November 30, 2015

Closing at 5:00 pm

We will be closing at 5:00 pm tonight due to the weather.

Baby Storytime

Every Monday night at 6:30 p.m.

November 29, 2015

Level 1 Code Club

Level Ones meet this Monday, November 30th at 4:30 pm.

November 28, 2015

Family Movie Day

Make Spencer Public Library part of your holiday family fun! Join us on Saturday, November 28th at 2:00 pm for this month's Family Movie. This month's feature will be Inside Out

November 27, 2015

November Adult Programs at Spencer Public Library




November 2 @ 6:30 PM –DIY Club at Spencer Public Library: Thankful Art– We will be using our fingerprints to make a wonderful fall painting for Thanksgiving. Please call 580-7290 for more information.
November 9 @ 7:00 PM – Movie Night at the Spencer Public Library – We will be watching, “Testament of Youth” starring Kit Harrington and Alicia Vikander. – Based on a memoir by Vera Brittain, “Testament of Youth” follows Vera as she comes of age during the First World War. A powerful drama, love story, and war remembrance from a woman’s point of view. Please call 580-7290 or sign-up at the front desk for registration.
Join us for the third of our new series of cooking classes.  Simply Delicious @ SPL presents Passport: Taste the World.  Learn to cook simple international dishes, or simply come and watch, share your enthusiasm for cooking and taste some new foods. On Thursday, November 19th, 6:30 p.m. we will be visiting Indonesia.   Fill up your passport by attending multiple classes to win prizes! 

Other countries include: 

Christmas Cookie Exchange, December 17
Russia January 21
Cuba, February 25 
Vatican City, March 24

November 26, 2015

Closed For Thanksgiving

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th so that our employees and patrons may enjoy this time with their families. We hope the holiday finds you feeling blessed. 
Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving! Storytime



Join Sarah Beth for a special holiday storytime on November 24th at 10:30 am.

November 23, 2015

Baby Storytime

Every Monday night at 6:30 pm.

November 22, 2015

Level One Code Club

Level Ones meet tomorrow, November 23rd at 4:30 pm.

November 21, 2015

Teen Movie Day!

TEEN MOVIE DAY: Jurassic World. 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 21st.

November 20, 2015

AJCC & Fandom Clubs

Saturday, November 21st.
Anime & Japanese Culture Club at 10:00 am, followed by Fandom Club at 12:00 pm.

November 18, 2015

TRACES BUS-eum Exhibit




TRACES BUS-uem Presents: At Home in the Heartland

   TRACES will bring its mobile exhibit At Home in the Heartland: How We Got to be ‘Us’ to Spencer on Friday, November 20th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. It is housed in a retrofitted school bus, called the BUS-eum. “The Iowa that existed as little as 35 years ago is gone. Sweeping, long-term changes in the region’s agriculture, economy, technology, politics and its ethnic, age or other demographics have altered the ways we live. In the process we have lost old
treasures even as we have gained new possibilities. All this can be examined, together.  The exhibit curator holds that ‘
While the failure to transfer practical information hobbles young people’s later job skills and economic performance, the failure to transfer cultural information erodes their social skills. Cultural competency is understanding how we became who we are, how we changed over time—or not—and how humans change at all. It informs us how we behave as individuals, how we live together and how we govern ourselves.’


Social Contexts of Family History
Join Professor Michael Luick-Thrams at 10:00 am on November 20th as he explores family history in the context of Spencer, Clay County and the surrounding areas.  Discover the family history included in the new book to be
published by TRACES Center for History and Culture.  See pictures collected, and hear stories of the pioneers as they came to settle in Clay County. 

A Continent Divided: An “Inside-Outsider” Reflects on Europe’s Refugee Crisis
Iowa native Michael Luick-Thrams spends part of the year in Dresden, teaching and writing and on November 20th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, he’ll be speaking about the refugee crisis now dividing Europe, in conjunction with
showing the BUS-eum. This past spring and summer, along with millions of increasingly surprised Germans,
Luick-Thrams watched as more and more refugees fleeing war, poverty and also ecological disaster arrived in Europe, seeking a safe haven. He will be taking time out from speaking about regional and social history to share his
experiences of and perspectives on the refugee crisis that will change Germany—indeed all of Europe—forever.

November 17, 2015

Upcoming Events


Join us for the third of our new Passport: Taste the World series of
cooking classes. Learn to cook simple international dishes, or simply
come and watch, share your enthusiasm for cooking and taste
some new foods. On November 19th we will be visiting Indonesia.

Fill up your passport by attending multiple classes to win
prizes! Future classes include a Christmas Cookie Exchange on
December 17th, Russia on January 21st, Cuba on February 25th and
Vatican City on March 24th.

Also, don't forget Storytime with Sarah Beth today at 
10:30 am!

November 16, 2015

Baby Storytime

Tonight, Monday November 16th, at 6:30 pm.

November 15, 2015

Level One Code Club

Our next Level One meeting will be on Monday, November 16th @ 4:30 pm.

November 14, 2015

Legos @ the Library

2:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, November 14th.

November 13, 2015

Movie Release Party

Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Release Party.  

Friday, November 13th @ 1:00 pm!

November 12, 2015

Level 2 Code Club

Code Club 2: Today at 4:30 pm!

November 11, 2015

CLOSED





We will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th,
in observance of Veteran’s Day.
We will reopen as normal at 9:00 am
on Thursday, November 12th.

November 9, 2015

This Month's Movie Selection


November 7, 2015

Teen Gaming This Saturday!

Teen Board at 1:30 pm. Teen Gaming: Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament at 2:00 pm.

November 6, 2015

Anime & Japanese Culture Club

Anime & Japanese Culture Club at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 7th, 2015.

Also, don't forget Teen Board at 1:00 and Teen Gaming: Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament at 2:00.

November 5, 2015

Level 2 Code Club



November 4, 2015

Can You Help With Our Display Case?


The display case this month is a tribute for Korean War Vets. If you are a Korean Vet or know a Korean Vet and would like to display a picture or any other war memorabilia, please contact Joy at 580-7290.

November 3, 2015

Too Much Candy! Storytime

Storytime with Sarah Beth happens every Tuesday at 10:30 am!

November 2, 2015

DIY Club


November 1, 2015

November Adults





Welcome to the 11th month of 2015. Take a look at all the wonderful programs for adults happening this month at the library.
In November the Book Into Movie Club is reading Martin Sixsmith’s true book, “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee”. The book tells the true story of Philomena Lee's 50-year-long search for her forcibly adopted son, and Sixsmith's efforts to help her find him. We will be discussing and watching the movie, “Philomena”, on December 21.
DIY Club is back with a wonderful November project–Thankful Art. We will be using our fingerprints to paint a Fall scene that would look great framed and hung on any wall.
The Movie of the Month is the historical drama, “Testament of Youth”, starring Kit Harrington and Alicia Vikander. – Based on a memoir by Vera Brittain, “Testament of Youth” follows Vera as she comes of age during the First World War. A powerful drama, love story, and war remembrance from a woman’s point of view.
Join us for the third of our new series of cooking classes.  Simply Delicious @ SPL presents Passport: Taste the World.  Learn to cook simple international dishes, or simply come and watch, share your enthusiasm for cooking and taste some new foods. On November 19 we will be visiting Indonesia.   Fill up your passport by attending multiple classes to win prizes! 

Other countries include: 

Christmas Cookie Exchange, December 17
Russia January 21
Cuba, February 25 
Vatican City, March 24

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