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March 2013 Library News

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March 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.

March Programs and Activities:

-Polar Bear Presentation by Leah Okin-Magowan at 7 pm on March 1st.

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

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

-Beginning Yoga is on Saturday morning from 9:45-11am.

-Paddling Remote Amazonian Rivers by Larry and Jen Landry will be at 7pm on Friday, March 22nd.

-Chocolate: From Treasure to Treat video-conference put on by Karin Davidson-Taylor of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario, Canada.  This will be on March 28th from 10 to 11 am.

-Easter Story Hour and Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, March 30th starting at 11 am and going to noon.  Each child should bring one dozen eggs for the egg hunt.

-Permanent Fund Dividend Applications are still available at the Library (in case you have been procrastinating). The deadline for filing is March 31, 2013. 

For those working on their taxes-we have instructions for the 1040 and Schedule D here at the Library (available for 7 day checkout).

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, 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.  Welcome to new Board member Dianne Sullivan!

FEBRUARY LIBRARY STATISTICS:  During February 2013, we had 667 visitors (adults, school children, preschoolers, junior/senior high, in-house computer users, and library computer users), checked out 176 books, and 364 movies; for a total of 540 items.  Programs included: city meetings, yoga, music lessons, Beginning Band, Best Beginnings Playtime, St. Valentine’s Story Hour, Little Ones’ Reading Time, classroom visits, Writer’s Group, tutoring sessions, and internet use (both inside the building and out).

New McNaughtons:

Underwater Dogs by S. Casteel

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge by J. Randazzo

The Time Keeper by M. Albom

Sacre Bleu by C. Moore

Flight Behavior by B. Kingsolver

Behind the Beautiful Forever by K. Boo

The Dressmaker by K. Alcott

A Walk Across the Sun by C. Addison

New Fiction DVDS:

Water for Elephants, rated PG-13

Songcatcher, rated PG-13


We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story, rated G

Good Boy!, rated PG

Trans-Siberian, rated R

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, rated G

When a Man Falls, rated R

Red Dawn

After the Rain, rated R

Beasts of the Southern Wild, rated PG-13

Hoosiers, rated PG

Being Julia, rated R

The Time Machine

Ocean’s Twelve, rated PG-13

The Claim

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, rated PG

All Dogs go to Heaven, rated G

Adventures of Little Bear

Monsters Vs. Aliens, rated PG

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

Madagascar, rated PG

Inspector Lewis, Pilot and Series 1

Road House, rated R

Call the Midwife

Julie and Julia, rated PG-13

Melancholia, rated R

Non-Fiction DVDS:

Egypt (National Geographic)

Tigers of the Snow (National Geographic)

Secrets of the Titanic (National Geographic)

Whales in Crisis (National Geographic)

Through the Lens (National Geographic)

Mega Structures (National Geographic)

Eternal Enemies (National Geographic)

Forces of Nature (National Geographic)

Egyptian Secrets of the Afterlife (National Geographic)

Into the Great Pyramid (National Geographic)

Stomp Out Loud

Stomp Live


Sting (Live concert)

 Adult Non-Fiction Books:

Under the Black Flag by D. Cordingly

Language of Miracles by A. Kinkade

Valley of the Gold Mummies by Z. Hawass

The Pyramids and the Sphinx by D. Stewart

The National Geographic Society by C. Bryan

Home Woodworking Projects

Neptune’s Table by A. Wright

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by R. Skloot

Bats of the World by G. Graham

The Holocaust Chronicle

The Definitive Bob Dylan Songbook

Aramco and It’s World

Deadliest Catch by D. Weeks

New Graphic Novel:

Stick Man’s Really Bad Day by S. Mockus


Alaska History by J. Ducker

Alaska Park Science: Science in SW Alaska

Alaska: A Man from Kanatak by P. Boskoffsky

Alaska Park Science: Volcanoes of Katmai & Alaskan Peninsula

In the Wake of an Alaskan Mailboat by D. Sperl

Messages from Alaska by J. Kennedy

Adult Fiction Books:

Caring is Creepy by D. Zimmerman

The Round House by L. Erdrich

Code Name Verity by G. Wein

Purity by J. Pearce

The Ludlum Triad by R. Ludlum

The Joy of Funerals by A. Strauss

The Plague of Doves by L. Erdrich

The Hummingbird’s Daughter by L. Urrea

The Known World by E. Jones

We also have 27 new children’s books including three new Scaredy Squirrel books and a new You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You  book!                             Come check them out!

Books are a uniquely portable magic.  ~Stephen King



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