October News

     In recognition of National Friends Week October 15-21, we would like to celebrate and thank our Friends of the Library. This very important ancillary group provides resources for additional programming like our Open Mic Nights, much needed equipment like our new picture book case, support for children’s summer reading like the storytime sunflower house, and special events throughout the year.
     In this spirit of support, the Friends are organizing a fun contest to get help designing a new t-shirt that will share the love for our library. The winning design will be worn across Moretown and beyond, and the winner will receive a free shirt as well. Simple designs with one color will reproduce best. Entries are due by Friday, November 17th, and the winning design will be announced and available at the December 8th Moretown Open Mic Night for a $20 suggested donation.
    Without our Friends of the Library, it would be much more challenging to share the opportunities we do that aim to engage all in the joy of lifelong learning. Their gift of time and commitment to the library sets an example for how volunteerism leads to positive civic engagement and the betterment of our community; and we thank them for it!
     Two audiobooks that recently hit our shelves are in the nonfiction category. In “Giant of the Senate”, Al Franken does his own narration of this candid memoir, recounting both his time as comedian as well as his path of becoming a politician. Both funny and serious, it manages to impart an important message about the state of American politics without being too depressing. As a single mother of two boys, neuroscientist Frances Jensen MD was motivated by her experience to bring together the latest research on brain development to not only dispel commonly held myths about teens, but translate that research into practical suggestions for the adults who love them. The result is  “The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults”. Hope to see you at the library soon!