Highland County Public Library Update

This is Tomi Herold from the Highland County Public Library.


It’s the unofficial New Year at the library. Summer is over, school is starting, and we’re issuing lots of library cards to new patrons. To add to the excitement we have a special event to share with everyone on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 3:15 p.m. “Under the Sea” is a program that will provide an overview of life in our oceans, from tiny snails to giant whales, and features a wide variety of live animals and real animal artifacts. Attendees will learn about the different parts of the ocean – from the swash zone to the midnight zone – where these animals live, as well as what and how they eat their favorite foods. The program will be presented by Under the Sea and the Glen Echo Park Aquarium. Students with a parent’s permission can ride the bus from school to the library. All ages are welcome.


September will bring the kick off of the library’s fundraising season. Our annual donor mailing will go out the first week of the month. We hope you’ll want to support your community library with a donation. We’ll also be preparing for our annual used book sale scheduled for October 11-13. The library is currently accepting donations of books, DVDs, audiobooks, and music. After Labor Day we’ll place our volunteer sign-up schedule on the front desk at the library. If you’re interested in helping out with the sale by either sorting and setting up, or by selling, please stop by and sign up for a shift. Volunteers who work four hours prior to the sale are eligible to make early purchases. It’s a great way to spend time with fellow book lovers working to benefit the community.


Now that school is back in session the library’s after school programming has resumed. On Tues., Sept. 10 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. LEGO Builders will meet. Children first grade and up are welcome to join us to build their own creations with library LEGO. On Tues., Sept. 17 we’ll be showing the movie, “Moana” from 3:15 to 5:00 p.m. Maker Monday will be Mon., Sept. 23 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Refreshments are provided for all after school programs.


The Literary Movie Matinee on Tues., Sept. 17 will feature “Tolkien” at 12:30 p.m. “Tolkien” explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels. This movie is 112 minutes long and is rated PG-13 for some sequences of war violence. Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.


Come check out our newest items on our shelves. We have Brad Thor’s “Backlash,” James Patterson’s “The Inn,” Daniel Silva’s “The New Girl,” Sandra Brown’s “Outfox,” Nancy Thayer’s “Surfside Sisters,” J. P. Delaney’s “The Perfect Wife,” Sarah Rose’s “The D-Day Girls,” Robert Crais’s “A Dangerous Man,” Megan Miranda’s “The Last House Guest,” Rhys Bowen’s “Love and Death Among the Cheetahs,” Donna Andrews’s “Terms of Endearment,” and Linda Castillo’s “Shamed.” In non-fiction we have Alexandra Fuller’s “Travel Light, Move Fast,” John Meacham’s “Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest and the Music That Made a Nation,” and Charles Fishman’s “One Giant Leap: the Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon.”


This is Tomi Herold for Allegheny Mountain Radio news.

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