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Did you read our Storywalk® book Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard?

Please find and read the author's note we have posted in the front vestibule.

It is filled with wonderful information that enriches this "Native American Family Story"!

Don't forget to take a copy of his delicious recipe for fry bread to make at home with your family!

Halloween Take & Makes

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Grab this week's take and make bookmarks while supplies last!


National Hispanic Heritage Month

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It is Hispanic Heritage Month! Expanded to a full month in 1988, Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 in commemoration of the independence of five Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, who all declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21 respectively. Hispanic refers to the language these countries speak while Latin or Latinx denotes their geographical location in Latin America. Not all Latin American countries are Hispanic countries (Brazil, for example)! Not all Hispanic countries are in Latin America—Spain! To learn more visit

Bookdrop Information

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The door of the bookdrop is not functional due to damage, so please use the bookdrop on the east wall of the library near the front entrance while we wait for repairs to be made! Please note that DVDs and Video Games cannot be put into the front bookdrop and will need to be brought into the library during open hours. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We hope to have this fixed as soon as possible!

NEW! Movie Binge Boxes

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They’re heeeere! We have a few of our Binge Boxes ready to check out! Binge Boxes are a set of movies with a similar theme that are all together in one handy box for you to check out. Want to have a horror movie marathon? Watch Westerns all day? Kids love talking animals but you’re sick of watching the one movie over and over? A Binge Box might work for you! You don’t have to stand at the DVD rack for half an hour trying to find all the different movies you want to watch. We have them in one box for you! Each box contains 4 to 8 movies and we will check out one per family. We will rotate out the collections over time so there will always be a new box available. I hope you all find these to be a fun addition to the collection! There’s more to come!

October Newsletter!

October is Teentober!


Minecraft Returns!

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Tuesdays & Thursdays at 3pm and 4pm, join Mr. Rich in his elaborate worlds on a staff-led, closed network, collaborative Minecraft adventure! No sign-up will be required for the fall; sessions last 50 minutes each.

Did you have Cableone email?

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If you had a cableone email address, please let us know what your new email is now that it's been disabled! Your arrived notices and digital newsletters are being bounced back to us! ☺️

Fitness @ the Library!

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Tai Chi Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 10 & 11 am! For seniors over 60 who want to work on their balance!

Call for more information! 580-255-0636

Terrie instructs seniors on low impact fitness that does

not require getting down on the floor! Call for more information!

Johnny Chasteen brings her line-dancing know-how to the library every Wednesday @ 9am!

This class is for ages 12 and older and will take place in the back building.

There is a limited number of spots available, so call to sign up today! 580-255-0636



2021 Reading Challenge

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2021's Challenge is Reading Through the Decades! Read a book published in each decade beginning with the 1900s and ending in the 2010s. You can start at the beginning, or you can go in reverse. You can even scramble it up, but we're going to go in chronological order with our suggestions; September's titles all come from the 1980s. Visit LitHub's Century of Reading series to see some more of this decade's best reads!

September: 1990s

(clicking on the titles below will take you to their listings in our catalog)

The Things They Carried (1990)

Angels in America (1991)

Angela's Ashes (1996)

Bridget Jone's Diary (1996)

New cards!

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New library card design celebrating the library's 100 year anniversary are here!

You can replace your old card for $3.00! Ask for more details at the circulation desk, today!


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While not all of the books listed are linked to our catalog yet, it will be updated once these titles come in, so keep checking back! 

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter

The Great Pet Heist by Emily Ecton

A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi & Laura Shovan

The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Only Woman in the Photo: Frances Perkins and her New Deal for America by Kathleen Krull

From the Desk of Zoe Washinton by Janae Marks

Seekers of the Wild Realm by Alexandra Ott

Any Day with You by Mae Respicio

The Elephant's Girl by Celesta Rimington

Gloom Town by Ronald L. Smith

Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard

Tune it Out by Jamie Sumner

Zeus, Dog of Chaos by Kristin O0Donnell Tubb

Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

The Mystwick School of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury

These two titles are on both the Children's and Intermediate lists!

