Thursday, May 31, 2007

New Nonfiction

Prefer nonfiction? Here's a list for you:

Einstein: His Life and Universe, Walter Isaacson; Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919, Ann Hagedorn; The Organic Lawn Care Manual, Paul Boardway Tukey; Decorating Without Fear, Sharon Hanby-Robie; 52 Weekend Makeovers: Easy Projects to Transform Your Home Inside and Out; Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today, Sanjay Gupta; The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution, David O. Stewart; A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah; A Worldly County: New Poems, John Ashbery; Marinades, Brines, Rubs, Cures, and Glazes, Jim Tarantino; and Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See, Robert Kurson.

These, too, are all available for OWWL Holds.

New Fiction

Looking for a good novel? Here is a list of some of our newest additions:

White Night, Jim Butcher; What the Dead Know, Laura Lippman; The Sea Lady, Margaret Drabble; The Naming of the Dead, Ian Rankin; The Last Empress, Anchee Min; The Book of Air and Shadows, Michael Gruber; A Tendering in the Storm, Jane Kirkpatrick; Bad Luck and Trouble, Lee Child; Boomsday, Christopher Buckley; Sunrise, Karen Kingsbury; Hurin: The Tale of the Children of Hurin, J. R. R. Tolkien; Luncheon of the Boating Party, Susan Vreeland; A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini; Stormy Weather, Paulette Jiles; Free Fire, C. J. Box; The Woods, Harlan Coben; The Camel Bookmobile, Masha Hamilton; The Overlook, Michael Connelly; Joshua's Family, Joseph Girzone; The Ministry of Special Cases, Nathan Englander; and The Society of S, Susan Hubbard.

Call 483-9292, or stop by the Library, to place an OWWL Hold on any of these titles.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

"Just Paperbacks" Book Sale

The members of our Friends group are currently working on their 2nd annual "Just Paperbacks" Book Sale. The dates are June 7th, 8th, and 9th, during regular library hours. Last year's sale was very successful, and we've been collecting boxes and boxes of donated paperbacks since then. Plan on stopping by to support this great group, as they in turn support your community library. The most recent events for which the Friends have raised funds include Jerdine Nolen's visit and Spanish classes for library staff.

Friday, May 25, 2007

What a Day!

Hundreds of people - students, teachers, administrators, parents (and librarians!) - experienced an amazing day yesterday, as author Jerdine Nolen captivated her audiences, charming us with her stories and encouraging us with her urging to "hold onto your dreams, as you would your balloons." Be sure to read her award-winning book, Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, for more on that.

Thanks to all who made this author visit possible, especially Sodus Central School Librarians Becky Olson and Jennifer VanKouwenberg and their administrators, and the Friends of the Sodus Free Library. The Intermediate School's Homework Club even crafted a Plantzilla for the occasion!

At the evening session's reception, our Friends served punch and cookies, and sold several books, which Jerdine graciously signed for everyone.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Program Reminder

Don't forget today's visit by Jerdine Nolen. The program by this wonderfully talented and inventive children's author will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Sodus High School auditorium. Be sure to linger afterwards, as our Friends group will be serving punch and cookies, and several of Jerdine's books will be available for sale. It's sure to be a terrific evening - see you there!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Library Closing

The Library will be closed May 26th, 27th, and 28th for the Memorial Day weekend, and will reopen on Tuesday, May 29th, at noon.

Click here to visit "The History and Origin of Memorial Day in Waterloo, New York."

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tuesday's Luncheon

What a great turnout we had for Tuesday's Books-Sandwiched-In (36!) - we had to set up tables in the video room to accommodate the overflow! Several of those in attendance helped us take down the lunch tables so that we could all fit into the meeting room for the program. Carolyn Adriaansen did a wonderful presentation on cobblestone buildings, and kept the audience in stitches with her humorous asides. We definitely intend to call on this historian's expertise again in the future.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Author Coming To Sodus

Here's a great opportunity for your family - go mark your calendars now!

We have been working in partnership with the Sodus Primary and Intermediate libraries to bring a noted children’s author to the community on Thursday, May 24th. Jerdine Nolen is the author of many wonderfully imaginative books, including Harvey Potter’s Balloon Farm, Raising Dragons, Big Jabe, and Thunder Rose, a Coretta Scott King Honor book.

Ms. Nolen will be speaking to students during the school day. An evening program for the entire community will be presented at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. The Friends of the Sodus Free Library are inviting everyone to enjoy an informal reception for the author following the evening program. At that time, there will also be an opportunity to purchase copies of Nolen’s books at a 40% discount.

There is no charge for the program or reception, and all are encouraged to attend. I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

May Books-Sandwiched-In

Our area is unique for its wonderful cobblestone buildings. Sign up now for this month's Books-Sandwiched-In, which will feature Marion Town Historian Carolyn Adriaansen's presentation on the history of cobblestones in our area. The luncheon will be at noon on Tuesday, May 15th; the price of $3 covers a sandwich, beverage, and dessert. Reservations are filling up fast, so call or stop by the Library soon.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

May Board of Trustees Meeting

This month's meeting of the Library's Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 10th. All Board meetings are open to the public.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

3 Apples Nominations Announced

The nominations for the second annual 3 Apples Book Award have been announced and can be found if you click here. Also listed are the nominated titles for the first annual Teen 3 Apples Award. Check out the list for your favorites, and come in to the Library to check out the ones you haven't yet read. No matter what your age, there are great books on these lists that I'm sure you'd enjoy.