Morenci library events 10.29.08

Written by David Green.

Red Hatters

The weather report is looking good for Oct. 31—64° and mostly sunny—a great day for Red Hatters to take a little trip to Tecumseh.

The Morenci Millinery Mavens of the Red Hat Society will view the free outdoor sculpture exhibit, “Art Trail Tecumseh,” and have lunch at the British Pantry on Friday, Halloween.

For this event, prizes will be awarded to the best Halloween-themed red hat.

A car pool will leave the library Friday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. Sign up at the library or call 458-6510.

Trash or Treasure

Somewhere in your house there must be some old thing that you’ve wondered about. Is that worth anything?

Plan to find out at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, when Stair Public Library brings in Larry and Theresa Nelson of Tecumseh’s Hitching Post Antiques Mall.

The program will be conducted in an open format for an “Antique Roadshow”-like program. There won’t be private consultations; Larry will comment on individual objects that audience members bring in.

Each person may bring three objects small enough for one person to carry. There won’t be room for furniture and there may not be time to evaluate all items.

Used Book Sale

It’ll be here before we know it, so start getting ready—for the Friends of Stair Public Library Used Book Sale.

The sale is scheduled Nov. 12 to 14, Wednesday through Friday, during the library’s regular hours: Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday 1 to 5 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help during two hour shifts; sign up at the library or call 458-6510.

Donations of books will be accepted at the library only during regular hours.

Potluck and Author Chat

Observant readers noticed last week that no date was given for the Italian Potluck before the “Very Valentine” speakerphone chat with author Adriana Trigiani.

Both events are scheduled Monday, Nov. 17. The potluck begins at 6 p.m., the chat starts at 7.

Everyone in the community is invited to attend the chat, but reservations are requested for the potluck to help with planning.

Participants are encouraged to try a new recipe from Trigiani’s cookbook, “Cooking with My Sisters,” but old favorites can also be used.

Call the library to reserve a copy of “Very Valentine.”

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    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
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    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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