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Library Happenings – Dan Brown releases fifth Robert Langdon thriller

By Angie Georgeff

Each month has its own appeal, but October is undoubtedly my favorite. I love the deep, rich colors of the fall foliage, the sound of leaves skittering down the street, the plump, round pumpkins looking forward to their big night, and the autumnal smells of smoke and spice. It’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book or scary movie, so be sure to stop by your library on the way home.

With many bestselling authors releasing new novels in the past few weeks, we’ve added a lot of fresh materials recently.

I recommend that you make our new books shelves your first stop, but there is a lot to be said for literary classics – and classic films.

Film Festival

Speaking of classic films, our annual Halloween Film Festival will commence with a movie beloved by generations of filmgoers and critics alike.

Join us at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12 for popcorn, candy and a movie. Please feel free to bring a bottle of water or your favorite soft drink. We ask only that you bring one that can be capped so we can avoid spills.

Youth Programs

Since this week is National Fire Prevention Week, fire safety will be Wednesday’s story time focus. The fun will begin at 10:30 a.m., with stories, crafts and a snack to follow.

Reading Buddies, which pairs beginning readers with teens who listen to help and encourage them, meet Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.. If you have questions about any of our programs, please call the library at 743-6533.

Spotlight Book

Who has not dreamed of traveling to Spain? Its sunshine, beaches, castles, cathedrals, art and history are compelling. While I was living in Europe, I managed to get to Barcelona, but I was unable to explore the rest of the Iberian Peninsula. I still regret it and would love to go back.  Reading “Origin,” Dan Brown’s fifth Robert Langdon thriller, I could pick up where I left off.

It proceeds from the jagged peaks of Montserrat near Barcelona on the Mediterranean Sea to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, a port in the Basque country on the Atlantic Bay of Biscay.

Among the Guggenheim’s masterful modern art, tech magnate Edmond Kirsch is set to reveal a breakthrough he believes will revolutionize our understanding of science and religion, but the announcement is never made.

With his life hanging in the balance, Langdon flees the museum in company with its director, Ambra Vidal. The symbologist and the art historian race to discover the password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret – a secret that someone is willing to kill to conceal.