At the Library

At the Library by LeAnn Kunz

I have been watching the squirrels outside my windows this fall. They are busier than ever, putting on a kind of circus act with their effortless leaps across the branches of my neighbor’s tree and then hanging acrobatically from the gutters of the house. Sometimes they take a break and lounge comically along the top of the backyard fence. But if I blink I can miss that they have scrambled face-down the fence and are now digging in the pots of my waning petunias. I will go out later today and sweep the dirt off the patio along with the fallen leaves, but for now I enjoy watching them do their work. Much like the squirrels many of us can feel the switch of the seasons coming and feel impelled to start packing away, storing up, and closing down our summer lifestyles. We bring in the patio furniture, fill up our pantries and freezers with garden goods, and seal up the windows.

One cooler weather essential for many of us is books, maybe even movies and music, to keep us entertained as the evenings grow longer. Of course, we want you to venture out often to your Washington Public Library in the upcoming months to check out these necessities , but we also want to remind you to stock up with materials from our ReBook room. Back in March we held a large book sale and were able to recycle many weeded and donated items. However, we still have a lot of used books, DVDs, and CDs in supply for you to purchase at minimal cost. Our ReBook room on the lower lever of the library is always open from 3-6 p.m. during the weekdays and often open throughout the day when no meetings are occurring there. Currently it is fully stocked with children’s books, adult fiction and nonfiction, DVDs, and CDs. You can shop and donate whatever amount you like knowing that all funds go back into library programs and collections. Please stop by and “squirrel away” some materials to keep on hand for those fall and winter days ahead.

Gifts & Memorials

The following books were given in memory of Norma Meyer by her family & friends: Monster Boogie, by Laurie Beckner; 3x4, by Ivan Brunetti; We Are All Me, by Jordan Crane; Stumpkin, by Lucy Ruth Cummins; Girls Can Do Anything, by Caryl Hart; Giraffe Problems, by Jory John; I Walk With Vanessa, by Kerascoet; Alaskan Holiday ,(large print) by Debbie Macomber; The Late Bloomers’ Club, (large print) by Louise Miller; Enemy Pie, by Derek Munson; Ambush, (large print) by James Patterson

Adult Fiction: Legacy of Mercy, by Lynn Austin; The Dead Ringer, by M.C. Beaton; Foundryside, by Robert Jackson Bennett; Everything She Didn’t Say, by Jane Kirkpatrick; Whiskey When We’re Dry, by John Larison; Burden of Proof, by DiAnn Mills; A Spark of Light, by Jodi Picoult.

Large Print Fiction: Winter In Paradise, by Elin Hilderbrand; Finding Colin Firth, by Mia March; Defender For Hire, by Shirlee McCoy. Adult Nonfiction: One Person, No Vote, by Carol Anderson; What The Eyes Don’t See, by Mona Hanna Atttisha; Do I Make Myself Clear?, by Harold Evans; Reporter, by Seymour M. Hersh; When They Call You a Terrorist, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors; Killing the SS, by Bill O’Reilly; Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, by Anne Boyd; Rioux Grocery, by Michael Ruhlman; Anti-Social Media, by Siva Vaidhranathan.