Mar 24, 2008

Pick of the Week

The Pillars of the Earth
by: Ken Follett

A story of passion and idealism, which describes a group of men and women in the Middle Ages whose destinies are fatefully linked with the building of a cathedral.

Website of the Week

This award-winning Magazine is a nonprofit educational project sponsored by:NC State University and the University of Central Florida. It highlights exemplary student work from the most creative classrooms around the globe. Lots of fun ideas and information is here for you to see.

Mar 18, 2008

Pick of the Week

Freddy and the French Fries: Fries alive!
by David Baldacci

From the award winning writer of many adult fiction titles comes a children’s story!

While competing with a rival restaurant for the winning float in the Founder's Day parade, nine-year-old Freddy Funkhouser constructs a batch of animated French fries in his secret laboratory that come to life after receiving an enormous jolt of electricity.

Website of the Week

Also in Italian, Spanish and French.This website for children explores the history, culture, government, geography, and biodiversity of Mexico through essays, games, recipes, and other activities. Learn about indigenous groups, music, holidays, food, traditions, myth and stories, rulers, branches of government, and more.

Mar 11, 2008

Pick of the Week

To Kill a Mockingbird
By: Harper Lee
Lawyer Atticus Finch defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic, Puliter Prize-winning novel--a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Through the eyes of Atticus's children, Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unanswering honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930's.
This is our Big Read title this year. Programs, book discussions and much more are planned throughout the Pamunkey Regional Library system during March and April 2008. Come join us to read this classic novel.

Website of the Week

Saint Patricks Day Parades,Irish Pubs, Fun Runs,Irish Associations, Irish Music Festivals, Irish Names,Irish Dancing Schools, Irish Music Irish Roots, Irish Festivals,Scottish Highland Games USA & Canada,Pipes & Drum Bands

Mar 10, 2008

A New Look for NoveList!

The latest version of NoveList, a reader's advisory database for fiction, includes a fresh, new interface and several exciting features, including a handy single search bar. The link for Novelist is located in the "Books and Literature" section of our Electronic Resources page. You will need your library card, if you are at work, home, or school.

And don't miss the upcoming debut of NoveList Plus, offering all of the features and content you enjoy in NoveList, including non-fiction titles and tools.

Mar 4, 2008

Pick of the Week

A crack in the edge of the world : America and the great California earthquake of 1906
by: Simon Winchester
Winchester's recounting of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake is dense with facts but light and breezy in style. Full of both geological history and personal anecdotes, the book explains the longstanding dangers of the San Andreas Fault and the long-term consequences of the earthquake it caused.
Pamunkey Regional Library has this title in CD talking book, Playaway talking book and in print.

Website of the Week

From the U.S. Geological Survey. Learn about past, present and future predictions for earthquake activity. Includes neat facts about quakes, science fair project ideas and answers to frequently asked questions about earthquakes.

Mar 2, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Sunday, March 2, 2008 is Dr. Seuss's 104th birthday. Stop by one of our branch library birthday parties (calendar) or visit Seussville and join in the fun.
* Image™ and © Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. 1957, 2008. All Rights Reserved.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week!

March 2-8, 2008
"Tune in @your library!"
Teen Tech Week is a national initiative aimed at teens, their parents, educators, and other concerned adults. We encourage teens to use our nonprint resources for education and recreation, and help them recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology (everything from databases to DDR).
Check out Rosen's Teen Health and Wellness Database during March, too
(Username: teentech and Password: teentech).