Reading with a Racehorse

Visit the Juneau Public Library at 10:00 AM on the morning of Saturday, October 16th, to enjoy meeting a local horse harness racing legend, Derek Bromac N. Derek, who lives outside of Burnett Corners, will be bringing with him his owner, Amber Sawyer. Amber has written a picture book about Derek’s life titled “Love to Race”. The illustrator of the book, Tami Joe DeLisle, will also be joining us and will read the delightful book to the audience.

After the book reading, those in attendance can enjoy meeting Derek face-to-face, petting him, and maybe even feeding him a snack or two. Amber will be sharing with the group more information about Derek’s racing career and have on hand Derek’s harness, equipment, racing cart, and memorabilia!

Paperback copies of the book “Love to Race” will be available for purchase ($15) at the event and Amber & Tami will be available to autograph your book.

Children will also be able to decorate their own REAL horseshoe as a keepsake from their special morning.


🍲🍁Happy first day of October!🍁🍲

As the weather cools and the leaves begin to fall, it’s time to dust off your crock pot and make some of your favorite fall recipes. Stop in the library and check out our display of slow cooker recipe books (several new titles available) for inspiration. We are asking our patrons to share a favorite crock pot recipe with us. We will assemble booklets of all those submitted for you to keep.

Anyone is welcome to submit their favorite fall recipe. Recipe cards are available at the library. Recipes may also be submitted via email to Please include your name and phone number in your email.

Adult Crafting

In-Person Adult Crafting is returning to the Juneau Public Library! Join us on the first Thursday of each month to create a fun new craft to keep or share. We will be holding 2 sessions to accommodate everyone’s busy schedule.

Join us for the “Crafternoon” from 1:00-2:00 PM or you can join us “Crafterdark” from 6:00-7:00 PM on the following dates:

October 7

November 4

December 2

If you’d like to be added to an email list to get updates on approaching crafting sessions please submit your email address to

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