Monthly Archives: September 2012

Dear Reader: An update

1. We had a successful book sale, and netted over $700. Thanks to all who participated! Next up: the Holiday Open House on Dec. 1. We will start collecting items for the popular Silent Auction. Your Knitting Library Director is currently working on two scarves: a Hunger Games illusion scarf, and a leaf lace cotton green scarf.

2. On Saturday, we had the Summer Reading Program wrap-up celebration. 95 people showed up! Wow! Participants picked up their prizes and certificates. Congratulations to the winners! Look for a report in this week’s Wanderer.

3. Your Friends membership is up for renewal (assuming you are a member of the Friends) in October. Watch for your renewal form in the mail, and return it promptly. Your membership fee is tax-deductible.

4. On Monday 9/24 at 6:30, there will be a program on the book He’s Still Here, by local author Margaret McGee. She will be talking about this book, her journey from grief to healing, and about the Brendan McGee Music Scholarship Fund. Books will be available for signing, and there will be refreshments.

5. The Nonfiction Book Discussion Group “Just the Facts” will be starting again this Thursday at 6:30, discussing the book A Night to Remember, by Walter Lord, the classic book about the sinking of the Titanic. For the full list, go to our Goodreads page here. Please join us any time.

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Book sale weekend

Well, folks, it’s Book Sale weekend in our fair area. First, there’s the Friends of Plumb Library sale, Saturday from 9-3 at the Congregational Church Fellowship Hall (11 Constitution Way, for your GPS). We’ve got a great selection of titles, plus some games and who-knows-what-all. There’s a Buck-a-Bag sale from 2-3. After that, there’s the Mattapoisett Library’s monthly book sale, just a hop, skip, and a jump down the road, on Barstow Street in Mattapoisett. For lunch, there’s the Apple-Peach Festival in Acushnet on Main Street. End your day at the Acushnet Library’s book sale (also ends at 3), down Main Street after the Town Hall. It’s supposed to be great weather, good day for a drive around, pick up some great bargains, and help three libraries at once. You can go home with your apples and peaches, read your new books, and feel good about yourself.

People ask us about the leftovers from book sales. For us, all of the childrens and teen titles, plus some paperbacks and all games and puzzles, will go to Gifts to Give in New Bedford. The other books will be taken to recycling by the town.

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