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Food! Storytime

Food, Glorious Food!

10:30 AM Tuesday

National Novel Writing Month

November 1st - 30th
Thirty days and nights of literary abandon!

National Novel Writing Month kicks off on November 1st!

What is National Novel Writing Month? It's "thirty days and nights of literary abandon". It's a hands-on writing adventure where everyday people all around the world bash out a 50,000-word novel in 30 days--that's just 1,667 words a day! No judges or entry fees. Just a whole lot of fun.

Spencer Public Library is here to support you in your writing endeavors. We can help with last minute research, inspire new plot ideas, and even provide a quiet space to work. More details on what National Writing Month (Nanowrimo) is and how you can write a novel this November can be found be calling the library at 580-7290 or by visiting the official website at

Separate events are scheduled for children and adults, so everyone can participate! Participants in the Young Writer's Program (K-12) are able to set their own word goals. 

DS Games

We are constantly expanding our video game selection to make more great titles available for everyone. Starting this fall, we will be offering Nintendo DS games for check outin addition to our Wii, Playstation 3, and XBOX 360 games.

As the DS collection is just getting started, we only have a few titles available as of yet. Suggestions for games in any format that we offer, including Nintendo DS, are always welcome.

Nintendo DS games are playable only on Nintendo DS, 2DS, and 3DS handheld devices. All games check out for a period of seven days. A maximum of two games may be checked out per household.

Halloween Storytime!

The last storytime for October is all about Halloween, of course! Join Sarah Beth at 10:30 am on October 29th.

Halo Tournament

Teens must have parent permission to play in the tournament on October 26th @ 2:00 pm.

Books to Movies

For those of you that signed up, we will be showing About A Boy on October 24 @ 7:00 PM.

Kids Korner

Don't forget to stop in this month and say hi and get some books to curl up with under a blanket as the evenings get cooler. Happy Fall!

October Storytimes

This week's theme is Monsters! Storytime begins at 10:30 am, October 22nd.

Monster Mash! Children's Halloween Party

We will be having a Monster Mash Halloween Party on Saturday, October 19th beginning at 2:00 pm. Kids are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes and join us for monster-ish snacks, crafts, and games in the Round Room. We hope to see you there!

Plot Brainstorming & Nanowrimo Prep

Have you always wanted to write a novel, but do not know how to begin? Are you a closet novelist? Join us on October 17 @ 7:00 PM for a Plot Brainstorming Session. This session will prepare you for National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) in November and get you that much closer to writing your novel. Let us help you to get started. So what are you waiting for? Free with snacks.

Monster Art

Teen Program @ 4:00 pm. For our Monster Art program on October 16, join us to put your twist on boring landscape paintings by adding some creepy and crazy monsters to the picture!

Teen Book Club

As part of Teen Read Week, Teen Book Club will be kicking off October 15 at 6:00 PM. We'll be reading City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. This Science Fiction/Fantasy read will be great for all fans of The Hunger Games. All teens will get a copy of the book to keep at the first meeting. In each meeting we'll discuss the book, eat pizza, and enjoy fun crafts and activities and the last meeting will include a special viewing of the movie!

Teen Read Week

I'm excited for this year's Teen Read Week, October 13-19. This year's theme "Seek the Unknown" encourages teens all over the country to read for the fun of it. Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging you to take advantage of reading in all its forms--books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks, and more! Reading for pleasure is free, fun, and can be done everywhere! The library has so many great books! Check out the new books in the Teen Area or ask a librarian for suggestions. Don't forget to stop in the library throughout the week for some fun contests and prizes!

Teen Gaming

Today, Saturday, October 12th at 2:00 pm

Teen Board

I hope everyone is having a great fall so far. October is such a fun, busy month. Remember, Teen Board meets today, October 12th at 1:30 pm.

Anime & Japanese Culture Club

Our next meeting takes place 10:00 am on Saturday, October 12th. The AJCC is an open club for any and all fans of anime and manga, as well as any other facet of Japanese culture. Currently featuring an ever growing schedule of anime viewing, manga, discussion, mini-manga, drawing workshops, food festivities, cosplay, anime movie marathons, and celebrations of Japanese culture, the club encourages fans both young and old to enjoy themselves alongside fellow fans.

For more details on the club, email, or ask at the front desk.

Today's Meeting
Let's Watch: Hyakko
Let's Play: Final Fantasy VI

Spooky Art

October is an exciting month. With Halloween creeping around the corner adults at Spencer Public Library have a variety of exciting programs.

Check out and vote for your favorite "Spooky Art". We have compiled eight famous, but creepy, pieces of art and we want you to determine which work of art makes your skin crawl. View the art in the library or on - and vote! Voting runs October 1-31.

Extended Hours Are Back!

Starting Monday, October 7th, we returned to our extended hours, staying open until 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday! Friday and Saturday hours will remain the same. We will also remain closed on Sundays.

DIY Club

The DIY Club is back with a Halloweenish craft. We will be wrapping mini-pumpkins in bakers twine. These little pumpkins look great in a bowl as a center piece. Come join us!

The DIY Club meets on October 9th at 6:30 pm. Please register to save your spot! More details on the project and the club itself can be found by asking at the front desk or calling the library at 580-7290.

Tween Book Club

We will be starting up our fall edition of the Tween Book Club for readers in 3rd-5th grade on Tuesday, October 8th at 4:00 pm. This season we will be reading Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. We will then meet every other week for discussion and activities based on the book.


We've got some great football skills DVDs that just came in, so maybe pick up some new tips, or learn something new to look for during the game. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We've got some great resources here at SPL to help you out as well. It's also Adopt a Shleter Dog month. So it would be a perfect time to go find a furry friend to keep your feet warm this winter! Come in and see what SPL has for you!

Apples! Storytime

October 8th at 10:30 am. We hope to see you at this fun event!