October is a huge month for publishers and there is a good chance one of your favorite authors has released something new! Here are just some of our new titles:
The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
Two Kinds of Truth (Harry Bosch) by Michael Connelly
Origin by Dan Brown
Deep Freeze (Virgil Flowers) by John Sandford
Quick and Dirty (Stone Barrington) by Stuart Woods
Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand
Mind Game by Iris Johansen
Fairytale by Danielle Steel
Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
Pulse by Felix Frances
Lilac Lane by Sherryl Woods
The Witches’ Tree (Agatha Raisin) by M. C. Beaton
The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond
Grant by Ron Chernow
New DVDs for October include:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales
War For the Planet of the Apes
The Emoji Movie
A new presenter for the Columbia Public Library community programs (but certainly not new to me!) is Dr. Robert Frick. A retired educator/school superintendent, he now shares historical presentations to keep “education alive and well – and always with a smile”. Dr. Frick will be sharing a presentation featuring Thaddeus Stevens and Lydia Hamilton Smith. Columbia has a long history of abolitionism, and these two Lancaster abolitionists had considerable influence here in Columbia. If you are interested in Columbia’s history and would like to learn from a really great
teacher, this program is for you. I personally know that Dr. Frick is a super teacher because he was my elementary school, principal. “Thaddeus Stevens” and “Lydia Hamilton Smith” with be presented on Monday, October 2, at 6 PM. Light refreshments will be served.
The Young Adult book club has chosen their titles for the upcoming months. Middle schoolers will be reading The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June for their first selection in October. Three sisters recover special powers from their childhood. April can see the future, May can literally disappear, and June can read minds. These abilities help them navigate the difficulties of high school, but the sisters soon find out they may be able to use
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June for their first selection in October. Three sisters recover special powers from their childhood. April can see the future, May can literally disappear, and June can read minds. These abilities help them navigate the difficulties of high school, but the sisters soon find out they may be able to use
these gifts for a far better purpose. The high school book club chose a darker title for October: This Is Where It Ends.
The high school book club chose a darker title for October: This Is Where It Ends.
This story unfolds over one horrific morning when a young man with a gun enters an auditorium filled with high school students. Told through the viewpoints of many students (some locked in the auditorium, some are not), everyone tries to a. Survive and b. Figure out what went so horribly wrong and if there was any way of preventing
it. This novel is designed for older students and is definitely not a read to relax by.
Young Adult book clubs will meet on Wednesday, October 25, at 1:55 (middle school) and 2:45 (high school). See Mr. White, high school librarian, for more details.
We are happy to announce that Biggie, our Reading Therapy Cat, and his handler, Steph Weisser, will again be visiting one Wednesday each month this school year. Biggie’s first visit will be on Wednesday, October 18, at 1:30 PM. A private class is schedule for the 1:30 time, but if any individuals would like to meet the big guy, stop by anytime after 1:15 PM
Spencer, our Reading Education Assistance Dog, also has several school class visits scheduled for October – but he and his handler, Kelly, are looking for a monthly time when they can do a READ session for the general public. If you have children ages 5 and older who would like to read aloud to a loveable dog, please let us know your availability – days of the week, time of day, etc. Call 717-684-2255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Collecting these
responses will allow us to best determine the times and dates for Spencer’s monthly public visits. We need your help to develop this schedule! Please call 717-684-2255 if you have any questions.
The Columbia Public Library is very excited to host two new year-long programs in conjunction with the
Columbia Borough School District and the Literacy Council of Lancaster Lebanon: For adults: The Columbia Borough School District’s Rising Tide of Literacy Project is offering free High School Equivalency Preparation Classes. The classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning October 3, 2017, and ending June 5, 2018, time
is 6 to 8 PM. The classes will be held in our downstairs Community Room. These classes are for parents of children in the Columbia School District and for students who have recently dropped out of school and want to get their High School Equivalency Diploma. For more information about these classes, please call Jenny Bair at 717-295-5523 or email Jenny at email@example.com.
For children: “Get Sewing In Columbia” is a new program begun by Liane Laskoske. The afterschool program will be held in our downstairs Community Room on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 PM. No sewing knowledge is necessary and all children ages 8 and older are welcome. Next session will be held on October 4 from three to five PM. For more
information, contact Liane at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/sewingcolumbia/
Our friends at CHI Children’s Dental will be providing a free puppet show for ages 3 to 6 on Monday, October 9, at 10:30 AM. “Hank’s Health Quest: Teeth” features an imaginative puppet with heroic healthy habits. Hank’s healthy
attitude is contagious – he spreads his enthusiasm everywhere and makes healthy heroes of everyone he meets. Cheer on Hank as he becomes the champion of healthy choices – learning to brush his teeth for two minutes
twice each day! All show participants will receive tips and tools for making healthy choices at home along with
an invitation to join Hank’s Hall of Health Heroes!
The Susquehanna Foundation will present a free College Financial Planning workshop on Tuesday, October 10, from 6 to 8 PM. If you or a family member are heading off to college (or seriously thinking about returning and getting your degree) you don’t want to miss this free workshop. My Pre-School Read Aloud sessions are taking me to OLA
My Pre-School Read Aloud sessions are taking me to OLA preschools (first Wednesday of each month), LutherCare
preschools (third Monday of each month), and Head Start on Tuesdays (schedule varies). Ed Miller and I enjoy our
collaboration on the Bookmobile, where we visit all Head Start classes on the second Tuesday of each month. The children get to hear an interactive story on the bookmobile, then choose a book to keep in their classroom reading corner for the month. Our current Bookmobile is 16 years old and is showing signs of age. A campaign has begun to help purchase a new bookmobile. For more information on Lancaster County’s 75-year history of bookmobile
service, visit https://lancasterlibraries.org/library-services/bookmobile/
PreSchool Pals is in full swing now! Susan Kalas continues her story and craft sessions on Mondays at 10:30 AM. Come out and join the fun. Caregiver must stay with child(ren).
Our Family Movie night for October features Our Family Movie night for October features everyone’s favorite superhero: “Captain Underpants”! Wednesday, October at 6 PM. You may bring snacks and drinks with a lid on them. Held in our Conference Room.
Mitzi Sanchez’s crochet class will be held on Saturdays, October 14 and October 28 at 9 AM. Mitzi is such a good teacher that this class is growing as well! Please come out and join us. Mitzi will let you know what size crochet hook you will need for your project – she does have hooks you may use in class to get you started. All you need bring is scissors – we even have donated yarn! Experienced crocheters – bring your current project!
As is custom, the Columbia Public Library will be closing early on Thursday, October 26 at 6 PM for the Mardi Gras Parade. “Sweets for the Mind” will be held during Trick or Treat Night (October 31 from 6 to 8 PM. Please stop by and receive a free children’s book.
The Columbia Public Library is located on 24 S. 6th Street, next to Park Elementary School. (Cattycorner to CVS Pharmacy and across the street from St. John’s Lutheran Church) Phone number is 684-2255 and web address is
www.columbia.lib.pa.us. Find us on Facebook! Please stop by and visit often!