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The Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday event for the preschool and kindergarten from La Cygne, Parker and Fontana is cancelled for tomorrow March 3rd and will be rescheduled probably for Monday, March 10th. Watch for further details. Also there will be no Adventures and Explorations for tomorrow night at 4 since there is no school.
The family movie night, March 1st at the library has been cancelled due to icy roads and the craft time on March 2nd at 1 PM is cancelled due to weather also. Please stay home and stay safe.
We are looking forward to our 7th Annual Cabin Fever Reliever, which will be held, Sunday Feb. 23rd from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. This event helps three local organizations. The Friends of the Library benefits from the annual basket raffle and they use these funds to sponsor various activities throughout the year. We already have a couple of baskets and we are looking for more donations of baskets to support the Friends group. Bring your baskets in to the library as soon as possible, so people can look them over and buy tickets to win them on the evening of the 23rd.
The Library and the Prairie View Library Club sponsors the chili-cook-off, dessert auction, and cakewalk. The funds raised from these events are split and the Library club gives scholarships to those students who have participated in library events, while the Library will use the funds to help pay for extras for the 2014 Summer Reading program.
Here’s how the basket raffle works. Anyone can donate a basket of goodies to be raffled off that night. Tickets may be purchased for baskets on display. Tickets are $1, 6 for $5, 12 for $10, or 25 for $20. You put your name and phone number on the tickets and put them in the sacks beside the baskets you hope to win. You may buy tickets until 7 PM on Sunday, Feb. 23rd.
We are looking for people to bring pots of chili to enter in the contest. Peoples Choice award is based on the amount of money donated in the containers by the chili. Dean Hampson is 5 times Peoples choice winner. Bring your loose change or big bills and vote for the Peoples Choice winners. We will have some secret taste testers who will vote for the best chili overall.
We need donations of desserts to serve with the meal. Then if you have a special dessert that you think people would like to buy, enter it in the dessert auction. Rick James will be here at 6:30 to auction off the desserts. Every year it’s fun to see what dessert takes the prize for earning the highest bid. There’s a lot of competition for some items.
Last but not least, is the cake walk, which everyone enjoys. You can donate cakes, cupcakes, or decorated cookies. If you have questions about how you can help us, please give us a call.
Best of all—for a freewill donation, you may sample all the chili you want, have a dessert and drink, and sit back and enjoy the fun. Save your $$$$ and bring them to the library, Feb. 23rd and support local library projects.
Building structures to withstand an earthquake…..They used different materials, then after telling about their structures they put it on a cookie sheet, which Miss Janet shook 10 times back and forth and 10 times up and down to see if their building would survive. All survived with some minor damage to two of them.
This week at the library
Tuesday 2/11/14–Preschool Story Hour–Ms. Veda is doing the letters Q and R (since we were snowed out last week) 10-11 or 4 to 5.
Feb. 12–Chamber meeting in the library at noon.
Feb. 13–Parents as Teachers Play group at 9:30 AM
Feb. 14–No School—Movie time–1 PM–we will made a craft and snacks to eat while watching the Disney movie PLANES! Ages 5–11, children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
Feb. 16–Busy Hand Fiber Group–Bring your knitting or crocheting or other fiber art and join us in the Swan Room at 2 PM.
REMEMBER TO GET YOUR BASKETS IN FOR THE CABIN FEVER RELIEVER. COME BUY TICKETS TO SUPPORT FRIENDS OF LIBRARY.
WE NEED PEOPLE TO ENTER THE CHILI COOK-OFF AND DESSERT AUCTION.
The library will be CLOSED today due to weather. Genealogy group is also cancelled for tonight.
Due to inclement weather, the library will close at noon today!
Due to weather conditions, we are cancelling preschool story hour for Tuesday, Feb. 4th.
No craft time at La Cygne Library today. Chris says the roads in town are very icy. We will do the craft we had planned the first Sunday at 1 in March weather permitting. Please be careful if you have to be out on the roads today.