Library Corner November 3, 2013

Library Corner November 3, 2013

The library will be closed November 11th through the14th while a new automated library system, VERSO, is being installed.  Materials checked out before this closing will not be due until November 15th when the library will open.  Patrons will find this system user friendly.  New features will make searching for materials easier and the ability to reserve books and creating book lists a possibility. Patrons can use this new system by connecting to our website at and clicking on the catalog/account tab.  Under your account tab you will be able to see what items you have checked out, their due dates and be able to renew items.  It will also list any items you have on reserve.  Just like our previous system you will have to have a pin number to access your account.  All pin numbers will be transferred to the new system.  Many smart phones and tablets will not be compatible with this new system until early 2014.

There is  a new astronomy program called Tween Sky Watch beginning on November 8th and will meet on the second Friday of each month for ages 6 -12 in the Community Room.  Meetings will included interactive space discussions with various activities and star gazing each quarter.

Tween Movie will be “Pocahontas” on November 9th at 11 a.m. in the Community Room.  Tweens 7 – 12 should be reading “Fairy Tale Detectives” by Michael Buckley for the Tween Book Chatter November 15th at 4:30 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Room.

Joe Brooks will be having a book signing on his debut fiction novel, “Chase the Rain” in the lobby on November 9th from noon until 3 p.m.  Brooks, an associate pastor at Waterville Baptist Church, states that this is a travel story where our main character is on a journey.  “He’s about to become a pastor. Everything that seminary and life prepares you for, does not answer three questions,” Brooks said.   “So he’s taking his journal out and writing about those three main questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? He’s going back to home — going back to a place that he vowed to leave. Why?”

Friends of the Library Association, FOLA, will be hosting an Antique and Rare Book silent auction on November 17th at the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch Library from 2 until 4 p.m. Come and bid on books, from biographies to essays, primers, classics and serials….almost all pre-date 1920 before ISBN# were assigned to books.  Many are 1st Editions.  Proceeds from this sale will go to help our Teen Group enclose the Teen Zone at the library.