October Newsletter

Find out about all the month's activities at the library.

Welcome to the Nevada Public Library e-newsletter for October.

I came across this Irish proverb and thought it was worth sharing:

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book”.

For a “good laugh” you can check out our numerous funny books and movies, many of which you’ll find on the display panels this month. Our new blue benches outside the entrance are a great place to rest your legs, although I hesitate to recommend them for a “long sleep”. The purchase of these benches was made possible by the generosity of two organizations. I would like to thank both ITC Midwest, who are in the business of transmitting high-voltage electricity in the central United States, and the Friends of the Nevada Public Library, for paying for these attractive and useful additions to our entryway.

The library has many activities spread throughout the month. I hope you are able to join us at some of the following:

Story Times
Story times are starting and will continue through December 11th. If you have not yet registered your child for a story time, call us at 382-2628.

Reading Group
The NPL Reading group meets on Thursday, October 29th at 1:30pm. This month’s book is ‘The Reader’ by Bernhard Schlink. The recent Oscar winning movie of the same name starring Kate Winslet was based on this book. All are welcome to participate in this group. Ask at the Main Desk for a copy of the book.

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
The Friends of the Nevada Public Library will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, October 13th at 5:30 pm at the Library. All Friends members are welcome. For more information about the Friends ask at the Main Desk.

Friends of the Library Book Sale
The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale will be on Saturday, October 31st, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the library basement. This is a great time to support your library and pick up some bargains at the same time. All proceeds benefit the library.

Home Delivery
If you, or someone you know, does not like to, or is unable to get out of the house especially during the winter months, we can deliver books to you. We deliver to homebound patrons in their homes once a month. We also deliver to the Meadows, Regency, Long Term Care and Rolling Green every two weeks. Call the library (382-2628) and ask for Linda to register for this service.

Geek the Library
There is still time to let us know what you geek, by writing on our black ‘GeekBoards’, but hurry as the empty spaces are filling up fast. So far, I can report that people in our community geek dance, frogs, sci-fi, community activism, dirt bikes, fairies and princesses, ice skating, orcas, soccer, bagpipes, soil science, school, elephants, candy, holistic medicine, kayaking, travel, polar bears, the Lion King, Twilight and, of course, books and reading! Remember that whatever you geek, serious or fun, the public library supports you. So please, share what you geek. Share what your library does for you. And spread the word that your public library needs everyone’s support.

As always, happy reading…


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