Just a side note, I am currently attending UNO to receive my bachelor’s degree in library science and one of the classes this semester is Children’s Literature.  As a result, I have been very fortunate in the last two weeks to have met and listened to two sets of authors. 


The first pictures are of Chris and Yin Sontpiet who write and illustrate all types of Children’s books including “Brothers”.  Chris explained the techniques he uses to the paintings for the illustrations which is fascinating. Yin talked about finding story ideas and the amount of research each book takes.  Then when  they found out I was a librarian, they were kind enough to autograph two posters for the library.  I can’t wait to get them on display.



This week, Helen Lester, who writes the Tacky the Penguin books was in Omaha so I went to hear her speak.  She was so cute and funny, especially when she played the ukulele and sang for us. 




Thursday night, we went to the spaghetti dinner at the Fire Station.  Good food and good company as always even with the grey skies and chillier than normal temperatures!

Now onto the events:



Ellen Klages, juvenile author of The Green Glass Sea, on Wednesday, October 14th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will be in the Plattsmouth Middle School Auditorium.  This is a free event and a great opportunity for your kids to meet a real author. Her book has been chosen as the “One Book for Nebraska Kids 2009” choice.

Chicken Pie Supper is at the Presbyterian Church on Thursday, October 15 starting at 4:45 pm.  Takeout is available in the church’s CE building.  If you have never tried the chicken pie, you are missing out!  Dinner includes chicken pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, roll, homemade cranberry sauce, and homemade pie.

Saturday, October 17th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. is the wedding reception at the library as part of the Big Read program.  Live Music and Dancing promise to make this a fun evening recreating the Victorian era. 

The MOPS group meets the First Monday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Plattsmouth.  This is a great opportunity to learn, share, and talk to other moms and preschoolers. 

The Cub Scouts are selling popcorn through October 31st on weekends at Pamida so please support this great group of young men. 

Hydrants are still being flushed weekly through the end of October for all parts of town so check your water before doing laundry or dishes.

The King Korn Karnival name has officially been changed to The Plattsmouth Harvest Festival effective for the 2010 program. 

Thanks to everyone, have a great week!

Kirsten Wood

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