Library hosting Ghost Story Concert with pro story-teller

Just in time for the haunting month of October! The library will host a Ghost Story Concert from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, with Master Storyteller Gary Whitaker. Whitaker has been performing professionally since 1997. His diverse talents and interest afford him a huge variety of materials that he enjoys bringing to his audiences. This storyteller’s favorite stories to tell are ghost stories, whether to little kids, youth or adults. The ghost stories will make you laugh and moan, as suddenly everything around you becomes suspect. He is a favorite with the Tejas Storytelling Festival in Denton, where he has performed almost annually for the last six years at the TSA Ghost Story Concert. Visit his website at www.storymantales.com. This free concert is not just for kids! Come bring your family and friends and see Whitaker tell stories at the Ghost Story Storytelling Concert!

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“Tangled Threads” is a needle crafting group that meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the library. Anyone is welcome to join at any time. The next meeting is Oct. 8. Just come and bring a project that you are working on and socialize with others who do needle crafts.

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The Zombies are coming! The library is hosting a Teen Zombie Party for ages 12-18 from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct.11. Come as a zombie or as your favorite zombie-hunter. Enjoy free food, free games and a free zombie flick. That’s right! It is all free. Just come bring a friend and have fun!

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Family Movie Day at the library is at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Popcorn and lemonade will be available. We encourage you to bring your own snacks and drinks to add to your fun. You may also bring pillows and blankets and sit on the floor to watch the movie. Come bring the family and join in the fun! Our movie license will not allow us to publicize the movie title so please call us for more information at 936-829-5497. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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New Adult Fiction:

“Robert B. Parker’s ‘Damned If You Do,’” by Michael Brandman – The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She hadn’t been exactly beautiful, but she’d tried to make the most of her looks. Now, defiled and alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead. And Paradise police chief Jesse Stone doesn’t even know her name. Whoever she is, she didn’t deserve to die. State police captain Healy’s resources turn up nothing helpful, and Gino Fish, who knows his way around dark places, is characteristically uncooperative. Unwilling to take no for an answer, Jesse continues digging on his own, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps, Thomas Walker and Fat Boy Nelly, and a beautiful woman to whom they both lay claim. Jesse tries for a diplomatic solution, but before it’s over, more blood will spill.

“Dick Francis’s ‘Refusal.’” by Felix Francis – Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. He’d been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up the life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of dodgy races. Did adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead, under suspicious circumstances. And then a man with an Irish accent contacts Sid, telling him to deliver a whitewashed report about the suspected race fixing…or else. At first Sid ignores these warnings, knowing that once he submits to this criminal bully, he will forever be under his control. But as the intimidation tactics escalate – and Sid’s own family comes under threat – Sid realizes he must meet his enemy head-on…or he might pay the ultimate price for his refusal.

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Fall Library Hours: Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Have a great week!