Happy Native American Heritage Month! To celebrate the rich cultural traditions and history of our indigenous peoples we will start off with a book discussion of Louise Erdrich’s book The Night Watchman on November 1 at 5:30 p.m. This novel won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Please join us.
For kids we will offer a Crafternoon project on Tuesday, November 8 at 4:00. Kids will make a colorful parfleche bag and hear a Native American story or two. Please register in advance so we can make sure we have enough supplies.
Finally, on Monday, November 15, at 5:30 p.m. Evan Pritchard, a descendant of the Mi'kmaq people (part of the Algonquin nation), and founder of The Center for Algonquin Culture will treat us to stories and a bit of music to bring these vibrant cultures alive for us. We will offer this as a hybrid event on Zoom as well as in person. Please register on the website.
We are starting a Song Club for those 65 and older who like to sing, or hear others singing. It will be at the Park Heights community room on Wednesday, November 16 at 2:00. Singing old and new favorites led by singer and song-leader extraordinaire, Debbie Lan. Please sign up on the website or by calling the library.
One of our patrons donated a subscription to a newsletter: Worst Pills, Best Pills which reviews many studies about drugs and their interactions. There is an online version of the newsletter which is searchable on our patron computers, or you can ask the staff to look up a medication and give you any articles about it that come up. Thanks to our patrons for keeping everyone informed.
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, December 3 when we will have Frozendale at the library. Children's author/illustrator Iza Trapani will come and read one of her books, and there will be a beautiful holiday cake awarded as a door prize. This is a great way to start the holiday season by shopping local, supporting a good cause, and visiting with your neighbors. We have affordable hand-crocheted items (made in Rosendale) and new Born to Read onesies and toddler tee shirts, perfect for the very young readers.