Would you like to hear a compelling, engaging story read by a professional actor? Audio books are a wonderful way to make the miles fly by during a commute or on a family road trip. I just finished listening to All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and it was a stunning and vivid portrayal of the French occupation during WWII. Since one of the characters is blind, the beautiful and lyrical language concentrates on what the world sounded like, as well as how radio technology changed the course of the war. Fascinating stuff.
It’s back to school season, and a public library card belongs at the top of your essential school supply list. It will open up a world of learning for all our kids and teens to explore! We have a new Head of Children’s, so bring your kids to storytimes or after school programs this fall and introduce yourselves to Ms. Katie. I enjoyed meeting a lot of you at the recent “Night Out in Midlothian” event and wish to thank everyone for their kind welcome and community spirit. “Behind Every Great Community is a Great Library!”
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TNT (Teens in Theatre) Halloween Play Auditions
Experienced actors and newcomers alike are invited to audition for the TNT student-written, student-directed Halloween play. Cast members will be expected to attend 1 to 2 evening rehearsals per week throughout September and October. The performance will be Wednesday, October 28. Ask at the reference desk for a complete rehearsal schedule. Interested in stage crew? Stop by the reference desk for more info.
Friends of The Midlothian Public Library “Meet & Greet”
The Friends of the Midlothian Public Library will be holding an Open House to welcome our new Library Director, Heather McCammond-Watts. Come join us and see what is happening at your local library, share ideas, and find out how to get involved! Refreshments will be served.
Storytime starts soon
No registration required for storytimes.
Siblings always welcome to join in!
After each storytime, there will be an open, unstructured playgroup to encourage socialization and discovery.
Mondays at 10:00 am, starting September 14th
For babies up to 16 months, with a caregiver. Board books, rhymes, puppets, and movement. This storytime is a great way to boost your baby’s brain and open him/her up to the world of books!
Tuesdays at 10:30 am, starting September 8th
Perfect for 16 months to 2 years old, this storytime is filled with picturebooks, singing, moving and shaking! Discover enriching early literacy activities to repeat at home.
Thursdays at 11:30 am, starting September 10th
Are you ready for fun? This engaging storytime is especially for 3 to 5 year- olds who love interactive stories, songs, and activities that encourage emerging language skills.