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November 2020


New Hours and Extended Curbside Service
We're pleased to announce that we are adjusting our Quick Picks and Curbside Service hours to better meet community needs. Starting Tuesday, November 3, our open hours will be shifted from early afternoon to later afternoon. We will also offer longer Curbside Service hours.

Check out our updated hours below and always keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information! Please note that we will be closed on Veterans' Day (November 11) and for Thanksgiving (November 26 and 27).

Adult Grab & Go Craft Kits
Try a new skill, give your brain something creative to do, and make a project that you can give away (or keep for yourself!) with our weekly adult Grab & Go kits. Kits are available each day on a first come, first serve basis. Look for them outside the library by the curbside table or inside by the checkout desk.

November projects:
  • Paracord mask lanyard (November 3-7): Use paracord to make a very easy but effective lanyard to keep your mask handy when you aren't using it.
  • Stitched handwarmer (November 10-14): Try a simple hand sewing project and make a reheatable pocket handwarmer.
  • Mod Podge coaster (November 17-21): Give Mod Podge a try and make a cheerful coaster to hold your favorite hot beverage this fall.
  • Rolled paper ornaments (November 24-25): Upcycle old magazines into a one-of-a-kind ornament or coaster. 
Virtual NEA Big Read book discussion
Monday, November 2

6:00 - 7:00 pm on Zoom
Ages: Adult (18+)

Join us to discuss Claudia Rankine's book, Citizen: An American Lyric, in a book discussion on Zoom. Citizen is a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read selection and a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry. Free copies of the book are available at the Platteville Public Library at the Circulation Desk.

A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants the day of the event. Click here to register (required).
Virtual Adult Book Club
Tuesday, November 17
6:00 - 7:00 pm on Zoom
Ages: Adult (18+)

Our November book club will meet virtually on Zoom to discuss Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

For information on how to join the Zoom discussion, please email Kelli at kmiller@plattevillepubliclibrary.org. No registration required.
Wednesdays with the Library
November 18 and 25, 1:00 pm

Ages: Fun for all ages!
Some adult supervision may be required.

Join us virtually as we create something new on Facebook Live each week. Register on our calendar page to pick up a packet of supplies. Be sure to choose either curbside pick up or in-house pick up of the materials when you register.

Register here for November 18 and here for November 25.
Kidding Around Yoga: Introduction for Beginners (Rescheduled)
Wednesday, November 18
·  4:00 - 4:45 pm
Ages: 6-10

Join Tracy V. on Zoom for this introduction to beginner yoga! Registration and signed permission form are required. Click here to register.

Library Letters
For children of all ages

Do you have someone at home who'd like to get some mail? Send their name and address to childrens@plattevillepubliclibrary.org and we'll send them a library letter!

To streamline our pick up process, patron holds can now be found on our new Requests shelves between the magazines and DVDs.

Did you get an email or phone call that your requested items are ready to be picked up? You'll find them shelved under your last name on the Requests shelves. A slip in the book will display the first 3 letters of your last name and the first 2 letters of your first name.
After locating your requests, please bring them to the Circulation Desk for checkout. If you prefer, you can still pick up your requested items using Curbside Service. Check out our website for more information about requesting library materials.

Lydia (Youth Services Specialist) recommends Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad. This 28 day guided book and journaling activity really makes you dig deep into your own history and participation in systemic white supremacy. It's a short book and the author managed to cover and explain complex concepts like cultural appropriation, performative allyship and white fragility in a clear and concise manner.

Nancy (Adult Services Specialist): I picked up a new book called Death by the Bay by Patricia Skalka. It is set in Door County, WI, which is what caught my attention. I liked the characters and the setting in all the small towns throughout the Peninsula so I plan on going back and finding the first book in this series of 5. I started at the newest but it was still enjoyable and you can understand what is going on without having read the first 4.
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