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FERRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY: More than Books (September 7, 2023)

National Read a Book Day on Sept. 6 calls all book lovers to indulge in their favorite hobby, guilt-free.

Sit back, relax, and read a book. Whether you prefer to escape into the world of fiction or learn something new, celebrate with your favorite books.

Visit the library to pick up a new book or read an old favorite. Explore the past in history books and memoirs, or dive into the meaning of terrific poetry.

Drop by the library anytime to help us complete our community jigsaw puzzle. 

Story Time for preschool children is held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Children are treated to stories, fun activities, and a snack. 

After-School Game Time for ages 7 through 17 is held every Thursday from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Kids may play board games or the PS5 on the large screen.

NEW BOOKS: “One of Us Is Back” by Karen M. McManus, “An Evil Heart” by Linda Castillo, “Prom Mom” by Laura Lippman, “Humanly Possible: Seven Hundred Years of Humanist Freethinking, Inquiry, and Hope” (Dewey 171) by Sarah Bakewell, and “The Long Reckoning: A Story of War, Peace, and Redemption in Vietnam” (Dewey 959) by George Black.  

WORD OF THE WEEK: “Puzzle” (puzzle): a game, toy, or problem designed to test ingenuity or knowledge (noun). The first jigsaw puzzle was invented by John Spilsbury, a cartographer from London, around 1762. Spilsbury’s invention was originally intended as an educational tool to help children learn geography. He glued a map onto a flat piece of wood and then cut it into small pieces along the boundaries of the countries, creating the first-ever jigsaw puzzle. Subjects eventually expanded to include botany, history, alphabets, and zoology. Notable users of these original puzzles were the children of King George III and Queen Charlotte, taught by the royal governess, Lady Charlotte Finch.


The library is located at 301 E. 10th St., across from Mutz Ballpark. Library staff may be reached at or (972) 544-2110, Option 9.

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