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Congratulations to Our Blind Date With a Book Prize Winner!

Congratulations to our Blind Date With a Book prize winner Marsha Fuchs.

Marsha won a large basket with two books, a chocolate rose, and several boxes of chocolate candy.

Thanks so much to everyone that participated! We had selected 18 different titles for this year’s Blind Date. Each one was checked out at least once! According to the “Rate Your Date” slips, most of the “dates” with the books were enjoyed by the participants.

Can’t wait till next February and our next “Blind Date with a Book”!

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Agenda for the March Libary Board Meeting

Ainsworth Library Board Meeting will be held on March 6, 2019 at 5 p.m. at the Ainsworth Public Library.

AGENDA

1. Call meeting to order

2. Notice of the posting of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act

3. Roll Call

4. Approve minutes of the last meeting

5. Approve claims for payment/Budget spending review

6. Monthly Library Report/List of titles purchased

7. Blind Date with a Book

8. Library Innovation Studio Grant Survey

9. Summer Reading Program
a. Star Net’s “Summer of Space” items/free NASA Tactile Books
b. Edgerton Explorit Center Programs
c. Middle School Program in July
1. Breakout EDU kits

10. Read Across America Day: Dr. Seuss Hour-March 1st

11. National Library Week-April 7-13th

12. Workshops/Meetings:
a. Library Foundation Board Meeting-Feb. 2019
b. Big Talk From Small Libraries On-line Session Feb. 22, 2019
c. Nebraska State Advisory Council Meeting-March 12th-Lincoln
d. Summer Reading Program Workshop-March 29th-Ravenna
e. Library Board CE by Traci Ganser

13. Correspondence:
a. Information from the Nebraska Library Commission: Public Library Accreditation,
One Book One Nebraska 2019 title, OverDrive magazines subscription, New State Poet
b. Articles of interest from Library Newsletters/Journals

14. Set next meeting date/time

15. Adjournment

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Library Foundation Board Meeting

The Ainsworth Library Foundation will hold its quarterly board meeting today at 5 p.m. This meeting was originally set for last Thursday but due to the weather it was moved to the 28th.

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Library Foundation Meeting Postponed

There will be no Library Foundation Board Meeting tonight.
We are currently working on setting a new date.

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Library to be closed on February 22nd

The Library will be closed on Friday, Feb. 22nd, so that library staff may attend an all day training conference.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you!

The library plans to be open on Saturday as usual, weather permitting.

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Dr. Seuss Hour

Coming Soon!

Dr. Seuss Hour will be held on March 1st from 4-5 p.m.

This is geared for preschool to second grade children but open to all ages.

Come join the Seuss fun!!!!!

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The March Book Club Title Is Announced

The featured title for the March Book Discussion will be a historical fiction novel: “The Widow of the South” by Robert Hicks.

Carnton Plantation, 1894: Carrie McGavock is an old woman who tends the graves of the almost 1,500 soldiers buried here. As she walks among the dead, an elderly man appears-the same soldier she met that fateful day long ago. Today, he asks if the cemetery has room for one more.

This book is based on an extraordinary true story. This brilliant, meticulously researched novel flashes back to 1864 and the afternoon of the Battle of Franklin, five of the bloodiest hours of the Civil War. While the fierce fighting rages on Carrie’s land, her plantation turns into a Confederate army hospital; four generals lie dead on her back porch; the pile of amputated limbs rises as tall as the smoke house. But when a wounded soldier named Zachariah Cashwell arrives at her house, he awakens feelings she had thought long dead-and inspires a passion as powerful and unforgettable as the war that consumes a nation.

The author’s note section in the back of the book is full of photographs of the family, the plantation, and the cemetery as well as historical information.

We have a number of copies of this title at the library. Please stop by and check out one. The reading group will be meeting on March 18th to share thoughts on this title. Hope that you can attend!

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Blind Date with a Book

It is time for our Blind Date with a Book!

Are you in need of some literary companionship? Check out our Blind Date Personals. We have a Lonely Book Seeks Reader ad on each book with a hint about the book to help guide you on your selection. We have a great lineup of lonely books just waiting for you to take them home!

When you are done reading the book, complete the Rate Your Date Slip, and put your name in the drawing for a Valentine’s surprise. The Blind Date with a Book will run all of February.

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Agenda for the February Library Board Meeting

Ainsworth Library Board Meeting will be held on 2-6-19 starting at 5 p.m. at the Ainsworth Public Library.

AGENDA
1. Call meeting to order

2. Notice of the posting of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act

3. Roll call

4. Approve minutes of the last meeting

5. Approve claims for payment/Budget spending review

6. Monthly Library Report/List of titles purchased

7. Blind Date with a Book

8. Set dates for the Summer Reading Program

9. Meetings/Workshops:
a. Full Steam Ahead-Atkinson-2-6-19
b. Library Foundation Board Meeting-2-21-19
c. Big Talk Small Libraries All Day Conference Online-Feb. 22nd (close library so staff can attend all day?)
d. Summer Reading Program Workshop-Ravenna-March 29th

10. Correspondence:
a. Articles of interest from Library Newsletter and Journals

11. Set next meeting date/time

12. Adjournment

This meeting is open to the public!

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February Library Board Meeting

LIBRARY BOARD MEETING

February 6, 2019 at 5 p.m.

The agenda is posted at the Library for public viewing.

This meeting is open to the public!

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