Library Link: November offers ‘cornucopia’ of reading activities

Published 3:19 pm Monday, October 19, 2015

On Nov. 16, which is Button Day, children can read "Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons." (File)

On Nov. 16, which is Button Day, children can read “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.” (File)

BY FRANCES SMITH / Community Columnist

November is when many folks begin gearing up for the holidays.

But the month is known for other reasons and each has fascinating corresponding books. Nov. 1 is National Family Literacy Day. Consider an easy literacy activity: Check out library books and read together!

On Nov. 2, 1734, frontiersman Daniel Boone was born. We have several Boone biographies for kids.

Nov. 3 is National Sandwich Day. Read the fun book “Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich.”

Nov. 4 is National Candy Day. Try candy making with “Eye Candy: Crafting Cool Candy Creations.

Nov. 6 is Basketball Day. The inventor of basketball, James Naismith, was born on that day in 1861.

A cool book to read is “Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player put Women’s Hoops on the Map.”

Nobel Prize winning scientist Marie Curie was born on Nov. 7, 1867.

We have Curie biographies for both kids and adults.

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. Take some time to read about veterans and their holiday.

On Nov. 16, 1620, pilgrims first encountered corn. “Life and Times of Corn” tells all about this taste treat.

Nov. 16 is also Button Day. Kids love to read “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.”

President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, 1863. Our volumes on Lincoln include a tall book of photos and news clippings titled “Lincoln Shot: A President’s Life Remembered.”

Many people know where they were on Nov. 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Youngsters can learn about this moment in time by reading “Kennedy’s Last Days: The Assassination that Defined a Generation.”

November is Latin American Month, and in November 1870, the U.S. Weather Service was established.

Those interested can read up a storm on both topics at the library.

Thanksgiving is on Nov. 26. We have lots of books to enhance this all-American holiday.

A cornucopia of programs will be at the library this month.

For children: Story times are Tunes and Tales at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and Toddler Tales at 10:30 a.m. Fridays.

There will be a Thanksgiving Break Story Time at 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 25 for all ages.

Kids 6 years old and younger must be with an adult during story times and other programs.

Nov. 3 – Lego League, 4 p.m.

Nov. 17 – Pete the Cat Book Club, 6 p.m. 5 years old and older can sign up.

Nov. 20 – American Girls Club, 4 p.m. 7 years old and older can sign up.

For adults: Nov. 2 – Job Searching, 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 9 – Resume’ Writing, 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 16 – Interviewing, 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 4, 18, 25 – Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m.; Nov. 4 – Computer Class, 10 a.m. Word Part 2; Nov. 18 – Computer Class, 10 a.m. Excel Part 1; Nov. 25 – Computer Classes, 10 a.m. Excel Part 2; Nov. 9 – A, B, C, Ds of Medicare, 1 p.m.; Nov. 19 – Book Group, 7 p.m. “Moonrise” by Cassandra King; and Nov. 21 – LifeSouth Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Programs are in the meeting room.