Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Scrap booking Night @ Your Library

The Oakland Public Library will be offering a scrap booking event in the library Thursday October 27th from to .  Space is limited so you must sign up in advance.  Contact the library today for more information!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

New Audio Books on CD

1105 Yakima Street by Debbie Macomber

61 Hours by Lee Child

Acceptable Loss by Anne Perry

Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux

Death of a Chimney Sweep by M. C. Beaton

Devil’s Own by Sandra Brown

Dolan’s Cadillac and other stories by Stephen King

The Gift by Richard Paul Evans

I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark

Late Edition by Fern Michaels

Lethal by Sandra Brown

Live Wire by Harlan Coben

More than a Mistress by Mary Balogh

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

One Summer by David Baldacci

Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev

Promises to Keep by Jane Green

Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh

Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

Sixth Man by David Baldacci

Thrill of Victory by Sandra Brown

Tomarrow’s Promise by Sandra Brown

Monday, July 18, 2011

More Summer Reading Crafts!

Amazing Pirate ships!

Paper, tape, crayons and IMAGINATION!

Go to the Photos tab to view more Summer Reading Activities in Action!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

X marks the spot!

X marks the spot! Yes, this year’s summer reading program theme, “One World Many Stories” will include a pirate’s map of the world! The map will keep track of each participant’s “treasures” throughout the month of July! Our “treasures” will be countries visited through our reading. A large world map displayed in the library is ready to be covered with X’s as we keep track of all the countries our readers visit each week.

If you have traveled somewhere in the world and would like to share your experience with our young readers, we would love to hear from you! Do you have items or “treasures” from another country that you would like to display in the library? Can you share another language with us? These are all things that help us learn!

America has long been called the melting pot, a fusion of nationalities, cultures and ethnicities. Becoming more knowledgeable of other countries, as well as our own, through stories, fables, foods, games and information, is our goal for this year’s summer reading program. Traveling the high seas in our pirate ship will allow our map to chart our journey and make our learning fun!

“One World Many Stories” will last from July 5th through 27th. Mondays in July the library will host crafts and activities for 1st grade through 7th grade, from 2 to 4 pm. Tuesdays will be preschool craft and story time from 10 to 11 am. Wednesday evenings the library will host “Movie Night” from 6 to 8 pm. Register your children now!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer Reading Program "One World, Many Stories"

This year's Summer Reading Program will be held during the month of July with the following schedule:

Mondays : Craft time from 2 to 4pm

Tuesdays : Preschool Storytime from 10 am to 11 am

Wednesdays : Movie Matinees from 6 to 8 pm

Stop in soon to sign up your child for "One World, Many Stories"  Summer reading is a great way to help preschoolers learn early literacy skills, school age children and teens avoid the "summer slide" and for adults to model the joy of reading to their children.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Local author to visit the library!!

Mark your calendars! The Oakland Public Library will be hosting an evening with local author Mary Connealy, Monday April 18th from 7 to 8 pm. Learn more about Mary today at http://www.maryconnealy.com/.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Have you checked these out yet?

New additions to our music collection include: “Need you Now” by Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band “You get what you give”, The Best of Eric Clapton, George Strait “Twang”, Dierks Bentley “Up on the ridge”, Anthology of Bread, Jefferson Starship Platinum & Gold Collection, Neil Diamond 12 Greatest Hits, Taylor Swift “Speak Now”, Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits, The Band Perry, Rod Stewart “The Best of the Great American Songbook”, Johnny Cash 16 Biggest Hits, Toby Keith “Bullets in the Gun”, The Best of The Who, Kenny Chesney “Hemingway’s Whiskey” and Sugarland “The Incredible Machine”.

New movies include: “Red”, “The Secretariat”, “Casablanca”, Masterpiece Classic “Downton Abbey”, “The American” and “Red River”.

New audiobooks include: “The Inimitable Jeeves”, “The Red Garden”, “Winter Ghosts”, and “Fadeaway Girl”.

There are many new fiction and nonfiction books are on the shelves as well. I won’t list them here but you can find in them in the library in their own special display. When you come in you will also enjoy seeing more new art work from our Oakland-Craig students! (be sure to check out the photos page)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

“Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others” -- William Arthur Ward

Thursday, January 20, 2011

One Book One Nebraska 2011

After receiving nominations from across the state, the Nebraska Center for the Book board has announced the 2011 One Book, One Nebraska selection: “Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps” by Nebraska author Ted Kooser.

Although Kooser is one of America’s most distinguished poets, this is not a poetry book at all, but a kind of intimate travel guide to the place he calls home in the rolling hills of southeastern Nebraska, an area known as the Bohemian Alps. Kooser uses exquisite detail and humor in “Local Wonders” as he shares abiding wisdom in the concise Bohemian proverbs that are woven into his essays. Nothing is too big or too small for his attention. Like his poetry, Kooser’s prose brings to life the details of a rural American landscape.

Reading great literature encourages us to think about ourselves, our environment and our relationships. Talking about great literature with friends and family can add richness and depth to the reading experience. Each year, Nebraska communities come together through literature in community-wide reading programs to explore a classic work by one of Nebraska’s best-loved authors. The Oakland Public Library currently has a copy of “Local Wonders” and will assist patrons, book clubs and organizations requesting additional copies to participate in One Book One Nebraska.

One Book One Nebraska 2011 sponsors include the Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Humanities Council, Nebraska Library Association, Nebraska Library Commission, and the University of Nebraska Press.