HALLOWEEN FUN Our annual children’s Halloween party is this Thursday, the 29th, starting at 5 PM. We have fun games, prizes, and pumpkin decorating. Come quest for treats throughout the library, and don’t forget to wear your costume!
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library are holding their book sale next week from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon. We have an especially large number of novels available this year, so you’re sure to find something interesting. In addition, all current, former, and potential members of the Friends are invited to a pre-sale celebration marking the group’s 30th anniversary on Wednesday the 4th. Please contact the library if you intend to attend.
ZONING The library now has a current city zoning map available for in-library use. Ask for it at the desk. Personal copies can be purchased at City Hall.
POKEMON HUNT Come catch ‘em all – or at least pick up a few new cards for your deck. Search the library for Pokémon cards, battle gym leaders, and throw Pokéballs starting at 1:30 this Saturday the 26th. Defeat every challenge to earn your own trainer’s certificate.
ADULT CRAFT This month we’ll be making fall-themed bookends out of burlap, thread, and paint. If you missed yesterday’s session, we’re having another one next Monday evening (the 28th) from 6 PM – 7:30 PM. Materials will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, but you can always bring your own “notions” from home for a truly personalized project.
SEED LIBRARY If you borrowed seeds from our collection (or even if you didn’t,) now is the time to think about helping us restock. We’re looking for viable seeds, preferably from heirloom varieties of edibles, herbs, and flowers. Just collect the seeds from a healthy plant, label the envelope, and return. If you’re new to the process, we have books that can show you the steps for different kinds of seeds. All donations are appreciated and will help us keep this service going next year.
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Saturday, July 25, so the parade can proceed. We hope you’re enjoying the Seaway Festival!
BOOK SALE The book sale will continue until Friday at 5 PM. There will be no bag sale this year. Make sure you stop by this week to stock up on books, DVDs, and more. Weather permitting, there will also be a tent on the front lawn stocked with a sampling of the available materials.
COMPUTER HELP Need help writing electronic documents, navigating the internet, or using your new eReader? We can help. Our next drop-in instructional session will be next Tuesday the 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM. Call ahead for an appointment or just bring in your questions.
AUTHOR VISIT Local author Maggie Mitchell will be at the library next Thursday, July 30th, at 6 PM to read from and discuss her recently-released debut adult thriller Pretty Is. Copies will be available for sale and signing at the event.
BOOK SALE The book sale is here! Stop in any time the library is open from 5 PM this Thursday the 16th until 5 PM on Friday the 24th. Weather permitting, there will also be a tent for sales on the lawn. We have books, DVDs, CDs, jigsaw puzzles, sheet music, and more. Great deals await, so don’t miss it.
TRAINING DAY Calling all Super Heroes! As part of our children’s summer reading program, we’re inviting you to the library this Saturday, the 18th, at 11 AM for a day of training. Pick out a superpower and decide whether you’re going to use it for good or for evil, practice your heroics, and then engage in a water battle against the villains.
ROCKETS! Children can come to the library this Saturday, the 11th, and learn about rocketry from Edge on Science. We will be creating and safely launching our own rockets during this program, so it is for ages 7 and up.
ADULT SUMMER READING Read any good books lately? Stop by the library and fill out a paper hot air balloon to recommend them to your friends and neighbors. By doing so, you’ll be entered in an end-of summer drawing for one of at least three prizes. If you’re looking for a good read, explore the titles posted on the bulletin board and take a chance on discovering something new.
BOOK SALE Our book sale starts next Thursday, the 16th, at 5 PM. We have some great deals on books, DVDs, sewing patterns, records, and more. Stop in any time the library is open from that Thursday until Friday the 24th. There will be no bag sale this year, so don’t delay!
SUMMER HOURS This summer Saturday hours will switch to 9 – 3. As the building will be closed on Saturday, July 4th for Independence Day, this summer schedule will start the following week (the 11th) and continue until Labor Day.
AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS Celebrate the end of Spring and the beginning of Summer with some authors born in June and July. In the children’s section we have Walter Farley (writer of The Black Stallion and its sequels) and Maurice Sendak for June, and Beatrix Potter and EB White for July. A number of literary ladies who helped change the way we look at the world were born this month, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Helen Keller, and Anne Frank. J.K. Rowling, like her most famous creation, was born in July, as were Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler, and Cormac McCarthy. Check out these authors and more in our birthday display next to the new books, and maybe have a slice of cake with ice cream in their honor.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library will be holding their next book sale on July 16, 17, and 18. Look for more details shortly in this paper and online.