Dates to Remember
3 – Fall back! Daylight Savings Time ended at 2:00 am
11 – Veterans Day (Libraries are closed.)
27 – Libraries close at 5:00 pm
28 & 29 – Happy Thanksgiving! (Libraries are closed.)
November Programs for Teens
Unless otherwise noted, programs are for middle & high school students and are drop-in.
Café Chinn: Terrific Thanksgiving Treats
Tuesday, November 12, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Create some great Thanksgiving treats with the Aubergine Chef! No baking skills are required; cupcakes, icing and all necessary items will be supplied as you create something special for the holidays. Take your creations home or eat them right away! Limited to the first 30 students.
Catching Fire Teen Trivia Contest
November 1 – 23
Hunger Games fans will want to test their knowledge of the second book in the trilogy, Catching Fire. Pick up an entry form at the Information Desk and return it by the close of business on Saturday, November 23 (5:00 pm). The winner will receive a pair of tickets to see the new Catching Fire movie. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Books to Look For
In honor of Veterans Day, here are some titles that illuminate the experience of serving:
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis YA FIC
When popular and talented Ben joins Army Reserve after high school instead of heading for college, his family and friends are baffled, but reluctantly support his decision. After his unit is called to active duty in Iraq, they are worried, but still not prepared for the phone call that Ben has been seriously hurt. With a traumatic brain injury, he doesn’t remember his fiancé, his family, or even who he is. Can anyone get through to him—and is the old Ben even there anymore?
Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam by Walter Dean Myers J FIC
Although better known for his young adult Vietnam War novel Fallen Angels, Walter Dean Myers has written other books on the Vietnam War. In this slim but powerful picture book, he shows us the fearful and wrenching experience of a homesick young soldier, using spare, poetic prose and stunning illustrations. This is a quick but thought-provoking read that will linger long after you close the book.
Next Month: Craft up a Holiday!
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