Registration is now open for our new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. This free program encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before he/she enters kindergarten. Studies have shown that the more books read to a child before kindergarten, the better that child does in school. Fostering the love to read can start with snuggle time with books. WE LEARN TO READ SO WE CAN READ TO LEARN! Once you register either online at or by signing up at the circulation desk you will be given a red folder to begin keeping track. Your child will earn prizes for milestones reached. To learn more about this great program come in and visit us, check out our website, or email Elizabeth at [email protected] Thank you!

Popular Titles Coming Out October ; Settle down with a book, don’t be a rover!

AFTER SCHOOL HALLOWEEN PARTY-OCTOBER 31ST FROM 3:15-4:15 Haunted House Diorama Contest-bring your own shoebox (we have a few for those who don’t have any on hand) and we provide supplies to build your best haunted house diorama. 1 winner will be selected. Children 8 or under must attend with a parent. Hot Dogs and Chips will be served. Registration is required for this event.


Once upon a Time there was

Story hour is held Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30AM.

Oct. 1 -- Lois Ehlert Oct. 8 -- Cats & Dogs Oct. 15 -- Night Sky Oct. 22 -- Pirates

… Dates and Themes listed below

Oct. 29 -- Pumpkins Nov. 5 -- Mercer Mayer Nov. 12 -- Forest Animals Nov. 19 -- Turkeys

Dec. 3 -- Jan Brett Dec. 10 -- Cookies

...The End

What Happened to All of the Books Left finest in children’s books today. She will Over After the Book Sale-Dash Dot Media be at the Spring Valley Public Library on Though the Friends of the Library Dam Sunday, December 7th at 5:00 to meet Days book sale was a success, they still fans, promote her new book, and teach us had several boxes full when all a bit about how she goes they closed up shop. These about illustrating her books.. books have since been given to The Library Film Club the wonderful charity organiThe library’s monthly film club zation Dash Dot Media to sort will premiere with a showing of through and repurpose. They George A. Romero’s horror ando this in a variety of ways by thology Creepshow at 7:00 on donating them to smaller WisHalloween night, October 31st. consin libraries, allocating Family History Resources some for use in Amish schools, Did you know you had free acor selling them in order to raise cess to at your money for fundraisers, scholar- Coming Halloween Night! library? Here patrons can build ships, and to cover their own costs. We their family trees by accessing census lists, extend our thanks them for all they do to marriage and death records, etc. In addibenefit the rural libraries of Wisconsin. tion to that service our library system’s Mark Your Calendars, Jan Brett is Coming MORE page also grants access to seven With over 39 million books in print, New local databases; including the Wisconsin York Times #1 best selling and beloved Historical Society. Using their image author/ artist, JAN BRETT’S exquisite art is search you may even find a photo of an universally recognized as being among the ancestor! Need help? Feel free to ask .

The Week of October 5 The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber The Paris Mysteries by James Patterson Deadline by John Sandford Lila by Marilynne Robinson The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain Some Luck by Jane Smiley Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie Burying Water by K.A. Tucker The Week of October 12 Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand Leaving Time by Jodi Piccoult Redeemed by P.C. Cast Clariel by Garth Nix 300 Million by Blake Butler The Week of October 19 Gray Mountain by John Grisham Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater Wait for Signs by Craig Johnson The Week of October 26 Blood Magick by Nora Roberts Pegasus by Danielle Steel Prince Lestat by Anne Rice The Peripheral by William Gibson

