Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hale and Hearty Once Again

Thanks to the generosity of his many friends, Max is feeling much better. He is now able to control his diabetes through diet and exercise ; ) and he begins the New Year with his medical bills paid!

"Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver." ... B. De Angelis

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Too Politically Sensitive

Michale Callahan met with readers and signed copies of his book, "Too Politically Sensitive" on Saturday.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Paxton's library cat, Max, has been diagnosed with diabetes. With proper treatment he should be feeling better soon. Max receives daily insulin injections and is now on a special diet, so we ask that library patrons please refrain from feeding him treats. However, he still likes to visit with people, and he could use some help on his outstanding vet bills. All of Max's care is funded by donations from the library staff and his friends in the community. Donations are being gratefully accepted at Paxton Carnegie Library.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trick or Treat at the Library

"Are you a good witch or a bad witch?"

Too Politically Sensitive

Meet local author
Michale Callahan
Paxton Carnegie Library
November 14, 2009
2:30 - 4:30pm at the Paxton Carnegie Library

What's inside the book?
  • A 1986 murder investigation filled with deceit and cover up.
  • Two men wrongfully convicted.
  • The cover up continues 14 years later at the hightest levels of state government when a reinvestigation is deemed too politically sensitive.
  • Since when is any crime too politically sensitive to search for justice for the victim?
  • A state rich in political corruption relying on the United States Supremem Court to take away the freedom of speec from government emplyees to try and silence the man who spoke out against its misconduct.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Old Friends and New

Goggies like to google on the interwebs.

This face belongs on facebook.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Preschool Story Hour - Thursdays at 10am

So many kids, so few chairs. Max wins.

Monkeyshines at Story Hour.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009


So many books, so little time.

Preschool Story Hour

Beginning Thursday September 3 at 10am Preschool Story Hour returns for children age 5 and under. Each week will feature old and new stories, along with simple songs and crafts. This is a gentle introduction to the library for the very young.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Murder in the Library

In May we presented Murder in the Library, an interactive mystery play! The cast included library staff, board trustees, a lively audience, and even the Mayor of Paxton. Murder and mayhem reigned and our star was declared "Deader Than a Doornail!"

Book Signing

Local author, Nicole O'Dell (left) visited with library clerk, Katie Greenlee, on Saturday. Nicole's new books for preteen girls, Truth or Dare and All That Glitters are part of her Scenarios for Girls series.


The Pageturners Book Club and Melvin librarian, Jacqueline Allen, visited the Paxton Carnegie Library on Monday for a discussion of the book Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Iowa Librarian Vicki Myron. Max joined the group to share his thoughts on life as a library cat.


Max is our resident Library Cat. He was adopted by the library staff in 2002 and has since become a community cat. Max is 15 years old. He is a very gentle pet, and he has made many friends at the library. You can check out the documentary, "Puss In Books: Adventures of a Library Cat," at the Paxton Carnegie Library. To learn about other library cats, visit http://www.ironfrog.com/