LIBRARY NOTES – September, 2015

apl library-thumbnailBy Barbara Mellon

My, my. I can’t believe this is the September issue already. Once again a summer just whisked on by leaving so many “must do” plans undone. The good news is, autumn is rich with wonderful sights, sounds, smells and activities, so there is no need to mourn the passing season.

August ushered out summer with a number of exciting events at the library. Our Community Day book sale was incredibly successful, raising funds that will allow us to continue stocking the shelves with the new books and DVDs our readers lust after. An overflow crowd attended the showing of “5 Flights Up”, starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton, and gave rave reviews for this fun little film. Stitch Witches and Canasta players continued to ply their pastimes of choice while enjoying the company of friends and neighbors, and the Italian Circle again offered an enlightening yet entertaining multi-media evening about 2 Italian-American folk artists, Giovanni Indelicato and Ralph Fasanella. Rounding out the month (which at this writing hasn’t yet happened) will be a wonderful talk by the talented wood working artist Tyler Gray. Our display case is now chock full of incredible examples of his creativity, which we hope we’ll be lucky enough to keep here for a month or so. If you weren’t able to attend his talk, be sure to stop in to view the display and marvel at the artistry of both nature and the man who lovingly corrals it.

Not to be outdone, September will start off with a bang. Local resident Gary Manning will be at the library on Tuesday, September 1st at 7 pm to speak about his recently published book, Grandpa’s Tale. Set in the U.S. Indian Territory in 1891, the novel is based on the stories his grandfather, George, wrote about his time in the Old West. Gary will share with us the evolution of the story as he takes us through his experience as a first-time author.

A unique treat is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th. Debra Abbate, ever the consummate hostess, will be holding a Hat & Glove Tea at her home as part of the Library’s Table of Contents fundraiser series. For a $20 donation to the library, guests will enjoy a delectable three-course luncheon and the chance to do a bit of shopping at a special gift boutique. Seating is limited to 14, so stop by or call the library to reserve your place. Hats & gloves are encouraged!~

  New Books


 Badlands by C.J. Box

The Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman

Bradstreet Gate by Robin Kirman

Deadly Assets by W.E.B. Griffin

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Silver Liningsby Debbie Macomber

Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs

What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss



 The Drop

The Giver


Mad Max Double Feature

(Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome)

The Maze Runner

Shadow of the Vampire

The Third Man


William Eggleston