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Music in the Library!

Hey, come to the meeting room on Thursday, Feb. 21 to play your favorite music video games. We’ll have Just Dance, Nick Dance 2 (to see if it’s better than Just Dance), Rock Band and music notesSingStar Pop. We may even create something for YouTube! Come play or listen and enjoy! We start at 4 pm. 

February is Black History Month!

picture of black familyCome and celebrate with us this month! We have a special movie time on Wed. Feb. 20 at 3 pm for all ages. On Monday Feb. 25 at 7 pm, there's a special family time with iPad activities. Finally, on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 4 pm, we have an Internet scavenger hunt for the teens. There's a lot to enjoy and we look forward to seeing you!

Turn Coat

I’m still reading through the Dresden Files series. Although these are not traditional mysteries, they are a lot cover of bookof fun. I'm reading the 11th in the series, Turn Coat. In this one, Chicago wizard detective Harry Dresden finds Morgan, a fellow wizard, asking for his help. There has been a great deal of conflict between these two even after Harry was asked to join the magic-governing White Council.

One of the White Council leaders was murdered and Morgan has been framed for it. If Morgan didn’t do it, then another respected wizard is responsible and Harry has to search for the traitor. With the help of his vampire and werewolf allies and with his sarcastic wit, Harry is up for the job.

iPad Storytime!

app image for princess and the peafox and crow app imageFor the Bring Your Child to the Library Day, Miss Nora used the iPad for some of the stories and activities. She read Three Pigs, Fox and the Crow, and  The Princess and the Frog.  If you liked them you can get them for your device. Or come in and check out an iPad with your library card to use in the library for 2 hours. These apps are all free or free with advertising. 

Take Your Child to the Library Day!

kids and parents doing crafts togetherWe're planning lots of fun for our first Take Your Child to the Library Day. Join us this Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 am to 1 pm. We'll have a tour of the library, storytime, and family activities. Come and join the fun!

White House Chef mysteries

picture of white hosueI went in search of some new mysteries to tell you about. On the shelf I found, Hail to the Chef by Julie Hyzy. This looks like a fun cozy mystery featuring Ollie Paras, the chef at the White House. In this one, the second in the series, Ollie has to investigate two deaths in the White House, while planning a holiday meal.

We have an App for that!

Ms. Nora is doing something new at Toddler Storytime. Every first Tuesday, in addition to the awesome stories she tells, there will be iPad activities.  Sometimes, these will be activities for the parents and children to do together. Sometimes, the stories will come from the iPad. Either way, it’s a new way to bring stories and reading to our children.  If you enjoy the apps that are used, you can get them for your own iPad.  Or come in and check out an iPad with your library card to use in the library for 2 hours. Toddler time is every Tuesday at 10:30 am in our meeting room. See you there!abc go app picture

Best of 2012

Every year, Library Journal magazine chooses the best genre fiction of the year. Here are their choices for Best Mystery of 2012.
Box, CJ   Force of Nature: A Joe Picket t Novel.  This series has been running for a long time, but LJ ccover of A Fatal Winteralled this a “stunningly fresh entry.”

Magazine Cancellations

picture of magazinesDue to budget cuts, we will be cancelling some of our magazine subscriptions in 2013. . Unfortunately the cost of magazine subscriptions has gone up, while our budget remains the same. Thirty subscriptions all together had to be cancelled. If you don't see your favorite magazine, please check with our staff. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes to our customers.  

Brand New!

If you’ve used our computers lately, you may have noticed a change. We replaced all of our computers with brand new ones. The new computers use Windows 7 so things look a little different on the desktop. If you need help with the new system, please ask for help and we’ll be glad to assist. picture of a computer

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