Melodies and Munchkins in the Park.
Fridays in September. 10:30 AM -- 11:15 AM
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to enjoy songs, rhythm, movement, instruments and fun with educator, Riley Waygood. FREE! This will take place in the library park. Please bring a mask. Contact Tessa for more information.
Hiking With Young Children Presented by
Tin Mountain Conservation Center.
September 9th, 3:30 -- 4:30. Free! Library Park.
Tin Mountain naturalist and avid hiker Matt Maloney (that guy in the photo) will share information and thoughts on how to have an enjoyable time hiking with children of all ages on our local trails. Topics to be covered include 10 essentials for all backpacks, best hikes for little ones, "Leave-No-Trace" habits that can be instilled at a young age, and most importantly making hiking fun for children! It’s tough having little legs sometimes and there are great ways to engage kids with their natural sense of wonder while hiking along to a destination.

Older kids will also want to come along as Matt can go over fun activities for learning the local landscape with a map, compass and binoculars. An emphasis on less traveled paths will be made!

Ask Elizabeth Atkinson . . . . September 14th, 6:30 PM on Zoom
Meet the 2020 International Book Award Winner For Children's Fiction
Join us for a conversation with local author Elizabeth Atkinson, the winner of the 2020 International Book Award for Children's Fiction for Fly Back, Agnes.

Fly Back, Agnes was also featured in Travel & Leisure Magazine as "10 Books Your Kids will Love During Quarantine."

Complete this Google Form to ask Elizabeth a question: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IVlhibYCpoDV6LudcxOi2V8phLbRy4M0y9HeCZjaP0Q/edit

Questions will be posed to her and discussed on Zoom. Contact Tessa by email for the Zoom link.

Learn more about Elizabeth Atkinson and her books ar her website: http://www.authorelizabethatkinson.com/
Book Group Selections for September
September 21st, 10:15 AM

The story of twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan and the life-saving discovery of the autoimmune disorder that nearly killed her -- and that could perhaps be the root of "demonic possessions" throughout history.

This program will take place in-person, in the library meeting room, and over Zoom.

Contact Kathy Keene by email if you would like to join the discussion and want the Zoom link. Check out our book club webpage to see future selections.
September 15th, 6:30 PM

In his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science--including the story of his own awakening to antiracism--bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form.

Contact Tessa for the Zoom link if you would like to join the discussion.
"Making Soap" Returns
We are very happy to announce "Making Soap" has returned to its home after receiving conservation treatment by conservator Marth Cox, pictured here with the work. Thank you to the Goldberg Foundation and the Friends of the Conway Public Library for your support. This would not have been possible without you.

The Library will be closed Saturday, September 5th for a Red Cross Blood Drive. We will also be closed September 7th in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
The Book Drop Is Open!
We have reopened our book drop. It will be emptied once per day in the morning. We will continue the three day quarantine period for returns. The return cart at the front door will no longer be there. Curbside pickup for checkouts will continue for the forseeable future.
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