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December 2012 Library News

Here's what is happening at the local library!

December 2012 Library News

From the Gustavus Public Library
Where Volunteers are Our Foundation

The library is open 6 days a week!

Weekdays 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.    Mon.  & Wed. nights 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.    

Thurs. 10:00 a.m. - noon    Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

December Programs and Activities:

-The Nature of our Holiday Traditions-a video-conference from the Royal Botanical Gardens exploring the traditions involving special plants of the season.  It will be at 1-2 pm on December 5th

-Best Beginnings Infant Play group is every Tuesday from 9:00am to noon for parents and children 0-3 years.

-Ukulele lessons for 6th through 12th grades and adults on Tuesday evenings at 5:30-7:00 pm.


-Knitting, Spinning & Fiber Arts on Thursdays from 10am-noon.  Experienced knitters will be there for guidance or to help you get started and to offer encouragement!

-Adult Beginner band with Kate and Ellie is on Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 pm.

-Little One’s Reading Time is on Friday mornings, 10:30-11:30am. Children should come with an adult.

-Yoga is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 pm.

-Christmas Story Hour at the Library-details about date and time will be announced.

Please note: The Library will be closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.  Have a wonderful holiday season!

Thanks to all of our desk sitters and volunteers: Allison Banks, Heather Sellards, Karie Tuaau, Kate Boesser, Fran Kelso, Rita Savage, Lynne Jensen, Christina Shook, Emma Johnson, Carole Baker, and Kim Warren.  Good-bye to Stephanie who is moving to Hawaii this month-we will miss you!

We have a lot of people to thank this month! Thank you to Mossy Mead for her donation of cheery new mouse pads. Thank you to the Kendle Family for donating copy paper and pencils to the library. Thank you to Alejandro Zarate for donating his time building our new podium.  Thank you to Kate Boesser for sanding the podium. 

Thanks to our Library Board Members for the time they put in; Eileen Clark, Rita Savage, Artemis Bona Dea, Lynne Jensen, and Karen Sargent.

NOVEMBER LIBRARY STATISTICS:  During November, 2012, we had 686 visitors (adults, school children, preschoolers, junior/senior high, in-house computer users, and library computer users), checked out 221 books, 3 CDS, and 267 movies; for a total of 491 items.  Programs included: city meetings, yoga, music lessons, Beginning Band, Best Beginnings Playtime, Thanksgiving Story Hour, Christianne’s program on her work in Africa, classroom visits, Writer’s Group, tutoring sessions, and internet use (both inside the building and out).

New DVDS at the Library:

Plan 9 From Outer Space Bonus Show:  The Ed Wood Story

Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, rated R

Date Night, rated PG-13

Memorial Day, rated R

Pride, rated PG

Chuck: the Complete Third Season, rated PG

Runaway Bride, rated PG

Three Smart Girls

The Way Back, rated PG-13

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, rated PG-13

New McNaughton Titles:

Accelerated by B. Hruska

Afterwards by R. Lupton

Argo by A. Mendez

A Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Garment of Shadows by L. King

Telegraph Avenue by M. Chabon

Winter of the World by K. Follett

Zoo by J. Patterson

The Beautiful Mystery by L. Penny

All That I Am by A. Funder

Adult Non-Fiction:

A Carousel for Missoula by S. Devlin

Changes in You & Me by P. Bourgeois

The Last of the Wind Ships by A. Villiers

Ukulele for Dummies by A. Wood

Performance Enhancement Training by A. Calkin*

Seinfeld Universe by G. Gattuso

Kill A Watt (Electricity Usage Monitor)

Rodale’s No-Fail Flower Garden

Red Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama by M. Winn

Martial Arts Teaching Tales of Power and Paradox by P/ Fauliot

Homelands: Kayaking the Inside Passage by B. Ricks

*denotes local author


Amazing Pipeline Stories by D. Cole

Cirque:  A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim (Carolyn Edelman, contributing author)*

Adult Fiction:

2001: Odyssey Two by A. Clarke

Burning the Iceberg by W. DesChner

The Elegant Gathering of White Snows by K. Radish

Great Tales of the West by B. Pronzini

Next by M. Crichton

The Song of Achilles by M. Miller

Spark by J. Lutz

Birdsong by S. Faulks

There’s a Hair in My Dirt!  by G. Larson

Murder on the Eiffel Tower by C. Izner

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by A. McCall Smith

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by A. McCall Smith

The World of Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

Music CD:

King Island Christmas (sound recording)

We also have 38 new children’s books.  Come check them out!

Books are a uniquely portable magic.  ~Stephen King




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