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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 19, 2014

At the Library

By Linda Witthoft, Washington Public Library | Oct 25, 2013

Last week, the library staff attended the Iowa Library Association Conference in Coralville. Unfortunately, the library had to close for part of the day for two days. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we attended the classes with hopes to further our services to our patrons. I was excited to “check out” two new libraries on our way, North Liberty and Cedar Rapids. This was our opportunity to see how other libraries are cataloging, displaying, and choosing books. Also, we heard about programs they offer at their libraries.

Quickly, we headed out to the conference; we are becoming “over-due”! We arrived and scattered to our appropriate classes. We had three or four to choose from, so we spread ourselves out among the choices. Time for lunch. That was a long story that will never go to print. Soon we gathered back and tried to find the classes that will help us grow. We all took notes and chatted about ideas all the way home.

Friday was on the road again for everyone, except me . They enjoyed part two of day one. It was my day off, so I prepared a small display and gathered the table and décor for the Saturday Senior Fest at the Washington County Hospital. It turned into an enjoyable morning of meeting and greeting and sharing some high points of library services we can offer to many people. As Benjamin Franklin said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

The following new materials are available.

Gifts & Memorials

The Signature of All Things (large print) by Elizabeth Gilbert & Sycamore Row by John Grisham given in memory of David R. McDaniel

Adult Fiction

The Litter of the Law by Rita Mae Brown, Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas, Outlaw by Ted Dekker, Benediction by Kent Haruf, Critical Mass by Sara Paretsky, In Harm's Way by Ridley Pearson

Large Print Fiction

Keys to the Castle by Donna Ball, Starry Night by Debbie Macomber, Close Knit Killer by Maggie Sefton

Young Adult Fiction

Night School by C. J. Daugherty, Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis, 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil, Parallel by Lauren Miller, Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Easy Children's

Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by James Dean, The Snatchabook by Helen Doherty, How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton, The Little Red Hen by Mary Finch, Autumn is Here! by Heidi Pross Gray, The Tortoise and the Hare by Jerry Pinkney, Bedtime Monsters by Josh Schneider, Who Goes There? by Karma Wilson

Adult Nonfiction

The Pioneer Woman Cooks : A Year of Holiday by Ree Drummond, The Four Doors by Richard Paul Evans, Talking About Death by Earl A. Grollman, The Bullying Antidote by Louis Hart, A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel, One Light Still Shines by Marie Monville, Piano for Dummies by Blake Neely, The Thyroid Diet Revolution by Mary J. Shomon

Audio CDs

Too Good To Be True by Benjamin Anastar, Low Pressure by Sandra Brown, A Wanted Man by Lee Child, Voodoo River by Robert Crais, Winter of the World by Ken Follett, The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith, Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, Fool Me Once by Fern Michaels, Lacy by Diana Palmer, The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston, Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick, Betrayal by Danielle Steel

 

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