Benefits specialist Helen Venne from the Adams County Aging & Disability Resource Center will give a one-hour presentation on Medicare at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Lester Public Library of Rome.
"Welcome to Medicare" will give an overview of the ins and outs of Medicare for those who are both new to the program, and those who already are participants. Please call the library to reserve a spot, space is limited.
The library will host a potluck dinner and a movie, starting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6. The film gives one of William Shakespeare's beloved battle-of-the-sexes comedies a contemporary makeover. This classic love story is told in modern times, and is sure to warm your heart, as true love is in store for the hero and heroine. Please call the library at 715-325-8990 to get free tickets. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share. Beverages and table service will be provided by the library. This film is rated PG 13, so no one under the age of 13 will be admitted.
Be sure and mark your calendars for the Nov. 12 Story Time. Elaine Hahner and her chocolate lab Codee will interact with the children. Stories and a craft will be provided by Arlene Cychosz. Story Time is held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.
It's not too late to enroll your child or grandchild in 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a free program that encourages parents and caretakers to read to children. By reading three books a day to a child from birth to age 5, they will have been exposed to more than 1,000 books, and will be much better prepared to learn to read when entering kindergarten. Participants will receive a folder and log to record titles. After each log sheet is completed, the child will receive acknowledgment. Upon completion of 1,000 books a certificate and T-shirt will be awarded.
The Library Garden, which is cared for by volunteers from the Wood County Master Gardeners, received the "Best Marriage of Plants and Site Award" from the Wood County Master Gardeners board of directors. The garden's outstanding features included the matching of plants to soil conditions and its natural look. The library patrons and staff are appreciative of our beautiful setting.