At the Library
There is a chill in the air. It is undeniable. The weather is changing. If you haven’t already done so, you will probably be digging through your collection of gloves and hats to keep you warm through the upcoming months. Maybe you will find one glove missing and you will end up buying a new pair to replace the old. If you are lucky, you might have a knitter or crocheter in your circle of friends and family to make you a new, handmade one at holiday time.
Although it may seem a little early, here at the library we are already planning our annual mitten tree drive. We are asking you to please take a moment to consider those who may not have a handy pair of mittens or a warm hat to put on during a cold morning. Think of those little hands of a child who loses their mittens on the way to preschool or that family who cannot really afford a new pair of winter socks for dad.
The Washington Public Library is asking for donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and socks by Dec. 13. These items will be given locally to those in need through HACAP, the preschools and elementary schools, public health, and the police department. Our actual mitten tree will be going up next week, but you can start donating items today at the library.
Charles Dickens once wrote, “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Help us lighten some burdens as the holiday season approaches.
The following new materials are available.
Gifts & Memorials
Fifteen Minutes by Karen Kingsbury & Doing Hard Time (large print) by Stuart Woods given in memory of David R. McDaniel
Grace and Grit by Lilly Ledbetter donated by the Washington Branch of the American Association of University Women
Awesome Autumn by Bruce Goldstone donated by the Washington Rotary Club to honor the October 2013 Rotary program speakers
Esrever Doom by Piers Anthony, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, Accused by Lisa Scottoline, Winners by Danielle Steel, Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope, Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs
Large Print Fiction
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M. C. Beaton, Harmless as Doves by P. L. Gaus, The Night is Forever by Heather Graham, Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen, Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery, A Fool's Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery, Classified by Fern Michaels
Young Adult Fiction
First Date by Melody Carlson, Dancer Daughter Traitor Spy by Elizabeth Kiem. Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards
Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel. Bad Kitty Vs. Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel, Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko, Deck the Halls, We're Off the Walls by Dan Gutman, Ms. Sue Has No Clue by Dan Gutman, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney, Leopard's Gold by Jenny Nimmo
Young Adult Nonfiction
The Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics by Stan Lee, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time V. 2
The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow by Julie Andrews, Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, A Dollar, A Penny, How Much & How Many? by Brian P. Cleary, The Mischievians by William Joyce, An Otis Christmas by Loren Long, Snowflakes Fall by Patricia MacLachlan, Tia Isa Wants a Car by Meg Medina, Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka
The Innocent by David Baldacci, Phantom by Ted Bell, Two Alone by Sandra Brown, The Night Forever by Heather Graham, What Doesn't Kill You by Iris Johansen, Hotwire by Alex Kava, The John Lennon Letters by John Lennon, Merry Christmas Alex Cross by James Patterson, Trident K9 Warriors by Mike Ritland, Celebrity in Death by J. D. Robb, New York to Dallas by J. D. Robb, Thankless in Death by J. D. Robb, The Witness by Nora Roberts, The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks, Reiki Relaxation by Bronwen Stiene, Snowfall at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs