FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY POP-UP OUTDOOR BOOK SALE
Some of you may be familiar with the Friends of the Danville Library Bookstore, a little hidden gem with a spectacular selection of gently used books and even more spectacular prices. The store is located just inside the library and has shown many patrons and readers just how mighty a little store can be in supporting the local library and offering readers a wonderful selection of books. Although the store temporarily closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic and currently remains closed, the Friends volunteers are working hard on a safe re-opening plan and hope to provide the community an update very soon. Unfortunately, they’re unable to accept any book donations at this time.
However, the Friends of the Danville Library have organized several outdoor Pop-up Book Sales right outside the front entrance of the library and they have one scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, from 10am to 2pm. They will have various genres for sale at the pop-up including non-fiction, general fiction, mysteries and children’s books. Again, you can find them under the awning right outside the front doors of the library. The Friends also host a small bookshelf in the library (by the library’s Print Station) where you can browse and purchase book titles and DVDs for all ages. These shelves are regularly refreshed with new materials on a weekly basis.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN ACTIVITY BAGS
While the Danville Library is currently unable to do in-person events, we’d still like to wish all our families and young readers a happy and safe Halloween with a very special activity bag beginning on Tuesday, October 26, at 10am. The Happy Halloween Haul Activity Bags will be filled with some fun surprises, sweet treats and not-so-spooky activities for young readers. Visit the Danville Library anytime after the doors open at 10am and only while supplies last!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Danville Library
THE PUPPET COMPANY: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
Virtual Puppet Show
Join us for a (not too) spooky puppet show, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, on Wednesday, October 27, at 4pm. Suitable for all ages and based on Washington Irving’s classic tale featuring Ichabod Crane, his love Katrina Van Tassel, the local bully Brom Bones, and of course, the Headless Horseman! You may view the pre-recorded show on the Contra Costa Library’s YouTube channel on the day of the event. The recording will remain available for a limited time. No registration is required.
Sponsored by the Danville Library Endowment
TALES AND TRAILS OF CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS WITH LOCAL AUTHOR MATT JOHANSON
Virtual Presentation via Zoom; Registration Required
Join award-winning guidebook author, Matt Johanson, as he combines history, photography and decades of personal experiences in this one-hour, unforgettable program that will inspire and motivate you to launch your own outdoor adventures on Tuesday, October 26, at 6:30pm. Please register for this online event; presented via Zoom.
By Seng Lovan, Manager, Danville Public Library