1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program encouraging you to read 1,000 books with your child before they start kindergarten. The program is self-paced and you decide how often and how long you will read to your child. It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. When you register for the program, you can come pick up a welcome packet, including a finger puppet and physical reading logs to color in! There will also be occasional surprises throughout the game, like stickers, a halfway-there certificate, and more (you can even earn a happy dance with a librarian)! When you finish the program, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, an invite to a quarterly themed storytime, a free book, and a farm friend adoption kit (just a stuffie, not a real one). Sign up online.
Create an original one-page comic to share with the community and enter to win one of 20 gift cards to Vintage Phoenix Comic Books! Categories are available for kids ages 7–11 and teens ages 12–19. Upload your comic to mcpl.info/comic by November 30 to enter the contest! Please note: All comics must be appropriate for all ages––comics that do not meet this guideline will not be shared.
D&D Library Talk is our podcast on the ins and outs of RPG systems, like Dungeons and Dragons! We talk about how to make sure everyone enjoys the game, whether as a player or game master. In Episode Ten, we record another play session as we continue our exploration of the dungeon, searching for the Book of the Dead, facing down new enemies, and hoping luck is on our side!
Venture into the haunted catacombs beneath a warlock’s ruined castle in search of gold and lost treasures in this D&D-style adventure. This custom-made module includes a fully written adventure using the Basic Fantasy rule system, a full set of MCPL 3D-printed miniatures, dice, and gameplay rules to play with your friends!
Choose from five unique character classes: fighter, cleric, thief, druid, or magic-user. Weave forbidden spells against arcane guardians and vengeful undead. Explore gloomy dungeon chambers warded by lethal traps. Make difficult choices and manage your limited dungeoneering resources carefully, lest you perish in the darkness!
Ages 12–19. Limited quantities are available. Please register and choose your pickup location––your kit will be ready 48 hours after you receive email confirmation of your registration.
Join us as we create a safe space to discuss books written by and for LGBTQ+ individuals. In November and December, we'll discuss We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba. Participants can choose to join the Sunday sessions from 1:30–3 PM or the Monday sessions from 6–7:30 PM. Age 16 and up. Please register for the Zoom link and book by emailing Linds Badger at email@example.com.
A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.
Electrifying and ambitious, sweeping in scope and intimate in tone, The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish is a sophisticated work of historical fiction about women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind. All are welcome to join the book discussion––or just listen. Please register. A Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration, and you will have the opportunity to check out and choose a pickup location for the book. Age 16 and up. Visit mcpl.info/bookclub for other book clubs and titles.