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February 2013 Library News

Find out here what's going on at the Library this month!

                                    February 2013 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.

February Programs and Activities:

-Boating Safety Video-Conference 4-5 pm on February 7th.

-Clinic Talk “Heart Health” with Cheryl Dukas will be on February 8th at 5:30 pm.

-Gustavus Visitor’s Association will be having a meeting at 1 pm on Feb. 11th.

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

-Ukulele 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 are 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 now on Monday morning, 10:00-11:00 am. Children should come with an adult.

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

-Valentine’s Day Story Hour at the Library-details about date and time will be announced.

-Permanent Fund Dividend Applications are available at the Library now.  The deadline for filing is March 31, 2013.  (They can also be filled out online here.)

Please call us or come by if you would like to schedule a program or an event.

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, Dianne Sullivan, Karen Sargent, and Kim Warren. 

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


Have you seen our new snow shed roof?

JANUARY LIBRARY STATISTICS:  During January 2013, we had 681 visitors (adults, school children, preschoolers, junior/senior high, in-house computer users, and library computer users), checked out 269 books, and 283 movies; for a total of 552 items.  Programs included: city meetings, yoga, music lessons, Beginning Band, Best Beginnings Playtime, Kuspuk Sewing class, Martin Luther King, Jr. Story Hour, Little Ones’ Reading Time, classroom visits, Writer’s Group, tutoring sessions, and internet use (both inside the building and out).

New Fiction DVDS:

The Green Hornet, rated PG-13

Mad Money, rated PG-13

Waterproof, rated PG-13

It’s A Wonderful Life

The Dark Knight, rated PG-13

Dresden Files:  the Complete First Season

The Program, rated R

Sherlock Holmes:  A Game of Shadows, rated PG-13

The Shipping News, rated R

X-Men, rated PG-13

*Non-Fiction DVDS:

Air Force One

Ambassador Inside the Embassy


Inside Mecca

Inside the Pentagon

Inside the Vatican

Journey to the Edge of the Universe

Really Wild Animals: Amazing North America

Really Wild Animals: Polar Prowl

Really Wild Animals: Farmyard Friends

Really Wild Animals: Totally Tropical Rain Forest

Really Wild Animals: Deep Sea

Really Wild Animals: Dinosaurs and other Creature Features

The Search for Kennedy’s PT 109

Bear Island

Climbing Redwood Giants

Dinosaur Hunters

Planet Carnivore

Secrets of Shangri-La


The Battle for Midway


The Human Family Tree

Last Stand of the Great Bear

Last Voyage of the Lusitania

Lost Ships of the Mediterranean


Quest for the Phoenicians

Search for the Battleship Bismarck

Untold Stories of WWII

*These are all National Geographic DVDS and were donated by Jim Runner

Adult Non-Fiction Books:

The Giant by J. Murphy

The Best of Robert Service

Puntoycoma (magazine and audio CD)

After Suicide Loss by B. Baugher

Faith of Our Sons by F. Schaeffer

Have a Little Faith by M. Albom

Heaven is for Real by T. Burpo

Under the Black Flag by D. Cordingly

National Geographic’s Last Wild Places

Adult Fiction Books:

Secret Daughter by S. Gouda

Star Island by C. Hiaasen

Mirror Mirror by G. Maguire

Graphic Novel:

Look . . .Look Again by J. O’Brien

We also have 7 new children’s books.  Come check them out!


Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.  ~Author Unknown



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