Library News for October 17, 2018

Our weekly programs for children include: Baby Time on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm. Toddler Time is on Thursdays at 10:00 am, Stories & More for pre-school children meet on Tuesdays at 10:00 am, and enrichment programs for homeschool youth meet on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. We hope you’ll make visiting the library a part of your child’s weekly routine.

If you want to learn how to knit to crochet, Loose Ends will teach you. Stop by the library on Tuesdays at 3:30.  First time crafters will be supplied with a crochet hook, or knitting needles and yarn to start.

On Saturday, October 20, at 11:00 am,school-age kids are invited to Lego my library. Ms. Abby will have a fun build challenge ready for the builders.

On  Thursday, October 18 at 5:00 pm, teens will make Zombie Brain Slime.  Call 270-237-3861 to register for this free program as space is limited.

The Trick-or-Treat parade is scheduled for Friday, October 26 at 10:00 am.  Kids will visit the downtown merchants dressed in Halloween costumes.  Children must be accompanied by an adult caretaker to participate in the parade. We’ll gather in front of the library at 9:55 for a picture, so don’t be late.

New books for children this week include: At Home in the Barn by Jerry Pinkney, Batman Says Thank You by May Nakamura, Chinchillas: My First Pet by Vanessa Black, The Atlas Oscura Explorer’s Guide for The World’s Most Adventurous Kid by Kylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco, Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas by Kimberly and James Dean, Disney f-Minute Classic Stories by Disney Press, There’s a Hole in My Garden by James Stewart, and Aunti Loves You! by Helen Foster James.

Older children will enjoy: The Assination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, Mac B. Kid Spy: Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett, Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier, Zor & Me: The Cursed Ground by T.R. Simon, Big Foot and Little Foot: The Monster Detector by Ellen Potter, The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert, Explorer Academy Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Truit, Howard and the Mummy: Howard Carter and the Search for King Tut’s Tomb by Tracey Fern, Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets by Dav Pilkey,

New books on the Adult Fiction shelf include: Montana Dreams by Scottsville’s Kim Law,  Button Man by Andrew Gross, Ambush by James Patterson and James O. Born,  Street Freaks by Terry Brooks, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White, November Road by Lou Berney, The Reluctant Warrior by May Connealy, Dead Man Running by Steve Hamlton, Holy ghost by John Sandford, ,

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Rise: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom by Brigitte Gabriel, Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen, Guinness World Records 2019,Legends of Prop Wrestling by Tim Hornbaker, We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by José Andrés with Richard Wolffe, An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice by Khizr Khan, The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger,  Accessory to War by Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang, Seriously Good Freezer Meals by Karrie Truman, and Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas.

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