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October 2022 Newsletter

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

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October 2022 Volume 4, Issue 1

Director's Corner October has arrived – along with (fingers crossed) cooler weather! Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner. If you need ideas for costumes or parties, we have books on making Halloween costumes and party ideas. If you want a scary (or not so scary) movie to watch or book to read we have a lot of those! October is also a good month to help out your community. The Krum Friends of the Library is gearing up for their Halloween Carnival on the 22nd and would love more volunteers. Lastly, join me in welcoming our newest staff member Mason Marshall, who has volunteered for us and recently joined our weekend staff.

Did You Know? KPL partners with local organizations to help those in need. Donation boxes are located in the library lobby.

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

  • 10/6/1892 Poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson dies.

  • 10/12/1928 Fantasy author Thomas Burnett Swan is born.

  • 10/15/1911 Sci-fi writer James H. Schmitz is born.

What’s New at KPL? Books: KPL added about 45 new items including The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall and new titles from Baldacci, King, Robb and more. The full list can be found here. Programming:

  • Children’s Hour Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM, ages 0-5

  • 1st Saturday Drop-in Craft October 1 11:00 AM—1:00 PM—This month will be a paper pumpkin craft.

  • Book Club will meet at KPL at 6 PM on 10/13/22 to discuss Horns by Joe Hill. New participants are always welcome!

  • 3rd Saturday Storytime October 15 at 10:00 AM, ages 0-5

  • Teen Writing Club Saturday 10/15 at 1:00 PM

  • Homeschool Meetup 1:00 PM on Wednesday 10/19 Science lesson will focus on forces and impact.

  • 3rd Thursday Family Fun Night Join us on 10/20 at 6:00 PM for Trivia Night!

  • 4th Wednesday Crafters UFO Club Crafters bring your unfinished projects and meet together on 10/26 at 1:00 PM.

  • Fourth Friday Free Play—11:00 AM to noon Friday, 10/28 Unstructured preschool playtime at the library.

Friends of the Library

  • There will be a Friends of the Library meeting on October 13 at 5:30 PM to plan the Halloween Carnival. Any helpers would be appreciated.

  • The Friends of the Library received $280 in donations on North Texas Giving Day. Thank you to everyone that gave. You may also donate any time at the circulation desk.

  • KFL will host a Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 22 at 5:30. Come join the festivities and help raise funds for the Friends of the Library! Details are coming soon.

Staff Pick

My recommendation for this month is the film Vengeance, a recently released comedy (with a little drama and suspense thrown in) by BJ Novak. Novak is best known as a writer for The Office, a TV staple which most of you know and probably love, but he takes things to the next level with this movie about a haughty New York podcaster who gets drawn into a murder mystery in West Texas. As a Texan, I love the attention to detail and the affection that the film has for its setting. There are many laughs to be had about culture clashes and the meeting of red and blue states, but the movie avoids mocking Texans while still poking a little fun at some of our quirks, and the mystery will keep you guessing till the end! Check it out. - from Katrina

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