Thomas Malafarina program canceled.

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Tomorrow night’s author program with Thomas Malafarina has been canceled.


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We are expecting 800 children TONIGHT from 5 to 8PM for a ticketed author signing in partnership with Moravian Book Shop. Parking will be at a premium. We are giving everyone one day of grace because we know it will be difficult for our patrons to get into the Main Library to return books, etc. NOTHING WILL BE DUE TODAY!

BTW the tickets for the event are sold-out.

New Audiobooks on CD

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Paris Match – Stuart Woodspicoult-time

Leaving time – Jodi Picoult

Burn – James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

Lost light – Michael Connelly

Winter street – Elin Hilderbrand

The innovators: how a group of hackers, geniuses and geeks created a digital revolution – Walter Isaacson

Click here for a complete list of new audiobooks and playaways

Fright Zone for teens & tweens

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spookyowl_smDo you dare to enter the Fright Zone at the Main Library on Wednesday, October 29? Come in costume at 6:30PM for Fear Factor style events, frightful games & a Zombie Dance Contest, of course! Snacks, too!

Grades 6-12. No registration. Drop in as your favorite zombie or in costume.

More here


Hello Kitty Reading Day

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hello kittyDid you know Hello Kitty is 40 years old? I know, where did the time go, right? Be a part of a national birthday celebration! Bring the kids anytime on Saturday, October 25 to the Main Library for activities and stories. Enter a drawing for a special prize!

No registration. Details here

Books Around the World Book Discussion – South Side

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rosie projectBooks Around the World is a reading adventure where you read books written by authors from around the world.  You will learn about different cultures, the people, food, and the history.  The Rosie Project is written by Graeme Simsion who was born in New Zealand.

Join us this Saturday, October 25 from 1:00-2:00 PM at the South Side Branch for a discussion of The Rosie Project.  Enjoy some refreshments while learning about New Zealand.

Register here

Happy Haunting Here Tomorrow Night

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halloween catWear your costume and come to the Main Library for Family Fun Night on Tuesday, October 21. We’re celebrating Halloween with spooky stories and activities that will tickle the funny bone of everyone from skeletons to princesses!

All ages. No registration. Park in the garage. (Despite what the signs indicate, you may park anywhere except in police or city council spaces).

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Bookmobile stop at Stanley Avenue facing possible delay on 10/18

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bookmobile13This Saturday’s bookmobile stop at Stanley Avenue in Fountain Hill is likely to be delayed due to the Runner’s World marathon scheduled for that morning.  The event starts off on the South Side and typically results in the Fahey Bridge being closed to traffic.  We will closely monitor the situation and attempt to arrive as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience and also remember that the bookmobile will return to Fountain Hill this Wednesday, October 22 to make its normally scheduled stops.