November 1, 2023

MONROEVILLE Public Library Monthly Newsletter Can you believe it’s already November? I know I can’t! The end of the year is closing in on us, but what I love most about this month is that it is a time to be thankful for everything we have and everyone in our lives. I am thankful for all of you, our dear patrons. Without all of you, we would not be where we are today. The library continues to grow each month. I am so thankful for your support and your belief in what we are determined to do. I would like to take a moment to announce our new Winter Hours. Starting December 1st we will be closing on Wednesdays. Our hours will now be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-8pm, Fridays 10am-4pm, and Saturday 10am-2pm. Closed on Wednesday and Sunday. I invite you all to mark your calendars for December 9th! We will be participating in the Vintage Village Christmas Open House with the other businesses in town. We will be open during our normal business hours of 10:00-2:00. Come and enjoy tons of festive activities! Finally, we will be closed on Friday November 10th in observance of Veterans Day. We will be closing at 1pm on Wednesday November 22nd. We will also be closed on Thursday November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving Day. We will resume normal operation hours each following day. Kate Director's Letter N NOVEMBER 1, 2023 VOL. 23

PHOTO BY MARTIN R. SMITH NOVEMBER 2023 VOL. 23 Staff Book & Show Picks MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Kate: Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros Find it on the Libby App or here at the library! Bonnie: 5 Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand Madi: Finding Nemo by Pixar Lydia: The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Sam: Spare by Prince Harry Programming Continued Storytime with Lydia: Join us on Fridays at 11:00am! Pre-K and Under welcome! In Stitches with Kate: Mondays 10:30am-11:30am Come and join us for an hour of pure bliss working on your chosen needlework project! All Ages Welcome! Book Club: Tuesday, November 28th 6-7pm Enjoy an hour of discussion on this months book. Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd & Ann Kidd Taylor. Stop in and pick up your copy today! Bingo With Madi: Saturday November 4th 11-12pm Join us for a fun Thanksgiving themed bingo! Lego Club: Saturday November 18th 11am Join us and build new creations! Your imagination is the limit! All Ages Welcome! Programming 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: An ongoing passive program for anyone ages newborn up to the night before kindergarten. Stop by the library to sign up and get your tracking sheet. For every 100 books, stop at the library to get a new tracking page, and be added to the star wall for your achievement. Once reaching 1,000 books come claim your special prize! Saturday December 2nd 11am Christmas Bingo With Madi Saturday December 9th 10-2pm Vintage Village Christmas Open House Saturday December 16th 11am Lego Club

November Book/Movie List Fiction The Flower Quilter by Mindy Steele Heirloom by Beverly Lewis Sisters by the Sea by Wanda E. Brunstetter The Sunrise Sisterhood by Cathy Bramley The September House by Carissa Orlando Chenneville by Paulette Jiles The Caretaker by Rom Rash Night Watch by Jayne Anne Phillips The Witching Tide by Margaret Meyer North Woods by Daniel Mason Amazing Grace Adams by Fran Littlewood 23 1/2 Lies by James Patterson Blessing of the Lost Girls by J.A. Jance Tom Clancy Weapons Grade by Don Bentley Enchanted to Meet You by Meg Cabot Payback in Death by J.D. Robb The Last Devil to Die by Richard Osman The Last Ranger by Peter Heller Books 3-9 of the Red Stiletto Book Club Series by Anne-Marie Meyer Holiday Fiction Santa and Company by Fern Michaels Midnight at the Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews Bright Lights, Big Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews The Hygge Holiday by Rosie Blake The Christmas Dress by Courtney Cole Home for Christmas by Courtney Cole Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Jenny Bayliss Wreck the Halls by Tessa Bailey A Winter In New York by Josie Silver Non-Fiction Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune by Anderson Cooper Three Ordinary Girls: The Remarkable Story of Three Dutch Teenagers Who Became Spies, Saboteurs, Nazi Assassins-and WWII Heroes by Tim Brady The Six: The Untold Story of America’s First Women Astronauts by Loren Grush

November Book/Movie List Picture Books This Book Is Banned by Raj Haldar I Don’t Want to Read This Book Aloud by Max Greenfield Hide and Seek, Nuts to Eat by Tracy Gold How to Make a Peanut Butter Sandwich in 17 Easy Steps by Bambi Edlund A Very Cranky Book by Angela DiTerlizzi Pete the Cat: Show-and-Tell by James Dean Tacos by Frank Asch Every Dreaming Creature by Brendan Wenzel Eclipse by Andy Rash Construction Site: Taking Flight by Sherri Duskey Rinker How to Catch Santa Claus by Alice Walstead Juvenile Fiction Thieves’ Gambit by Kayvion Lewis (Young Adult) Warriors Super Edition: Riverstar’s Home by Erin Hunter Cat on the Run in Cat of Death! by Aaron Blabey Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods by Rick Riordan Juvenile Non-Fiction Who Was Betty White? by Dana Meachen Rau How They Choked by Georgia Bragg The History Of Series For Kids by Various Authors Movies Blue Beetle Golda The Channel Impuratus Jules Strays The Boogeyman Talk to Me Barbie Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One Haunted Mansion Prey The Crown Season 5 Crossword Mysteries 2 Movie Collection Under the Autumn Moon Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Animal Crackers Lightyear (Juvenile) Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Juvenile) Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (Juvenile)