Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Latest News: September 3, 2013

Bancroft Public Library News:

Our summer programming has ended, but we have a few announcements regarding programs beginning this fall. Story Hour will be resuming on Wednesday, September 11th, at 10 AM. We are pleased that we are able to continue offering a Story Hour with the help of several volunteers. Those volunteers will be taking turns reading stories and offering a simple craft for children and their caregivers each Wednesday morning.

A new offering this fall will be an after school movie for kids, each Tuesday at 3:30 PM, beginning on September 10th. This afternoon movie will also be run by a volunteer, and we are so grateful!

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 books and other materials to borrow, including DVDs and Blu-ray discs. If you can't find what you're looking for, we can most likely order it for you from another library in our system. 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.

Our library website is a wealth of information! You can not only explore the library catalog, but there are also pages dedicated to online resources for kids and teens, plus you can access local historical information through our website, as well as the library system's databases for research, job searches, and more!

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.

We added many new library materials added to the catalog in the month of August! Titles added include:

Adult Fiction
The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith
Bomb Shell, Catherine Coulter
Hunting Eve, Iris Johansen
The English Girl, Daniel Silva
Death Angel, Linda Fairstein
Light of the World, James Lee Burke
The White Princess, Philippa Gregory
Mistress, James Patterson & David Ellis
Hotshot, Julie Garwood
The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriarty
The Last Witness, W.E.B. Griffin
Rose Harbor in Bloom, Debbie Macomber
The Highway, C. J. Box
The Beast, Faye Kellerman
The Companion, R. A. Salvatore

Young Adult (YA) Fiction
Burn For Burn, Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Fire With Fire, Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Adult Non-Fiction
Totally Tangled, Sandy Steen Bartholomew
Zentangle Basics, Suzanne McNeill
Taunton’s Wiring Complete, Second Edition, Michael Litchfield and Michael McAlister
500+ All-American Family Adventures, Debbie K. Hardin
The Home Apothecary, Stacey Dugliss-Wesselman
This Town, Mark Leibovich
An Explorer’s Guide: Hudson Valley & Catskills, 8th edition, Joanne Michaels
Yoga For Your Brain: A Zentangle Workout, Sandy Steen Bartholomew
Best Jobs for the 21st Century, Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D.
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, Reza Aslan
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Making Metal Jewelry, Nancy Lee
The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.D. with Teresa H. Barker
2014 College Handbook, College Board Publications
2014 College Scholarship Handbook, College Board Publications
The Butler, Wil Haygood
The Liberty Amendments, Mark R. Levin
Shirley Jones: A Memoir, Shirley Jones
Small Business for Dummies, Eric Tyson & Jim Schell
Starting an Online Business: All-in-One For Dummies, Shannon Belew & Joel Elad

Adult Large Type
Light of the World, James Lee Burke
The White Princess, Philippa Gregory
The Highway, C.J. Box
Hotshot, Julie Garwood
Hunting Eve, Iris Johansen
Death Angel, Linda Fairstein

Adult Audio Books
Sweet Salt Air, Barbara Delinsky
Beautiful Day, Elin Hilderbrand
Inferno, Dan Brown
The Heist, Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
Second Honeymoon, James Patterson and Howard Roughan
Joyland, Stephen King
The Astronaut Wives Club, Lily Koppel

Gangster Squad
Promised Land
Brooklyn Castle
What Maisie Knew
Olympus Has Fallen
The Great Gatsby (both DVD and Blu-ray)
The Smurfs (both DVD and Blu-ray)
Muppet Treasure Island

Children’s Fiction
Pete The Cat: The Wheels On The Bus, based on the creation of James Dean (picture book)
Olivia and Grandma’s Visit, Cordelia Evans (picture book)
Fancy Nancy Puppy Party, Jane O’Connor (picture book)
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat, Anna Dewdney (picture book)
Pet Fairies to the Rescue, Daisy Meadows (easy reader)
Pet Parade, Daisy Meadows (easy reader)
LEGO City: Detective Chase McCain: Stop That Heist, Trey King (easy reader)
LEGO City: Space Escape!, Rafail Katsul (easy reader)
LEGO: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, Ace Landers (easy reader)
Hot Wheels: Double Duel, Ace Landers (easy reader)
The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns, Chris Colfer
Cavemice: Watch Your Tail!, Geronimo Stilton
Thea Stilton and the Dancing Shadows, Geronimo Stilton
Thea Stilton and the Legend of the Fire Flowers, Geronimo Stilton
Rumble in the Jungle, Geronimo Stilton
The Waffler, Gail Donovan
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Chris Grabenstein
Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper

Children’s Non Fiction
I Scream, Ice Cream, Amy Krouse Rosenthal (picture book)
Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skeleton, Meghan McCarthy (picture book)
Bedtime Math, Laura Overdeck
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song, Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
History Year By Year: The History of the World, From the Stone Age to the Digital Age, Peter Chrisp, Joe Fullman, and Susan Kennedy

Children’s Audio Books
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, Kathi Appelt
The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate
Listening for Lucca, Suzanne Lafleur

Scrabblers meet weekly on Wednesdays at 10 AM. 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 1 PM. 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.

Library trustees meet on the first Thursday of the month at 1 PM. Their next meeting will be on September 5.

Library Hours:
Monday 1 - 5 PM; Tuesday 2 - 8 PM; Wednesday 10 AM - 1 PM; Thursday 2 - 8 PM; Friday 1 - 5 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. Do you LIKE our library? We are on Facebook as "Bancroft Public Library".