The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callendar

Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

96 Miles by J.L. Esplin

When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed

This is my America by Kim Johnson

The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O-Shaughnessy

Check out the OLA's Youtube Playlists for each masterlist to get a better idea of what these books are about as well as read-alikes and other information! 

Circus of Stolen Dreams by Lorelei Savaryn

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (TTT2021)

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-WinningStamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi


These two titles are on both the Intermediate  and High School lists!

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (TTT2021)

The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron

Don't Ask me Where I'm From by Jennifer De Leon

Golden Arm by Carl Deuker

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (TTT2021)

What I Carry by Jennifer Longo

Dear Justyce: A Novel by Nic Stone

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

Some of these titles are also on the Teens' Top Ten nominees list for 2021! These titles are noted as "TTT2021"

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

They Went Left by Monica Hesse

The Truth Project


DPL Teen Advisory Board

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Do you have ideas about the YA section of the library or the teen services we provide? Are there things you would like to read or programs you would like to take part in? Do you want a say in how things are set up or the look and feel of this area? If you are 13-17 years old, you are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board. Currently, TAB is virtual due to covid, but there will eventually be meetings in person! Ask Misty or Jessica how to join!

Genealogy Library: SCGS Annual Meeting

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The SCGS has an Annual Meeting every October so that new board members can be elected. This event marks when yearly memberships start over, so be sure to renew your membership if you are already a member! The annual Meeting takes the place of the monthly Brown Bag Lunches, but feature amazing speakers chosen by the SCGS, so be sure not to miss it! This year's speaker is Towana Spivey. Mr. Spivey brings his expertise to us so that we can learn the cultural aspects of tribal memberships, Native American Genealogy, and Indigenous Ancestry! This meeting takes place on Tuesday, October 12th @ 5:30pm at the Stephens County Genealogy Library located on 8th and Ash! Don't miss it!



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Need a notary?

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Did you know the library has three notaries on staff?
Chances are, at least one will be available when you need to have something notarized!
Be sure to wait to sign your documents when the notary is present, and bring your ID!
This is a free service!

Tech Help!

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Did you get a new cellphone or E-reader? Did you go from a laptop to an iPad? Do you just want to know more about a device you have had for a while? Would you like to sit with someone who can walk you through how to use your technology? You can now use the form on our website to request a one-on-one tech help session with Rich! (click on the logo above!)


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On Thursdays, Baby/Toddler time takes place at 10:30am

For ages 3 and up, join Miss Darbie for Storytime at 11AM

Friends of the Duncan Public Library

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Joining the Friends of the Duncan Public Library costs $10 a year! Membership now begins the moment you sign up rather than from March to March as it had been previously. You get longer checkouts, extra movies per checkout, and the pride in knowing that you are helping to fund the library's programming and special events and installations like the Book Sale and the Storywalk®. You are not required to participate in any activities or meetings, but serving on the board and participating won't be discouraged! Ask how you can join, today!


Little Free Libraries!

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LIttle Free Libraries are all over Duncan! Take a book and leave a book. When you finish a book, leave it in one of these little libraries for someone else to enjoy! If you know of one we don't have listed, let us know!

Please remember that the books in these little libraries are protected only when they are inside and the doors are shut. Sadly, we've discovered a few ruined books that were left out in the wind and the rain.

Interlibrary Loan!

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Literary Pumpkin Contest

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Calling all pumpkin carvers/decorators! Paint or carve a book-themed pumpkin and enter it into our Literary Pumpkin Contest! You can submit a photo of you and your pumpkin, or you can bring the pumpkin to the library for display! There will be winners for each age group: Under 6, 6-12, 13-18, Adults, & Group/Family. If you plan to bring your carved pumpkin for display, you may want to wait until closer to the deadline: October 23rd!


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UPDATE: Our phones seem to be working again, but JUST IN CASE, here is the number you can reach us at if I am wrong! 580-470-2078

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