Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed Friday, April 2nd, Saturday, April 3rd, and Sunday, April 4th, for the Easter weekend.

As always, our OWWL catalog and OWWL2go downloadable audiobooks and ebooks are available 24/7.

Homer's Odyssey Discussion Thursday

I hope to see you at tomorrow's program, the second in our Classics series. We meet at noon for a discussion of The Odyssey.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Book Club Meets Thursday

Haven't read this month's selection yet? No problem - it's a novella, and a very quick read. We have extra copies available for you thanks to a book discussion kit from Pioneer Library System. Stop by, pick up a copy, and enjoy this light-hearted title; then join us at noon on Thursday, March 25th, for a discussion that's guaranteed to be fun.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Click here for interesting facts about the holiday from the History Channel.

"May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire."
~ Irish Blessing

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Classics Series Starts Thursday

Enjoy the classics without the stress of tests or term papers!

Victor Harris will introduce each selection with a brief overview lecture of approximately thirty minutes before opening the floor to questions and comments. The sessions are scheduled at noon at two week intervals to allow everyone time to complete the reading and to allow for any adjustments in the event of inclement weather. The titles to be covered are

March 18 - The Illiad by Homer
April 1 - The Odyssey by Homer
April 15 - The Aeneid by Virgil
April 29 - Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
May 13 - Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert

No prior knowledge or background is assumed, though participants are encouraged to read the selections; however, it is not mandatory. Harris shares that in previous programs, some attendees have found that they enjoyed reading the books after attending his programs. Either way, we hope you will join us. All titles are available for OWWL holds (Harris prefers the verse editions over the prose translations for Homer and Virgil, and highly recommends the 2003 Edith Grossman translation of Don Quixote).

No registration is required for this free series. The only requirement is enthusiasm for learning about these time-honored works in the great Western literary tradition. I hope to see you there! (Snacks and lunches are allowed.)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Spring is definitely on the way! Our Friends are sponsoring their first Books-Sandwiched-In of the year next Tuesday, March 16th. The luncheon begins at noon, followed by Orchids 101 presented by Master Gardener Lynda Parmelee. Reservations are required; $3 covers everything. Call us at 483-9292 to reserve your space.

The luncheon will be followed by the Friends monthly and annual meetings. Come join us - we're positively Friends!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Library Board Meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Library's Board of Trustees will be held at 4:15 p.m. this Thursday, March 11th, in our meeting room. Board meetings are open to the public.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Library Snapshot Day

Thanks to all who let me take pictures during our recent Library Snapshot Day. We had 194 people through the door on that day, and checked out 345 items. Fifty people used our public computers and our Online Public Access Catalog, and seven accessed our Wi-Fi with their laptops. Thanks, too, to everyone who signed our "Libraries Are Essential" petition; your points will be given to our legislators on Library Lobby Day tomorrow. Your signatures were appreciated, and your comments were gratifying. Here are a few of the ways you used our library on February 16th.