11/12/2015

Pajama Time for youngsters and LEGO contest for all ages
A new monthly Pajama Time storytime debuts next Tuesday, November 17 from 6-6:30 p.m. for children aged seven and under and their families.  Little ones can come dressed in their PJs and bring their favorite snuggly toy.  We will sing, dance and read our way to bed.  This new program will take place every third Tuesday of the month.

Meanwhile, you need to turn in your entry for the LEGO contest for all ages this Saturday, November 14 at Lego Club at 10:30 a.m. and compete for one of several prizes.  Entries must be built ahead of time. Your LEGO creation cannot be larger than 18”x18”x18” and you must use your own LEGOs (or any brand of age-appropriate building blocks such as DUPLO or MEGA) – no sharing of pieces, and no Technic or motorized pieces will be accepted.  Entries must be your own creation, not a LEGO kit or a project found online or in a magazine.

Prizes will be awarded for each of five categories:  preschool, ages 5-7, ages 8-11, ages 12-17 and adult ages 18 and up.  One prize will be awarded for a Judges’ Choice.  Entries will be judged on general appearance and design, use of color, neatness and care of construction, and degree of difficulty.

Lifelong Learning free lectures
The fifth lecture in our six-week free Fall Lifelong Learning series takes place tonight (Thursday, November 12) when Jimbo Buickerood will discuss “The 30-Year Controversy of the Village at Wolf Creek.  The last lecture on November 19 will be from Rose Lynn, who will discuss “Barren of Human Rights: Touring North Korea” that will dispel some myths you may have about North Korea.

Pick up the brochure with more details of the speakers and their programs at your library.  The lectures run from 5:30 – 7 p.m.  No advance registration is required.

Activities calendars available
To be sure you don’t miss any of the free activities available to you and your families at your library, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month.  There are three versions – kids (includes tweens), teens and adults.

Free healthy eating session
Join us at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 16 for a free healthy eating discussion series is running from October through December, taught by part-time library staffer Zoe Groulx.  The class, which will cover many of the principles of Weston A. Price, is part of the ALPS program through San Juan Fellowship.

Free Spanish class
Join us at 3 p.m. on Monday, November 16 for a free beginning Spanish class that is running from October through December, taught by part-time library staffer Zoe Groulx.  You will learn Spanish in a friendly and welcoming environment.  This program is part of the ALPS program through San Juan Fellowship.

Free Friday PG movie
Join us tomorrow (Friday, November 13) from 2-3:15 p.m. for a PG movie.

Free Thursday adult movie
Join us today (Thursday, November 12) at noon for a PG Paul Newman movie and popcorn at noon.

Technology sessions cancelled
Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays.  Drop in with your technology questions.  Note no sessions November 12, 16, 17 and 19.

Free Otaku
If you are into anime or manga and are in the 5th-12th grades, join us on Monday, November 16 from 4-5 p.m.  This month we will be trying out your skill in voice acting.

Free teen gaming
Teen gaming happens Tuesdays from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for teen gaming fans in the 7th-12th grades.

Free preschool storytime
Join Miss Leah every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. when preschoolers and their families are invited to enjoy an hour of stories, music and a craft to develop early literacy skills.  Recommended for three- to five-year-olds.

Free baby/toddler time
This is a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays with Miss Leah for you and your little ones on Saturdays from 9:30 – 10 a.m.  Recommended for children from six months to three years of age.

Free programmed Nooks
Reminder:  We have nine Nooks and three tablets programmed for your e-reading pleasure.  The eight adult content e-readers contain either fiction or nonfiction bestsellers.  The four youth e-readers contain books for children, juniors and young adults.

Nonfiction
“Find a Way” by Diana Nyad is a memoir by this world champion swimmer.  “The Longest Trail” by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.is a collection of writings on American Indian history, culture and politics.  “Nonsense” by Jamie Holmes explores social psychology and cognitive science showing how to use uncertainty to your advantage.  “The Three-Year Swim Club” by Julie Checkoway tells of impoverished Maui children who transform themselves into Olympic swimmers.  “Fast Food, Good Food” by Dr. Andrew Weil provides 150 quick and easy recipes for healthy home-cooked meals.
    
Novels
“Golden Age” by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley is the final volume in her Langdon family saga.  “After Alice” by Gregory Maguire follows Alice’s friend Ada, who also falls down the rabbit hole into Wonderland.  “Bittersweet Dreams” by V.C. Andrews tells of a high-IQ girl after she agrees to a makeover to become more popular.

New downloadable 3M titles
We have added eight more current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books to our 3M Cloud Library:  “City on Fire” by Garth Risk Hallberg and “The Lake House” by Kate Morton are historical novels.  “Dashing through the Snow” by Debbie Macomber and “Point Blank” by Fern Michaels are women’s fiction.  “Foreign Affairs” by Stuart Woods is a Stone Barrington mystery.  “Hell’s Foundations Quiver” by David Weber is a military story.  “The Secret Chord” by Geraldine Brooks is a novel about King David.  “Welcome to Night Vale” is science fiction.  Access these e-books at our website by clicking on the 3M Cloud Library icon on the home page of our website.  While there, browse through a multitude of other adult, juvenile and children’s books, both bestsellers and classics in myriad genres.

DVDs
“Love Begins” in inspired by the bestselling series from Janette Oke.  “Quigley Down Under” is an Australian adventure starring Tom Selleck.  “The Color Purple” is a Steven Spielberg film.  “Jurassic World” is the latest in the Jurassic series.  “Outlander” is season one volume two, the conclusion of the first season.    `

Music CDs
Come in and take a look at the wide variety of music CDs we have available to borrow, thanks to donations from patrons like you.  You’ll find blue grass, classical, jazz, rock and more for your enjoyment.

Free downloadable movies
For your viewing pleasure, we have purchased IndieFlix, a streaming movie service that gives library patrons unlimited access to more than 7,500 award-winning and popular independent shorts, feature films and documentaries from more than 50 countries – on your device, PC or Mac, with no apps needed.  Also, PBS content is now live on the IndieFlix website.  Access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on the library website.

Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Sara Wilson and several anonymous donors.

Quotable Quote
“We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.”  – American comedian George Carlin (1937-2008)

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