Thursday, October 12 — 12:30 – 1:30

AtoZ World Food imageOur first event is another Cook the Book potluck, with a twist.  Instead of choosing recipes from a set of books at the reference desk, participants will choose from AtoZ World Foods, a new online resource that the library subscribes to.  This database, as the name implies, has recipes and food-related cultural information from all over the world.  For each Cook the Book, er Database, a new aspect of the AtoZ World Foods database will be explored.  For October, we are choosing recipes from Germany.  Register by Wednesday, October 11th.  Call the library and ask for Susan to learn more and to register.

Tuesday, October 17 – 3:00 – 4:00

3TC Logo

The Third Tuesday Club, or 3TC, meets once per month for activities, crafts, and snacks.  The first 3TC, in September, featured wii games and was fun for all.  Join us for the October 3TC and get into Lego Fun.  Call the library and ask for Stephanie for more information.

Monday, October 23 – 12:45 – 1:45 – Parkview Learning Center

Join the Duluth Playhouse team as they present an Imaginarium Logo interactive play about everyday superheroes. This event is at Parkview Learning Center but open to the public. It is designed for three to five year old children and their families.  Call the library and ask for Stephanie for more information.

Wednesday, October 25 – 2:00 – 4:00

Paws to READ is back again at the Virginia Public Library! Muggsie imageWe will have Marge Pylkka’s registered therapy dogs Muggsie and Katie in the Children’s Room, ready to hear any books you would like to read aloud. If you or any young readers you know are interested in reading to these wonderful dogs, please give Stephanie a call at 748-7525 to sign up for a 20 minute time slot.

Thursday, October 26 – noon – 1:00

Explore the ancient Australian Aboriginal instrument and its role inDidgeridoo Program image cultural contexts. Johnna Morrow and Steve Sklar present songs and animal sounds such as dingos, crocodiles, wolves, and kookaburras. The Didgeridoo is a product of a symbiotic relationship between the earth, trees, termites, and humans. It has a broad range of uses, including artistic, spiritual, storytelling, healing, and fun!  This program is provided by the Arrowhead Library System with funding from Minnesota’s Legacy Arts amendment.