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Thursday, September 17, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven Activities at the . NORWALK . LIBRARY ‘ 1051 North Ave. 1' 982L021? Monday, Sept. 21 Adult Craft Night, 6:30 8 p.m. Come to the library the third Monday of each month to learn a new craft! September’s craft is “Crochet.” Bring a size H hook. Yarn is provided. Please register at the library and pay a $2 reservation fee, which will be refunded at the event Tuesday, Sept. Storytime, 10:30 — 11:30 a.m. This story-time is rec- ommended for 3-5 year olds, but all ages are welcome. We’ll read picture books, sing songs and do rhymes; 25 minutes of storytime followed by play time. Trending Topics, 6:30 8 p.m. On the fourth Tues- day of each month, join us for a program featuring pre— sentations by professionals on a variety of topics that are trending in the nation, state, or local area. Tonight, we’ll discuss BRIDGES: Iowa’s new e-library for digital audiobook and ebooks. Please bring your device with you. We will have an introduction to using Bridges and then some work time with library staff. Wednesday, Sept. 23 Early Out Wednesdays, 2:30 — 3:15 p.m. Come to the library on early out Wednesdays for fun activities and projects. On third Wednesdays of the month, it’s Cre— ate! Make art projects with a variety of materials. ' Thursday, Sept. 24 Rhyme Time, 10:30 11:30 a.m. We’ll read shorter picture books and board books, sing songs, and do ac- tion rhymes! This story—time is recommended for 18 months 2 years old, but all ages are welcome; 25 min- utes followed by playtime. Pajama Storytime, 7 — 7:25 p.m. An evening storytime for all ages. Pajamas welcome. Friday, Sept. 25 Teen Throwback Lock In, 7 9:30 p.m. For grades 6- 12. Remember play dough, parachutes and hide and seek? Pretend you’re a kid again after hours in the li- brary with games, snacks and activities. We’ll have pizza at 7. Sign up at the library or call (515) 981-0217 to reg— ister. Successful Iowa State Fair for Treasure Hunters State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald has announced that thousands of Iowa State fairgoers discovered lost treasures. “The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt booth had another successful year at the Iowa State Fair,” Fitzgerald said. "With over 8,300 claims of unclaimed property being discovered, this was certainly an exceptional year. Claims totaled over $1.5 million, with the largest trea- sure found being $43,452.” The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt program has returned over $198 million in unclaimed property to more than 468,000 people since Fitzgerald created it in 1983. Un— claimed property refers to money and other assets held by financial institutions or companies that have lost con- tact with the propertys owner for a specific period of time. State law requires these institutions and compa- nies to annually report unclaimed property to the state treasurer’s office. The assets are then held until the owner or heir of the property is found. Common forms of unclaimed property include savings or checking ac— counts, stocks, uncashed checks, life insurance policies, utility security deposits and safe deposit box contents. “We are dedicated to reuniting Iowans with their missing money and property,” stated Fitzgerald. "Visit GreatlowaTreasureHunt.gov to see if you have money waiting for you.” Be sure to like Great Iowa Treasure Hunt on Facebook and follow the program on Twitter (@GreatIATreasure). Volunteer and Scheduling watchdogsnorwalk@gmail.com www.norwaik.k12.ia.us fatherscom/watchdogs - nonNalkpto.com like us on Facebook at WATCH DOGS Norwalk Attack of the Reading Bug Photo submitted. The reading bug has bitten the students at Main Street Montessori and Middle School, and they are hoping to infect the citizens of Norwalk with a passion for literacy. The school received a $500 grant from the Warren County Garden Club last spring that was used to help build a reading gardenin the front yard of the school. The garden includes a Little Free Library surrounded with benches and two additional areas where you can relax and read. If you are not familiar with Little Free Libraries (LF L), they are miniature libraries that are cared for by citizens or groups and offer a free collection of books that can be borrowed or taken or deposited. The LFL movement promotes literacy and citizenship in communities. There are currently three LFL in the Norwalk area. Two are on the 900 block of Main Street and one is on the corner of Cherry and Park Hill Dr. Visit them! In order to introduce the community to our new garden, the school is hosting a Read with Me time Friday, Oct. 2, from 2-3 pm. We invite those young and old to come and read with us. Our students will be available to read with the young ones, or perhaps you may like to come and read to our littlest. Bring a book or find one in our library. We will make sure there is something for everyone. Spread the word and help us spread the literacy infection. Main Street Montessori is located at 925 Main Street. HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa has been selected as one of Iowa’s Top Work- places, as announced in Sunday’s Des Moines Reg- ister. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamcs, LLP, a leading researchfirrn on organizational health and One'of Iowa’s Top Workplaces”’” employee engagement. Employees attributed meaningful work, com- petitive salaries and ben- efits, great organizational culture and professional development opportuni- ties as perks contributing to HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa’s selection as a Top Workplace. 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