We have two special events this April, our first annual How-To Festival and Emmy and Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter ellen cherry appearing after our annual Friends Luncheon.

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The Library is excited to host our first annual How-To Festival on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have multiple sessions where people learn "how-to" do something new; such as how to care for your pets, how to quilt, how to start a butterfly garden, how to record family history, how to do Dutch oven cooking, how to do Yoga, and many more.

A full list of classes is available at the main information desk or on our website at www.adelpl.org. During the festival the Teen Advisory Board will be on site selling drinks, while Brick Street Barbeque will be selling their fantastic pulled pork sandwiches.

Our annual Friends of the Adel Public Library Luncheon is on Saturday, April 20 at noon. Lunch for friends will be lasagna, salad, bread and dessert. This is a Thank- You luncheon for being a friend, but anyone can sign-up become a friend.

Please call or stop by the library today to make your reservations as seating is limited.

Immediately following the luncheon the library is thrilled to host Emmy nominated singer/songwriter ellen cherry (lower case letters are intentional) who is a full-time touring and working performer based in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2012, cherry released her newest and most intimate work yet, a piano-based album produced by Caleb Stine, entitled, "Please Don’t Sell the Piano".

Cherry will perform at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 in the Community Room.

This event is free and open to the public. Please visit www.ellencherry.com or www.adelpl.org for more information.

Book Clubs are a great way to meet new people and share the love of reading. The library has three monthly adult book clubs that are open to everyone.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets on Thursday, April 11 at moon to discuss the novel, "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain.

The Evening Book Club meets on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss to discuss the classic Arthurian novel, "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White.

Join our Exercise Group three mornings each week and get your morning started in a fit and healthy way. The exercise group meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 9 a.m every week. Complete schedules are available at the information desk.

Every Magnificent Monday at 4 p.m. we’ll have a different activity: the first Monday of the month is Lego League, the second Monday is a Wii Play group, the third Monday is a Detective Story Time, the fourth Monday is a Science Club, and the fifth Monday will be a surprise!

Each time you come your name will be entered into a drawing for prizes that will be held in April. All school aged kids are welcome.

In April, Story Time for ages 3-5-year-olds will meet on Mondays, Toddler Time for children three and under will be held on Tuesdays, while Music Time for all preschoolers will meet on Thursdays. Each class will begin at 10:30 a.m. and is sure to be lots of fun.

The library will have an Early Out Movies for all school-aged children on Wednesday, April 17. We’ll watch the animated movie, "Open Season 3" on our big screen at 2 p.m.