July 22, 2018

News and Notes from the Blanding Library


Free Program on Getting Published Oct. 10
You’ve written something you’d like to have published, but now what do you do? Come to the Blanding on Tues. Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. to get an expert insider’s perspective on finding a publisher.

Jan. L. Kardys will present “You wrote a book, now what?” She will discuss topics such as developing a concept, writing a manuscript, editing, and finding an agent. She will also explore self-publishing vs. traditional publishing, royalty agreements and marketing. Jan is a literary agent with 40 years of experience. She is also chairman of the Unicorn Writer’s Conference.

This free program is open to all. To register or to find out more, call the library at 508-252-4236.

Thanks to all who took part in the annual library used book sale in September, especially those dedicated staff and volunteers who worked so hard to put together another outstanding event. A special salute to Friends member Lisa Reigel for all the hours she’s spent sorting donated books throughout the year.

Coming up this month is another fun Lego Club meeting on Sat. Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Story hours for kids 3-K and Tot Time for children under 3 continue through mid-November. Story hours are Wed. and Thurs. from 10 to 11 and Tot Time is Tuesday at 10 a.m. Children must be registered; call the Library at 508-252-4236.

The Blanding book club will be discussing “Flight of the Sparrow” by Amy Brown on Wed. Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. This historical novel is based on the life of Mary Rowlandson, who was captured by Indians and later struggled to re-enter into colonial society. Copies are available at the library.

The knitting group will meet on Thursdays Oct. 12 and Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. All levels of experience welcome.

A reminder that the Blanding is now open every day at 10 a.m. (except Sundays and holidays when the library is closed). Looking ahead, the library will be closed for Veterans Day on Friday Nov. 10.For more Blanding news, the library’s website is blandinglibrary.net.


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