Archive for October, 2012

New Adult Fiction:  “Red Rain” by R. L. Stine (yes, it is an adult book);  “A Wanted Man: a Reacher Novel” by Lee Child;  “Severe Clear: a Stone Barrington Novel” by Stuart Woods;  “Sweet Talk” by Julie Garwood;  “The Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers;  “Finding Casey” by Jo-Ann Mapson;  “Delusion in Death” by J. D. Robb;  “Invisible Murder” (a translation from Danish) by Lene Kaaberbol;  “NYPD Red” by James Patterson;  “Trickster’s Point” by William Kent Krueger;  “Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now” by Margaret Coel;  “One Last Thing Before I Go” by Jonathan Tropper;  “Robert B. Parker’s Fool Me Twice” by Michael Brandman;  and “San Miguel” by T. Coraghessan Boyle.

More movies at the library:  >Arthur’s Missing Pals;  >Barbie Fairytopia;  >Sitting Ducks – Season 1;  >Country Line Dance Party;  >Mutiny on the Bounty;  >Sound of Music;  >Bug-A-Boo;  >Cars;  >Charlie and the Chocolate Factory;  >Pearl Diver;  and >Ice Road Truckers.

On the calendar for the next couple of weeks:  Oct. 31st, the Children’s Halloween Parade starts at the library at 4:00 p.m.  Nov. 8 at 7:00 p.m. is a slide show program by Cody Simms, who has been in Australia for a few months, sponsored by the Highpoint Shutter Bugs Photography Club.

Also, on Nov. 8 is The Floral Fun Class provided by WNCC.   The presenter is Dawn Mooser.  The class includes learning design and care of arrangements, preparing flowers, non-traditional ways with traditional flowers and how to make beautiful bows.  The class will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the library and the cost is $30.00.  Please sign-up at the Chamber Office on Chestnut Street.

Children’s Story Time themes for November are:  Nov. 7 – The Reading Corner;  Nov. 14 – Food, Glorious Food!;  Nov. 21 – Thanksgiving;  Nov. 20 – “All Aboard!  10:30 on Wednesday mornings. 

Halloween is Oct. 31 and the children will be coming to the library for treats.  Leta has Halloween stories and activities lined up on the same day at 10:30 A.M.  The children may wear their costumes if they want. 

November 8 is a Floral Fun Class through WNCC for anyone.  The presenter is Dawn Mooser.  The class includes learning design and care of arrangements, preparing flowers, non-traditional ways with traditional flowers and how to make beautiful bows.  The class will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the library and the cost is $30.00.  Please sign-up at the Chamber Office on Chestnut Street.

The Photography Club has exciting plans in November also, so watch for details.

On top of being a busy place for the use of the computers and checking out new books, the library is used for a variety of educational and civic organization meetings.  Weight Watchers is up and running again and meet every Thursday at 5:30 with weigh-ins beginning at 5:00.  K-Fact meets here and a regular weekly bible study, both on Wednesdays. 

The Kimball Area Foundation generally meets here also, meetings have been scheduled to fit the members attending.   

The Plains Genealogical Society meet here on the 4 Thursday of each month.  Members are available to help with family research.  They have many items of interest on families and history of Kimball County. 

The Photography Club has been meeting here and encourage anyone to attend and share and learn.  They usually meet on the 2nd Thursday of the Month at 6:00.  But will have special programs and times in November and December.

The Chamber of Commerce has been working with WNCC to provide learning opportunities for the Kimball Area.  So far, all of these have been using the library.

 

National Friends of the Library Week is Oct. 21-27, 2012.  The Friends have the on-going books sale with their annual sale on Farmer’s Day each year.  This past sale was very successful.  They also provide an interesting and educational program in a variety of subjects each April.  Membership is always open and is only $5.00 per year.  The Friends have also supported many projects for the library through the past years.  Their library support is deeply appreciated – so a big Thank you to all of them.

News for Overdrive users:  Last week, Adobe officially released Digital Editions 2.0. It’s a new version of the software patrons use to read eBooks on their computers and transfer eBooks to eReaders like the NOOK. ADE 2.0 comes with a bunch of improvements and changes you should know about.  Also, borrowing eBooks and audiobooks from the library just got a whole lot easier for users of the NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™. Last week, Barnes & Noble added the OverDrive Media Console app to the NOOK Apps™ storefront.  Visit the NOOK Apps storefront to install the free OverDrive Media Console app. The app enables users to locate a library, browse or search their eBook and MP3 audiobook collection and, after entering a valid library card,  check out and download the title for a lending period of one to three weeks.

