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Sat, 10/01/2016 - 12:30am
Ed Emberley

Ed Emberley is a writer and illustrator of children’s books. He is best known for his creative and lively drawing books, as well as 1992’s Go Away Big Green Monster—a smashing success with audiences around the world.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 2:33pm
Stick Dog by Tom Watson

Look, not everyone can be a great artist, okay? The narrator of Stick Dog certainly isn’t, and he’s sick of hearing about it. So he’ll make you a deal. You don’t comment on the art, and in exchange you’ll get story about five rectangular canine friends on a quest for the Holy Grail of picnic foods: hamburgers.

Stick Dog—accompanied by his friends Mutt, Stripes, Poo-Poo, and Karen—is determined to get some of the delicious-smelling hamburgers being grilled in the park away from the picnickers and into empty doggy stomachs.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:57pm
Halloween Is Here!

October brings a month chock-full of Halloween events for children of all ages. Whether you are looking for a costume parade or chill-inducing stories, the library has you covered!

Halloween Costume Swap 
Exchange your child's gently used costume for one that's new to you! Drop off your clean, intact, and stain-free costume at the Salem Church Branch children's desk anytime from September 23 to October 7. For each costume donated, you will receive a swap voucher to be redeemed at the swap on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 to 11:00. Costumes remaining after the swap will be donated to Loisann's Hope House.

Fabulous Friday: Monster Transformation
Local actors Gene and Linda Nesbitt transform your face into a monster's! Grades K-6. Snow Branch, Friday, October 14, 4:30-5:15.

Halloween Craft
Create a decorative Halloween craft with materials from nature! Grades K-6. Montross Branch, Thursday, October 20, 6:30.

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:59pm
Food For Fines: October 9-15, 2016

October 9-15 is Food for Fines week at all library branches!

Help celebrate Teen Read Week and help our community. Donate canned goods to benefit local area food banks.

For every can that you bring to your local library branch, we’ll deduct a dollar from your overdue fines, up to a maximum amount of $10.00!

How it works:

-No expired or dented items
-1 canned item = $1.00 applied to one customer account, up to a maximum of $10
-Donations may not be used to pay for lost or damaged library materials.
-All donations benefit local area foodbanks.
-No donations will be accepted before October 9 or after October 15.

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