Dear Readers,

Fall is finally here; chilly nights and early nightfall always make me want to snuggle under the covers with a good book. I hope that you are able to take the time to slow down and enjoy the season. Here are some highlights of November activities.

The Great American Bestsellers Book Club (Tuesday, Nov., 6 at 6:00 pm) explores the relationship between popularity and quality in American fiction and how books shaped America. This month we will discuss The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper. Books are available for check out at the first-floor service desk.

The Second Tuesday Book Club meets on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6:00 pm to discuss

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Sarah’s Key follows a journalist’s present-day investigation into the roundup of Jews in German-occupied Paris in 1942, alongside the story of a young girl’s experiences during and after these events. Books are available for checkout at the first-floor service desk.

The Eat Your Words Cookbook Club meets on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6:00 pm. The theme for this month’s club is Holiday Food. Participants are asked to check out a cookbook from the Enid Public Library’s collection, read and review the book, and prepare a dish from the book to share with the book club. Review sheets and information may be picked up at the second-floor reference office.

 Sarah’s Key will be screened Thursday, Nov. 15 at 4:00 pm. Bring your own beverage, and we’ll pop the corn.

Journaling in the Stacks: Gratitude takes place on Tuesday, 11/20 at 5:30 pm. Art journaling is a creative way to express one’s self-utilizing mixed media materials such as writing, sketching, stamping, collage, etc. Bring your existing journal or use one of ours. This workshop is for all skill levels-beginner to advanced.

A Make and Take Greeting Card Class will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6:00 p.m. We will utilize the library’s Cricut and Sizzix Big Shot to create a beautiful card.

Tai Chi for Balance meets Wednesdays at 4:30 pm from Oct 17-Dec 19. Through gentle stretching and strengthening exercises, we will work to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and prevent falls. Lesa K. Rauh, Garfield County OSU Extension is the presenter for this series.

A Financial Fitness series continues at noon on Thursdays through November. This 6-week class is designed to help you better manage your money and make better and more consistent financial decisions. Lesa Rauh, OSU Extension Educator, will lead the presentations. Registration is closed for this series, but a similar class is scheduled for the upcoming year. Lunch is provided.

Sit & Stitch meets every Friday from 3:30-6:00 and is s great opportunity to unwind from a stressful work week by stitching (and chatting) alongside like-minded crafters.

Let volunteer Jody offer free knit and crochet lessons on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m.  Cold weather will be here soon, so now is the perfect time to start those winter projects!

This winter we will again participate in Chase the Chill in the form of a warm goods pantry here at the library where anyone can help themselves to a hat, scarf, or mittens. Please bring your donation of new items to the second-floor reference office.