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MINGLE - creative ideas for unique gatherings - 23 Oct 2014


The holidays are fast approaching.  Once Halloween is over it is such a short jump to Thanksgiving.Then after Thanksgiving, need I say more?  Christmas is at our doorstep!!!

If you need some help with ideas for decorating, what to serve, or gifts themselves,  check out a copy of Mingle.  The current Autumn, 2014 issue is bursting with ideas for all of your favorite holidays.

Halloween - how about a pumpkin drink cooler or maybe homemade candy apples with tree branches for sticks and spiders crawling to the top.  And don't forget s'mores on a stick - non-messy and great for kids.

Thanksgiving - looking for a different approach?  What about a southwest Thanksgiving theme. Instead of turkey,  maybe filet of salmon prepared with herbs and Three Sisters Stew.  This is a stew combining squash, corn and beans  - they were planted close together by the Indians so that they would thrive and survive.
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Christmas - many knitting ideas from the owner of a Washington craft shop named Apple Yarns.  Also if you're thinking about a different kind of holiday party,  an afternoon get-together drinking hot chocolate and sharing time unhurried away from the hustle and bustle could be the perfect solution.  Hot Chocolate Highlights by Danielle Mohler gives all the information you need.

Hmmmmm - a Ladies Winter Whiskey Tasting Party - fantastic idea!!  Kate Bowler tells us that whiskey can be a well-loved ladies' drink when mixed properly with the perfect ingredients.
 
Ideas galore and beautiful pictures that can help you bring these ideas into your own home and your family's celebrations.  Come into the library and check out the Autumn issue of Mingle


No Rules Teen Program! - 22 Oct 2014
Our teen librarian should really clarify what she means here.  Kitchen Sink Crafts is a repeating program for students in grades 6-12 and college that tends to occur on no school days like fall and winter break.  As for that no rules thing, it is more of an "anything goes" policy.  You see, each teen program done at the library has supplies for 20-30 teens.  What happens if only 10 teens show up?  Our teen librarian is left with those supplies and after years and years of programs, our library owns a strange array of craft items, like bottle caps and clothespins.  We do not repeat programs and throwing away perfectly good items would be downright wasteful.  Thus, Kitchen Sink Crafts was born.  For a whopping three hours, we lay down tablecloths, throw open the craft cabinets and let the creating begin.  We are making nothing and everything all at once.  Perhaps you can find a use for a few of those plastic eggs we have left over from when we made dragon eggs during one of our Harry Potter programs.  Or maybe you missed it when we made a Wookie tissue box cover and desperately want to make one.  Either way, we've got you covered.  The fun begins this Friday at noon and registration is recommended.
National Book Award Finalists - 21 Oct 2014


Finalists for the 2014 National Book Award, one of the nation’s most prestigious literary prizes, were announced last week on NPR’s Morning Edition. Each year the National Book Foundation makes awards in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. In order to be eligible, a book must be written by an American citizen and published by an American publisher between December 1 of the previous year and November 30 of the current year.

This year’s fiction and nonfiction finalists are:


Fiction

  • An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer
  • Redeployment by Phil Klay
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Lila by Marilynne Robinson
Nonfiction
  • Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
  • No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal
  • Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr
  • Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos
  • The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson


For a complete list of finalists in all categories click here.  Winners will be announced November 19.
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exhibtion set up -
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

TBD
Frogs, Bats, and Black Cats -
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3-6. Celebrate Halloween with funny non-scary stories and activities.
exhibtion set up -
When: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
Art Adventure: Pumpkin Painting -
When: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 – 6. Bring your OWN pumpkin and use our paint supplies to decorate your pumpkin.
TEEN: Kitchen Sink Crafts -
When: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Olive Hoffman Room

Moved from Tuesday: NO SCHOOL DAY! We're throwing open the craft cabinets for open crafting and creating! Three hours will be dedicated to having fun. Sign up and bring a friend.
Exhibit, "Campaigns & Cartoons." -
When: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Come to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library to view the exhibit Campaigns & Cartoons: The Evolution of the Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion. You’ll see original political cartoons from 1860-1912. These unique art works demonstrate the evolution of such symbols as Uncle Sam, Miss Columbia, and the Democrat donkey and Republican elephant. Starting Monday, October 13th and ending on Thursday, October 30th, the cartoons will be on display in the Hussey Room from 2-4 PM Monday thru Saturday (not on Sundays). On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7pm, Julian Ridlen will give a talk on the historical perspective that the cartoons represent. The exhibit, from the collection of Julian and Sue Ridlen, is generously on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and was made possible by a grant from the Library Foundation.
exhibtion set up -
When: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

