'Thank You for Your Service' videos, books featured for Veterans Day

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ROCHESTER - The Library will be closed Thursday, November 11 in recognition of Veteran's Day. Main Desk Librarian, Amy, has some great book and DVD recommendations this week and the Children's Room has a new Take it & Make it Craft kit available.

On Display

In honor of Veteran's Day, we have two new displays of books and DVDs titled Thank You for Your Service. Stop by and check out these selections.

Book Recommendation

RPL Librarian, Amy, has a book recommendation she's excited about. She says: "Meet Elizabeth, Ron, Joyce, and Ibraham, residents of a retirement village in Great Britain. You get to know each of them in great detail in The Thursday Murder Club and The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman. Both hardcover books are available at the library and on Libby in e-book and audiobook formats. This is a mystery series with another on the way and a movie deal. The characters are unintentionally funny and interesting. I have to say that Joyce's diary entries are the best. Even if you aren't a big fan of mysteries, I would recommend these books simply for the loveable well-developed characters that have close yet complicated relationships with one another. I can picture myself sitting in the community room having a glass of wine with them, plotting our next move."

DVD Recommendations

Amy also has some DVD recommendations this week. "RPL now has season 1 of Resident Alien starring Alan Tudyk. This show was originally aired on the Syfy network. It is about an alien that crashes on earth and assumes the identity of a small-town doctor. It is dark and funny. If you find that you enjoy the story, you can read the graphic novels on which the show is based, on hoopla, a free digital app for RPL cardholders.

You can also check out Discovery of Witches seasons 1 & 2 on DVD. So far, the show follows the book series, All Souls Trilogy, by Deborah Harkness, (also available in the library). It is about a witch and a vampire both looking for the same item at an Oxford library where they start a contentious relationship that is ever evolving. They end up having dangerous adventures, including time travel. These are just a few of the DVD movies and television series available at the Library."

Children's Room

The Children's Room would like to thank the Rochester Fire Department for providing us with supplies for our Fire Prevention Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety Display.

Cardboard Tube Fox - Take It & Make It Craft

Families can now stop in and pick up one of our adorable Fox craft kits. They will be available through Saturday, November 13, or until they are gone. Pick up times are during library open hours only. The kits will be inside the Children's Room entryway (One kit per child please). You will need a toilet paper tube for this month's craft. The following is a list of supplies to have on hand for the take home crafts we offer. Many of them are probably things that are already in the home or easy to find. You may or may not be using every item listed.

Craft glue, white glue and/or a glue stick; scissors; transparent tape & masking tape (or washi tape); crayons; watercolor paints; acrylic/craft paints; assorted brushes.

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