Pleasant Hill Public Library Newsletter

November 2016


This Pleasant Hill Public Library's newsletter is packed with information about upcoming activities and ways patrons can get involved. Please contact the library at 515-266-7815, if you have questions or want to sign up for an event. 

Coming soon, Make and Take an Ornament

Make and Take an Ornament 

On Sunday, Dec. 4 the library will be hosting a ‘Make and Take’ event at Doanes Park Youth Center from 1-4 p.m. Each participant can select from several ornament designs or make all of them. As part of the Hill of Lights activities, this event draws return participants every year! Read more

Holiday Closings

Holiday Closings 

The library will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11 to celebrate Veteran’s Day. The library will also be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving. 

Book Discussion Group

Book discussion group

Do you like to read and discuss books? If you answered yes, you should think about joining the monthly book discussion group. 

Each month, the book discussion group selects a new book for the group to read. In November, the group will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. to discuss  Death of a Bore by M.C. Beaton. Please contact us with your questions or get signed up to receive the discussion books. 

Teen Advisory Board

Join the Teen Advisory Board

A Teen Advisory Board has started to meet at the library on the 1st Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. The board makes recommendations on purchases for the library, activities for teens and children of all ages! Being part of the board also provides volunteer hours for participants. If you or someone you know would like to participate, the next meeting is Sunday, Nov. 6. 

B.E.S.T potluck Monday, Nov. 28

B.E.S.T. potluck Monday, Nov. 28

Bringing Education and Seniors Together (B.E.S.T.) will be holding their holiday potluck dinner on Friday, Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. at Doanes Park Youth Center. This annual event features wonderful food and great conversations! Contact the library to sign up and to let us know what dish you would like to bring to share with the group.  

Friends Membership Drive

Consider joining Friends of the library 

The Friends of the Library are currently holding their annual membership drive. Please consider joining this great organization. The Friends provide funds for the purchase of Books on CD, DVDs and equipment for patron use. The membership drive has already exceeded last year in terms of the money raised. Thank you so much for your support! Read more

Do you need help on how to use a computer?

Need help on how to use a computer?

One-on-one computer instruction is now available. Library staff members will cater instruction to your needs during a one hour session. Take advantage of this great opportunity on how to effectively use computers. Contact the library for more information. 

Join in on the fun during Movie Night

Join in on the fun during Movie Night

Bring your family and join us for Family Movie Night on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. We supply the movie, popcorn and drinks. There is no charge for the movie and no pre-registration is required.

Mark your calendars for the remainder of the year as movies are held the third Thursday of each month; beginning at 6 p.m. 

Help us fill our library displays

Share your collectibles in our displays

The library is always looking for collections to be displayed in our large and small display cases.
If you have a collection of items you could display, please let the library staff know. Other patrons would likely enjoy your collection as well.

Check out our newest items

We are always adding new items to our library collection. A few new materials include fiction, nonfiction and teen books. Stop in today and check one of these new items.

Fiction books

  • Home by Harlan Coben
  • Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen
  • Revenge in a Cold River by Anne Perry
Nonfiction books
  • In Such Good Company by Carol Burnett
  • The Red Bandana by Tom Rinaldi
  • Scorched Earth by Michael Savage
Books on CD
  • Find the Good by Heather Lende
  • An Obvious Fact by Craig Johnson
  • Christmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke
Children's books
  • Is Everything Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas
  • Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
  • Itsy Bitsy Snowman by Jeffrey Burton

Your feedback matters 

As a patron of the library, your feedback is really important to us! Whether you would like us to add a particular item to the library, host a class on a subject, talk about the library at your club or organization or add access to any type of media, please let us know. Your suggestions are appreciated. 

We encourage you to stop by the library to see us soon at 5151 Maple Drive. If you have questions, please contact phlib@pleasanthilliowa.org or 515-266-7815.

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Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 4 p.m.

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