The Friends of the Library are planning upcoming events for Give Big Lexington 2019. GBL Goals for the Friends are to continue to improve the landscaping and to purchase new furniture for around the fireplace. Also, a percentage of the funds generated from GBL will go toward funding the Friends of the Library’s contribution to the Library Initiative Grant. This grant provides funding for most of library programs (musicians, authors, storytellers, etc.), including an array of summer reading programs, the Sunday afternoon family presentations, and “Booked for Lunch.” Events that are being planned at the Library for Give Big Lexington include:

● Treasure Trove at the Library – In a flea market style, the Library will have lots of treasures for purchase beginning on October 15 and continuing through November (or until all the treasures are gone).

● Gently Used Cookbook Sale – It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for new ways to prepare veggies, casseroles, steak or chocolate, the Library has a Gently Used Cookbook for you!

● The Friends of the Library will be selling brownies and other treats during the week of October 7 and the week of November 4. Stop by the Library anytime during these two weeks to purchase a sweet treat for only 50 cents.

● A special bake sale will be held during the election on Tuesday, November 5.

● The Friends of the Library sponsor Java Junction, the Library’s coffee, tea and hot chocolate station.

The Friends of the Library also provide the delivery of books and other materials to shut-ins in Lexington. Currently more than 100 items are delivered to approximately 20 shut-ins on a monthly basis. If you would like to join this amazing group, you are welcome to attend the next Friends of the Library meeting at 3:00 p.m., Monday, October 21, at the Library.

The LEGO Club has resumed meeting on the second Thursday of each month from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The theme for October 10 is a pumpkin or something scary. The theme for November 14 is houses or barns. The LEGO Club is open to any elementary age youth. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The LEGO Club provides the opportunity to create a variety of objects from the Library’s extensive LEGO collection.

The October “Booked for Lunch” program will feature Teri Edeal and her miniature horse, Jet. Jet has the ability to charm people of all ages and backgrounds. He has completed Hilltop Canine College’s basic dog obedience course. Teri and Jet are a certified animal therapy team. The October “Booked for Lunch” is scheduled for October 17 at noon. A light lunch will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. Please register in advance for this program by calling (324-2151) or stopping by the library.

On Sunday, October 20, at 2:00 p.m., award winning author and performer, Mike Blakely, will be performing at the Lexington Public Library. Mike presents a mix of captivating music and storytelling. He has released 13 CDs, authored 19 books, performed all over the US and made 16 tours to Europe.

The next meeting of the Monday Afternoon Book Club is Monday, November 4 at 3:00 p.m. at the Lexington Public Library. You are invited to join us for a lively discussion of Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd . Borrow a copy from the library, read the book, and join the discussion;

Storytime meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Lexington Public Library. Pre-readers and their caregivers are invited to drop by the Library for stories, songs and activities.

Novel Stitchers meets at the Lexington Public Library on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00 p.m. If you love to knit, quilt, stitch, or crochet join us for stitching and conversation in the Library Board Room.

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