Milaca Library: Weather is cooling, reading is heating up

Hello, everyone and happy September! It’s that time of year: kids are back in school, the weather is slowly cooling off, and fall sports are in full swing. We get to celebrate Labor Day this month, and autumn officially begins on the 22nd. Enjoy it all while it lasts, and take care.
New titles to check out this month (all titles can be found in our system):
Teen Non-fiction:
1) “Addiction and Overdose: Confronting an American Crisis” by Connie Goldsmith
2) “A Dog in the Cave: the Wolves who made us Human” by Kay Frydenborg
3) “Politics in Contemporary Africa” by Bridey Heing
4) “Teens and Suicide” by Cherese Cartlidge
5) “Teen Incarceration: from Cell Bars to Ankle Bracelets” by Patrick Jones
6) “Survivors Club: the True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz” by Michael Bornstein
7) “How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child” by Sandra Uwiringiyimana
8) “Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People who Changed the World” by Sarah Prager
9) “Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular” by Mayim Bialik
10) “Project Semicolon: Your Story isn’t Over” by Amy Bleuel
11) “Computing and the Internet” by Beatrice Kavanaugh
12) “The 57 Bus: a True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed their Lives” by Dashka Slater.
Library events this month are free, unless otherwise noted:
6:30 p.m. Sept. 7
– Don’t miss Tim Johnson’s program entitled, “Inside the Library at Downton Abbey.” As the Curator of Special Collections & Rare Books at the U of MN, Tim will discuss the library at Highclare Castle and the treasures within. Everyone is welcome to attend.
4 p.m. Sept. 7
– The Milaca Friends of the Library will be meeting. Join us for conversation and fellowship. New faces and ideas are always welcome.
10:15 a.m. Thursdays
– Join us for Preschool Storytime here at the Milaca Community Library.Note the time change.
Frequently Asked Question(s):
What is this ECRL Reads Program I keep hearing about?
What a great question! The East Central Regional Library system is trying something new this year: a region-wide read. Starting September 15, everyone who is part of the East Central Regional Library system, staff and cardholders alike, will have the opportunity to read the same book: “Ice Out” by Mary Casanova.
Over the course of the next three months – September, October, and November – libraries in the ECRL system will then host a variety of programs, displays and discussions related to the book – keep an eye on the ECRL online events calendar for updated information. The idea is to give everyone a chance to participate!
If you’re interested in the Roaring ’20s, the history of Minnesota, Prohibition, or intriguing books, give this one a try. For more information, view the book trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BstiGR9oMps