Meet the Author: An Evening with Garth Stein
October 24th, 7:00 p.m. $5

Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear Garth Stein discuss his book,  The Art of Racing in the Rain , the writing process, and so much more.

Books will be available for purchase and signing following the program.

Lunch & a Movie
October 25th, Noon
Adrift (PG-13)

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Light Lunch Provided
Beyond Fiction
Monday, November 4th, 7 p.m.
The Last Castle
- Denise Kiernan

Clue: Mystery Book Club
Friday, November 8th, 10 a.m.
Homicide for the Holidays  
- Cheryl Honingford

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
Rise & Shine Storytime
Saturday, October 26th, 10:00 a.m.

We’ll read great books, dance to some tunes, create art projects, and shake our sillies out.
(Recommended ages 3-8 with caregiver)

This week: Halloween

Spooky Stop Motion
October 29th, 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate the season by making your very own spooky Halloween themed animation!
(Grades 6-8)

Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight
by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

Submitted by Molly J.
Look no further if you’re interested in a sweeping look at space travel beginning in the eras of Galileo and Copernicus. This graphic novel sheds light on the Apollo 11 space program in a beautifully rendered format. You’ll learn a lot about the scale of the space program, which is something many don’t come to realize. The moon landing truly touched all of the corners of the United States in some way. There is an abundance of Apollo mission 50 th anniversary books coming out this year, but this one took the cake for me.
(New Adult Graphic Novel)

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
by Phaedra Patrick

Submitted by Kelly K.
Arthur’s wife has died and he is struggling to make sense of what to do next. While cleaning out the house, he discovers a charm bracelet he has never seen. Following the clues each charm seems to hold, he is transported to India, among other locations, and learns much about his wife’s past while at the same time learning about how to live. It is a *charmer* – loved it!
(Adult Fiction)

Lies My Teacher Told Me:
Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
by James W. Loewen

Submitted by Erik S.
In his classic survey of popular high school history textbooks, James Loewen covers the story of Columbus’ so-called “discovery” of America, the hypocrisies of our slaveholding founding fathers, the process of “heroification,” our long history of intervention in Latin America, and much more. Many of the “lies” presented are now well-known (due in no small part to the book’s first publication in 1995), but readers interested in developing a critical lens with which to view the past will find not only a series of illuminating facts, but a useful introduction to concepts such as historiography, realpolitik, and class analysis.
(Adult Non-Fiction)

Opposite of Always
by Justin A. Reynolds

Submitted by Emily D.
Jack King meets the love of his life at a college party but cannot save her life after she is suddenly hospitalized. Or maybe he can? This book is like Groundhog Day but a repeating set of six months instead of a single day. Determined to save Kate, Jack tries again and again and again and again to get it right. This is such an endearing story about the power of friendship, family, and trying.
(Teen Fiction)