Monday, March 30, 2009

Have You Tried Playaways Yet?

Did you know that we now have over 100 adult fiction and nonfiction titles available on Playaway, the preloaded mp3 player? There are lots of titles for kids as well, plus some hot teen titles. We have new books by Jodi Picoult, Richard North Patterson, Janet Evanovich and more! No knowledge of technology is needed, just a pair of headphones...we even provide the batteries! The next time you would like to listen to an audiobook, give Playaway a try.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Break at the Library

Just because school is out for the week, the kids don't need to stop learning! The library is offering lots of fun and educational programs during the week of spring break, starting with Mike Offutt and his Ultimate Science Show arriving at the library on Monday the 23rd. On Wednesday the 25th, Earthkeepers will use Native American legends to teach the kids about the connection between people, animals and the planet. It all culminates on Friday the 27th when Mother Nature herself comes to visit! Plus, there will be a special storytime on Thursday the 26th that will be all about families. For more information see our children's calendar of events, or take a look at the most recent issue of Excerpts.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

6th Grade Inquiry Projects on Display

We have a special treat for visitors to the Children's Department from now through the month of April. Central School students spend six weeks each spring working on an intensive multidisciplinary research project on a topic of their choosing. A select number of these Inquiry Projects will be on display through the month of April on the top floor of the library. Please support the kids by coming on up and checking the projects out. Also, while you're visiting please be sure to sign the comments sheet!

Writing Workshop Rescheduled

The Nuts and Bolts of Writing workshop that was scheduled for March 26 has been rescheduled for April 2 at 2:00. We hope that this is not an inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Nonfiction Book Group is Back in Action

Our nonfiction book group will start up again in April with some great new titles and a new leader as well! You may already know Judy Levin from the fiction book group that she leads, and she will now be leading the nonfiction book group as well. The group will meet one Thursday night a month and is focuse on the well-informed exchange of ideas and opinion inspired by reading topical, well crafted prose. The first group meets on April 2nd and will discuss the book The Reluctant Mr. Darwin by David Quammen. Come on by to pick up your copy and join us for some lively discussion.

We Need Your Help!!!

As we get ready to celebrate our centennial year—the library was founded in 1910—we ask for your help. Do you have any old photographs or documents having to do with the library? Please let us take a look at your library memorabilia of any sort, especially from our earliest years. We are not asking that you donate your items; we’d just like to look at them and possibly copy or borrow them for an exhibit. Please call or email us with any useful information!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Writing Programs Coming Up

Sharon and Steve Fiffer return to the library over the next few weeks with three different writing programs. On Thursday March 12 they will speak on the topic of jumpstarting your fiction writing, on Thursday March 19 they will talk about writing nonfiction, and on Thursday March 26 they will discuss the "business" of writing, including publishing venues and guidelines for submissions. No experience as a writer is necessary - just an interest in committing words to paper! Preregistration is not required.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Used Book Sale This Weekend

This weekend, make sure you stop by the library for our used book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The sale runs from Saturday the 7th through Monday the 9th, with great discounts on Sunday and Monday. All proceeds benefit the library. For more information visit the Friends of the Library page.