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AT THE LIBRARY: Walk Winchester, Fibbage and Books from Beyond

Since September 1, 94 people have signed up to participate in the library’s Walk Winchester program.

This program encourages people to walk for health. 

You set your own walking goals. Whether your daily goal is to make it around the block or walk 10,000 steps, you are welcome to join. 

There’s still time to participate. The program does not end until Oct. 31. 

The weather is gorgeous for walking

Those who participate in one of the library’s book groups or who complete at least eight Walk Winchester activities, like the downtown scavenger hunt or walking in one of our local parks, and return their activity sheet to the Clark County Public Library by Oct. 31, will get a chance to win a gift card.

Activity sheets are available on the library’s Facebook Walk Winchester Group page and at the library during curbside service times, Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Be sure to check out the Walk Winchester Group attached to the library’s Facebook page. There you’ll find good suggestions for walks around Clark County.

At 8 p.m. Thursday, join host Brad Allard in a game of Fibbage 2, the sequel to the popular “fib-till-you-win” trivia game from the creators of You Don’t Know Jack.

Answer obscure and bizarre trivia questions while you come up with fibs to trick other participants into choosing your answers. 

If you submit a convincing lie, you rack up a lot of points. Once all have submitted fibs anonymously, it’s up to you to choose which absurd answer is true.

You need two devices to participate: any computer or device that has access to Zoom and one mobile device to select answers on Jackbox.tv. 

Each round can host up to eight players. 

The winner of each round wins a gift card to the Daily Grind.

Sign up to play by going to the Clark County Public Library Facebook page, www.facebook.com/clarkbooks, click on the “Events” tab and then the “Game Night-Fibbage 2” link. You can also join by going to the library’s homepage, www.clarkbooks.org, click on the “Reference/Adult Services” tab, choose “Adult Programs” in the drop-down menu and then click on the Fibbage link in the calendar.

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, Scary Librarian James Gardner hosts another Zoom meeting of his Books from Beyond Book Club. The selection for this month is “I Am Legend” by Richard Matheson.

Richard Neville is alone in a world overrun by vampires. By day, he works to survive while destroying as many undead as he can. But he is only one man. And when the sun goes down, the vampires come out looking for him. Find out how Neville survives this bloody new world.

You can sign up using the Library’s Facebook Page or the Adult Programs link at the library’s home page, just as you did for Fibbage. Books are available through Hoopla in CCPL’s Online Library.

Patrons call about returning materials. Simply come to the library during curbside service hours and put items you want to return in the cardboard box in front of the book drop slot at the entrance.

When the box is filled, it is brought into the library and sprayed with disinfectant. Then it goes into quarantine for a week. 

Once the box comes out of quarantine, its contents are again sprayed with disinfectant and cleaned with a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol solution.

The COVID-19 virus is tiny, but tenacious. Stopping it is a long and laborious process.

We’ll do it. 

Wear your mask. Social distance. Wash your hands. Take care.

John Maruskin is director of adult services at the Clark County Public Library. He can be reached at john.clarkbooks@gmail.com.