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The Giver is in Theaters - 29 Aug 2014
The movie adaptation of The Giver by Lois Lowry has been released 21 years after the novels debut.  The book is critically acclaimed; it has won numerous awards including the 1994 Newbery Medal.  Despite all of the awards, this book is also frequently on banned book lists around the country, and it is currently listed on the American Library Association’s website under 100 most challenged books from 1990-1999.
 

Lois Lowry shares her thoughts on banning The Giver on her website.
I think banning books is a very, very dangerous thing. It takes away an important freedom. Any time there is an attempt to ban a book, you should fight it as hard as you can. It's okay for a parent to say, "I don't want my child to read this book." But it is not okay for anyone to try to make that decision for other people. The world portrayed in The Giver is a world where choice has been taken away. It is a frightening world. Let's work hard to keep it from truly happening.
 

Whether you have read the book or not, the movie version of this celebrated “banned book” is going to help spread the importance of reading across America this weekend.  If you see The Giver in theaters LABOR DAY WEEKEND, fifty cents of each ticket sold will be donated to NEA’s Read Across America initiative to help buy books for children across America.
Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience - 26 Aug 2014


The name says it all. This engrossing collection brings history to life. Popular British blogger, Shaun Usher has selected 125 letters written by entertainers, artists, presidents, queens, and ordinary citizens. Letters of Note includes fanciful, profound, and often surprising letters, like Annie Oakley’s offer to President McKinley on the eve of the Spanish American War, to place a contingent of 50 lady sharpshooters at his disposal.  A companion paragraph, that sets the piece in context, accompanies each letter.  Most communications also include a photograph of the original letter to enhance the reading experience. You’ll find this treat on the New Books shelf (808.86 LETTERS).
Antiques Roadshow - 21 Aug 2014



Antiques Roadshow Insider
Have an interest in antiques?  Do you enjoy knowing the worth of old items so that you can look for them when you go picking?  Then you will love the Antiques Roadshow Insider.  Such an interesting look at dazzling pieces, paintings and framed historical documents.  The July issue covers the current interest in Texas art and the “pioneering painters” who wandered in this part of our country from Germany to paint landscapes and animals .  They gave quite a depiction of life in Texas in the 1800’s. 

June issue has pictures and worth of stunning jewelry pieces for collectors to appreciate and also covers an enjoyable article on “classic comedians”.   If you are looking to have a yard sale anytime soon, there is some very good information on how to proceed successfully.

Auction news and trends are covered in the current August issue so come in, sit down and take a look.  All copies can be checked out except the most current issue.
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TEEN: Hold for Teen Event -
When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - All Day
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Duct tape is awesome and comes in so many colors! Join us for our first ever open crafting time. Create something of your own or use one of our many books to create a unique item.
PAWS to Read -
When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 7 – 12. Our therapy dogs love listening to your books and stories. Sign up for 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time!
Introduction to Ancestry.com -
When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us in Computer Lab B as certified genealogist Betty Warren will teach you how to research your family history using Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills required. ADULTS ONLY, INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Babies in Jammies -
When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages Birth – 11 months. Babies with their parents will enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, action playing, a short book, and play time. Even if your baby sleeps through the program, adults will enjoy learning new and old familiar songs while meeting others.
My Little Apple Tree -
When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 1 – 2. Join us for some stories, songs and fingerplays. We’ll make our own little apple tree, too!
Tween Council -
When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Tween council meeting.
End of Summer Shelf Reading Party -
When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer Reading is over and our shelves could use some tidying up! If you are an adult or a teen at least 14 years old, know your ABCs and 1,2,3s, and would like to help us accomplish this humongous task in one day, we could use your talents!
Dog Tails -
When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 – 6. Join us for a dog-gone good storytime—your tail will be wagging!
YS -
When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Shelf Reading Party - Snacks
Dog Tails -
When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 – 6. Join us for a dog-gone good storytime—your tail will be wagging!
It's a Mystery Book Club -
When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the casual book discussion. Light refreshments served. Will be held in the 8 person study room on the second floor.
No programs for Fri
Library Opens at Noon -
When: Saturday, September 06, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Staff participating in the Fall Festival Parade
No programs for Sun
Wonderful Ones -
When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 23 months. The one-year-olds' program focuses on a theme and uses books, flannelboard stories, fingerplays, puppets, songs and a craft.
Terrific Twos -
When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 24 - 35 months. Two-year-olds are exploring the world around them and their storytime covers a wide range of themes using books, puppets, songs, fingerplays, complete with a craft.
Books 'n Babies -
When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages birth to 11 months. Babies will enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, action playing, a short book and play time.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Three to six year-old children are introduced to longer stories and will enjoy various interactive activities, fingerplays, use of the flannelboard, songs and a craft.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Our teen librarian doesn't always think the library should be a quiet place. Join us every Monday from 3:30-5:00 in the teen area for group gaming on the Wii and Xbox. No registration required, just show up.
Toddler Zone -
When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 35 months. This active and fun-filled program uses books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and nursery rhymes to foster a familiar environment for little ones where they feel comfortable to learn.
Lego Read, Build, Play -
When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 - 6 with a parent. The Read, Build, Play program is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines reading and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks. A Parent-Child interactive story and playtime.
Tailgate with Texas Roadhouse -
When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Tailgate with Texas Roadhouse! Join us for a fun evening of grilling. Once again Texas Roadhouse will be on hand to demonstrate their expertise in cooking outdoors. Each participant gets one free tasty morsel. Adults only, registration required.

TBD -
When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Olive Hoffman Room

TBD
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