We are pleased to announce the formation of a new LEGO club for kids age 6-13 beginning this Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the library. Just bring your enthusiasm and creativity. The LEGOs will be provided free of charge by the library.
And teens will want to mark their calendars for a fun and free Angry Birds Live! event for 7th-12th graders next Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4:40-6 p.m. You’ll make your own angry birds and pigs and then play the game live. After the game, you’ll enjoy pizza. Registration is required, so sign up with Kristine at the library or call her at 262-2209.
This evening (Thursday, Oct. 13), the second of the six free fall Lifelong Learning lectures takes place in the program room at the library from 6-7:15 p.m., when quilting expert Allison Goss will be sharing a selection of her quilts, including her very first and her most recent, at a presentation titled “Growing Wings.”
When Allison was first asked to teach a quilting class in 1978, she had no idea that she was embarking on a lifelong creative journey. As her work evolved from making traditional quilts into creating quilts as an art form, she came to believe deeply in the power of the art in each of us to shine a light on the pathway through the darkest of times, and to add clarity and beauty to each day in the best of times.
We hope you will attend tonight’s presentation and also mark your calendars for the other four lectures:
• Oct. 20: “Arborglyphs” by Peggy Bergon.
• Oct. 27: “What is a Healthy Diet Part 1” by Zoe Groulx.
• Nov. 3: “What is a Healthy Diet Part 2” by Zoe Groulx..
• Nov. 10: “Volunteer National Park Rangers” by Lynne and Rick Stinchfield.
Watch for more details on each of these presentations in upcoming Library News columns. Note that the two Healthy Diet lectures take place from 4-7:15 p.m. All others are 6-7:15 p.m. We hope to see you there.
Civic Club holiday bazaar
Mark your calendars for one of the most popular events of the year — the Women’s Civic Club holiday bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ross Aragon Community Center. Bazaar chairman Jennifer Hedrick says they need volunteers with strong arms and backs to set up and take down the heavy pegboards that are the walls of the vendor booths. They also need people to put up tables and chairs on site. And they need help with the Cafe kitchen, the raffle and the bake sale.
All proceeds from the bazaar go to the library. In fact, the bazaar, now in its 37th year, is the Civic Club’s largest fund-raiser of the year for the library. We are deeply grateful for all the time and effort the Civic Club ladies put into this event. And we hope you will step forward to help share the workload. To volunteer to help, please contact Barb Draper at 731-9979.
Fantasy and supernatural
“The Magician King” by Lev Grossman takes readers back to the magical world of Fillory in this sequel to “The Magicians.” “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern features an unusual circus that arrives without warning and with no advance publicity. “The Leftovers” by Tom Perrotta follows the life of a town after a number of its citizens vanished with no explanation. “Forbidden” by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee is part of the Books of Mortals series.
Other new novels
“Goddess of Vengeance” by Jackie Collins is the latest in the series featuring the wildly beautiful heroine Lucky Santangelo. “When the Killing’s Done” by T.C. Boyle follows the collision between an environmentalist and an animal rights activist off the coast of Santa Barbara. “The Race” by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott is a new adventure in the series featuring Detective Isaac Bell. “Prey” by Linda Howard is a romantic suspense story set in rural western Montana.
Mysteries and thrillers
“The Vault” by Ruth Rendall is the latest mystery featuring Chief Inspector Wexford, now retired but eager to get back into the game. “Lethal” by Sandra Brown returns to the bayous of Louisiana for an emotionally charged suspense story. “The Affair” by Lee Child is the latest in the Jack Reacher thriller series.
“A First-Rate Madness” by Nassir Ghaemi looks at the surprisingly deep connections between mental illness and successful leadership as seen in some of history’s greatest politicians, generals and business people.
Thanks to our donors
We are grateful for contributions to the library in memory of Peter Welch from Brian and Kristine MacNeil, and in memory of Robert Wilson from Jim and Margaret Wilson and La Verne Scott.
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney, film maker, animator and philanthropist.
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