December 2012 Library News
Here's what is happening at the local library!
December 2012 Library News
From the Gustavus Public
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.
-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
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)*
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
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