Jun 28, 2007

Pick of the Week

The Measure of a Man

by Sidney Poitier

The acclaimed actor reveals the passion, spirituality, and intellectual fervor that have driven his life and career, citing the elements of his childhood that gave him his sense of worth and ethics.

Website of the Week

Flight Aware

FlightAware is a free flight tracker that will change what you think about live flight tracking and aviation data. Begin browsing by clicking one of the links to the left or below or to look up a specific flight or airport, enter it into the forms on the left.

Jun 26, 2007

Jeff Robbins June 25 - 29

Sing and dance along to authentic Southern Appalachian music performed by Jeff on a variety of traditional instruments, like the fiddle, banjo, dulcimer, guitar, and autoharp. To see where Jeff will be this week, see our kids' program page at www.pamunkeylibrary.org/kids_program.htm.

Jun 21, 2007

What's the deal with "My Account?"

When you sign up for a library card (or if you already have one) you have an account on PamCat, our online library catalog. Go to PamCat, at http://www.pamcat.org/, or click on "Login/Search PamCat" on the library's web site. In PamCat, you can log in using your library card number and your password. Everyone starts out with the default password changeme. You'll want to change your password to something more personalized after you log in.

Once, you've logged in to your PamCat account, you can do all sorts of things. You can place holds on books, which can be sent to your local branch library from any of our ten branches or the Bookmobile. You can renew your books, DVDs, music CDs, and more. You can even see lists of your favorite authors and subject headings.

You can find out all about your account and PamCat with our handy PamCat guides at http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/quick_guides.htm. Don't worry if you ever forget your password. Just e-mail information@pamunkeylibrary.org or contact your local branch library, and we'll be happy to reset it for you.

Jun 18, 2007

Announcing Our Ask-A-Librarian Online Reference Service

Do you have a question, but can't find the answer?
Our Reference Librarians are experts at helping people find information.

Ahoy, all aboard for summer fun!

Children's Treasure Hunt
Friday June 22 at 10:30 a.m.
at the Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road (804-769-3731)
ARRR! Hoist anchor and join us for tales of pirates, crafts, and a treasure hunt.
Refreshments served.
Sponsored by the Friends of the UKW Library.

Jun 14, 2007

Book lists, book lists, and more book lists!

Looking for new or recommended titles, accelerated reader books, or some summer reading possibilities? Well, look no further than the Pamunkey Regional Library's web site.
We have lots of suggestions and pointers for you, including -
Links to Accelerated Reader lists for Goochland, Hanover, and King William counties.
Web Sites for Book Lovers (includes a link to our monthly Forthcoming Titles list at the top of the list of web sites)
Theme book lists for children and teens.

Jun 13, 2007

Bookmobile Summer 2007 Schedule

See the current Bookmobile schedule.

The Pamunkey Regional Library's Bookmobile is our "library on wheels," bringing books and other materials to library patrons in each of the four counties we serve. Printed schedules are available at every branch. For more information about the Bookmobile, please call (804) 559-4073.

Website of the Week

Naturalist Jim Conrad provides a broad range of nature activities and information, from the basics of observing nature to classifying plants and creatures.

Pick of the Week

Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo
From the Newbery author, Kate DiCamillo comes Because of Winn-Dixie. Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie. Pamunkey Regional Library has this title in print, talking book, and video.

Jun 8, 2007

Join the 2007 Summer Reading Program!

Families are invited to take part in the 2007 Summer Reading Program at all Pamunkey Regional Library branch locations. Children can join "T. J. Reader's Virginia Trails" from signups beginning on Saturday June 9 . Teens can get "Lost... in Time." Adults may join "@ the Library." Prizes will be awarded when participants reach their reading goals. Many exciting, free programs for children, teens, and adults will be taking place at the library. You can even sign up online, too!

Jun 7, 2007

Kick off the Summer Reading Program with your very own ice cream sundae creation at the Goochland Branch Library on Thursday June 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Audience: all ages
Refreshments served.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
Call 556-4774 or visit the library at 3075 River Road West for more information.
For more great summer programs, go to http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/kids_programs.htm.

Jun 5, 2007

Pick of the Week

Generation MySpace: Helping your teen survive online adolescence

by Candice M. Kelsey

Does it seem like your teen can't tear herself away from friends on the computer screen (except to text them on her cell phone)? That's because MySpace, Facebook and YouTube are your son or daughter's life, not just another passing diversion. All that energy and time spent online is affecting your teen's life in countless ways. Some schools are banning online networking sites, yet your child insists they're "no big deal." Who's right? Drawing on personal interviews with hundreds of teens, educator Candice M. Kelsey helps parents assess what they should--and shouldn't--be worried about when it comes to technology.

Website of the Week

Summer of Love

Companion website to a 2007 documentary about the summer of 1967, when "thousands of young people from across the country flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district to join in the hippie experience, only to discover that what they had come for was already disappearing." Features include an illustrated article about the San Francisco Oracle periodical, video clips of San Francisco events, personal stories, teacher's guide, and more. From the PBS program American Experience.

Spotlight on NoveList

NoveList helps readers of all ages find interesting books to read. You can find information about each title, search for similar books, and get recommendations based on your reading interests. You'll need to have your library card number handy if you are not in the library.