10/02/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Edward Stratemeyer created the Stratemeyer Literary Syndicate, which produced thousands of novels for young readers by creating a system where several authors wrote for a single series and published under the same pseudonym.  Among his creations were Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, the Bobbsey Twins, and Tom Swift.

 

HOLIDAY  The library will be closed next Monday the 8th for Columbus Day.  Saturday and Tuesday hours will be as normal.

 

BOOK SALE  Please make plans to join us for the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale from Thursday the 18th through Saturday the 27th.

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9/25/18

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.

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9/18/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Born in New York City but ultimately making his home in Vermont, Noah Perrin wrote books about history and numerous essays about rural life and hobby farming.

 

ADULT COLORING CIRCLE  Bring a little more color into your life this Thursday the 20th at 2 PM.  Coloring sheets and crayons will be provided by the Friends of the Library, or you can bring in your current project and work in good company.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Watch a recent super hero sequel with a nearly infinite cast this Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM.  Snacks and drinks are available courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

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9/11/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Stephen Jay Gould wrote numerous books and magazine articles with the intention of making science comprehensible to the public – mainly on biology, with a particular focus in evolution.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for coffee and conversation this Wednesday the 12th at 2 PM.

 

CROCHETING  Learn the basics of the Tunisian afghan stitch and come away with a small completed project this Thursday the 13th at 2 PM.  Yarn and a number of hooks will be provided.

 

SCRATCH PROGRAMMING  Children ages 7 – 12 can learn about computer programming and create their own game this Thursday the 13th at 4 PM.

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9/4/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Under the pen name Mary Renault, Mary Challans wrote numerous fiction and nonfiction works about Ancient Greece.

 

TEEN CRAFT  Start the school year off by making a snazzy duct tape case for your pencils, pens, and other school supplies this Thursday the 6th at 4 PM.

 

CAKE PANS  Did you know that you can borrow fancy cake pans from the library?  We just processed a new donation of character pans, ranging from Blue’s Clues to Dora the Explorer to Harry Potter to a large dinosaur.  They are free to check out for one week; all we ask is that you clean them well before you bring them back.  If you have some pans taking up space in your kitchen or cupboard, we are still accepting donations.

 

NEW CHAIRS  Thank you to the Friends of the Library for purchasing new chairs to replace the deteriorating ones in the computer area.  If you are interested in joining the Friends, you can contact the library for more information or visit our website.

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8/28/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, daughter of feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft and wife of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, is best known for writing Frankenstein, considered by many to be the first science fiction story.

 

CHILDREN’S CRAFT  Have a child going back to school soon?  Bring them in to make a door hanger for their room to let you know when they need quiet while doing their homework.  The craft, targeted at ages 5 – 10, is this Wednesday the 29th at 2 PM.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  This month we’re reading Jinx by Sage Blackwood and making our own living terrariums.  New families are always welcome, so join us this Thursday the 30th at 5 PM.

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8/21/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ogden Nash was a writer of humorous poems, observations, and one Broadway musical.

 

DECORATE PENCILS  Your children may not be ready to go back to school, but they can come and personalize their own pencils in preparation this Wednesday the 22nd at 2 PM.  This craft is for ages 7 – 12.

 

LOCKER MAGNETS  Teens can drop in to make magnets for their lockers (or anywhere else that’s magnetic) this Thursday the 23rd at 2 PM.

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8/14/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Gail Parent has written for some of television’s best comedy shows, from The Carol Burnett Show to The Mary Tyler Moore Show through The Golden Girls.

 

MAKE MUSIC  Children ages 7 – 12 can learn about the science of sound and make a variety of musical instruments to take home this Wednesday the 15th at 11 AM.

 

ADULT COLORING  Join us for relaxation, color, and camaraderie this Thursday the 16th at 2 PM.  All materials will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Come watch a recent Steven Spielberg film filled with 1980s pop culture references and sci-fi action this Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.  Popcorn and drinks are provided.

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8/7/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Sara Teasdale was an American poet acclaimed for her use of language and her ability to evoke emotion with those simple, clear words.

 

TODDLER CRAFT  Stop in with your toddler to make them their very own play dough out of ordinary kitchen ingredients this Wednesday the 8th at 11 AM.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Our monthly Social Hour is taking place this Wednesday the 8th at 2 PM.  Drop by for coffee, treats, and conversation.

 

CHILDREN’S CRAFT  Have a bored child at home?  Help us spruce up some paper clips and turn them into bookmarks this Thursday the 9th at 11 AM.

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