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by Goodall Library staff

Upcoming Programs:

For adults/teens:

Goodall Library Book Sale (Saturday October 8th @ 10am – 2pm)We will have TONS of great books and puzzles available to buy at this wonderful event, with all funds going directly into the library to help us make it the best space possible for our community. Hardcovers will be $1 each, paperbacks will be $.50, children’s books will be $.25, premium books will be $3 and puzzles will be $1. If you have any gently used or new books you’d like to donate, please drop them off to the library front desk by October 3rd.

Puzzle Exchange (Wednesday October 12th @ 6:00pm – 6:30pm): Join us in the Community Room for a free puzzle exchange – bring your puzzles from home (no missing pieces, in good condition, smoke-free homes) and trade them for other puzzles. No puzzles may be dropped off ahead of time, thank you.

Author Talk: War Pigeons (Saturday October 29th @ 2:00pm): Join author Elizabeth G. Macalaster for a fascinating presentation on her book, War Pigeons: Winged Couriers in the U.S. Military, 1878-1957. Elizabeth’s presentation traces the remarkable service of homing pigeons in the U.S. Military, beginning after the Civil War and continuing through both world wars and beyond.  For ¾ of a century, homing pigeons provided the military with its most reliable communication, and their poignant and enduring stories tell of common birds attaining heroic stature.

For children/families:

Take-Home October Craft Kits (October 1st – 8th while supplies last): Recommended for ages 5 and up. Each kit will contain a foam pumpkin to decorate, assorted stickers, a mini Halloween-themed coloring book, and a fall word search.

Story Times Return! (Thursday October 6th @ 10:30am and 11:00am). That’s right, after a brief hiatus, story times are back! Baby/Toddler Rhyme Time (ages 0-3) will take place every Thursday at 10:30am, with a Pre-K Story Time and Craft (ages 3-6) following at 11:00am. 

Spooky Lego Club Contest (Wednesday October 26th @ 2:30pm – 4:30pm): Our regular weekly Lego Club, but with a fun twist! Build a Halloween-themed Lego creation to put on display. Library staff will vote on the top 3 creations, and those builders will get a prize! Recommended for ages 5-12.

Trick or Treat at the Library (Friday October 28th @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm): Families can drop in any time during this event to enjoy trick or treating at all the library desks for some candy, then doing a fun Halloween-themed craft in the Community Room. Costumes are encouraged!

New Books:

  • Adult Fiction: Fox Creek by William Kent Krueger. 
  • Adult Nonfiction: Monarch: The Life and Reign of Elizabeth II by Robert Lacey. 
  • Young Adult: Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams.
  • Children’s: Bunnicula: The Graphic Novel by James Howe and Andrew Donkin. 
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