Friday, October 30, 2009

We have a beautiful new display case!!

I have visited many libraries and one of the things I have often admired in each one is their display case. Located in various areas of different libraries these cases are often used to showcase a community member's special collection. It may be a collection created by the individual, a form of art work or craft; or it may be a collection following a theme, such as a collection of sport memorabilia, antique dishes, or community history.

The Oakland Public Library was recently fortunate to purchase a lovely display case which may be viewed in the library. Prominently visible when entering or leaving the library, this case is locked at all times to ensure the protection of the collection on display. We appreciate that any items featured in the library’s display case are someone’s treasures and we wish to show our gratitude by securing these items while under our supervision.

R. Kevin Anderson graciously offered to be the first to fill our glass shelves by bringing in a variety of antique glassware. This was a beautiful display that brought immediate attention to our new case. It was not uncommon to hear complimentary “oohhhs” and “aaahhhs” coming from our library patrons each day.

Joanne Peterson has brought to the library the color of fall as the second to fill our library case. Her display features beautiful marigold carnival glass complimented by fall decorations. The sunlight on this glassware brings out the beautiful iridescent sheen that is unique to each piece. It is truly a pleasure to view.

Thank you to Kevin and Joanne for their willingness to share their personal collections with us! We will be featuring special Christmas items during the month of December and have even had interest for January already. We all have collections even though we may not realize the interest they may inspire in others. If you are willing to share your items as a display in the library case I encourage you to call or stop in the library for more details.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Few more new titles to choose from...

True Blue by David Baldacci

And Another Thing…by Eoin Colfer

Montana Rose by Mary Connealy

Cowboy Christmas by Mary Connealy

Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell

Pursuit of Honor by Vince Flynn

Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge

Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris

Blood Games by Iris Johansen

Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder

The True Gift by Patricia MacLachlan

Southern Lights by Danielle Steel

Monday, October 12, 2009

October Book Club Readers!!

     The Last Monday night of October the library will host a discussion of Leah Stewart's title "The Myth of You & Me".   Pick up a copy today and join us Monday Oct 26 @ 7 pm for a wonderful discussion!
     "When Cameron was fifteen, she and Sonia were best friends-so close it seemed nothing would ever come between them.  Now Cameron is a 29 year old research assistant with no meaningful ties to anyone except her aging boss, noted historian Oliver Doucet.
      Nearly a decade after the incident that ended their friendship, Cameron receives an unexpected letter from her old friend.  Despite Oliver's urging, she doesn't reply.  But when he passes away, Cameron discovers that he has left her with one final task: to track down Sonia and hand-deliver a mysterious package to her. 
      The Myth of You and Me captures the intensity of a friendship as well as the real sense of loss that lingers after the end of one.  Searingly honest and beautiful, it is a celebratin and portrait of a friendship that will appeal to anyone who still feels that absence of that first true friend." -book cover.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral

Ladies, your book club copies of Kris Radish's "Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral" are in and waiting for you!! Stop in soon and get your copy! Looks like fun reading!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Library Materials!!

Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern
Breaking the Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford
13 ½ by Nevada Barr
There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton
9 Dragons by Michael Connelly
The Gates by John Connolly
The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans
Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke
A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris
Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman
Black Friday by Alex Kava
The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Hardball by Sara Paretsky
The Professional by Robert Parker
Rough Country by John Sandford
House of Reckoning by John Saul
Sweet Love by Sarah Strohmeyer
A Measure of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling
Ghost King by R.A. Salvatore
Monster in the Box by Ruth Rendell
The Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall
Lakeshore Christmas by Susan Wiggs

Where Men Win Glory; The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer
Racing Toward Armageddon by Michael Baigent
175 Best Camp Games; a handbook for leaders
Cosmic Collisions; the Hubble Atlas of Merging Galaxies
Native American Clothing; an illustrated history

Large Print Fiction:
Pilgrims by Garrison Keillor
Hothouse Orchid by Stuart Woods
Have a Little Faith; a true story by Mitch Albom

Audio books:
Have a Litte Faith; a true story by Mitch Albom
Wagons West: Independence by Dana Fuller Ross