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Book sale continues at the library

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale extends through Sunday during library hours at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. The sale features deals on books, DVDs, VHS tapes, audio books, CDs, magazines and more.

Upcoming events at the Dickinson County Library include:

Today

— Spectacular Science, 3:30 p.m. at the Solomonson Library in Norway.

“The Prohibition Era on the Eastern Menominee Iron Range, Part 2,” 6:30 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain.

Local historian Bill Cummings will bring this colorful era of the Roaring Twenties to life in a three-part presentation, using newspaper articles and other contemporary accounts as well as historic photographs. The program also includes a brief history of the Temperance Movement in the United States and the origin of terms useful in understanding Prohibition, such as “blind pig,” “blind tiger,” “speakeasy,” “rum-running” and “bootlegging.” For teens and adults.

Saturday

— Odyssey Seekers Club: Baking Soda and Vinegar Boats, 2 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain.

Kids in third grade and older will create their own baking soda and vinegar-powered boats using simple household items. They then will race the boats in a pool and award a prize to the participant with the fastest boat.

Sunday

— The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale ends at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain.

Tuesday

— Directed Discussions, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain.

This is an opportunity to speak with Library Director Megan Buck in an open forum. Participants can bring questions, suggestions or concerns regarding library services. No appointment is necessary.

— Page by Page Book Club, 6 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain.

New members are always welcome at the monthly book clubs. This month’s book is “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje. Even those who haven’t read the book still can listen in and vote on upcoming selections. Go to www.dcl-lib.org/pbpbookclub to view a reading guide and past selections.

Wednesday

— Bingo for Fun, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain.

As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, it’s time to look for fun indoor activities to do. So why not try bingo at the library? It’s just for fun, with no money or prizes involved. But participants can enjoy fellowship and laughs in this program for teens and adults.

Thursday, Oct. 24

— Family Fun Night at Bay West, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Bay College West in Iron Mountain.

The library will have a table at this annual event, featuring crafts and activities related to space.

— Entries for the Most Valuable Pumpkin Decorating Contest must be submitted by 8:30 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Public voting begins Friday, Oct. 25, and the winners will be announced at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

Anyone who picked up a pumpkin must sign up and agree to return the pumpkin; those who do not return their pumpkin for judging will be charged a $3 fee. Participants also can use their own pumpkin as long as they have it at the Iron Mountain library by the deadline.

Pumpkins can be decorated with paint or embellishments, but no carving will be accepted. Voting for the best-decorated pumpkins will take place on social media channels and in person at the library in Iron Mountain. Prizes will be awarded in these divisions: preschool through first grade; second through fifth grades; sixth through eighth grades; and high school through adult ages.

Those who want their decorated pumpkin back after the contest must claim it by 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. The library reserves the right to remove pumpkins as needed.

Monday, Oct. 28

— Transportation Tales Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Dickinson Branch Library in Felch Township.

Learn about different modes of transportation at this storytime session for children from birth to age 5. Regular storytimes, whether they be at the library or at home, can help increase a child’s attention span, enhance visual and auditory skills, reinforce word recognition and instill a lifelong love of books.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

— Transportation Tales Storytime, 10 and 11 a.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain.

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