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Toulon Public Library District

March 2010 - Toulon Public Library District News

Knit One, Murder Too

We are getting everything finalized for our annual author day.  Maggie Sefton has a new book coming out in June entitled A Skein of the Crime.  You may now register and pay online for Knit One, Murder Too by logging onto our website at  You may also register at the library.  Please call 286-5791 for more details.

There will again be two sessions this year.  The morning session ($20) includes potpourri of demonstrations/vendors at 8:30 am, 9:30 am, and 10:30 am.  Beginner’s knitting class ($5.00 fee) with pre-registrations will be held at 9 am, 10 am, and 11 am at the Stark County High School.  The afternoon session, starting at 2 pm, with Ms. Sefton is $35.00 and pre-registration is required.  What do you get for your money?  You have reserved padded seating at the Stark County High School gymnasium, a copy of Ms. Sefton’s newest book, and an opportunity to have the book signed. If you would like to come to both sessions, it is $50, which includes all events.

The Stark County Historical Home will be open from 8 am unto 1:30 pm with John Pruitt and gang demonstrating ax throwing, bow and arrow skills, and much more.

Also that day a quilt appraiser will be available to appraise your quilt.  Due to the time it takes to appraise a quilt; reservations need to be made to see her.  So please call the library at 286-5791 to make your reservation.  Please do so early, as we can only take six appointments for that day.

Fiber Crafts??

Fiber crafts?  What is that?  It was explained to me and I will try to explain it to you.  Fiber crafts are any item that is knitted or crocheted.  The booties that my husband’s aunt crocheted for our son is such a craft.  The knitted Christmas stockings that a neighbor of mine knitted for our children and grandchild is a fiber craft.  Other such items that are included in this description may be:  scarves, mittens, Afghans, hooked pictures of all varieties; hand dyed or painted fiber items, braided, woven, or hooked rugs, felted items, lace and tatting of all varieties. 

I must say that I am not so talented as to be able to crochet (everything I crochet ends up shaped like a triangle) or knit.  I have hooked some rugs and even braided one or two rugs.  Please keep us in mind June 12 as we will be asking to “borrow” some of the fiber crafts that you have on hand. 

We had many people who visited our quilt show last year and were so impressed with the support of all the churches and businesses.  We are very thankful for your enthusiasm and are hoping for the same this year.

National Library Week

We are now preparing activities for National Library Week which is the week April 11-17.  We will have trivia questions, raffle, and small prizes.  Please be sure to watch for more information as National Library Week approaches.

New Books

Linda has been working hard getting new books ready to go out.  Some of the new titles in large print are:  Ciao Bella by Gina Buonaguro and Janice Kirk, North to Texas by Noel Loomis, Lawless Guns by Dudley Dean, Heir of the Dog by Judi McCoy, and Murder at Longbourn by Tracy Kiely.

Every now and then I read a really good book.  A while back I read At Home on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball.  Just recently I spotted a sequel to this book entitled A Year on Ladybug Farm and it was a very good read.  These books tell about three (3) ladies who have purchased a farm and how it has affected their lives.  I would recommend it to anyone.

We have received in some new large print books that you may want to check out they are:  The Wrong Hostage by Elizabeth Lowell, The Lone Texan by Jodi Thomas, The Badge and Harry Cole by Clifton Adams, Stormy Range by D.B. Newton, and Devil’s Badland The Loner by J. A. Johnstone.  These books are on our “new shelf” and ready to be checked out by you!

New Children’s Books

My grandson just loves to be read to.  He would let you read to him all day if you wanted to.  One of the popular children’s authors is Jan Brett.  We have received in some of her newest books.  They are:  On Noah’s Ark, Annie and the Wild Animals, Hedgies Surprise, Daisy Comes Home, The First Dog, and several more. 

AnnualCemetery Walk

Our annual Cemetery Walk will be on May 28 and 29 this year.  Please keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks.

Janet Kamerer

Library Assistant