September Programs at Plumb Library

The Friends of Plumb Library will be holding their annual Book Sale on Saturday, September 14from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Rochester Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 11 Constitution Way, Rochester.  Items for sale will include books, CDs, DVDs. puzzles, and games, plus the Junior Friends Bake Sale.  Donations will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 12. If you’d like to volunteer, stop by or call the library at 508-763-8600. 

            There are a few spaces open in the Library’s “Twos and Threes Together” story time on Fridays at 10:30 am starting October 4. Please email or register on the library’s Events Calendar found on the website.  Join Ms. Lisa for an engaging interactive “partial lap sit” storytime that includes early literacy fun with books, songs, fingerplays, music, movement and more!  Our storytimes are enhanced with activities that build 6 important pre-reading skills – talking, singing, reading, writing and playing – that children need to be able to learn to read and write.  

            September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Is your library card falling apart from over-use?  Is it lost, stolen, or strayed?  During Library Card Signup Month, replacements are free (the usual fee is $2). Children getting their first library card during September will receive a library card holder and a special sticker. 

            The Council on Aging Book Group will discuss “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother” by James McBride on Tuesday, September 17at 10:15 am at the Rochester COA on Dexter Lane. Books are available at the library.  Bring your library card to the meeting. A young African-American man describes growing up in an all-black Brooklyn housing project, one of twelve children of a white mother and black father, and discusses his mother’s contributions to his life and coming to terms with his confusion over his own identity. 

            “Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Group will discuss “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

 by Stephen King on Thursday, September 19at 6:30 pm.  Books are available at the library.

A dual autobiography and primer on writing follows King’s childhood and coming of age, the struggling years that led to the creation of his first novel, his personal demons, and his recommendations on developing the writer’s craft. 

            Cafe Parlez Book Group will discuss “Astray” by Emma Donohue on Thursday, September 26at 6:30 pm.  Books are available at the library. The author of “Room” presents a new collection of short stories featuring a cross-section of society including runaways, drifters, gold miners, counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey to antebellum Louisiana.  

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