- Call the Meeting to Order
- Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
- Approval of Agenda
- Approval of General Meeting Minutes
- Director's Report
- Committee Reports - Finance Committee
- Unfinished Business and General Orders
- JJX Lease Renewal Counter-Proposal
- New Business
- 2013 Audit Report
- Proposed Revision - Capital Asset Policy
- Proposed Revision - Credit Card Policy
- Strategic Plan Update
- Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
Celebrate National Poetry Month by getting to know more about the lives of some of our greatest poets:
Longfellow: a rediscovered life by Charles C. Calhoun
Yeats's ghosts: the secret life of W.B. Yeats by Brenda Maddox
Dylan Thomas: a new life by Andrew Lycett
From noon to starry night: a life of Walt Whitman by Philip Callow
Rough magic: a biography of Sylvia Plath by Paul Alexander
Dante by R.W.B. Lewis
The dog stars [kit] by Peter Heller — Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. He lives in the hangar of an abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope that a better life--something like his old life--exists beyond the airport. Knowing he will not have fuel to fly home, he follows the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio.
Agatha Christie's mysteries are being re-released in large print. Anna Quindlen's latest is a fictional story of about a 60 something photographer coming to terms with her life. Extremely private throughout his career, the new Johnny Carson biography by Harry Bushkin, Carson's lawyer from 1970-1988, reveals the complexity of Mr. Carson. Elo's first novel links the commercial fishing industry, the perfume industry, and conservation in a hunt for justice. The Cold War was warming up and President Truman saw the need to recruit European scientists to America. He specifically stated no Nazi scientists should be recruited, Operation Paperclip tells what really happened.
Still life with bread crumbs [Large print]: a novel by Anna Quindlen
The regatta mystery, and other stories [large print] by Agatha Christie
Johnny Carson [large print] by Henry Bushkin
North of Boston [Large print] by Elisabeth Elo
In order to win you need to do four things:
- Pick up the 2-page hand-out at the circulation desk and complete it.
- Create a map of your spy route.
- Keep a journal/notebook of your own and make a spy entry everyday.
- If you used spy gadgets, write about them in your journal.
All entries will be judged by our expert spies. They will be looking for all four items to be completed, originality of spy route map and uniqueness of daily journal entries.
Looking for ideas? Check out the library's Harriet the Spy display, books and videos.
Happy spying! Don't get caught!
Ancient Egypt in 101 questions and answers by Thomas Schneider ; translated by David Lorton ; edited by J.J. Shirley
Delphi: a history of the center of the ancient world by Michael Scott
From Pompeii: the afterlife of a Roman town by Ingrid D. Rowland
The restoration of Rome: barbarian popes & imperial pretenders by Peter Heather
Timeless Poetry Collections
The best-loved poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy — Jaccqueline's daughter offers a selection of the former First Lady's favorite poems, plus a few of her mother's own verses.
The hell with love: poems to mend a broken heart by edited by Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Ash Velez — This collection of love poems is for anyone who has ever suffered the pain of breaking up and everyone who believes in the unique power of poetry to console and transform.
My song is beautiful: poems and pictures in many voices by selected by Mary Ann Hoberman — Fourteen poems celebrate the power of childhood from the perspective of a rich variety of cultures.
Autism spectrum disorders: what every parent needs to know by editors, Alan I. Rosenblatt, Paul S. Carbone ; with Winnie Yu
The autistic brain: thinking across the spectrum by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
The spark: a mother's story of nuturing genius by Kristine Barnett
The reason I jump: the inner voice of a thirteen-year- old boy with autism by Naoki Higashida ; translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices. However, BlackBerry users with the app installed prior to April 10 will be able to continue downloading eBooks and audiobooks via OMC. OverDrive has decided to discontinue further support of this particular app due to its lack of usage.
Fletcher and the springtime blossoms by Julia Rawlinson ; pictures by Tiphanie Beeke
10 hungry rabbits: counting & color concepts by Anita Lobel
999 frogs wake up by Ken Kimura ; illustrated by Yasunari Murakami
The second line [sound recording]: scarf activity songs by Johnette Downing — Dance along and wave scarves to the track "Flitter Flutter." Don't have scarves like the ones we use at our library storytimes? Any piece of light fabric will do the trick - even a washcloth or a clean dust cloth!
Singable songs for the very young [compact disc] by Raffi — Sing along to Raffi's upbeat version of "Mr. Sun."
A classical primer: ancient knowledge for modern minds by Dan Crompton
The twelve caesars: the dramatic lives of the emperors of Rome by Matthew Dennison
The mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon: an elusive world wonder traced by Stephanie Dalley
The riddle of the labyrinth: the quest to crack an ancient code by Margalit Fox
Discovering the city of Sodom: the fascinating, true account of the discovery of the Old Testament's most infamous city by Dr. Steven Collins and Dr. Latayne C. Scott
Europe before Rome: a site-by-site tour of the stone, bronze, and iron ages by T. Douglas Price