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Teddy Bear Picnic

                                     

Bring your favorite teddy bear or other fluffy friend to an indoor picnic!  On Tuesday March 12 at 1:30pm, Mrs. B will have the storytime room set up as a lovely spring meadow - with no ants!  Ongoing registration is underway, so if you are a preschooler age 3 and up, join us by signing up soon!  We will have stories, songs, and of course, snacks!

Weed 'em and reap!

Happy Spring!  Time for our Garden Rockers to sign up and start planning this year's children's garden.  Please call 634-4997 x 121 to register over the phone or come on in and tell us your 2nd - 5th grader's info to register in person.  Meetings start in March and we plan to have a Garden Tea Party at a date to be determined to celebrate our work.  Won't you join us?

New DVD Releases for March 2nd

We have two new titles for Saturday, March 2nd.  They are:

Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley)

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

New Mysteries March 2013

Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride
Bad Blood by Dana Stabenow
A Medal for Murder by Frances Brody
In the Darkness by Karin Fossum
Scent to Kill by Chrystie Fiedler
The Woman Who Wouldn't Die by Colin Cotterill
The Golden Calf by Helene Tursten
Shatter the Bones by Stuart MacBride
Out of Circulation by Miranda James
To Brie or Not to Brie by Avery Aames
Cat Trick by Sofie Kelly
Disciple of Las Vegas by Ian Hamilton
Stakeout by Parnell Hall
Brooklyn Bones by Triss Stein
Domestic Malice Mystery by Donald Bain
Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier
Holy Smoke by Frederick Ramsay

Beyond Books - The Oscars Redux

The Oscars have come and gone and, has been the case in the past, there have been mixed reviews on the telecast.  Some thought it was cutting edge humor.  Still others saw it as tasteless.  The producers, in my opinion, were trying to entice a younger audience to start watching this program, which, typically, tends to skew older demographically.  Whatever your opinion is on the telecast we can all agree that, as usual, it was way too long.

As to our own "can you guess the winner's contest".....we had one patron (out of 66 entries) who guessed all five winners correctly.  Kudos to our patron Joyce Loew.  Joyce won first prize of a new DVD of her own choosing.  We had seven patrons who guessed four categories correctly.  These patrons will have the opportunity to pick a new CD from a group of titles I have selected. 

Here are the DVD release dates of the other best picture nominees:

New Music Program

                       

Join Mrs. B with your walker up to age 2 for a fun musical laptime program.  Each session will include songs, rhymes and dancing! These registered programs are offered at 1:30pm on Tuesdays two times a month in March, April and May in the Storytime Room.  Sign-up for the March 5 & 19 sessions begins tomorrow, February 26.  April's sessions will be on the 2nd and 16th with registration on March 26.  Sign-up for our May 7th & 21st sessions starts April 30.  Hope to see you soon!

A Rose in Winter

Pink Rugosa roseO dreary February!  Much as I love winter, this is my least favorite month.  Winter is a ragged ruin of its old self.  Once-pristine snows are sooty piles of unmelting slush, paired with icy fogs, freezing temperatures, and the occasional "wintry mix."  At times it feels like spring-- so close!-- will never arrive to make the cold, wet dirt bloom.  But then I notice the rugosa rose by my back door.  It's flowered faithfully since the first year I planted it.  Every day I see its tiny, hopeful buds, and I can hope for spring because my rose does.  Today, I have another hopeful rose in mind.  It's in one of my favorite fairy tales, about a cursed prince, a brave girl, and a magical rose that blooms in bleakest winter. Can you guess which tale I mean?

Getting Library E-Books Just Got Easier!

If you have an ereader that has a web browser (any tablet such as Kindle Fire or the Nook tablet), getting library e-books just got easier! 

It takes only a few seconds to find a title and start reading. Accessing any borrowed title from your Bookshelf only requires a few clicks or taps.

eBooks: Click Borrow then Go to Bookshelf (you may be prompted to sign in) to read the title in your browser or download. If you want additional borrowing options, select a different format from the Bookshelf on your Account page.

Additional formats (your library may offer audiobooks, video, or music): Select the title you want, click (or tap) Borrow, then download it from your Bookshelf.

New DVD Releases for February 19th

We have four new titles for Tuesday, February 19th.  They are:

Argo

End of Watch (Jake Gyllenhaal)

Fun Size (Chelsea Handler)

Sinister (Ethan Hawke)

Better Than Google--I Still Believe

I recently had a conversation with one of our database representatives.  We were discussing the disappointing usage of his product.  Why was it not getting more use?  The rep offered to send me posters and bookmarks, offered to come in and do a demonstration for the staff, and even for the public.  I declined all these kind enticements because, frankly, it would be a waste of time.  Much as I hate to admit it, our databases are mostly under utilized.  This has nothing to do with the quality of the databases, their ease of use, or the spectacular information they contain.  The sad and unsurprising fact is that people eschew the databases to simply "google it".  People google everything and who can blame them?  As a librarian, I find this frustrating and understandable.  A google search is the fastest and easiest way to find information, no question.  But does fast and easy necessarily translate to accurate and reliable?  Heck, no!

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