It’s October and it’s the time of year for pumpkins, apple cider, and things that go “bump” in the night. At the library it’s time for guessing contests, “not so scary” storytimes, trick or treat, and even friendly firemen! Join us this month for programs and displays that are both fun and educational. What could be better?
We have a cornucopia of good books on display this month. It’s a veritable “Fall Harvest” of reading enjoyment!
- Until It’s Over by Nicci French
Astrid is on her way home one day when her neighbor accidentally knocks her off her bike. Bruised but not broken, her roommates help her home. The next day, they learn that same neighbor was beaten to death only hours after the accident. Then Astrid stumbles over another body. As the difference between friend and stranger grows harder to judge, the housemates - unsure if there’s a killer in their midst - guard against becoming his next victim.
- The Ridge by Michael Koryta
In an isolated stretch of eastern Kentucky, on a hilltop known as Blade Ridge, stands a lighthouse. When its builder is found dead at the top of the light, his belongings reveal a troubling local secret. As strange occurrences multiply at the Ridge, Deputy Sheriff Kimble tries to understand what evil forces are moving through this ancient landscape, just past the divide between dark and light.
- Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin
Sent to London to help catch a vicious serial killer, Inspector John Rebus teams up with a beautiful psychologist to piece together a portrait of a depraved psychopath bent on painting the town red - with blood…
- Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
A flirtatious young bride is strangled to death while vacationing, and only Poirot can unravel the woman’s strange secrets.
- The Devil’s Labyrinth by John Saul
A troubled teenager struggling to cope with the loss of his father, Ryan McIntyre is sent to St. Ignatius Catholic School, an institution with a good reputation for dealing with troubled teens, where he meets an enigmatic exorcist, Father Sebastian.
What’s new in adult audio books
How about something scary for those long drives in the country at night?
- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
- Night Fall by Nelson DeMille
- Still of the Night by Kristen Heitzmann
- High Country Fall by Margaret Maron
- Night Moves by Janelle Taylor
Youth programs – Toddlers, Preschool, School Age and Teens
From toddlers to teens, we’ve got a program for everyone this month. Read with a furry friend, enter a contest, learn about fire safety, or come in a costume for stories and treats. It’s all here at the library.
- 20 minute lap time program for moms and babies Wednesdays at 10 a.m. throughout October
- For Toddlers ages 1-3 Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. throughout October
- For Preschoolers ages 3-5 Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. throughout October
- For Preschoolers ages 3-5 Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. throughout October
Fire Safety Program: presented by the Fuquay-Varina Fire Department
- Tuesday, October 2 at 1 p.m.
See Spot Read
Practice Reading with a Furry Friend: certified therapy dogs
- Saturday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Candy corn guessing contest
- October 17 – 30, Winner will be announced October 31
Trick orTreat at the Fuquay-Varina Community Library
- Friday, October 26 from 2 – 5 p.m.
School age adventures
Not So Scary School Age Storytime: presented by Miss Laura and the GFWC Fuquay-Varina Juniorettes. Halloween-themed costumes welcome!
- Friday, October 26 at 4:30 p.m.
Harry Potter Trivia Contest for Teens: answer the trivia questions and enter your form between October 1 – 31.
- Winner will receive the complete Harry Potter series in hardback on Thursday, November 1
Youth Main Display
What can you do on those cool and crisp autumn evenings? We think… ”Night Time is the Right Time for Reading”
Easy Books (E)
- Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta
Late at night, when all is quiet and everyone is asleep, a ninja creeps silently through the house in search of treasure.
- Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies
Two teams of bats play an exciting nighttime baseball game.
- Light Up the Night by Jaen Reidy
In this cumulative, rhyming story, a young boy takes a nighttime ride from the distant stars in the Milky Way galaxy to his cozy bed, as his blanket becomes a rocket, a plane, and a skateboard.