Teen Read week is this week, Oct. 14-20, and Leta has projects each day for the teens to enjoy when they visit us.  Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).  Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce.  Please encourage any teens you know to read for fun.  We have a display of recommended and best-selling books for teens.  We have added #2-#5 volumes of the Game of Thrones series that is popular with teens and adults, and a 4 volume set of N.E.R.D.S.  More Young Adult books will be arriving soon.

Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms – books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more – and become regular library users.”  “Teens have more activities to fill their free time than ever”… – said Rick Meyer, Robey Memorial Library director. “It’s important that we show them that reading is something that’s fun and relaxing that they can do for free. And that reading for fun can translate into better performance at school.”  http://www.waukonstandard.com/main.asp?

Teen Read Week started in 1998.  Libraries across the world celebrate Teen Read Week with a variety of special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials.  Again, research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce. (From the YALSA website.)  Parents and grandparents can encourage the teens to come to the public and high school libraries and get some good books to read. 

The book display for teens is still out on the table.  Adults are picking up some of them too.

>>“When Johnny Came Marching Home” by William Heffernam;  “In sunlight and In Shadow” by Mark Helprin;  “Postcards From the Dead” by Laura Childs;  “Jewels of Paradise” by Donna Leon;  “Live by Night” by Dennis Lehane;  “What the Cat Saw” by Carolyn G. Hart; “Dick Franceis’s Bloodline” by Felix Francis;  “The Chocolate Moose Motive” by Joanna Carl;  “The Daughter She Used To Be” by Rosalind Noonan;  “The Next Best Thing” by Jennifer Weiner;  “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich;  “Goldberg Variations” by Susan Isaacs;  and “The Casual Vacancy” by J. K. Rowling.

>>“Red Rain” by R. L. Stine (yes, it is an adult book);  “A Wanted Man: a Reacher Novel” by Lee Child;  “Severe Clear: a Stone Barrington Novel” by Stuart Woods;  “Sweet Talk” by Julie Garwood;  “The Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers;  “Finding Casey” by Jo-Ann Mapson;  “Delusion in Death” by J. D. Robb;  “Invisible Murder” (a translation from Danish) by Lene Kaaberbol;  “NYPD Red” by James Patterson;  “Trickster’s Point” by William Kent Krueger;  “Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now” by Margaret Coel;  “One Last Thing Before I Go” by Jonathan Tropper;  “Robert B. Parker’s Fool Me Twice” by Michael Brandman;  and “San Miguel” by T. Coraghessan Boyle.

>>“The Twelve” by Justin Cronin;  “The Panther” by Nelson DeMille;  “Golden Dawn” by Thomas Kostigen;  “People of the black Sun” by Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear;  “The Bone Bed” by Patricia Cornwell;  “The Far Side of the Sky” by Daniel Kalla;  “The Toombs” by Clive Cussler & Thomas Perry; and “Zoo” by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.

There is also a new collection of DVD’s on hand.  This collection is a rotating collection  through the Panhandle Library System.  Some of the titles are:  >“Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring”;  >“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”;  >“Finding Neverland”;  >“Water Horse – Legend of the Deep”;  >“1000 Places to See Before You Die”;

>BeoWulf & Grendel;  >Curious Case of Benjamin Button;  >Departed;  >Hot Shots;  >Milk;  >One Special Night;  >Raging Bull;  >All About Cowboys for Kids;  >Spellbound;  >Arthur’s Missing Pals;  >Barbie Fairytopia;  >Sitting Ducks – Season 1;  >Country Line Dance Party;  >Mutiny on the Bounty;  >Sound of Music;  >Bug-A-Boo;  >Cars;  >Charlie and the Chocolate Factory;  >Pearl Diver;  and >Ice Road Truckers.

“Isaac’s Army: a Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-occupied Poland” by Matthew Brzezinski;  “The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined” by Salman Khan (internet in education);  “Believe: My Faith and the Tackle That Changed My Life” by Eric LeGrand;  “Luck Or Something Like It” by Kenny Rogers.

“Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London” by Nigel H. Jones.  Lots more coming this monthe