By Angie Georgeff
We just placed our last order for adult materials purchased with state funds for this calendar year, so look for a selection of fresh titles on the “new shelves” soon. Books by our standing order authors are bought with our local funds, so please don’t fret about the next James Patterson thriller or Nicholas Sparks weeper. They should arrive automatically a few days before their on-sale dates. The publishers and distributors are very serious about those restrictions, so we will get them into your hands as soon as possible after the release date.
Next month we will start ordering audiobooks, large print, DVDs and books for children and teens. If you have requests, please let us know and we will try to get them for you if we can. We value your input and want to know which books you want to read, which movies you want to watch and which audiobooks you want to listen to. We keep a “wish list” at the circulation desk, so we’ll let you know when we’re able to get titles you’ve requested.
American Girl Club
This month we will be learning about the newest American Girl doll, Melody Ellison. Her background is set in Detroit in 1964. The time and place were characterized by great energy, optimism and change and Melody’s story reflects her milieu. Girls aged eight and up are invited to join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, to learn about life in the rocking 1960s.
Please call the library at 743-6533 to register in advance of the program so we are sure to have enough supplies and refreshments for everyone in attendance. We won’t be able to serve Seven Up candy bars, since the Pearson Candy Company discontinued production in 1979, but I wish we could. If you don’t remember, it was kind of like a Whitman’s Sampler in a single bar. Some people mixed up the flavors; I ate them so that each bite was a different taste treat. I still miss Seven Up bars, but whatever Miss Katrina decides to serve will undoubtedly make me nostalgic for the good old days of my childhood.
It’s Movie Time!
Each year there comes a time when the swirl and scudding of dry leaves across our parking lot pricks our ears like the scrape of skeletal fingers on window glass. That is when we know it is time for a Halloween movie. After a record-breaking hot summer, it will feel good to enjoy a shiver of fright! Join us at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, for a classic movie suitable for the season, doughnuts and apple cider. And if you think a movie is not a movie without popcorn and candy, rest assured we’ll have those, too!