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Sept 13, 2017 Library Newspaper Article for Eclipse

Tonight is our program with guest author and speaker, Chad Lewis, at 6:30 pm. We hope you can join us for some spooky haunted Iowa discussion! All are welcome to this free event, light snacks provided.

Please see the photo with this article about the early-out after school program starting soon! Lots of fun is scheduled for children in grades K-4, so we hope you can join us!

Also coming soon:  October 16 from 5:30-8:30 pm,  Kothe Memorial Library presents an antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran of Iola, Wis. He is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including three editions of the 800-page annual Warman's Antiques & Collectibles. Moran bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, specializing in vintage folk art, Americana, and fine art. He has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years.

· Advanced registration required-call the library at 319-346-2442, to schedule your free appraisal.  A list of categories of objects for appraisal is available at the library.

· House calls are available for items too large or fragile to transport.  $75/hour, no mileage fee if within 10 miles of Parkersburg. Contact Mark Moran at: 715-281-5060 or moranm1953@gmail.com to schedule the house call.

· Categories of objects for appraisal may include: Fine art, including paintings, drawings, prints and statuary. Furniture (usually smaller pieces are best). Ceramics, including figural pottery, vases, dishes, kitchenware and stoneware. Glassware, including lighting, marbles and souvenir items. Vintage photographs, including snapshots, tintypes, ambrotypes and daguerreotypes. Advertising, including posters,  lithographed tin, paper and figural objects. Folk art, including carvings, quilts, weathervanes, windmill weights and "outsider" art. Assorted toys, including dolls (bisque, composition and plastic), windups and mechanical banks. Metalware, including iron, bronze, brass, pot metal, silver, silver plate. Clocks, including mantel, hanging and figural. Costume jewelry, including brooches, bracelets, earrings. Musical Instruments, including string, wind and reed instruments. Books. Sports Memorabilia.

· EXCLUDED items: all weapons, including swords, knives (folding knives with advertising are accepted), traps (like leg-hold), Nazi memorabilia, coins, paper money, fine jewelry including precious gems, Beanie Babies. 

· Questions about an item? Email or call Mr. Moran to determine if they are appropriate. Suggested categories for advanced inquiry include, but are not limited to: Oriental, Native American and other tribal objects (African, Oceanic); ancient artifacts (Egyptian, other early cultures); fossils and minerals; automotive items, nautical and military-related objects; records; antique tools and technological objects (typewriters, cameras, assorted machinery or instruments for scientific measure, like sextants, telescopes, microscopes, etc.)  When in doubt, email inquiry can often address this. 

· Opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donations, which require a certified appraisal.

(This event has been funded through the Butler County Community Foundation Grant.)

New Fiction:  The Right Time by Danielle Steel, Need to Know by Fern Michaels, Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch, Crisis Shot by Janice Cantore, Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan, Cherished Mercy by Tracie Peterson, The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory, Proof of Life by Judith A. Jance.

Calendar of Events:

Sept.  13, 20, 27    Wednesday Morning Storytime   10:00-11:00

Sept.  18, 25    Clothes Closet     6:00-7:30 pm

Sept. 13   Guest Speaker, Chad Lewis,  6:30 pm

Sept. 27    AP Early-Out program    1:00-3:00  pm