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COFFEE CORNER

Come to the library on Friday at 9:00 a.m. for Coffee Corner. Kay will be here with coffee, cookies and conversation!
Feel free to browse magazines, books, or movies to check out.  Remember we now offer 7 day check out for magazines and movies.  We have a wide selection with something for everyone!

STORY TIME

Please join us for story time this Friday April 27th at 10:00 a.m. Daycares and Preschools are welcome!
Our Guest Reader will have treats and stickers for children in attendance.

Grant for New Books

GREAT NEWS! I received a check for $1000.00 today from the Betsy Mulliken Library Memorial Fund. This grant is to purchase books specifically by and/or about women. We are so grateful for this and I am excited to place the order!

February is Black History Month

Interesting Facts About Black History Month:

Started with a Fraternity
Of all the places for Black History Month to get its start, a college fraternity may seem like a long shot. But that’s just where Black History Month began. Carter Woodson, the son of former slaves and the second black American to receive a degree from Harvard University, urged the Omega Psi Phi fraternity to create Negro History and Literature Week in February. Woodson went on to found the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, through which he provided cities and communities materials for black history activities and events. In the 1970s, amid the Black Power Movement, the association changed Negro History Week to Black History Month.

Month of February Holds Symbolic Meaning
Woodson chose the month of February because both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were born in in that month. Lincoln was the U.S. president who issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and Douglass was a leading abolitionist of his time.

Read more: List of Interesting Facts About Black History Month | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_7257648_list-interesting-black-history-month.html#ixzz1mF0e2xA5

JOIN US!

Coffee Corner this Friday, Feb. 3rd at 9:00 a.m. Stop by for a cup of coffee,
a donut, and some friendly conversation. 🙂

This Week at HPL

Coffee Corner had a great turn out again on Friday, THANK YOU all for coming!

This week our junior book club, The Magic Readers will be meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12th after school. They will be discussing the Golden Sower nominee “The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate” by Jacqueline Kelly. This historical fiction book is set in central Texas in 1899. Eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.
Any 4th-6th graders are welcome to join The Magic Readers.

Welcome to Hooper Public Library!

Did you or anyone in your family receive a Kindle, Nook, I Pad, etc. for Christmas? We now offer Nebraska Overdrive to our patrons. This enables you to borrow books for your e reader at no charge when you are a patron of the Hooper Public Library. Stop in for full details!
We still have a good selection of used books for sale at just 10 for $1.00! We also have used magazines that are FREE, take as many as you would like!
Thank-you to those that donated to our food drive, the items were donated to the Low Income Ministry of Dodge County. LIM serves those in need in a variety of ways and they had recently reported that the need was really growing so we were happy to make our donation to their organization.
Our junior book club The Magic Readers continues to meet once a month or so as their schedules allow. Our adult book club, The Bookenders meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Coffee Corner has been a big success meeting the first Friday of each month. This is offered at 9:00 a.m. with no particular ending time, so stop in for coffee, a roll, some good conversation and of course we encourage you to check out a book or magazine while you’re here.

We will also be getting back to our Toddler/Preschool story time on the last Friday of each month. The next story time will be January 27th at 10:00 a.m. with a special story for Valentine’s Day. Put it on your calendar and plan to attend, Daycares and Preschools are always welcome.

Stop in to see us at the Hooper Public Library anytime, we strive to offer the bestselling book titles as well as listening to our patrons requests as to what they wish to read. We are also in the process of trying to build our DVD collection since VHS tapes are used less and less. If you have DVD’s that you no longer watch and wish to donate them we would be happy to accept them. We are always thankful for donations that help us build our collection.
2011 was a great year at HPL and we have our patrons, Board of Trustees, and Friends of the Library to thank for that. We wish you all the very best and HAPPY READING IN 2012!

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

PLEASE HELP US WITH OUR FOOD/BOOK DRIVE

 

AT THE HOOPER PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

WE ARE COLLECTING NON-PERISHABLE FOODS AND/OR NEW BOOKS TO DONATE TO THE LOW INCOME MINISTRY.

 

PICK UP AN EXTRA ITEM OR TWO AT THE STORE TODAY!

 

IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT TO THE LIBRARY DURING OPEN HOURS YOU CAN DROP IT IN OUR BOOK DROP ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

 

PLEASE JOIN US IN HELPING THOSE LESS FORTUNATE HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS SEASON TOO!

 

 

 

 

‘Tis the SEASON of GIVING!

PLEASE HELP US HELP OTHERS

WE WANT TO FILL THE AREA BENEATH OUR CHRISTMAS TREE WITH NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATIONS AND/OR A NEW BOOK FOR A CHILD.

We will then donate those items to the Low Income Ministry to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

Remember it is the season of GIVING!

Don’t miss story time with Mrs. Claus on Sunday, Dec. 4th at 4:00p.m.

For the adults you can SHOP our Books are Fun display for Christmas gift giving or browse our

USED BOOK SALE—4 FOR $1.00

MAIN STREET CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA!

Don’t miss the Main Street Christmas Extravaganza this Sunday Dec. 4th. Mrs. Claus will be at the library at 4:00 p.m. for story time and she will have rewards for boys and girls that sit nicely for the story. Adults can browse the used book sale and the selection offered for sale from Books Are Fun; there are some great Christmas gift-buying opportunities and sales help get free books for the library. We will also be taking non-perishable food donations to fill the space under our Christmas tree.
Some new titles now available for check out include:
-Longing: Book 3 in the Bailey Flanagan series by Karen Kingsley
-In the Company of Others: Book 2 in the Father Tim series by Jan Karon
-Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson. Does James Patterson really kill off Alex Cross and end this series?
-The Inheritance: Book 4: Final installment of The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
-Tell the kids! The newest DIARY OF A WIMPY KID is here! Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
We are also grateful for these books donated to our collection by ERMAA.
The good caregiver : a one-of-a-kind compassionate resource for anyone caring for an aging loved one
By Robert L. Kane with Jeannine Ouellette: Offers those caring for an aging loved one practical advice to help them cope with the day-to-day challenges they might face.

A Decembered grief : living with loss while others are celebrating
By Harold Ivan Smith: Offers guidance and advice for individuals who are experiencing grief during the holidays from the loss of a loved one, and includes quotes and Scripture.