Library workshop focuses on teen influencers

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March 27, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Iola Public Library

Iola Public Library has a variety of programs for adults over the next month.

The Allen County Multi-Agency Team (ACMAT) presents “Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer: What You Can Do to Help Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

This workshop is designed for teen influencers — parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches and others who interact with teens. They will educate attendees about teen prescription drug abuse and provide local data that has been collected.

The Intrepid Readers book discussion group will meet at 2 p.m. April 5 to discuss “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles. In 1870, an aging widower and war veteran travels the wilds of Texas giving live readings of the world news to a paying audience. Then he accepts a $50 gold piece to return a 10-year-old girl captured years earlier by the Kiowa to her relatives 400 miles away. Unwilling, untamed and unfamiliar with English, she’s as unforgiving as the terrain. Ultimately the reunion is unsatisfactory and he must decide to abandon her to her fate or, in the eyes of the law, become a kidnapper himself.

“Sneak Preview” is a first look at books to be published during the spring and summer. The program follows the Friends of the Library spring meeting, (which starts at 7 p.m. April 9), but all are welcome to attend everything, regardless of whether they are a Friends member. The program is in the Flewharty-Powell Annex to Iola Public Library, 211 East St.

The April Pinterest Party, an adult Pinter-est-inspired craft party, will be at 6 p.m. April 16. Participants will paint cute springy birds on an outdoor paver stone. Pre-registration and a fee of $3 are required by April 13, and there is a limit of 25 attendees.

Darrin Daugherty of Burlington is a longtime collector of baseball cards. He will share part of his collection at “Southeast Kansas and Kansas City in Baseball Cards” at 7 p.m. April 24.

Daugherty will talk about the history of trading cards, with an emphasis on players from southeast Kansas and teams from southeast Kansas or Kansas City. Some of his collection will be on display in the library lobby display case for a few weeks following the program.

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