WHAT'S NEW in OCTOBER?
Mon. - Thu. - 9 am - 8 pm
Fri. - 9 am - 6 pm
Sat. - 10 am - 2 pm
Sun. - 1 pm - 4 pm
CLOSED SAUERKRAUT FESTIVAL WEEKEND - OCT. 14 & 15 (SAT. & SUN)
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCT. 10
Register by Tuesday, Oct. 10 in order to vote in the Nov. 7 election. You may register at the library.
You might have noticed the shady hosta garden on the south end of the library close to the drive through drop box. We haven’t featured the hostas in a newsletter, mainly because hostas aren’t normally noted for showy and gorgeous flower spikes. If it’s fragrance you’re interested in, then Hosta plantaginea will not disappoint. Commonly called August lily, this one produces late summer into early fall flower spikes featuring larger than average, stark white, lily-shaped blooms that heavily perfume the air with orange blossom-like fragrance. Like Hosta plantaginea, the literally thousands of other varieties also entice beneficial pollinators, especially those sweet little hummingbirds. And with all those hosta choices, it’s possible to plan your hosta garden with blooms from May all the way through September!
The Mary L. Cook Library invites you to take frequent walks around these demonstration gardens. The scenery is always changing.
Dog Dish of Doom - E. Copperman
Exposed - L. Scottoline
The Identicals - E. Hilderbrand
Shattered - A. Brennan
Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, & Consent on Campus - V. Grigoriadas
Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder - A. Knight
13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do - A. Morin
The Woman Who Smashed Codes - J. Fagone
BUZZWORTHY BOOKS NEW THIS MONTH:
Oct. 3: The Dark Lake - S. Bailey
The Last Ballad - W. Cash
Manhattan Beach - J. Egan
Oct. 10: The Rules of Magic - A. Hoffman
Oct. 17: The Floating Wind - C. Babst
The Last Mrs. Parrish - L. Constantine
Oct. 31: Hiddensee - G. Maguire
by Miss Kathy & Miss Sheila, 513-897-4826.
NEW! DROP-IN STORYTIMES
Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs., but all ages accepted. Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm, or drop in Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am. Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs.
*Sessions begin October 2. Questions – please ask Miss Kathy or Miss Sheila.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES FOR 3-5 YEAR OLDS INCLUDING KINGERGARTENERS.
Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm. Registration requested. We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs.
Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp. When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card you will earn a free book! We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library.
PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS ARE...
Batty for Books! During the month of October, go batty for books. Check out a book and receive a chance for a prize that you will go batty for.
Baby Storytime is for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Wednesdays 10:30am –11:00am *Begins October 18, 2017. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. If you have questions please call Kathy Daniels.
MARY L COOK IRON CHEF
Grades 3 – 6, Monday, October 23, 6:45 - 7:30 pm. Do you have what it takes to earn the title of Mary L. Cook Iron Chef? Registration is required and limited to 20. Sign up at The Mary L. Cook Public Library or through The Mary L. Cook Public Library Facebook page beginning October 2.
*Please identify any food allergies when registering for this program.
CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB
A book club for those in grades 1 and 2. This group will read one short chapter book a month, and then meet to discuss the book, author, and do activities associated with the book. The October Chapters book club will meet on Tuesday, October 17 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm. Registration required - at this time, this group is full.
RAPID READERS AND WRITERS
Calling all Book Worms (grades 3 – 5) to join the Rapid Readers & wRiters at The Mary L. Cook Public Library Tuesday, October 24 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required for this program. Stop in today and sign-up.
LOOK WHO'S S READING BOOK CLUB (GRADE K)
Tuesday, October 24 from 6:00 – 6:30 pm. The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. Registration is required for this book club. Questions - ask Miss Kathy at 897-4826.
LEGO FUN FOR GRADES 1 – 5.
Choose one day to join us: Monday, October 30 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm or bring the family on Saturday, November 4 from 10:30 – 11:15 am. We supply Legos of all sizes and a theme. You supply your imagination. Come build a creation based on a theme. Please register beginning October 16. This program is limited to 20.
DINOSAUR SCIENCE FOR PRESCHOOLERS
(3yrs. – Kindergarteners) and a caregiver on Friday, November 3 from 4:00 - 4:30 pm. We will be learning about the dinosaurs of long ago with several hands on activities. All children should bring an adult with them. Required registration will begin October 16. You may register at the Mary L. Cook Public Library or through the Mary L. Cook Public Library Facebook page. Questions? Please contact Kathy Daniels.
