On Monday, March 18, these enthusiastic students participated in the afterschool STEM program. They used Play-Doh and Easter eggs to create towers.

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Story Hour

Story Hour is at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 29. The theme will be Easter.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library will meet on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:15 p.m. The group will be working on planning the June golf fundraiser.

Bluegrass Music and Cattle Trail Program

Bluegrass music fans and history buffs, plan to attend a fun and informative program at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Joan Wells and Kris Simon will present “Up the Nebraska Cattle Trail and Songs of the West” as part of the Speakers Bureau Living History Program. Wells and Simon will share the story of cattle drives on the Western Trail from Texas to Nebraska while sharing the origin of Western music and singing the songs of the early-day cowboys. Be ready to learn some history and enjoy some bluegrass music.

Lunch and Learn

April 10 from noon to 1 p.m. will be the next lunch and learn. Dementia Friends of Iowa will be sharing about this movement, living with dementia, and the simple things you can do to support someone living with this disease. Pre-register by calling or emailing the library or by going to the library website and registering online. A light lunch is provided.

New Opportunities NARCAN Workshop

New Opportunities will be presenting a workshop on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. An overview of opioids and Naloxone distribution training will be the topic of this program.  Issues addressed in the program will explain what opioids are and how they impact physical functioning, the consequences of opioid misuse, what Narcan is, what Narcan is used for, and how to obtain and administer NARCAN properly. 

Participants will also be informed of common prescription and illegal opioids, strategies for preventing opioid misuse, overdose risk factors, and signs of an opioid overdose.  Naloxone (NARCAN) will be onsite and available for distribution provided by New Opportunities.

If someone you know takes opioids or prescription opioids such as oxycodone or hydrocodone, be prepared for a possible life-threatening opioid overdose emergency.  NARCAN is a potentially life-saving medication designed to help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose in minutes. 

Since most opioid overdoses occur in the home and are most often witnessed, having a NARCAN rescue kit nearby can make all the difference. If you have questions, call New Opportunities at (712) 792-9266.

STEM After School

The Guthrie County ISU Extension Office is planning after-school STEM workshops for Monday, April 15, and Monday, May 20 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.  The sessions will entail a book and then working through a STEM problem-solving activity. Students of all ages are welcome.

Card-making Class

Thursday, April 18 from 9-11:00 a.m. Judi Zimmerline will lead the class. All materials are provided for a $5 fee.

Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. This month’s recipes will come from “Taste of Home Make It! Take it! 2023.” Stop by the library to sign up for a recipe to bring to the meeting. 

A speaker from Living History Farms was at the MJB Library on Tuesday, March 18 with a program entitled “The History of Iowa Farming.”