It’s been a very busy summer! We are making some improvements in the meeting room, and we need a little break, so there are no programs scheduled for the coming weeks.  That doesn’t mean there is no reason to come to the library! You’ll need some books, games, magazines and movies to help you enjoy the last days of summer vacation—or to work on your summer reading assignment before school starts.

The library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday September 3. Sunday hours will resume on September 9.

After Labor Day, look for some very exciting things happening at your library.  Keep your eyes out for programs on UFOs, meditation, college planning and more. Movies will start up the week of September 10.

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If you want to watch some great movies and TV, try our new streaming services. Acorn TV offers the best of British television. Mystery lovers will enjoy Midsomer Murders, Vera, Poirot and much more.  There are also comedies, dramas and documentaries, with new shows added every week.

To start watching, follow the links from our home page to the RB Digital landing page. There you will need to create an RB Digital account – but like all library services, this is free.  The same account gives you access to Acorn TV, IndieFlix (classic movies and TV), and PongaLo (Spanish language entertainment), as well as OnePlay (video games) and Qello (music and concert videos).  If you have used Qello or OnePlay, you can use the same RB Digital account.

 All aboard for the next stop on our Armchair Art Tour. We’ll be exploring the work of Vincent van Gogh on Saturday, September 8 at 2:00.  Van Gogh produced more than 2000 works of art in the last decade of his life. Since he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. You’ll learn about these “brilliant children,” especially those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Please register at the library.

Both book clubs will be meeting in September.  The Mystery Book Club meets on Wednesday, September 5 at 4:00 to discuss A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch. On Tuesday, September 11, the conversation will be about When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi.  Ask at the reference desk for copies of either book.  New members are always welcome.

The Friends of the Library are having a book and bake sale, starting Saturday, September 22.  Please consider donating baked goods to help make the sale a success – and come that day ready to enjoy some delicious cakes and cookies. If you register, we will call you with a reminder.

The Friends are accepting donations of books, CDs and DVDs.  Books need to be in good condition, without water damage, mold or dirt.  We cannot accept textbooks or encyclopedias.  CDs and DVDs need to be in the original packaging and in playable condition.

All regular children’s programming will resume on October 1.  There will be some wonderful special events, too, so keep checking this space—and come into the library—for future announcements.