The library was recently awarded a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for the purchase of 2 Nook eReaders for the children’s area. The grant also included funding for 25 eStories by exciting new children’s authors. The stories are high interest but with a little easier vocabulary. All levels of readers will enjoy using the Nooks, but reluctant readers will find it easy to read and it is in a very modern format. Each of the devices have different stories loaded onto them, and the checkout period is for two weeks. Ask at the front desk for more info. and to see if one is available to check out. — at Central City Public Library.
Tired of your same old relationships? Need something new and exciting? During the entire month of February stop by the library for a mysterious rendezvous. We’d like to fix you up with a blind date (with a book of course); after all we are a library! We’ll select a variety of books, wrap them up in plain brown paper (no peeking) and you won’t know the “identity” of your blind date until you get it home. Will it be fiction or non-fiction, a mystery, biography, or a cookbook? Funny, heart-breaking or informative? Sure, you may be disappointed; then again… you may end up really enjoying something you may not otherwise have chosen for yourself.
Each book will have a “Rate Your Date” slip. If you are so inclined, say whatever you want about your date (even if your date was a dud- don’t worry, its feelings won’t be hurt). With each slip you return, you can enter a drawing to win dinner for two at the Lincoln Manor Steak House in Central City. So, be sure to stop by the library anytime between February 1 and 28. Who knows, you might get lucky; if not in love then perhaps in literature?
Jane Austen’s novel “Pride and Prejudice” turns 200 this month. Find some interesting tidbits about the novel here!http://quirkbooks.com/post/not-bad-trunk-novel-quick-history-pride-prejudice
Get your woodcarving knives out and get ready to do some carving & chatting! “Woodcarvers Get-Togethers” will be held at the library on the 2nd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm (beginning February 12). — at Central City Public Library.
Find out more at “Booklist Online”
It’s that time of year again- the seed catalogs have arrived! Luddene Perry’s “Gardening Throughout The Year” classes will begin on Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the library. The first class will be about the ins and outs of adding fruit trees to your garden. It will cover: appropriate varieties, the right root stock, site preparation, proper planting techniques and pest control. Everyone is welcome- no class fees. — at Central City Public Library.
See more about Victor Hugo’s Paris at Smithsonian.com’s link above. Please call (946-2512) if you would like to be put on reserve for Hugo’s “Les Miserables” book.