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Holiday Closure


We will be closed Thursday, December 31st and Friday, January 1st. We will reopen as normal at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 2nd.

January Adult Programs at Spencer Public Library





January 4 @ 6:30 PM – DIY Glitter Globes at Spencer Public Library– We will make magical glitter globes with mason jars, cool objects, and of course, glitter!  Please call 580-7290 to reserve a spot.
January 11 @ 7:00 PM – Movie Night at the Spencer Public Library – We will watch, “He Named Me Malala”. A documentary of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Please call 580-7290 or sign-up at the front desk for registration.
January 21 @ 6:30 PM – Simply Delicious at Spencer Public Library - Passport: Taste the World. Learn to cook simple international dishes, or simply come and watch, share your enthusiasm for cooking and taste some new foods. This month, we will be visiting Russia.   Fill up your passport by attending multiple classes to win prizes! Please call 580-7290 for registration and more information.

January – Book To Movie Club at Spencer Public Library –Sign-up to read the book, “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier. A 1938 bestselling novel of mystery and passion, a dark psychological tale of secrets and betrayal, dead loves and an estate called Manderley. Made into an acclaimed movie by Alfred Hitchcock, “Rebecca” is one not to miss.  Please call 580-7290 or sign-up at the front desk for registration.

Closed For Holiday

We will be closed Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th. We will reopen as normal at 9:00 am on Saturday, December 26th.

Christmas Storytime

Storytime with Sarah Beth: Tuesday, December 22nd at 10:30 am.

Teen Movie Day

Saturday, December 19th at 2:00 pm.


**Don't forget about Fandom Club today! Fans of TV, books, movies, video games and more are invited to join us once a month to get crafty and talk about your favorite fandoms, December 19th at 12:00 pm.

Simply Delicious: Christmas Cookie Exchange

December 17th at 6:30 pm.

Bring 2 dozen of your favorite cookies and a container to trade cookies and recipes with other folks. Mandie will shop you two easy cookie recipes to make if you're in a hurry. Wear your ugly Christmas sweater and win a prize

Storytime With Sarah Beth


This week's theme is "Naughty or Nice?"  

Tuesday, December 15th at 10:30 am.

Star Wars Interactive Movie Party

The Star Wars Interactive Movie Party will be held on Wednesday, December 9th beginning at 1:30 pm. This event is also open to people of all ages who love the Star Wars stories. We will begin at 1:30 with a craft and start the movie at 2:00. Everyone participating will receive a goody bag full of props and instructions for interacting with the very first movie created, Star Wars IV: A New Hope.

Family Movie Day

Make Spencer Public Library part of your holiday family fun! Join us on Saturday, November 28th at 2:00 pm for this month's Family Movie. This month's feature will be Inside Out

November Adult Programs at Spencer Public Library




November 2 @ 6:30 PM –DIY Club at Spencer Public Library: Thankful Art– We will be using our fingerprints to make a wonderful fall painting for Thanksgiving. Please call 580-7290 for more information.
November 9 @ 7:00 PM – Movie Night at the Spencer Public Library – We will be watching, “Testament of Youth” starring Kit Harrington and Alicia Vikander. – Based on a memoir by Vera Brittain, “Testament of Youth” follows Vera as she comes of age during the First World War. A powerful drama, love story, and war remembrance from a woman’s point of view. Please call 580-7290 or sign-up at the front desk for registration.
Join us for the third of our new series of cooking classes.  Simply Delicious @ SPL presents Passport: Taste the World.  Learn to cook simple international dishes, or simply come and watch, share your enthusiasm for cooking and taste some new foods. On Thursday, November 19th, 6:30 p.m. we will be visiting Indonesia.   Fill up your passport by attending multiple classes to win prizes! 

Other countries include: 

Christmas Cookie Exchange, December 17
Russia January 21
Cuba, February 25 
Vatican City, March 24

Closed For Thanksgiving

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th so that our employees and patrons may enjoy this time with their families. We hope the holiday finds you feeling blessed. 
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving! Storytime



Join Sarah Beth for a special holiday storytime on November 24th at 10:30 am.

Teen Movie Day!

TEEN MOVIE DAY: Jurassic World. 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 21st.

AJCC & Fandom Clubs

Saturday, November 21st.
Anime & Japanese Culture Club at 10:00 am, followed by Fandom Club at 12:00 pm.

TRACES BUS-eum Exhibit




TRACES BUS-uem Presents: At Home in the Heartland

   TRACES will bring its mobile exhibit At Home in the Heartland: How We Got to be ‘Us’ to Spencer on Friday, November 20th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. It is housed in a retrofitted school bus, called the BUS-eum. “The Iowa that existed as little as 35 years ago is gone. Sweeping, long-term changes in the region’s agriculture, economy, technology, politics and its ethnic, age or other demographics have altered the ways we live. In the process we have lost old
treasures even as we have gained new possibilities. All this can be examined, together.  The exhibit curator holds that ‘
While the failure to transfer practical information hobbles young people’s later job skills and economic performance, the failure to transfer cultural information erodes their social skills. Cultural competency is understanding how we became who we are, how we changed over time—or not—and how humans change at all. It informs us how we behave as individuals, how we live together and how we govern ourselves.’


Social Contexts of Family History
Join Professor Michael Luick-Thrams at 10:00 am on November 20th as he explores family history in the context of Spencer, Clay County and the surrounding areas.  Discover the family history included in the new book to be
published by TRACES Center for History and Culture.  See pictures collected, and hear stories of the pioneers as they came to settle in Clay County. 

A Continent Divided: An “Inside-Outsider” Reflects on Europe’s Refugee Crisis
Iowa native Michael Luick-Thrams spends part of the year in Dresden, teaching and writing and on November 20th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, he’ll be speaking about the refugee crisis now dividing Europe, in conjunction with
showing the BUS-eum. This past spring and summer, along with millions of increasingly surprised Germans,
Luick-Thrams watched as more and more refugees fleeing war, poverty and also ecological disaster arrived in Europe, seeking a safe haven. He will be taking time out from speaking about regional and social history to share his
experiences of and perspectives on the refugee crisis that will change Germany—indeed all of Europe—forever.

Upcoming Events


Join us for the third of our new Passport: Taste the World series of
cooking classes. Learn to cook simple international dishes, or simply
come and watch, share your enthusiasm for cooking and taste
some new foods. On November 19th we will be visiting Indonesia.

Fill up your passport by attending multiple classes to win
prizes! Future classes include a Christmas Cookie Exchange on
December 17th, Russia on January 21st, Cuba on February 25th and
Vatican City on March 24th.

Also, don't forget Storytime with Sarah Beth today at 
10:30 am!

Level One Code Club

Our next Level One meeting will be on Monday, November 16th @ 4:30 pm.

Movie Release Party

Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Release Party.  

Friday, November 13th @ 1:00 pm!

CLOSED





We will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th,
in observance of Veteran’s Day.
We will reopen as normal at 9:00 am
on Thursday, November 12th.