Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Decorate a pumpkin as your favorite book character to enter into our contest to benefit the Plainville Food Pantry. Decorate (NOT cut) pumpkins are due by October 15. The Public will vote with a canned good for thier favorite pumpkin between OCtboer 17 and 29. Vote as often as you like. All non-perishable food votes will be donate to the Plainville Food Pantry. The winning pumpkin with the most canned goods wins 4 free tickets to the Planetarium at the Museum of Science. Pumpkins will ready for pick up on Halloween between 10am and 8pm.
Our scrapbook from the Teddy Bear Sleepover is on Facebook
They had a great time playing games, camping out, drawing and even put on fake mustaches! Don't forget to come pick up your stuffie today. They have a special surprise for you!
The Friends of the Library Need YOU!
Come to the next Friends of the Library meeting on Monday, October 3 at 7pm. The Friends are library card-carrying, curious people, lifelong learners, readers writers, thinkers and browsers. We are a non profit group who encourage community participation in planning and funding of special events. We have several fundraisers a year, including our Book Sales in the summer to fund our activities. We fund programs for adults and children, donate equipment and purchase magazine subscriptions, discounted tickets and museum passes. All are welcome to come to our meetings and have input on new ideas and services the Friends can offer.
If you have costumes or dress up clothes you no longer need and you don't need a replacement costume we will happily take your dontations. Please visit the library any hours we are open and there will be a labeled donation bin in the children's room. The history of National Costume Swap Day has yet to be written but the continued observance depends on you - the more participants the better the choices!
Here are the important details of our holiday preparation fun:
Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10 am until 1 pm
Bring in unwated costumes and go home with one that is new to you
Sponsored by the the Friends of the Library, Inc. You can reserve your tickets in advance using our Reservation System Up to 4 per month per library card. Pay the discounted amount at the library when you pick them up (just like AAA, only closer) Use them anytime when you go to the movies in Foxboro or North Attleboro.
Streaming Videos - Yep! We got that!
Get free streaming videos with your library card and Overdrive. Log in at http://sails.lib.overdrive.com/ just like you do for eBooks, but scroll to find the Streaming Videos. Or use the Overdrive App and watch them right from your device.
Today is Curious George Day!
Curiosity Day is September 17th. H(ans) A(ugusto) Rey was born on September 16, 1898, in Hamburg, Germany. He grew up near the world-famous Hagenbeck Zoo, and developed a lifelong love for both animals and drawing. Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein (who would be known to most of the world as Margret Rey) was also born in Hamburg, on May 16, 1906. The two met briefly when Margret was a young girl, before she left Hamburg to study art. They were reunited in 1935 in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans was selling bathtubs as part of a family business and where Margret had gone to escape the political climate in Germany. Hans and Margret were married in Brazil on August 16, 1935, but they moved to Paris after falling in love with the city during their European honeymoon. It was there that Hans published his first children's book, after a French publisher saw his newspaper cartoons of a giraffe and asked him to expand upon them. Ragi et les 9 singes (Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys in English) was the result, and marked the debut of a mischievous monkey named Curious George. Celebrate Geroge with one of these titles
The Friends of the Library have set up the conference room with ALL of the Non-fiction books for a mini book sale. Books are just $1 each and benefit the Friends. Sale starts on Saturday the 17th at 10am and goes through the 24th during regular library hours. There will be a bag sale on the 24th only from 10am - 2pm,We give you the bag and you fill it for just $5 and YES you can fit way more than 5 books in the bag so it's like getting a bunch free.
Beginning chapter book readers should pick up their copy of "The Spiderwick Chronicles" at the children's desk. Read the book and come to the Chapter Cubs Book Club Meeting on Wednesday, October 24 to discuss the book, meet new friends and have a snack. Miss Laura will be showing the movie after the discussion.
Mother Goose on the Loose for ages 0-3 will now be offered twice a week with Miss Laura. Tuesdays at 10:15am and Wednesdays at 1:30pm starting September 14. Mother Goose is a active program featuring music, repetition, short stories and rhymes that kids and adults do together with Miss Laura leading the program. It is a great way to introduce your kids to the library and meet new people.
Melissa loves reading mysteries and historical fiction. She watches way too much hockey. And would like to have more time for crafting cool stuff.