September 1, 2023

MONROEVILLE Public Library Monthly Newsletter A new school year is in full swing and I cannot believe how quick summer passed us by! I hope that everyone enjoyed their vacations and time together! We are excited for all kinds of things to happen this fall and winter at the library! We hope that on September 20th you'll stop by our table at Night Under Lights and say hi! September is National Library Card Sign up Month! If you are seeing this and have not stopped at the library in some time (3+ years), or are new to town, we hope you will come and renew or sign up for a library card with us! We have so many NEW materials to offer! What we cannot get, we can order in through our consortium of 98 libraries! Finally, we will be closed Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day. Kate Director's Letter NEW LIBRARY MATERIALS: DVDS: MAFIA MAMMA, THE LOST KING, PAINT, 1923 SEASON 1, CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3, & MORE! BOOKS: TAPESTRY OF LOVE BY LINDA BLYER THE TRADE OFF BY SANDIE JONES DEAD MOUNTAIN BY DOUGLAS PRESTON N THE LIBRARIANIST BY PATRICK DEWITT YELLOWFACE BY R. F. KUANG MUST LOVE FLOWERS BY DEBBIE MACOMBER HEART BONES BY COLLEEN HOOVER CROOK MANIFESTO BY COLSON WHITEHEAD AND MANY MANY MORE! THE BONE HACKER BY KATHY REICHS SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 VOL. 21

PHOTO BY MARTIN R. SMITH SEPTEMBER 2023 VOL.21 Staff Book & Show Picks 1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN! Kate: The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren Find it on the Libby App or here at the library! Bonnie: Things We Hide From The Light by Lucy Score Madi: The Couch Potato by Jory John Addy: The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni Emily: Make The Fireflies Dance by Rachel Bateman Lydia: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Sam: Marley and Me by John Grogan Programming Continued Storytime with Lydia: Join us Friday September 8th at 11:00am! We hope to see you then! Pre-K and Under welcome! In Stitches with Kate: Tuesdays 4-5 No In Stiches 9/12 & 9/26 Come and join us for an hour of pure bliss working on your chosen needlework project! All Ages Welcome! Book Club: Tuesday, September 19th 6-7pm Enjoy an hour of discussion on this months book. Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber. Stop in and pick up your copy today! Lego Club: Saturday September 23rd 11am Join Addy and build new creations! Your imagination is the limit! All Ages Welcome! Night Under Lights: Wednesday September 20th 5:00-6:30pm. We will be joining the school in an incredible literacy night event! Come down to Clark Park and listen to the story, then spend time visiting all the different tables! We hope you stop by both the Library and the Friends of the Library tables! We would love to see you and say hi! Crafty Corner: Saturday September 16th 11am. Join us to make a lighted glass etched bottle! Choose any theme and get as creative as you would like! Please call and reserve a space so we know how many supplies that we need! Adults Welcome! Programming We are so excited to add this awesome program to our library! The goal is to read 1,000 books to your child ages newborn to the night before kindergarten! This is a self-paced program and could take you months to years. You can repeat books! Sign up at the front desk and get your book trackers. For every 100 books come to the library and get a sticker and be put up on the reader wall! Once you reach 1,000 books you will receive a certificate and special gift!