Dec 26, 2007

Pick of the Week

The Care of Fine Books
by Jane Greenfield
"Indispensable to collectors, librarians and booksellers, both professionals and amateurs alike, not only for the sound guidance it contains, but just as much for the grace and accessibility of its style and the directness of its Writing." Here is a thorough, readable guide to caring for books of value.

Website of the Week

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
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.
This website for the Library of Congress is full of so much information it is almost impossible to describe it here, so click on the link to enter and tour the site yourself!

Dec 20, 2007

Library Holiday Closings

All branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library will be closed on Monday December 24, Tuesday December 25, Monday December 31, and Tuesday January 1. All branches will be open during regular business hours on Wednesday December 26 through Saturday December 29 and Wednesday January 2. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season!

Dec 13, 2007

Pick of the Week

Polar bears and the Arctic : a nonfiction companion to polar bears past bedtime

by: Mary Pope Osborne

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."

Website of the Week

This entertaining and educational site is loaded with information about animals, pet care, careers in animal care, animal issues, and plenty of fun and games. Sponsored by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Dec 11, 2007

Friends of the Atlee Library Meeting

The Friends of the Atlee Library cordially invites you to their next meeting.
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

Pick of the Week

Never shower in a thunderstorm : surprising facts and misleading myths about our health and the world we live in
by Anahad O'Connor
"The" "New York Times's" intrepid health reporter investigates the truth about sex, eating, exercise, and other health conundrums For more than two years, the "New York Times's" science and health columnist Anahad O'Connor has tracked down the facts, fictions, and occasional fuzziness of old wives' tales, conventional-wisdom cures, and other medical mysteries. Now in this lively and fun book, he opens up his case files to disclose the experts' answers on everything, from which of your bad habits you can indulge (yo-yo dieting does not mess up your metabolism and sitting too close to the television does not hurt your eyes) to what foods actually pack the punch advertised (you can lay off the beet juice!). A compendium of answers to the curious and nagging questions of how to keep healthy, "Never Shower in a Thunderstorm" will provide guidance and amusement to anyone who has ever wondered if the mosquitoes really are attacking her more than everyone else. (Yes, they are.)

Website of the Week

Healthcare 411 is a news series produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AHRQ’s mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. AHRQ is the lead Federal agency in the effort to improve patient safety and reduce medical errors.
Using the latest podcasting technology, these weekly audio and video programs feature news and information on current health care topics with synopses of AHRQ’s latest research findings. This innovative tool provides consumers with information they can use to improve the quality of their health care. In addition, the series gives AHRQ researchers and grantees an opportunity to share their findings and to be heard beyond the research community.