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Page Four N/Warren Town and County News Thursda)5 April 12, 2012 Activities at the NORWALK LIBRARY 1051 North Ave, " 981-0217 Saturday, April 14 Learn at Your Library, 9-10 a.m. Held the 2nd Satur- day of each month, we invite you to come learn about new topics such as using an e-reader, digital photogra- phy and more. Registration required; sign up at the Cir- culation desk. This month's topic: Computer Basics 101. -lb .mJa,- Monday, April 16 Family Night, 6-8 p.m. Bring the family and join us for games, a movie, crafts and treats. Tonight, we'll watch the movie Hop and decorate life-sized umbrellas. Tuesday, April 17 Pre-School Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. A fun, educa- tional and activity-based story time for ages 3-6. A great opportunity for parents to get tips on early literacy skills for use at home and daycare groups are welcome! Wednesday, April 18 Wee-Ones Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Fingerplays, sto- ries and songs for little ones to age 18 months and their parents; designed for a one-to-one or one-to-two par- ent-child ratio to maximize interaction. Lego Club, 1 to 3 p.m. School-age children get to- gether for creative fun with Legos. (One Wednesday per month, on "early out" days.) Yu-Gi-Oh Club, I to 3 p.m. For 2nd graders and up. Whether a Yu-Gi-Oh beginner or experienced player, join us to trade cards, duel, learn new strategies and have a great time! (One Wednesday per month, on "early out" days.) Thursday, April 19 Toddler-Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. A chance for parents to interact with their children ages 18 months to three years during stories, fingerplays and songs, to help toddlers develop those critical early literacy skills. American Girl Club, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Kids who love the American Girl book series will enjoy this afternoon of crafts, games and stories. 2nd graders and up. (Kids don't need an American Girl doll to attend.) Friday, April 20 Breakfast & Books, 10:30-11:30 a.m. An informal dis- cussion among library patrons and staff about what they've been reading and a chance to learn about up- coming titles or best-sellers while enjoying a breakfast of muffins, donuts and juice. Teen Event, 3:30-5 p.m. Time for teens to show off their tech skills and creative ideas! We will create a pro- motional video for the 2012 Summer Reading Program. This is our second and final meeting to complete the lroject. This film will be featured at our 2012 Summer Reading kick-off party. NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES I The talented work of Alicia Fisher of St. Marys, IA, will be on display in the Robert E. Wilson Gal- lery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University from April 12- 20, in Huntington, IN. The exhibit will feature films, animations and other projects from the graduating seniors. Fisher is a senior film production major. An artist reception will be held at 6 p.m. April 14 to honor the seniors. The Wilson Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., before and after all Merillat Centre performances and by ap- pointment. LETTERS Q I, JR POLICY We publish letters to the editor when they are not libelous and when they are signed by the person or persons submitting them. Opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of the N/Warren Town and County News staff. Letters are printed as received. We do not correct spelling and grammatical errors. Letter to the Editor comes. April is Child Abuse Our community has Prevention Month. Across many caring individuals the country, child advo- and wonderful resources. cates are participating in Local churches, mental the 2012 Pinwheels for health services and pro- Prevention campaign to gramsdesigned to assist ,pread the word that child and support parents are abuse can be prevented, available to help families he Child Abuse Preven- in times of crisis and stress. lion Council of Warren However, each one of us, County is once again as community members, partnering with city and can have a positive impact county government, area on the life of a child. schools, organizations, Whether we are parents, businesses and commu- grandparents, educators, nity members, in order to business leaders, minis- increase awareness about ters, health care providers this important issue. The or neighbors, we interact lheme of the local cam- with children and parents - paign is Protecting Chil- every day. What can you dren is Everyone's Busi- do? Reach out to someone ness. in times of stress. Let We know that child people know about avail- abuse has devastating im- able resources. Support mediate and long lasting and get involved with the impacts and the toxic programs that are making stress of an abusive envi- a positive difference in the ronment affects future be- lives of children and fami- havioral, health and cogni- lies. This makes our corn- five development. The el- munity a better place for fects of child abuse - in- all of us. creased crime, poor health, Protecting Children is substance abuse, mental Everyone's Business - 365 health issues and cost to days a year. As you see the society impact all of us. banners, signs, blue rib- The headlines are full of bons and pinwheels conflicting information, throughout the commu- Confirmed child abuse was down in the State of Iowa in 2011. Is this be- cause there is actually less abuse or are fewer reports being made - there are conflicting opinions. We continue to hear about cases of child abuse and neglect. Although we may be making strides in keep- ing Iowa children safe, there is more to be done. Every child deserves a happy and healthy child- hood - a childhood that includes a loving and nur- turing home with oppor- tunities to grow, learn and develop. Most parents want that for their chil- dren. But parenting is a tough job. The stress of parenting combined with other factors can be over- whelming and sometimes leads to frustration, anger, abuse or other tragic out- 10/ImlmlmMm 1037 SUNSET DRIVE (HIGHWAY 28) NORWALK, IA 50211 www.norwalkinsuranceservlces.com e.maih norwalkinsurance@qwestoffice.net i Allied ! Insurance a= NMleawke amy Auu IL .Nouw Ar, ucri I WelMuulL yov Jbjs C't Be "e BS ' John Phillips Candace Ritzler Ricardo Alverio Owner Manager Agent, CPA We Are Here to Service All Your Insurance Needs. 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