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‘Hobbit,’ ‘GreenFire’ showings planned at library

Database Spotlight: World Book Encyclopedia Online

Working on a school project? Want to learn computer basics, how to research or build a citation? Or just looking to learn new things? Check out World Book Encyclopedia Online! You loved the books as a kid, so why not try out the online tools? Visit the library’s Information Desk today to receive the log-in information to access this amazing resource from home or within the library.

Teen and Adult Movie: 

‘The Hobbit’

Meet us in the library meeting room on Wednesday, July 17, for a showing of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the prequel to “The Lord of The Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien. Synopsis: A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an “unexpected journey” to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug.

Adult Crafts

Wine Bottle Upcycle will be on Thursday July 18; Crayon Art will be Thursday, July 15; and Canvas Art With Books will be on Monday and Wednesday, July 29 and 31. You do not need to be signed up for the SRP, but you do need to register for the crafts. If you’d like to learn more about the crafts, check out our display case in the library’s lobby. Call the Information Desk today to register at (641) 792-4108.

‘GreenFire’ Documentary

On Monday, July 22, at 5:30 p.m. join us in the library meeting room for “GreenFire: Aldo Leopold & A Land Ethic Before Our Time.” This special showing is a documentary portraying how Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both people and land ties a multitude of modern conservation stories together and offers inspiration and insight for the future.

Puppet Show

This event is geared toward children age 2 to 10 years old and will be held in the meeting room of the library at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. Puppeteer Kevin Coble will be here with all his puppets to entertain the kids. No registration is necessary.


If you haven’t seen the displays in the library, then you are missing out! We have D. Ryan Allen’s sci-fi Fantasy statues, all of which are his original work, in the display case just inside the library.

The south wall, otherwise known as the “Art Wall,” is currently displaying paintings by Paula Zickmund of Newton. This display is sponsored by the Arts Connection Inc. is free to the public and will be shown through the month of July.

And don’t forget to check out the Duck Stamp artwork displayed in the Children’s Department. Winners include natives of Prairie City and surrounding cities.

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