DONUTS WITH DAD
Saturday, November 11 from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Hey kids, bring Dad or that special person in your life to the library for a morning of fun. We’ll provide donuts, drinks, and provide fun activities for all. This is a come-and-go program and there is no need to be there the full hour. So, stop in for a few minutes for a snack and complete an activity or two.
Registration is required for this program and will begin October 23. You may register for this program on our Facebook page or by calling the library (513-897-4826). You donut want to miss it!
CANDY SCIENCE FOR GRADES 1 - 5
Tuesday, November 14 from 6:45 - 7:30 pm.
Join us for sticky fun as we experiment with some of our favorite candies. Required Registration will begin October 30. You may register for this program on our library Facebook page or by calling the library (513-897-4826). Questions? Please contact Kathy Daniels.
1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
Have you signed your child up for this program yet? The 1,000 Books before Kindergarten encourages families to read at least 1,000 books to their preschooler, birth to age 5, before they enter school. Families can sign up today at the Mary L. Cook Public Library. Each child will receive a folder with a page to record the books they read. Each time a goal of recording 20 books is reached, children are encouraged to bring their folder to the library to receive a sticker. Each time the goal of recording 100 books is reached, children should bring their folder to library to receive a free book and, pick up more library books.
The goal of this project is to help kids enter school ready to learn. Reading is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s success when they begin school. It also provides an opportunity to increase their exposure to a wide variety of books, and to promote use of the library – a gold mine of free material available to our community members.
FALL IN LOVE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
Saturday, Oct. 7 at 10:30 am. Bring an optional $3 to class for a DIY air freshener to make and take. Sign up at the front desk.
ALTERED BOOK PURSE
Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6 pm. Make a clutch from a Reader's Digest Condensed Book. We supply the books and fabric, you supply any embellishments you would like to add such as lace, ribbons, or buttons. Also bring a pair of scissors. Sign up at the front desk. Limited to 12.
ADULT BOOK CLUB
The adult book club meets every other Tuesday at 1 pm. Oct. 10 - Eight Hundred Grapes by L. Dave. Oct. 24 - A Window Open by E. Egan. Books are available at the front desk.
Try out this creative doodling class on Wednesday, Oct.11 at 6 pm. $5 for supplies - sign up at the front desk.
FOR CARRIAGE HILL RESIDENTS
Join us playing Bingo on Friday, Oct. 13 at 2 pm.
FRIENDS HOLIDAY AUCTION IS COMING...
Come in and bid on a variety of wreaths, candles, gift certificates, and more, which have been donated by area businesses and community groups. If you have an item you are interested in donating, please contact Kathy Daniels (897-4826). Bidding will begin Friday, Nov. 17. Bids will be opened Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7:00 pm. You could do your holiday shopping at the library!
REMEMBER, HOOPLA IS FOR AUDIOBOOKS, TOO
You can reserve audiobooks on Overdrive (or Libby), but don't forget that Hoopla has a wide variety of audiobooks and ebooks available, as well as movies, tv shows, and music. To create an account, go to hoopladigital.com (or just click on the icon) and sign up using your library card. Each cardholder can check out 15 titles per month. There is no waiting. All material is available 24/7. Audiobooks and music albums check out for 21 days, movies check out for 3 days, and television episodes check out for 2 days.
TEENS (GR. 6 - 12): UNLEASH YOUR STORY AT THE MARY L. COOK LIBRARY
October is Teen Read Month. Come to the library and take a chance to win $25.00 cash. Just guess the number of books in the Mary L. Cook Public Library. One chance per day. The fun lasts all month long.
TEEN CAFE OPEN STARTING WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4
For teens (gr. 6 & up) at the Mary L. Cook Public Library, each Wednesday after school 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Each week we will provide snacks, drinks, and something fun to do. Come join the fun and bring a friend!
*If we show a movie the program will run until 4:30 pm.
?’s CALL Sheila at 513-897-4826.
TEENS GRADE 6 AND UP:
TEEN PAINT AND TAKE (on canvas, not wood)
There is absolutely no experience necessary, supplies included, and FREE! Monday, Oct 9, 2017 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Registration is required; sign up now. Limited to 20. Questions - please call Sheila 513-897-4826.
TAB (Teen Advisory Board of The Mary L. Cook Public Library) will be selling Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows beginning October 11, 2017. Sweetest Day is October 21. Buy one or two for your sweetie and support our teens. Profits will be used for teen programming.