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October

October 2: Peanuts Comic Strip First Published In 1950.

October 4: Sputnik 1 launched in 1957 (first space vehicle)

October 19: Thomas Edison Demonstrated Electric Light Successfully in 1879.

October 28: Statue of Liberty dedicated in 1886.

Teen Read Week™

is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.

 

 

Eric Whitacre composed a piece based on this month, titled October.

Neil Gaiman wrote a story personifying the month, titled "October in the Chair", for his 2006 collection Fragile Things.

Ray Bradbury published a collection of short stories titled The October Country in 1955.

 

 

Preschool

    Story Time

    Preschool Story Time will resume

    October 7 at 12:30. Join us!

     


     


    Nook and Kindle

    Our Nook and Kindle have new stories on them! You can choose from Blue Gold (Clive Cussler), Dirt (Stuart Woods) No One to Trust (Iris Johansen)and Wyoming Kid (Debbie Macomber) among others when you check out the Nook.

    The Kindle stories include American Holocaust (Bob Lonn), Calico Joe (John Grisham), Midnight Jewels (Jayne Ann Krentz), Wanted Man (Lee Child) and many others.

    Check out a Nook or Kindle and discover how these ereaders work.

    The librarian is more than happy to help you with the technology!


    Opportunities in the Community

     

     


    Tall Cop Says Stop

    Parents, are you aware of the latest trends, gadgets, etc. that vie for our kids' time and attention when it comes to drugs?

    October 9

    6:30-8:00

    Reardan High School Gym

    Officer Jermaine Galloway presents

    "High in Plain Sight: Current Alcohol, Drug, and Concealment Trends and Identifiers"

    Parents: know what is going on in the community!


     

    October Reading Suggestions

    Adults

    Fiction

    Autumn Bridge byTakashi Matsuoka

    A missionary to Edo in 1861 uncovers writings form 1311 and a hidden history comes to life.

    Nighttime Is My Time by Mary Higgins Clark

    Jean Sheridan is to be honored along with six members of her 20th Reunion. Is she also to be murdered?

    Non-Fiction

    The Longest Battle by Harry Yeide

    The battle for the Roer raged for six months. This book brings the battles to life for the reader.

    Clemente by David Maraniss

    Maraniss takes us through the life of the baseball hero who was also a hero in the real world.

    Young Adults

    The Maze Runner by James Dashner

    Now a motion picture: read the book about the boys who must solve the Maze or die trying.

    Deadline by Chris Crutcher

    Ben Wolf has big things planned for his senior year, until the doctor tells him, "You'll be lucky to have a year."

    Shooting the Moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell

    Jamie's brother is sent to Vietnam and she thinks it sounds exciting. Then he starts sending her rolls of film, and the shine fades.

    Children

    The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley

    Sabrina and Daphne Grimm discover that their ancestors, the Brothers Grimm, have written case files of magical mischief. Now, the girls are the fairy-tale detectives.

    George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking

    The world's most advanced computer, superintelligent Cosmos, is able to whisk George and his friends off to any point in the universe.

    Crush by Gary Paulsen

    Kevin knows he'd be the perfect boyfriend for beautiful Tina, so he takes a scientific approach to getting a date with her.

    DVD

    October Sky 

    The true story of a young boy who dares to break away from the coal mines and pursue his dream of rockets.

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