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April 26, 2013
Traer Star-Clipper



We replaced the padded backs on the chairs in the computer lab. Someone commented what nice pads they would make for kneeling in the garden. We have 5 to give away - stop in if you would like one.


We need a couple items for our summer reading crafts - buttons and rocks. Any loose buttons would be appreciated. The rocks need to be flat about the size of a fist - the children will be painting them as part of a pet rock project. If you have either to donate, please drop them off at the library.



We will be hosting Mary Kay Shanley on Thursday, June 13 at 7:00pm in the Kupka Cultural Center. She will be speaking on the Iowa State Fair. In preparation we would like to showcase past 4-H projects throughout the library. If you have a project that you took to the county or state fair and would be willing to loan it to the library for a month, please label it clearly and bring it in to the library anytime after May 1. If you have ribbons from recipes and are willing to share the recipe, please bring them in and we will feature them in a newsletter. If you have trophies and pictures we would love to display them. Call the library or email me with any questions.


Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet: The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet will be performing at the Traer United Methodist Church, 512 4th Street, on Saturday, April 27 at 7:00pm. If you like bluegrass music you won't want to miss this event. For more information about the group go to If you click on the music tab you can hear a sample of their music. There is no admission, they will be receiving a free will offering.

Garage & Bake Sale: Traer United Methodist Church, 512 4th Street. Friday, May 3 from 9:00am - 6:00pm and Saturday, May 4 from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Lunch will be served both days - beef burgers, chicken salad, hot dogs, potato salad, pie and bars.



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Straw Bale Gardens: The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding by Joel Karsten

Beautiful No-Mow Lawns: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternative by Evelyn Hadden

The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More by Bruce S. Feiler

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller

Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects from Crocheters Around the World

Hand Quilted with Love: Patchwork Projects Inspired by a Passion for Quilting by Sarah Fielke

Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman

Service: A Navy SEAL at War by Marcus Luttrell

The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, A Small Town and the Secret of a Good Life by Rod Dreher

After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey

The Girl with No Name: The Incredible Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys by Marina Chapman


Daddy's Gone a Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark

All You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg

Fatal Judgment / #1 Guardians of Justice Series by Irene Hannon

Deadly Pursuit / #2 Guardians of Justice Series by Irene Hannon

Lethal Legacy / #3 Guardians of Justice Series by Irene Hannon

The Memory Jar / #1 Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors Series by Tricia Goyer

Daybreak / #1 Days of Redemption Series by Shelley Shepard Gray

The Guardian / #3 Home to Hickory Hollow Series by Beverly Lewis

Taking Eve / #16 Eve Duncan Series by Iris Johansen

Love at Any Cost by Julie Lessman

Dangerous Refuge by Elizabeth Lowell

Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts


Belles / #1 Belles Series by Jen Calonita

White Winter / #2 Belles Series by Jen Calonita

The Grass Is Always Greener / #3 Belles Series by Jen Calonita

Thirst: The Sacred Veil / #5 Last Vampire Series by Christopher Pike

Junior Fiction

Starring Jules As Herself / #1 Jules Series by Beth Levin Ain

Stallion by Starlight / #49 Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborn

Fyre / #7 Septimus Heap Series by Angie Sage

The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors


The Easter Bunny's Assistant by Jan Thomas

Let's Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas

Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas


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