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Friday, Apr. 25, 2014
May Adult Programs at Spencer Public Library
Posted Tuesday, April 15, at 12:23 PM
May 1-30 --Book To Movie at Spencer Public Library --Read the book, "2001: A Space Odyssey" by Arthur C. Clarke. We will read the book in May and watch the movie on June 30 @ 6:00 PM. For more information call 580-7290. May 5 @ 6:30 PM - DIY Club at Spencer Public Library -- Nail Art - Adults will paint their nails using artistic techniques. Registration Required. For more information call Spencer Public Library @ 580-7290...

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Comic Strip and Graphic Art Program @ Library!
Posted Tuesday, April 8, at 9:35 AM

Hi Everyone- I just wanted to send everyone information on a great program we are having at the library on Tuesday, April 8 @ 7:00 PM. Dale Fisher, the Iowa State Education Curator, is coming to have an informal round table discussion about graphic novels, comic strips, and comic book art. This program is geared toward Middle School to Adults, but all are welcome...

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Youth Services Events Coming This April!
Posted Monday, March 31, at 10:43 AM

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Join Us At Family Fest!
Posted Friday, February 21, at 11:47 AM

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Teen and Children's Events at the Library This Month
Posted Wednesday, January 15, at 10:36 AM

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August Programming
Posted Wednesday, July 31, at 8:50 AM

Coming off the roaring success of our Summer Reading Programs, August is a quiet month here at Spencer Public Library. But just because we don't have as many events to choose from doesn't mean there isn't plenty to do at the library! Adults can enjoy snacks and watch "Oz: The Great and Powerful" during our Adult Movie Night at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 12th, stop in and make pressed flower bookmarks at our Do It Yourself Club at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 15th or even join us for the Bring Your Own Book Club at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 29th.. ...

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Reed Adds Library Amendment to Immigration Bill
Posted Monday, June 24, at 8:48 AM

Senator Reed offered the amendment on June 18. Emily Sheketoff, Executive Director of the American Library Association Washington Office, sent the message below, which includes the entry in the Congressional Record: [Congressional Record Volume 159, Number 87 (Tuesday, June 18, 2013)] [Senate] [Pages S4546-S4554]...

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Audio Book Appreciation Month!
Posted Friday, June 21, at 10:23 AM

It's Audio Book Appreciation month! If you've never tried an audiobook, June would be a great month to do so. Car trips go so much faster with an exciting story pouring out of your speakers, or relaxing at the lake or in your backyard with a great story. We have audiobooks available on cassette, cd, and electronically through WILBOR. Come on in and check one out!...

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"Groundbreaking Reads" at Spencer Public Library
Posted Thursday, May 30, at 9:05 AM

May is an exciting time for adults at the library. Summer is right around the corner and the library is eagerly anticipating a busy one. Ah...summer! Wonderful weather, kids off at camp, and ...reading as many books as you can for chances to win fabulous prizes at Spencer Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Program. ...

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How the library Can Help You to Find a Job!
Posted Thursday, May 9, at 10:49 AM

Do you know how many ways your local library can help you find a job? There are many books with sample resumes, cover letters, letters of recommendation, personal references, and so on. Once you have put together your basic package of information, the library can help you with the next step...

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World Book Night
Posted Wednesday, April 10, at 9:41 AM

On April 23rd, you can expect to see several of us around town with our arms full of books. Why? Along with several other people in Spencer and the surrounding area--as well as all across the country!--we're giving our books to those who don't regularly read and people who don't normally have access to printed books, for reasons or means of access...

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Are You Ready For The Zombie Apocalypse?
Posted Thursday, March 21, at 4:26 PM

"There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That's right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you'll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you'll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency."-- from an article originally posted on CDC Public Health Matters Blog on May 16th, 2011 by Ali S. Khan...

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Chasing 4 Life
Posted Tuesday, March 19, at 4:52 PM

Spencer Public Library is gearing up for severe weather and looking forward to our upcoming visit with Chasing4Life on Saturday, March 23rd. We are excited to announce that C4L will be presenting an extra show that morning. At 10:00 am young kids are invited to a very special "Purple Tornado Storytime". ...

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Purple Tornadoes and Other Things That Fall From the Sky
Posted Monday, March 18, at 2:31 PM

Just in time for the advent of severe weather season, Spencer Public Library will be joined by representatives from Chasing4Life on Saturday, March 23rd at 7:00pm for an exciting and informative program. Learn about storm chasing, severe weather history, and current climate challenges. ...

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Everybody Has To Play By The Same Rules
Posted Thursday, December 13, at 3:52 PM

The public library is an American institution. There are public libraries around the world, but the American definition is really unique. The purpose of our library is to provide equitable access to resources and materials. The operative word here is "equitable". Our policies are designed to make sure that resources purchased with public funds are shared effortlessly...

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Book Newsletters, Book Clubs, Book Discussions at Your Fingertips
Posted Thursday, September 13, at 1:12 PM

Spencer Public Library has a new online newsletter, Book News. BookNews will give patrons easy access to popular online reader advisory tools and expands the reach and appeal of our other online venues, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. BookNews, a service of dearreader.com provides -- Content, Content, Content! 14 million books and DVDs, e-newsletters, and jQuery widgets will all soon be integrated with the library's pages on these other platforms. ...

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Love of Reading is Alive and Well in Spencer!
Posted Wednesday, June 20, at 4:37 PM

Spencer Public Library opened up registration to the Summer Reading Program on May 31st. The patron counter at the door skyrocketed to numbers we've never seen. Our 'New Books" bookshelves were wiped nearly clean. And we were blown away by the number of people choosing to read this summer!...

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Evolution
Posted Tuesday, May 8, at 4:17 PM

Librarians are a surprisingly spirited group. Far from the quiet peaceful world of books that most people imagine, librarians deal with nonstop market changes and a constant barrage of technical innovation. We try to stay ahead of the learning curve. In this day and age, any librarian you meet is as likely to deal with social media, apps, QR codes or e-readers, as he/she is to deal with bound paper books...

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"It's Alright To Be Little Bitty"
Posted Tuesday, April 24, at 10:12 AM

I love the occasional shopping trip to the big city. I generally only do it about once a year, preferring to support local businesses; but, once a year, my mom, my daughters, and I head out of town and see what the rest of the world has to offer. It used to make me a little nervous. ...

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The Power of Poetry
Posted Monday, March 12, at 9:50 AM

"Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat." -Robert Frost In celebration of National Poetry Month (April), Spencer Public Library is hosting its 3rd Annual Poetry Contest. Children and teens are encouraged to channel their creative talent and let it flow through their pens and pencils in a poetic way...

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