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FOL October Silent Auction

A monthly silent auction is available in the Main Library lobby consisting of large, lovely, first edition, collector items or rare books. Interested persons leave their name, phone number, and bid for each selection. The highest bidder is notified at the end of the month. Bid on the following auction books in the library lobby through the end of October:

  • Theodore Roosevelt: The Rough Riders/An Autobiography and Theodore Roosevelt: Letters and Speeches (two books, one bid)
  • The Jewish World by Elie Kedourie
  • Image Collection by National Geographic
  • Living with Wildlife by Russell Link
  • Alexandre Dumas’ Work (ten volumes, one bid)
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November Teen Book Club & Tea Party

Wednesday, November 19 at 4pm

Teen Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4pm. For our November book, we’re discussing A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty. We’ll also vote on what book to read in December and one lucky book club member will win a free copy.

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Synopsis:
Madeleine Tully lives in Cambridge, England, the World – a city of spires, Isaac Newton and Auntie’s Tea Shop. Elliot Baranski lives in Bonfire, the Farms, the Kingdom of Cello – where seasons roam, the Butterfly Child sleeps in a glass jar, and bells warn of attacks from dangerous Colours. They are worlds apart – until a crack opens up between them; a corner of white – the slim seam of a letter. A mesmerizing story of two worlds; the cracks between them, the science that binds them and the colors that infuse them.

Following Teen Book Club, we will have a British tea party!
Please wear hats, boas, tiaras, or anything tea party-esque.
We will be serving tea, finger sandwiches, and dessert.
British accent optional!

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Drum Circle

The drum circle is two nights a month! Come to the library at 5:30pm on the second and fourth Thursday to join in (Oct. 9 and Oct. 23). Some instruments are provided or you can bring your own. All ages are welcome. The event is held in the Community Room or on the deck, weather permitting.

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October Pre-School Storytimes

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Pre-School Storytime is designed for children ages 3-5 but is open to anyone who wishes to attend. This program is at the Main Library in Columbus on Tuesdays at 10:30am and at the Saluda Community Library on 1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:30am.

Oct. 6 & 7: Apples & Leaves
Oct. 14: *Special Guest* Puppet Show!
Oct. 20 & 21: Pumpkins & Jack O’Lanterns
Oct. 28: Trick or Treat

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October Afternoon Adventures & Sam’s Reading Buddies

Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures is designed for children in grades K-5 and made possible through a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation. Afternoon Adventures is at the Main Library in Columbus on Tuesdays at 4pm and at the Saluda Community Library every other Monday at 4pm.

Columbus Afternoon Adventures
Oct. 7: Spooky Science with Hands On
Explore the science behind spooky special effects with Dr. Bunson and Dr. Beaker! This class explores structure and properties of matter before and after they undergo change.
Oct. 14: Movie Matinee & Popcorn
Come watch Muppets Most Wanted on the big screen and enjoy popcorn and drinks!
Oct. 21: Board Games & Snacks
Come play your favorite board games such as Monopoly, Uno, and Sorry and enjoy snacks.
Oct. 28: Cartooning Workshop
Local cartoonist, author, and illustrator Steve Barr will teach a cartooning workshop. Learn to draw aliens and monsters!

Saluda Afternoon Adventures
Oct. 6: Spooky Science with Hands On
Explore the science behind spooky special effects with Dr. Bunson and Dr. Beaker! This class explores structure and properties of matter before and after they undergo change.
Oct. 20: Cartooning Workshop
Local cartoonist, author, and illustrator Steve Barr will teach a cartooning workshop. Learn to draw aliens and monsters!

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Sam the therapy dog will be at the Saluda Community Library with his owner, Nancy Weinhagen, every other Monday at 4pm (Oct. 13 and Oct. 27). Sam loves to listen to stories. Kids can have fun and improve their reading skills at the same time!

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  • Main Library
    1289 West Mills Street
    Columbus, NC 28722
    Tel. (828) 894-8721
    Fax (828) 894-2761
    Hours:
    Mon. 9am – 6pm
    Tue.-Thurs. 9am – 8pm
    Fri. 9am – 6pm
    Sat. 9am – 4pm

    Saluda Community Library
    44 W. Main Street
    Saluda, NC 28773
    Tel. (828) 749-2117
    Hours:
    Mon.-Fri. 9am – 6pm
    Sat. 9am – 1pm

    Bookmobile
    (828) 894-8721 ext. 225
    Schedule