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Pierce City Branch Library News

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Pierce City Branch Library has several activities coming up during the month of November.

Story Time is held at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday, followed by the homework hour for teens from 2 to 3 p.m.

All branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will close on Thursday, Nov. 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

An all day stamping and scrapbooking workshop will be held on Friday, Nov. 23. Kristin Nama will concentrate on making Christmas Cards while listening to music and sharing a potluck lunch in the community meeting room.

The Adult Book Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

New DVDs include: Secret of the Wings and Christmas Comes Home to Canaan.

New adult fiction titles include: "Autumn's Promise" by Shelly Gray; "The Giving Quilt" by Jennifer Chiaverini; "A Winter Dream" by Richard Paul Evans; "Brides for Brothers" by Debbie Macomber; "Rachel's Garden" by Marta Perry; "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling; "The Sins of the Mother" by Danielle Steel; and "Courting Susannah" by Linda Lael Miller.

One new large print adult fiction title: "Beyond the Great Snow Mountains" by Louis L'Amour.

One large print western fiction: "Wildfire" by Ralph W. Cotton.

One new mystery title is "A Christmas Garland" by Anne Perry.

Two youth titles include: "The Sisters Grimm: the Council of Mirrors" by Michael Buckley; and "The Mark of Athena" by Rick Riordan.

Story Time preschoolers enjoyed a fun Halloween party with treats, crafts, and costumes. Georgia Roskelley, children's coordinator, read Halloween stories while dressed as a witch.

The first meeting of the Pierce City Branch Friends of the Library was held on Tuesday, Nov. 6 with the reading and adoption of the bylaws.

The following officers were nominated and unanimously voted into office: Frank Preston, president; Polly McCrillis, secretary; and Betty Lathrop, treasurer.

Members discussed a visiting artist program, in cooperation with Becky Golubski, president of the Pierce City Art Guild and Georgia Roskelley, childrens coordinator.

Betty Lathrop was asked to work with Golubski on grants that would fund mileage and supplies for art projects at the library.

Members were also asked to contact community citizens to possibly loan items for the library display.

Preston will contact the local papers and put together a calendar of events scheduled to take place in Pierce City by the schools, city and senior center.

Those interested in joining Friends of the Library may call 476-5110.

The library is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, visit www2.youseemore.com/blrl.

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