Saturday, December 30, 2006

Friday, December 29, 2006

New Books

New books added to our adult fiction shelves this week include: The Ravenscar Dynasty, Barbara Taylor Bradford; One Good Turn, Kate Atkinson; Beasts of No Nation, Uzodinma Iweala; Bleeding Hearts, Ian Rankin; The Book of Samson, David Maine; The Deception of the Emerald Ring, Lauren Willig; Hannibal Rising, Thomas Harris; Heart of Winter, Diana Palmer; Measuring the World, Daniel Kehlmann; Odyssey, Jack McDevitt; Ride a Painted Pony, Kathleen Eagle; and The Threat, David Poyer.

New adult nonfiction titles include: The Complete Guide to Reducing Energy Costs by the Consumer Union of the United States, Inc. editors; Crashproof Your Kids: Make Your Teen a Safer, Smarter Driver, Timothy C. Smith; Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement: A Step-By-Step Guide, Julian Cassell; Dragon Rising: An Inside Look at China Today, Jasper Becker; The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic and How it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, Steven Johnson; How To Speak Your Spouse's Language: Ten Easy Steps to Great Communication, H. Norman Wright; The Joy of Cooking (75th Anniversary edition); and Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System, Stephen P. Kiernan.

Stop by the Library Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to pick up any of these new titles or to place Holds on those already checked out. Keep in mind that although we'll be closed Sunday and Monday for the New Year's holiday, our OWWL catalog is available 24/7 for placing Holds, renewing materials, and checking due dates. If you need help accessing your account, stop by and we'll walk you through the process.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

New Magazines

Thanks to a generous patron, we have added Essence and People en Espanol to our magazine shelves. New issues of our magazines are always available for browsing, and all older issues may be checked out for three weeks. Take time to stop by and see the great variety of topics which our periodicals cover.

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed December 31st and January 1st for the New Year's holiday, and will reopen at noon on Tuesday, January 2nd. Be sure to stock up so you're not caught without a good book and a movie or two.

Knitting Class Offered

Sarah Harper, an accomplished knitter, will be offering a beginner's class from 10 a.m.-noon, starting on Friday, January 12th (note change of day and time). There will be a small fee to help cover the cost of supplies. Call 483-9292 or stop by the Library to sign up or for more information.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

New Movies at the Library

DVDs recently put on our shelf include Ice Age 2: The Meltdown; How To Eat Fried Worms; Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest; Lassie; Barnyard; The Ant Bully; Air Buddies; Talladega Nights; World Trade Center; Superman Returns; The Fox and the Hound 2; Seinfeld, Season 7. With our new one-week loan period, there will be plenty of time to watch these new titles. You may put any of them on hold, or just stop by the Library, pick up one of our "Circle the Video" forms, and we'll do it for you.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Memorial Sign Installed

Our new sign, crafted by Michael Boone, has been installed, and announces our presence and our hours to passersby. It has been donated in memory of Ruth Richards, a unique and special woman, who worked as a teacher and made a positive impact on many lives. Thanks to the Joe Coons family for making this memorial possible.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas Closing

The Library will be closed December 24, 25, and 26 for the Christmas holiday, and will reopen for regular hours at noon on Wednesday, December 27th.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Preschool Storyhour

"The Mommies on the bus go 'Shh, shh, shh,' all around the town!" Four singers have fun with "The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round" while our new "Storyhour Lady," Jan Koch (pronounced "Cook") accompanies them on her guitar. There's room for more, so bring your preschoolers to the Library at 10:30 a.m. every Monday.

Monday, December 11, 2006

December Board of Trustees Meeting

The monthly Board of Trustees meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 14th. Because the Friends' Holiday Bake Sale will be underway in our meeting room, the Trustees will be meeting upstairs in the Ruth Mills Room. All Board meetings are open to the public.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Friends' Annual Christmas Bake Sale

Stop by the Library to pick up some delicious homemade breads, cookies, muffins, and more, all wrapped and ready to give as gifts, or just as a treat for your own family. Sale hours are from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 14th, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, December 15th. Plan to come early as these goodies tend to sell out quickly. If all the holiday chaos has left you exhausted, relax for a few minutes in our Koffee Korner; the Friends will be serving individual baked goods along with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.

Donations of baked goods will be gratefully accepted Wednesday evening before 8 p.m. or Thursday morning between 9 and 10 a.m.

The Flakes Are Flying

Now that the snowflakes are starting to fly, remember that when the Sodus Central School District announces that our schools are closed, we are also closed.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Homework Club

Thanks to these members of Sodus Central's Homework Club, our "Charlie Brown Christmas Tree" is up in the children's room, and it looks great!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Get Out The Popcorn!

Starting next Thursday, December 14th, all videos and DVDs will check out for one week, with one renewal allowed. Along with several other OWWL libraries, we are standardizing our loan periods to better serve you. So get out the popcorn and pop down to the Library next Thursday!