Nov 26, 2007

Pick of the Week

Christmas stockings : 18 holiday treasures to knit
by Lipson, Elaine, 1957-

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.

Website of the Week


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

Pick of the Week

Blood on the River: James Town 1607
By Elisa Lynn Carbone
This title is the 2007 Jefferson Cup Award winner. (The Jefferson Cup honors a distinguished American Biography, historical fiction or history book for young people. It has been awarded annually since 1982 by the Youth Services Forum of the Virginia Library Association.)

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.

Website of the Week

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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

Hanover Branch Library's 65th Anniversary

Celebrate the Hanover Branch Library's 65th anniversary
Tuesday November 13 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Libby Lewis, from the Library of Virginia
Join the Friends of the Hanover Library and receive a special "thank you" goodie!
Bid in our Silent Auction featuring works by local crafters and artists. Proceeds benefit our Friends group.
Artwork from students at Kersey Creek Elementary School will be on display.
Take a tour of the historic Hanover Courthouse.
For more information, call (804) 365-6210 or e-mail

Nov 7, 2007

Page to Stage: "The Crucible"

Page to Stage: "The Crucible"
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.

Spanish Storytime at the Mechanicsville Library

Saturday November 17 at 11:00 a.m.
Mechanicsville Branch Library 7179 Stonewall Parkway (804) 746-9615
Listen to Ms. Anita Nadal read stories in Spanish & English and you will go home knowing a few more Spanish words than you did before.
Refreshments served.
Sponsored by the Hanover Jr. Women's Club.

Nov 6, 2007

Pick of the Week

Comic book century : the history of American comic books
by Krensky, Stephen.

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.

Website of the Week

Cheese lovers can now watch cheese age 24 hours a day on the Internet.
West country farmers set up the Cheddarvision website featuring a 25 kg block of cheddar, reports ITN.
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 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."