Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Library Closing

The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th, in celebration of Independence Day. We will reopen at noon on Wednesday, July 5th. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Announcing: Wireless Hotspot

Bring those laptops down to the Library - we now have wireless access. Sit at a table, on one of our comfy couches, or even on the new bench in our front yard! When you open your browser, click on "OWWL." You will then be prompted for your library card number and your pin - if you've forgotten your pin, or didn't realize that you have one, come see us at the desk.

Things to remember (from the OWWL Wireless Welcome page):

This is a publicly accessible wireless network. Data that you send may be viewable by other people on the network.

When transmitting sensitive information such as credit card numbers, make sure you are using SSL or another form of end-to-end connection encryption. If you're not sure how to do this, then we would recommend not using the connection for things like online shopping or banking.

Although you are using your own computer, you must still abide by this library's acceptable use policy.

We hope that you enjoy this new service - feedback is always welcomed.

Sunday's Program

Antje Dirksen-Post read her short story and shared memories about her childhood in post-World War II Germany.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Congratulations to our Sodus Graduates!

We're so proud of you and wish you all the best and brightest of futures!

Sunday Program Reminder

What would it be like to leave everything familiar and move to another country across the ocean? Bring your school-aged children to the Library at 3 p.m. Sunday to hear Antje Dirksen-Post's memories of leaving Germany as a child and coming to America. They'll be treated to a reading of her autobiographical short story, and hear about the importance of recording their own memories. I look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Successful Paperback Sale

It was announced at today's Friends meeting that our first "Just Paperbacks" sale brought in $315.06 - the result of the efforts of a great many workers. Thanks to all who made this possible.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

June Friends' Meeting

The Friends of the Sodus Free Library will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, in the Library's meeting room. All are welcome to join us!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Today's Books-Sandwiched-In

These book club ladies did a wonderful job today, sharing the history of their group and some of their favorite titles with all of us. They have also compiled a list of all the books their club has read. If you were unable to attend today's luncheon, stop by the Library for a copy of their list - it's loaded with great suggestions for that next read!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Writing & Remembering Focus of Upcoming Children's Program

Children will learn the importance of preserving their memories in our next Community Reader program. Library Trustee Antje Dirksen-Post will read her published short story, Soup with Dumplings, and discuss the immigrant experience from a child's perspective. Antje's story is a memoir of her childhood, and is sure to be enjoyed by all school-aged children. Registration is not necessary for this free program, which will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 25th.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

June Books-Sandwiched-In

Need some help choosing that next great book to read? Call or stop by the Library to sign up for our June 19th Books-Sandwiched-In; reservations are required. This month's luncheon will feature reviews of Sodus book club member's favorite books, plus a short history of the club. The cost for lunch is $3, and includes a sandwich, chips, coffee or tea, and homemade pie. The doors to the lunch room open at 11:45 a.m., but come early (the Library opens at 10 a.m.) and browse through some of our new books. See you there!

Father's Day Closing

The Library will be closed on Sunday, June 18th, in honor of Father's Day, and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 19th.

Monday, June 12, 2006

June Board Meeting

The June meeting of the Sodus Free Library Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 15th. Because the "Just Paperbacks" sale will be in the meeting room, the Board will meet in the Ruth Mills Room for this month only. All Board meetings are open to the public.

Friday, June 09, 2006

1st Annual "Just Paperbacks" Sale

Do you have a passion for paperbacks? Tote a pile home to take on vacation, to the beach, on the airplane or boat ride, under a shade tree, or just to curl up in a rocking chair on your front porch. We have literally thousands of paperbacks to sell - they will be 25 cents each, or a baker's dozen (13) for $3. During the sale, you may purchase one of our new canvas tote bags for $10 (normally they cost $8) and fill it with as many paperbacks as you can fit inside. The sale starts at noon on Thursday, June 15th, and continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Saturday (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) will be $1 bag day. Plan to stop by for some great bargains!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Announced

The Boston-Globe Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature have been announced, and the 2006 winners are Kate DiCamillo's The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Lois Ehlert's Leaf Man, and Faith McNulty's If You Decide To Go To The Moon. Click here for more information and to see which titles were named as honor books. Call or stop by the library to place an OWWL Hold on any of these wonderful children's books.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Remember - tonight's program on how to prevent identity theft starts at 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Quote for the Day

"TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they will have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book." ~Anonymous

Thursday, June 01, 2006

New DVDs

New DVD titles we have added to our collection include The Family Stone, Nanny McPhee, Munich, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Hoodwinked, Transamerica, Last Holiday, and Rumor Has It. The newest nonfiction DVD (which checks out for 21 days) is Bobby Flay's 3-disc Boy Meets Grill set. Access your OWWL account online to place a hold on any of these titles, or, if you prefer, call or stop by the Library and we'll do it for you.

Perennial Planter Update II

The recent spell of heat and humidity has wilted some of us, but the plants in our perennial container have absolutely loved it!