Get Booked at the Library

October 2, 2010
Leslie DeLooze

BATAVIA — Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., is presenting several book-related events — including the announcement of the next “A Tale for Three Counties” title — during October.

The special announcement party is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 18. The event, which will reveal the Tale book for 2011, will take place simultaneously in four locations. Announcements will also be made at Alfred C. O’Connell Library at Genesee Community College, Batavia; Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, Medina; Perry Public Library, Perry. There will be door prizes, book sales, and related refreshments.

A Tale for Three Counties is the one-book project that encourages everyone to read the same book, to attend book discussions in February and March, and to meet the author at several events in March 2011.

The Tale Council meets monthly to discuss possible books for this project and to plan the yearly program. Many books are considered each year.

The choice for 2011 is a very fine novel that fits all the Council’s criteria for selection. These include an outstanding piece of fiction evidenced in reviews and awards, that is accessible to many ages, that encourages the discussion of literature, that introduces an upcoming or lesser known author, that displays the theme of small town or rural family life, and whose author is available and able to participate in a three-day event.

Tale is in its ninth year, and the Tale Council is proud of its track record in selecting books for this project. Although we use the same criteria each year, each book is very different from the last.

Other book related events at Richmond Library in October include:

* Fun Fridays after School @ RML for grades 6 and older will discuss “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman on Oct. 8. Copies of the book are available in the Teen Corner. The discussion will also include a button craft, candy and games.
* Adult Book Discussion is at 7:45 a.m. Oct. 13. The book is “Finding Nouf” by Zoe Ferraris. Refreshments served.

* Woolly Bookworms, meeting 10 a.m. Oct. 16, is for children in grades 3 to 5 and their favorite adult. Read “The Year of Miss Agnes” by Kirkpatrick Hill beforehand. Coffee, juice and breakfast snacks are served. Copies of the book are available in the Children’s Room. Register online at
* Mystery Lovers’ Mondays Book Discussion for adults is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Terry Hills Restaurant, Clinton Street Road, Batavia. Read “The Merlot Murders” by Ellen Crosby prior to the discussion. This meeting will be followed by a wine tasting. Registration is required for this program. Please register in the library; $10 is due at the time of registration to cover the cost of wine and snacks.

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