October is probably my favorite month. It’s the month of least expectations. Gardening and lawn work is over (my neighbors would probably protest I never really started). Thanksgiving and Christmas are still far enough in the future not to panic me. Halloween is at the end of the month and preparing for it is simply buying a few bags of candy. It’s cooled down, so my energy bill is not so high and of course there’s football!! Oh and the food! After a long hot summer now we can relax with soups, breads and hot apple cider. We can go to harvest festivals, craft fairs, corn mazes, hayrides and of course, football games.
Thus all this being said, please stop in and see our wonderful books on Halloween and pumpkins. You are sure to gets lots of ideas from our displays. Banned books week is Sept. 30 to Oct. 6. We’ll have a display featuring banned books. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.
By Kathy Bornhoft, Assistant Director
Storytimes this month are especially fun with autumn stories and crafts for your preschooler featuring shapes and pumpkins. October’s Storytimes are Oct. 9 and 23 at 11 a.m.
Our WPL Bookclub will be meeting Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. We are reading “The School of Essential Ingredients” by Erica Bauermeister. It follows the lives of eight students who gather in Lillian’s Restaurant every Monday night for cooking class. It soon becomes clear, however, that each one seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen.
Thanks to the Wellington Library Friends, local author and columnist, Nancy Hansford will be here at the library on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. with stories of ghosts and hauntings in northern Colorado. Come check out her book, “Northern Colorado Ghost Stories.” She would love to hear your ghost stories as well.
Other events here at the library include our fall contests, “The Book that Started it All” and “In Search of the Great Pumpkin”. “The Book that Started it All” contest is so easy to enter. Just write on a piece of paper the book you remember reading that started your love of reading. “In Search of the Great Pumpkin” takes a little more effort. Decorate a pumpkin, squash, even a zucchini will do. You can carve, paint, bedazzle or dress up your cucurbit however you choose. You can leave your creation here or we can take a picture of it for our display.
If you ever wondered how much fun we have here at the library, you can always volunteer and find out. Our only requirements: Must love to shelve and must know the alphabet! We need you; for an hour at the most, on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays. Drop in and we’ll talk about the details.