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Friday, January 30, 2015

Share your love of reading and knitting at the library

by Beth Cronk, Litchfield head librarian

Winter can be a quiet time for adults.  Because of this, we hold our adult reading program in the winter instead of the summer.  We have also decided this is a good time to re-start our knitting club.

Artwork design:  Andrew Prekker, Luverne MN
©PCLS/PLS “Book Your Winter Getaway” WRP
Funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy fund
This year’s theme for the adult winter reading program is Book Your Winter Getaway. Pioneerland and Plum Creek library systems sponsored a contest for the artwork used for the program. This program was funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund.  The winner was Andrew Prekker, a 15-year-old from Luverne, Minnesota.  His logo appears on our posters, bookmarks, and prizes for the program.

You can sign up now for the winter reading program, which will run until the end of March.  When you sign up, you will get a book bag, a punch card and some book review forms. 

Bring back three completed book reviews, and we will punch your card and give you a choice of small prizes.  While supplies last, these will include coffee mugs, pizza cutters, and book lights.  Bring in three more, and we will put your name in a drawing for small gift certificates to local restaurants, sponsored by the Friends of the Litchfield Public Library.

We will display the book reviews (without names!) so that you can see which books your neighbors have and have not enjoyed.  It can be a fun way to get some reading ideas.

We used to have a knitting club that met at the library, but it kind of faded last year.  This month we started knitting club 2.0, now known as Fiber Arts Club.  We decided to give it a fancy name so that people could bring more than knitting.  If you do counted cross stitch, embroidery, crocheting, or any similar (non-messy) needlework project, you are welcome to bring it. 

People who come to the meetings talk with each other while they work, and they ask each other for help and advice on their crafts.  Some people have told us that they would be willing to teach someone how to knit or crochet.  We never know who will be there, but you are welcome to drop in and see if an expert is on hand. 

Fiber Arts Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m.  All ages are welcome.  I know there are teen knitters out there!  Any men?

Our gaming nights are on hiatus for a while.  I am planning to use some of those Monday nights to hold some technology-related classes in the months to come.

Adult book club continues to meet at noon on the second Tuesday of each month. We have a good-sized group that has lively discussions.  February’s book is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  I am already hearing that members are enjoying this book.  Regular and large-print copies are available to check out.  You are welcome to join us for one meeting or all of them.  No commitment is required.

Winter is a good time for quiet indoor pursuits.  Beat your cabin fever and join us for a little bit of social sharing of these reading and crafting activities.