The Judi Dench Challenge

Dame Judi Dench learns a poem or new word every day to keep her mind active.   Neuroscience shows that reading stimulates the brain and creates empathy in readers.  We challenge you to take what we’re calling the Judi Dench Challenge: read a new poem or book this week and […]


Staff Pick of the Week, Spooky Edition: Joe Hill

This October, our Staff Picks of the Week are all about spooktacular horror. We have 4 new Spooky Staff Pick Bookmarks for you, available at the Circulation desk all month long to keep you in the Halloween spirit. This week’s staff pick is anything by Joe Hill. Some recommendations of his work for […]


Free Movies: Edge of Tomorrow and Being Again

Are you ready to see some free movies?  Next are Edge of Tomorrow (Oct. 24) and Being Again (Nov. 7).   Tomorrow, Friday October 24, we are showing Edge of Tomorrow at 2 pm in the Community Room. The epic action of ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ unfolds in a near future in which an alien […]


All Hallows Read! … Wait, what?

Have you heard of All Hallows Read?  Started by Neil Gaiman (author of The Graveyard Book, Coraline, Stardust, Neverwhere, The Ocean at the End of the Lane and many more), it is the new literary Halloween tradition to give someone a scary book.  We love this idea, but also think […]


Halloween Events at FTPL

Get ready for the great Halloween Events at the Library!  If you haven’t been in, you haven’t had a chance to grab one of our great handouts, located at the Circulation and Children’s Desks.  If you want more information on any of the events, please check out the Children’s Calendar […]