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November at the Creswell Library - Family Newsletter

What’s New in November?

We are back to our regular programming for kids this month, but we do have three extra exciting events for all ages!

On 11/4, we had our engaging Native American Cultural Presentation with Dietrich Peters. Thank you to everyone who attended!

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On Friday the 17th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, the One More Time Marching Band will perform! Come listen to this local band play some fun marching tunes! You may recognize them from Creswell’s annual Fourth of July Parade. 

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On Saturday, November 18th, to celebrate International Games Month, we will have a variety of gaming in the library from 10am - 4pm. We will unveil some new board games, have our Nintendo Switch available for all ages, and you’ll be able to use our new VR headsets (the VR is only for 13+ and requires a waiver to use). It’s a gaming extravaganza!

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Thursdays for Kids

We have four events this month for kids. 

11/3 at 3:30pm - Beaded Corn - Did you know you can make cute corn using pipe cleaners and beads? Come try out this festive fall craft!

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11/09 at 3:30pm – LEGO Club – Join us for LEGO building awesomeness! Each child that completes a project will get to put it on display in the library until the next LEGO Club.

11/16 at 3:30pm – Full STEAM Ahead! - STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  Every month, we will do a new experiment, craft, or challenge. This month, we will be making leaf rubbings! Experiment with different leaves and mediums, create your own art to take home, or add them to the library tree!

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11/30 at 3:30pm - Art with Holly - Holly is a local artist who generously hosts art lessons for kids at our library. Each month we will have a different activity and Holly will lead us through it one step at a time.  


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PreK Storytime - Thursdays at 10:00am in the Library

Join us for fun books, songs, and rhymes!! This storytime is intended for children in preschool but all kids and their families are welcome to join. We shoot for about 30 minutes of fun but sometimes we go a little long and sometimes just a tad short. Afterward, we will all do a fun craft. 

Baby Storytime  – Tuesdays at 10:00am in the Library 

Join us on Tuesdays for songs, fingerplays, lap bounces, scarves, egg shakers, stories, and bubbles! This storytime is 20 minutes long so we can wrap up before the littlest get too squirmy.

Pajamarama Storytime  November 14th and 28th at 6:15pm

Come dressed in your pajamas and bring your stuffies for this storytime. This storytime is a fun event for all ages and will have songs, rhymes, and picture books. 

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October Reads for November Book Clubs

Middle Grade Book Club 

We're trying something new! This December, we are combining our Book Club for Kids and Middle School Book Club into our Middle Grade Book Club (ages 10-13). We also have our YA Book Club (13+). 

If you are interested in joining a Book Club, please email If you have any concerns with the schedule or would prefer a virtual option, please let me know. 

We will meet at the library on 12/5 at 4:00pm to discuss the "Ban this Book" by Alan Gratz. Middle Grade Book Club goes for 45 minutes and includes snacks. Here is a quick blurb about this book from the publisher. 

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It all started the day Amy Anne Ollinger tried to check out her favorite book in the whole world, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, from the school library. That’s when Mrs. Jones, the librarian, told her the bad news: her favorite book was banned! All because a classmate’s mom thought the book wasn’t appropriate for kids to read.

Amy Anne decides to fight back by starting a secret banned book library out of her locker. But soon things get out of hand, and Amy Anne finds herself on the front line of an unexpected battle over book banning, censorship, and who has the right to decide what she and her fellow students can read. In the end, her only recourse might be to try to beat the book banners at their own game. Because after all, once you ban one book, you can ban them all…

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