Fort Scott Public Library November Newsletter

Fort Scott Public Library Newsletter
Special Issue – November 2023


The Library will be closed Thursday-Sunday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Early Closing Today

The Library will close at NOON today due to staffing issues. Be sure to stop in early to prepare for the weekend. We will be open regular hours on Saturday.


We are seeking a new director to lead our library into the future. Will it be you? Click the link for full details, including how to apply:
Please share the news with anyone you think might be qualified and interested. Thank you for your help getting the word out!


Family Holiday Party
Monday, December 18, 4 PM
Fort Scott Public Library

Come join us for a family holiday party! Teens will have their own games & activities upstairs. Kids 1st grade & under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Activities include holiday stories & singalong, cookie decorating, candy cane hunt, “snowball fight,” teen games, and crafts. All children and teens will receive at least one gift and a free book!
We are looking for volunteers to help supervise the activities and groups, and donors to help provide food.
Please sign up here: if you’d like to help.
After stories and songs, the event will be split up by family groups rather than age groups (with the exception of the teens, who will remain upstairs for the majority of the event), although age-appropriate activities will be offered for each level. If you will have your children with you and would like to volunteer to help, you may stay with your family or group the entire time while helping to keep the event supervised and activities running smoothly.
Please email [email protected], fill out the form linked above, Facebook message the library to volunteer or donate.
Want to donate food but aren’t sure what to give? See this list for suggested items.…/1aCMK6PmSwLltz4JOh10x…/edit...
Happy Holidays from your friends at FSPL!

Book Sale

Our ongoing book sale cart is back! Find it downstairs beside the copy machine. Free books are now located inside the north entrance in a tub on the curbside pickup shelf (when we have any available).

New Adult Books

A Christmas Vanishing : a novel
by Anne Perry

Mariah Ellison investigates after accepting an invitation to spend Christmas with a friend and her husband but arrives and discovers her friend has disappeared without a trace and her invitation has been rudely rescinded.

An Angel Called Gallagher
by M. K. Mcclintock

On a ranch known as Hawk’s Peak, a family celebrates love, joy, and peace at last or so the Gallaghers thought. Brenna is convinced she hears a woman singing to her son. Eliza and Ethan are unnerved by a sleepwalker and Isabelle swears Hawk’s Peak is haunted. Then an unlikely visitor stumbles into their lives.

Confessions of a Cafeteria Catholic
by Peter J. Kreeft

Nat [Whilk] ” ‘is the ‘cafeteria Catholic’ “, writes Kreeft, “and I am the ‘eat all the food Mommy puts on your plate’ Catholic.” Taking on Nat’s manifesto point by point, the Boston College philosopher builds his case for a full-package Catholicism, addressing the themes of authority, love, freedom, conscience, sex, abortion, social justice, science, and more.

Her Secret Hope
by Shelley Shepard Gray

An Amish woman harboring secrets and looking to start over in Pinecraft meets a hardworking farmer who lives only a few miles away from her hometown, in the third novel of the series following Her Only Wish.

Saturday AM presents How to draw diverse manga : Design and create anime and manga characters with diverse identities of race, ethnicity, and gender
by Saturday Am

“For beginner to intermediate artists, Saturday AM Presents How to Draw Diverse Manga demonstrates how to conceive and draw original characters that reflect diverse racial, ethnic, and gender identities, featuring work by the artists represented in Saturday AM magazine, a recognized global brand that unites the two biggest trends in Young Adult graphic novels/comic books: diversity and manga”

Just Once : a novel
by Karen Kingsbury

Torn between two brothers—Sam and Hank, one at war and one at home, Irvel Ellis, when Hank enlists to save his brother, wonders if love can find a way, even from the ashes of the greatest heartbreak.

My name is Barbra
by Barbra Streisand

In her own words, the living legend tells the story of her life and extraordinary career, from growing up in Brooklyn to her first star-making appearances in NY nightclubs to her breakout performance in Funny Girl to the long string of successes in every medium in the years that followed. Illustrations.

Now You See Them
by Elly Griffiths

“The fifth book in the Magic Men series, Now You See Them is a wild mystery with detective Edgar Stephens and the magician Max Mephisto, as they investigate a string of presumed kidnappings in the swinging 1960s”

Recipes for murder : 66 dishes that celebrate the mysteries of Agatha Christie
by Karen Pierce

“Poisons, knives, and bullets riddle the stories of Agatha Christie, but so does food, which she uses to invoke settings, to develop characters, and, of course, to commit murder. This to-die-for cookbook offers recipes written by the author for one accessible, easy-to-follow dish or drink for each of Christie’s 66 mysteries. Recipes include Fish and Chips at the Seven Dials Club, Literary Luncheon Meringues, Oysters Rockefeller on the Orient Express, Sixpence Blackbird Pie, Orange Marmalade from Gossington Hall, and more. Along the way, you’ll learn how to make an exquisite omelet, how to roast a leg of lamb properly, and how to serve perfectly timed steak frites. Framing these dishes are insightful essays and headnotes that detail the history of the recipes, their context in Christie’s life and times, and the roles they play in the source works. Based on extensive research and investigation, all dishes appear traditional to their respective eras, so steak fried for 1923 but marinated and grilled for 1964. Completing the collection, thematic menus assemble recipes for a Halloween murder mystery gathering, a “Christie for Christmas,” a book club buffet, and other occasions, making it a filling tribute to the grand dame of detective fiction”

New Young Adults Books

Courage to Dream : Tales of Hope in the Holocaust
by Neal Shusterman

“Taking readers into the darkest time of human history?—?the Holocaust?—?this graphic novel, woven from Jewish folklore and cultural history, shows what it means to face the extinction of everything and everyone you hold dear while exploring one common thread: the tradition of resistance and uplift.”

Disney Twisted-Wonderland, the manga : book of Heartslabyul. 2
by Yana Toboso

“Yu is formally enrolled in Night Raven College. He’s even a prefect…of Ramshackle Dorm. But that doesn’t mean things are getting any easier for him. When his classmate Ace shows up on his doorstep after getting in trouble, Yu faces his biggest challenge yet!”

The Knight Captain Is the New Princess-to-Be 1
by Yasuko Yamaru

Christina, a.k.a. “Lady Chris,” was born into a noble family and treated more or less like a boy growing up. Now a dashing young woman, Chris is not only captain of the imperial guards–she personally protects Prince Leonardo, who has been a dear friend since childhood. When his father, the king, demands he find a suitable girl to marry, Leo insists that he’s already found one: Chris! Chris is shocked, but figures that Leo doesn’t really love her like that; it’s probably just some ploy to keep the king happy. Chris decides to play along, but as the charade goes on, she starts to wonder if maybe her princely pal has actually fallen for her!

The druid’s call
by E. K. Johnston

“In this epic prequel to the film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Doric’s powerful druid origins are revealed.”

Tilly in Technicolor
by Mazey Eddings

When eighteen-year-old Tilly goes to London to intern for her sister’s company, she begins to unmask her ADHD and connects with Oliver, another neurodivergent intern.

New Children’s Books

A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree
by Daniel Bernstrom

“Entertaining illustrations and energetic text reveal what happens when a hungry, fuzzy bear and a hive of angry bees come face to face.”

A Bed of Stars
by Jessica Love

This reassuring picture book about finding one’s place in the world follows a father as he takes his child on their first camping trip where he shows them, under a blanket of stars, that the universe is a friendly place.

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