10/24/13 Holiday Bazaar bake sale will benefit library – can you help?

How can you help?  Liz is asking for baked goods to sell –
especially cakes, small packages of cookies, bars, cinnamon rolls, rice krispie
treats, as well as banana, zucchini and pumpkin breads, because they are the
most popular.   “The more we have, the more
we can sell,” Liz says.  “The more we
sell, the more money goes to the library.”

points out that all the baked goods were sold out more than an hour before the
bazaar closed last year.  She is hoping
to have more to sell this year. Last year’s bake sale made $1,030 for the
library.  That’s a record – and Liz is
hoping to raise even more this year. 

you can help, please do some baking and wrap your goodies in clear wrap or
plastic bags (not aluminum foil) so they are easily visible.  You can take your contribution to the
Community Center between 4-5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 or early Saturday
morning.  For more information, contact
Liz at 264-5735.

you are not a baker, you still can help — by purchasing these bakes goods at
the bazaar.  We hope to see you there.


Good news for book buyers

competition from Amazon and chain bookstores, the number of mom-and-pop
bookshops is on the rise.  The American
Booksellers Association says its membership rolls have gone up every year for
the past four years, from 1,401 in 2009 to 1,632 this year.

Lifelong Learning tonight

            Tonight (Thursday,
Oct. 24) marks the latest event in the library’s free six-week fall Lifelong
Leaning lecture series, when archeologist Dr. Wendy Sutton will update you on the
latest news from Chimney Rock, last year made a National Monument.  All Lifelong Learning lectures take place on
Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.


Free tweens gaming tomorrow

            A free gaming fun
session for tweens takes place from 2 – 3:15 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, October 25)
for fourth-sixth graders.


Two free teen programs

takes place Saturday, October 26 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Every Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. we host Teen
Gaming (X-box, Wii, board games and Pokemon Card Battles, and you are welcome
to bring other trading card battle games. 
Snacks provided. 


Free technology classes

Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions
10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays. 
Join her for one-on-one informal help with your computer or tablet
issues.  More formal sessions on Internet
Basics takes place tomorrow (Friday, October 25) from 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. and on
the 3M/One Click e-book downloading system takes place on Wednesday, October
30.  This class requires registration.  


Free Spanish classes

            The last of a six-week Spanish class takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 4:30
– 5:30 p.m. for all ages taught by Roberta Strickland.  The book used in class costs $8 and can be
purchased at the library. 





Large print

            We have four new large
print westerns:  “City of Rocks” by Michael Zimmer, “War
Comes to the Big Bend” by Zane Grey, “Wide Open” by Larry Bjornson and “Strike
of the Mountain Man” by William W. and J.A. Johnstone.  “Larkspur Road” by Jill Gregory is a romance
in the Lonesome Way series.  “Read and
Buried” by Erika Chase is the latest in the Ashton Corners Book Club mystery
series.  “Unseen” by Karen Slaughter is a
thriller featuring an undercover agent. 
“Nowhere Safe” by Nancy Bush is a romantic suspense story.



            “W is for Wasted”
by Sue Grafton is the latest in the mystery series featuring Kinsey
Millhone.  “How the Light Gets In” by
Louise Penny is the latest in the Chief Inspector Gamache mystery series.  “Styxx” by Sherrilyn Kenyon is the latest in
the Dark-Hunter fantasy series.


Mysteries and thrillers

            “Beloved Enemy” by
Eric Van Lustbader is a thriller set in Washington, D.C.  “The Bones of Paris” by Laurie R. King is a
suspense story set in Paris during the Jazz Age.  “Deadline” by Sandra Brown is a thriller about
a journalist pursuing two domestic terrorists. 
“Deadly Heat” by Richard Castle is the latest in the Heat thriller
series.  “Dexter’s Final Cut” by Jeff
Lindsay is the latest in the Dexter mystery series.


Other new fiction

            “Songs Willow
Frost” by Jamie Ford is set in Depression-era Seattle.  “The Miner’s Lady” by Tracie Peterson is the
latest in the Land of Shining Waters Christian books series.   “Dark
Lycan” by Christine Feehan is the 24th book in the Dark Carpathian series.



            “The Liberty
Amendments” by Mark R. Levin turns to the Founding Fathers and the constitution
for gyudance in restoring the American republic.  “The Smartest Kids in the World and How They
Got That Way” by Amanda Ripley looks at the world’s education superpowers
through the eyes of young Americans studying in Finla,d South Korea and
Poland.  “Under Fire” by Fred Burton and
Samuel M. Katz is an inside account of the attack in Benghazi.    


Thanks to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Mark Hauger, Medora Bass, Tom  Thorpe, Doug
Purcell, Marie Layton, Terri Beecher, Codie Wilson, Dick Robbins, Dan Kubelka
and many anonymous donors.


Quotable Quote

            “People can live
longer without food than without information.” – Arthur C. Clark (1917-2008),
British science writer, TV host and inventor.


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books, services and programs – and to reserve books, e-books, CDs and DVDs from
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