We are headed into November and after a warm October I feel good entering the eleventh month.
The library is wrapping up its fall programming schedule. It has been busy here on Thursday nights with a program galore. We had a variety of guest speakers from apple historian John P. Bunker to Jude Lamb describing her four times great grandmother’s experience settling in the Rangeley Lakes area. We also appreciated Kevin Hancock talk about his time spent on a Native American reservation in South Dakota.
We are not quite finished with programming just yet. We have three programs left for you to enjoy before the holidays take center stage.
November events at the library:
November 2, 6:30-8:00 pm Doris Ray will present a program on her trip to Newfoundland. Find out what Newfoundland is all about and maybe Doris will inspire you to take a trip to our friends next door.
November 9, 6:30 pm is the final book of Native American Literature: Straddling Cultures book discussion series.
Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. The story is about a17th century Massachusetts young Wampanoag Indian who becomes the first Native American to graduate from Harvard. Brooks weaves Caleb’s story of studying in the white man’s world and his friendship with Bethia a daughter of a Puritan minister.
November 28 6:30-8:00 pm Holiday Crafting and Cookie Exchange : simple crafts that will help you get a jump start on the holiday season. I will take you through steps to create a paper gingerbread garland, a sparkle candle jar, English crackers, Finnish star and more for your holiday party. Please call the library to sign up at 743-5309 ext. 1 as seating is limited. You will need to bring a small glass jar to make the sparkle candle jar and scissors as you will be cutting paper to make the gingerbread men and English crackers. These craft activities are for adults.
Winter Book Bingo Returns
Beginning on Friday, December 1 Winter Book Bingo returns and bingo cards can be picked up at the information desk along with a packet of hot cocoa. I have changed a few subjects and added a wildcard or two to the mix. I had fun coming up with different subjects for the bingo squares. I hope you will be pleased with this year’s topics for reading. I think it makes the winter go faster when you have a reading challenge.
To play the bingo reading game please stop at the information desk and pick up a Winter Bingo Card and a packet of hot coca (while supplies last). There are 25 squares with different subjects to read. When you read and complete a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line of five squares bring in your card so it can be entered in the drawing to win a bingo prize of a book of your choosing from a selection and a travel mug. Readers who blackout their card by reading twenty-five books that correspond with the subject for every square will be entered in a drawing for the grand blackout prize a $20 gift certificate to Café Nomad.
I will host an informal book chat on Thursday, January 11, 2018. If you are stumped with a subject or have titles of good books to share please come. Refreshments will be provided. If it snows or the library is closed due to inclement weather the book chat will be cancelled.
Cards must be turned in by Monday, March 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm to be entered into the drawing. The drawing will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.