Autumn is a very busy time of year here in the library. Young families are getting back into school time routines which often include regular visits to the library. Recent topics of interest that have popped up during these visits have been books about Minecraft and books about LEGO. We have many fiction books based on LEGO, from leveled readers through to chapter books and even a chapter book series on Minecraft. For those interested in improving their game, these are some titles that may interest you: Tips For Kids: Minecraft: Cool Projects For Your LEGO Bricks by Joachim Klang, Lego by Sara Green, Brick Vehicles: Amazing Air, Land and Sea Machines to Build From LEGO by Warren Elsmore and LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life by Daniel Lipkowitz. With all of these wonderful LEGO books and the children’s interest to inspire us, the library held its annual LEGO Contest (this year it had a Canadian theme in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday) Saturday 7 October 2017.
For our adult patrons, one of my all-time favourite fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin has regained its original popularity and then some, due to the HBO series A Game of Thrones, which is the title of the first book of the series and was a Best Book of 1996. We want to have our patrons enjoy this cultural phenomenon with other like-minded adults so we are having A Game of Thrones Challenge for adults 18 and over in the New Liskeard branch on Saturday 4 November 2017 from 1:30—3:00 p.m. Register early, as we’re hoping it will be very popular and space is limited. The program is 50 trivia questions based on the 1st book/season and is all multiple choice. To answer, you just need to hold up the paddle with your choice of A, B, C or D on it. Come out and join the fun! Bring a friend and challenge each other. There are prizes to be won! We are really looking forward to seeing you at the library. It is not just about books anymore.