November 2019 Newsletter

The weather is turning cooler and letting us know that the Holiday season is approaching quickly.  Trunk n’ Treat starts the season with Halloween treats and free books here at the library.  We will see you Thursday, Oct. 31st from 5-7.  Next up is the Thayer Methodist Church Turkey Dinner and Bazaar on Saturday, November 2 at 4 pm.  We expect to have the Angel Tree up here at the library around Thanksgiving.  The Thayer Christmas Drawing will be Sunday, December 8th at 4 pm.  We will have many opportunities to meet and mingle with friends and neighbors.  This makes this time of year so special.

We are making some progress in the library rearrangement.  The SEKLS rotation books are now located in the main room again.  They are along the West wall.  The printer is now in that funky corner near the front window.  The CD-audio books are along the East wall on a new shelf.  We are waiting on a new magazine rack.  We still have some other items to move, but we are getting there.  We still have several pieces of very nice furniture to rehome.  Come by and see if there is anything you need.  We will make you a good price on them.

This time of year is also a busy one for the publishing business.  Most of your favorite authors are releasing books for the Christmas season.  We have new books by Stephen King, Clive Cussler, Michael Connelly, John Grisham, and J.A. Jance.  If anyone of you read Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate, we now have a follow-up, non-fiction book that explores the true story of what happened to the orphans of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.  An older book that warrants a mention is The Rise of the Rocket Girls by Holt.   She tells of the female, human computers of the Jet Propulsion Lab from 1939 until the mid-2010’s.  What an incredible story of unsung heroes.  Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins is a great read.  If you stop by, we will fill you in on all of our favorite books