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August 2021 Volume 2, Issue 11

Director's Corner It doesn’t seem possible that August has arrived! Time flies when you are having fun at the library. The Summer Reading Program was great this year – it was so nice to be able to offer at least a couple of “in-person” activities. We have three programs in August. Our next outdoor movie is August 7th – starring a very smart girl. On August 11th we are hosting a program for people turning 65 this year to learn what you need to know about Medicare. For the kids, Reading with Rover is back! On August 28th the dogs will be at the library to listen to the kids read stories. Dogs are some of the very best listeners and they never criticize your reading. Enjoy the “dog days of August” with a good book or a fun movie. Stay cool, stay hydrated (but please, don’t spill liquids on our books!) and enjoy the rest of summer!

Did You Know?

  • KPL is excited to welcome Jamie Hawkins-Hudson to our staff on the afternoon/evening shift! Stop by and welcome her to the KPL family if you haven’t yet.

  • The first Sunday in August is both Friendship Day and International Forgiveness Day.

  • August is Peach Month and August 1st is National Milkshake Day. Sounds like a good excuse for a peach milkshake!

  • On August 20, 1911 the first around the world telegram was sent. It traveled more than 28000 miles, went through 16 operators and made it back to the original operator in New York in 16.5 minutes.

Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books)

  • 8/2/1869 George Eliot starts writing Middlemarch.

  • 8/4/1913 American poet Robert Hayden is born.

  • 8/11/1921 Alex Haley, author of Roots, is born.

  • 8/13/1948 British science fiction writer H.G. Wells dies.

What’s New at KPL?

  • KPL added more than 50 new titles to the collection in July, including more than 20 DVDs. View our website, click here, or stop by the circulation desk to see the list.

  • In-Person Book Club meets on 8/12 at 6 PM to discuss Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.

  • Children’s Hour and Staff and Friends Storytime will be taking a break for the month of August. However, in person Children’s Hour is planned to resume in the fall. Stay tuned for more details.

  • Reading with Rover returns on 8/28 at 10:00 AM. Kids can come read a book to one of our furry friends from 10:00 –11:00 AM.

ABCs of Medicare A free Medicare education class presented by Wes Carter Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Noon-1:00 PM Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. Learn about Medicare and its parts, how and when to enroll, prescription plans, Medicare Health Plan Coverage Choices, and more.

Staff Pick from Katrina For my recommendation this month I'm actually going with a pair of DVDs that are new to the library and definitely deserve a look! The Father (director Florian Zeller, starring Anthony Hopkins) tells the story of a man afflicted with Alzheimer's disease and depicts the effect of his dementia on his adult daughter who is tasked with caring for him. Minari (director Lee Isaac Chung, starring Steven Yeun) is a feel-good dramedy about a Korean-American family that moves to a Arkansas farm in search of a new life (side-note: this family also has the cutest little boy I have ever seen). Both films are outstanding and my personal favorites of all the movies released last year. Make sure to check them out!

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