concert with Washington’s own Patrick Hazell. He is an inductee in the Halls of Fame for Iowa Blues, Iowa Rock’ n’ Roll, and Country Music Showcase International. Patrick will be improvising on the blues tunes that launched his career and rockin’ the library!

Calling all creators on Friday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m., the library will be hosting a Creator Sprints & Hangout event. Writers, artists, inventors, etc., are invited to spend some time working on and sharing your creations with like-minded others!

The following Saturday, Nov. 18, is our monthly meeting of the Washington Writers’ Workshop. Jules Wood, a poet from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will be giving a presentation on the craft of writing during the first hour. Then we will spend the remainder of the time critiquing submissions from members. The workshop goes from 10 a.m. to noon and is open to adults and teens.

Get ready to learn about a unique genre of music on Saturday, Nov. 25, at noon. Brenda Loula, another one of Washington’s talented musicians, will be playing Forro, a Northeastern Brazilian music popularized in the mid-20th century due to the efforts of singer/accordionist Luiz Gonzaga.

Finally, we will tie up the month’s events with a Movie Night on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 5 p.m. with a screening of The Martian.

We have lots for you to do as winter begins its course across Iowa. Even if you do not attend one of our free events, we are always happy to see you come in to sit and read and meet up with your friends in one of our reading lounges. In any case, we will save you a seat!

These are the new materials available at the library this week.

Adult Fiction

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

Crazy Like a Fox by Rita Mae Brown

Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler

The Time Travel Trailer by Karen Musser Nortman

Trailer on the Fly by Karen Musser Nortman

Wyoming Winter by Diana Palmer

Even If It Kills Her by Kate White

Adult Nonfiction

Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Katy Butler

One Nation After Trump by E. J. Dionne, Jr.

Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga by David Emerson

Holy Rover by Lori Erickson


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