LIBRARY SPONSORS 8th ANNUAL PET FOOD DRIVE
The Flora Public Library, in cooperation with Fur a Good Paws, will be sponsoring a pet food drive, “Feed the Furry,” again this year. The library’s 8th annual pet food drive begins Monday, September 18 and will end Friday, October 27. October is Adopt-A-Pet month, too.
Pet food items, suitable for dogs or cats, may be dropped off at the library during regular operating hours. Currently, kitten chow is needed most but all pet food is welcomed. In addition to food, donations of clumping and non-clumping cat litter, nitrile gloves, paper towels, Clorox Wipes, vinegar, bleach, laundry detergent and dish soap, would be very helpful.
Fur a Good Paws is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Clay County that provides a licensed no-kill rescue that cares for homeless pets. The group is grateful to have received a donated building that is being remodeled as its rescue and pet adoption center. The cat area is finished and they are currently remodeling the dog area which should be finished by the end of November. The group promotes spaying/neutering and pet adoptions to reduce the number of homeless pets in the community. For more information, visit http://www.furagoodpaws.org/. They are also on Facebook.
Hours at the library are: Monday – Thursday 1:30 to 8:30, Friday 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 3:00. For more information please call the library at 662-6553. Donated items will assist Fur a Good Paws in helping rescue animals and other needy dogs and cats. Please help our four-footed friends by giving to “Feed the Furry”.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, AT 6:30 pm
LESLIE GODDARD APPEARING AS AMELIA EARHART
Flora Public Library’s Amazing Americans History Series continues on September 5, at 6:30pm,
with Leslie Goddard appearing as Amelia Earhart.
The courageous exploits and spirited personality of aviator Amelia Earhart made her an international celebrity. Her dazzling achievements include being the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane (1928), the first woman to pilot herself across the Atlantic by plane (1932). She set numerous speed and altitude records before disappearing mysteriously in 1937 during an attempted around-the-world flight.
Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been portraying famous women and presenting history lectures for more than ten years.
She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University specializing in U.S. history and American Studies as well as master’s degrees in both theater and museum studies. A former museum director, she is the author of two books on Chicago history and currently works full-time as a historical interpreter, author, and public speaker.
This free program is for all ages. Refreshments will be served.
The Amazing Americans History Series is made possible by a generous donation from Cargill Cares.
ATTENTION!!! – Last day to turn in your child’s book log and/or the adults’ book slips for credit is . . .
Tuesday, August 1st
1:30pm – 8:30pm
The library thanks everyone who participated in this years summer reading program, “Read By Design!”
And the library also sends a big THANK YOU! to all of their sponsors.
AMAZING AMERICANS HISTORY SERIES
For the next six months, Flora Public Library, 216 North Main St., in Flora, will be presenting a series of history programs called “The Amazing Americans History Series.” Six people will provide programs about prominent people from America’s past. All programs are absolutely free and everyone is welcome to attend.
The Amazing Americans History Series is made possible by
a generous donation from Cargill Cares.
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, AT 6:30 pm
DAVID WOLFE, APPEARING AS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
TUESDAY, JULY 18, AT 6:30 pm
RICHARD GAREY, APPEARING AS MARK TWAIN
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, AT 6:30 pm
DAVID WOLFE, APPEARING AS GEORGE WASHINGTON
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, AT 6:30 pm
LESLIE GODDARD, APPEARING AS AMELIA EARHART
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, AT 10:30 am
EDDIE PRICE – CHILDREN’S PROGRAM, FEATURING HIS CHILDREN’S BOOK, “LITTLE MISS GRUBBY TOES STEPS ON A BEE!”
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, AT 1:00 pm
EDDIE PRICE, AUTHOR OF “WIDDER’S LANDING: LIFE AND LOVE ON THE KENTUCKY FRONTIER,” SPEAKING ON THE WAR OF 1812, “1812: REMEMBER THE RAISIN!”
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, AT 6:30 pm
STEVEN MCPHAIL APPEARING AS WILLIAM CLARK; SPEAKING ON THE LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION