Foreword – September 5, 2023

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Back to school means after school programs are back, and they’re back on a new day—Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. During Construction Zone on September 7, participants will build a marble maze out of straws and cardboard! It will be an a-MAZE-ing time! On September 14, Game On! returns. Participants are invited to challenge themselves or a friend to complete a variety of puzzles. (Joining forces to tackle the puzzles is also an option!)

Storytime returns on Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. starting September 7. Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, activities, and more!

Adults are invited to unleash their creativity during our Craft a Card program on Tuesday, September 12 (5:30 PM-7:00 PM). We’ll provide the supplies and the instruction on cardmaking basics. Registration is required. Please call or stop in to register.

Are you looking for a book to curl up with as the season changes and the days become shorter? If you enjoy gothic stories that may send a chill down your spine, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield may be the book for you. Margaret Lee, a seller of antique books and occasional biographer of obscure writers, agrees to write the biography of a wildly popular English novelist, Vida Winter. Winter is well known for inventing her own history during interviews for decades. However, facing the end of her life, she wants to set the record straight. (Or does she?) Winter’s story, which is set at an old English estate, includes a governess, a ghost, and a family haunted by secrets. Like Margaret, readers will be drawn into this story-within-a-story that takes inspiration from Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier but stakes its claim as a contemporary gothic classic.