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     Telligen, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Iowa, is working to help reduce the complications associated with diabetes in the Eddyville area.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 10% of the US population is estimated to have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes.  Additionally, diabetes was the country's 7th leading cause of death in 2013.  In the tri-county area (including Mahaska, Monroe, and Wapello counties), approximately 23-27% of the Medicare population has diabetes.  Telligen has partnered with the Eddyville Public Library to provide Medicare patients in the community with diabetes self-management education classes.  The classes are offered at no cost and will cover topics such as medication, nutrition, and monitoring foot and eye care.  Certified diabetes lead trainers will help participants identify challenges and then develop an individualized action plan to take control of their diabetes.  Participants will get the support they need to make small changes for big rewards.  Each class is 1-1 1/2 hours long and will be held once a week for 6 weeks.  Classes are scheduled at the library on Wednesday from April 10 through May 15 from 10-11:30 a.m.  Sign-up is required.  If interested, please call Vicki at the Eddyville Public Library at (641) 969-4815.  

Adult Programs

Mark your calendar for these upcoming adult library programs!


Local author Michelle (Van Zante) De Bruin will be having a Meet and Greet & Book Signing on Monday, April 15th from 4-6 pm in the Eddyville Public Library meeting room. Copies of her book, "Hope for Tomorrow", will be available for purchase & signing.  This is a drop-in event.  There will NOT be a book presentation. 

"6-on-6 Basketball in Iowa:  Traditions, Transitions, and Legacies" on Sunday, April 28th at 2 p.m. at the Fremont Community Center (107 E. Main St. in Fremont).  Speaker is Jennifer Sterling.  For most of the 20th cenury, Iowa was known for its devotion to a unique form of women's sport known as 6-on-6 girls' basketball. As other states abandoned 6-on-6 in the 1970s, Iowa remained committed to this half-court game until 1993, when the final 6-player championship was held. This multi-media presentation recounts Iowa's 6-on-6 history, connects it to the development of girls' and women's sport in the United States, and welcomes audience members to share their own stories and collections.  This event is free and open to the public.

"Antique and Vintage Toasters:  They're Really Hot!!" on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. in the Eddyville Public Library meeting room.  Speaker is Patti Rowland.  Using a patent timeline, this program on the evolution of the tosater begins with the 1906 Ni-Chrome patent which sparked the invention of the grandmama of all toasters--General Electric's D-12, patented in 1909.  The "Toaster Wars" would follow, with every company claiming a new "patentable" breakthrough on toaster functionality or design.  Following the program, attendees can view approximately 50 antique toasters, including GE's 1909 D-12 and the "walking toaster", the Toast-O-Lator by manufacturer Crocker Wheeler.  This event is free and open to the public.  

"Our Neighbors, the Amish" on Monday, May 13 at 6 p.m. at Quilted Treasures & Retreats (across from the Eddyville Raceway).  Speakers will be Don & Dianne Kramer.  This program is a two hour PowerPoint presentation.  Each slide contains photos of the Amish and elements of their lifestyle, along with key words of explanation.  A handout will be given to attendees to make it easier for the audience to follow along.  There will be Amish baked goods for refreshments.  This event is free and open to the public.  

"In the Kitchen with Laura" on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6 p.m. at Quilted Treasures and Retreats (across from the Eddyville Raceway).  Speaker is Sarah Uthoff.  In the Kitchen With Laura mixes stories and information about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life with food history and hands-on cooking. It’s the 1930s and we find ourselves in Laura’s kitchen as she’s dealing with all the food coming in from a bountiful summer garden. Catch up with the story of her life while we learn what’s cooking.  This event is free and open to the public.

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Youth Alliance grant from the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation

The Friends of the Eddyville Public Library is pleased to announce that it has received a Youth Alliance grant for $2500 from the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation!  The grant project, "A Universe of Stories:  Children's Summer Reading Program", will begin in June.  The funds will be used to provide special programming, incentives, and materials for the 2019 Summer Reading program.  We want to thank the Legacy Foundation for making this possible!

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Introducing Brainfuse! 

 The Eddyville Public Library is pleased to announce a new service available for our users!

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow is an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of career or veteran needs: whether it’s tackling a resume, writing a cover letter, navigating the VA system, or adjusting to a civilian career. JobNow & VetNow services include expert
coaching and self-study tools to empower users. Users may access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches or Veteran Navigators. With JobNow & VetNow, users communicate in real time in an online whiteboard by typing, drawing, and marking-up lessons and web content. Plus, users can use a secure file sharing feature in the writing lab to submit career documents to  Job Coaches any time of the day. The Brainfuse full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests - including the SAT.  Click on the Brainfuse logo on the bottom of this page to access this new service!


Help the library & join our Friends!

The Friends of the Eddyville Public Library is having our annual membership drive!  Sign up to be a Friends member & get the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a "Movie Night" theme gift basket.  The winner will be drawn at the April 17th Friends annual meeting.

What is Friends?  We are here to assist the Eddyville Public Library so it may offer additional services, programming, and materials to those in the Eddyville community & surrounding area.  The Friends sponsors several fundraisers each year including the Election Day bake sales, the Used Purse & Jewelry Sale, and the Christmas Rerun Sale.  In 2018, the Friends were able to fund the following purchases for the library:  3 new 6 ft. tables with adjustable legs, projector & speakers, Kindness Rocks Garden sign, many new release DVD movies, ink for the color printer, and Summer Reading Program materials.  In addition, we sponsored the Jester Puppets, Kingdom Klowns, Dizzy the Clown, and The Real Beals to entertain during th Summer Reading Program, we participated in Eddyville's Christmas on the River event and provided gift for the children, and we provided multiple prizes for the Summer Reading Program.  

Friends member benefits include receiving an annual newsletter, half off the regular price on ongoing library book sales shelves, and extended check out periods on books (3 weeks) & movies (2 weeks).  In addition, Lifetime members' names will be added to the wall plaque displayed at he library.

Ask how you can become a Friend and help us make a difference in our community!

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