Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
We will then move inside, to our meeting room, where Tracy Hein, principal at Prairie View Elementary School, will read A Visit From St. Nicholas, more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas. After that, the children will have a chance to sit on Santa's lap and tell him some of their Christmas wishes.
Last year, the weather was cold but the turnout was still very good and everyone had a great time. Hopefully this year the weather will be better, but regardless everyone will have a good time as we kickoff the holiday season in style. We hope you can join us on the 2nd!
Some photos from last year's tree lighting:
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
- The Romance Reader (www.theromancereader.com)
- All About Romance (www.likesbooks.com)
- Romance Writers of America (www.romancejunkies.com)
- Romance Reader at Heart (romancereaderatheart.com)
- Monster Librarian (www.monsterlibrarian.com)
- Horror World (www.horrorworld.org)
- Horror Writers Association (www.horror.org)
- Mystery Ink (www.mysterinkonline.com)
- The Mystery Reader (www.themysteryreader.com)
- Stop, You're Killing Me! (www.stopyourekillingme.com)
- Mystery Writers of America (www.mysterywriters.org)
- The Hidden Staircase (hsmb.omnimystery.org)
- Reviewing the Evidence (www.reviewingtheevidence.com)
Each option has its strengths and weaknesses, but overall, the consensus was that C was the best of the three. It takes nothing out of the western green space, allowing full development of that area as a park, and is the most efficient to build and operate, saving money during construction and in the long-run.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
In high school, Ray Bradbury was one of my favorite authors. I revisited Dandelion Wine a while back and was just as entranced by it as I had been twenty-five years earlier. I'll take that back-- I think it resonated more with me as a nearly 38-year-old than it did as a 16-year-old.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Long-time librarian Jacquie Hipsman will be sorely missed. She was a dedicated, friendly, and enjoyable professional for nearly two decades to both the library's users and her colleagues. Her laugh was contagious and her curiosity was boundless. She knew all the ins and outs of the library and was always willing to share her knowledge and experience with others. Arizona's gain is most definitely our loss.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Okay, well some catching up to do then. Expansion plans are still moving ahead, though we did reschedule our final meeting with Uihlein-Wilson into November to allow time for full development of all our options. Depending on the Village and their fiscal situation, we hope to be able to further develop our plans in 2010 and break ground in 2011. We'll see how it plays out.
Jacquie retired (waaah!), but we have hired a friendly, experienced replacement for her, so I think we'll be okay.
The library participated in a variety of Halloween events, including the Rotary Club's inaugural Halloween Haunt. I think things went quite well for a first year effort.
Thanks to the generosity of Jeanne and Bob Romanowski, we have some new, attractive and user-friendly CD racks in the library.
More and more and more, but I'll try to expand on the above and fill in the gaps during the course of this week.
Sorry for the long absence!