Dancing Eagles and Native American Indian Heritage Month
In commemoration of National American Indian Heritage Month, which is in November, Dancing Eagles will be performing at the Siloam Springs Public Library Meeting Room (205 East Jefferson, Siloam Springs, Ark.) at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. Mike Pahsetopah is a renowned Native American cultural educator, presenter, storyteller, entertainer, actor and World Champion Fancy Dancer. He has traveled throughout the United States sharing who he is as an Osage, Euchee and Creek First Nation Peoples through song, dance and storytelling. Come and join us at the library for this unique and special event.
As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, take advantage of the library as a place to unwind. We have a puzzle out on one of the back tables, board games are available in the young adult area, and reading rooms are available for solitary study or small group study and discussion.
L.D. Ryan will be presenting an author talk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. Books will be available and L.D. will be signing books. He wrote “War and Women: Finding God and a Wife.” This fictional account tells of an Army Ranger who was in Afghanistan fighting and the three women who were vying for his love. Two were unfaithful and one waited for him. Due to a miracle in a firefight, the Ranger becomes a Christian and is united with the one woman who was also a Christian. Together, they become missionaries to his former enemies.
T.R.O.L.L.S. (Teens Reading Obviously Likeable Lit. on Saturday) will be meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, to discuss Neil Gaiman’s book “The Graveyard Book.” Gaiman introduces us to Bod, who is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place — he’s the only living resident of a graveyard. He was raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves and other cemetery denizens. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? Join us as we have a lively discussion about Bod and how he transverses two worlds.
The library will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in honor of Veterans Day. We will be closing at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, and will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, for Thanksgiving. There will be no preschool program Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Visit these programs offered weekly:
• Mondays — Family Movies at 4:30 p.m. Popcorn and beverages are provided.
• Tuesdays — After-school Program at 4:30 p.m.
• Wednesdays — Preschool Program with Ms. Julia at 11 a.m.
• Thursdays — Preschool Program with Ms. Laura at 11 a.m.
• Thursdays — Homeschool Program with Ms. Delilah at 11 a.m.
• Thursdays — Young Adult Program with Ms. Leah at 4:30 p.m.
• Thursdays — Bilingual Program with Ms. Becky at 5:30 p.m. This program is geared for preschool and young elementary-age children.
“The Death of Santini” by Pat Conroy will provide for a lively and thought-provoking discussion by the Adult Reading Group at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13. Prior to Pat Conroy’s death, he wrote many novels about his “dysfunctional family” of which “The Death of Santini” is the culmination. Books are available at the library while supplies last. Please feel free to attend this book club even if you have not read the book. Who knows? You may want to continue to discuss books with this group.
Louise Penny is the author of “A Fatal Grace” which is the book that will be discussed at The Morning Book Club at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21. Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, and while the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, someone else is preparing for murder. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, of the Sûreté du Quebec is called upon to investigate this murder and something even more chilling is coming for him. Books are available at the library while supplies last. Bring a friend and join in the discovery of who is behind the murder and the mysteries.
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And as always, we will see you at the library!
— Dolores Deuel is the library manager at Siloam Springs Public Library. The opinions expressed are those of the author.