The storytime craft was making paintings of hearts using a stamp made from a cardboard tube. Some of the stamped paintings were enhanced by finger painting as well.

Special to the Times Vedette

MJB Library is working on adult programs for the upcoming months. Living History Farms will be presenting “The History of Farming in Iowa” on March 19 at 5:30 p.m. Learn how agriculture has evolved over the past several centuries in Iowa, from Native American farmers to 1850s settlers to the golden age of horse-powered farming. Photographs from the museum’s historic working farms will highlight the changes in what was grown on an Iowa farm, what tools and power were necessary, and the impact on farming families. Pre-registration is appreciated. Sign up on the library website or by calling the library.

Habitat for Humanity Home

Heart of Iowa Habitat program, which serves Boone, Greene and Guthrie Counties, is recruiting for a house built in 2025. See the poster on the library bulletin board for additional information. A brochure and application may be picked up from the information shelves in the library’s entryway.

Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, Feb. 14, the Guthrie County Extension Office will be sharing information about their Spend Smart Eat Smart program. The program and light lunch will start at noon. On Wednesday, March 13, the Guthrie County Farm Bureau will be presenting at the monthly Lunch and Learn. The presentation runs from noon to 1 p.m. A light lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required for both events.

Trivia Night

Friends of the Library will be sponsoring the second annual Trivia Night Fundraiser. Organized to raise money to support the Mary J. Barnett Memorial Library, the event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner catered by the Cabbage Rose followed by trivia at 7 p.m. Trivia Night will be at the Guthrie Center Activity Center. Tickets are on sale now at the library for $35 per person, including dinner and games. Adult beverages will be available for a free-will donation.

Between the Covers

The March book club book will be Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing the Legends: The Lethal Danger of Celebrity.” Book club will meet on Tuesday, March 12 at 3 p.m. Copies are available for checkout.

After School Program

Boredom Busters will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 3:30 p.m. to make some exciting craft projects. All youth are welcome.

Story Time

Preschool Story Time is each Friday at 10 a.m. On Friday, Feb. 16, the theme will be art. R is for Reading will be the topic of the morning on Feb. 23.

Preschool Story Time is each Friday at 10 a.m. On Friday, Feb. 16, the theme will be art. R is for Reading will be the topic of the morning on Feb. 23.

Jerri Hawkins shared her collection of Cherished Teddies and special teddy bears with the MJB Library. The collection will be on loan to the library through February.

The Mary J. Barnett Memorial Library is located at 400 Grand St. in Guthrie Center. Contact us at 641-747-8110 or Visit us online at