FERRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY: More than books

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By Kathy Harrington

The Ferris Public Library had fun on Halloween with all the kids in their costumes. It was great! This is the first time in several years that Halloween fell on a day that we were open, so we were able to enjoy it with our patrons.

Another thing you can enjoy is e-Books with your library membership. It’s really simple. Go to http://ferristexas.gov then e-Services and on that dropdown menu click on Library e-Books. Go ahead and bookmark this page for convenience. Select the Ferris Public Library from the list provided, then type in your library card number, including the 0’s, and click sign in. You will be amazed at all the books, audiobooks and videos to choose from. You may search by genre, Best Books 2017, or even on the Book to Movie list. You will be able to borrow a book instantly or if the one you want is being used you can reserve it and Overdrive will email you when it’s available.

There are movies, popular kid and teen titles and Spanish language books available. The checkout period is for two weeks. Some of the audiobooks can be downloaded and stay on your reader until you delete them. There really is something for everyone. If you want to, bring in your electronic device (this works on all personal electronics) and we will be more than happy to get you started.

After-school Game Time is back every Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 for children ages 7-17. This program is held in the Aubrey Trussell Memorial Meeting Room using the large screens with Wii and PS4 games.

Story Time is held each Wednesday at 11:00. Bring your child to be treated to a story and then enjoy an activity. Refreshments are served and each child gets to choose a toy from the Treasure Chest. A library membership is not required and we welcome everyone to join us.

New Books: “Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet” by Reed Farrel Coleman, “Final Girls” by Riley Sager, “The Late Show” by Michael Connelly, “The Library of Light and Shadow” by M.J. Rose, and “Food Can Fix It: The Superfood Switch to Fight Fat, Defy Aging, and Eat Your Way Healthy” (Dewey 613) by Dr. Oz.

Special Holiday: November 11 is Veteran’s Day which honors all members of the Armed Forces who served this country valiantly. They served to protect us, to keep our country safe, and to preserve our way of life. Veterans gave their time, and risked their lives for you and me. In some cases making the ultimate sacrifice. This holiday was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed it to Veteran’s Day, in honor of those who served and died from all wars. On November 11 at 11:11, in keeping with tradition, many observe a moment of silence.

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