There's lots to do at the library this month...
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November brings one of our favorite annual traditions at the library: Hang It All is back! This all-comers community art show features photography, paintings, sculpture, woodworking, and more, by your talented friends and neighbors (and maybe you!). Come check it out during open library hours, and vote for your favorites. We're also looking for artists to apply to display your work at the library in 2020--see below for details.

Speaking of traditions, the holidays are coming, and we have lots of library resources to help you enjoy them, whether you want to make your own gifts, learn a new recipe to share, or create some cocktails for an open house. Coincidentally, this month's reading challenge theme is cookbooks, so it's a great chance to try out something new.

On a more serious note, we have gotten some questions from you about publishers changing ebook and eaudiobook access and how that will affect your library reading. As you may have seen in the news, several major publishers, including Macmillan, have changed how they allow libraries to purchase ebooks for their readers, in some cases limiting the number of copies a library system can purchase or delaying when libraries can buy any copies of a new ebook. You may notice substantially longer wait times for ebooks, especially for new or popular titles.

One of our main goals as a library district is to provide you with a wide range of books and other materials, as quickly as we can. Our statewide ebook and eaudiobook system (Oregon Digital Library Consortium) is working with libraries around the country to negotiate with publishers to improve access. If you're interested, the American Library Association has more information on their website, as well as a petition specifically regarding the Macmillan embargo. Check it out here:
See you at the library!
Hang It All! Community Art Show
Our annual community art show is on now, featuring dozens of works by your friends and neighbors. Come visit during open library hours and vote for your favorite piece for the audience choice award.
Are you an artist, artisan, or craftsperson? The art committee is taking applications now to display local art at the library in 2020. Individuals and groups are welcome to apply for this free opportunity. Selected artists will have their work displayed for a month in our display cases or on the walls throughout the library. For more information and to apply, visit or stop by the front desk.
November Art Displays
Stop by the library during open hours to view this month's rotating local art displays:
Inside Display Case: Christopher Curtis, abstract art (Nov 15 - Dec 31)
Community Social
Fridays, Nov 1 & 15, 10-11:30 AM
Join us for Mapleton family playtime! Crafts and activities for kids, coffee for parents, and snacks for all. For more information, call Bonnie at 541-268-4033.
November's theme is: cookbooks.

There's still time to sign up! Enter monthly prize drawings or just read for fun. You can still make up the earlier months to get into the grand prize drawing for a Kindle at the end of the year. Stop by the reference desk to get started. Happy reading!
Storytime and activity
Tuesdays & Fridays
10:30-11:30 a.m.

First and third Fridays
3-4 p.m.

The library will be closed for the following holidays in November:

Veterans Day. Monday, Nov 11
Thanksgiving. Thursday & Friday,
                        Nov 28 & 29
Board Game Collection
The library has a brand-new collection of board games available for checkout! Come see our assortment of classic, new, children's, cooperative, and more. You can check out one game at a time for two weeks with your library card. Play it here or take it home!
Alzheimer's Education:
Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Thursday, Nov 14, 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Free, educational program presented by the Alzheimer's Association of Oregon. To learn more or register, call 800-272-3900.
Free Outreach Concert
Texas Gypsies

Wednesday, Nov 13, 1-2 PM
Enjoy a free preview of Texas Gypsies' vintage jazzy swing concert before their evening performance at Florence Events Center. Mix of big band, western swing, Django-style gypsy jazz, and a little rockabilly. Fun for all ages! Special thanks to Seacoast Entertainment.
Open Lab, Tuesdays, Nov 5 & 19
1:30 to 3 PM
Got a question about your laptop, tablet, or other device? Bring your own device or use one of ours to explore basic skills and get your questions answered at our open lab.
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