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Caroline "Pooch" Ewing and Elaine Grace, both members of Whelden's Board of Trustees and active members of the West Barnstable community, tied for 2018 "Citizen of the Year." 
Congratulations to you both and thank you for everything that you do!

NOVEMBER 3, 2018

Upcoming Events  

The 'Day of Remembrance,' or 'Day of the Dead' as it's also known, combines the ancient Aztec custom of celebrating ancestors with All Souls' Day, a holiday that Spanish invaders brought to Mexico starting in the early 1500s. The holiday, which is celebrated mostly in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd, is like a family reunion -- except ancestors that have passed are the guests of honor. This event is a joyful occasion that helps people remember the deceased and celebrate their memory.

Stitching at Whelden

Stop by during the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of each month between 2:00-4:00 pm for an informal get-together. Come to knit, crochet, sew or enjoy any other type of needlecraft. Bring a project and work in the company of our cozy library. 

Beginners welcome!

The Children's Room 

Save the Date!

Whelden Book Corner 

- Staff Picks -
What we're loving this month...

Highly Recommended: Annelise Ryan's
Mattie Winston Mystery Series
{Submitted and Adapted by Ellen Russon}
Here's another entertaining series, with nine entries so far: Annelise Ryan's cozy mystery series featuring Mattie Winston and the eccentric inhabitants of her small town, Sorenson, Wisconsin. Mattie, a recently divorced nurse, takes a job as deputy coroner and soon runs into murder and mayhem. As the author describes her: "Wisconsin RN, Mattie Winston, is wryly cynical, politically incorrect, and inherently nosy, traits that suit her well when she trades in her hospital scrubs and OR table for a plastic apron and autopsy table." Mattie's first case involves the murder of her ex-husband's mistress. The plots are intricate, the characters are interesting, and the action is fast-paced. Amazon calls the series "Stephanie Plum [the Janet Evanovich character] with a CSI twist": Mattie is a wisecracker, and the books are light-hearted enough to be laugh-out-loud funny at times. But the author, who is herself a real-life emergency room RN, brings her professional expertise to the series.
It's best to read the books in order: 1. Working Stiff, 2. Scared Stiff, 3. Frozen Stiff, 4. Lucky Stiff, 5. Board Stiff, 6. Stiff Penalty, 7. Stiff Competition, 8. Dead in the Water, 9. Dead Calm.
"Has it all: suspense, laughter, a spicy dash of romance. . ."- Publishers Weekly
"A puzzler of a mystery. Annelise Ryan has created a smart and saucy heroine in Mattie Winston . . . What a thrill ride!"- New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay
"An appealing series on multiple fronts." - Booklist
ANNELISE RYAN is a pseudonym for Beth Amos, who is a real-life emergency room RN living in Wisconsin. She is the author of five suspense novels and more than 200 published articles and is an active member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. For more information about the Mattie Winston series and to keep up with the latest news, visit 
- This Month's Display -
If you're into ghastly (or ghostly!) reads, stop by and check out our October display. 
Ghost stories, haunted inns, mystery authors, oh my!

- For Kids and Youth -
Fall favorites are here, including frightful reads, "Dump Truck Disco" and Y/A picks, 
like "Invisible Emmie" and "Kid Spy."

Many thanks once again to the 'Dig & Delve' Garden Club
for decorating our mantel, kicking off our fall designs!
Thank you, Mary Lou MacFadyen and Win Whyte, for your special touches.

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