I’m part of the Library Steward Exchange group on Facebook. They do holiday swaps and the like. I sent mine off to my Exchange partner earlier this week. Yesterday I got my present. Woo! A pack of four black cat ear headbands, a book bag from a local book fair, Halloween garland, a bag of Starbursts, a package of little bags with Peanut Butter M&Ms, a bookmark also from the local book fair, Halloween-themed pencils, Curious George’s Halloween, Katy Duck’s Happy Halloween, Folks This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin, a journal/notebook – and the lines you write on are actual text from Jane Eyre in teeny-tiny font, and Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook by Nancy Vienneau. So much awesome in here! The kid books are going in my Little Free Library straight away, and I’ll be reading the Salatin and Vienneau books before deciding whether to keep or share them. The husband has already claimed some of the candy. I will probably share the headbands and pencils with my kids at work. I’ll put the garland in my Little Free Library too.
Thank you so much, Sam!
Looking forward to the Winter Holiday swap!
Halloween books are finally here! I’ll be putting these out some at a time between now and Halloween night. I’d love any donations you want to share!
It’s a busy time of year. So much to do with the school year underway, the days getting shorter, the weather cooling off, the holidays almost upon us. Here are bunches of very short, scary stories to squeeze into what little time you have to read. Maybe just jump into bed and read a short story or two to help you fall asleep.
Good luck with that.
Abraham’s Boys, by Joe Hill
How to Talk to Girls at Parties, by Neil Gaiman
The Doll, by Daphne du Maurier
Nightcrawlers, by Robert McCammon
Premium Harmony, by Stephen King
Sunbleached, by Nathan Ballingrud
The Third Bear, by Jeff Vandermeer
The Ash of Memory, the Dust of Desire, by Poppy Z. Brite
How to Get Back to the Forest, by Sofia Samatar
Bog Girl, by Karen Russell
Hello Moto, by Nnedi Okorafor
His Face All Red, by Emily Carroll
Rattlebag, by Neil Gaiman
What are your favorite short stories?
It’s coming time once again for Drag Queen Story Hour! The Hollywood Library will proudly host Portland’s own Ms Carla Rossi presenting an hour of kid-friendly drag! Carla Rossi will read stories with children 2-6 years old, followed by a craft or maybe a dance party! This particular event will have a Halloween theme. Also, free tickets will be available 15 minutes in advance.
Oct 20, 2018 1:00-2:00 at the Hollywood Library (4040 NE Tillamook Street)
Hope to see you there!