Moyer District Library

Moyer District Library News January 17th - January 23rd

Hello From Moyer

Craft Table - All Week (January 17 through January 22)

Fighting cabin fever? Moyer’s craft table starts today. Stop in anytime this week and MAKE! We have supplies, sample project ideas, and open tables in our warm space. Try one of our projects or create your own. We’re looking forward to seeing you and what you make.

Kids are welcome! Our round table in the children’s section will be stocked with kid-friendly craft supplies. 

Moyer Winter Reading Challenges

Throughout January and February, we’re running reading challenges for kids, teens, and adults. Kids earn a prize for every five times they read. Teens and adults earn entries into our gift card drawing for each book read from an array of categories.

We are NOT fussy. We love all types of books and reading at Moyer!

Challenge sheets are available now at the library and throughout January and February. Join ANY time.

Jess’s Reading Challenge

A Biography: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

While this wasn’t my favorite read, some of her essays are strong and thoughtful. It’s sad. Zauner’s descriptions of Korean food are wonderful and yes, I have already started hunting down nearby restaurants.

Other biographies I’ve enjoyed:

Life in Motion by Misty Copeland: I loved how relatable Misty made her journey from ballerina who started dancing late in her youth to the first female African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. An encouraging read. 

The Storytelling by David Grohl: What a lovely human being! His love of music and appreciation for life, the way he talks about his mom and kids, the band stories, and more combine to make this a delightful read on both audio and in print.

Gone to the Woods by Gary Paulsen: Perfectly written. Paulsen had many rough moments in his childhood but manages to balance the hard times with moments of delight. What shined best was his time with his aunt and uncle, and everything he wrote about libraries. Hard to put down.

I had planned on telling you about another book this week but then I quit three in a row. Oh well. One risk of opening a book is that you may not like it. The good news is that library books are free to borrow. We never mind when you return something unread. Come back and find another to try! That is my forever plan.

Weekly Story Times

Storytimes return Thursday, January 20. Preschool will meet at 9:15 and Elementary School from 3:45-4:15. Both groups meet in the program room at the library. No sign up necessary. 

On Display at Moyer this January 

Leslie Rankin's collection of 1850-1910 child size Early American Pattern Glass is currently on showcase at Moyer. Leslie has all sorts of miniature glass items. My personal favorite are the punch bowls - how fun!

If you’re interested in sharing your collection, sign up at the library.

New Books

  • An Amish Schoolroom by Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Shelley Shepard Gray
  • A Christmas Courtship by Shelley Shepard Gray
  • Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
  • The Horsewoman by James Patterson
  • The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

New Movies

  • The Addams Family 2
  • The Dry