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Lego Club

Calling all kids! Schmaling’s after-school LEGO CLUB is starting up again!
When: Every Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, September 7-November 16
Who: Geared toward 3rd – 8th grade students . . . but younger and older kids are welcome as well!
Every Friday, come work a series of building challenges: when you complete 5 you get a prize! The time is open – so come for a few minutes, or stay the whole time. However, the only time to complete the challenges is during the designated time, and participants will be using the library’s Legos only. Pictures may be taken of the completed challenges and some may also be put on display.

Teddy Bear Tuesdays

Beginning September 4th and running through April, the Children’s Department invites all children preschool aged through second grade to attend a story time led by our very own Miss Gwen.

In addition, the last Tuesday of each month will feature activities with the library’s DUPLO Lego bricks!!

This event is anticipated to happen every Tuesday the library is open, from 6 to 6:30 pm; please see Happenings for exact dates.  It is kindly expected that all children be accompanied to this event.

So wear pajamas, bring a favorite stuffed animal, enjoy the story, make a craft, and scarf a snack!

 

Classic Creepers

Image of two photos of a large gothic book display on the window ledge in the fiction section at the library

GOTHIC. It’s not just a personal statement or architecture. The literary genre was first made famous by Horace Walpole’s THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO in 1764. The genre became cemented in culture by Anne Radcliffe’s numerous writings at the end of that century. 19th century Gothic was reinterpreted by the infamous Poe and revived by more recognizable titles such as Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, Stevenson’s DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, and Emily Bronte’s WUTHERING HEIGHTS. Characterized by strange, mysterious, or threatening settings; an exaggerated sense of the supernatural; clashes between the contemporary and the archaic; and packed with uncanny and sublime moments: Gothic literature is a perfect pairing to these chilling evenings. If you need help deciding where to start, we have a printed top-100 list of favorite Gothic novels setting next to the display in the fiction section.

Image of two photos of a large gothic book display on the window ledge in the fiction section at the library

Old school goth not your style? Maybe some MODERN GOTHIC novels will do the trick. Try one of these:

THE GOTHIC SAGA (5 books), by Joyce Carol Oates
THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, by Shirley Jackson
WHITE IS FOR WITCHING, by Helen Oyeyemi
THE HANDMAID’S TALE, by Margaret Atwood
THE DISTANT HOURS, by Kate Morton
THE THIRTEENTH TALE, by Diane Setterfield
(anything) by Daphne de Maurier
THE PRESTIGE, by Christopher Priest
THE PIANO TEACHER, by Janice Y.K. Lee
RUSTICATION, by Charles Pallister