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January 2013 Library News

Weekly happenings at the Gustavus Public Library.

January 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.

January Programs and Activities:

-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 on Friday mornings, 10:30-11:30am. Children should come with an adult.

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

-Kuspuk Sewing Class with Ellie Sharman is on Jan. 20th from 9 am to 4 pm.  Contact Ellie with any questions.

-Martin Luther King 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.)

-A Gingerbread Boardwalk Village is on display at the Library now.  Come by and see the great job the Mitchell and Lentfer families did on it!

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, Carole Baker, 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.

DECEMBER LIBRARY STATISTICS:  During December, 2012, we had 613 visitors (adults, school children, preschoolers, junior/senior high, in-house computer users, and library computer users), checked out 239 books, 12 CDS, 1 cassette, and 356 movies; for a total of 608 items.  Programs included: city meetings, yoga, music lessons, Beginning Band, Best Beginnings Playtime, Christmas Story Hour, Little Ones Reading Time, classroom visits, Writer’s Group, tutoring sessions, and internet use (both inside the building and out).


Dresden Files, Season 1

Fugitive Pieces

Adult Non-Fiction:

Creating Community Anywhere by C. Shaffer

We Have Met Before by G. Chidvilansananda

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child

Close to the Bone by J. Bolen

Cowgirls by E. Turner

The Essential Rumi by Rumi

Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry by J. Falon

Madame Chiang Kai-Shek by L. Li

My Day by E. Roosevelt

Playful Parenting by D. Weston

Poakalani Hawaiian Quilt Cushion Patterns & Designs

Seven Pillars by T. Lawrence

Music CDs:

Don Quixote: Op. 35 by R. Strauss

Healing Angel by R. Downey

More Tears From Heaven by J. Bach

Partita No. 4 by W. Kapell

Telemann String Concertos by G. Telemann

Biggest Hits by T. Wynette

Billboard Latin Music Awards by R. Martin

The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem

Collector’s Series Vol. 1 by C. Dion

Essential Waylon Jennings

Gotta Tell You by S. Mumba

Judds Greatest Hits Vol. 2

The Lark in the Morning by T. Makem

Sound Loaded by R. Martin

Unconditional by C. Davidson

Manneheim Steamroller Christmas Celebration

We also have 17 new children’s books.  Come check them out!

Let us be kinder to one another.

-Aldous Huxley’s last words



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