Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"Just Paperbacks"

The members of our Friends group are busy getting ready for their annual paperback sale. Our meeting room will be chock full of paperbacks of all types. Stop by next Thursday and Friday, June 5th and 6th, and you can pick up some great titles for 25 cents each, or a pile of 13 for $3. Then come back on Saturday, June 7th, and fill up a couple of bags for just $1 each. Don't miss this opportunity to collect an armload of terrific titles at a terrific price!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fiction Additions

Some of the recent fiction titles we've added to our shelves are:

The Front, Patricia Cornwell
Odd Hours, Dean Koontz
Skeletons at the Feast, Christopher Bohjalian
Phantom Prey, John Sandford
Frames, Loren Estleman
Secrets in the Shadows, V. C. Andrews
Secrets, Jude Deveraux
The Rosetta Key, William Dietrich
The Lady Elizabeth, Alison Weir

Most, if not all, of these new books are already checked out, but OWWL Holds can be placed on any of them.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

24/7 Services

The Library is now closed for the Memorial Day weekend (we reopen Tuesday at noon), but many of our services are still available to you. You can log into your account at and check due dates, choose titles to put on Hold, or renew what you already have out.

You can log into our online databases to access full-text magazine articles, business and health information, local, New York, and national newspapers, and more. From the online databases link, you can also access LearnATest and practice for an upcoming civil service examination, your GED, college entrance and military exams, or work on various skill improvements. From that same link, a click on NoveList will let you browse through well over 100,000 recommended fiction titles. When you find one that sounds good to you, click on "Check the Library Catalog." This will take you directly back to OWWL, where you can place a Hold on the title.

There are many more things you can do through these subscription databases, but if I tried to list them all, you and I wouldn't have enough time left to be able to enjoy our long weekend! Enjoy browsing through our 24/7 services, and I'll look forward to seeing you in the Library soon.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

New DVDs

I just put out a new "Circle the Video" sheet. These are some of the recently purchased titles now available for OWWL Holds:

P. S. I Love You
Charlie Wilson's War
I'm Not There
Mad Money
The Great Debaters
The Golden Compass
In The Name Of The King
27 Dresses

Place a Hold online, stop by to pick up a circle sheet, or give us a call, and we'll place the Hold for you.

Library Closing

The Sodus Free Library will be closed Memorial Day weekend, May 24th, 25th, and 26th. No materials will be due on these three days.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Successful Vote

Thanks to the 266 people who voted "Yes" on Proposition #3, authorizing Library funding. We appreciate the support!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Remember to Vote Today

Today you can cast your vote on the school budget between noon and 9 p.m. in the Sodus High School lobby.

Proposition #3 reads "Shall a levy of $60,000 on the taxable property of the Sodus Central School District as a contribution to the Sodus Free Library for its maintenance and support be approved?" This funding will provide approximately 30% of our income this year.

We appreciate your thoughtful consideration of this proposition.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Friends Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Friends of the Sodus Free Library will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20th. Come join us as we finish planning our upcoming third annual "Just Paperbacks" sale - which will be held on June 5, 6, and 7 during library hours.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Join us at noon on Tuesday, May 20th, for this month's Books-Sandwiched-In. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Sodus Free Library, will feature Jean Baker reviewing John Brogan's best-selling book, Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog. Reservations are required, and the $3 charge includes sandwiches, beverage, and dessert. I hope to see you there!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed Sunday, May 11th, in honor of Mother's Day.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Library Board Meeting

The May meeting of the Sodus Free Library's Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 8th, in the Library's meeting room. The public is always welcome to attend Board meetings.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Memoir Writing Workshop

Have you ever wanted to write about your life experiences – whether for family members, or with an aim to someday be published? Poet and memoirist Michael Czarnecki will return to our library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7th, to present a Palm-of-the-Hand Memoir Workshop to help you make that desire a reality. The free two-hour workshop will be easy-going and informal, and is open to all levels of writing. Michael's "Stories & Poems from the Road" last week was very enjoyable, and we're all looking forward to hearing about his writing process and how we can put it to use to tell our stories. See you there!

This program is made possible by a grant from Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency, with matching funds from the Friends of the Sodus Free Library.