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January 2018

Hot Reads for Cold Nights – Adult Winter Reading Program

January 15 - February 24
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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  Read for a chance to win prizes!  Pick up your reading log at the library and start reading. Each day that you read 15 minutes or more, mark your reading log. For every 10 days  you read 15 minutes or more, you earn an entry into our prize drawing. Win prizes like: Gift Certificates, Journals, Metal Bookmarks   Also, attend the following events during Winter Reading! -Pushing the Limits Book Discussion - January 25 at 6:30 pm -Hot Treats…

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Pajama Story Time

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 19, 2018

Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Come in your pajamas to this evening story time geared for kids ages 3 and up! The overall theme for this session will be “opposites”.  Each evening will have a craft time following the story time. Join us for some family fun!

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Movin’ & Groovin’

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until March 20, 2018

Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Move and groove in this unique story time with active stories, song and dance, and sensory rich toys. Featuring two stories each time, this story time keeps kids moving and is a great introduction to story time. Geared for ages 2-TK.

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Babygarten

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 22, 2018

Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children 6 months - 3 years and their caregivers, followed by free play time. There is also a fun craft each week to create and you receive a FREE book at the end of each 6-week session. This fall there are two 6 week sessions: 1/18– 2/22 and 3/29 - 5/3.

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Preschool Story Time

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 22, 2018

Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Give your child great literacy exposure with stories, games, rhymes, and crafts that come together in this story time for kids ages 3-6.

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Pushing the Limits

January 25 @ 6:30 pm
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One event on January 25, 2018 at 6:30pm

Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Orange City Public Library will host a free four-part reading, viewing and discussion series for adults called Pushing the Limits.  The library is one of 100 rural public libraries nationwide receiving grants to host the series.  Pushing the Limits brings together books and video featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring the natural world. Since the beginning of time, humans have imagined and achieved ways to push the boundaries of the physical world.  We want to be…

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Friday Flicks

January 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Friday Flicks for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Enjoy popcorn and kid-friendly movies that have been favorites for new and old generations alike. 1/26 “Cars 3” A race car star attempts to keep up with a younger car. Can new technology help him win? 2/9 “The Emperor’s New Groove” An emperor who gets turned into a llama learns life lessons in funny ways. 2/23 “Ratatouille” A large species of vermin desires to be a chef. Will his dreams come true?…

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Rhythm & Rhyme / Ritmos y Rimas

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 24, 2018

Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Learn Spanish & English words through stories, songs, and play! Featuring only two stories each time, this story time is a lot like Movin’ & Groovin’ story time with a Spanish flare. Be ready for an energizing, fast paced morning! ¡Aprendan palabras en Español y Inglés a través de cuentos, canciones, y juegos!

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February 2018

Hot Treats for Cold Nights

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Make your own yummy treat mixes to take home and enjoy! We will make mixes for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, M&M Cookies, Cranberry Winter Cookies, and Toffee Blondie Bars. Registration is limited to 12 people, so register at the library circulation desk or click the link below!

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Adult Book Club- It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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The Adult Book Club will meet on February 6 at 5:30 pm to discuss It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. Copies of the book may be checked out at the front desk.   Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up - she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own…

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Friday Flicks

February 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Friday Flicks for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Enjoy popcorn and kid-friendly movies that have been favorites for new and old generations alike. 1/26 “Cars 3” A race car star attempts to keep up with a younger car. Can new technology help him win? 2/9 “The Emperor’s New Groove” An emperor who gets turned into a llama learns life lessons in funny ways. 2/23 “Ratatouille” A large species of vermin desires to be a chef. Will his dreams come true?…

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Decorative Sign Painting

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Have you always wanted to paint one of those beautiful wooden signs you see everywhere? This is your chance. Dawn Maassen will join us at the library for a fun evening painting decorative wooden signs! All of the supplies will be provided. Just choose between the 3 stain colors and 10 stencil designs at registration to give us time to prepare. Registration is limited. Register online or at the front desk by January 31.  

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Winter Skin Care

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Make your own winter skin care products to take home and enjoy! We will be making Peppermint Bath Bombs, Mint Hand Scrub, Sugar Cookie Lip Scrub, and Spiced Chai Lip Balm! Registration is limited to 20 people, so be sure to register at the library circulation desk or click the link below!

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Friday Flicks

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Friday Flicks for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Enjoy popcorn and kid-friendly movies that have been favorites for new and old generations alike. 1/26 “Cars 3” A race car star attempts to keep up with a younger car. Can new technology help him win? 2/9 “The Emperor’s New Groove” An emperor who gets turned into a llama learns life lessons in funny ways. 2/23 “Ratatouille” A large species of vermin desires to be a chef. Will his dreams come true?…

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March 2018

Friday Flicks

March 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Friday Flicks for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Enjoy popcorn and kid-friendly movies that have been favorites for new and old generations alike. 1/26 “Cars 3” A race car star attempts to keep up with a younger car. Can new technology help him win? 2/9 “The Emperor’s New Groove” An emperor who gets turned into a llama learns life lessons in funny ways. 2/23 “Ratatouille” A large species of vermin desires to be a chef. Will his dreams come true?…

