Berthoud Community Library
November 2021 Newsletter
In This Issue...
- Letter from the CEO
- Current Hours
- Sunshine Storytime
- Take Up Space: Teen Art and Mindfulness Group
- Operation Gratitude: Paracord Bracelets
- From Store to Vase
- Food for Thoughts
- Crafter's Corner
- Book Clubs
- Writers' Group
- Podcast: New Episodes!
- Storytime Vault
- Contact Us
Letter From The CEO:
Welcome to November!
Keep in mind that we have a couple of holiday closures during this month, so keep track of what day it is. We will be closed on Thursday, November 11, for Veterans Day, and both Thursday and Friday, November 25 and 26, for Thanksgiving. Also be aware there will be no Storytime the week of Thanksgiving.
The Friends of the Library Silent Auction kicks off on Friday, November 26! Bidding will happen online again this year, but if you want to see the Christmas trees available, those will be on display in the community room beginning Saturday, November 27. Bidding will continue until December 4.
Many thanks to those of you who participated in our First Annual Amateur Bake-Off on October 16. After much deliberation and many sample bites, Christine Pott was crowned the winner with her Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Many thanks to Neil Schaal and Rich Ellin from our local VFW Post 12189 for their service as this year’s Bake-Off judges and for their service to our country.
Our Compelling Issues Book Club will meet on November 16 at 1:30 and 6:30 to discuss Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform by John F. Pfaff. To participate in those discussions, please call or stop by the front desk to sign up. (Regular book club will meet next in December.)
For all our other events and exciting news this month, keep reading. And in this month where we reflect on all the things we’re grateful for, know that the library staff and board are grateful for our wonderful, engaged, and curious community.
We are fully open to the public! Come on in to see us 10am-6pm Monday through Friday, and 10am-4pm (closed from 12-1pm for lunch and cleaning) on Saturdays.
Curbside hours are constant every day, Monday through Saturday, from 10am until 5pm. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call and let us know what we can gather for you. We'll arrange a time to pick up for contactless delivery.
Sunshine and Stories!
Story time will continue throughout the month on Wednesdays and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Story time will take a short break the week of Thanksgiving (11/24 + 11/26) and will be back the following week of 11/28.
Take up Space: Teen/Tween art and mindfulness program
Each meeting, there will be an optional journal prompt and optional art activity. They are optional so the teens/tweens can have more freedom with what they create.
Operation Gratitude: Paracord Bracelets
From Store to Vase
There is a $10 fee, and registration is required. 18+.
Food for Thoughts Dinner / Breakfast
Regular Book Club and Compelling Issues Book Club
Book Club won't meet in November due to the holiday, but will resume back in December. December
Our Compelling Issues Book Club will meet every other month to discuss a title that is particularly thought-provoking. This month's book is Locked in: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform by John F. Pfaff. The discussion will take place at 1:30 and at 6:30 p.m. on November 16th at the library. Registration is required.
This Is Berthoud Podcast
Did you know we have a podcast? Take a listen and share it around.
This podcast will not just be about library 'stuff', but about the wonderful community we live in. Straight from our CEO, Amie!
We're here for you, to support you, to inform you, and to care for you the best way we know how.
The latest episode is "What makes housing affordable?' with Patrick Dillon and Will Karspeck.