Meeting space is limited. Priority is given to library programs and our community non-profit partners on a first request, first served basis. Programs should be free and open to the public. To inquire about meeting room space, call the library at 797-8510, Monday through Thursday or Saturday 9-5 and ask to speak to the Assistant Director. We prefer at least one week's notice. Events should be scheduled to end 1/2 hour before library closing time. Those attending events in the meeting room should park behind the library off Walnut Street in the library lot or the city lot behind it and enter through the Walnut Street doors.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Want to Help? Check Your Facts!

This week's disaster in Japan and other recent events in Haiti, Chili, and New Zealand have touched the hearts of many Americans.  These tragic situations always bring out the best and the worst in people. There will be hundreds of groups appealing for help to aid the victims, and because communication is difficult in these situations, rumors tend to fly. It becomes difficult to tell what is really happening and which agencies are doing the best job of providing assistance.  If you want to check a rumor, try the web site If you are interested in donating to a charity, and want to find out how they use the money they collect, try Charity Navigator. Guidestar is another site that gives information on nonprofit organizations. They already have set up a web page called Giving to Disaster Relief and Recovery in Japan. These sites may keep you from wasting your time, energy, and money.

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