Friday, November 23, 2012

Novel T's Book Club

The Novel T's are discussing Wild on November 27 @ 6:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room.           Don't be shy...feel free to join us.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Spoiler Alert: It ends with the Library being closed

Just a reminder that the Library is closed for the next 4 days:

Thursday when everyone will be stuffing themselves on Thanksgiving dinner,
Friday when far too many people will be stuffing themselves into very crowded stores, Saturday when people will be stuffing themselves on left-overs, and
Sunday when people will realize they can now hardly stuff themselves into their clothes.

See you again on Monday, November 26. The doors open at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Elephants in the Library

OK, well not exactly in the library, but on on wildlife rescue and rehabilitation preserve in Kenya. One of our Library Board members has fostered two elephant orphans on behalf of the Literacy Services and Youth Services. She is also fostering one for herself. This allows the preserve to nurture the babies until they're able to go back into the wild to rear families of their own.

Stay tuned for pictures and more information on these two (large) bundles of joy named Lemoyian and Barsilinga.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

'Tis the Season

We're approaching the holiday season where back-to-back holidays consume our energy and time (not to mention expanding our waistlines). We at the library also like to celebrate various traditions. We have book collections in Youth Services devoted specifically to different holidays. Right now, Thanksgiving books are a super-hot commodity. On the adult/teen side of the library, various cookbooks and decorating books are devoted to the holiday season. Now if zombies are your year-round idea of a holiday thing, we can accommodate that too. And zombie hoard threats not-withstanding, have fun out there.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Extreme Weather

 Did you know that tsunamis and tidal waves are not the same thing? Regardless, would you know what to do in the event of a hurricane, like Hurricane Sandy that just slammed the East Coast, or a flash flood, earthquake, tornado or tsunami? Whether you believe in global warming or not, it sure seems like the weather is more extreme lately. Storms like Sandy are called "the storm of the century." Earthquakes are doing more damage. Winter comes earlier. Extreme Weather by Bonnie Schneider, a meteorologist for CNN and HLN, teams up with experts from FEMA and NOAA to talk about the phenomenon of extreme weather and how to be more prepared to survive in the event you encounter it. She describes the science, adds a big dollop of first-hand survivor accounts, and goes on to give tips on how to beat the odds in the event of a catastrophe. Given that the "big one" is only a matter of when, not if, in Southern California, this book is worth the read. The call number is 613.6 SCH and is currently shelved with the new books in the library lobby.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Closed for the Holidays

We are lucky to have a dedicated following of library users in our community so it's always disppointing when such a go-to place isn't open. So you don't make a trip to locked doors, here's advance warning for closures in November.

Veteran's Day:  Monday, November 12

Thanksgiving:    Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 22, 23, 24