TEEN EVENTS THIS OCTOBER Youth Advisory Board Meeting today and see what Starting Tuesday, October 14th the Spring happens when a normal Valley Public Library Youth Advisory Board girl is forced to reckon will hold its first weekly meeting (Tuesdays with the paranormal. The meeting will at 3:45), to discuss programming, services, take place in the study room of the Spring and issues relating Valley Public Lito teens and the brary where we will library in our town. be take an hour to Teen Pizza and share great discusBook Club sion and pizza; If This month’s Teen you wish to attend Pizza and Book the meeting we ask Club meeting will that you register in be held on Thursadvance by either day, October 30th calling the library at 6pm. The book at 715-778-4590 or up for discussion by sending an Join us for a scary fun month of reading and werewolf! will be Katie Alender’s novel, Bad Girls email to [email protected] Copies will be Don’t Die, the first in a thrilling horror tril- available at the library for pick-up. ogy. In it readers follow the strange cir- The Night of the Teenage Werewolf! cumstances surrounding ordinary high Join us Friday, October 24th at 5:00 for an school student, Alexis, as she struggles to evening of Werewolf, a social game similar navigate her dysfunctional life, a budding to Mafia, where players will take on the relationship, and, oh yeah, a demonically role of medieval villagers looking to eradipossessed little sister. Check out your copy cate shape-shifting beasts from their flock.

On the Fence by Kasie West

FAMILY GAME NIGHT Starting this month the library will shift from its weekly game nights to simply hosting one big monthly event. The date will vary by month, but will always fall on a Friday from 5:00-7:00PM. This month’s get together will be take place October 17 and we encourage all who are curious to try out some new games, share their favorites, or simply meet people to attend. Though this is a family friendly event adults or teens are more than welcome to bring just themselves. This month’s featured games are Once Upon a Time a wacky story-telling card game, and Letters From Whitechapel, an intense practice in deduction built around the Jack the Ripper Murders.

This month’s featured board games.

HERE BE BOOK REVIEWS The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

A teen romance that explores the emotions and struggles of growing up believing wholeheartedly and stubbornly in one facet of a truth by putting aside traumatic memories in order to function yet it reveals that sooner or later this band-aid approach fails to resolve anything and that confrontation, no matter how painful, is oftentimes the best cure. Filled with believable, relatable characters each struggling with their own demons this book has the perfect blend of humor and heart, emphasizing that truth is liberating.

An ambitious and thoroughly researched historical fiction novel which strives to capture the last days and the unraveling of a foregone indigenous culture set in motion by the inevitable arrival of the Europeans in America. Alternating narrators by chapter, The Orenda presents it’s spiritual themes through the eyes of a Jesuit, a Huron warrior, and a Iroquois girl. Brimming with savagery and tenderness, it’s hard to tell if the avoidance of contradiction was the result of revelation or safe writing. Regardless, it is an intriguing tale.

Notable Authors Born in October Oct. 3—Gore Vidal Oct. 4—Robert Lawson Oct. 4.—Anne Rice Oct. 5—David Shannon Oct. 8—Frank Herbert Oct. 8—R.L. Stine Oct. 14—E.E. Cummings Oct. 15—Friedrich Nietzsche Oct. 15—P.J. Wodehouse Oct. 16—Eugene O’Neill Oct. 16—Oscar Wilde Oct. 17—Arthur Miller Oct. 19—John le Carre Oct. 21—Samuel Taylor Coleridge Oct. 21—Ursula K. Le Guin Oct. 23—Gordon Korman Oct. 24— Arthur Rimbaud Oct. 25—Anne Tyler Oct. 26—Steven Kellogg Oct. 27—Dylan Thomas Oct. 27—Sylvia Plath Oct. 28—Evelyn Waugh Oct. 30—Ezra Pound Oct. 31—John Keats Oct. 31—Katherine Paterson

“In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”- Oscar Wilde (Lady Windermere’s Fan)

“I thank heaven somebody's crazy enough to give me a daisy .”- E.E. Cummings (73 Poems) Remember to like us on Facebook so that you can keep up-to-date with us throughout the month. For more information you can also visit our website at If you have any questions regarding our events or services simply call us at 715-778-4590 or email Elizabeth at [email protected] Thank you for reading and we hope to see you all again soon. .

October 2014 Newsletter.pdf

Herbert Oct. 8—R.L. Stine Oct. 14—E.E. Cummings Oct. 15—Friedrich Nietzsche Oct. 15—P.J. Wode- house Oct. 16—Eugene O'Neill Oct. 16—Oscar Wilde Oct.

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