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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Leaves soon falling and books are calling!

Leaves will soon be falling and books are calling! As we enter the high season for major new titles, your library will be featuring a bumper crop of great reads. Currently on the bestseller fiction shelf, we have Tanya French's Secret Place, Clive Cussler's The Eye Of Heaven, Christina Baker's Orphan Train, James Lee Burke's Wayfaring Stranger, Donna Tartt's Goldfinch and Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies. Non-fiction readers can enjoy three recent biographies,  Piper Kerman's, Orange is the New Black, Joan River's, Diary of a Mad Diva and  Malala Yousafzai's I Am Malala, as well as In the Kingdom of Ice, Hampton Sides story of an 1872 polar voyage gone wrong, Beth Macy's Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town and many, many  more. 

This coming month the library adult book club, Frieda's Readers will be enjoying Fannie Flagg's latest offering, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. Copies of the book are available at the library and everyone is invited to join in the discussion the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm

Don't find a title or video you're interested in on our shelves? Remember that your library can order materials for you from libraries, colleges and schools all over Wisconsin and even from out of state, at no charge to you.  While our library building may not be huge, our capacity to connect you and your family with entertainment, information and educational materials is just that. Not sure what you need? want to learn more? Stop by today, call us at 608-375-5723, we're here to help!

With the beginning of the school year, along with all of the excitement about new teachers, classes and friends, we also begin hearing about new challenges. Bullying is one of the most serious among them and parents as well as bullied students often aren't sure where to turn for help. Given the nationwide scope of this problem, our library is committed to assisting families and educators learn more about how to deal with bullying and its impacts. We have books, videos and online resources that can provide guidance for affected families and their kids. The library is also a bully-free after school zone, where children can find calm and friendly space to do homework, read, play games on our two non-Internet AWE learning  stations or just enjoy activity sheets, coloring pages and a variety of puzzles.
Next week, September 21st-27th is National Banned Books Week, when libraries and readers everywhere join in celebrating the Freedom to Read. Like free speech, the freedom to read ensures that everyone can freely choose to exercise their right to self-education and expression, make informed choices and participate meaningfully in the public dialogues  essential to a healthy democracy. Stop by the library for a look at our "Books in Chains" display of banned and challenged books, and learn why everything from Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" to Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" have met and survived censorship.

Parents of preschool age children, mark your calendars: Fall pre-k storytime kicks off the week of October 20th with two regular weekly programs. Join children's librarian Gina Schmitz on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm and again on Wednesday mornings at 10 am for a fun and educational program of reading, listening, singing and moving designed to get your little one's attention and introduce them to the wonderful world of books. Storytime continues weekly through December 10th.

We have some great new programs and events planned to carry us through the rest of the year. For more information about any library services or programs stop by or call the library, phone 608-375-5723, email us at libraryboscobel@gmail.comor visit us online: www.boscobelpubliclibrary.org Facebook: Boscobel Public Library, Twitter: BoscoLibrary. Your library, Your Community: Friends for Life!