We had a wonderful turnout for the monthly Friends of the Library Breakfast last Saturday. If you loved it, or if you missed it, you’re in luck because they are doing it again this month. Before you head over to the Scarecrow Parade on Oct. 19, you can have a full breakfast for only $4. Just stop by the Community Center between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Our Tween Book Club had their first meeting last Thursday and read the first two chapters together. The book is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. It is one of Amazon’s Best Books for Kids, February 2012, and was No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Wonder is the story of 10-year-old Auggie who has a facial deformity. He has been homeschooled, but finally starts fifth grade at Beecher Prep and just wants to be treated like everyone else. The perspective switches among characters giving a full understanding of where all the characters are coming from. The Book Club, made up of 10-12-year-olds, will continue to meet on Thursday at 4 p.m. Bring a snack and beverage if you want.
Remember what we were all taught when crossing the street? “Look left, look right, look left again.” Now that nice weather is upon us again some of us are walking a couple of blocks for a quick errand instead of adding to our carbon footprint. So, that old advice is still good advice for us. I’d also like to ask drivers to remember to watch for us; especially if you are turning north (right) onto N. Waco Street from W. Jefferson Street. When you have a green light, those of us crossing N. Waco have a walk signal and the right of way. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve almost been run over by someone at that intersection I could probably buy an RV and travel the country. Please look right to check the cross walk before you make that turn.
Are you working on your film for Teen Council’s Film Contest? Your submission deadline is Oct. 29. See our website for more details at www.cityofvanalstyne.us/library.
Here are some new titles ready for you.
World War Z – DVD
King Ranch Quarter Horses by Robert Moorman Denhardt
House of Special Purpose by John Boyne – e-book
Fractured by Teri Terry
Oblivion – DVD
Visitation Street by Ivy Pachoda
Who Asked You? By Terry McMillan
After Her by Joyce Maynard
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
Hope to see you around the Van Alstyne Public Library.