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Archive

April 2nd, 2012

Solon area book club

Solon book club will meet April 17 to discuss “Abide with Me” by Elizabeth Strout. All interested adult readers are welcome to attend. For questions about the book club, please contact Joyce at jebarta@southslope.net. To borrow a copy of a selected book, please contact the library circulation desk by calling 319-624-2678 or email Jacque at jdeaton@solon.lib.ia.us.

Smart money seminar

During smart money week, Solon Library will offer, “Take Control of your Finances: 101” on Thursday, April 26, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. The library will host representatives from local financial institutions and businesses to discuss basic finance in conjunction with smart money week. Representatives from the local banks as well as financial advisors will be on hand to answer questions about how to check or improve your credit score, how much should you save for retirement, when is it best to refinance and how to set up a college fund for your grandchildren. Everyone is welcome.

New fiction list

Please check the list of new books on the shelf for additional titles in the fiction category including “Another Piece of My Heart” by Jane Green, “Blue Monday” by Nicci French, “Chasing Midnight” by Randy Wayne White, “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn, “Gilly Salt Sisters” by Tiffany Baker, “Poison Flower” by Thomas Perry and “Running The Maze” by Jack Coughlin. Titles of interest that are not on the shelf may be reserved by placing a hold on them at the circulation desk.

Movie Clips

“Melancholia” (2011, R, Drama/SciFi) Kirstin Dunst stars as one of two sisters who find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with the Earth.
“Three Musketeers” (2011, PG13, Action/Romance) The hot-headed young D’Artagnan, along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers, must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.

“The Mixing Bowl” display makes debut

The Solon Public Library has a new exhibit, “The Mixing Bowl,” dedicated to the Solon Women’s Club. The display portrays a 1938 era Solon kitchen on a late spring morning. Breakfast is nearly finished, and preparations are underway for Sunday dinner. The lilacs are blooming beside the spicy yellow currant shrubs and flowering quince. Blue bells and violets cover front lawns, but the early blue irises are just emerging. The apricot trees have blossoms, followed by the plum and apple trees.

Old Gold Menu

Wednesday, April 4:
Chicken Alfredo pasta, garlic breadstick, breaded tomatoes, Mandarin oranges, chocolate cake.

Thursday, April 5:
Beefy macaroni casserole, Oregon bean medley, mixed green salad w/assorted dressings, citrus gelatin salad. BINGO. UIHC dietetic interns will present current nutrition issues– be sure to attend.

Friday, April 6:
Swiss steak or Tuna noodle casserole, mashed potatoes w/LS gravy, broccoli/cheese sauce, red delicious apple, frosted carrot cake. Cards.

Monday, April 9:

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, April 5: 1 p.m. Early out
Friday, April 6: No school- Professional development day.
Thursday, April 19: 1 p.m. Early out.
Thursday, April 26: High school parent/teacher conferences

First, second grade vocal concerts

The first and second grade students will be performing a vocal concert on Thursday, April 12. The first graders will perform at 6:30 p.m. and the second graders will perform at 7:30 p.m., in the Lakeview gymnasium. Join them in sharing music that focuses on beginning steps to reading music. Both concerts will feature songs that have students practicing their skills with using the notes of a major scale. Students will also use their skills to play boomwhackers, which use those eight notes to accompany their songs.

Volunteer appreciation to be held

Wednesday, April 18, from 7 until 8:30 a.m. in the Lakeview Media Center. Volunteers are the ladder to our success. Please join us for refreshments and tours of our new addition. Hope to see you there.

WaMaC art show April 10

Solon High School will be hosting the annual WaMaC art show at the Double Round Barn at Celebration Farm on Tuesday, April 10. 20 Solon High School students will be in attendance, representing Solon’s art program this year. The annual event hosts eight schools and approximately 160 students competing in 16 categories. Let’s go SpARTans.