When it comes to making those gift lists it pays to do some research first, we have the Consumer Reports Buying Guide for 2013 as well as the latest magazines that highlight electronics, appliances, etc.
Doing some holiday baking and meal planning? We have the brand new Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook, among other great choices.
Christmas movies are fun on the weekends, find your favorite classic or see our New DVD section for ones like, Christmas Angel.
Need some music to get you in the spirit of all of this? We have a whole Christmas Music section ion our CD area, check it out!
As always are winter and holiday books are a great retreat at the end of the day, some good ones include: The Christmas Ship by Dean Morrissey, Simply Christmas by Noel Pax, Stories behind the best loved songs of Christmas by Ace Collins.
And, we can also pull in lots of titles from our 40+ libraries that we share with, just ask and we will find what you need.
Come on down to hear some music, enjoy refreshments and meet the Ottawa Art Guild Artists responsible for the wonderful art show going on now. The Ottawa Art Guild’s Fall/Winter Art Show is up, come in and ask the artists’ about it, what is their inspiration? What mediums do they use? Get into a festive mood and experience some fine art in your community. Monday, Dec. 2nd from 5-7 pm.
The Library will close early on Wednesday Nov. 27, we will close at 5pm. We will be closed Thursday and Friday Nov. 28, 29.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday!
If your 3M Cloud app doesn’t automatically update when you try to use it, you may need to follow these steps to be sure you are current. Once opening the 3M Cloud App give it a few minutes to give you the update message. If a message never pops up you will need to follow this link and instructions: http://kslib.info/digitalbooks/3m/3mnews.html from the Kansas State Library site. They have a user support system in place in case you have questions.
Here at the Library. Swing Jazz, that is the subject of America’s Music Series #3. Don’t miss it, it will be held here at the Ottawa Library on Wednesday, Nov. 20th from 6-8pm.
We will feature Todd Wilkinson, Jazz Director at Ottawa University, we will view film footage and discuss how Swing jazz changed America’s culture and history.
There will be live entertainment and refreshments as well.
If you cannot attend the whole event, feel free to come for a portion of it -you will learn something new.
Need Recipes? We have cooking magazines like Taste of Home, Martha Stewart Living, Vegetarian, Cuisine and Better Homes and Gardens and Organic Gardening. You may make copies of recipes and even check out back issues of magazines (from the whole year).
Some great Cookbooks to try My Family Table by Chef John Besh or The Farm, rustic recipes for a year of incredible food by Ian Knauer.
Need 911 Help for the Turkey? Talk Turkey with Butterball at 1-800-288-8372 to answer those questions about defrosting and basting, etc. or go to www.kitchendaily.com for videos on How to Cook the Proper Turkey.
Celebrating a Life by Giving a Gift In honor of Asher Leonard’s 5th birthday, the Leonard family will again be hosting a toy drive to benefit Children’s Mercy’s hematology/oncology department.
The hospital is in need of smaller toys, mostly for boys that can be used as prizes or “you made it through the day” presents. Coloring books, stickers/activity books, books and iTunes cards (in $10 or $15 amounts) are also always needed.
The Library will accept toys or donations up till December 5, 2013.
Your Local Food Pantries need you especially at this time of the year. The Ottawa High School art classes have created 4 bowls to be silent auctioned off to benefit food pantries. These are very special bowls, they feature the signatures of the 2013 OHS Basketball Champions and their coaches. Pictured to the left are 2 of the bowls. These bowls are on display here at the Library in our glass cases downstairs, silent auction sheets are nearby, place a bid today. Auction will end Dec. 6th.
The Ottawa Library has made a Wish List available to the public, this is our way of letting you know what we are in need of and what items we are dreaming about to better serve our patrons. For example, a puzzle keeper so patrons may work a puzzle in the cold months to keep minds sharp. We would like a fleet of Nook eReaders to load with eBooks and check out to patrons who want to experience eReading.
This Wish List campaign will run until Dec. 6th, all items or monetary contributions must be purchased by Dec. 6th.
You may make a purchase online at http://www.wishlistr.com/ottawakslibrary this is a direct link to our Wish List.
You may also make a general contribution to the Wish List by mailing a check or coming into the Library and making a donation.
All contributions are tax deductible. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 242-3080.
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