WORD OF THE WEEK Yuleshard: An old Scottish word for someone who, on Christmas Eve, still hasn’t finished preparing for Christmas; can also mean a person who has no new clothes for Christmas or hasn’t received clothing as a Christmas gift
FAMILY BOOK CLUB This month we’re reading and discussing Amulet: The Stonekeeper. We’ll be meeting this Thursday the 21st at 5 PM and making our very own magical amulets (magical properties not guaranteed by the library.) New families are always welcome.
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed for the holidays on Monday, December 25th, Tuesday, December 26th, and Monday, January 1st. This will be our last column until 2018; may your celebrations be joyous, delicious, light-filled, and safe.
WORD OF THE WEEK Tabefaction: The act of losing mass; wasting away. (The person or object undergoing this process is tabescent; it or they can be said to be tabefying.)
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Thursday and Friday the 23rd and 24th in observance of Thanksgiving. We will be open Saturday the 25th.
REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is on Wednesday at 10:30 AM. (There is no Saturday Story Time this week.) Personalized computer help will be available next Tuesday the 28th from 6 – 7 PM. Family Book Club will meet next Thursday the 30th at 5 PM to discuss The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin. Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events.
WORD OF THE WEEK Perambulate: to take a slow walk (alone or in company) just for the pleasure of walking
OCTOBER EVENTS Edible slime returns just in time for Halloween. Join us on Thursday the 12th at 5 PM to make goop out of common kitchen ingredients. Movie night will feature an action-packed film on Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM, and this month’s family book club on the 26th involves the Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine (or, if you prefer, Smile by Raina Telgemeier.) There will be a pumpkiny crafting session for adults on Thursday the 19th at 2 PM. Finally, we’ll be wrapping up the month with a Halloween Party for children ages 3 – 12 on Saturday the 28th at 3 PM. Join us in costume for treats, games, and more.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library will be holding their autumn book sale from Thursday October 26th through Friday November 3rd, with the bag sale on Saturday the 4th. There will be plenty of bargains on books, DVDs, and more.
WORD OF THE WEEK Callithump: a noisy (but spirited) band or parade, especially one made up of non-traditional or improvised instruments like pots and pans or cowbells
BOOK SALE Don’t forget to stop in for more great deals on CDs, books, puzzles, and more all this week. The book sale doors will be open during regular library hours Monday through Friday, wrapping up with a $3 bag sale on Friday the 28th. Help the Friends of the Library support fun and educational programing for 2017 and 2018, and pick up some new reads!
BUILDING CHALLENGE Can you outsmart the Big Bad Wolf? Find out this Thursday the 27th at 2 PM. Children ages 5 – 9 are invited to try to build a huff-and-puff-proof home for a little piggy out of the materials we provide.
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Saturday the 29th. Enjoy the fireworks and the parade!
WORD OF THE WEEK Touchpaper: The niter-infused strip of paper used as a fuse for fireworks (can also be used metaphorically, as an action that ignites anger or a fight)
LIBRARY HOLIDAY The library is closed in celebration of Independence Day today, Tuesday July 4th.
LEGO CHALLENGE Can Lego blocks solve every problem? Probably not. But children ages 6 and up are invited to try building a solution to a puzzle we’ll pose. Join us this Thursday the 6th at 2 PM.
FREE CONCERT MOOD will present their second summer concert in the park this Thursday the 6th at 6 PM. We recommend bringing blankets or chairs to better enjoy the music in comfort. The Friends of the Library will be running a 50/50 raffle during the show.
WORD OF THE WEEK Cudbear: A powdered purple dye created from certain species of lichens.
BUDGET The library would like to thank everyone who voted "yes" on the referendum. You have made it possible for the library to continue buying new materials, presenting programs and serving our community. We greatly appreciate your support.
FAMILY BOOK CLUB This month we’ll be reading book one in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Bad Beginning. Come in this Thursday the 25th at 5 PM to learn about simple machines and create your own problem-solving inventions.
TIE DYE Bring an item of clothing to the park this Saturday the 27th at 2 PM and make a tie-dye masterpiece. (Wearing old clothes is also recommended; the dye will stain any fabric, whether you intended it to do so or not.) This program will be canceled if the weather does not cooperate, so if in doubt call the library.
WEEKLY QUOTE "Give me the end of the year an' its fun When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done; Bring all the wanderers home to the nest, Let me sit down with the ones I love best, Hear the old voices still ringin' with song, See the old faces unblemished by wrong, See the old table with all of its chairs An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers." – Edgar A. Guest, English-American poet
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Thursday and Friday, the 24th and 25th, for Thanksgiving, and open as usual on Saturday. Enjoy the holiday, and if you head out for any Black Friday deals, shop safely!
CHRISTMAS CARDS Beginning this week, we will set out a table of Christmas cards to be sent to local nursing home residents. Please consider signing a few (or all) of them the next time you visit the library, and help spread some cheer this holiday season.
WEEKLY QUOTE “Fear not November's challenge bold— We've books and friends, And hearths that never can grow cold: These make amends!” – Alexander Louis Fraser, Canadian writer
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Friday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day. We will be open on Saturday as usual.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library Fall book sale continues this week during the library’s open hours from today the 8th through Thursday the 10th. The concluding $4 bag sale will be from 9 AM – 5 PM on Saturday the 12th. Drop by at your convenience for great deals on books, DVDs, CDs, and more.
SOCIAL HOUR Our monthly social hour will be tomorrow the 9th from 2 PM to 3 PM. Stop in for coffee, treats, and chats.