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Nancy's Notes - November 26, 2015

Seasonal fun Activities- Dec. 5, Santa - Dec. 8, Taste of Christmas - Dec. 14; “The magic Strings of Frankie Presto” by Mitch Albom, “Duplicity” by Newt Gingrich.

        I hate to have to write this in my article, but once again the snowy season is upon us. If the weather is not good feel free to call (515-532-3673) and check to see if we are open. We usually try to open for part of the day during snows but our hours my be shorter than usual.

        We have some fun activities coming up during the holiday season. The first will take place on Saturday, December 5. The Clarion Chamber and the library will host Christmas activities for local children. Watch the Monitor for more details as they fall into place. Santa will visit the library on December 8 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The children will enjoy a Christmas story read by Santa, a craft, and time to give Santa their list. On December 14, also from 6:30-8:30, Kathy Deimerly will be on hand for “A Taste of Christmas”. She will have some quick holiday recipes and samples. Two or three of our local gift shops will also be on hand to display snacks or holiday decorating ideas.
         Mitch Albom has a new novel entitled, “The magic Strings of Frankie Presto”.  Frankie is war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar. But Frankie’s musical talent enables him to enjoy an amazing journey that weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll. Frankie becomes a pop star, makes records, and is adored by the public. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people’s futures.
        Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has just published, “Duplicity”, his latest fictional title. When President Sally Allworth decides to reestablish America's Mogadishu embassy in Somalia weeks before Election Day, her challenger says she is playing politics with American lives. That turns out to be true when the embassy is attacked and hostages are taken. Embassy station chief Gunter Conner and Marine captain Brooke Grant end up the unlikely survivors of this Benghazi-style attack. Suddenly, they are the only hope for saving their captured colleagues.
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