Library Column for November 7, 2018

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Hunters and travelers, make sure and get your devices loaded with audiobooks, e-books, and magazines to read while at the cabin or away from home. Stop by the library to learn how to access digital materials for free or visit for links to the websites for Overdrive, Hoopla and RB Digital. All three also have apps, although creating an account can be much easier on a computer than the app, and I haven’t figured out if an account can be created on the RB Digital app or just online. All three services offer some great material available without charge to library patrons. Use your library card to create your account and start listening and reading free digital content.

I just finished reading The Dragon’s Code by Gigi McCaffrey, daughter of Anne McCaffrey who follows in her mother and brother’s footsteps in writing about the world of Pern. I have read books in this series since shortly after the first book was published in the 1970’s. It has been interesting to watch the world grow and develop.

I have been reading older titles lately. I read Enchantment by Orson Scott Card which is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty set in Old Russia, Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers and My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante and translated by Ann Goldstein. These titles were all part of a reading challenge for the year to read titles in categories and topics I wouldn’t necessarily read without making an effort. It was a nice challenge as it only included twelve titles and thus left me plenty of room for other books over the course of the year too.

Much of my non-fiction reading has unfortunately morphed into listening to podcasts. But I will often find myself looking for books or articles to expand on the information presented in podcasts. One such example is Radiolabs episode called “Infective Heredity” and the book called The Tangled Tree: a radical new history of life by David Quammen. This was a book that we didn’t pick up as I wasn’t sure how many people would be interested in reading, but a couple of the other libraries in the system did purchase it, so I can borrow it and read it without it clogging up our shelves.

Storytime on Thursday, November 8th at 10:30 am will feature stories, rhymes and activities about food. Storytime is for young children and their caregiver and includes activities to introduce our youngest patrons to the library, reading and begin helping them learn in a group setting. The formal portion of the morning lasts about thirty minutes and is followed by about thirty minutes of free play with our early learning toys. Put storytime on the schedule and join us each week to help your child grow and learn.

The library will be closed on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans’ Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday. The library is open Monday – Wednesday 10am – 8pm, Thursday – Friday 10am – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm.