Hello from the Buchanan District Library
THE PUMPKIN JAMBOREE RETURNS!
Saturday, October 2, 3-4:30PM Outside the Library | Rain Date October 9
It’s been two long years since we last held our popular Pumpkin Jamboree! This free event is full of festive fall activities for the whole family. Join us for a pedal pull, hay ride, petting zoo, cupcake walk, fortune tellers, games/prizes, carmel apples, and more!
The photos below are from our 2019 Pumpkin Jamboree, which nearly 200 people attended. Our event this year will keep all activities outdoors in the library parking lot and Common. The petting zoo will include llamas, goats, and a mini-donkey! Registration for the pedal pull will take place at the event.
Big thank you to all the volunteers who make the Pumpkin Jamboree possible, and to the Buchanan Lodge #68 Free & Accepted Masons for sponsoring this event! If you’re interested in future volunteer or sponsorship opportunities with the library, contact Community Outreach Coordinator, Sarah Gault, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays at 10:30am September 15–October 27
Join us for Preschool Storytime on the Common. Come sing, dance, and hear stories! Designed for preschool-aged children, but families with children of all ages are welcome. Don’t miss special days like a visit from the Buchanan Fire Department on October 6, and a Halloween costume party on October 27!
KIDS POKÉMON CLUB
Thursdays 4–5pm | October 14–November 11
Pokémon Club returns in October! Bring your cards and prepare for battle! Space is limited and sign-up is required. All participants will be required to wear a mask indoors. Sign up at the library or by calling 269.695.3681.
KIDS UKULELE CLUB | INTRO & LEVEL 2
TUESDAYS 4–5 | October 5–November 16
Kids will learn the basics to start their own ukulele journey! Participants from our summer session may join us to continue to work on new skills. Ukulele provided for each participant during the class. Space is limited and registration is first come, first served. Parents must be an LoT Patron. All participants will be required to wear a mask indoors.
READ WITH AHVEE THE DOG
Wednesday, September 29 | 4–5:30pm
Ahvee is a 5 year-old Black Labrador Retriever. She was trained for the first year of her life by an inmate in a Pennsylvania prison to become a service dog for Canine Partners for Life (CPL).
Sign up at the Library or by calling 269.695.3681 for a 15-minute spot to read with Ahvee!
KID’S CRAFT TO GO
Pick up Friday October 22
Register online by Wednesday, October 20, for a ready-to-make craft kit for elementary-aged kids. Pick up on Friday, October 22.
ADULT UKULELE CLUB | INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Wednesdays 1:00–2:00pm | October 6–November 17
Learn all the basics to start your ukulele journey! This session will meet online via Zoom. The library provides a ukulele for each participant to use during the session. A limited number of spots are available so registration is first come, first served. A concert or soprano ukulele will be provided to you. Size preference is also first come, first served. Participants must have a Buchanan Library card, and will also be required to sign our LoT Lending Guidelines and Agreement.
Lessons will be online and a reliable internet connection is necessary to participate in the class. Ukuleles may be kept through the duration of the Ukulele Club session and then must be returned to the library.
Questions? Email Meg at email@example.com.
ADULT CRAFT WITH BARB FERRIS
Friday, October 15 | 10am–Noon
Join crafty library volunteer Barb Ferris to make an adorable fabric pumpkin just in time for the upcoming fall holidays! All materials will be supplied. Space is limited and sign up is required.
Sign up at the library or by calling 269.695.3681
ONE BOOK | ONE BUCHANAN A BIG SUCCESS!
We simply cannot say a big enough thank you to everyone who was a part of our One Book | One Buchanan event on September 1st, but we’ll try anyway! Thank you to everyone who came and listened, shared, and learned with us. Thank you to our outstanding panel of facilitators: Patricia Robinson, Ruth Writer, Harvey Burnett, Karen McGuirt, Kadin Mills, Adam Burck, and of course, Sarah Gault! Thank you to our volunteers who helped us set up, tear down, provide A/V, refreshments, and more! Thank you to One Buchanan for being an amazing partner to us throughout this whole program—we could not have done it without this group of hardworking and dedicated people. Thank you to the Buchanan Art Center for hosting a corresponding art show of work featuring themes from the book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Thank you to Isabel Wilkerson for writing this powerful and important book. And thank you to the American Library Association for awarding us a Libraries Transforming Communities grant that made all of this possible in the first place.
If you participated in the ONE BOOK | ONE BUCHANAN event and would like to share your individual or community action plans with the library, you can fill out the form on the ONE BOOK | ONE BUCHANAN page on our website.
One last time, THANK YOU! The town that reads together, succeeds together!
HAVE YOU TRIED COMICS PLUS?
With Comics Plus®, Buchanan District Library patrons now have unlimited, simultaneous access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga! Unlimited, simultaneous access for every user means that your book club, class, family, etc., all can check out the same title at once! Access titles via computers, tablets, or phones; online and offline.
ARE WE MISSING SOMETHING??
Did you know you can request materials for the library to purchase? To make a request, log into your LIBRARY ACCOUNT (in the upper right-hand corner, use your library card number and 10-digit phone number), click on the Reserves/Requests tab, and click the request link.
HP CHROMEBOOK W/CASE
Need a device for school or work? The library now has 5 HP touchscreen Chromebooks available for checkout! Log in with your own Google account to save your work in Drive, Docs, Sheets, and more, or simply use as a guest. A built in camera and microphone make this device perfect for Zoom meetings. No internet at home? We have hotspots too! Become an LoT patron today to check these and many other great items out from YOUR library. CLICK HERE to learn how to become an LoT patron at the Buchanan District Library!
NEW T-SHIRT DESIGNS, & MORE!
The next time you’re in the library, be sure to check out our fundraising items! Shirts, mugs, calendars, framed art, and more are available year-round. Purchases support books, programs, and more at YOUR library.
Pre-order your T-shirt by clicking the link below to order a shirt in the perfect size, design, and color for you. Shirts are printed by our downtown neighbor, Impressive Lettering.
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