Dec 26, 2007
The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
Dec 20, 2007
Dec 13, 2007
Find out why the Arctic is so cold, how polar bears cross thin ice, and how people have learned to survive in harsh climates, in this nonfiction companion to "Polar Bears Past Bedtime."
Dec 11, 2007
When: Tuesday December 11, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Atlee Library meeting room, 9161 Atlee Road
On the agenda will be the presentation of a slate of officers for 2008 and planning for an author speaker in January 2008 as well as for a Book Sale in early February 2008. Please come to offer your input and support.
Light refreshments will be served following the meeting.
Dec 5, 2007
Nov 26, 2007
Focusing solely on patterns and techniques for knitting Christmas stockings, these 18 eclectic projects are simple enough for the beginner and unique enough to interest experienced knitters who want to go beyond the traditional holiday stocking. Each step-by-step lesson is shown in full color and includes instructions and charts.
This site is all about snow crystals and snowflakes--what they are, where they come from, and just how these remarkably complex and beautiful structures are created, quite literaly, out of thin air.
Nov 15, 2007
By Elisa Lynn Carbone
When 12-year-old Samuel Collier boards a ship bound for the New World, he can't believe his good fortune. Collier learns he can be whomever he wants in the New World settlement of Jamestown.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has a great website in which you can explore, learn, act, give and connect. The purpose of the website is to save our National Treasure,
The Chesapeake Bay.
Nov 13, 2007
Nov 7, 2007
Saturday November 17 from 7:00 to 11:30 p.m.
Pre-show discussion - 7:00 p.m.; Performance - 8:00 p.m.; Post-show Talkback follows performance
The Hanover Library is pleased to be a part of Page to Stage! Follow the evolution of Arthur Miller’s "The Crucible" from written text to full stage production. Start with a discussion of the play’s historical, dramatic, and literary context, followed by a free performance at the Cobb Theater at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. After the play, enjoy refreshments and an informative talkback session with the director and crew members.
Sponsored by the Randolph-Macon Drama Department, Randolph-Macon Drama Guild, and the Randolph-Macon Department of Alumni Affairs.
Nov 6, 2007
Provides a history of comic books in America during the twentieth century, showing how it has influenced and been influenced by American culture. Includes an epilogue about comics in the early twenty-first century.
Farmer Tom Calver said: "How many other cheeses do you know of on the internet that have their own webcam and a live feed to the internet? I don't think many."
The highlight of the day on www.cheddarvision.tv is at around 10am when the cheese at the Somerset dairy is turned.
"We've had 47,000 hits on our website, so somebody must like it somewhere," Mr Calver added. Marion Harris who is in charge of the live webcam said: "I think if this website actually gets people to think a little bit more about where cheese comes from and the process it gets through before it gets in the shops, then I guess it's a good thing."
Oct 30, 2007
Oct 24, 2007
This is a website companion to a museum exhibit "that let[s] visitors investigate their perception of sound." It features guides to listening to nature, and listening to get around, to make music, to solve problems, and to process sound. Also it includes audio clips, online activities and real-world projects, samples from the museum exhibit, and links to related websites. Note: Headphones are recommended when using this site. From the Exploratorium.
Oct 18, 2007
Oct 17, 2007
Oct 15, 2007
Vote for your favorite title at Teen's Top Ten!
Oct 11, 2007
Oct 8, 2007
Oct 5, 2007
Are you a new or recent MLS/MLIS/MIS graduate or are you a current librarian with fresh and exciting ideas about libraries? Then the Pamunkey Regional Library wants YOU to join our Reference and Training Dept. as a Librarian. Job details and the PRL employment application are available at www.pamunkeylibrary.org/library_jobs.htm.
Questions, comments, or suggestions? Call (804) 365-6211
Oct 4, 2007
by: Ellen Haas
In Diabetes Fit Food, Haas and the FoodFit team bring together leading experts in nutrition and fitness, as well as a network of nationally recognized chefs, to produce a collection of recipes and nutrition advice that disproves the myth that delicious food can't be diabetes friendly.
Oct 1, 2007
Celebrate the 10th Birthday of the Atlee Library! Everyone is invited to this free event to honor all the generous patrons and excellent staff of our library. There will be balloons and door prizes, too.
Birthday cake and other light refreshments will be served in the lobby.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Atlee Library.
Meet Local Author, Emyl Jenkins
Tuesday October 9 at 7:00 pm
Emyl Jenkins will discuss her critically praised mystery novel, Stealing with Style. Ms. Jenkins has written 13 nonfiction books, but this is her first work of fiction. This free program is open to the public. As an extra treat to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the library, a drawing will take place to pick a winner to receive an autographed copy of Stealing with Style.
Refreshments from Jenkins’s cookbook, From Store Bought to Homemade, will be served.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Atlee Library.
Sep 27, 2007
Photos from the Goochland Branch Library's Banned Books Week 2007 display
First observed in 1982, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read, hear, or see them. Intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met.
Sep 20, 2007
The Looming Tower : al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11
By Lawrence Wright
This book won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction. A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright's book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted
On Cogito, you can read news and features on topics ranging from global warming and biostatistics to cold fusion and bioethics, and beyond. You can explore the intersection of science and the arts, from computer animation to science fiction. You can find great resources including book reviews, "Best of the Web" guides, and listings and reviews of summer and distance-education programs, internships, and academic competitions.
Sep 18, 2007
Sep 14, 2007
This site leaves no herbal medicines unexplored. As part of the Medline Plus omnibus site which was created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, this particular section covers many aspects of the world of herbal medicine.
Sep 12, 2007
Sep 11, 2007
Sep 6, 2007
Sep 4, 2007
Aug 29, 2007
Henry likes most things about first grade except for reading, that is. Everyone else loves to read; classmate Tony can even read upside down! But when Henry is called on in class, he freezes. His teacher soon discovers that its not that Henry doesnt like reading, its that he cant.
Aug 28, 2007
Aug 22, 2007
By Cormac McCarthy
This is the 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction. A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray.
Aug 20, 2007
or visit the Goochland Branch Library at 3075 River Road West.
Aug 15, 2007
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Aug 14, 2007
Aug 2, 2007
2007 Newbery award winner
From the Metropolitan Museum of art, this website is an online exhibit exploring the life and work of French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Some of the topics covered include Degas' artistic style, subjects of his art (including laundresses, ballet, and women bathing), and art collected by Degas.