Friday, November 02, 2007

November 2007

Bread & Butter Nov. 1
I See the Moon Nov. 8
Thanksgiving Nov. 15
No Storytime Nov. 22
Bears Nov. 29
Holiday Treats Dec. 6
Evening Storytime will be Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 and the topic will be Thanksgiving.

November events :
Election Day on Tuesday, November 6. The library is a polling place for one of the Ashley precincts. Please be considerate of parking for all - and please VOTE. Ashley will elect a mayor and two council members. This is your opportunity to be heard.

The Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster is Saturday, November 3, featuring 100 authors and illustrators who are either from Ohio or have Ohio topics. Admission is $2.00, books are discounted, author contact is free. If you’re in luck it will be a lovely fall day and you’ll enjoy other area attractions as long as you are there. Check the library after that day for books we’ve purchased there.

Children’s Book Week is Nov. 11-17. Some special recognition is well deserved but children should be read to and reading every week of the year. Use it as a license to indulge a thorough perusal of current and classic children’s books - good background for Christmas shopping perhaps.

Thanksgiving Day will find the library closed but we’ll be open regular hours the other days of that week. The library has Thanksgiving 101 and a book drop, but no turkey preparation hotline.

Mr. Etch-a-Sketch alias Tim George provided an entertaining and quite well attended (56!) program. Numerous completed drawings were on display and he demonstrated and explained his techniques. He was featured in The Washington Post the day before his appearance - a famous person you could see right here in Ashley. Tim George is originally from Mt. Gilead and was just a nice person to have here. Get his book through Fundamentals in Delaware.

Thanks to the Bussard crew for some serious cleaning and organizing in the basement room. It’s so much more pleasant and presentable. If we just hadn’t had water in the basement hallway during the last rain we might be tempted to do even more.

Holiday crafts will be featured in two December programs. Homeschool book talk is scheduled for Dec. 4 and a family craft night will be on Dec. 6.

The genealogy collection has expanded its area (literally to Marion and Knox County) thanks to a very generous donation from Gary Buechel. We’re still sorting and processing.

Tutoring can help bring up grades and get students through those mandatory standard tests. Help is available for high school students at Delaware Area Career Center south campus every Monday until 7:00. No Child Left Behind also provides free tutoring for qualifying students of all grades. Information is available at the library on our website Homework & Resource Site.

Extra ! Extra ! The library subscribes to 100 or so magazines and newspapers. Then there are extras. Some are donations from individuals. (It’s a great way to recycle magazines.) Others are samples, newsletters, and catalogs. Antique Week has been arriving regularly and includes listings for auctions and shows and numerous articles.

Displays highlight various areas of the collection and scientific studies have shown that those materials have higher circulation. It’s self serving for the library and for you as we try to feature seasonal books and topics - making them easier to find and more enticing to checkout.

A Literary Lane letterbox has been placed at the Wornstaff Library. Letterboxing is a fun family activity searching for “hidden” caches that include a book and a distinctive rubber stamp. Searchers have a personal stamp and their own book. Their book provides a record of sites they have found and our book a record of who has been here. provides a description of letterboxing and a list of sites across the country. There are numerous local opportunities and it’s a great diversion on trips - or an excuse for one.

Most sites provide a GPS, more prominently featured in Geo-caching, a similar activity. GPS Made Easy by Lawrence Letham is a good introduction and The Complete Orienteering Manual is a look at some related activities.

Holiday shopping and sights are on the way.
Castle Arts Affair in Delaware is juried and affordable - Nov. 8 - 11.
Holiday Fantasy of Lights at Alum Creek State Park, Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo, and Christmas by Candlelight at the Marion Fairgrounds all begin in mid-November and continue through the end of the year.
And that’s a small sampling.
Columbus International Film & Video Festival showcases some of the best independent, studio and corporate films - at CCAD Nov. 7 - 11. Search our catalog to compile your own film festival. There’s now a possibility of borrowing films from other libraries.

Comments : We’d like to hear from you. If you use our website there’s an easy, anonymous way to comment on a book you’ve liked - or didn’t. You can let us know about activities in the area or make general suggestions about the library or the website.

Slate paintings by Cindy Fairbrother will be displayed during November. They could be an artistic inspiration for you - or art to just enjoy.

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