Ericson Public Library

June Newsletter

Summer Reading Program 2015 is here!

Hello all, we at the library are very excited about starting this year's Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is all about Super Heroes (and Villains). With the surge of films over the last few years, this is a very popular topic, but following the stories of Super Heroes is nothing new. When you consider Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman have all been around for over 75 years, and prior to that you have Flash Gordon, Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood, King Arthur, and Hercules, we have been following the adventures of heroic characters for thousands of years.

Join us in June and July as we celebrate Heroes (and Villains)!

Summer Reading is for Everyone!

Summer Reading is about getting everyone, of all ages, reading! Stop in for details on how you can get some great stuff just for reading!


Saturday, June 27th, 10am-3pm

702 Greene Street

Boone, IA

It is Boone's First Ever ComiCon!

We will have Professional Comic Artists, Vendors, CosPlay, Prizes, and more!

Check out the web page for all of the info: http://www.boone.lib.ia.us/use-the-library/ericon

Books and Activities for Adults

June 9th 6:30pm - Health and Wellness 101

Summer is the perfect time to improve your health. Plenty to do outside, farm fresh veggies and fruits are available, and Jessica of the Boone YMCA will be at the library to help you learn the ins and outs of getting and staying healthy. Meets in 2nd Floor Meeting Room.

Adult Fiction

June 22nd 6:30pm - Joy Johnson

They may be old and they may be burned out here and there physically, but four retired wacky widows are coming to town. Fictional characters in comedy-mystery novels who meet daily at Table 12 in Meadow Lakes Retirement Community the “girls” will bring their Table 12 here.

Joy Johnson, Omaha author, will present a program about her books, jokes and characters.

“I have a soapbox in the books,” Johnson told us. “I think older women, the seasoned Nancy Drews in our lives, are beautiful and not just spiritually or emotionally but physically. Just look at us. Our faces are chiseled by tears and laughter. Our hair is blown thin and white by winds of experience and there is so much knowledge and wisdom in our heads they can’t hold it all so it trickles down through the rest of our bodies and that’s why we get thicker as we age.”

The author, a humorist and international speaker has one wish for her audience is to, “laugh so hard tears run down your leg,”

Prior to writing the series, Johnson co-founded Centering Corporation, North America’s oldest and largest bereavement resource center and, along with her late husband, Dr. Marvin Johnson, and was also founder of Ted E. Bear Hollow, Omaha area’s center for grieving children. She was an internationally recognized speaker on grief before writing the novels. She is also a native Iowan, being born and raised in Creston, Iowa, where she learned to write by working in high school and college on the local newspaper, The Creston News Advertiser.

“Laughter is not a defensive mechanism,” she says. “ it’s an offensive´mechanism. We can attack our grief and sorrows with a good laugh. And as one of the characters says, ‘Laughter is exercise. It’s jogging on the inside.” Johnson also is proud that her local library in Creston, Iowa, changed her life as a young girl. That’s a story she plans to tell here.

Adult Non-Fiction

More Stuff to Do!

June 6th, 9-3pm Quilts and Crafts

Quilting, knitting, scrapbooking, all projects are welcome. So bring your project and equipment, share ideas and have some great conversations. Meets in 2nd Floor Meeting Room.

June 15th, 6pm Genealogy Workshop

Join us as we discuss Genealogy Research and the use of Ancestry.com Library Edition. With special guest Pamela Schwartz, Boone County Historical Society Executive Director. Meets in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room.

Every Tuesday 6:30pm - Needlecraft

Bring your knitting, crochet, quilt, or other project to work on, maybe even learn something new. Meets on 1st Floor, in the Fireplace Room.

TnT Books and More

TnT Super Lunch - Every Tuesday at 11:30am

The TnT Super Lunch is for Teens and Tweens and Sign-up for each event is required!

June 2—Learn the ins and outs of CosPlay with Iowa CosPlay!

June 9—Jessica of the Y stops by to help us Get Fit and not let summer get away from you!

June 16—Music Heroes, Legends and Inspirations with Jamie Kelley.

June 23—Who Would Win? Who’s the best and who’s the rest.

June 30—Hy-Vee is coming to discuss SUPERFOODS!

Lunch provided by our good friends at Hy-Vee

New YA Titles

June 13, 11am TnT Meeting

Stop in to find out what is going on, and help plan what is happening in the future!

Children's Books and Activities

Special Activities for June!

June 4— 10am - Dino O’Dell, Musical Storytelling

June 9—10:30am - Superhero Exercise, Stay fit as a superhero with these moves.

June 16— 10:30am - Mr. S & the Sandbox Band, Musical Storytelling

June 17— 11am - (1st-5th grades) CSI, The Iowa Crime Lab visits.

June 30— 1pm and 2pm - Dan Wardell (IPTV)


Every Tuesday, 6:30pm Family Fun Night

Every Tuesday stop by for a hero themed evening of activities, story, and craft

Every Wednesday and Thursday at 10am - Storytime

Stop in for a great story and craft, and maybe some special guests.