Welcome to our newsletter! In this issue, we are celebrating the unveiling training center symbol, new Youth Space opens, and an Update from the Director including the State Fiscal Year 2023 State Appropriation. We hope you find this newsletter useful and informative.
Here are the most popular nonfiction books downloaded from BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) last month:
Rage by Boy Woodward DB100633
Murder of Innocence by James Patterson, Max DiLallo and Andrew Bourelle DB101365
Thunder Dog: the true story of a blind man, his guide dog, and the triumph of trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson and Susy Flory DB73300
Murder Beyond the Grave by James Patterson DB100126
Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety: 100 simple practices to find peace right now by Michael Smith DB97954
The Splendid and the Vile: a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz by Erik Larson DB100054
Coffin Corner Boys: one bomber, ten men, and their harrowing escape from Nazi-occupied France by Carole Engle Avriett and George W. Starks DB100154
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey DB101312
Caste: the origins of our discontents by Isabel Wilkerson DB100088
Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward DB91876
Every Friday please join Denise for story time, crafts, and don’ forget to bring your imagination, either “in–person” at 3:30pm or “virtually” at 10:00 am.
For the month of November, we are giving thanks to you and your family! To participate, sign up by clicking on the link below. Because we love reading, you will receive a free print/braille book called, “The Runaway Pumpkin!” by Kevin Lewis. It will tickle your fancy with runaway laughter! Also, your child will receive 2 make at home crafts with suggested book titles that are all about touch and delicious scents of fall! All ages are welcome to join!
HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!!
Denise Bean, Youth Services Librarian
Join library staff for November’s Library News podcast which features an interview with members of the Friends of Library group, the top ten most popular non-fiction books downloaded on BARD, information about a new program coming soon called the Great Reading Challenge, upcoming Youth programs, and information about ongoing library events and programs.
On October 11th we were joined by guest Christine and Shell from “Artful Connections” who taught us how to relax, find our inner peace, and of course, zest for life. Say what? This sounds like fun! We cranked up the music and began mixing together potions of Essential-Oil Blends. The night felt like being on a retreat at a tropical resort with all the smells that filled the air. Each guest made their very own personalized scent of mixes. In addition to the essential oil blend roller each guest was given, jewelry was designed with actual lava beads. As the evening drew to an end, we added our final touches of paint from last month’s Pottery Workshop!
Next month on November 8th we will be creating the “7-Days of Gratitude Wreath” and mixing together homemade Pumpkin Spice Bites. This month’s Makerspace will be a month full of gratitude and thankfulness with a dusting of dessert to tantalize your sweet tooth!
Coming up in November at our Makerspace Monday
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Date: Monday, November 8th
Ages: All Ages
Activity: 7-Days of Gratitude Wreath & Homemade Pumpkin Spice Bites!
Location: Iowa Department for the Blind, 524 Fourth Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
NOT ABLE TO JOIN…
If you are unable to join in person, no problem, just complete the online registration form and choose “mail activity kit and video link” directly to your preferred address.
Looking for past library program activities and videos? Check out our Youth Program Archive
Please contact Denise Bean at email@example.com or 515-452-1338