Library Happenings

“Community Connections” 

by LaVonne Limpus-Jurack, nonfiction librarian

On our Facebook page recently I posted a short video that was sent to us from another library. For those of you who have no access to it, I wanted to share its message because it is so important:

“Life is about connections…family, friends, learning and growth.

Our connections help us thrive and flourish.

Our community relies on connections too.

Our families and neighborhoods, business and civic services, education and recreation all rely on connections.

The library is the heart of our community... nurturing our connections. The library helps us... develop new skills, get a fresh start, make ideas happen and continue our learning throughout our lives. The library makes a world of resources available to individuals from all walks of life.

When everyone has access to connections our community thrives and flourishes... and so can you.”

As a relatively new librarian I am certain of one thing: the degree we at the Lewistown Public Library will go to in order to make these connections. This is why we offer story times each week. We receive groups of students from schools all over Fergus County. We offer dynamic speakers, culture nights and fun things, such as the Chili Bowl. It literally is our job to connect to you and to help you connect to your community and the world. That’s pretty neat. I think.

 

The Book Station

Our next sale will be Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 2-4 p.m.

 

Board of Directors

At 2 p.m. the Library Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 in the upstairs meeting room.

 

November closings

Veterans Day – Nov. 11; and Thanksgiving – Nov. 24

 

New books in non-fiction

“Custer” by T.J. Stiles; “Hitler” by Volker Ullrich; “Ghostland” by Coling Dickey; “Hungry Heart” by Jennifer Weiner; “Mind” by Daniel Siegel; and “The Indifferent Stars Above” by Daniel James Brown.

 

Thank you” reception

Please join us to honor Jim Dullenty and Floss Kettering in the upstairs meeting room on Friday, Nov. 18 for a special “Thank you” reception. Jim and Floss have retired from their long-time dedication to the Friends of the Library as special collections advisors and we’d like to send them off with a big thanks for all they did to help boost revenue for The Book Station.

Poll

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