Bryan and Teresa Mowrer have generously loaned their vintage toy trains to the MJB Library to display during January.

For those of us who were disappointed that we didn’t have a white Christmas, be careful what you wish for. Mother Nature sure made up for the lack of snow in December; consequently, the blizzard played havoc with our library programs.

Boredom Busters

Now that everyone has finished digging out and the roads are safe, we have programs ready for our patrons. Boredom Busters will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 to make a craft. Youth of all ages are invited to participate.

Card-making Class

On Thursday, Jan. 18, card-making club will meet from 9-11 a.m. Judi Zimmerline will lead the class and provide all necessary supplies. Participants will need to pay a $5 fee for materials.

Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club will be sampling treats from the “Beautiful Brunches” cookbook. Anyone who would like to join is invited to stop by the library and choose a recipe from this month’s cookbook to bring to share with the group on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Story Hour

Appropriately, the theme for story hour on Friday, Jan. 19 will be cold. All preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to participate starting at 10 a.m.  Participants will be crafting penguins from cotton balls.

Friends of the Library

It’s not too late to become a member of Friends of the Library. The yearly membership cost is $25. The regular February meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 6:15 p.m.

February Book Club

The next book club meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. “The Paris Daughter”, a historical fiction selection by Kristin Harmel, is this month’s pick. Stop by the library to get a copy if you want to participate in the book discussion.

Lunch and Learn

Feb. 14 is the date for the next Lunch and Learn, held from noon to 1 p.m.  Meghan from the Guthrie County ISU Extension Office will be offering money-saving strategies for meal planning, shopping and cutting back on food expenses using the Spend Smart, Eat Smart program. Additionally, economical recipes for meals and snacks will be shared, including a Valentine’s Day snack. Please be sure to pre-register for this event. A light lunch will be provided.

Trivia Night

Get your trivia teams ready. Saturday, Feb. 24, Friends of the Library will be hosting their second annual Trivia Night. We will have more details soon.


Stop in the library to take a look at this month’s display case, which features vintage toy trains on loan from Bryan and Teresa Mowrer, as well as a beautiful quilt created by Cindy Steensen. Both will be displayed until the end of January.

This gorgeous quilt created by Cindy Steensen is on display at the MJB Library during January. Stop in and take a look.