May is finally here and at the Adel Public Library.
We are busy collecting donations for our monthly Garage Sales which happen during the last weekend of each month from May through October. Donations can be dropped off at the library during regular hours. Our first Garage Sale of the summer is Friday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to noon. In addition to planning our garage sales, we are also preparing for the annual Book Sale which always happens during Adel’s Sweet Corn Festival in August. All proceeds from the Garage Sales and Book Sale are used by the Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation for special projects and programs at your library. To prepare for these events, and elect new officers, our annual meeting of the Friends Foundation will be on Monday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. The next gathering of the Brown Bag Book Club is Thursday, May 8 when we’ll be discussing the novel, “Loving Frank” by Nancy Horan. Our next Classic Movie Monday on the big screen will be on Monday, May 12 at 2 pm. We’re happy to watch the charming 1994 remake of the movie, “Little Women.” The ever popular Rod Stanley will return to the library to present, “Bonnie & Clyde … the Rest of the Story” on Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. In May the Evening Book Club will be discussing the book Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka on Thursday the 29 at 7 p.m. Our last Early Out Movie of the school year is on Wednesday, May 7 when we’ll be watching “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II” on the big screen at 2 p.m. Have you ever needed a tool you really don’t want to buy, or hosted an event and wished you had just one more table? Come and get some STUFF! Our Stuff Shelf has an ever growing amount of stuff you can check out including; tools, cake pans, puzzles, LEGOS, a telescope, paintings, dishes, and so much more. Stop by the library and see what Stuff you might need. Have you noticed our Nile Kinnick display in our vestibule honoring the Adel native? We’d like to find a vintage football to add to this display, and if you have one you’d be willing to donate, please be sure to let us know. Your library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 26th. Information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our website at www.adelpl.org , or you can follow us on our Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.