What’s Happening at Dayton’s Bluff Library? – November 2022

Dayton’s Bluff Book Club has started! Dayton's Bluff Book Club is a great fit for folks who love reading diverse books by local authors and discussing them with a group of dedicated readers. We meet at 6:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month with the following exceptions: we don’t meet in January and the final meeting will be April 12th. Find out more at https://guides.sppl.org/dbbookclub. To join DBBC, please email daytonsbluffbookclub@gmail.com.

Dayton’s Bluff Library will be closed for three weeks from December 12th - January 2nd.  This is due to renovation work happening in the Metro State Library building. Please visit our closest branches of Arlington Hills (1200 Payne Ave; 651-632-3870), Sun Ray (2105 Wilson Ave; 651-501-6300), and George Latimer Central Library (90 West Fourth St; 651-266-7000) while we are closed. We will miss seeing you while we are closed, and we look forward to seeing you again in January. Come in to pick up a Winter Break activity before December 12th.

Our Tween Area is a place with activities, comic books, magazines, and comfy pouffes to sit on. This is a fun space to sprawl out and read or exercise your creative side by making a craft. It is also by the books that you might be most interested in reading.

New books, movies, and music come in almost every day as we work to improve our collection. We have special sections for new pictures books, juvenile fiction, teen books, and various adult books. New movies and music CDs are added regularly, and it is worth browsing through the collection periodically to see what has changed. 

“Stories create community, enable us to see through the eyes of other people, and open us to the claims of others.” – Peter Forbes, photographer and author

Thanksgiving - by Dayton's Bluff Library Staff

Thanksgiving was declared a federal holiday in 1863 by President Lincoln to create a day to remember blessings during the difficult times of the American Civil War. Over time, many legends have formed about the holiday, some of which have roots in the first Thanksgiving while many others have evolved over time. It is important to note that Thanksgiving is not a day of celebration for everyone but can be a reminder of what has been lost or taken away. Here are a few books to learn more about this complicated holiday.

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