At the Library: After fall fest, looking forward to a season of author visits

Kathe Leduc and Judy Wood dressed up for Halloween 2015.  

First of all, library friends, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your contributions to our wonderful Fall Festival. So many of you baked, produced crafts, manned the cash registers, and came up with awesome ideas to make our Festival the warm and profitable event it was! And thanks to our local businesses who provided gift certificates and to the hotels who came forward with special deals on rooms for our silent auction. Best of all, thanks to all of you who came to the festival to make purchases, drink coffee, and just spend a while enjoying one another and the items we had available!

Hard to believe, but October is drawing to a close, and soon it will be November! But never fear, the Cannon Beach Library will help us get through that blustery month. The first library event will be our monthly membership meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Our hostesses will provide a delicious brunch, we will have a short business meeting, and then enjoy what should be an interesting presentation by Patrick Lathrop from the Coaster Theatre.

Our first “World of Haystack Rock” lecture for 2016-17 is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wayne Hoffman, Policy Director for Mid Coast Watershed Council, will be on hand to give what should be a very interesting and informative lecture. His lecture is entitled: “Peregrine Falcons of Yaquina Head.”

The Northwest Author Series will continue at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Author Carolyn Wood will be present to talk about her book Tough Girl: An Olympian’s Journey. In the summer of her high school Freshman year, she became a competitive swimmer who actually proceeded to the 1960 Olympics in Rome, where she won a gold medal. This native Oregonian swam competitively for three more years and then attended the University of Oregon. She taught English for 35 years and finally decided to write about her own experiences. Her books will be available for purchase, and the event is free of charge, as always.

Finally for the month of November, Cannon Beach Reads will meet at the library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to discuss the book they will have read for the month, which is “Death Comes for the Archbishop,” by author Willa Cather. Linda Schaeffer will be discussion leader for the evening. The group always encourages new members to attend!

Also, library friends, keep in mind that during and after Thanksgiving, our well-stocked craft table will return for early Christmas shopping. Quilt drawing tickets will continue to be sold for the month of November for the drawing in early December, when the ticket of the lucky winner will be drawn at our holiday tea. Also, the library will be an important participant in Haystack Holidays starting Nov. 25. More news to follow!

We would like to wish one and all of you a very happy Halloween!

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