Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Latest News: March 5, 2013

Bancroft Public Library News (submitted as a press release today):

Did you know?
We have free Wi-Fi at the library, seven computers available for public access, and we have a coin operated photocopy machine. We have lots of materials to borrow, including DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and if you can't find what you're looking for, we can most likely order it for you from another library in our system. We're the best deal in town! You can even search our catalog online. Go to our website: http://www.slibrary.org and click on the link for "Library Catalog" to get started...you can place requests online using your library card's bar code number.

New Library Cards:
If you need a library card, please come in to the library and fill out our brief registration form. We do require a form of identification, such as a driver's license, and a proof of address.

Some of the new library materials added to the catalog in the month of February include:
Adult Fiction:
Husband List, Janet Evanovich; Kinsey and Me, Sue Grafton; Fifth Assassin, Brad Meltzer; Daddy Love, Joyce Carol Oates; Tenth of December, George Saunders; Ratlines, Stuart Neville; A Week in Winter, Maeve Binchy; Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini; Guilt, Jonathan Kellerman; The Third Bullet, Stephen Hunter; Private Berlin, James Patterson; The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky; Alex Cross, Run, James Patterson; Calculated in Death, J. D. Robb; Aviator's Wife, Melanie Benjamin; The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult; Ever After, Kim Harrison; Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell; Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick
Adult Large Type Fiction:
Suspect, Robert Crais; Me Before You, Jojo Moyes; Touch & Go, Lisa Gardner; Moonlight Masquerade, Jude Devereux
Adult Non-Fiction:
Ten Years Later, Hoda Kotb; Shred the Revolutionary Diet, Ian Smith, M.D.; Saturday Night Widows, Becky Aikman; Mafia Summit, Gil Reavill; Soldiers First, Joe Drape; The Great Charles Dickens Scandal, Michael Slater; Beating Obamacare, Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D.; Beyond Belief, Jenna Hill; Joy of Zentangle, Suzanne McNeill
Adult Audio Books:
The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult; Red Velvet Cupcake Murder, Joanne Fluke
Flight; Dinotasia, narrated by Werner Herzog; Argo; Anna Karenina; Bully; Monsters, Inc. (juvenile)
Juvenile Fiction:
Super-Sized Slugger, Cal Ripken, Jr.; Big Nate Flips Out, Lincoln Peirce; Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man, Stan Kirby; Springtime in Bugland, David Carter; Dino School Meet Teddy Rex!, Bonnie Williams; The Candy Smash, Jacqueline Davies; Red Kite, Blue Kite, Ji-Li Jiang
Juvenile Non-Fiction:
Taylor Swift, The Story of Me, Riley Brooks; Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet, Andrea Cheng; Ice! The Amazing History of the Ice Business, Laurence Pringle
Story Hour is scheduled for Wednesdays at 10 AM. Story Hour includes stories read aloud, a simple craft, and time for caregivers to chat and kids to play together quietly. Please come in and join the fun!
Scrabblers meet weekly on Thursdays at 1 PM. Open to all. Boards are always available. Contact Anita Witten at 854-3238 for details.
Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 11 AM. All are welcome. Attendees should enter through the Salem Village office, as the library is closed. Contact Margery Robertiello at 854-3166 for more information.
Chess Club meets on Saturdays from 10 AM - 1 PM. All skill levels are welcome, even beginners.Boards are always available during library hours.

Library trustees meet on the first Thursday of the month at 1 PM.

Library Hours:
Monday 12:30 - 4:30 PM; Tuesday 12:30 - 4:30 PM and 6:30 - 8:00 PM; Wednesday 10 AM - 1 PM; Thursday 12:30 - 4:30 PM and 6:30 - 8:00 PM; Friday 12:30 - 4:30 PM; Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM; Sunday closed.

The library is located at 181 Main Street in Salem. To reach us by phone, call 854-7463. Our web address is http://www.slibrary.org. We are on Facebook as "Bancroft Public Library".