Can anyone believe how fast October came and went?
Maybe it seemed to go fast because Judy and I attended a three-day conference in Des Moines. About 700 librarians from around the state gathered for the annual ILA conference.
We enjoyed delicious food, interesting and informative sessions about various library topics, visited with vendors, and stayed out of the rainy weather as much as possible.
I had a chance to see experienced storytellers share their stories in very special ways. I felt like I could have listened to them longer, but I had other sessions that were calling me. A couple of sessions were about books for youth, old and young alike.
They had many of the current popular reads for each age group. My favourite way to select books for the library or myself is by having the book in my hand and being able to look at the pictures and the way the book was written. I had ample opportunity to do both and I came back with some new books for our library.
I also came home with a group of posters about "geek" at the library. Is this a new kind of technology you might ask? No. Geek means that you are passionate about something. So if you are passionate about football, music, art, gardening, etc. and wanted some books on these subjects then we would say that you "geek football," "geek music," "geek art," or "geek gardening." So come on down to the library and check out who geeks many different topics. You might be surprised at who see.
November is a special month for two reasons, Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving. Veteran's Day gives people an opportunity to honour a special group of people in our society. They are the people who have served their country so that we can be free. The library will be having a special Veteran's Day Program on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. upstairs in the Youth Department. There will be patriotic songs sung, a story from Red Skelton about The Pledge of Allegiance, a take home patriotic craft, and a special snack. Kids and adults are welcome. So come to the Cherokee Public Library and help us show our appreciation for all those that have served in the armed forces.
You will be preparing for the Veteran's Day Program, discuss the silent auction basket for the library, do a craft, and have a snack. Don't forget to ride Bus #3 to the library.
Don't forget to pick up your November Newsletter at the front desk or upstairs in the children's department.