We’ve been busy here at Plumb Library! First off, the Nonfiction Book Group (we’ve GOT to think of a name for this group!) has started off strongly. In October, six people got together to discuss Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed. The discussion roamed all over the place, covering work, the class system, education, and the future of work. Then the November book A Year in Provence brought six people together again to talk about life in Europe vs. America, the trials of having company, and what wierd food have you been asked to eat when traveling. December’s book is Three Cups of Tea, and we meet on December 16 at 6:30. The library is officially closed, but just come on in! Books are available now at the desk.
FOOD FOR FINES starts December 1 and will go through the month. Bring in any non-perishable food for the food pantry, and we’ll waive your fines. This does not cover copying, faxing, or lost books. Start the new year with a clean slate and help out the food pantry as well.
THE FRIENDS OF THE PLUMB LIBRARY’S HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE is Saturday, December 6 from 10 – 3. Held in conjunction with the Plumb Corner Marketplace’s holiday festivities, and the Christmas faire at the Congregational Church, the Open House will have the Silent Auction and Bake Sale, plus refreshments. Earth Sisters will be on hand to sell their handmade soaps, lotions, and candles, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Friends. There will be holiday stories at 10:30 and 11:30, plus crafts for the kids. This is an annual Event, and everyone looks forward to it. Be sure to be here and bid, bid, bid on the Silent Auction items. (I have my eye on a lovely knitted scarf!)
STORYTIME REGISTRATION starts December 8 – 20. Space is limited, and Rochester residents have first preference, so call or drop by to register.
CAFE PARLEZ BOOK GROUP meets this Monday, 11/24 at 6:30 to discuss The Shape Shifter by Tony Hillerman. The December book, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, is available at the desk. The December meeting will be on Monday, December 29 at 6:30. The 2009 title list will be available soon, though I hear that the first book might be The Widow’s War, by Sally Gunning. Maybe we can have a field trip down Rte 6A?
As always, there are new books coming in. Here’s a list:
A Master Class: Sensational recipes from the chefs of the New England Culinary Institute
Knitting: A Novel, by Anne Bartlett
Fleece Navidad, by Maggie Sefton
Crewel Yule, by Monica Ferris
Kissing Games of the World, by Sandi Kahn Shelton
‘Tis the Season!, by Lorna Landvik
Chasing Smoke, by BIll Cameron
Cross Country, by James Patterson
The Longest Trip Home, by John Grogan (author of Marley and Me)
Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson