Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Latest News: October 3, 2013

Bancroft Public Library News:

Story Time @ the Library will be changing to Thursday afternoons at 4:00. We are pleased that we are able to offer a Story Time with the help of several volunteers. After Story Time, there is opportunity for the kids to play together, for caregivers to socialize, and for everyone to check out library materials.

A new offering this fall is an after school movie for kids, each Tuesday at 3:30 PM. Come and join the fun!

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. Of course we have books, but we also have 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: and click on the link for "Library Catalog" to get started. You can place requests online using your library card's bar code number. If you need any assistance using the library catalog, please stop in and ask questions, or give us a call. We're here to help!

Did you know you can access the library from the comfort of your own home? You can not only explore the library catalog, but there are also pages dedicated to online resources for kids and teens, plus you can find local historical information through our website, as well as use 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.

Titles added to our collection in the month of September include:

Adult Fiction
The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon
The House Girl
Bones of the Lost, Kathy Reichs
Claire of the Sea Light, Edwidge Danticat
The Mayan Secrets, Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
Blind Justice, Anne Perry
The Whole Enchilada, Diane Mott Davidson
The Kill List, Frederick Forsyth
Night Film, Marisha Pessl
Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel, Lee Child
W is for Wasted, Sue Grafton
MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood
A Hundred Summers, Beatriz Williams
Second Watch, J.A. Jance
Doctor Sleep, Stephen King
The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri

Young Adult (YA) Fiction
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
Rose Under Fire, Elizabeth Wein
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black
The Beginning of Everything, Robyn Schneider

Large Type (LT) Adult Fiction
Under a Texas Sky, Dorothy Garlock
Bones of the Lost, Kathy Reichs
The Mayan Secrets, Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
Blind Justice, Anne Perry
Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do, Michael Brandman
Thankless in Death, J. D. Robb
W is for Wasted, Sue Grafton
Dick Francis’s Refusal, Felix Francis
The Hero, Robyn Carr

Adult Non-Fiction
Creative Photography Lab: 52 Fun Exercises for Developing Self-Expression with Your Camera, Steve Sonheim with Carla Sonheim
Weelicious Lunches: Think Outside the Lunch Box With More Than 160 Happier Meals, Catherine McCord
Still Foolin’ ‘Em, Billy Crystal
Fodor’s France 2013
Fodor’s Ireland 2013
Frommer’s Mexico
Santanoni: From Japanese Temple to Life at an Adirondack Great Camp, Robert Engle, Howard Kirschenbaum, and Paul Malo
Adirondack Churches: A History of Design and Building, Sally E. Svenson
Vedge: 100 Plates Large and Small That Redefine Vegetable Cooking, Rich Landau & Kate Jacoby
Mud Season, Ellen Stimson
Si-Cology: Tales & Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle, Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach
Killing Jesus: A History, Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard
Sister, Mother, Husband, Dog, (etc.), Delia Ephron
Off the Grid, Nick Rosen
Art on Sight: The Best Art Walks In and Near New York City, Lucy D. Rosenfeld and Marina Harrison

Juvenile Fiction
Look & Find: Cars 2
Look & Find: Hidden Trinkets and Treasures
Look & Find: Olivia
Look & Find: The Invincible Iron Man
Look & Find: The Smurfs
I Survived: The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863, Lauren Tarshis
I Survived: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011, Lauren Tarshis
Big Nate: Game On!, Lincoln Peirce
Ghost Hawk, Susan Cooper
Counting by 7s, Holly Goldberg Sloan
Pi in the Sky, Wendy Mass
Falcon in the Glass, Susan Fletcher
The Spotted Dog Last Seen, Jessica Scott Kerrin
A Bag of Marbles, based on memoir of Joseph Joffo, adapted by Kris (graphic novel)
Ling & Ting Share a Birthday, Grace Lin (easy reader)

Juvenile Non-Fiction
Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics, Brian McLachlan
LEGO Play Book, Daniel Lipkowitz
I Am Roberto Clemente, Jim Gigliotti

The English Teacher
Stories We Tell
World War Z
From Up On Poppy Hill

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.

The Library Board trustees typically meet on the first Thursday of the month at 1 PM. Their next meeting will be on November 15th.

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 Do you LIKE our library? We are on Facebook as "Bancroft Public Library".