September 30, 2017


Our Summer Hours are almost over!

Starting Monday, October 2nd, we will be returning to our regular hours, staying open until 9:00 pm. Monday through Thursday!

Weekend hours will remain the same.

September 29, 2017

Grand Galloping Gala

On Saturday, September 30th @ 2:00, join us for a PONY PARTY! to celebrate the theatrical release of My Little Pony: The Movie the following week.  At this RODEO-style event, we will be making our own hobby horses out of pool noodles, practicing our lasso skills, bobbing for apples, and more!  Boys and girls are all welcome to attend this fun and FREE event.



September 28, 2017

"This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches...."


Tween Book Club starts back up at the end of this month for readers in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.  This fall we will be reading The Witches by Roald Dahl (the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).  Meeting dates are
Thursdays, September 28th and October 12th and 26th at 4:00.  Meetings will consist of discussion and related activities, and we will be watching the movie at the final meeting.  Space is limited!  Please register by contacting Sarah Beth at 580-7290 or email sbfuchsen@spenceriowacity.com. 

"This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches.

Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!"

 

September 27, 2017

Maker Day: Button Making & Kindness Rocks


KIDS & TEENS, Come & Go

Wednesday, September 27th, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

September 26, 2017

September Storytime

Dino-Storytime with Sarah Beth!
Tuesday, September 26th at 10:00 am

September 25, 2017

Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime
Mondays at 6:30 pm

September 24, 2017

Teen Book Club

I love creepy stories and there’s no better time for reading them than right before Halloween. The book we’ll be reading this fall is                 The Girl From the Well
by Rin Chupeco.
“Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered-dead and taking the lives of killers with the vengeance they are due, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.”
Our first meeting is Thursday, September 28 at 6:00 PM.  We’ll have two other meetings on October 12, and October 26.  Teen Book Club is open to teens in grades 6-12.  Every teen will get a copy of the book to keep and we’ll have food, discussion, and fun activities each meeting.  Sign up by September 23 to make sure we have enough copies of the book and space is limited!


September 20, 2017

Activities For Saturday, September 23rd

Anime Club 10:00 am
Fandom Club 12:00 pm
Teen Movie 1:00 pm



September 19, 2017

September Storytime

"Pirates" Storytime with Sarah Beth
Tuesday, September 19th at 10:00 am

September 18, 2017

Baby Storytime


September 15, 2017

Reserve Your Spot Today!


September 13, 2017

Take A Late Lunch And Join Us!


September 12, 2017

September Storytime


"Fun @ the Fair" Storytime with Sarah Beth
Tuesday, September 12th, at 10:00 am

September 11, 2017

Baby Storytime

Mondays at 6:30 pm

September 7, 2017

Anime and Fandom Clubs, Teen Board and Gaming!



Anime Club @ 10:00 am & Fandom Club @ 12:00 pm
Saturday, September 9th
 
Teen Board @ 1:00 pm, followed by Teen Gaming @ 1:30 pm

September 6, 2017

September 5, 2017

September Storytime

ABC's & 123's
Tuesday, September 5th at 10:00 am.

September 4, 2017

Labor Day Closing


September 3, 2017

Labor Day Closting



September 2, 2017

September Adult Programs at Spencer Public Library






Monday, September 18 @ 6:00 PM- Identity Theft at Spencer Public Library– Join Iowa State University Extension Family Finance Specialist, Jan Monahan, as she talks about Identity Theft. This session will include information on how to get a FREE credit report and how to fix a credit report that is wrong, what you should and should not be carrying in your wallet and how to detect suspicious activity. This free program is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach- Clay County Office. Free to the public - call 580-7290 for more information.
Monday, September 25 @ 2:00 PM – The History of Iowa Theatre 1870-1940 at Spencer Public Library –Author, actor and director, Richard Poole will present Tent Repertoire, Circle Stock, Airdomes, and Opera Houses: Gone But Not Forgotten. A look at the early entertainment traditions of our community. Free to the public and sponsored by Humanities Iowa. Call 580-7290 for more information.
Monday, September 25 @ 7:00 PM Movie Night at Spencer Public Library – Red Dog Red Dog is an Australian comedy/drama based on a true story of a Kelpie/Cattle dog from the 1970’s who united a local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master. This movie is a tear jerker that is well worth the tears. Free to the public - call 580-7290 to reserve your spot!
Thursday, August 28 @ 6:00 PM –Book Discussion at Spencer Public Library– Station ElevenJoin us for our second year of Pushing the Limits programming starting with the book, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. This book focuses on a traveling theatre troupe who treks through what’s left of the Great Lakes Region putting on performances in a post-apocalyptic world, “Because survival is insufficient”. We will be pulling science from this hauntingly beautiful novel and focus on themes such as traditions and epidemics.  Dinner will be provided. Free to the public - sign-up to reserve your book 580-7290.

September 1, 2017

A Plethora of Exciting Adult Programs To Welcome Autumn!




Remember to sign-up to read Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence written by Doris Pilkington Garimara.  We will be reading the book in September and watching the movie, Rabbit Proof Fence starring Kenneth Branagh, in October.  Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence is a true story of three aboriginal girls who are forcibly taken away from their parents to be trained as British servants as part of the official Australian Government’s policies of the 1930s. The children travel thousands of miles and risk their lives to get back home.
            Are you receiving credit cards that you have not applied for? Do you receive phone calls from creditors? Have you been denied credit or quoted unfavorable terms? Do you have more pop-up ads on-line? Identity theft is growing! Join Iowa State University Extension Family Finance Specialist, Jan Monahan, as she talks about Identity Theft. This session will include information on how to get a FREE credit report and how to fix a credit report that is wrong, what you should and should not be carrying in your wallet, how to detect suspicious activity, and how to defend yourself against identity theft. Take some time to protect yourself by attending this free class. This free program is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach- Clay County Office.
The library will be showing the movie Red Dog starring Josh Lucas. Based on a true story Red Dog is an Australian comedy-drama family film. The movie follows the legendary Red Dog, a Kelpie/Cattle dog from the 1970’s who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master. This movie is a tear jerker that is well worth the tears.

Join us for the presentation, Tent Repertoire, Circle Stock, Airdomes and Opera Houses: Gone but not Forgotten, by Richard Poole. This illustrated lecture details the incredible amount of theatre available to rural and small-town Midwest Americans between 1870 and 1940. By 1927, approximately 76 million people were entertained by approximately 400 traveling tent rep troupes. Compared to Urban theatre, rural theatre culture, featuring tent theatre, opera houses, airdomes and circle stock, has been marginalized or excluded altogether. This fascinating lecture fills that void and is not just for theatre buffs or even scholars but for all those interested in American culture, especially rural theatre culture.
           
            After going to Richard Poole’s program on historical tent repertoire join us for our second year of Pushing the Limits programming starting with the book, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. After 99% of the world’s population is killed by a terrible flu epidemic, Station Eleven focuses on a traveling theatre troupe who treks through what’s left of the Great Lakes Region of the United States, putting on performances in this post-apocalyptic world, “Because survival is insufficient”. We will be pulling the science from this hauntingly beautiful novel and focus on themes such as traditions and epidemics.  Dinner will be provided. Sign-up to reserve your spot.

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