Tuesday, February 27, 2007

New DVDs

New DVDs at the Library include The Black Dahlia, Gridiron Gang, Elizabeth I, Broken Bridges, Flicka, Open Season, Love's Abiding Joy, Flyboys, and Running with Scissors. Any of these titles may be put on Hold using your library card barcode and PIN numbers, or stop by to fill out our new Circle the Video sheet.

79th Academy Awards

In case you couldn't stay up to watch the whole show - yes, it actually did end! - go to the Academy's official website to check out the winners.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

New Fiction

Some of the new fiction titles that have been added to our shelves this week are: High Profile, Robert B. Parker; Irish Linen, Andrew Greeley; Step on a Crack, James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge; Sisters, Danielle Steel; Past Perfect, Susan Isaacs; Family Tree, Barbara Delinsky; Ten Days in the Hills, Jane Smiley; and Free Fall, Fern Michaels. Use your library card barcode and PIN numbers to place an OWWL Hold online, or call us and we'll place the Holds for you.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Upcoming Black History Program

To celebrate Black History Month, the Library will be hosting an Underground Railroad roundtable at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28th. There are many fascinating legends and stories about railroad activities in our area. If you've researched the subject, please come to share with us; if you'd like to learn more about the underground, come to learn with us. Sun & Record columnist Brooks Tenney will be participating in the conversation, as will Patricia Johns, whose Masters thesis included research on the topic. Mark your calendars now!

Meanwhile, check out the Biography website for more information on Black History Month.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Saturday, February 17, 2007

We're Open

We are so happy to be open again! Christina, Pauline, and Donna opened the doors at 10 a.m., and I'm sure there has been a crowd streaming through. Thanks for your patience while we were closed, and remember that some of the roads are still quite icy - please continue to be careful out there.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Library Closed

Because of the snowstorm and the horrendous condition of the roads, the Sodus Central Schools and the Sodus Free Library are closed again today. We are hoping that this afternoon will bring some clearing and that we'll be able to open tomorrow.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Weather Still Not Cooperating

The Library will be closed again today because of the weather. Fines do not accumulate when we are closed, so please don't get out to return things in the bookdrop. Stay inside where it's warm and safe, and we'll hope to see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Library Closed

The Library will be closed today because of the storm. Stay inside and curl up with a good book!

On these snowy and blustery days, remember to check for school closings before you head out for the Library; we are closed when the Sodus Central School District closes.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

No February Friends Meeting

The February meeting of the Friends of the Sodus Free Library has been canceled. The next meeting will be the group's annual meeting at 4 p.m. on March 15th.

Presidents' Day Closing

The Library will be closed Monday, February 19th, in honor of Presidents' Day.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

3 Apples Book Award Winner Announced

The 2007 3 Apples Book Award goes to Charlotte's Web, written by E. B. White, and illustrated by Garth Williams.

This New York State Children's Choice Award will be co-sponsored annually by the Youth Services and School Library Media Sections of the New York Library Association. Nominations for the 2008 awards - a second category is being added for teens - will begin on March 1, 2007.

If you've never read Charlotte's Web, be sure to add it to your list of "Must Reads." You're never too old to read a great children's book!


Congratulations to our colleagues at the Ontario Public Library, whose team placed first in the adult division at today's 8th Annual Wayne County Rotary Spelling Bee. The ten Rotary Clubs in Wayne County sponsored this morning's event at Eastview Mall as part of their program to call attention to illiteracy and to raise money for adult education services within the County.

The Palmyra-Macedon Rotary homepage states, "Illiteracy costs our nation's businesses and taxpayers approximately $20 billion per year. In Wayne County alone, the local Literacy Volunteer affiliate tells us there are as many as 28,000 long term residents, one in nine, who cannot read or write well enough to function on the job."

Kudos to the Ontario team, Ruth Schutt, Michele Goodenough, and Kris Moeller, for their dedication to supporting literacy, both in and out of their library.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Chocolate Sale Starts Today

Remember: The Friends of the Library's great chocolate sale started today, and the wonderful smell of chocolate is definitely in the air. Make time to stop by to purchase Valentine goodies for your loved ones, and help the Library at the same time.

Here are two of the three tables laden with all kinds of yummy cakes, breads, fudge, brownies, and candy donations.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Library Closing

It's too cold out there even for this guy!

When the Sodus Central Schools close due to extreme weather, the Sodus Free Library is also closed. Please stay inside where it's warm and cozy, and we'll look forward to seeing you at the Library tomorrow (unless we get the foot of snow one meteorologist predicted and the schools are closed again!).

Friday, February 02, 2007

Early Spring On The Way?

This is today's news from groundhog.org

"Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/07 at 7:28 a.m. at Gobbler's Knob:

El Nino has caused high winds, heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures in the west.
Here in the East with much mild winter weather we have been blessed.

Global warming has caused a great debate.
This mild winter makes it seem just great.

On this Groundhog Day we think of one thing.
Will we have winter or will we have spring?

On Gobbler's Knob I see no shadow today.
I predict that early spring is on the way."