Mineola Memorial Library Notes

By Librarian Mary Hurley
Posted 10/15/20

We’ve gotten some cooler weather and a little bit of rain. Football is in high gear and the Mineola High School band sounds terrific. Fall has definitely arrived.

We had our first meeting of …

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We’ve gotten some cooler weather and a little bit of rain. Football is in high gear and the Mineola High School band sounds terrific. Fall has definitely arrived.

We had our first meeting of American Girls since March. Very small attendance, but it has been a while. We will meet again Nov. 14 to be introduced to Caroline who was a child in 1812. Be sure to sign up as space is limited and if you are not on the list, you cannot attend.

Remember we offer Grab and Go activities each week for children. They are usually placed underneath the tree on the bench on Wednesday and are offered as long as supplies last. 

We are going to try and begin a Crazy 8’s Math Club in the next two weeks. It will meet one afternoon a week for up to eight children (to promote social distancing). Registration is required so watch for that. This is a time to learn about math by doing fun things involving math skills such as building a catapult and measuring the distance a pom-pom goes. What might make a difference in the distance?

We’ve changed the windows again. In September we had orange and white for Mineola Schools. This month we have orange and black for Halloween. We have a number of seasonal books to read such as “The Haunting of Hill House,” “Interview with the Vampire,” “Click Clack Book” and the “Haunted Library.” Come on in, wear a mask, and find something to enjoy.

The East Texas Library Friends are reading “Sam Hell” by Robert Dugoni. They will meet to discuss this book Oct. 31. Find the meeting location at goodreads.com and search for the group.

The Mocha Girls Read book club is reading “Zora and Me” by Victoria Bond, a fictionalized story of the childhood of Zora Neale Hurston’s childhood. Hurston is the author of “Their Eyes were Watching God.”

We are still asking our patrons to wear a mask while in the library. Please, wash your hands or at least use hand sanitizer. We are cleaning frequently, wearing our masks and using hand sanitizer, too. This too shall pass (and soon, we hope)

The Mineola Memorial Library has received donations from the Boswells and Leil Gross.

Mineola Memorial Library is a 501(c)3, nonprofit and your donations are not only appreciated, they are tax-deductible.