Mindful Reading with Cadence the Dog – October 1 & 29

Reading with a pet is a calming, stress-free way to build fluency and expression. Join us to read with Cadence! | Sixteen Acres | Children

Sixteen Acres Branch
Saturdays: October 1 & 29| 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Children | Register

Calling all kids! Come to a mindfulness experience for emerging and practiced readers of all ages. The librarian will share a few relaxing stories with you and our special guests Megan and her certified therapy dog Cadence. After we read as a group, children are welcome to take a turn meeting Cadence and reading with her – she loves to hear stories of all kinds. Books will be available for read aloud or bring your own favorites. Reading with a pet is a calming, stress-free way to build fluency and expression. Please join us!

We’ll meet outside but move indoors to the Children’s Room in case of rain or extreme heat.

Children 7 and under must be accompanied and consistently supervised by an adult.

Registration is strongly encouraged with drop-ins welcome as space allows.

 

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! | Adults

Raymond Jordan Senior Center
Third Thursday of the Month | 10:00-11:00 AM | Adults

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! Do you love to read about real life events? Are you intrigued by learning more about others’ stories and experiences – whether in the present or the past? If so, then meet us at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center for our monthly Book Club, where we delve into the heart of historical fiction, non-fiction, and even memoir.

Low Waste DIY

Stop spending money on single-use items, and join us to learn low cost and low effort ways to create less waste. | Sixteen Acres | Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
Tuesdays: September 20, October 25, & November 29 | 6:00-7:00 PM | Adults

Make the swap to low-waste! Stop spending money on single-use items and join us at  to learn low cost and low effort ways to create less waste.

Eager Readers Book Club

The book group for reading enthusiasts reads mostly contemporary novels, although occasionally historical fiction, adventures, and some non-fiction. | Sixteen Acres | Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
One Tuesday a month (See upcoming dates below) | 6:30-7:30 PM | Adults 18+

Join this long-running book group of reading enthusiasts! Newcomers welcome. The group reads mostly contemporary novels, although occasionally historical fiction, adventures, and some non-fiction. The book club members jointly choose upcoming books. Check below for this month’s book! No registration required, just drop by.

Upcoming Selections:

Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting book coverSeptember 20 – Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting
by Clare Pooley – (2022) fiction

Every day Iona, a larger-than-life magazine advice columnist, travels the ten stops from Hampton Court to Waterloo Station by train, accompanied by her dog, Lulu. Every day she sees the same people, whom she knows only by nickname: Impossibly-Pretty-Bookworm and Terribly-Lonely-Teenager. Of course, they never speak. Seasoned commuters never do. Then one morning, a man on her commute chokes on a grape right in front of her, only to be saved by a nurse performing the Heimlich maneuver.

 

The Keeper of Lost Things book coverOctober 18 – The Keeper of Lost Things
by Ruth Hogan – (2017) fiction

Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects—the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidentally left behind—and writing stories about them.

 

 

Teen Choice Day

Suggest YOUR program idea that you would like to see at the library. Then join us for the fun! | Teens

Join us for YOUR choice in teen programming! We’re inviting all 13-19 year-olds to suggest super fun activities they would like to see at the library. Talk with your local branch librarian or connect with us through polls, suggestion boxes and more.

Central Library
2nd Monday of each month, 4-5:30 pm

East Springfield Branch
2nd Wednesday of each month, 4-5:30 pm

413 Gourmet Club

A cooking class meets book club series for those who love to cook at home. Cook together – hands-on and in-person! | Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
Moving to East Forest Park Branch in October!
Sep 27 (canceled), Oct 26, Nov 30
6:00 – 7:30 pm | Adults

Join us for a new cooking class meets book club series that will be hands-on and in-person for those who love to cook at home.

During the class, participants will assist in creating a pre-selected dish from the chosen cookbook of the month. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to check out the selected cookbook ahead of time and to bring an accompanying dish from it to share.

Registration for this event is required with a limit of 10 participants.

Register on our online calendar.

Book List (subject to change):

November: Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman
December: Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan
January: Cravings or Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen
February: Barefoot Contessa Month: any Ina Garten cookbook!
March: Eating Out Loud by Eden Grinshpan
April: Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
May: Simply Julia by Julia Turshen
June: The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken
July: Antoni in the Kitchen by Antoni Porowski
August: The Pioneer Woman Month: any Ree Drummond cookbook!
September: The World in a Skillet by Christopher Kimball


These programs are funded by a grant from LSTA.