I am having so much fun with my new camera. (Thanks John and Irina) It is really easy to use and once I figured out how to download the pictures great to add items to the newsletter.
The first picture is of the library storytime on St. Patrick’s Day when all of the kids and chaperones came wearing their green and we made unicorn stick puppets. One of the grandmas brought sugar cookies to share as well.
The Plattsmouth Elementary School PTO sponsored the Scholastic Bookfair last week during Parent Teacher conferences. A new feature was the build a book event which allowed kids to work with their parents to make their own book from a kit. I was there the first night to watch kids and parents digging into this project. A couple of the kids did not even want to go home until their book was completed. They also borrowed the library’s popcorn machine and had free popcorn to add to the atmosphere.
Christine Souter, the chairperson, did a marvelous job of decorating for the “Oscars” theme. Overall, it was just a great evening and a fun way to share books with families.
The Pre Chautauqua Soup Kitchen was a hit with over 40 people in attendance to watch the movie, “The Grapes of Wrath”, eat soup, and listen to Evelyn Stewart who gave a nice talk about her experiences during the Great Depression.
After the movie was over, Pattijo Peterson from the Plattsmouth Journal who had taught the novel in a former career, led an interesting discussion about meanings behind the book. While the adults were in the movie, we had 8 kids who watched the movie, “Kit Kittredge” with sack lunches.
The next Pre Chautauqua event is Friday, April 17th with a “Woody Guthrie” coffeehouse at the library. Terry Little and Friends will be performing folk music and entertaining the crowd for the evening. This event is free and I will have more details in the weeks to come.
The Plattsmouth Community Center is sponsoring a wine tasting on Friday, April 3 friom 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to celebrate their first anniversary. $7.00 per person for the wine tasting with glasses of wine available for an additional fee, there will also be entertainment with the high school jazz band. The barbershop quartet, “Now and Then” will also be performing. What a nice way to spend a spring evening and support your local community center.