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April Adults

Happy Spring everyone! You can use the extended daylight hours as an opportunity to visit the library. Take a look at the wonderful adult programs planned for this month.
The library will show the movie Unbroken starring Jack O’Connell and Domhnall Gleeson. Unbroken is based on the popular book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he is captured and sent to a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. Always free at the library – with snacks!
We have a treat for you! Dan Kaercher, retired editor–in–chief of Midwest Living magazine and retired IPTV host of “Iowa’s Simple Pleasures”, will be at the library to speak about “Iowa’s Hidden Treasures”. Dan spent years traveling most of Iowa’s 99 counties in search of attractions and get-a-ways close to home. Come and learn what surprises await you in your own back yard!
The DIY Club will be decorating mugs with Sharpies. Join us as we turn drab pieces of pottery into something fabulous! Warning: You will become addicted to this craft.
The Book Into Movie Club will watch the movie Kim starring Errol Flynn and Dean Stockwell. Based on the Rudyard Kipling classic novel, Kim is a 1950 movie about an orphan of a British soldier who, during the British Raj, Kim poses as a Hindu and is torn between his loyalties to a Buddhist mystic and aiding the English secret service. A masculine story about travel and adventure! If you haven’t read the book, no problem, you can still see the movie.
Our next Book Into Movie is Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. Tita is unable to marry her lover, Pedro, because of the Mexican tradition of the youngest daughter not marrying in order to care for her parents. Tita cares for her mother and is only able to express herself through her cooking. A mouthwatering and sensual read we will “Escape the Ordinary” (Adult Summer Reading Program Theme) by watching the subtitled and award winning film, “Like Water for Chocolate”, in June. The film is rated R.
Remember to get your poem into the library for the Spencer Public Library’s Poetry Contest. The deadline is April 30 at 5:00 PM.

Dogs & Puppies: Selection and Training

Learn about finding a responsible breeder or choosing the ideal shelter dog, get training tips, and more!
Ages 10 and under to be accompanied by an adult. Families welcome!

Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 pm. 
Presented by former vet tech and dog trainer, Aimee Clark. Call 580-7290 or email to reserve your spot!

Bunnies! Storytime

Tuesday, March 31st, at 10:30 am

Doctor Who Club

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Doctor Who Club will meet on Saturday, March 28th at 12:00 pm.

Spring! Storytime

Spring! Storytime with Sarah Beth! 10:30 am on March 24th.

Lego Club & Movie Day

Need something fun to do on that day off from school? How about Legos and a movie? Family Movie Day and Legos @ the Library will be combined into one fun program on the no-school day Monday, March 23rd beginning at 2:00 pm. We will be watching Big Hero 6, enjoying popcorn and juice, and building wtih the library's Lego collection. This program is FREE.

Dr. Seuss Party

We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday with a party on Saturday, march 21st at 2:00 PM. Join us in the Round Room for stories, crafts, and activities based on several of Dr. Seuss's beloved books!

Simply Delicious

Mug It! Delicious meals in a mug.
Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 pm. Learn how to make quick, budget-friendly meals in a mug.

On the Menu: 
Greek Lemon-Rice Soup,
Unstuffed Peppers,

 and Chocolate Cake

St. Patrick's Day Storytime!

Join Sarah Beth on March 17th at 10:30 a.m. for a very special holiday storytime!

Movie Night at Spencer Public Library

“Little Women” staring Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon is based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. Please call 580-7290 or sign-up at the front desk for registration.

AJCC Cancelled

We are sorry to inform you that the Anime & Japanese Culture Club, scheduled for tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience and ask that you bear with us: it has been a tough couple of weeks here at SPL, but things will soon be back to normal! Thank you for your patience.

Insurgent Release Party

One Choice Can Destroy You.

Insurgent comes to theaters March 20th. To celebrate the upcoming release, teens are invited to attend our movie release party on Saturday, March 14 at 1:00 pm. There will be crafts, prizes, and food (Dauntless chocolate cake)! We will also be showing Divergent, so you can relive the excitement before you head to the theater!

Tech Talks: Web Based Email

Web-based email is great! You can check it from home, when you're on vacation, at the library...anywhere! Aimee will show you how to set it up and maintain it. Join her Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 pm. For more information call 580-7290 or email to reserve a spot.

Tuesday Storytime! With Sarah Beth

This Week's Theme Is Wind!

Baby Storytime Cancelled

We're sorry, babies! We have had to cancel Baby Storytime because Sarah Beth is feeling under the weather. But don't worry! She'll be ready to play and sing next Monday night! Join us then!

Roy Linn at the Spencer Public Library– “Iowa in the Civil War”

·         Roy Linn, State Grave Registration Officer for the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, will be at the library to discuss “Iowans in the Civil War”. He will discuss the roles that Iowans played and those Civil War Veterans resting in Clay County Soil. It should be a great time with some authentic Civil War snacks.

Join Us For Family Fest 2015!

At The Clay County Event Center, Saturday, March 7th from 10:00 am Until 4:00 pm.