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Youth Services Fall Book Recommendations

Youth Services is SO THANKFUL for your book recommendations!  Stop in to the Dundee Library Youth Department to recommend your favorites with the emoji book recommendation activity at the tween corner and pick up one of the many books recommended by others!

 

Here are some of the books you told us you love this fall:

Dog Man (series) by Dav Pilkey

Owl Diaries (series) by Rebecca Elliott

Amulet (series) by Kazu Kibuishi

Dork Diaries (series) by Rachel Renee Russell

Book Clubs: Bringing Readers Together

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Do you absolutely love to read books? Are you always looking to talk to people about what you read? If you said yes to either of those questions, then you should consider joining or even starting your own book club! A book club is a group of people that meet regularly to discuss books they have all read. Generally book clubs meet monthly, and each month a new title is selected. Then everyone reads the same title and gets together to discuss it. Book clubs are great because you get to meet all kinds of fun, interesting people and you get to read a wide variety of books.

Tai Chi @ Dundee Library

Looking for a new way to relieve stress and stay fit this winter?  Attend our Monday night Tai Chi classes at the library which start at 6 PM. Tai Chi (TIE-CHEE) is a Chinese marital art with a series of slow, focused movements that are accompanied by deep breaths.  Once developed for self-defense,   Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise now mostly practiced for its fitness and relaxation benefits.  Instructor Jarett Sanchez leads an hour long class including joint warmups, standing Qi Gong (CHI-GUNG), and Tai Chi mechanics and movements. 

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

November 1 begins National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. If you’re not familiar, participants strive to write a 50,000 word novel by the end of the month. If you’ve ever wanted to write a novel, this November is the perfect time to get motivated to do so! Both Dundee and Randall Oaks have computers you can use for writing your manuscript and desks with charging stations if you bring in your own laptop. Check out the official NoNoWriMo website here for more details.  

Recommended Listen: To the Sunset by Amanda Shires

Singer-songwriter and violinist Amanda Shires is mostly known for her work supporting great men- including her husband Jason Isbell and folk superstar John Prine.  However, Shires shows that she is a star in her own right with this phenomenal album, which will be appreciated by fans of folk rock acts like Neko Case, Ryan Adams, and Sharon Van Etten. 

This Is Halloween

Now that we’re finally into October, it’s culturally acceptable for me to fully exhibit my undying love for all things Halloween, which includes gorging myself on scary books and movies (I’ve already got my plans set to see the Halloween sequel later this month). Even if you’re not the type who watches horror movies all year long, leading up to Halloween is the perfect time to curl up in the dark and spook yourself with some creepy films.

Civic Conversations: November Election

We had a fantastic inaugural session of Civic Conversations at the beginning of September in which we discussed U.S. foreign policy. The October 2 session will focus on the "November Election: a balanced review of candidates for Governor, U.S. Representative, and local offices." If you've been wanting to learn more about candidates before hitting the polls in November, this is the perfect opportunity to do so.   While no homework is required to attend these sessions, if you’re interested in some general information on voting and midterm elections, take a look at some of the books below.

Banned Books Week

We are coming to the end of Banned Books Week, a week dedicated to free expression.  The American Library Association, alongside a number of other organizations, promotes this campaign to spread awareness for the freedom to read and spreads attention towards banned and challenged books. 

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