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October 2020 Newsletter

Director's Corner Please support the Friends of the Library October fundraiser. We will not be able to have our Haunted Library this year due to Covid but the Friends have planned a Pumpkin Carving contest. See below for details. During the month of October, keep watch on social media and our website  for additional virtual programs. As a reminder, we are back open to the public on our regular schedule.

Did You Know?

  • October is National Cookbook Month. What's cooking in your kitchen?

  • October 16th is Dictionary Day in honor of Noah Webster's birthday! To increase your vocabulary, visit Meriam-Webster's Word of the Day daily.

What’s New at KPL?

  • KPL has more than 50 new items that are all available for checkout! Click here to view the list

  • Book Club will meet at 6 PM on Thursday, October 8 via Zoom to discuss Stephen King's The Institute

  • Virtual Children's Hour with Mrs. Katie will be at 10:00 AM on October 13th and 27th. Programs can be viewed on Facebook (or through the Facebook feed on our website) every other Tuesday through December 8 (10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/24, and 12/8)

  • Halloween Storytime each Friday in October, staff and friends will be sharing Halloween-themed stories on Social Media! To join in the fun, watch the videos Fridays at 10 AM (or view later) or you can share a video of yourself telling a Halloween story and tag us on social media to share with our followers.

  • Dr. Flake-N-Stein’s Experiments—Tuesday October 20 at 10 AM—an online program full of humor, spooky puppet friends, and experiments that kids can try at home! Program hand-outs are available at the library or on our website.

  • Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest To enter, purchase carving kits from the library (while supplies last) or donate $5 per pumpkin entry. 10/27-28 Drop off Carved or Decorated pumpkin for library display. 10/29 Vote for your favorite pumpkin online. 10/30 Winners Announced! Pumpkins may be picked up 4-7 PM on Friday October 30 or 10-2 on Saturday, October 31.

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

  • 10/4/1941 Anne Rice is born

  • 10/6/1892 Alfred, Lord Tennyson dies

  • 10/14/1926 Winnie-the-Pooh is published

  • 10/19/1950 Edna St. Vincent Millay dies

  • 10/30/1938 Orson Welles causes panic by reading H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds in a radio broadcast

  • 10/31/1892 First collection of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is published.

Staff Pick Joy recommends the Junior Fiction book The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng. This story is ideal for 3rd—5th grade readers.  It features Chinese American student Anna Wang as she tries to find just how she fits into all aspects of her life—as an American student, a Chinese family member, an avid reader, and more. Though her ethnicity plays a part in her struggles, many of her issues are typical of the average kid growing up and trying to find a place and way to belong.

City of Krum October Events

Safe Spook 10/29 9 AM - 6 PM

Trunk or Treat 10/30 5 - 8 PM

Tommy's Haunted House 10/23, 10/24, 10/30, and 10/31 starting at 6 PM

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - Anne in L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables

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