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New Nook Titles

FYI - we've refreshed the content of our eReaders.  Check one out soon and you'll find dozens of bestsellers and classics pre-loaded without the hassle of downloading.  Is there travel in your near future?  Are you stressed out about what book to take with you and want to avoid the dreaded baggage check-in?  Stuff one of these little beauties in your carry-on!  These Nooks are the perfect way to carry an entire library along with you.  Don't take the risk of dragging along a hardcopy bestseller that might turn out to be a dud - give yourself options so you aren't left empty-handed and take some of the stress out of traveling!

Remember, if you currently have a Nook checked out, refresh the Library content when you are connected to the internet.  Enjoy! 

Summer 2014

Memorial Day and the Civil War Resources

Memorial Day or Decoration Day as it was originally known began after the Civil War as mourners decorated the graves of soldiers lost in the war.  Grand review of the great veteran armies of Grant and Sherman at Washington, on the 23d and 24th May, 1865Approximately 620,000 soliders lost their lives in the war with about 60% of the casualties from the North and 40% from the South.   David Blight tells us of the beginnings of this holiday and more in his book Race and Reunion: the Civil War in American Memory on pages 65-70.   I recently created a guide that lists some of our best books on the American Civil War -

New DVD releases for May 20th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, may 20th.  They are:

About Last Night (Comedy - Kevin Hart)

Monuments Men, The (Drama - George Clooney)

3 Days To Kill (Drama - Kevin Costner)

NEW LARGE PRINT FOR MAY 2014

Fiction  

Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer

Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins

Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy 

Stone Cold by C.J. Box

Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Afterburn and Aftershock by Sylvia Day

The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver 

Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles

Live To See Tomorrow by Iris Johansen

The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson

Everything to Lose by Andrew Gross

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu

A Family Affair by Fern Michaels

The Son by Jo Nesbø

Unlucky 13 by James Patterson

The Wind Is Not a River by Brian Payton

Perfect Together by Carly Phillips

A Well-Tempered Heart by Jan-Philip Sendker

 

Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees for May

  • AV Project:  It’s definitely in the homestretch.  The carpet and almost all of the ceiling and interior work in the lower level has been completed.  The date of the Board meeting, 5/15/2014, is when the shelving for the lower level will be delivered and installed now that the lower level work is close to completion. 
  • Once installed the Books on CD, Romances, and Playaways will be moved from the meeting room to the new shelving in the lower level.   In addition additional shelves were ordered for the first floor to promote easy browsing by eliminating as much as possible the bottom shelves for AV materials.  This should complete almost all of the renovations and changes to the adult services department lower level and first floor.
  • The children’s department is waiting for the replacement furniture that arrived damaged earlier.  The three big items are the iPad table, the computer table, and a single section of single-faced shelving for games.  Once these pieces are in place—expected by the end of the month—the children’s room will be pretty much done.

 

Heard around the state!

On Sunday May 11,  our director Mitch Freedman was interviewed by Nina DelRio on 106.7 Lite FM for the Get Connected show. 106.7 has generously made the show available on their website. Click here to listen to full interview.

New DVD Releases for May 13th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, May 13th.  They are:

Easy Money (Foreign Film - Sweden)

Her (Joaquin Phoenix)

I, Frankenstein (Aaron Eckhart) (Fantasy)

Orange Is the New Black: Season One

That Awkward Moment (Zac Efron)

Happy Birthday, Leo Lionni!!

 

LEO LIONNI

Dutch author, Leo Lionni was born in 1910.  Inspired by his  frequent visits to the art museums of Amsterdam, Lionni  taught himself to draw at a young age.  Although he earned a doctoral degree in economics, he spent his early career working in advertising and writing for magazines, such as Fortune.   It wasn't until Lionni was almost 50 years old that he started writing for children.  He wrote over forty children's books and received four Caldecott Honors.  In celebration of this  beloved author's May birthday, please check out any of his titles during your next visit to the library.  Some of our favorites include:

Swimmy

Frederick

Little Blue and Little Yellow

 

 

 

 

Garden Rockers!

Come one, come all!  Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to join our Garden Rockers! Club and help keep the Children's Garden looking its best.  Several flowering plants from last season are blooming now -- even a couple of the pansies around the sundial survived the winter.  The dogwood is in full flower, bleeding hearts and columbines abound!  Call the children's desk at extension 121 or drop by and sign up.  We will be weeding and planting on Thursdays May 15 and May 29 at 6:00pm.  If you can't come at those times, you can volunteer to weed and water the garden when you are available.  Stop by the children's reference desk for further details.  We will have our Garden Tea Party on Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8, at 3:00, which is open to all.  See you in the garden!

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