Monthly Archives: October 2010

And now, it’s time to…

get ready for next year’s All Hallow’s Read.

This week at the KFL.

This week:

  • On Monday, November 1st, Peek-a-book Babies will begin at 10:15am.
  • On Tuesday at 10:15am, come on in for Family Storytime!
  • Also on Tuesday, Yoga Stretch for Grades 1-5 will begin at 3:45pm. Pre-registration is required for this program.
  • On Wednesday at 11am, a new round of Beginner’s Computer Classes will start. This month, we’ll be focusing on word processing. Pre-registration is required for this program.
  • A grade K-1 session of Chickadees is scheduled for Wednesday at 3:45pm.
  • Time for 2s and 3s continues on Thursday, November 4th, at 10:15am.
  • On Thursday, November 4th, we’re holding the next installment in our free Lifewise at Lunch lecture series with psychologist and life coach Amy Wood.  This month’s subject is Letting Go of Self-Limiting Beliefs, and it begins at noon.
  • As usual, our Teen Gaming Club will meet Friday at 3pm.

If you’d like to receive email reminders about our programming, hop on over to our website to sign up — and please, do feel free to call the library at 985.2173 with any questions!

New to the Children’s Room…

Halloween Night by Marjorie Dennis Murray Halloween Night book cover

Set to the cadence of “The Night Before Christmas,” a witch decorates her home for Halloween, and ghosts, ogres and banshees help her prepare yummy treats–yummy if you like bug legs!  ‘Tis the season!

Click on the image for more information.  You can place a hold on this or any other title through our catalog.

A Halloween Tour…

of the Gravesites of Horror Writers.

The 13 scariest books of all time…

that AREN’T by Stephen King.

(Because, let’s face it: As Mainers, you’ve probably read all of his…)

New to our adult fiction section is…

Gary Jennings’  The 2010 Codex, by Robert Gleason and Julius Podrug.

The publisher’s description is:

In the arid canyonlands of Mexico the race is on for the ultimate end-of-the-world codex—the final 1000-year-old prophesy of the god-king, Quetzalcoatl, who ruled Mexico 1000 years ago. Rita Critchlow and Cooper Jones hunt for that sacred codex in those scorching desert canyons, while 500 years ago, Pacal, a young slave-scholar, sets out on the same deadly quest.  He too must find those apocalyptic writings, knowing that his era—the Age of the Aztecs—may well come to an end if he does not find them. 

For Pacal, the End-Time is at hand.  Montezuma has built a vast empire based in what will one day be Mexico City.  Now however he faces war, disastrous drought, death-cult priests, who rip the hearts out of thousands of people atop their pyramids . . . and the arrival of red-bearded horse-borne conquistador, bearing preternaturally powerful weapons and catastrophic plagues, sowing pandemic death wherever he goes.

America’s leaders are also staring into an apocalyptic abyss.  Their own time mirrors that of Quetzacoatl’s and the Aztec’s in shocking detail. Convinced that Quetzalcoatl’s codex holds the key to humanity’s survival—that he is warning them of a global, planet-killing threat—the two women battle broiling desert canyons and drug-cartel warlords to track it down and decipher it. 

Moreover, earlier glimpses of his prophesy foreshadow uncanny similarities to those of John’s Book of Revelation.  Are Quetzalcoatl’s and Revelation’s prophesies one and the same?  Can they crack the 2012 code and save their world from their deadly fate?  The countdown is on.

As always, if you would like to place a hold, please call the library at 985-2173 or visit our website.

What we’re reading.

Some of the books that KFL staff members are reading at the moment (descriptions from the publishers will follow each title):

Our resident Jim Butcher fan was over the moon to be first in line for the newest Harry Dresden book, Side Jobs:

The first short story collection in the #1 New York Times bestselling series-including a brand-new Harry Dresden novella!

Here, together for the first time, are the shorter works of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher-a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time. The tales range from the deadly serious to the absurdly hilarious. Also included is a new, never-before-published novella that takes place after the cliff-hanger ending of the new April 2010 hardcover, Changes. This is a must-have collection for every devoted Harry Dresden fan as well as a perfect introduction for readers ready to meet Chicago’s only professional wizard.

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Super last-minute Halloween ideas:

10 Literary Halloween Costumes.

Into comic books?

Make your own, using any of these six free programs.

To everyone who’s been begging me to buy…

…the new Sherlock for our DVD collection, DON’T WORRY!

I’ve pre-ordered it, and we’ll have it as soon as it’s released.

In the meantime, PBS is streaming it at their website.

(And, if you haven’t watched it, you should: because it’s AWESOME.)