TBD
exhibtion set up -
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
Exhibit, "Campaigns & Cartoons." -
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Come to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library to view the exhibit Campaigns & Cartoons: The Evolution of the Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion. You’ll see original political cartoons from 1860-1912. These unique art works demonstrate the evolution of such symbols as Uncle Sam, Miss Columbia, and the Democrat donkey and Republican elephant. Starting Monday, October 13th and ending on Thursday, October 30th, the cartoons will be on display in the Hussey Room from 2-4 PM Monday thru Saturday (not on Sundays). On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7pm, Julian Ridlen will give a talk on the historical perspective that the cartoons represent. The exhibit, from the collection of Julian and Sue Ridlen, is generously on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and was made possible by a grant from the Library Foundation.
exhibtion set up -
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
No programs for Sun
Exhibition Set Up -
When: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
Wonderful Ones -
When: Monday, October 27, 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, October 27, 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, October 27, 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, October 27, 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.
Exhibit, "Campaigns & Cartoons." -
When: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Come to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library to view the exhibit Campaigns & Cartoons: The Evolution of the Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion. You’ll see original political cartoons from 1860-1912. These unique art works demonstrate the evolution of such symbols as Uncle Sam, Miss Columbia, and the Democrat donkey and Republican elephant. Starting Monday, October 13th and ending on Thursday, October 30th, the cartoons will be on display in the Hussey Room from 2-4 PM Monday thru Saturday (not on Sundays). On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7pm, Julian Ridlen will give a talk on the historical perspective that the cartoons represent. The exhibit, from the collection of Julian and Sue Ridlen, is generously on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and was made possible by a grant from the Library Foundation.
SOAR (Seniors Out and About Reading) -
When: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Book talk by ZPL librarians for those over 55. Time to listen, time to browse. Will meet on the second floor in the conversation corner in the south east corner of the fiction collection.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Monday, October 27, 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, October 27, 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.
Exhibtion Set Up -
When: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
Skype Chat with Candice Millard -
When: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Join us for a Skype session with Destiny of the Republic author Candice Millard. She will be joining us by live video to talk about her book, the writing process, and what we can expect from her next. A rare opportunity to speak with a bestselling author.
TBD -
When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
Toddler Zone -
When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 to 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.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
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.
Exhibit, "Campaigns & Cartoons." -
When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Come to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library to view the exhibit Campaigns & Cartoons: The Evolution of the Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion. You’ll see original political cartoons from 1860-1912. These unique art works demonstrate the evolution of such symbols as Uncle Sam, Miss Columbia, and the Democrat donkey and Republican elephant. Starting Monday, October 13th and ending on Thursday, October 30th, the cartoons will be on display in the Hussey Room from 2-4 PM Monday thru Saturday (not on Sundays). On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7pm, Julian Ridlen will give a talk on the historical perspective that the cartoons represent. The exhibit, from the collection of Julian and Sue Ridlen, is generously on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and was made possible by a grant from the Library Foundation.
Exhibition Set Up -
When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

TBD
UWR: Campaigns and Cartoons: The Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion -
When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Come to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library on On Tues., Oct. 28 at 7 PM to hear a talk on the history of political cartoons. The Ridlens, proud owners of the Campaigns & Cartoons exhibit, will give a talk on the historical perspective the cartoons represent. You’ll see original sketches and published illustrations from 1860-1912. These unique art works demonstrate the evolution of such symbols as Uncle Sam, Miss Columbia, and the Democrat donkey and Republican elephant. They will also be on display Monday thru Saturday (not Sundays), 2-4 PM, starting Mon. Oct. 13 thru Thursday Oct. 30. The exhibit is generously on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and is made possible by the Library Foundation. Registration required for the lecture.


Exhibition Set UP -
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

TBD
Wonderful Ones -
When: Wednesday, October 29, 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: Wednesday, October 29, 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.
Exhibit, "Campaigns & Cartoons." -
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Come to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library to view the exhibit Campaigns & Cartoons: The Evolution of the Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion. You’ll see original political cartoons from 1860-1912. These unique art works demonstrate the evolution of such symbols as Uncle Sam, Miss Columbia, and the Democrat donkey and Republican elephant. Starting Monday, October 13th and ending on Thursday, October 30th, the cartoons will be on display in the Hussey Room from 2-4 PM Monday thru Saturday (not on Sundays). On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7pm, Julian Ridlen will give a talk on the historical perspective that the cartoons represent. The exhibit, from the collection of Julian and Sue Ridlen, is generously on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and was made possible by a grant from the Library Foundation.
TEEN: Gross Desserts -
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Learn how to make delicious food look gross, just in time for Halloween! Registration recommended.
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