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October 2015
MAKE NOISE AT THE LIBRARY: Friday, October 2nd, 10:30 am.
Did you know that singing and music can teach early literacy skills? It's happening at the library! Bring your preschoolers up the hill for fun music and rhythm experience with local musician, Kathryn Christian. They will have so much fun they won't even know they are learning!

BEGINNING MAHJONG LESSONS: Saturday, October 3rd, 1:00 - 2:00 pm.
Free lessons start Saturday, Oct. 3rd and continue for 4 consecutive Saturdays in October. Space is limited to 8 participants. Register today at the library.

BEGINNING WRITING WORKSHOP: Starting Monday, October 5th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Or maybe you just want to sharpen your writing skills. Local author Karin Beery will take the group through the writing and publishing process on four consecutive Mondays in October. The workshops are free but space is limited so please call the library to register. For information on Karin, visit

ISLAND HOUSE READERS: Wednesday, October 7th, Noon
A traditional book club that meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. at The Elk Rapids District Library to discuss a group selected title.  This month’s  book will be The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Come join in the lively discussion!

AN EVENING WITH AN AUTHOR: Thursday, October 15th, 7:00 pm. 
Anne-Marie Oomen will be discussing her latest book, Love, Sex and 4H. Oomen brings an insightful and humorous eye to her evolving sexuality, religious beliefs, and sense of self. Fans of her memoir will appreciate the honest portrayal of growing up between rebellion and tradition.

PINTEREST CRAFT CLASS: Saturday, October 17th, 11-12:00 pm.
Kim will help you create book page ornaments for your holiday trees or to hang in your windows. The class is free but space is limited so register today to save your spot!



Elk Rapids Farmer's Market
Friday, October 2nd and 9th, 8am-12pm
At the Rotary Park
Art  Beat
Saturday, October 3rd, 10am-5pm, at the Elk Rapids Art Galleries



Gilded Hour, by Sara Donati
Paper Towns, by John Green
Purity, by John Frazen
Zig Zag, by Elly Griffiths
Make Me, by Lee Child
Fear of Dying, by Erica Jong
The Blue Guitar, by John Banville
Driving Heat, by Richard Castle
Shadow Play, by Iris Johansen

and many more!!

Great website for adults and children.
Visit and explore activities for children, audio and video guides of current exhibits, and much more.

Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees...
Are we not better and at home
In dreamful autumn, we who deem
No harvest joy is worth a dream?
A little while and night shall come,
A little while, then, let us dream.

~~Ernest Dowson, Autumnal

The Friends of the Library and other library volunteers recently enjoyed the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon given by the Board of Trustees. This end of the season event is a time for the Board to thank volunteers for their hard work on behalf of the Library and the community. This year the Friends made great strides toward becoming a stronger, more supportive organization. We have a lot of work ahead in the coming year, and we invite you to join the Friends as we work to enhance and improve our Library.
As always, we can use your gently used books for The Book Cellar.




Autumn Grace by Marianne Ellis

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gaboldon

Wicked Autumn: A Max Tudor Novel by G.M. Malliet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

Grace in Autumn by Lori Copeland

Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur

Autumn Letters: A Novel by Michael Fredrick

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