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If you haven’t registered for the Book Folding class to be held at the library on Wednesday, October 23, call 334-3490. The class will be held at 5:30 p.m. and is for beginners as well as those who have attended in the past.

Meghan Casey and Rocky Mountain Puppets will be performing “Haunting at the Masquerade” on Friday, October 18 at the library at 1:30 p.m. Aiden claims that he can see ghosts through a masquerade mask, but only when he is looking through one! What’s behind this madness? This spooky adventure will have everyone laughing!

Bunny Sings Wolf will be in concert on Sunday, October 20 at the Congregational Church at 1:30 p.m. Bunny is an accomplished performer and performs with guitar and a custom set of Native American flutes.

Oscar Wilde’s satire of manners, romance and mistaken identity, “The Importance of Being Earnest” will be featured as part of the “Lighter Side” dinner & movie on Monday, October 28 at 6 p.m. A light meal will be available and Deane Tucker will facilitate discussion.

“Home for Erring and Outcast Girls” is a new novel by Julie Kibler. Cate Sutton, a reclusive university librarian, stumbles upon a cemetery on the former grounds of the Berachah Industrial Home for the Redemption of Erring Girls. The graves of two women, Lizzie Bates and Mattie Corder spark her interest and she begins to comb through the Home’s archives in her university library. Pulled by an indescribable connection to their stories, Cate confronts her own heartbreaking past and reclaims the life she thought she had forever let go.

Other new fiction books are “The Second-worst Restaurant in France” by Alexander McCall Smith, “The Loyal One” by Shelley Shepard Gray, “Summer on the Mountain” by Stu Campbell, “The Last Widow” by Karin Slaughter, “Contraband” by Stuart Woods, “A Better Man” by Louise Penny, “Jack Murdock, Bounty Hunter” by J. E. Terrall, “Vendetta in Death” by J.D. Robb and “The Inn” by James Patterson. “Defy the Fates” by Claudia Gray is among new young adult books.

New non-fiction titles are “Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved” by Sarah Neustadter, “Two Brothers Go to War: Letters From World War I” by J.E. Terrall and “Healthy Habits Suck: how to get off the couch & live a healthy life… even if you don’t want to” by Dayna Lee-Baggley.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “Operation Frog Effect” by Sarah Scheerger, “Focused” by Alyson Gerber and “Orange For the Sunsets” by Tina Athaide. Several of the newer easy titles are “A Gift For Goose” by Tad Hills, “Ginny Goblin Cannot Have a Monster For a Pet” by David Goodner, “Sleepy Dog, Wake-Up!” by Harriet Ziefert and “Jack and Jill and T-Ball Bill” by Terry Pierce.

“Puppy Power!” is the theme for Storyhour on October 22, 2019. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten. Call anytime to hear a recorded story by dialing: 334-3274. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Would you like to learn more about library digital resources? Call the library at 334-3490 to schedule one-on-one time, or stop in with your questions. Visit the library’s website: to discover a wealth of information. Your library card number and PIN will give you access where needed.

Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by soon!