The weather is cooling, the leaves are turning, and the kids are well into their school year; fall has officially arrived. We at the Library think that makes it an excellent time of year to visit the Library to find a nice book or movie to enjoy. This issue is full of new materials to check out, fun fall-inspired crafts that you can do, and events you can attend at your local library. In addition to our highlighted events in our Library News you can also find events for people of all ages on our events calendar. Finally, don’t forget that October is also an excellent time of year to check out our Seed Libraries so you can plan for the winter growing season!
Chris Barnickel, Director
Chase McMunn, Assistant Director
What's on your fall to-read list? Get a first look at the freshest titles hitting the shelves.
HIT LIST Movie-watching weather is here! Chill out with new DVD and Blu-ray titles for September and October.
YOUR LIBRARY CARD
Get your favorite films faster! Beginning October 2, DVDs and Blu-rays will check out for one week, with a limit of 20 per customer. A quick turnaround means you spend less time waiting for popular titles.
DYING TO READ
We dare you to read these truly terrifying reads after dark! Sink your teeth into this list of scary and not-so-scary selections for the whole family.
INDIE AUTHOR DAY
SAT, OCT 21, 10–2:00
SAN LUIS OBISPO LIBRARY
We're excited to connect readers with local and independent writers! Join us for book sales, author readings, and more.
PAJAMA PARTY LIVE!! FRI, OCT 20, 6:00–7:30
SAN LUIS OBISPO LIBRARY
Wear your warmest, snuggliest pajamas and plan to have a great time eating snacks and having fun with storyteller Michael Katz! Free for children and their families.
LET'S BE FRIENDS
October 15-21, 2017 is National Friends of the Library Week. Thank you to our Friends groups and Foundation for supporting the Library and providing advocacy to sustain our services.
Join a group from your local branch to ensure free access for all.
TEEN READ WEEK
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens across the country nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Readers ages 12 to 18 can vote online now, until the end of Teen Read Week™ (October 8-14, 2017) on the Teens' Top Ten site.
BERRIES, BLOOMS, BROCCOLI, AND BULLS
THROUGH OCTOBER 30 ARROYO GRANDE LIBRARY
Works by local photographer Lee-Volker Cox are on display during the months of September and October.
ARTS PROGRAMMING @YOUR LIBRARY SEPT–DEC
Watercolor classes, Coloring Club, music ensembles, and more! Check our online events calendar for programs for every age and ability.
Fall means fresh apples, applesauce, pumpkins, and leaves changing colors. Even if these things are not happening in kids' backyards, they can still enjoy them in these beautiful new fall books. Little Elliot never fails to charm, and his new book, Fall Friends, is a gentle look at friendship. Keven Henkes masters the art of imagining fall for even the youngest child with In the Middle of Fall. Apples mean applesauce in Lisa Amstutz's new book, Applesauce Day.
EMBRACING CONVERSATION WORKSHOP
SAT, OCT 7, 10:00–NOON SAN LUIS OBISPO LIBRARY
Investigate the social impact of face-to-face conversation versus digital interaction, and explore ways to overcome feelings of vulnerability.
4-H VEX ROBOTICS
SAT, OCT 14, 1–2:15 @LOS OSOS LIBRARY
SAT, DEC 16, 12–2 @MORRO BAY LIBRARY
Join the 4-H Youth Development Program this fall to learn how to build and play with robots. This free program is open to youth ages 8 -14. Space is limited.