Library News & Notes

Our DVD collection offers independent films, TV shows you might have missed

Sometimes, people forget that libraries aren't just for books. In addition to books -- in regular, large print and electronic formats -- we have downloadable audiobooks you can play on your personal device, audio CDs, portable Playaways (excellent for walking and workouts) and music CDs.Read More...

Winter is the perfect time to lose yourself in a nice, thick book

Every January, I find myself in the mood to sit down and read a hefty book. Something about the cooler weather makes me want to curl up on the couch under a blanket with a big door-stopper of a book and become completely absorbed and transported to a fictional world. If you, too, find winter the perfect time to tackle a book with 500 or more pages, here are a few suggestions:Read More...

Commemorate MLK Day by learning more about the Civil Rights Movement

Don't know much about the Civil Rights Movement? You're not alone. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, only 2 percent of American high school seniors were able to answer a simple question regarding the existence of school segregation in this country prior to 1954. Sixteen states do not require any instruction at all on the 1950s and 1960s movement that provoked a radical transformation in this nation's laws and treatment of black Americans.Read More...

For reference librarians, no question is too big or too small

Many times I have been at the front desk of our library and have had someone ask a detailed question for information that I know is available at the reference desk. When I explain where the reference desk is located, some patrons have looked perplexed. So, I thought I would explain what the library reference desk is and how the librarians there may help you.Read More...

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