Monthly Archives: October 2009

Thursday Night Movie @ The Library!

Need something fun to do to break up the week. Come to the library and see a popular musical-documentary on our big screen. It is just like being at the movies!

This Thursday, October 29 at 6:00 PM, we will show a hilarious and inspiring documentary about a senior citizen’s choir from Western Massachusetts.

Rated PG

Refreshments will be served.

Please call the library to learn the movie’s title.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY


Before you go trick or treating on Halloween, come to the library’s Children’s Room for some cookies and cider (3:30-4:30), color a picture, and show off your costume!

NEW LIBRARY HOURS ANNOUNCED


Beginning November 3, Oak Bluffs Public Library will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM; Thursday 10:00AM – 8:00PM; and Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Proposed by the town as a cost saving measure, the new hours have been approved by the Library Board of Trustees. Shorter by one hour, the new schedule streamlines staffing and provides two additional evenings of library access.

OCTOBER CHILDREN’S & YA EVENTS

Storytimes

Wednesday, October 7 10:30 Toddler Storytime (1.5-3 years)
Alligators 11:30 Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)

Wednesday, October 14 10:30 Toddler Storytime (1.5-3 years)
Leaves 11:30 Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)

Wednesday, October 21 10:30 Toddler Storytime (1.5-3 years)
Pumpkins 11:30 Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)

Wednesday, October 28 10:30 Toddler Storytime (1.5-3 years)
Halloween 11:30 Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)

Events

Saturday, October 3 1:30-3:15 Hannah Montana: The Movie

Saturday, October 31 3:30-4:30 Halloween Costume Party

Wear your costume to the library and enjoy some treats!

Book Clubs

Saturday, October 3 3:30-4:30 Middle School Book Club (Grades 5-8)
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Saturday, October 17 3:30-4:30 Teen Book Club (Grades 9-12)
Frostbite (Vampire Academy- Book 2) by Richelle Meade
Saturday, October 17 12:30-1:30 Children’s Book Club (Grades 2-4)
My Haunted House by Angie Sage (NEW TIME)

(Must pre-register for book clubs in the Children’s Room.)

LEGOS NEEDED FOR NEW LEGO CLUB


Sparked by a recent School Library Journal article and collaboration with the school librarian, we have decided to start a library Lego Club in the Children’s Room. Lego clubs, often led by a father/grandfather volunteer, are springing up in libraries throughout the nation in an effort to primarily attract boys to reading. The tactile and kinesthetic learning provided by the manipulatives, in duet with the creative opportunities for problem-solving, increasing attention and vocabulary, connects legos to literacy. Weekly building themes lead boys and girls to books about legos or books about specific structures, time periods, or science related to the building theme. In order to make this club possible, we need to please ask for public donations of new and used legos. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Library Announces New Hours

Beginning November 3, Oak Bluffs Public Library will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Thursday 10:00AM – 8:00PM; and Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Proposed by the town as a cost saving measure, the new hours have been approved by the Library Board of Trustees. Shorter by one hour, the new schedule streamlines staffing and provides two additional evenings of library access.

Call 508-693-9433 for more information.

Upcoming Author Visits, Movies and Lectures @ Your Library

A wide variety of community programs are being planned for the fall months and it is all because of your feedback! A recent library survey revealed a strong community interest in health & wellness, home & gardening, local history, cooking, author visits, arts & crafts and computers. The library’s future programs will attempt to meet these areas of community interest.


Please visit our website www.oakbluffslibrary.org to learn about events and signup to receive email updates for upcoming programs.

Coming Soon to the Oak Bluffs Public Library:

Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 PM – Author Visit by John Hough Jr.

Read a review of his latest book, Seen The Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg


Thursday, October 22 at 6:00 PM – “The Flu and You” by Nicole Barlett

Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 PM – Movie Night (Documentary / Musical & Performance)

Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 PM – Poetry Reading by Dan Waters