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This new section of our website will feature regular answer to all your questions, concerns and comments. Have something you'd like addressed? Click here to submit.

Check back here regularly for responses from our director, Mitch Freedman.

No Family Game Night

Family Game Night originally scheduled for Friday, January 8th will be held on Friday, January 15th.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you next week!

Fall Newsletter

Better Than Google

Just in time for school, I am delighted to introduce our new database Bloom's Literature, but you don't have to be a student to love it.  Anyone who has an interest in literature will find much to explore on this wonderful resource.  Containing more than 20,000 critical essays from journals and books, you will also find more than 13,000 biographies, 5,000 synopses of literary works and hundreds of images and videos.

Paper Circuits on 8/26 is Canceled

Please take note that the craft program, Paper Circuits on Tuesday evening, August 26 is canceled.

...well, okay - THIS would bother us....

...but when someone timidly approaches the children's desk and whispers "I'm sorry to bother you, but I have a question", please know -- it's really not a bother! We may look too busy at first glance, but we generally bring work to the desk in case we have a quiet moment when a patron doesn't need help. Although our duties include collection development, planning and implementing programs, scheduling room use, weeding, etc., all those other tasks can be done when we're elsewhere.  So please don't hesitate to come on over and ask for what you need if we haven't asked you first!  After all, we're here for you and your families!

New DVD Releases August 19th

We have seven new titles for Tuesday, August 19th. They are:

Amazing Spider-Man 2

Boardwalk Empire: Season 4

Fading Gigolo (Woody Allen)

Good Wife: Season 5

Mindy Project: Season 2

Parenthood: Season 5

Only Lovers Left Alive: A Vampire Love Story

Personal Digital Archiving

Last Friday I hosted an introductory class on the topic of Personal Digital Archiving.  The Library of Congress has been the leader in this burgeoning movement, so we started by watching a film by them which I am embedding below. As the use of technology for taking photographs, videos, etc. becomes more prevalent, it is important to begin to think seriously about how we will save and preserve those "born digital" memories.  In addition, many people who came to the class were interested in scanning their photographs and creating new digital images.  We discussed both of these scenarios and outlined the basic 4 steps to consider when beginning a personal digital archiving project:
1. Identify what you want to save
2. Decide what is most important to save
3. Organize your collection
4. Backup copies in different places

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NEW LARGE PRINT FOR AUGUST 2014

Fiction

The Forsaken by Ace Atkins

Support and Defend by Tom Clancy

Fast Track by Julie Garwood

The Cursed by Heather Graham

Top Secret by W.E.B Griffin

Summer People by Elin Hilderbrand

The Director by David Ignatius

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Family Life by Akhil Sharma

The Heist by Daniel Silva

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Days of Rage by Brad Taylor

The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs

The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams

Cut and Thrust by Stuart Woods

 

Non Fiction             

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

John Wayne by Scott Eyman

Haatchi & Little B: The Inspiring True Story of One Boy and His Dog by Wendy Holden

What's Cooking?: Summer's Bounty

The best thing about summer is the beautiful produce in full bloom.  I love going to the markets to see and smell the variety of fruits and vegetables in season.  I especially hunt for a favorite of mine - those Rainier cherries.  As I gaze greedily along the aisles my “eyes become bigger than my stomach”.  I want to try all this fresh luscious bounty knowing I would not be able to eat it all.

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