Dear Reader: I’m Back!

I’ve returned from the Great White North, where we missed the icebergs, but saw moose, minke and humpback whales, puffins, murres, kittwakes, salmon, and loads of gorgeous scenery. It’s good to be

Yep, saw a bunch of these.

home. Here are a few things to ponder on this beautiful Friday:

The Rochester Country Fair is this weekend, and the Friends will be there on Saturday only with their booth. They’ll be selling some used books, their new tote bags (5 pockets, zipper closing, stain resistant), book journals, and raffle tickets for a new tote bag filled with Friends items and books. Due to lack of volunteers for Sunday, they’ll be there only the one day, so be sure to stop by. This is the first year in the new location for the fair, and it sounds like it will be bigger and better than ever. Don’t miss it!

The Friends are looking for volunteers for the upcoming book sale. The dates are Friday, 9/7, starting at 10:30 for packing up and moving the boxes to the church hall; 11 – 4 for unpacking and sorting; 6-8 for selling at the Friends preview sale; Saturday 9/8 from 9-3 for helping with the book sale; 3-4 for packing and moving everything back to the library. Volunteers get 50% off their purchases. Drop by the library or call to sign up. You can also email Helpers with pickup trucks or vans especially needed for Friday and Saturday afternoon.

The last day to record reading hours for the Summer Reading Program is Saturday, 8/25. The readsinma website will be shut down after that day. Miss Lisa will be at the school to give out any awards.

First day of school is 8/28, and we have something for the parents. After you drop your child off at school, come by the library for a cup of coffee, some pastry, and a chat. Yes, it’s the “Back to School Kaffeeklatsch” again, from 9-10:30 a.m. Younger siblings are welcome. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of Plumb Library.

The Nonfiction Book Group will start again on September 20, and the first selection, A Night to Remember by Walter Lord, is ready for pickup. This is the classic book about the sinking of the Titanic.

March over to the library Now!

And one more thing, just for fun. From The Atlantic, here’s a list of 10 movies you probably didn’t realize were originally books. I knew about Howl’s Moving Castle, by one of my favorite authors Diana Wynne Jones, and Road to Perdition, but not about Dr. Strangelove, or Die Hard. How many did you know about?


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