Wednesday, December 4 5:30 pm Book: Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Join us for our Wednesday evening book discussion and holiday potluck on December 4 at 5:30 p.m. We will be discussing Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. We will watch the movie and have dinner together. Books will be available at the service desk one month prior to the discussion, or find a copy here in our library system and have one sent for you to pick up. Please call the branch to register beginning November 11.
Check out our Halloween display featuring Halloween craft books, fiction, audio books, and a selection of scary movies. Our Halloween craft books will inspire you to create unique Halloween costumes and parties with fun Halloween-themed snacks and treats. Want to carve an incredible pumpkin? Check out the book “Extreme Pumpkins.” Or curl up in your favorite chair and get in the mood reading books by Stephen King, H. P Lovecraft, Neil Gaiman and more. Or scare yourself silly with a movie about ghosts, witches, zombies, and things that go bump in the night.
A few of our selections…
All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook by Carole Nicksin
Get your gourd on! Transform pumpkins into creepy creatures. Haunt your house: create spooktacular outdoor displays. Decorate your digs: give rooms an eerie glow with crafts. Gather the ghouls: throw a fang-tastic theme party. Sweets & treats : whip up some terrific food. And last but not least . . . Craft a disguise: make curiously captivating costumes. This book will help you make your Halloween fantastic.
“Zombies ain’t what they used to be. Not so long ago, they were safely ensconced on Haiti so the rest of the world could merely scoff at the bizarre myth of the living dead on one relatively small Caribbean island. Well, they have proliferated at an alarming rate, invading the rest of the world, and it seems unlikely that they have any intention of going away anytime soon. W.B. Seabrook, in his 1929 book, The Magic Island, recounted “true” tales of voodoo magic on Haiti bringing the recently dead back to life as slow-moving, virtually brain-dead creatures who would work tirelessly in the fields without pay and without complaint. These stories introduced the zombie to much of the world, though most national folklores have similar tales and legends. A decade after Seabrook’s groundbreaking volume, Zora Neale Hurston researched Haitian folklore and told similar stories of eyewitness accounts of zombies, as have subsequent anthropologists, sociologists, and others not prone to imaginative fancies. If zombie literature began with the reportage of Seabrook, it had powerful ancestral works on which to draw”– Provided by publisher.
Set in a small town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
“Christopher Moore is rapidly becoming the cult author of today, filling a post last held by Kurt Vonnegut.” — Denver Post
Tommy Flood wakes up after an amazing night to find that his new girlfriend has turned him into a vampire. Now both of these newbie vamps must learn how to work their new powers. Here’s a love story with a bite – of tongue-in-cheek humor, that is.
The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre. First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a ‘haunting;’ Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers–and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. Included here are some of film director Guillermo del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s short story Sardonicus, considered by Stephen King to be ‘perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written,’ to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard.
Tuesday mornings, October 15-November 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Get ready to learn to read and increase language skills with this series of programs for children ages 2-5. Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to share in the fun! We will read books together, play music, experiment with puppets and finger plays, share flannel board stories, learn rhymes and play with toys, and make something to take home.
Wednesday, November 6 7 pm Book: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Join us for our Wednesday evening book discussion group on November 6 at 7:00 p.m. We will be discussing A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash while enjoying some light refreshments. New members are always welcome to this lively discussion group where you can meet other book lovers and find out what books they are reading and raving about. Books will be available at the service desk one month prior to the discussion, or find a copy here in our library system and have one sent for you to pick up.
Families or cildren of all ages are invited to enjoy a science activity, a special craft, or art project. Some of the end results will decorate the library, some will go home, but we hope all will be fun to take part in! Stop in on these Saturdays to enjoy the fun:
October 19 Create a pumpkin decoration
November 23 Make a table centerpiece for Thanksgiving
Baby Time is a special time where our youngest patrons will enjoy books, sing and play music, practice rhymes, march around the room, and have fun with language activities that will help the children grow and learn. Each day ends with bubbles, play time, and visiting time. This program is designed for children younger than two years, with an adult caregiver.
Please join us on Tuesday mornings September 10-October 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October 2 7 pm Book: Dog Stars by Peter Heller
Join us for our Wednesday evening book discussion group on October 2 at 7:00 p.m. We will be discussing Dog Stars by Peter Heller while enjoying some light refreshments. New members are always welcome to this lively discussion group where you can meet other book lovers and find out what books they are reading and raving about. Books will be available at the service desk one month prior to the discussion, or find a copy here in our library system and have one sent for you to pick up!
A pilot survives a flu that kills everyone he knows. When a random transmission
beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him. He follows
the static voice on the radio, but what he encounters is both better and worse
than anything he could have hoped for.