Being a user of Gmail as our main email accounts at the library, we decided that perhaps it was time to see what all the fuss was about with Google + (Google plus), since we often have patrons curious about it.
Joining was incredibly easy. Once logged into Gmail, click the +You link in the top left-hand corner of the screen where all of the other Google options are listed. If you are not a Gmail user, simply go to the Google Plus homepage (plus.google.com), and click the Create an Account link. This will take you straight to the Google + registration page, where your information may already be entered (as Google has this information from your Gmail account), or you may have to enter yours in.
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Thursday, April 12 7:00 p.m. at Books & Company
Hear five County residents champion their chosen books at the opening night of the PEC Authors Festival.
Vote for your favourite title by 5 p.m, Sunday May 13.
A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe presented by Janet Kellough
Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army by Christine Blatchford presented by Peter Lockyer
The Better Angels of our Nature Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker, presented by David Simmonds
The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje presented by Katy McIntyre
The Pity of the Winds by Robin Timmerman presented by Mark Despault
The 2012 County Reads ballot is now available online
New Book List for March 16/12
Agony of the Leaves by Laura Childs [a Tea Shop Mystery, bk. 13]
As Easy as Murder by Quintin Jardine [a Primavera Blackstone Mystery]
Blue Monday : a Novel by Nicci French
Cat’s Claw by Susan Wittig Albert [a Pecan Springs Mystery]
Celebrity in Death by J. D. Robb
The Chalk Girl : a Mallory Novel by Carol O’Connell
Dead of Night by Barbara Nadel [an Inspector ikmen Mystery]
Deader Homes & Gardens : a Claire Malloy Mystery by Joan Hess
Death of a Kingfisher : a Hamish Macbeth Mystery by M. C. Beaton
Downfall : an Intervention Novel by Terri Blackstock
Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder
Heart of a Killer : a Thriller by David Rosenfelt
I’ve Got Your Number : a Novel by Sophie Kinsella
The Last Storyteller : a Novel of Ireland by Frank Delaney
Lone Wolf : a Novel by Jodi Picoult
A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison
Private Games by James Patterson & Mark Sullivan
The Promise by Lesley Pearse
Rainshadow Road : a Friday Harbor Novel by Lisa Kleypas
Restless in the Grave : a Kate Shugak Novel by Dana Stabenow
The Shadow Patrol : a Novel by Alex Berenson
Sonoma Rose : an Elm Creek Quilts Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Thief by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott [an Isaac Bell Adventure]
Touchstone by Melanie Rawn [Glass Thorns Series, bk. 1]
Trail of the Spellmans : Document #5 by Lisa Lutz
Victims by Jonathan Kellerman [an Alex Delaware Novel]
Web of Angels : a Novel by Lilian Nattel [CDN]
The White Pearl : a Novel by Kate Furnivall
Yours, Mine and Ours by MaryJanice Davidson [ Sequel to Me, Myself and Why]
Concerned residents of Prince Edward County have put together a petition opposing the proposed closure or dismantling of the Ameliasburgh, Bloomfield, and Consecon branches of the Library. Thank you to everyone who signed the petition.
Thank you for signing the petition in support of the library. Your voice made a difference and the proposal to cut library services by closing or relocating branches to inadequate sites has been taken off the 2012 Budget and Financial Sustainability Opportunities report..
Budget deliberations continue, however, and we are hopeful that library services
will not be adversely affected. We look forward to your continued support
Carolyn Barnes shares her piece, “At the Public Library”
At the Public Library
Who do you see at the public library?
Everybody. Every age, every interest, every fear, every hope.
Toddlers aim crookedly for the Circulation Desk, hugging picture books in their small arms.
Elderly folk, some brave and bright, others weary and beaten, make their slow way to the day’s destination – bookshelf, magazine rack, computer terminal, easy chair.
A teenager prints out her resume in hope of a summer job. A man who was young once prints his out, too, with far less hope.
Brisk people on lunch dash in to pick up the latest bestseller.
Lonely individuals seek solace in the newspaper, on the computer, in the friendly faces around them.
Panicked kids, deadlines looming, look for help. What is the longest river in the world? How did World War I affect Canada’s economy?
People with troubled faces gather books and websites on cancer, on Alzheimer’s, on fibromyalgia.
People arrive whom birth or trauma have dealt a hard hand to play — many on their own, some with caregivers — to check a favourite website or find a book or video to enjoy.
A young woman, abloom with excitement, hunts out the wedding planning section.
People gripped by steel trap minds fiercely research the topics that consume them.
Avid readers, returning last week’s pile of books, fill their tote bags up again.
You see everybody at the public library. Every age, every interest, every fear, every hope.
The proposed closure/dismantling of the Ameliasburgh, Bloomfield and Consecon Branches of the Library has alarmed many patrons of the library.
Three things you can do to save your library:
1. Contact your councillor and express your concern.
2. Attend the open meeting March 14 at Shire Hall at 9:30 a.m.
3. Sign the petition organized by a community group – in any branch of the library or online.
New Books List, March 2, 2012
The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay
Left For Dead by J. A. Jance [Ali Reynolds Mystery]
No Mark Upon Her : a Novel by Deborah Crombie
Oath of Office : a Novel by Michael Palmer
Robert Ludlum’s the Janson Command by Paul Garrison
Adult Fiction Large Print
Robert Ludlum’s the Janson Command by Paul Garrison
All Hell Let Loose : the World at War 1939-1945 by Max Hastings
Behind the Beautiful Forevers : Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
Paranormal : My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife by Raymond Moody, MD & Paul Perry
Use Your Brain to Change Your Age : Secrets to Look, Feel and Think Younger Every Day by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Chihuawolf : a Tail of Mystery and Horror by Charlee Ganny