Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Paxton Carnegie Library will be closed December 24 and 26, and January 2. Are you looking for a unique gift for someone special? The Paxton Carnegie Library has lovely transparent glass mugs for only $3 each and lightweight black tote bags with the library logo for just $1. For a friend or relative who lives outside the city limits, the gift of a non-resident library card is always appreciated. Stop by the library for more information on purchasing a non-resident card.
There are many new books at the library, perfect for curling up with on cold winter nights. New non-fiction for December: “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson, “Nearing Home” by Billy Graham, “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” by Chris Mathews, “SEAL Target Geronimo” by Chuck Pfarrer, “What It Is Like to Go to War” by Karl Marlantes, “Drama: An Actor’s Education” by John Lilthgow, “Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War” by Leymah Gbowee and Carol Mithers, “Knitting With Peruvian Yarn” by Jane Ellison, “Then Again” by Diane Keaton, “Van Gogh: The Life” by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope” by Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, and Jeffrey Zaslow, “God, If You’re Not Up There” by Darrell Hammond, “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony” by Jeff Ashton, “Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us” by Mary Ellen O’Toole and Alisa Bowman, “Catherine the Great” by Robert K. Massie, and “The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level” by Chris Hardwick.
New fiction includes: “Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years” by Gregory Maguire, “Inheritance” by Christopher Paolini, “Corn Maiden” by Joyce Carol Oates, “Prince of Ravenscar” by Catherine Coulter, “Kill Alex Cross” by James Patterson, “V is For Vengeance” by Sue Grafton, “Micro: a Novel” by Michael Crichton, “Explosive Eighteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel” by Janet Evanovich, “Devil’s Gate (The Numa Files”) by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown, “The Virgin Suicides: A Novel: by Jeffrey Eugenides, “Perfect” by Ellen Hopkins, and “11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King.
On the shelves in the children’s department, we have “The LEGO Ideas Book" by Daniel Lipkowitz, “This Little Piggy’s Book of Manners” by Kathryn Madeline Allen, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever” by Jeff Kinney, "The Emperor of Nighon-Ja: Book 10 (Ranger’s Apprentice” by John Flanagan, and “Wonderstruck” by Brian Selznick. There are also many fine books on holiday entertaining and recipes at your local library. On DVD, you’ll find “Winnie the Pooh,” “The Smurfs,” “Cars” and “Cars 2,” “Our Idiot Brother,” “Water for Elephants,” “Friends with Benefits,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Captain America,” “Cowboys and Aliens,” and “The Help.”
In memory of James D. Fleming, the library Board of Trustees presents two DVD sets: “The Civil War: a Film by Ken Burns,” and “On the Road with Charles Kuralt,” along with the biography, “Remembering Charles Kuralt” by Ralph Grizzle.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Preschool Story Hour begins Thursday, September 1st! Preschool children and their parents or caregivers are invited to the library each Thursday at 10am. Drop-ins welcome, no registration necessary. We'll hear old and new stories, do simple crafts, and make new friends. Join us!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Anyone searching for family history information may use the new new microfilm reader to save and print articles and obituaries from The Paxton Record. The library's collection extends from 1865 to 2009. Articles may be saved to a flash drive as a PDF file or printed at the library. Black and white prints are .10 cents each.
There are many new bestsellers on the shelves, including "A Stolen Life: a Memoir" by Jaycee Dugard, "Learning" by Karen Kingsbury, "Now You See Her" by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, "Sisterhood Everlasting" by Ann Brashares, "The Belileving Brain" by Michael Shermer, "Dreams of Joy" by Lisa See, and "One Summer" by David Baldacci. New DVDs include: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1," "Cedar Rapids," "Rango," "The Adjustment Bureau," and "Unknown."
Two unique books were recently donated to the library: "Eagan's, When You need Hardware: From Horse Collars and Buggy Whips to Television Sets," by William F. Eagan... and "A Chronological View of the History of Bayles Lake, Loda, Illinois, by Rod Cardinal. Both are welcome additions to our historical reference collection.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Library visitors may still check out materials and use the Internet at the Paxton Carnegie Library.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Other new books on the library shelves include: The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier, Prayers and Lies by Sherri Wood Emmons, Under the Mercy Trees by Heather Newton, The Usual Rules by Joyce Maynard, When We Were Strangers by Pamel Schoenewaldt, Bloodroot by Amy Greene, The Foremost Good Fortune by Susan Conley, Angel Sister by Ann H. Gabhart, Heartwood by Belva Plain, Being Polite to Hitler by Robb Forman Dew, The False Friend by Myla Goldberg, and True Grit by Charles Portis. In non-fiction, we have The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, a Love Story by Ree Drummond, Twin by Allen Shaw, At Home in the World: A Memoir by Joyce Maynard, Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, My Father At 100 by Ron Reagan, The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life by Jasmin Darznik, and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. There are two new magazines: Rolling Stone, which is ready for check out and Psychology Today, coming soon.
For teens, we now have The Clique Series by Lisa Harrison and on the Easy Reader shelves we have The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper and Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson. The Easy Reader books are highlighted during our weekly Story Hour. Every Thursday morning at 10, preschool children and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers are invited to the Children’s Library for stories and crafts. There are always new movies at the library too. While we await the arrival of the Academy Award nominees, we can enjoy some new “old” DVDS from the library: West Side Story, Funny Girl, The Way We Were, Sleepless in Seattle, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. An anonymous donor has presented the library with a selection of classic DVDs featuring Buster Keaton, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, The Keystone cops, and Laurel & Hardy, as well as some vintage Sci-Fi movies. New this week: the documentary, Waiting for Superman, which calls attention to our country’s public education system.
Here’s a reminder for everyone who is interested in downloading eBooks: We have two Kindles for in-library use which already contain some eBooks. Patrons may work with these KIndles in order to learn the basics of how to use them. The Kindle is not compatible with the software provided by Media Mall, which offers free downloads to library cardholders on the LINC Horizon website. To see if your electronic device is compatible for temporary, free downloads of books go to www.paxtonlibrary.blogspot.com and the Online Catalog. Click on Media Mall to download the free software and to see a list of supported audio and eBook devices.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The Board of Trustees Meeting has been postponed to February 8th, at 7pm.
No Story Hour on Thursday.
We hope to have regular library hours once again, beginning at noon on Thursday.