September 2017

Off the shelf newsletter



Digital Reading Q&A

We want to help you master digital reading! Digital reading is a great option for book lovers; it’s impossible to incur a fine and materials are available 24/7. Our new Digital Reading Q & A session will be offered on the first Friday of each month (you can find us upstairs in Room 219). Drop by between 3:00-4:00 pm and we will help you use your library card to access free digital books, audiobooks, magazines, and kids books.

If you’ve had problems in the past using Overdrive, Freading, Flipster or Tumblebooks, bring your device and let us help you troubleshoot.

LibraryCon 2017

Calling all comic-lovers! It’s time for our 2nd annual LibraryCon. On Saturday September 23, drop by the Library anytime between 10:00 am-3:00 pm and you can expect to see many of the things you would see at larger conventions like ComicCon. You will find visiting authors, artists & vendors; comic based games, crafts & cosplay; author panels & presentations. All ages are welcome to attend!

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held in September to mark the  beginning of the school year. It is when the American Library Association and        libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and      lifelong learning.

The value of today’s libraries goes beyond books. Librarians are leaders in their communities – helping people of any age to find what they need to help improve their quality of life, in addition to offering a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning. This September, let’s make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.

New Fiction in September

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett
Secrets in Death by J. D. Robb
Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben
Enigma by Catherine Coulter
The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille
Proof of Life by J.A. Jance
Enemy of the State (a Mitch Rapp novel) by Kyle Mills
Sleeping Beauties by Owen King & Stephen King
The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr
Life of Lies by Sharon Sala
The Western Star by Craig Johnson
Hidden Heart by Nora Roberts
Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris
The Romanov Ransom by Robin Burcell and Clive Cussler
The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen
The Proving by Beverly Lewis
A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (a Lisbeth Salander novel) by David Lagercrantz
One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

October 2017

Off the shelf newsletter



Book Clubs

Land of Stories Book Club (grades 4-6)
Tuesday October 10, 6:30-7:30 pm
The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Teen Book Club
Friday October 13, 5:00-6:00 pm
Join us for a free form book club; read anything you want and join the discussion!

A Novel Bunch Book Club
Saturday October 14, 3:30-4:30 pm
Favorite book/open discussion @ The Stone Tap (517 2nd St.)

Bookmarks Book Club
Wednesday October 18, 10:30-11:30 am
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Teen Read Week/Writing Contest

Teens, celebrate Teen Read Week by entering our writing contest! Participants can choose their category (short story, creative non-fiction, etc.) and enter submissions before October 14th. Winners will be announced at the Book Character Costume Party scheduled on October 27th, and prizes will be awarded during the party. Please visit our website and click on the Teens & Tweens tab for more information, guidelines, and entry forms. Celebrate Teen Read Week and unleash your story!


Have you heard about our new iLABS?  Do you know what a makerspace is? An iLAB is a place for people to come and create, make, tinker, try, develop, share resources and knowledge, and to collaborate. It’s an informal learning space where ideas can become reality, innovation happens, and the entrepreneurial spirits soar.

Located downstairs next to the Computer Lab, you will find iLABS for all ages—a 3-D printer, new computers with amazing software for audio/visual/graphic design creation, a photography kit with a green screen, a sewing machine, knitting & calligraphy crafting kits and more.

You’re invited to use the new equipment during Open Lab time: 12 noon-7:00 pm Monday-Thursday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm Friday, and 11:00 am-2:00 pm on Saturdays. Join us at the Library and put ideas into action!

New Fiction in October

Deep Freeze by John Sandford
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
Winter Solstice by Erin Hilderbrand
Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
Origin by Dan Brown
Mind Game by Iris Johansen
Odd Child Out by Gilly MacMillan
The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
Fairytale by Danielle Steel
Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
The Man from Pine Mountain by Lisa Jackson
Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer
Shattered Memories by V.C. Andrews
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
The It Girls by Karen Harper
Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card
The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
Strange Weather by Joe Hill


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