Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Adult Makerspaces

On the elusive 5th Wednesdays of months that are lucky enough to have a 5th Wednesday, we offer Adult Makerspaces for those crafty adults* in the IFPL community!

This week we are making something like this:

 or even, something like this...

Keep in mind, that this is what we (and people on Pinterest) made with the materials... you can let your imagination and creativity take you in different directions! Call 208.612.8462 to sign-up for tomorrow's Makerspaces!

Why do we do Makerspaces? 
We do it because it gives people of all ages a place for self-directed learning by experimentation with individual idea development and conception. We encourage all participants to be in control of their own life-long-learning goals.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

August Book Club title...

Mark your calendars for the next IFPL Book Club, Chapter 2 meeting on August 26 @ 7pm on the 3rd Floor

August 26 @ 7pm
Julie Otsuka’s long-awaited follow-up to When the Emperor Was Divine is a tour de force of economy and precision, a novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago.

In eight incantatory sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the picture brides’ extraordinary lives, from their arduous journey by boat, where they exchange photographs of their husbands, imagining uncertain futures in an unknown land; to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; to their backbreaking work picking fruit in the fields and scrubbing the floors of white women; to their struggles to master a new language and a new culture; to their experiences in childbirth, and then as mothers, raising children who will ultimately reject their heritage and their history; to the deracinating arrival of war.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July Journal Prompts

Sadly, I'm a day late about this as Journal Group met last night... but here are the prompts to get you going during this very busy month of July!
  • what's a favorite thing to do on your own?
  • what is a special summer memory?
  • use paint, crayons, or markers to add color to a page in your journal
  • who is your best friend--today or one from the past?
  • what are you missing about Winter?
  • what's your dream job?
  • what or who makes you laugh?
  • what's your favorite movie?
  • what exactly have you done TODAY?
Remember... Journal Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in Conference Room 2. The next meeting will be on August 12 at 7pm. If you have questions about Journal Group and what we do, please call Jenniffer 208-612-8460 or email her jhentzen@ifpl.org.

*Thanks to EmilyJane.Typepad.com for inspiring these journal prompts!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

No book club tonight

I regret to inform you that IFPL Book Club, Chapter Two will not meet tonight as scheduled.

Please plan on joining us on June 24 to discuss the book 1776 by David McCullough.

If you are interested in joining a book club, please consider this group. Questions about the group can be directed to Jenniffer via email jhentzen@ifpl.org.

Monday, May 4, 2015

author visit

On Thursday, May 14th at 7pm Katie Cross is going to be speaking about "Publishing and Writing 101" to those of you who have any questions about the writing and publishing process. She’ll be here covering the basics of the craft:
  • How to write a book 
  • Editing (cost of, how to find an edit, what goes into the process)
  • Cover design
  • Publishing options (traditional, indie, small press) and how to go about them.  
  • Anything else you want to know!

Katie is the author of The Network Series.
If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in attending, spread the word and Katie and I will see you there!
Questions? Contact Jenniffer 208.612.8460 or jhentzen@ifpl.org.

Journal Group

Don't forget about Journal Group!! 
The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm in Conference Room 2... this month, it's May 13!

Here are the prompts for the month: Complete these thoughts with words or art or with a little bit of both!

  • I was...
  • I am...
  • I think...
  • I wonder...
  • I wish...
  • I save...
  • I always...
  • I can't imagine...
  • I believe...
  • I promise...
  • I love...    
We are also excited to welcome Blogger and Young Adult author Katie Cross will also be in the Library on the 14th to talk about writing too. Join us on Thursday at 7pm in Conference Room 1. 

Questions about the journal group or the author visit can be directed to Jenniffer 208.612.8460 or jhentzen@ifpl.org. Thanks!


May 6 @ 7pm is Game Night!

We have dominoes, but you are welcome to bring your own board game and play with friends in the Library!