Joan Wells and Kris Simon presented their program “Up the Cattle Trails and Songs of the West” for the audience at the MJB Library on April 2. The pair shared the history of cattle drives and performed many bluegrass and country songs for the group.

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Spring Fever is starting to kick in, so it’s the perfect time to stop in the library to check out some of our gardening books. We have resources to help with vegetable gardens, herbs, flowers, perennials and container gardens, to name just a few. Stop in and take a look.

Summer Reading Program

For our preschool through middle school patrons, Summer Reading Program registration is open now. Go to the webpage to sign up. Read, Renew, Repeat is the theme for this summer, and we have exciting things in the works for the month of June when our events are scheduled.

Lunch and Learn

Be sure to pre-register for our  April Lunch and Learn, which will be presented by Dementia Friends of Iowa. It will be Wednesday, April 10 from noon to 1 p.m.  Dementia Friends, a global movement started in the U.K., is spreading to the U.S. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects families, each of us can make a difference to families touched by dementia. Information and a light lunch will be shared during the hour.

Plan to attend the May Lunch and Learn, which will be on Wednesday, May 8 from noon to 1 p.m. Nutritionist Carol Laughery will be the featured speaker. Pre-registration is required.

Narcan Workshop

New Opportunities will be presenting a workshop about Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, which is used to treat opioid overdoses. The informational event will be held in the library’s Taylor Meeting Room beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. Not only will the workshop explain how to recognize signs of an overdose and how to administer Naloxone, Narcan will be available for distribution.

Story Hour

Preschool Story Hour is every Friday beginning at 10 a.m.  This week, “Family” will be the theme. On April 12, the topic is going to be “ME!” Pets will be the subject of story hour on April 19. Story Hour participants will learn about seasons on April 26.

Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club participants are reminded that they can stop in the library to select a recipe to share at the meeting on Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. This month’s featured cookbook is published by Taste of Home and is entitled “Make It! Take It 2023.”

Card Making Club

Card Making Club will meet from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, April 18. The cost is $5 to cover the cost of materials.

STEM After School

The Guthrie County ISU Extension will be presenting a STEM workshop from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15. There will be reading and STEM activities. Students of all ages are welcome.

Charcuterie Class

MJB Library is hosting a charcuterie class on Saturday, May 4 from noon – 1:30 p.m. The class will be presented by Charcuterie To Go. Participants will take their charcuterie skills to the next level by learning perfect meat, cheese and cracker combinations. Everyone who participates will take home a board that they made. The cost of the boards is $25 for 6-inch by 6-inch size and $45 for an 8-inch by 8-inch size board. Pre-registration is required by April 30. If you want to attend but can’t make the noon workshop, the same class is available at the Linden Library on May 4 from 9-10:30 a.m.

April Quilt

Jean Densmore shared a quilt for our April display. This intricate pattern is called Grandma’s Victory and was made as a graduation gift for Jean’s granddaughter, Hannah. Featuring fabric in shades of green and blue, this lovely quilt will be on loan to the library for the month of April.

“Grandma’s Victory,” this month’s featured quilt at the MJB Library, is on loan from Jean Densmore for April. Stop in and take a look.