by Goodall Library Staff
October Events at Goodall Library:
Fall Craft Kits will be available for pickup in the front lobby from October 4th – 8th, while supplies last. They include a Halloween rainbow scratch ornament and a glitter foam leaf craft.
LEGO Club returns on Wednesday October 6th from 2:30pm – 4:30pm in the Community Room. This is a drop-in program recommended for ages 5-12, where kids can build LEGO creations to display in our Children’s area. It will continue every Wednesday at the same time.
Story Times return on Thursday October 7th in the Community Room. Baby/Toddler Rhyme Time will take place at 10:30am and Pre-K Story Time will take place at 11:00am. Rhyme Times feature songs and board books; Pre-K Story Times feature two read-aloud stories and a related craft. Story Times will continue at the same times on Thursdays this fall.
The Rory Gilmore Book Club returns on Monday October 18th from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the Community Room. There will also be a Zoom link to join from home. This month’s book we will be discussing is Whatever Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell. Copies are available for checkout at the library. The Book Club will continue on the third Monday of every month this fall.
Trick or Treat at the Library will take place on Friday October 29th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Kids and their families can drop in any time during the event in costume to trick-or-treat at our library desks, and to do a fun Halloween painting craft in the Community Room. Anyone who is unable to stay for the craft will be able to take a painting craft kit home.
We also continue to offer free museum passes, mobile wifi hotspot checkouts, puzzle checkouts, printing/faxing, and more. Library merchandise is also available to purchase – we have a new stock of cozy fall sweatshirts that you won’t want to miss out on!
New Book Recommendations:
Adult: Pug Actually by Matt Dunn. This new hilarious fiction novel gives a whole new take on relationships – as seen through the eyes of a wise pug named Doug. Doug is determined to fix his owner Julie’s failing love life, as she is currently seeing her married boss Luke who treats her poorly. Doug would much rather see Julie with newly divorced Tom, and gets into some furry, funny antics to make that happen. This book is a little off-the-beaten-path, but has a lot of heart, and is a new favorite among a lot of our staff.
Children’s: Monster Friends by Kaeti Vandorn. This fun new addition to our graphic novel section chronicles the unlikely friendship between two adorable monsters – Reggie (who is grouchy) and Emily (who is curious). They have big plans for their summer, but must learn to work together and overcome personal challenges to make their dreams become reality. Kids will appreciate the watercolor-style drawings and unique characters, and parents are sure to enjoy the positive themes and lengthier story.