January 2009 Towncrier Article

Laguna Book Club – January Title

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN by Cormac McCarthy

We will be meeting on January 21st, 2009, at the Laguna Public Library from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. A few copies of the book are available at the library for check-out. The book club is a way to share thoughts and opinions of a variety of books with members of the community, recommend new titles, and enjoy the pleasure of reading. For suggestions of BOOK CLUB titles stop by the library and let us know.
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Free Magazines and Books Available

The library has magazines and books available for the community to take. We are currently weeding materials to make room for new materials. Weeding of materials is an evaluation of library materials and resources to determine what items to remove that are no longer useful in a collection. Evaluation includes condition of the book, age, frequency of use, multiple copies, and currency/accuracy. Donations of books, audio books, and DVDs are always welcomed.

Magazines available to take:

National Geographic (1978-2006), Flower and Garden (1996-1998), Air and Space Smithsonian (2004-2006), Crochet, Crafts (1991-1992), Workbasket, Arts and Crafts (1981-1985), American Indian Art Magazine (1979-1996), Modern Needle Craft, Cross Stitch (1992-1997), Quilt World (1982-2002), Ceramic Arts and Crafts (1982-1986), Reminisce, Cowboy and Indians (1999-2006), Archeology (1995-1997), and Indian Artists (1998).

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Upcoming Programs

Every Child Ready to Read Workshops for Parents and Caregivers of Pre-School children will be available to the community in February and March at the Laguna Public Library. Dates will be posted in late January.

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – March 2nd, 2009
We will be hosting story time and activities at the library throughout the day.

April 12th – 18th, 2009 – National Library Week
Theme: Worlds Connect @ Your Library

Summer Reading Program and Activities
Theme: Be Creative @ Your Library
Children and Teens – June 8th – 26th and July 6th – 24th, 2009
Adult Summer Reading Program, June 1st – July 31st , 2009

The library is looking for volunteers (teens and adults) to help us plan and implement the summer reading program and activities for children, teens, and adults. If you are interested please come by the library for more information.

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New Books

Women and Stress: Practical Ways to Manage Tension by Jean Lush
Ocean: The World’s Last Wilderness Revealed

Young Adult Titles

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Dishes by Rich Wallace
The Savage by David Almond (Graphic Novel)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
How To Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

Native American Titles*

Children of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices on Child Custody and Education
Taking Charge: Native American Self-Determination and Federal Indian Policy, 1975-1993
Gambling and Survival in Native North America
Negotiating Tribal Water Rights
Selling the Indian: Commercializing & Appropriating American Indian Cultures
Tribal Policing: Asserting Sovereignty, Seeking Justice

*There are more new titles in this section

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