Friday, October 23, 2009

Painting Raffle

Up for raffle is this beautiful painting of the Ripley Free Library done by local artist Mo Feree, a member of the Friends of the Library. Mo has created a remarkable rendition of this Ripley landmark.
Tickets may be purchased at the Ripley Library $1.00/ea
or 6/$5.00
The drawing will be held on Nov. 14th at the close of the Silent Auction. Get your tickets now!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Readings of Poe

Paul Leone will perform his adapted version of Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado and
The Raven at the Ripley Free Library on Thursday, October 29th at 7 p.m.
This program is made possible by funds awarded from The United Arts Appeal in Chautauqua
County.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thackeray's Review - The Magician's Elephant

The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo was a wonderful story. It was full of mystery and intrigue. It teaches you to believe in the unbelievable. Things get a little wild when an elephant crashes through the ceiling and lands on a lady's lap and that is only the beginning of the story!

(I must admit the thought of an elephant wandering around made me a little nervous, but she's really very nice). This is a must read for junior as well as adult readers.


Random Question:
What's the earliest you've gotten up to watch cartoons and what did you see?
The librarian doesn't turn the TV on very often and I haven't mastered how to use the remote yet. I'm working on it!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Books October 2009

Adult Fiction
The Spire by Richard North
The Tale of Applebeck Orchard by Susan Wittig Albert
The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith
Murder on K Street by Margaret Truman
Stalker by Faye Kellerman
All That Remains by Patricia D. Cornwell
Home for the Holidays by Johanna Lindsey
The River Knows by Amanda Quick
Lost Light by Michael Connelly
Strangers in Death by J.D.Robb Large Print
Must Love Hellhounds by Charlaine Harris
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Swan for the Money by Donna Andrews
Hothouse Orchid by Stuart Woods
The Missing by Beverly Lewis
The Professional by Robert B. Parker


Adult Nonfiction
Unleash the Inner Healing Power of Foods
Lifetime Encyclopedia of Letters by Harold E. Meyer
Easy Computing for Seniors
Creating with Concrete by Sherri Warner Hunter
Eat to Beat Arthritis, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and 51 other…
Heat-Zone Gardening by Henry M. Cathey
Gardening in the Shade by Anne Moyer Halpin
Reader’s Digest how to do just about anything on a computer
Alan Greenspan – The Age of Turbulence
Living Well on a Shoestring by Yankee Magazine
Backyard Problem Solver by Jerry Baker
The Encyclopedia of the Cat by Bruce Fogle

Youth Fiction
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Junior Fiction
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Children of Hurin by J.R.R.Tolkien
Dirt Bike Runaway by Matt Christopher
Dirt Bike Racer by Matt Christopher
Ida B by Katherine Hannigan
Waggit’s Tale by Peter Howe
Julie’s Journey by Megan McDonald
Changes for Julie by Megan McDonald
Meet Julit by Megan McDonald
Julie Tells Her Story by Megan McDonald
Happy New Year, Julie by Megan McDonald
Julie and the Eagles by Megan McDonald
The Cry of the Loon by Barbara Steiner
The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck
Murder at Midnight by Avi
Riot by Walter Dean Myers
The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech

Junior Nonfiction
Science Projects about Weather by Robert Gardner and David Webster
Battlefield Support by Geoff Cornish
Bombers by Mark Dartford
Inventors and Inventions by Michael Jeffries and Gary A Lewis
Elephants by Eric S Grace
An Egyptian Tomb by Meredith Hooper
Children’s Guide to Dinosaurs by Phillip Whitfield
Earth and Space by Anita Ganeri
Alligators and Crocodiles Great Creatures of the World
The Planet Hunter by Elizabeth Rusch
American Girl Games and Giggles


Books on CD
Kill the Messenger by Tami Hoag
Shoulder the sky by Anne Perry
Nothing to Lose by Lee Child
The Christmas Pearl by dorothea Benton Frank
The Whole Truth by David Baldacci
Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs
Standoff by Sandra Brown
Dark of the Moon by John Sandford
Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffrey Archer

Easy Reader
Moses the Kitten by James Herriot
Mummy Riddles by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg
Tow Trucks by Cynthia Roberts
Mr. Putter and Tabby Spill the Beans by Cynthia Rylant

Toddler Books
Smile by Roberta Grobel Intrater
Splash by Roberta Grobel Intrater
Sleep by Roberta Grobel Intrater
Peek-a-Boo by Roberta Grobel Intrater
Good Morning Baby by Cheryl Willis Hudson
Farm Animals
Crab’s New Shell by Katherine Sully

New Movies October 2009

Wolverine – PG13
Get Smart – PG13
Monsters vs Aliens – PG
300 - R

Thursday, October 8, 2009