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Blaine County Library


September 21, 2022

The Blaine County Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday September 26th at 4:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.

The library will once again be at Kenny Finley’s Pumpkin Patch. This year Kenny has decided to have the Pumpkin Patch open for 2 weekends, beginning this weekend. Bring your kids out Saturday, September 24th from 10:00 to 4:00 and Sunday, September 25th from 11:00 to 3:00. If you miss this weekend, never fear, we will be there again the next weekend. Saturday, October 1st we will be at the Pumpkin Patch from 10:00 to 4:00 and Sunday, October 2nd from 11:00 to 3:00. We will have treat bags and a drawing for a prize. Kenny has several new activities available for the kids to enjoy. All proceeds donated will be used for our children’s programs.

We have a couple of non-fiction books and a few thrillers available this week. “The Constitution in Jeopardy: An Unprecedented Effort to Rewrite Our Fundamental Law and What We Can Do About It” by Russ Feingold and Peter Prindiville is an examination of a hushed effort to radically change our Constitution. “The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World” by Max Fisher tracks the high-stakes inside story of how Big Tech’s breakneck race to drive engagement—and profits—at all costs fractured the world.

How do you stop a murder after it’s already happened? That is the question in “Wrong Place Wrong Time” by Gillian McAllister. “The Family Remains” by Lisa Jewell is a novel about twisted marriages, fractured families, and deadly obsessions. “Listen to Me” by Tess Gerritsen is a Rizzoli & Isles novel.

Join us this week as we celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week. Elle has put together several displays of banned and challenged books, including an eye-catching bulletin board. We will have a couple of drawings during the week. Come in, and look at all the banned books, and sign up for a drawing.

The theme for Banned Books Week 2022 is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” Sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves. Books reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, creates barriers. Banned Books Week is both a reminder of the unifying power of stories and the divisiveness of censorship, and a call to action for readers across the country to push back against censorship attempts in their communities.

Be a rebel and checkout a banned book or two!


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