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October 3, 2013

Gale Library News

NEWTON — The month of October brings in seasonal cooler weather, perfect for activities such as home cooking and reading with an engaging book! We are happy to provide programs and resources to accommodate both of these requests.

Chef Arnold Joy returns to the Gale Library on Wed., October 23 at 6:00 p.m. to present education and food samplings from the region of Hawaii. Delicious dishes such as, marinated tuna, Polynesian salad, fried spam sushi, and bananas in a fried crust will be prepared and served. Seats are filling fast; however, there are still some openings left. A sign-up sheet is located at the front circulation desk. The fee to attend is $5.00 payable by Fri., October 11, to purchase the necessary grocery items.

Morning Book Review will meet on Wed., October 16 for their monthly meeting. Members discuss their latest read along with a light morning snack and coffee. New members are always welcome to join us!

The next Genealogy Club meeting is scheduled for Wed., October 16 at 1:00 p.m. Historical information and research topics will be the subjects of discussion. Join us to share your story!

To assist your researching, the library subscribes to ProQuest Ancestry Library Edition databases: http://ancestrylibrary.com. Please contact us for username and password information.

The Evening Book Group will meet on Mon., October 21 at 6:00 p.m. Discussion will be held on the book titled, “The Light Between Oceans”, by M.L. Stedman. Copies are located at the front circulation desk for those who would like to attend the meeting, or as an independent read.

Please note that the Library will be closed on Mon., October 14 in observance of Columbus Day.

A reminder that circulation renewals or holds can be placed by visiting our online catalog, https://galelibrary.follettdestiny.com.

For further information or questions, please contact us at 382-4691 or galelibraryreads@comcast.net.

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