WRITER OF THE WEEK This week’s writer is Nobel Prize Winner Thomas Stearns Eliot, most widely known for his poetry (“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” “The Waste Land,” “Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats,” among others,) but also an accomplished playwright and essayist.
FAMILY BOOK CLUB Help us make cat toys for the animal shelter (or your own pets) and discuss The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof by Annie M. G. Schmidt this Thursday the 27th at 5 PM. New members are always welcome.
OCTOBER EVENTS Ready to get spooky? Children ages 7 – 12 can join us on Thursday the 11th at 4 PM to make creepy slime out of household ingredients. This month’s family book club meets on the 25th – we’ll be discussing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and learning a few magic tricks of our own. The library’s annual Halloween party will be Saturday the 27th from 1 – 2:30 PM. There will be candy, games, and prizes, so make sure you prepare your costumes a few days early. Adults will be making pumpkin-themed candleholders on Thursday the 11th at 2 PM. Movie night on the 18th will feature the latest Star Wars movie, rated PG-13. Our regular programs will be as follows: Drop-in Computer Help on the 2nd, 6th, 20th, and 23rd; Social Hour on the 10th; and Adult Coloring Circle on the 18th. The Friends of the Library will be holding their Fall Book Sale from Thursday October 18th through Saturday the 27th. Look for more details in the coming weeks. Finally, the library will be closed on Monday the 8th.
REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 AM. Drop-in computer help will be tonight the 25th from 6 – 7 PM. Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events.
JUST ARRIVED Explore a modern path to stoicism in Ward Farnsworth's The Practicing Stoic, improve your debating skills with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong's Think Again, or learn the art of self-hypnosis with Grace Smith in Close Your Eyes Get Free. Check out new novels by Gary Shteyngart (Lake Success,) Khaled Hosseini (Sea Prayer,) Kay Hooper (Hold Back the Dark,) and Carlos Ruiz Zafon (The Labyrinth of the Spirits.) For something different, try The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, which examines a murder through the varying perspectives – limited and subjective – of the people around the victim.
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REGULAR HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday and Friday, and 9 AM – 3 PM on Saturday. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!