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Adult Book Club- My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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The Adult Book Club will meet on March 13 at 5:30 pm to discuss My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman. Copies of the book may be checked out at the front desk.   Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land-of-Almost-Awake and the Kingdom…

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Friday Flicks

March 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Friday Flicks for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Enjoy popcorn and kid-friendly movies that have been favorites for new and old generations alike. 1/26 “Cars 3” A race car star attempts to keep up with a younger car. Can new technology help him win? 2/9 “The Emperor’s New Groove” An emperor who gets turned into a llama learns life lessons in funny ways. 2/23 “Ratatouille” A large species of vermin desires to be a chef. Will his dreams come true?…

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Babygarten

March 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 3, 2018

Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children 6 months - 3 years and their caregivers, followed by free play time. There is also a fun craft each week to create and you receive a FREE book at the end of each 6-week session. This fall there are two 6 week sessions: 1/18– 2/22 and 3/29 - 5/3.

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April 2018

Adult Book Club- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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The Adult Book Club will meet on April 10 at 5:30 pm to discuss Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Copies of the book may be checked out at the front desk.   Louisa Clark is an ordinary young woman living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always…

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Friday Flicks

April 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Friday Flicks for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Enjoy popcorn and kid-friendly movies that have been favorites for new and old generations alike. 1/26 “Cars 3” A race car star attempts to keep up with a younger car. Can new technology help him win? 2/9 “The Emperor’s New Groove” An emperor who gets turned into a llama learns life lessons in funny ways. 2/23 “Ratatouille” A large species of vermin desires to be a chef. Will his dreams come true?…

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Friday Flicks

April 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Friday Flicks for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Enjoy popcorn and kid-friendly movies that have been favorites for new and old generations alike. 1/26 “Cars 3” A race car star attempts to keep up with a younger car. Can new technology help him win? 2/9 “The Emperor’s New Groove” An emperor who gets turned into a llama learns life lessons in funny ways. 2/23 “Ratatouille” A large species of vermin desires to be a chef. Will his dreams come true?…

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May 2018

Adult Book Club- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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The Adult Book Club will meet on May 8 at 5:30 pm to discuss The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Copies of the book may be checked out at the front desk.   Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as…

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Friday Flicks

May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Friday Flicks for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Enjoy popcorn and kid-friendly movies that have been favorites for new and old generations alike. 1/26 “Cars 3” A race car star attempts to keep up with a younger car. Can new technology help him win? 2/9 “The Emperor’s New Groove” An emperor who gets turned into a llama learns life lessons in funny ways. 2/23 “Ratatouille” A large species of vermin desires to be a chef. Will his dreams come true?…

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June 2018

Adult Book Club- The Witness of Combines by Kent Meyers

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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The Adult Book Club will meet on June 12 at 5:30 pm to discuss the 2018 One Book One Sioux County selection, The Witness of Combines by Kent Meyers. Copies of the book may be checked out at the front desk.   When Kent Meyers's father died of a stroke, there was corn to plant, cattle to feed, and a farm to maintain. Here, in a fresh and vibrant voice, Meyers recounts the wake of his father's death when he…

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July 2018

Adult Book Club- The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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The Adult Book Club will meet on July 10 at 5:30 pm to discuss The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain. Copies of the book may be checked out at the front desk.   Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. It was a belief that helped shape her own childhood and that of her brother. It shaped her view of her family and their dynamics. It influenced her entire…

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August 2018

Adult Book Club- The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls

August 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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The Adult Book Club will meet on August 14 at 5:30 pm to discuss The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls. Copies of the book may be checked out at the front desk.   A tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave the author the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their…

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September 2018

Adult Book Club- Report from Ground Zero by Dennis Smith

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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The Adult Book Club will meet on September 11 at 5:30 pm to discuss Report from Ground Zero by Dennis Smith. Copies of the book may be checked out at the front desk.   The tragic events of September 11, 2001, forever altered the American landscape, both figuratively and literally. Immediately after the jets struck the twin towers of the World Trade Center, Dennis Smith, a former firefighter, reported to Manhattan’s Ladder Co. 16 to volunteer in the rescue efforts.…

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October 2018

Adult Book Club- The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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The Adult Book Club will meet on October 9 at 5:30 pm to discuss The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Copies of the book may be checked out at the front desk.   When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation…

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November 2018

Adult Book Club- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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The Adult Book Club will meet on November 13 at 5:30 pm to discuss A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Copies of the book may be checked out at the front desk.   Charles Darnay is a French noble falsely accused of treason. Sydney Carton is a self-loathing junior barrister enlisted to defend him. Between them is a shared love for the daughter of a former Bastille prisoner. Soon, their interlocking fates will be decided, as the French…

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December 2018

Adult Book Club- Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

December 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Orange City Public Library, 112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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The Adult Book Club will meet on December 11 at 5:30 pm to discuss the 2018 All Iowa Reads YA selection, Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse. Copies of the book may be checked out at the front desk.   Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was…

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