Thursday, November 02, 2006

November 2006

Story time :

Nursery Rhymes & folktales Nov. 2
Owls & Raccoons Nov. 9
Thanksgiving Nov. 16
Farm Harvest Nov. 30

Evening Storytime will be Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 and Thanksgiving will be the topic.

There will be no story time on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 23, nor on Dec. 21 and Dec. 28. Miss Vicky will be on vacation Nov. 30 and Liz Barker will present the program that day.

A Homeschool Holiday Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday Dec. 12 at 10:30.

Barbara will return to work on Nov. 1. We’re looking forward to having her back at the desk again, as are many patrons.

The library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will be open all other regular November hours .

Construction update. Some delay has occurred because the brick did not arrive in a timely manner and the weather has not been as cooperative as might have been desired. The wall is looking pretty nice and we’re hoping that the ramp will be available again soon - preferably by the designated final date Oct. 31. We regretfully observe that water seepage in the basement has not been alleviated. In the meantime, on the east side of the building, the concrete supporting the railing has cracked, creating a somewhat dangerous situation which we hope will be remedied before Election Day. Congregating teens and skateboarders may have contributed to this damage and we may need to be more vigorous in restricting some activities.

The Wornstaff Library will be a polling place for Ashley Precinct A. Polls will be open from 6:30 - 7:30. We join other civic organizations in urging everyone to vote. There is a folder containing information on candidates and issues plus back issues of the Delaware Gazette, Columbus Dispatch and Morrow County Independent with additional information.

The Buckeye Book Fair will return to the Fisher Auditorium in Wooster, Saturday November 4, 9:30 - 4:00. Meet and talk with authors and illustrators. Purchase autographed books at a discount. Enjoy a scenic drive and visit additional area attractions.

New DVDs have arrived and are available for circulation. Some of the movies ordered have not yet been released, so keep checking. The library tries to provide a variety of materials as opposed to concentrating on top run movies.

Habitat for Humanity dedicated the Frank and Rebecca Martin handicap accessible home Oct. 29. Almost 300 volunteers were involved in this project.

The Sesqui-centennial Quilt now hangs above the computers. We hope it continues to be noticed and appreciated in its new location. The move has freed the bulletin board for other notices.

The witch in the tree line also deserves notice and appreciation. It’s outlaw art in Ashley, Act II.

Staff Picks :

Cookies : Bite-sized Life Lessons by Amy Rosenthal and illustrated by Jane Dyer is a wonderfully simple guide to good behavior through animals and cookies instead of lectures. Vicky recommends it for children and it’s not a bad book for adults, either. (Think Who Moved My Cheese?) She also praises the movie, Akeelah and the Bee, which is more than just another spelling bee story.

Karen has two picks. On Agate Hilll by Lee Smith is the life of a southern woman from post Civil War days to the 1920s. The Broke Diaries by Angela Nissel is the completely true and hilarious misadventures of a good girl gone broke. He DVD choice is The Lake House, the ultimate of romantic chick flick watching.

Jane liked Aunt Dimity’s Death by Nancy Atherton, the first in the series considered one of the best 100 mysteries, and a very sweet cozy mystery.

Fast Web’s College Gold Step-by-step Guide to Paying for College by Mark Kantrowitz is informative preparation for any parent of a college bound student and Susan‘s pick. She also recommends Home to Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani, the third in this series.

Liz is still reading oldies and recommends John O’Hara’s 10 North Frederick Street about a small town prominent citizen and his political aspirations. A new book, Richard Ford’s Lay of the Land, continues the saga of Frank Bascombe - think Updike’s Rabbit books. Hurrah for the long awaited DVD of Warren Beatty’s Reds about John Reed.

Illustrator Betsy Lewin will be at Fundamentals bookstore in Delaware, Thursday Nov. 9, 5:30-7:30. She is best known today for books in which she and Doreen Cronin have teamed together. Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type is a delight for any age.

Children’s Book Week is Nov. 12-18. The best way to celebrate is to read to your child and/or make a family visit to the library. Second best could be attending the Betsy Lewin book signing.

Sample magazines include The Week, Practical Homeschooling, and National Geographic Little Kids. We’re always looking for suggestions.

Lincoln Library of Sports Champions is being revised and republished. This edition should provide a welcome addition to our sports information. Donations from Ruth McNew to the children’s department, and in memory of Josephine Bartlett and Pegge Stein helped fund this purchase.

Backyard mechanics should appreciate new Chilton manuals. Currently one volume covers one manufacturer, consuming more space and costing more than the old domestic, imported, and truck sets. GM, Chrysler, and Ford volumes 2002-2006 will be added. These volumes cover both cars and trucks and will bring those vehicles up to date.

Preservation Parks provided an interesting program on trees to a small audience. Staff do programs not only for libraries, but groups such as 4-H and Scouts. Their butterfly program sounds good for spring. Fliers on the numerous activities at parks around the county are available at the library.

Holiday Craft evening is in the works. Typically these programs have provided a mix of crafts plus a strong social component and are suitable for mother-daughter or family attendance. Watch for a date.

In like a lion, out like a lamb. It works for March. Could November be a switch with Indian summer making up for chilly October? Halloween squeaked by with moderate temperatures and light drizzles and the school parade was able to march. Thanks to our page, Megan “Picnic Lunch” Burns who helped pass out suckers and bookmarks.

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