New children’s books available at Norwalk Public Library

Posted October 29, 2014 at 7:22 pm

By JEANNE RICE | Norwalk librarian

The Norwalk Public Library has new children’s books:

• “Bear Says Thanks” by Karma Wilson, with illustrations by Jane Chapman

• “Five Silly Turkeys” by Salina Yoon

• “Little Red Riding Hood,” retold and illustrated by Andrea Wisnewski

• “Thanksgiving Day Thanks” by Laura Malone Elliott, with illustrations by Lynn Munsinger

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The mystery-book group’s next meeting will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, when we’ll discuss William Kent Krueger’s “Red Knife,” the eighth book in the “Cork O’Connor” mystery series. 

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The Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School traveling preschool playgroup will visit the Norwalk Public Library from 10­-11:30 a.m.

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    Kendall Public Library book sale slated for November

    By LYNETTE VLASAK | Kendall librarian

    We will have a second book sale this year. It will be the same week as Kendall’s Holiday Fair and will feature a large number of children’s books.

    The sale will be in the library on Thursday, Nov. 6, and Friday, Nov. 7, during regular library hours, and on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. In addition to children’s books, we will have a variety of adult titles for sale.

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    The Sit

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    Beier donates brown bear skeleton, black bear skull to Wilton library

    By GINA RAE | Wilton librarian

    We received an incredible donation of a complete brown bear skeleton and a black bear skull this week from Wilton native LaVern Beier.

    LaVern is an expert wildlife technician with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, studying brown bear ecology. He is in the latter years of a distinguished career and says that he is happy to have found a home for his specimens, and we are proud to be the recipient. If you are a conservationist, a hunter, or a

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    Elroy meal site to offer Thanksgiving meal Nov. 25

    By KAREN NELSON | Elroy meal-site manager

    November is here. We hope everyone got out to enjoy the beautiful fall colors. They were just gorgeous this year.

    We will have our Thanksgiving meal at the Elroy site on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Come and join us for turkey, stuffing and all of the great fixings. Call 462-5175 if you plan on coming. Don’t forget to take time to remember all that we have to be thankful for.

    The foot clinic will be

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    Kendall Lions Club to sell Christmas wreaths

    By LYNETTE VLASAK | Kendall Lions Club

    The Kendall Lions Club held its monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Thunder Alleys.

    The club will again sell Christmas wreaths. The wreaths come in two sizes, 24 inch and 36 inch. The 24-inch wreaths sell for $12; and the 36-inch ones, $20. Wreaths can be preordered at the Kendall Library during regular library hours or at the Kendall Holiday Fair on Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8. Wreaths will arrive the week of Thanksgiving.

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    Ontario group to work on community group of stories

    By LAURIE ERICKSON | Ontario librarian

    Help us create a community book on Friday, Oct. 31, at 12:30 p.m. Do you have stories you would like to put in writing? They could be stories about growing up, stories about a fictitious village like Ontario, or stories about the past or future. Let’s create a community book of stories — true or not — about the Ontario area. Bring a friend and join us as we brainstorm what a community book could contain.

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    South Side News for Oct. 30


    October 2014 is almost history as I write this. We have a few busy days yet this week, but we will be ready to welcome the 11th month on Saturday. Remember to vote Tuesday.

    Evelyn Zirk always enjoys visits from her nieces, and on Tuesday, Diane Lawry and Debbie Jackson came and took her out to lunch at the Hidden Inn in Kendall. When they brought her home, they helped her with some household tasks. On Wednesday, Ev’s three sons

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    South Ridge News for Oct. 30


    We were on a mystery tour last Wednesday. Our son Gale and his wife Ardis had been asking us to set aside a day for this excursion, so we agreed. We headed southwest, and our first stop was the Sunshine Orchards high above Gays Mills. It’s a popular place with two Greyhound busses filled with tourists in the parking lot at 10 a.m.

    After tasting apple cider and buying two dozen

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    Senior menus for Nov. 3–7

    Ontario meal site

    Meals are served at the Milk Jug Café, 103 N. Garden St. To make a reservation, call 337-4448.

    Monday, Nov. 3: Barbecue pork sandwiches, scalloped potatoes, cheesy cauliflower and carrot cake

    Tuesday, Nov. 4 (music day): Chicken casserole, cheese sticks, spinach salad, pears and ice cream

    Thursday, Nov. 6: Hamburgers, potato salad, green beans and fresh-fruit cups

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