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by Goodall Library Staff

November Events

Lego Club: Every Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Build Lego creations to display each week. This is a drop-in program recommended for ages 5-12

Right Brain Club: Every Wednesday immediately following Lego Club at 5:00 p.m.

Baby & Toddler Rhyme Time: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., features songs and board books

Pre-K Story Time: Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

Rory Gilmore Book Club: November 15 at 6:00 p.m. Join in any time, read a book and discuss with the group. This month’s book is The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

Special Therapy Dog Story Time: November 18 at 11:00 a.m. Golden Love Therapy Dog Team will be our special guests for this story time. Dogs will stay after from noon to 1:00 p.m. for one-on-one kids’ reading times. (Sign up for this beginning November 4.)

Please note: the Library will be closed November 11 for Veterans Day.

The day before Thanksgiving, we will close at 5:00 p.m., and will be closed all day November 25 and 26.

Current Services:

  • Drop-in service: come in to browse or use a computer. Masks suggested
  • Curbside pickup: Place holds online or via phone. Call ahead or come to the front desk for pickup.
  • Mobile hotspots: Now available for checkout, so you can have free wifi at home. Inquire for more information.
  • Free park and museum passes: available to anyone with a library card. Call or stop by to check our seasonal offerings
  • Library merchandise: Sweatshirts, t-shirts for adults and kids, canvas tote bags, stainless steel water bottles, stickers. Pay with cash or check at the Library.

New Recommended Books

Adult Fiction: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. While this novel was originally written in 1962, it is new to our collection, and was even recently the book choice for our most recent “Rory Gilmore Book Club.” (The next book for the club is The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum and our meeting will be on Monday November 15th at 6pm). Whatever Happened to Baby Jane is the story that inspired the famous movie starring Joan Crawford and Bette Davis – it details the later years and sinister rivalry of former movie star Blanche Hudson and her sister, former child star Baby Jane Hudson. Jane’s fame was overshadowed by her talented older sister, and it’s even whispered that she caused the accident that ended Blanche’s career and left her in Jane’s care, in a wheelchair for life. Secrets unfold and reality unravels as the sisters clash like never before.

Young Adult Nonfiction: Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson. Written in free verse by the author herself, Shout provides largely chronological, vignette snapshots of award-winning writer Laurie Halse Anderson’s life. Anderson moves from descriptions of her childhood, rape, and post-trauma struggles to poems about her year living in Denmark and the impact of her novel Speak. She ends her memoir with a section of poems that blend dialogue from other rape victims she’s spoken to with hard-hitting calls to action encouraging readers to find their voices as well. We recommend this memoir to fans of the author, mature readers, survivors who feel ready to face their own stories, and allies who wish to gain deeper insight into all things #MeToo.

Children’s: Magic Treehouse: The Graphic Novel by Mary Pope Osborne and Jenny Lard. That’s right – the first book in the supremely popular Magic Treehouse series has been transformed into a graphic novel! It is a great transition for young readers to move into longer novels without stretching their reading level too far. The story, Dinosaurs Before Dark, is about two kids named Jack and Annie who find a magical treehouse that whisks them away to the past. In this case, a prehistoric past. Can they find their way home before it gets dark and the hungry dinosaurs come out? Read and find out!

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