May 29, 2007

The Traitors' Gate

By Avi

When his father is arrested as a debtor in 1849 London, fourteen-year-old John Huffman must take on unexpected responsibilities, from asking a distant relative for help to determining why people are spying on him and his family.

Website of the Week

Swim Healthy, Swim Safely
Swimming and wading can be fun, active, and healthy ways to spend time. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy as you head for the water!

May 24, 2007

Summer Storytime Schedule

The new Summer Storytime schedule for 2007 is now available at

Storytimes are a fun learning experience that parents and children can share together. The 2007 Summer Storytime Session will run Monday June 11 through Friday August 3. If you need more information about Storytime, please call or visit your local branch library or email

The age ranges for Storytime are as follows: Mother Goose - 6-24 months w/adult, Toddler - 2 year olds w/adult, Preschool - 3 to 5 year olds, Family - all ages.

May 23, 2007

Library Closed - May 28 (Memorial Day)

All branch libraries will be closed on Monday May 28 for the Memorial Day holiday. They will re-open on Tuesday May 29 at their regular business hours.

May 22, 2007

Pick of the Week

Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties
by: Robert Stone
From the New York City of Kline and De Kooning to the jazz era of New Orleans's French Quarter to Ken Kesey's psychedelic California, Prime Green explores the 1960s in all its weird, innocent, fascinating glory. An account framed by two wars, it begins with Robert Stone's last year in the Navy.

Website of the Week

NMAM in May, "as designated by Congress, provides a period encompassing both the history and recognition of our armed services with an in-depth look at the diversity of its individuals and achievements." The site features suggestions for individuals to support the military (such as flying the American flag and hiring veterans), a slide show tribute, links to news, and a listing of commemorative events throughout the country.

Library Lullaby

Join us on Wednesday May 23 at 6:45 p.m. at the Hanover Branch Library (804-365-6210) for a relaxing Storytime where kids can dress in their PJs, listen to stories, and make a craft.

May 21, 2007

Blog of the Week

Don't forget about your pet's health! General Pet is your source for unbiased, free advice and information for a happy and healthy pet.

West Point Branch Library closed on May 25

The West Point Branch Library at 721 Main Street (804-843-3244) will be closed on Friday May 25 for carpet cleaning. It will re-open on Saturday May 26 at 9:00 a.m.

May 12, 2007

Pick of the Week

Healthy at 100

by John Robbins

The author of the bestselling book "Diet for a New America" now reveals--through the example of four very different cultures that have the distinction of producing some of the world's healthiest, oldest people--the secrets for living an extended and fulfilling life.

Website of the Week

Details about this "free eight week challenge [that] encourages women and girls to walk 10,000 steps or get 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day. [It] begins on Mother's Day, May 13, and ends on July 8, 2007." Includes a map of the "virtual routes" used for measuring progress, ideas for starting a physical fitness program and for goal-setting, and related material. From the Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

May 4, 2007

Pick of the Week

The Flying Bed
by Nancy Willard

A Newbery Medalist teams up with an award-winning illustrator for this original fairy tale about a poor baker who finds a beautiful bed for his wife in a strange new shop for free. But there are more wonders in store, for the bed has magical powers.

Website of the Week

In this site you will find information on vanished or abandoned airfields & their unusual histories. Updated frequently, it includes information from all 50 states.

May 2, 2007


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