Saturday, September 30, 2017

October News (9/30/17)

Last week, the Autumnal Equinox arrived bringing with it thoughts of reading by the fireplace, with a hot cup of pumpkin flavored coffee in my hand, as leaves blow about outside. And then the heat happened.... 90 degree temperatures at this time of year! Our thoughts completely returned to the hot days of summer.
But... we are ready for fall and just waiting for a few cool days... Our fall displays are out reminding us that it is that time of year. We have many new fall picture books for our little ones as well as a weekly story time. Our Red Sox display remains in place as we encourage our boys to cinch the pennant. Favorite authors are coming out with new books so all is good.
Our Book Sale continues as we raise the funds for new lighting in Merrill Hall... the electrician has been here, decisions are being made, and we hope to soon have the work underway.
Ongoing Event... Our Library Book Sale is continuing for the next couple of weeks during our regular library hours. Many new books have been added to the sale and we are expecting more! This is a great opportunity for you to find many good reads AND help the library earn the funds to replace the lighting in Merrill Hall... a Win-Win---------- Through Saturday, September 30th – Gallery display – Art and Poetry by local artists Edith Patridge and Terry Downs---------- Opening Wednesday, October 4th and continuing through the month of October – Gallery Display – photography by Alan Hunter--------- Wednesday, October 4th at 10 am – PreSchool Story Time with Carla. This week we will be reading the Scarecrow’s Dance then making scarecrows of our own!---------- Thursday, October 5th at 6 PM – The Ladies Book Club will be meeting at Wendy Hill’s home for a potluck supper and a discussion of this month’s selection, The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. This group is open to all!---------- Wednesday, October 11th at 10 am – PreSchool Story Time with Carla. This week we will be reading Leaves and then painting leaves to take home.---------- Thursday, October 12th at 3:30 pm – American Girl Club with Carla for girls 7-12. At this meeting we will discuss book 2 Felicity Learns a Lesson and the girls will be learning to cross stitch!---------- Thursday, October 19th at 3:30 pm – Spooky Science with Carla for ages 8 and up!---------
AF – George & Lizzie by Nancy Pearl – If the name Nancy Pearl sounds familiar to you, it is because she is a frequent NPR contributor and literary critic. Now she has joined the other side and written her own book...an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. I can’t wait to get started!--------- AF – Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber - Debbie’s newest offering is a stand-alone novel about a woman forced to start her life anew. And, of course, we know that all will work out!---------- AF – Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart is the 3rd offering in the Kopp Sisters Series. Many of us enjoyed #1... reading and discussing it at our Ladies Book club... and #2 has proven popular as well.---------- ANF – What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton – The story we’ve all been waiting for... Following Clinton’s defeat in the presidential election and ten months to reflect, Hillary is sharing her thoughts, the mistakes she made and how she has coped with the loss. ---------- ANF – The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel – In the late 19th c, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as ‘human computers’ to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. Enriched by excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, The Glass Universe is the hidden history of a group of women who added to the field of astronomy. Ms. Sobel’s other offerings which include Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter, and The Planets have been popular with our readers.----------
The Byron G Merrill Library will be open on Wednesdays from 1 - 5, Thursdays from 10 - 5, and Saturdays from 10 - 1. Hope you will stop in! Have a wonderful week! Susan