November 2022 Newsletter
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November 2022 Volume 4, Issue 2
Director's Corner It is hard to believe that we are headed into the winter months and holiday season! The library and the city have some fun things lined up for the holidays. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after so plan your reading/DVD watching accordingly! We received our first Christmas themed book at the end of October – The Twelve Topsy-Turvy Very Messy Days of Christmas by James Patterson and Tad Safran. Expect to see more as the Holidays approach! Around the 2nd or 3rd week of November we will get out our Holiday film collection. Just a reminder, those movies have a special sticker and only circulate for 3 days. We want everyone to be able to share in the fun of watching holiday movies!
Did You Know? Krum Friends of the Library has used books for sale in the library lobby, including a few book bundles. To purchase, simply make your selection and then make a donation into the yellow wishing well at the circulation desk.
Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books)
11/11/1922 American satirist and humorist Kurt Vonnegut is born.
11/30/1835 American author Samuel Clemons (Mark Twain) is born.
11/25/1952 Agatha Christie’s play The Mousetrap opens in London.
Children’s Hour Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM, ages 0-5. Children's Hour will not meet the week of Thanksgiving (11/23).
1st Saturday Drop-in Craft November 5 11:00 AM—1:00 PM—We will be making thank you cards for veterans/service members. This craft will also be available as a drop-in for any patron wanting to participate through Wednesday (11/9).
Book Club will meet at KPL at 6 PM on 11/17/22 to discuss The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. New participants are always welcome!
3rd Saturday Storytime November 19 at 10:00 AM, ages 0-5
Teen Writing Club Saturday 10/15 at 1:00 PM
Homeschool Meetup 1:00 PM on Wednesday 11/16 Join Joy for a hands-on science lesson. This will be the last meetup for the semester.
3rd Thursday Family Fun Night Join us on 11/17 at 6:00 PM for Paint Night! (see image below)
4th Wednesday Crafters UFO Club Crafters bring your unfinished projects and meet together on the 5th Wednesday this month on 11/30 at 1:00 PM.
Fourth Friday Free Play is taking a break and will resume in January.
Krum Public Library will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Friends of the Library
Staff Pick from Jamie
I recommend If I Go Missing by Brianna Jonnie. I found this book to be succinct, blatant, and poignant. The narrator is a young Native American girl who is aware of the very real danger her ethnicity poses to her physical self. Her pride in her heritage is as tangible as her concern of how she will, or in this case will not be, treated should she ever go missing. This book effectively highlights the epidemic that is a stark reality for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. I highly recommend reading this book that is written for the YA audience, yet is easily and effectively absorbed by readers at most age levels. Please use this book as a tool to further inform yourselves of some very real and dangerous realities for the cultures much closer to you than you might otherwise realize. Please check out https://www.nativehope.org/missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-mmiw for more information on how you can help today.
Sadly, this recommendation is the last we will have from Jamie. She and her family will be relocating out of state to pursue new job opportunities. KPL is grateful for the service she has given and wish her the best in her new venture.