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vvv'VV Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Works of Art Await Bidders at Library Foundation Event Twelve new works of art are on display throughout Norwalk this month, prompting excitement and compliments as well as strategies for winning a favorite at Chair-ish the Library, a first-time fund- raising event of the Norwalk Easter Public Library Foundation. The August 2nd live auction event, presented by City State Bank, will support the Library’s popular Summer Read program and other Library activities. “We’ve turned to talented area artists to create some wonderful chairs for guests at Chair-ish the Library to bid on,” says Katie Brown, president of the NEPL Foundation. “We are thrilled to present these artists’ talents as a unique way to raise funds for the Library while giving area residents and guests some wonderful works of art to own.” Many of the chairs are currently on display at area. businesses to give potential bidders a chance to see them, Brown said, noting viewers are having trouble picking a favorite from among the outstanding choices. The largest chair is a seven-foot tall, six-foot wide Adirondack chair painted in Norwalk purple and built by Foundation Board Member Dick Schreiber. The chair made its public debut on the Library’s float in the Norwalk 4th of July parade and is now on display ‘ outside the Library at 1051 North Avenue. “It’s sure to be a photo opportunity spot for RAGBRAI riders when they visit Norwalk on July 23rd,” Schreiber said. He adds that it took five men to move the chair from Schreiber’s garage to the parade float. A favorite chair for many viewers has been decorated by 1 1 fifth grade students as part of an art class led by Carolyn Klein at Lakewood Elementary . --School. The students first discussed aJamaican- themed book and then illustrated the chair with images from their favorite stories. “In some cases, the student’s favorite story was one the student had written,” Klein said. “The result is a lively, colorful ' chair which has been on display at The Norwalk Shop since early July.” Other chairs are on display at TruBank, Dimples Family Dentistry, Edencrest at the Legacy, Anytime Fitness,“ Winn’s Pizza and Steakhouse, Norwalk Family Dentistry, Pizzeria Pyra and the Norwalk Easter Public Library. Contact the N orwalk Easter Public Library at 515- 981-0217 for/more information about the Chair-ish ” the Library event. Nominations Being Accepted for IoWa Literacy Award The Ibwa Center for the Book is now accepting applications for the 2019 Iowa Literacy Award. The award recognizes an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to increasing literacy in Iowa, along with $2,000 to continue their efferts. Organizations eligible for the award include non- profits, faith-based organizations, and public libraries. Literacy organizations may self-nominate or be nominated by others. To be considered, a one- page cover letter, a statement of impact which explains the value of the organization’s work, and one letter of support must be submitted Via email by August 31, 2019. A panel of judges will review the nominations and select an award winner. The award and check will be presented to the winning organization by State Librarian Michael Scott this fall. For more information-and nomination instructions, visit httpsgl/www.iowacenterforthebook.erg/ia- literacy-award/literacy-award. Thursday, July 18, 2019 Events at N orwalk Easter Public Library, 5 15—981—021 7 1051. orth Avenue Thursday July 18 Rhyme Time, 10:30 am- This story time focuses on songs and rhymes. Shake shakers, sing, move, and read some short books! ‘ STEAM Lab: Build with Boxes, 2:00 pm 4:00 pm- Drop-in time to build and experiment with different projects. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Friday July 19 StarLab! Sessions at 9:00 am or 9:45 am- Join us before the library opens to learn about constellations and the zodiac in the StarLab, an inflatable planetarium! For children 6 and older. Adults will be asked to wait outside the StarLab to make more room for children. For accommodations or questions, contact Mallory Inman at (515) 981-0217 or minman@norwalk.iowa.gov. Registration required. Friday Movie, 1:00 pm- Space and universe themed movies for a variety of ages. This week’s movie is: Spacecamp (PG, 107 min, 1986). You are welcome to bring snacks! Starry Night Wine and Canvas Party, 7:00 pm 9:00 pm- Make a painting and have a drink! Create your own painting masterpiece at the library. Step by Step instructions provided. No painting experience required. Ages 21+. Bring your own beverage. Registration required with a $2 reservation fee that is refunded at‘the event. a Monday July 22 . . Baby Time, 10:30 am- A Special story time for ‘ babies up to about 18 months and their grownups. Learn lots of songs, rhymes, and bounces! Adult Craft Night: Hen’na,6:30 pm- Come join us for Henna tattoos with Alternate Artisan Sarah. Registration required with a reservation fee to be refunded at the event. a l Tuesday July 23 '- We will be open from 9:30am to 8:00 pm during RAGBRAI There will be NO PARKING in the Norwalk Easter Public Library lot today I due to Celebrate Norwalk Activities. All Celebrate Norwalk approved activities will take place in Downtown Norwalk at the intersection of North Ave and Main Street and in City‘Park , including the Library campus; *NORTH AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED TO I, TRAFFIC DURING RAGBRAI" I, North Ave from HWY to Cherry Parkway will be CLOSED to all traffic from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on July 23rd. Main Street from City State Bank to Norwalk Christian Church will be closed from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on July 23rd Center Streeqifrom South Ave to North Ave' will be closed from'6200 am to 6:00 pm on July 23rd G14 / North Aye from Linden Street to HWY will be closed from approximately 9:00am to 5:00 pm ~ There are no programs or Story tinned today due to RAGBRAI events. , .0 Wednesday July . Blacklight Dance Party, 2:00 pm 4:00 pm- Drop in to dance and make‘crafts! The meetihg room will be‘dark and lit up with blacklightsi All ages welcome. ' r ‘ Thursday July . . Rhyme Time, 10:30 am- This story tiineifocuses on songs and rhymes. We’llalso pla'y shakers an read some short books. . ' - Pajama Time, 7:00 pm- Join us in the evening to read funny stories and sing songs. Great for all ages, pajamas welcome. . t ' Friday July 26' - . . Today is the last day of day of the Summer ‘ Reading Program!‘ ’1, , Make sure to stop in and make sure to collect , _. all your Prizes! Teen Pizza and Pool Party, 7:15 pm- This pizza party is for all teens who completed their summer reading legs! When they pick up their pool pass they can sign up to attend. Registration preferred. The teens have pizza at the library and then walk down to the Norwalk Aquatic Center to join with the kids who completed their summer reading logs. PLEASE NOTE: this event is only open for those who have completed the Summer Reading Program.' > SummerReading Pool Party, 8:30 pm— 10:00 pm- This is a p001 party for all kids or teens who completed their summer reading logs! They will pick' . up a pool pass as part of their last prize. Registration Preferred. PLEASE NOTE: this event is only open for those who have completed the Summer Reading Program.