November at Buchanan District Library
Shared with permission from Buchanan District Library monthly newsletter
“Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.“Lena Dunham
BUCKTOWN CHRISTMAS AT THE LIBRARY
The Saturday After Thanksgiving, November 26
Bucktown Christmas is annual downtown event in Buchanan to kick off the holiday season with shopping, Santa, a parade, and lights! Make sure to stop by the library for these fun events while you’re enjoying all the festivities around town.
1:00–2:30pm: Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus
1:00–1:30pm: Storytime with Santa & Mrs. Claus
1:00-5:00pm: Write letters to Santa & make a craft
1:00-5:00pm: Drop-in craft for adults
4:00-5:00pm: Visit the LIVE REINDEER
PARADE STARTS DOWNTOWN AT 5:30, FOLLOWED BY THE HOLIDAY LIGHTING CEREMONY AT THE COMMON
New Beanstack Challenges for All Ages!
The library has made new on-going challenges for kids and teens and a seasonal challenge for adults on our Beanstack site to encourage everyone to be a life-long reader!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten: This challenge promotes early literacy skills for children from birth to age six and encourages parent and child bonding through reading. Reading helps build social and emotional skills, sparks creativity and imagination, and helps kids do well overall in school. It doesn’t matter if your child is three, or just three months – there’s no better time to start than now! Take that motivation, open one book, and get started. And remember, 1000 is just a number. The goal is to work reading aloud into your regular routine, and let the magic of stories do the rest. This is an ongoing challenge with no end date, and readers can participate in this challenge at the same time as other challenges. Parents, don’t forget to pick up your welcome packet at the library.
500 Books Before Middle School: Kids ages 5-11, are you up to the challenge? Read 500 books before middle school! Log your reading to earn badges along the way. Every 100 books you read earns you a pin-on button! This is an ongoing challenge with no end date, and readers can participate in this challenge at the same time as other challenges.
100 Books Before Graduation: Teens and pre-teens ages 11-19, read 100 books before graduating, log your reading in Beanstack, and earn a new set of badges, as well as a pin-on button at 50 and 100 books! This is an ongoing challenge with no end date, and readers can participate in this challenge at the same time as other challenges.
Reading Reflections 2022: Calling all adults! The end of the year marks a wonderful time to reflect on all that you’ve experienced and learned over the past 12 months. Whether you’re celebrating the holidays with friends and family or enjoying some quiet time alone, take a moment to cozy up with a good book and set an intention for the coming year. Log your reading and activities to earn badges during the months of November and December.
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW CHALLENGES! or find the challenges in the BEANSTACK app!
ADULT CRAFT CLASSES:
ALCOHOL INK COASTERS
Thursday, November 17, 11am-12pm
Friday, November 18, 5:30-6:30pm
Join Jen to make a coaster using ceramic tile and alcohol ink. Makes a great gift! All materials provided. Sign-up is required, call the library at 269.695.3681 to reserve your spot!
SIT & KNIT
Friday, November 11 ~ 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!
A NOT-SO-SILENT NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY!
Saturday, December 10 ~ 6-8pm
Buchanan District Library’s popular holiday event is back IN-PERSON this year at the Library! Combining the best of live and virtual events, this fundraiser features a week-long online silent auction that will end at our festive holiday party on December 10! Anyone can participate in the auction, even if they are unable to attend the event. The silent auction starts December 2 and runs through December 10. This year’s event will be better than ever, featuring LIVE music from The Erly! https://theerlyband.com/
PROGRAMS FOR KIDS & TEENS:
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.
November 16 & 30
December 7, 14, & 21
Come hang out with Ms. Jen and fellow teens at the library. Play games, do crafts, and just chillax!
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.
WHAT WE’RE READING:
MEG IS READING…
Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous World War II firebombing of Dresden, the novel is the result of what Kurt Vonnegut described as a twenty-three-year struggle to write a book about what he had witnessed as an American prisoner of war. It combines historical fiction, science fiction, autobiography, and satire in an account of the life of Billy Pilgrim, a barber’s son turned draftee turned optometrist turned alien abductee. As Vonnegut had, Billy experiences the destruction of Dresden as a POW. Unlike Vonnegut, he experiences time travel, or coming “unstuck in time.”
An instant bestseller, Slaughterhouse-Five made Kurt Vonnegut a cult hero in American literature, a reputation that only strengthened over time, despite his being banned and censored by some libraries and schools for content and language.
THELMA IS READING…
TWO NIGHTS IN LISBON
You think you know a person . . .
Ariel Pryce wakes up in Lisbon, alone. Her husband is gone–no warning, no note, not answering his phone. Something is wrong. She starts with hotel security, then the police, then the American embassy, at each confronting questions she can’t fully answer: What exactly is John doing in Lisbon? Why would he drag her along on his business trip? Who would want to harm him? And why does Ariel know so little about her new–much younger–husband? The clock is ticking. Ariel is increasingly frustrated and desperate, running out of time, and the one person in the world who can help is the one person she least wants to ask.
With sparkling prose and razor-sharp insights, bestselling author Chris Pavone delivers a stunning and sophisticated international thriller that will linger long after the surprising final page.
MINDI IS READING…
THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP
A fast-paced, thrilling horror novel that follows a group of heroines to die for, from the brilliant New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. In horror movies, the final girl is the one who’s left standing when the credits roll. The one who fought back, defeated the killer, and avenged her friends. The one who emerges bloodied but victorious, a victim and a hero. But after the sirens fade and the audience moves on, what happens to her? Lynnette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre twenty-two years ago, and it has defined every day of her life since. And she’s not alone. For more than a decade she’s been meeting with five other actual final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, putting their lives back together, piece by piece. That is until one of the women misses a meeting and Lynnette’s worst fears are realized—someone knows about the group and is determined to take their lives apart again.
GREENWORKS 8″ EDGER
This item was added thanks to a patron suggestion! The Greenworks 24V Edger will run for up to 45 minutes on 2 fully charged 4.0Ah batteries. The 8” edger blade with curb wheel guarantees the perfect edging every time. The tool-less depth adjustment allows added control over cutting depth. This edger is lightweight, easy to use along with superior ergonomics to allow for reduced user fatigue.
CLICK HERE to learn how to become an LoT patron at the Buchanan District Library!
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.
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.
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