This October the library will be a busy book lover’s haven of activity, starting Saturday, October 4 with a visit from Minnesota Book Awards Finalist Rachael Hanel at 1:30pm. Hanel will be speaking about her memoir We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down.
The big news for lovers of Rick Riordan books is the upcoming October 7 release of his latest book, The Blood of Olympus. To celebrate the library will offer ongoing challenges, trivia, treasure hunts, and prize drawings the entire week of October 6-11. Stop by any day (or every day!) that week to participate in the book promotion activities, add your name to the reserve list, or enter to win your own copy of The Blood of Olympus.
The young adult event this October will be a Fright Film Fest on Friday, October 24, 7:00-9:30pm. 7th-12th graders are invited to submit their homemade horror videos to be viewed and voted on at the event. The Fright Film Fest will also feature a zombie makeup station, a toy “zombification” station, and plenty of spooky snacks. Video submissions are due to the library by 8pm on Monday, October 20. All videos must be a maximum of 10 minutes long and appropriate for a 12-year-old and up audience.
This year’s Kids Halloween Party at the library will be Monday, October 27 at 6:30pm. Kids are encouraged to come in costume and bring the whole family. Other kids events in October include Super Saturday Story Time on Saturday, October 11 at 10:00am with special visitors, the Zumbrota Fire Department. LEGO club will meet on Thursday, October 16 at 6:30pm and will be making LEGO creations to display in the library’s display case.