Fayette library news 2.4

Written by David Green.

CAKE DECORATING: A select few Fayette area residents will soon learn cake decorating techniques from a professional.

The next public class sponsored by Normal Memorial Library will be taught by local cake decorator Kristy Clouse. The class is limited to the first 10 people who register.

Students will need to bring six to 12 cupcakes to the class. Anyone with decorator tip and bags can bring them along, too. Clouse will supply the frosting and various decorations.

The class is scheduled at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at the library. The cost is $10. To register, call the library or stop in at the circulation desk.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS: The after-school programs at Normal Memorial Library in Fayette continue this month with Valentine, patriotic crafts, presidential and Valentine parties.

Students in third through sixth grade meet from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and students in kindergarten through second grade meet at the same time on Thursdays.

Story Hours

Toddler Time, for three-year-olds, meets from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Mondays.

Story Hour, for four- and five-year-olds not yet in school, meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Both groups will discuss family, friends, pets and have a Valentine party.

Wee Read, for infants through two year olds, meets from 5:30 to 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month.

NEW BOOKS: Several new books will be added to the shelves this month at Normal Memorial Library.

Feb. 1—“Gallant Match” by Jennifer Blake; “Montana Creeds: Logan” by Linda Lael Miller.

Feb. 2—”Run for Your Life” by James Patterson.

Feb. 3—”True Colors” by Kristin Hannah; “Dogs and Godesses” by Jennifer Crusie; “Deep Black: Arctic Gold” by Stephen Coontz; “So Enchanting” by Connie Brockway; “Homicide in Hardcover” by Kate Carlisle; “Evil in Carnations” by Kate Collins.

Feb. 10—“The Renegades” by T. Jefferson Parker; “Lethal Legacy” by Linda Fairsten.

Feb. 17—Second Opinion” by Michael Palmer; “Whisper to the Blood” by Dana Stabenow; “While My Sister Sleeps” by Barbara Delinsky; “Heart and Soul” by Maeve Binchy.

Feb. 19—“Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon” by Nancy Atherton.

Feb. 24—“The Grand Finale” by Janet Evanovich; “Terminal Freeze” by Lincoln Child; “Cream Puff Murder” by Joanne Fluke; “Night and Day” by Robert Parker; “One Day at a Time” by Danielle Steel; “Promises in Death” by J.D. Robb; “First Comes Marriage” by Mary Balogh.

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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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    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
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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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