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October 2014

October is the month where dark arrives earlier each day, culminating in Halloween. In honor of darkness and Halloween, this month’s display is devoted to ‘Horror – Best of Kind’. There are two booklists. One has several short annotated lists in several subsets of the Horror genre: Classic Horror, Humorous Horror, Psychological Horror, Creature Features, and, of course, Ghosts & Haunted Houses. The second list is designed as a ‘countdown’ of the 25 best new Horror books published in the first decade of the 21st Century. May these lists lead you to some chillingly creepy and ghoulishly grim dark nights of reading. Enjoy!

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Labels for Locals

“Generous” and “thoughtful” were labels that came to mind when I received a book in the mail titled “Labels for Locals: What to Call People from Abilene to Zimbabwe” and read the enclosed card from author Paul Dickson that mentioned his enjoying my columns and making a gift of his informative book.

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September 2014

In honor of its Centennial in 2013, the U. S. Department of Labor, in partnership with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, developed a very diverse list of 100+ books that shaped our view of work in America. There are titles with reading appeal for just about every age group and every level of interest in the topic. The list is alphabetical by author. The dates in parentheses (–) following the author’s name indicate first date of publication / first edition; many have newer editions. Library locations/availability are at the end of each listing

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NO SCHOOL DAY: DRAGON TRAINING SKILLS ACADEMY

Monday, September 29th, 2:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Think you have what it takes to become a fully qualified Dragon Trainer? Find out at the library’s How to Train Your Dragon Skill Day.
Enter the Berk Dragon Training Academy to test your dragon knowledge, practice dragon training skills, create your Viking armor, then put yourself to the Trainer’s Challenge. For school-aged children. No registration required.

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BRICKTASTIC

Sunday, September 21st, 2:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Join us for an hour of brick building fun. We will have a speed build, and a longer build that will feature creatures. We provide the bricks, you provide the imagination! For ages 5 and up.

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