I took a walk around my neighborhood yesterday and saw that some people have started decorating their front lawns for Halloween. If you’re like me, even while walking during the day, these decorations can be a bit scary. The library is filling up with all sorts of Halloween and Horror displays too. In case you don’t like reading Horror books, check out these latest additions to the Reading Room:
Like many Americans, you may be planning to watch the first Presidential Debate tonight at 9pm between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. After all the dust has cleared, come check out the Biography section here in the library to read about the past presidents. Browse the New Nonfiction displays, I think I see a new book about Clinton and Trump every week! There are many titles on Audiobooks and the OverDrive and Hoopla applications in case you would rather listen than read.
Today is author George R. R. Martin’s birthday! Commonly known for his (still in progress) book series Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin has a long list of books including the Dreamsongs series, Hedge Knight series, Game of Thrones comic books and graphic novels, and the contribution to the Wild Cards series.
Grab one of his books in the Science Fiction and Fantasy section at the library and celebrate what amazing talent was born on this day, 68 years ago!
Tonight seems like it might be the perfect night for a bonfire! Which is one of the good things when the change from summer to fall happens. Reading a book next to a bonfire is good too. Stop by the library tomorrow to grab a book from the New Fiction, Romance, Mystery or SciFi/ Fantasy displays. We still have the Recommended by your Neighbors display, check out what favorite books were read during the Summer Reading Program! Hopefully, tomorrow night is as cool as it is tonight so you can enjoy the evening air! Happy Reading!
Are you going on a trip in the car this weekend? What about walking at the park or going hiking? Have you ever thought about taking a book, not to read but to listen to? I have a 5 hour drive to see my parents when I go home for the holidays, so I always stock up on audiobooks. I also try and go on walks at the parks and around my neighborhood. I also use the Hoopla and OverDrive applications on my phone to listen to books. In addition, Hoopla has a variety of music albums that can be listened to.
Come check out the New Audiobook display, or the ones in the general collection here in the library. We have a Playaway collection too.
Need help getting familiar to the Hoopla and OverDrive applications? A staff member at the reference desk can assist you or use the Digital Library page to find instructions for your device.
Have fun reading, or rather listening!
If you are like me, you can always use new techniques or ideas for organizing your house. Come to the library tonight for the Organizing Your and Home Life program at 7pm. Professional organizer Ann Shenk will be stopping by to present way to help anyone at any stage of organizing. Can’t make it tonight, check out the display of organizational books week have near the Reference Desk or head over to the 648 call numbers to find a variety of books to assist you.
Do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Growing up, it was an extra day off of school and a time for family parties. Labor Day was first observed on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. Twelve years later President Grover Cleveland signed into law that the first Monday in September was designated a legal holiday for federal employees. For most, it may be extra day to be with family and friends, but it can also be time to finish reading a summer book or catch up on T.V. shows before the fall season begins. Regardless the reason, come on into the library and grab a book to read or a T.V. show to watch. Remember, RRPL will be closed Sunday and Monday in observance of Labor Day but back to the usual fall schedule Tuesday at 9am.