SELCO Code Club

Introducing SELCO Code Club! Code Club GraphicKids will work through as series of increasingly difficult challenges using the programming language Scratch (a free online language developed by MIT). Those who have more significant coding experience will be able to move on to the Python language using the library’s newly purchased Raspberry Pi mini-computers.

The initial programs will take place on Mondays February 22, March 28, April 25, May 23 from 6:00-7:45pm. Depending on the amount of interest and the experience levels of participants, this time may be divided into two groups.

If your 4th-10th grader is interested in participating in Code Club, please fill out this registration form.

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Midwinter Used Book Sale

The libra"EAG-L-BOOKSALE"ry will host its annual Midwinter Used Book Sale from Monday, February 22-Thursday, February 25 during regular open hours. The public is invited to donate books, videos, and audio materials to be included in the sale. All proceeds will be put towards the new furniture in the children’s room.

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Star Wars Party, Thursday Dec. 17 3:30-4:30pm

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The Plainview Library staff is very excited about the launch of the new Star Wars movie. Fans are invited to join staff and volunteers for Star Wars themed activities and crafts. Be sure to check out some of the wonderful Star Wars books in the library’s collection. Costumes are encouraged!

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Printer Cartridge Recycling

1000px-Earth_recycle.svgThe Plainview Public Library appreciates the many donations of used inkjet and laser-jet printer cartridges that help raise funds for Library programming! We appreciate the time and efforts of our community to save and deliver cartridges.  Every penny is used to benefit the Library!

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Amanda Farmer Author Signing

1406178_origLocal author, Amanda Farmer, returns to the Plainview Library to sign her book, No Longer a Child of Promise, on Saturday, December 5th from 9am until noon. This is a sequel to her memoir, If You Leave This Farm, a story of family loyalty, finding one’s purpose, and the pursuit of dreams.

Books will be available for purchase at the library.  They are also available at, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Paw to Read

Paws to Read is an opportunity for readers to have a scheduled time to read aloud with registered therapy dogs and their handlers. Reading out loud is wonderful practice for emerging readers and a confidence booster to more sophisticated readers. Dogs make wonderful non-judgemental listeners. To register for a 20 minute time slot on Sat10382443_351391121688151_2405397420903517183_nurday, Nov. 7 or Saturday, Nov. 14 please contact Meg Curtiss at, 534-3425, or message LibraryMeg Curtiss on Facebook.

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Library Closed on Saturday, October 31

Under_ConstructionThe Plainview Library will be closed Saturday, October 31st for a construction project.

During this time:

Item renewals and requests can be done via our online catalog using your 13-digit library card number and PIN (typically the last 4 digits of your phone number)

Online services such as OverDrive and Zinio will be available

Items can be returned through the book drop on the back of our building

The Library will re-open on Monday, November 2nd with its regularly scheduled hours.

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What It Worth? Returns

clock1Back by popular demand…Mark Moran, appraiser of antiques and collectibles, and decorative art.  He will be at the Library on Sunday, October 25, 2015, starting at 1 pm. Each preregistered adult will be allowed to bring 1 item for appraisal. Early sign-up is recommended as the first 40 items will be appraised at no charge. After that, additional items will be appraised at the rate of $10 each. Please call the library at 507-534-3425 to schedule an appraisal. The event is open to the public, but preregistration is required to have an item appraised.

Objects eligible for appraisal include fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, toys, metalware, clocks, costume jewelry, musical instruments. Ineligible items include any weapons (with the exception of folding knives with advertising), Nazi memorabilia, coins and paper money, fine jewelry (including precious gems), and Beanie Babies.

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

For more information, contact:
Mark F. Moran Appraisals of Antiques & Fine Art

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Beauty and the Beast Shows Added

1439600000The Plainview Community Theater has generously offered to open up 2 dress rehearsal shows of Beauty and the Beast with proceeds to benefit the Plainview Library!  Shows are tonight (Wednesday) and Thursday night at 6:30pm.  Tickets are $10 each. No need to reserve tickets, you can just pay at the door. Come out and watch this amazing cast share a “tale as old as time”!

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Sign-Up Selfies: #GetCarded@PPL

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month.  Sign up for a library card (or #GetCarded@PPL) and take a photo posing with your new library card at our Selfie Station.  Some of our selfies will be shared on our Facebook page.

Have you misplaced your library card?  We are offering free replacements (regularly $3-$5) through the month of September.

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