Teens, throughout the month of October, bring the TEENtober flier you received at school to the library—or simply mention it while you’re here—and you’ll be entered to win one of our $10 Jamba Juice gift cards.
Also, put your artistic skill to work in our book cover redesign contest. Submit your design before 6pm on October 30. Submissions will be put on display in November for other patrons to vote on. The winning design will take home a $25 Amazon gift card. Pick up a submission form at our third-floor desk.
Oh, and while you’re there at the desk, don’t forget to join our candy jar contest. The jar is on display at our third floor desk. Guess how many pieces of candy are inside and, if your guess is the closest (without going over) at the end of the month, you’ll get to take it home!
Hmm … an unknown book wrapped in paper … will it be a trick? Or a treat? You won’t know until you check it out!
Check out a wrapped book from our Trick or Treat display on the third floor of the library and enter to win one of four $25 gift cards to local businesses. Trick-or-treat books could be any one of the following:
- Adult fiction
- Adult nonfiction
- Young adult fiction
- Young adult nonfiction
- Large print
October 18 to 23, 2021 is National Friends of the Library Week. Learn more about the work of the volunteers who support our library, including how to join their organization and/or contribute to their endowment fund. Starting Monday, Oct 18, pick up a scavenger hunt paper from any library service desk or get a digital copy from Beanstack. Complete the scavenger hunt activities before Saturday, Oct 30 to win prizes.
The Friends of the Idaho Falls Public Library will also host a book sale on Friday and Saturday, Oct 22 and 23 from 10am to 5:30pm. The book sale area is located in the basement of the Idaho Falls Library. For additional details, visit the Friends of the Idaho Falls Public Library Facebook page.
You’re invited to join the Idaho Falls Public Library as we welcome local author Ed Marohn. Ed has recently released the second book in his John Moore Mystery series—Legacy of Evil.
Legacy of War—Psychologist John Moore is shaken when his PTSD Vietnam War patient reveals war crimes committed with a CIA agent and a South Vietnamese Army colonel. Moore, who served in the Vietnam War commanding an infantry company with the 101st Airborne Division, and still depressed over his wife’s death, flashes back to his own war demons. The following day, the patient is found dead—an apparent suicide. Stunned, Moore begins investigating the death, the rogue CIA agent, and the lethal Vietnam War apparatus—the CIA’s Phoenix Program—in which 81,740 communists and innocent Vietnamese civilians were killed.
Legacy of Evil—CIA psychologist John Moore finds himself in the middle of a “factions war” between the present second-in-command of the CIA, James Woodruff, and a rival connected to the neo-Nazis who will stop at nothing to unseat him. Woodruff sends Moore to Holland and Germany to help expose any neo-Nazis who had infiltrated the CIA. In the process, he meets with former members of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, an anarchist group that committed murders and bombings in West Germany and other parts of Europe starting in the 1970s. He soon learns that a nuclear device fell into their hands and has been unaccounted for after all these years.
November 7 – 13 2021 is International Games Week. Come to the library throughout the day on Saturday, Nov 13 to enjoy giant games, board games and card games, or to complete in our competitive yard game tournament. All ages are welcome. Indoor game participants will be entered to win one of several boxed games. The winner of the yard game tournament will receive a $25 gift card to Gameopolis.
Believe and Achieve
Join us as we celebrate Idaho Family Reading Week and Children’s Book Week. Learn more about the early literacy resources available to parents and caregivers through the public library. Starting Monday Nov 8, stop by the children’s library desk to participate in a scavenger hunt. Complete the scavenger hunt to be entered into a prize drawing for a free bundle of books. Scavenger hunt available until Friday Nov 19.
Idaho Family Reading Week is sponsored in part by the Idaho Commission for Libraries.