Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Quote for the New Year

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives ... not looking for flaws, but for potential."
~Ellen Goodman, quote from January 1991 Reader's Digest

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Nguzo Saba: Kwanzaa Demonstration

Join us on Thursday, December 29, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. for a Kwanzaa demonstration put on by the Wayne County Multicultural Arts Project, Inc. The evening will feature dance performances by Youth Inspiration, storytelling, food, fellowship, and fun. Chase's Calendar of Events defines Kwanzaa as an "American black family observance created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga in recognition of traditional African harvest festivals. This seven-day festival stresses unity of the black family, with a harvest feast (karamu) on the first day and a day of meditation on the final one. Kwanzaa means 'first fruit' in Swahili." Come learn more about it!

Monday, December 26, 2005

New Year's Closing

The Library will be closed on Saturday, December 31, and Sunday, January 1, for the New Year holiday. Be sure to come in and stock up on books and videos before Friday at 5 p.m.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Successful Bread Sale

Thanks to all who helped organize, advertise, bake, set up, and sell all the delicious breads, muffins, and cookies at our 3rd annual Christmas Bake Sale. Thanks also to all of our generous customers. Our final total was $258.55, the most successful sale yet. Everything was delicious, and we're already looking forward to the Friends' Chocolate Sale in February!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Christmas Closing

The Library will be closed Saturday, December 24, through Monday, December 26, for the Christmas holiday. Be sure to stop by and pick up a holiday book or video to share with your family.

New Books

Come in and see what's new on our shelves.

In the adult section: 700 Sundays by Billy Crystal; The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion; Dreamboat, Judith Gould; The Christmas Scrapbook, Philip Gulley; Comfort & Joy, Kristin Hannah; The Regime: Evil Advances, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins; And Only To Deceive, Tasha Alexander; Thud! A Novel of Discworld, Terry Pratchett; Soldier of God, David Hagberg; Star Wars: Dark Lord, the Rise of Darth Vader, James Luceno; The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century, Steven Watts; Delivered From Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder, Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey; Divided by God: America's Church-State Problem, and What We Should Do About It, Noah Feldman; 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Charles C. Mann; The Age of Anxiety: McCarthyism to Terrorism, Haynes Johnson; Goodnight Nobody, Jennifer Weiner; The Typhoon Lover, Sujata Massey.

For the younger crowd: Sakes Alive! A Cattle Drive by Karma Wilson; Wiggle, Doreen Cronin; Mouse Went Out to Get a Snack, Lyn Rossiter McFarland; It's Quacking Time, Martin Waddell; Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors, Jenny Nimmo; Peekaboo Morning, Rachel Isadora; Christmas Tree!, Wendell and Florence Minor; Three Good Deeds, Vivian Vande Velde; Santa Claus: The World's Number One Toy Expert, Marla Frazee; A Mother's Journey, Sandra Markle.

If the titles you want to read are not on the shelf, a Hold can be placed for you.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Quote for Today

"Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect."
~Oren Arnold

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Fundraising Through Recycling

We are now collecting inkjet, laser, and toner cartridges through a fundraising program with Imagine It Recycling. This company pays the library up to $1 for each inkjet and $5 for each laser cartridge we turn in for recycling. Empty cartridges can be dropped off at the library; Imagine It then issues us a monthly check. We can also arrange for businesses and organizations to be designated as pickup points, saving your time and gas. This is definitely a win-win situation for all of us, and we're excited to see those empty cartridges piling up!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Recent Library Visitors

Families from Sodus' Early Head Start and Even Start, and children from the Sodus Cooperative Nursery School all have recently visited. We hope to see you all back at the library soon!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Christmas Bread & Cookie Sale

Pick up goodies for teachers, mailmen, paper deliverers, hairdressers, and anyone else you want to remember at Christmas. The Friends of the Sodus Free Library are sponsoring their 3rd annual Christmas Bread Sale, and this year they're adding cookies. Yummm! Everything will be wrapped and ready to give to someone special. Make sure to pick up a few things for family, too!

The sale will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, and continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, December 16. Any donations of baked goods will be gratefully accepted the mornings of the sale.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Snow Days

As the snow starts to fall and the highways get slick, we wanted to let everyone know that when Sodus schools are closed due to weather, we will also be closed. When this happens, all materials due on that day will be extended until the day we reopen. If you're in doubt about traveling or about whether we're open or not, please call us at 315-483-9292 before you head out on those slippery roads!