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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Alexandre Dumas père was the author of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, among many many other novels, plays, and nonfiction works.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale continues Monday – Friday this week. Prices will be $1 for a hardcover, 25 cents for a paperback, 50 cents per CD, and $1 for DVDs. We also have puzzles, games, and magazines. The last day (Friday the 27th) is the bag sale: $4 for as many books as you can fit into the bag we provide (and you can buy multiple bags.) Proceeds from the sale fund programming and other purchases throughout the year, so come out to support the library and pick up some great deals.
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Saturday the 28th. Enjoy the parade and other Seaway Festival activities!
WRITER OF THE WEEK Erle Stanley Gardner – who in fact studied and practiced law – created not only the well-known Perry Mason series but also a number of other characters, spanning private detectives, thieves, and district attorneys, under various pseudonyms while writing for the pulp magazines of the 1920s through the 1950s.
BOOK SALE Doors open on the Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale this Thursday the 19th at 5 PM. Friends of the Library (including those who join on the spot) receive a 50% discount for the first night, but the sale continues through Thursday the 26th – including Sunday the 22nd during the fun festival. Prices start at $3 for hardcover books and $0.75 for paperbacks and decrease the following days, with a bag sale on Friday the 27th. Proceeds from the sale fund programming and other purchases throughout the year, so come out to support the library and pick up some great deals. We have books, CDs, DVDs, and more.
VISIT AUSTRALIA Join us for Didgeridoo Down Under today the 17th at 4 PM to learn about Australian music and culture.
January 9, 2019 February 13, 2019 March 13, 2019 April 10, 2019 May 8, 2019 June 12, 2019 July 10, 2019 August 14, 2019 September 11, 2019 October 9, 2019 (2020 planning meeting) November 13, 2019 December 11, 2019 (Officers election) At 7 pm