This month the Chetco Community Public Library begins offering another digital service. In addition to Library2Go, which allows patrons to download ebooks and audiobooks, and Zinio, which allows patrons to download magazines, patrons can now access Hoopla. With Hoopla you can instantly borrow free digital movies, music, ebooks, audiobooks and more, 24/7 with your library card. You may register at hoopladigital.com or through the link on the library’s website, chetcolibrary.org.
The annual Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale will begin on Thursday, November 12, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hours on Friday, November 13, and Saturday, November 14, are also from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, November 15, the sale will be open from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with the remaining books available for $2.00 per bag. Please stop in for some good book finds while you are out during the Community Holiday Bazaar held each year in November.
Linda Mulvany, children’s librarian, announces that in November because of the book sale there will be no children’s Story Time until Wednesday, November 25, with the subject, “Feasts,” at 10:30 a.m. The same holds true for the Tuesday Afterschool crafts program. On Tuesday, November 24, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., the children will be “Making Turkeys”.
We have a new teen book group that will be meeting the first Monday of the month to read and write. There will be an organizational meeting with games and food on November 9 from 4:00-5:00.
The December Book Discussion Group meeting will be December 7 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. The book chosen for November is Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn.
On November 21 the library will be participating in International Games Day. From 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. We will be hosting video games, board games, card games and more. If you would like to bring your favorite game and host a table please contact Linda. More information to come.
The library would like to start a monthly Lego club. Anybody have any old boxes of Legos hanging out in the basement? Bring them by the library and they will be put to good use.
Some of the new fiction books added to the collection are:
Rogue Lawyer, by John Grisham. The attorney Sebastian Rudd is a “lone” gunman who hates injustice and the system and defends unpopular clients.
See Me, by Nicholas Sparks. Two lovers are threatened by secrets from the past.
The Survivor, by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills. The counter terrorism operative Mitch Rapp must control the damage from a leak of C.I.A. documents. Mills finished the book for Flynn, who died in 2013.
Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith. In the third novel about the private investigative team of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, the pair pursue a psychotic stalker; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.
The Lake House, by Kate Morton. A London detective investigating a missing-persons case becomes curious about an unsolved 1933 kidnapping in Cornwall.
Additions to the non-fiction section include:
Killing Reagan, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events surrounding the attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981.
The Last of the President’s Men, by Bob Woodward. More revelations from the Nixon White House, based on documents supplied by Alexander Butterfield, the aide who disclosed Nixon’s taping system.
A Common Struggle, by Patrick J. Kennedy and Stephen Fried. The former Rhode Island representative, the son of Senator Ted Kennedy, describes his troubles with bipolar disorder and addiction and his subsequent advocacy for mental health care and research.
Furiously Happy, by Jenny Lawson. The humorous treatment of the author’s life with depression and anxiety disorder.
A number of gardening books written for younger children have been added to the children’s collection. If you have young people becoming interested in gardening, you may wish to check out some of these new titles:
Touch a Butterfly: Wildlife Gardening with Kids, by April Pulley Sayre.
Gardening Lab For Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play and Enjoy Your Garden, by Renata Fossen Brown.
Square Foot Gardening With Kids, by Mel Bartholomew.
Kids’ Container Gardening, by Cindy Krezel.
Garden To Table: a Kid’s Guide to Planting, Growing, and Preparing Food, by Katherine Hengel.
There will be no art display in the large meeting room this month due to the Book Sale. In the Lobby Display Case, Stuart Watkins of Brookings has an educational display entitled, “Magnetic Recording Heads for Hard Disk Drives.” Stuart was employed as a Test Engineer in this field until his retirement.
November closures of the Library will be on Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Thanksgiving closures will be on Wednesday, November 25, open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. only, and closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. The library will reopen with regular hours on Saturday, November 28, 2015.