November is so much more than Thanksgiving – although it IS my favorite holiday. Election Day is November 8th.  Go out and vote.  Veteran’s Day is November 11th – we’re thankful for all military service and sacrifice. And Children’s Book Week, November 7th – 13th, bookends them both. We have just placed a plethora of newly purchased books in the children’s library to refresh their collection. We are so thankful for our families and kiddos that come here to see us and spend time with each other. When thanksgiving is over, and Black Friday is done, don’t forget us on Giving Tuesday (November 29). Remember, when you give to us, you give to your neighbors! Happy November Everyone!
~ Beckie
Haudenosaunee Influence on American Democracy
Professional storyteller, Perry Ground will present: Haudenosaunee Influence on American Democracy on Saturday, November 5 at 6:30 PM in the library's Community Room. This informative talk will show how the founding documents and principles of the United States government were influenced by ideas found among the Haudenosaunee. Participants will learn about the Peacemaker, the story of how the Five Nations joined together, and how the Great Law of Peace guides their traditional form of government. Discussion about the Founding Fathers, American relationships with the Haudenosaunee, how Native ideas influenced the Constitution, and symbols that highlight this influence will be included.
Special Hours
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday the library will be closing at 2 PM on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 24. We will resume normal hours on Friday. We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.
TECH CONNECT: Internet Basics Workshop
Our next digital literacy workshop, Internet Basics is slated for Thursday, November 3 at 6 PM. All are invited to develop their tech skills in a learner-friendly environment. Visit our website for more information. Register early, as workshops are limited to 12 people.
Digital Photography 101
As families will be gathering for the upcoming holiday season, it is naturally time for photos! Take these shots up a notch by acquiring some new photography skills! On Saturday, November 12, at 1 PM, professional photographer, Keith Adkins of Adkins Photography will take the guesswork out of
f-stops, shutter speeds, and exposure. Capture memories with some beautiful photos this year!

Join us for a fun, in-person crafting program on 
Wednesday, November 16 at 6 PM when attendees will create an embroidered Christmas tree on a canvas.

Participation for this free program is limited to twelve (12) individuals, so register early! 
45 & Up: Preparing for Retirement
The time to plan for your future is now! Do not leave your financial security up to chance. This program, lead by Jerod Rosendahl: CFP, ChFC, CRC,
LPL Financial Advisor, and Vice President of Northwest Investment Services will cover ways to grow and protect your financial wealth. Join in the conversation on Thursday, November 17 at 6 PM.

Stitch Perfect: Embroidery

Join instructor, Cheryl Miller to explore embroidery! Learn several simple stitches that can be the foundation in many beautiful crafts.
Participants are asked to bring an embroidery hoop (8" or 6"), some needles, small scissors, and embroidery floss (colors of your choosing). The library will have a limited number of supplies available for this free program.

Date & Time

Trivia Night

Let's test our knowledge of everything during the next Trivia Night on Tuesday, November 22 at 6 PM! Enjoy the challenge with your team (4 ppl. max.) or play individually. Either way, it is sure to be a blast!

Who will emerge victorious?

Registration is necessary. Call 814-362-6527 or click the link below:

Building Blocks

Judy Brown, owner of the Little Fabric Garden will return with another great project, a Christmas stocking! Thread those sewing machines and get ready to make the project your own! Building Blocks is a prerecorded program that will premier to the library's Facebook page and YouTube channel when the project becomes available. Many of our past works can be found on the library's YouTube channel. Date: TBA
The Open Book

The next club meeting will be Saturday, November 19 at 10:30 AM.

Club members will discuss Horse by Geraldine Brooks during November's meeting. A discussion of the book will be lead by Ann Gannon.

All are welcome to attend this event.

Upcycle This!

Join us virtually on Thursday, November 3 & 17 PM as we repurpose thrifted items during this fun, crafting program.

"Upcycle This!" is a prerecorded video that premiers on the library's Facebook page, so you can enjoy it any time that is convenient for you!

Episodes can also be found on the library's YouTube channel.
Teen Book Club

Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 5 PM

Monument 14
Emmy Laybourne

Six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. 

The Teen Book Club will meet in-person on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:00 pm. All local students in grades 9 - 12 are welcome to attend.

Middle Ground Book Club

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 4:30 PM.

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
M.T. Anderson & Eugene Yelchin

Uptight elfin historian Brangwain Spurge is on a mission: survive being catapulted across the mountains into goblin territory, deliver a priceless peace offering to their mysterious dark lord, and spy on the goblin kingdom — from which no elf has returned alive in more than a hundred years.

Middle Ground Book Club will meet in-person on the first Thursday of every month at 5:00 PM. All local students in grades 6 - 8 are welcome to attend.
The Turkeys Are Calling!

Get a close up look of some live turkeys at the library. They will be gobbling and raising a fuss on this day before Thanksgiving program! Check out the mayhem on Wednesday, November 23 at 11 AM when Michael Morton returns to the library with his Sun-Dance-Kids-Farm turkeys. Pst, don't worry. These turkeys will not be on any tables this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Pot Luck

On Monday, November 21st at 11:00 AM, our Story Seekers families are invited to join a potluck dinner to be shared in the community room. Everyone will bring a dish to pass. It will be a time of celebration with our families to kick off the holiday season. Use the button below to email Miss Judy for more information.
Story Seekers

Story Seekers is a fun-filled program for 0-5 year old children and their parents or caregivers. Hear great stories, sing a few songs, and complete a craft or two! Story Seekers meets every Monday and Friday at 11 AM.
Juice Box Heroes

Join Jim Ronan for music and fun on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 11 AM! Juice Box Heroes is an in-person event that is held in the Children's library. We will be singing, dancing, laughing, and making lots of music!