Take advantage of free online databases
We want to remind you of more than 30 free online databases that you can access from the library’s website at the tab labeled “Online Databases” on the home page. The databases are listed in alphabetical order.
Learning a new language, or want a refresher on one you used to know? Transparent Language is great for that. You can create a quick profile to keep track of lessons you have completed. Depending on the language selected – there are more than 100 to choose from – you’ll find different resources within this database. Another excellent educational resource is Universal Class. Here you will see a wide variety of online personal and professional classes that are taught by real teachers. Other databases cover myriad subjects like ancestry, auto repair, encyclopedias, business, consumer information, environmental topics, legal and medical guides, newspapers and more. We hope you find them useful.
Request for volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to help us with CD cleaning, taking our recyclables away, beautifying the library by straightening shelves and dusting the top of audio books, as well as helping with adult programs. If you are interested, please phone us at 264-2208 or come into the library to express your interest. We look forward to welcoming you to our library volunteer family.
Activities calendars available
To be sure you don’t miss any of the free activities available to you and your families at your library, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month. There are three versions – kids, tweens/teens and adults.
New tween gaming
By popular request, we’ll host a new gaming session just for tweens from 4-5:30 p.m. today (Thursday, September 8). Fourth-eighth graders can enjoy X-box 360 Kinect, Wii and snacks.
New open play for youngsters
Every Thursday from 10-11 a.m., a new Open Play session for ages five and under provides fun toys, puppets, puzzles and more for an hour of open playtime. Youngsters can socialize, pretend, play and pick up a few books while they are here.
Free all-ages movie tomorrow
Join us tomorrow (Friday, September 9) from 2-3:30 p.m. to enjoy a PG movie with your friends and family. Our contract does not allow us to name the film in the media, but you can learn the name in the activities calendars.
Free Lego Club Saturday
Lego Club for kids six-13 years is 11-noon on Saturday, September 10.
Free teen bookclub
Next Wednesday, September 14 from 4-5 p.m. seventh-12th graders will discuss “The Mark of a Thief,” which has been nominated for the Teen Top Ten booklist by teens across the country.
Free book club for adults
Our adult book club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. to discuss alternating fiction and nonfiction titles. On September 13 we will discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” a nonfiction book by Rebecca Skloot. If you need a copy, please let us know. No registration required.
Free tech sessions
Rachael is available for Tech Tuesday sessions 10-noon. Drop in with your technology questions. Note no Tech Thursdays for the next several months because there will be sessions at the Community Center on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please let Rachael know what technology classes you would like to have taught in the future.
Free teen gaming
Teen gaming happens Tuesdays from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for teen gaming fans in the 7th-12th grades. Enjoy X-box 360 Kinect, Wii and snacks.
Teen advisory board
Next Thursday, September 15, the teen advisory board meets from 4-5 p.m. Bring your fun and innovative ideas to help us plan teen programs. Share an idea to pick out a free book.
Free kids storytime
Every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m., join Michael for great stories, fun songs and plenty of reasons to get up and move. This is an excellent way for kids of all ages to have fun while building the skills they need to become independent readers.
Free baby storytime
Every Saturday from 9:05 to 9:25 a.m., join Michael for a short session of stories, songs and fingerplays for you and your little ones. Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills into everyday family life.
Free toddler storytime
Every Saturday from 9:30 – 10 a.m., join Michael for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays with open play afterwards. Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills into everyday family life.
“Fatal Pursuit” by Martin Walker is a Bruno, chief of police, novel. “Die like an Eagle” by Donna Andrews is a Meg Langslow mystery. “Falling” by Jane Green is a romance. “Harmony” by Carolyn Parkhurst features a self-styled child behavior guru. “White Bone” by Ridley Pearson is an adventure featuring ex-military partners. “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware is a mystery set on a luxury cruise. “Sunday Kind of Love” by Dorothy Garlock is a romantic mystery.
Cookbooks and health
“The Hungry Fan’s Game Day Cookbook” by Diana Falk contains 165 recipes for eating, drinking and watching sports. “Rise & Shine” by nutritionist Kathy Morford provides 75 breakfast recipes for busy mornings. “The Magic of Broths” by Nick Sandler describes 60 recipes for bone broths. “Mason Jar Nation” by Joann Moser offers 50 creative projects in the garden, kitchen and elsewhere using Mason jars. “Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong Everything?” by Timothy Caulfield explores how celebrities sell us health and beauty products. “Staying Sharp for Dummies” offers ways to maintain and improve your brain’s health. “The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution” by Lynn Rossy provides strategies to help you end overeating and satisfy your hunger. “It’s All Easy” by Gwyneth Paltrow provides more than 130 weekday recipes for the super-busy home cook.
Mysteries and thrillers
“The One Man” by Andrew Gross is an historical thriller set in Poland and Washington, D.C. in 1944. “Damaged” by Lisa Scottoline is a Mary DiNunzio mystery. “Curious Minds” by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton is part of a new thriller series.
Free downloadable e-books
Current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books are being added regularly to our 3M Cloud Library. Access these e-books by clicking on the 3M Cloud Library icon on the home page of our website. While there, browse through a multitude of other adult, juvenile and children’s books, both bestsellers and classics in many genres.
Free downloadable films
For your viewing pleasure, we have purchased IndieFlix, a streaming movie service that gives you unlimited access to more than 7,500 award-winning and popular independent shorts, feature films and documentaries from more than 50 countries – on your device, PC or Mac, with no apps needed. Access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on the library’s website. Use “Quick Pick,” the discovery tool that lets you sample movies like you would music.
Free programmed Nooks
We have nine Nooks and three tablets programmed for your e-reading pleasure. The eight adult content e-readers contain either fiction or nonfiction bestsellers. The four youth e-readers contain books for children, juniors and young adults.
Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Vivian DeYoung, Joe Bauman
and several anonymous donors. For their generous donations, we are grateful to Walter and Barbara Wright as well as Sheila Rogers.
“I graduated from the City College of New York 52 years ago. They were glad to see me go, with my 2.0 average, hoping the Army could do something with me. I am now considered one of the greatest sons of City College and they name things after me. So it doesn’t matter where you start in life but where you finish and, along the way, whether you do something that you love and enjoy doing.” – Colin Powell, four-star general and 65th U.S. Secretary of State.