Bring your family stories to life with help from the library. Whether you’re just starting your genealogy journey or have traced your roots for years, these programs offer valuable tips for every family detective.

Sat., Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.

Starting Your Genealogy Journey: What You Need to Know

Sat., Oct. 1 at 1 p.m.

Starting Your Genealogy Journey: Where to Look

Fri., Oct. 7 at 6 p.m.

Fall Genealogy Lock-In

Sat., Oct. 15 at 10 a.m.

You Don’t Have to Go to The Vatican for Catholic Church Records!

Sat., Oct. 22 at 10 a.m.

Exploring City Directories 

If you like the real, behind-the-scenes stories of local people and places, join these authors for a series of memorable discussions.

Wed., Oct. 5 at 6 p.m.

The Life and Works of Lewis Hine (Michael Cooney)

Thurs., Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.

Finding Her Place: A Yorkshire Mill Girl’s Journey to a Home in the Gold Coast Colony (Catherine Cruickshank)

Thurs., Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.

It Seems Like Only Yesterday (Randy Domer)

Photography Contest & Exhibit

Submissions close Oct. 15

Have you sent in your photos? Your printed work could be featured during our first F Stop in-person exhibit and reception on Thurs., Dec. 1. Ages 13 and older are encouraged to enter. Thank you to sponsors Generac and Camera Casino. 

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Ghoul reads!

Thrills, chills and slightly spooky tales for little ones. We’ve harvested a few of our favorite spine tingling reads for you!

No mere mortal can resist

What will you read, watch or do this month?

Get your child ready to read by sharing books together. The 1000 Books Reading Challenge helps your littles learn to love reading while earning incentives along the way.

If you liked The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager, sample these three readalikes suggested by Librarian Nancy Bell.

How about a fun night out? Meet your friends at Fifth Ward Brewing Company on Oct. 12 for an adults-only Bricks & Brews LEGO building challenge. This month’s theme is Halloween. We hope to see you soon!

Grades 6 – 12 | Oct. 1 - 23

Gather ‘round the campfire to tell your scariest story in two sentences! Entries will be judged in two categories: Grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Amazon gift cards will be awarded to the top three authors in each age group. 

Do you dare to scare?

Ages 2 – 18 | Oct. 1 – 26 

Craft an original creature inspired by your imagination. Prizes will be awarded in these categories: Most Original, Scariest, Most Intricate, Most Beautiful, Funniest, Sweetest, Creepiest, and People’s Choice.

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