Knit Your Bit For Others

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Jillian Moreno, author of Big Girl Knits has come up with 3 simple patterns for a hat, scarf, and mittens, and will be leading our group demonstrating stitches, and answering your questions. Bring your own needles and choose from a variety of our yarns. Your finished projects will be donated to local non-profit organizations.
Sunday, November 18 - 2:00-4:00 PM at Malletts Creek Branch - AADL - Grades 4-12

Don't Want to Trick or Treat?

Don't want to go trick-or-treating but want a little Halloween fun?
Come to the Malletts Creek Branch Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m for a little seasonal fun. We'll tell some scary stories (not too scary), sing some songs, make skeletons out of q-tips and snack on cider and donut holes.
This will be fun for the whole family!

AXIS Coffeehouse @ Malletts Creek, Friday, October 12, 6:30-8:00 pm

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Fridays are open mic nights for teens at the AXIS Coffeehouse! Teens are welcome to perform their own work as well as poems/essays/monologues by others. Try reading a favorite poem or essay. Recruit some of your friends, and perform a scene from your favorite book. Or just hang out, sip on a hot drink, and enjoy the company. All teen performers will receive a $5 fine forgiveness coupon. For grades 6-12.

Shrinky Dink Jewelry!

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Create unique and totally custom jewelry using the retro wonderful Shrinky Dinks material! Start big, color, shrink in the oven and you're done! See you at the Malletts Creek Branch on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 7:00-8:30 PM.

TweenSpace: Wacky Olympics @ Malletts Creek, Tuesday, October 9

Attention all 4th and 5th graders! Do you have what it takes to lead your team to victory in a marshmallow relay race? Can you build the ultimate obstacle course? Join us Tuesday, October 9th (4:30-6:00), to show off your athletic skills at the Malletts Creek Branch.

TweenSpace: Mystery Quest @ Malletts Creek, Tuesday, October 2

Calling all gumshoes! Join us Tuesday afternoon (4:30-6:00 pm) at the Malletts Creek branch to practice your detective skills. Look for clues to solve a mystery, test your observational skills, and hang out with other kids. If you've loved mystery/detective books like The Westing Game, Harriet the Spy, and Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief, you won't want to miss this! For 4th and 5th graders.

EXPLODapalooza!!

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Get in on the action and try out some fun chemistry at EXPLODapalooza on Wednesday, August 15 at 2PM at the Malletts Creek Branch. Make your own Alka-Seltzer rocket and bask in the joy of a mentos fountain. It will be a glorious, exploding hour. Hope to see you there!

Program is for children in 4th grade and up. Please note that the program was incorrectly published as starting at 7 PM in a local publication.

2007 Biblioteca Breve Winner

Read the latest Bibloteca Breve winner, a Spanish language book award. Put a hold on it through the library catalog or by calling the Holds/Renewals line at 327-4219. You can also find it at the Mallets Creek branch

El Septimo Velo

Juan Manuel de Prada, author of "La tempestad" and "La vida invisible", was the winner of Spanish publishing company Seix Barral's prestigious Biblioteca Breve prize for his new book, El Septimo Velo, a love story and adventure novel selected from over 390 submissions. Set during the Second World War, the story follows the main character Julio to Nazi-occupied France, post-civil war Spain, and Argentina as he searches to uncover a family secret hidden for half a century.

Malletts Creek Branch Now Open

Power has been restored, and Malletts Creek Branch is again open for business until 9 PM Wednesday. Regular hours will resume on Thursday. Thanks for your patience!

Large Group Study Rooms Available Downtown

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Looking for place to gather your book group, hold a study group or have a small committee meeting? Consider the Library! We have two study rooms on the second floor of the Downtown Library that hold eight to ten people. Each has tables on which to spread out your papers and a door to close, keeping your conversations private. We also have study rooms at our Malletts Creek and Pittsfield Branches, which hold two, three or even four people if you don't require that much space. All of them are available on a first-come first-served basis and all of them are free!

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