WRITER OF THE WEEK Inspired by the abysmal state of American primary schools in the late 18th century, Noah Webster created a textbook on spelling, grammar, and reading. A few decades later he published the first dictionary of American English, standardizing the spellings, definitions, and pronunciations this country still uses today.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale starts this Thursday and runs through next Friday, with a bag sale on Saturday the 27th. There is a new pricing scheme for this sale. Prices will remain consistent throughout the week, but Friends of the Library members will receive half off everything except special items from the 18th to the 26th. (Memberships can be purchased at the door.) Hardcover books will be $3 each, paperbacks $1, DVDs $2, CDs $1, jigsaw puzzles $1, and magazines 10 cents. We also have an assortment of miscellaneous and rarer items priced as marked. Bags for the bag sale will be provided by the Friends and priced at $5 each – take home as much as you can fit inside. Proceeds from this sale help the Friends fund programming and other necessary purchases for the library throughout the year.
COLORING CIRCLE Enjoy coloring? Join us this Thursday the 18th at 2 PM to work on your current project, start a new one, or share what you’ve done. We have designs and pencils available, or you can bring your own.