October at Buchanan District Library
Shared with permission from Buchanan District Library monthly newsletter
“In reading some books we occupy ourselves chiefly with the thoughts of the author; in perusing others, exclusively with our own.“Edgar Allan Poe
Hallow-Read Fall Reading Challenge
October 1-31, 2022
It’s spooky season! Join our Hallow-read challenge! Summon your favorite books and experience fall family fun by reading and completing activities during the month of October. Completing all 10 reading badges (10 hours of reading) earns you a small prize, but every badge earned gives you a chance to win the grand prize- a gift card to a local business. The more you read or complete activities, the higher your chance of winning! This challenge is open to everyone. There will be a drawing for a $25 gift card from the Sweet Shop for children ages 0-17 and a drawing for a $25 gift card from River Saint Joe for adults ages 18+. Participant or parent/guardian must have a Buchanan District Library card to be eligible to win.
Click HERE to join the Hallow-Read Challenge! Or find the challenge in the BEANSTACK app!
NEW! Tutor.com Now Available with your library card or in the library!
Tutor.com provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance for students in grades K-Adult in over 60 subjects, as well as career coaches who are available to help navigate online job sites, complete applications, write/review resumes and cover letters, and even practice for an interview! No appointment is necessary! Tutors/coaches are available online 9:00am–12:00am.
You can also use their drop-off reviews, practice quizzes, video lessons, and The Princeton Review® SAT®/ACT® Essentials and GMAT®, GRE®, LSAT® and MCAT® Practice Tests for self-study, 24/7.Tutor.com is accessible with your library card number, or while using the library’s internet. Get started here!
Questions? Visit our website, stop by the library, or give us a call at 269.695.3681. Click HERE to learn more on our website.
SIT & KNIT
Friday, October 7 ~ 6-7pm
Novice and expert knitters welcome! Learn to knit or bring your expert projects with you to show off. Some materials provided but you are welcome to bring in whatever you are working on. Enjoy some conversation with fellow knitters while you work!
ADULT CRAFT CLASSES:
Thursday, October 20, 11am-12pm
Friday, October 21, 5:30-6:30pm
Create a cute pumpkin decoration out of an old book just in time for the fall holidays! All materials and tools are supplied. Space is limited and registration is required. Call the library at 269.695.3681 to reserve your spot.
BOOKS ON TAP
Saturday, October 15 ~ 3-5pm
Join us to read Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh and then get together at River St. Joe brewery for a discussion. Food and/or drink not provided by the library, but you’re more than welcome to treat yourself and support a great local business!
Don’t have the book and the library’s copy is checked out? We can get it for you through MeLCat interlibrary loan! Go to www.mel.org or ask at the Front Desk.
About the book: “Funny and smart as hell,” Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.
DOCUMENTARY MOVIE NIGHT : HOUSE OF DAVID LIFE EVERLASTING
Friday, October 28 ~ 6pm
At The Tin Shop Theatre
Enjoy a showing of a new documentary exploring the origins and history of Benton Harbor’s House of David. The film covers every aspect of the organization, from their amusement park and baseball team to the sex scandal involving leader Benjamin Purnell.
PROGRAMS FOR KIDS & TEENS:
Saturday, October 8 ~ 3-4:30pm
The Pumpkin Jamboree is back for another year of fall fun! Join us for games, prizes, snacks, Star Wars Reads, and more inside the library AND outside on the Common. This is a family-friendly event with activities appropriate for kids preschool through middle school. Costumes encouraged!
TAKE & MAKE CRAFT
Pickup while supplies last
Make a festive fall craft – a book page leaf! Recycle an old page from a book into a decorative fall leaf. Pick up at the library while supplies last. No sign-up necessary.
Wednesdays, through December 21 ~ 10:30-11:30am
Storytime with Ms. Julie continues every Wednesday through December 21! Join us for music, songs, dance, stories, and crafts. Recommended for ages 2–6 but families with children of all ages are welcome. *Storytime on October 12 and November 9 will be at 11:00am due to Berrien RESA’s playgroup.
October 11 & 25
Come in your pajamas for a special bedtime storytime!
Through October 25
Come hang out with Ms. Jen and fellow teens at the library. Play games, do crafts, and just chillax!
Saturday, October 15
Join Ms. Jen for a special Saturday storytime and craft! Designed for preschool-aged children, but families with children of all ages are welcome.
WHAT WE’RE READING:
KAREN IS READING…
THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME
Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers—Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother. As Hannah’s increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen’s boss, as a US marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity—and why he really disappeared. Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realize they’re also building a new future—one neither of them could have anticipated.
WENDY IS READING TO…
OFF THE BEATEN PATH MICHIGAN: A GUIDE TO UNIQUE PLACES
Michigan Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Michigan Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Michigan that other guidebooks just don’t.
ERIN IS READING…
THE WIFE UPSTAIRS
Meet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates—a gated community full of McMansions, shiny SUVs, and bored housewives. The kind of place where no one will notice if Jane lifts the discarded tchotchkes and jewelry off the side tables of her well-heeled clients. Where no one will think to ask if Jane is her real name. But her luck changes when she meets Eddie Rochester. Recently widowed, Eddie is Thornfield Estates’ most mysterious resident. His wife, Bea, drowned in a boating accident with her best friend, their bodies lost to the deep. Jane can’t help but see an opportunity in Eddie—not only is he rich, brooding, and handsome, he could also offer her the kind of protection she’s always yearned for. Yet as Jane and Eddie fall for each other, Jane is increasingly haunted by the legend of Bea, an ambitious beauty with a rags-to-riches origin story, who launched a wildly successful southern lifestyle brand. How can she, plain Jane, ever measure up? And can she win Eddie’s heart before her past—or his—catches up to her?
WEASEL GATHERER PRO
Weasel Gatherer Pro is an easy to use rolling pick up tool for nuts and more. Picks up walnuts, butternuts, hickory nuts, chestnuts, filberts, sweet gum balls, seeds, and more. The Weasel Gatherer Pro can also collect fruit, such as, apples, lemons and limes. Many users have reported a number of extended uses, such as picking up golf balls, small pine cones, seed heads, shotgun shells, olives, reusable paintballs and a variety of other debris.
CLICK HERE to learn how to become an LoT patron at the Buchanan District Library!
NEW! myLIBRO App
Buchanan District Library now has an app!
Now it’s super easy to search our catalog, reserve and renew items, checkout eBooks and digital audiobooks, stay informed about library events, and more! Here’s how to get started:
Download the myLIBRO app
– Go to your app store and download the myLIBRO app.
Set up your account
– Search for Buchanan District Library and log in with your library card number and phone number (PIN).
– Add family members by swiping sideways on the blue account box and tapping “Add library card.”
– To switch accounts, swipe to the account you wish to use and tap “Activate” in the top left of the blue account box.
Questions? Visit our website, stop by the library, or give us a call at 269.695.3681.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
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.
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