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October has somehow arrived again with all the beautiful signs of fall coming with it. The leaves are quickly turning colors, geese are filling the skies, and mornings are becoming cooler as we wake up in the dark. It is a great, but busy time of the year. The library’s bulletin board is full of flyers offering fall programs that provide something for everyone.
The library staff has planned a great month of programs that are free and open to the public. The Festival of the Pumpkins has begun. The display of pumpkins has become a popular annual event, and we look forward to the library shelves being filled with decorated pumpkins again this year.
Wee Read with Jo continues for 2-4 year-olds with an adult on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. We will continue to enjoy the program in Central Park as long as weather permits. Both Jo and Jenisa are providing outdoor outreach programs at schools.
Teens can craft a yarn pumpkin on Monday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. Meet Jenisa on the stage in Central Park. All supplies will be provided.
The 2021 All Iowa Reads books for kids and teens are ready for checkout at the front desk. Each group will end with a book discussion. Teens will meet on Monday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m., and kids will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. Adults can participate in Book vs Movie book discussion on Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Stop by the front desk to register for any of these groups.
Our friend Gary McCurdy will be in front of the library every Thursday at noon for Octuba in October!
All these community events will quickly bring us to the month of November. So get out with your neighbors and friends to enjoy the colorful, crazy season we are in.