Nifty November at the library

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It was November – the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, and passionate wind-songs in the pines. – Anne of Green Gables

A few reminders for November in the library, we will be closed on Sunday, Nov. 11, and Monday Nov. 12, for Veterans Day. 

We will be closing at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, and will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, for Thanksgiving. We will be open on Friday, Nov. 26. We have the best Black Friday Deals in town … everything is free! 

Our Friends of the Library had a very successful book sale in October. We had a store room full of books, and the sale spilled out of the Cooper Rooms into the old coffee shop area. We will begin taking donations of books again on Nov. 5, so we can be fully stocked for a great Spring Book Sale.

Thank you to all who came and bought books. The money raised by the Friends of the Library through their book sales comes back to the library to support programming, such as escape rooms, and supplement our collection. Book club books, playaways, maker kits, and board games are examples of collections that greatly benefit from money raised by the Friends of the library. 

Did you miss the Friends of the Library book sale? Have no fear, we have another great book sale this month! The Scholastic Book Fair will be at the library Monday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 2. This is a great place to purchase wonderful books for the young readers in your life. 

Game night will be Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening full of great games. 

Our two craft nights are on Monday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. We will be making a felt elf/gnome. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. we will be making spiral ornaments. Registration is required for both craft nights. Call the library, 692-9407, or stop in to register. 

Mark your calendars for Dec. 11-13. We will have our last Escape Room of the year. You won’t want to miss this Christmas-themed Escape Room. More details to come!

Ashia’s Book Recommendation: Phoenix Unbound, by Grace Draven. 

Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire’s capital – her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village’s tithe has been the same woman. Gilene’s sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret to staying alive lies with the magic only she possesses. 

But this year is different. 

Azarion, the Empire’s most famous gladiator, has somehow seen through her illusion – and is set on blackmailing Gilene into using her abilities to help him escape his life of slavery. And unknown to Gilene, he also wants to reclaim the birthright of his clan.

To protect her family and village, she will risk everything to return to the Empire – and burn once more. (


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