I am sincerely impressed with the readers who come into this library to pick up their requests….what a rich assortment of teen reads, old and new. I am put to shame with being behind the times with some titles SPL should probably have but then again, what’s the point of our library network if we can’t share those dvds, books, mags and etcetera, etcetera, etcetera, I ask. So thank you, chronic gatherers of the unread. Speaking of the undead, I have a display of books that may be considered fodder for the turning of All Hallow’s Eve. You’ll see that the books are set aside atop the Series bookshelves and the non-fiction bookshelves. As many of you know, sometimes you have to ‘order out’ because SPL doesn’t have what you want or somebody else got to it sooner than you did. It is also TEEN READ WEEK: BOOKS WITH A BEAT…so consider poetry, music, crime – anything you can add beat to – part of the highlight of books with a beat. In that direction, I recommend: Guitar Girl, Beige, Firmament, Born to Rock, Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie as some good starters for music beat; Reality Check, The Boy Sherlock Holmes series, the Echo Falls series, The Christopher Killer for crime beats. Poetry? Well, poetry speaks for itself and you’d be surprised how enticing poetry can be when the right one is read…like ‘let the right one in’ .
Next month – November – will feature 2 programs for 6th grade and up. Jewelry making with Elisa Sullivan of Swirls Jewelry will be Saturday afternoon, 1-4 pm on November 6th. You must register online as there is limited space. And November 13th is National Gaming Day, so rev up the Wii, crack open the Apples to Apples, march out the Magic cards and stop by the library downstairs for open gaming afternoon. No sign up required, packs of friends encouraged. TAG meeting on Saturday, Oct. 30th….thanks for reading.