M,F 9-5 p.m.

Tues. 3-8 p.m.

W,Th 9-8 p.m.

Sat. 9-noon

Hello! The Van Meter Monster of 1903 was on Monsters and Mysteries in America. It turned out really well. They had two other monsters on the episode we were on in Missouri. If you need help finding this to watch just let me know. Jolena at the Van Meter Public Library at 996-2435.

So… don’t forget Chad Lewis, author, will be at the Winterest library on Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. to talk about Iowa’s Haunted Places. We had a good turnout to our Sci-fi/Fantasy lovers book club. This isn’t a genre I usually read, so I was intrigued. We are looking into this being held once a month so let Jolena know if you are interested.

This week on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the library the crocheting and knitting group will meet. Shannon B. is going to teach Granny Squares. The following week on Thursday at 7 p.m. is book club. We are also back to our daily after school program. Remember this month’s theme is super heroes. Adult winter reading is in full swing. Be sure to check out the prizes as they come in to the library. We will be drawing winners names at the end of February.

I have been reviewing more historical war information from the author, Derold Stump. He has several prominent people that share information with him.

A couple of my favorite books that I shared on Facebook this past week: "Not Buying It-My Year Without Shopping" by Judith Levine. This person’s journey in a year of not spending any many that wasn’t necessary really gave me great insights and I learned a lot about what she could live without. The second book is " The Winter of our Disconnect" by Susan Maushart. This is a story about a Mom who disconnects her three teenagers and herself from technology for 6 months. It is amazing the extra time they have and the new things they took on. When I read this I took a lot away from it for my life and for my family.

We do have these two books in our library ready to check out so be sure to stop in.