Cheryl Corbin

The Woodward Library Foundation is pleased to present

Cheryl Corbin

 

 

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Cheryl Corbin writes fantasy and science fiction adventures. She lives in Iowa and works with her writing partner, Yuki, a Bichon Frise, though Yuki spends more time sleeping than contributing to the story in progress. You can find Cheryl at www.cherylcorbin.com.

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Marilyn Baszczynski

The Woodward Library Foundation is pleased to present

Marilyn Baszczynski

 

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Marilyn Baszczynski lives in rural Iowa west of Adel with her husband, Chris, a career scientist and musician, along with their menagerie of pets.  She grew up in Ontario, Canada where she earned a Ph.D. in French literature. In addition to writing, Marilyn likes to spend time reading, gardening, teaching, tutoring and with her family.

Writing since childhood and largely inspired by living in the country, Marilyn finds her voice in connecting with the land and all who live there, and weaves these journeys into her poems; they have won awards and been recognized in various NFSPS and Iowa Poetry Association contests. Her poetry has been published in Abaton, The Aurorean, Lyrical Iowa, Midwest Poetry Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Whistling Shade, Sweet Annie & Sweet Pea Review and has appeared online at Loch Raven Review and Mused—the BellaOnline Literary Review, among others.

In July 2015, her book Gyuri. A Poem of Wartime Hungary, was published by Whistling Shade Publications. This work, based on the experiences of Hungarian refugees as well as her own parents, appears as the first volume in the Geste Series put out by Whistling Shade. In this narrative poem, Marilyn recounts a story of love and heartbreak, hope, loss and failure, set against the maelstrom of World War II.

Marilyn is currently President of the Iowa Poetry Association (since 2014) where she has been an active member since 2000 and webmaster of their website at http://www.iowapoetry.com. She is coordinator and member of the Omega Poetry Group (Urbandale Iowa) and holds membership in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies.

You can find out more about Marilyn at www.marilynbaszczynski.com

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Joyce Knock

The Woodward Library Foundation is pleased to present

Joyce Knock

 

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Joyce Knock is a retired  teacher with  experience at  all levels of education…from preschool through college.  She was inspired to write “I am NOT dumb and I am NOT a stinky butt!” as a result of volunteering in her grandson’s first grade classroom.  While working with the students she was privy to the names that they were calling each other either in the classroom, lunchroom or on the playground.  Being aware that name calling is the number #1 form of bullying and the damage and hurt that it can permanently inflict on children she decided to write a “child friendly” book addressing the issue.  When not promoting her book she is active in volunteer work in her community, Des Moines, Iowa.  Her volunteer work includes mentoring an adult student at the Drake University Reading Program, advocating for children as a Court Appointed Special Advocate [CASA], as a relief manager at the Ronald McDonald House and a general population library assistance at the Women’s Prison at Mitchellville, Iowa

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Virtual Library Fundraiser

The Foundation would like to thank the citizens of Woodward for their generosity. We have raised $1600 to be used for Woodward’s virtual library through Bridges. Details on how to use your new library will be coming soon.

In other news, please welcome our new Foundation members, Sue Wilson and Kathy Bice!

Annual Silent Auction

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Spring Into Skincare

Elayna NelsonAs the seasons change, so do your skincare needs. Not sure what you should be using or how to use it?  Elayna Nelson will teach you how to update your skincare regimen for the upcoming warmer months.
The presentation will be held March 9th, 1-3pm, at the Woodward Public Library
118 S. Main
Woodward, IA
$5 fee with library card, $7 without. Sign up by calling 515.438.2636, email foundationwpl@gmail.com or use the form on the website