May you have good times with family and friends, copious amounts of candy and a very warm costume!
Come and see live Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-Colored Fruit Bats!
Sharon and Dan have been promoting bat education through these presentations since 1996 with the goal of teaching and informing their audiences about the many benefits of this misunderstood and feared creature. Sharon is an elementary school teacher/ librarian. She has been trained by Bat Conservation International in the conservation of bats. Dan has over 20 years of experience caring for captive Fruit bats.
To celebrate National Library Card Signup Month, we are giving away a free DVD or Video Game checkout AND a free item from the Friends Book Sale Room for every new or renewed library card during September.
Additionally, anyone who comes to the library can sign up for a chance to win a $25 gift card for Java Lab.
If you guessed today, August 15, you’re right!
Go buy yourself a plate of nachos as a prize. Or a French dish… Or tickets to a music festival. Whichever you’d enjoy most.
WHAT A DAY!
Julia Child, in case you don’t know, was a hugely popular and influential chef, cooking show host and author whose career spanned decades and helped change the way Americans cook. She is a household name to this day and her cookbooks continue to inspire home chefs to try their hand at French cuisine.
Ignacio Anaya Garcia worked in the El Moderno restaurant in the Texas-Mexico border town of Piedras Negras in 1943 when a group of American women came in looking for a quick snack. The kitchen was shutting down for the evening (or, depending on which story you hear, hadn’t finished setting up for lunch) and didn’t have any food ready so Ignacio threw together some ingredients and called it “Nachos Especiales.” Nachos were here to stay!
And, as if that wasn’t enough to make today special, today is also the 50th anniversary of the opening of the original Woodstock music festival!
In honor of everything connected with this special day, here is a short and eclectic list of books for you to enjoy.
Come cheer on performers of all age, from children to adults, at the Moline Public Library Talent Show!
Show starts at 10am!