Friday, February 26, 2010

Authors of the Month for March are:

Adult Author Kathy Reichs

She is a mystery author and her books are the basis for the television show Bones. Come on in and check out the bulletin board for some facts on Kathy Reichs and get one of her books.

Junior Author is Lemony Snicket.

He has written A Series of Unfortunate Events. Look at our board to see some quotes from this author.

Easy Read Author is Dr. Seuss.

As you know March 2 is Dr. Seuss's Birthday so it was an obvious choice for this month. He is a very funny, and loved by all. Come and see what Seussisms are on the bulletin board in the childrens section.

Thackeray's Review

February has been a busy month, but I did manage to read Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. I'm glad I found the time to do it. This story is about a boy who moves into a new neighborhood only to discover that he is the focus of the school bully. He befriends a boy who lives in the woods. This story has just about everything in it...alligators, snakes, owls, good guys, bad guys and some funny parts too. It was a very good read and I learned some things too! Check it out.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Growing Older

There's a lot to be said about growing older. We're all doing it. On Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m., Dr. Mary Anne Spanos from the Office of the Aging will give a talk on classes available in the area, insurance coverage and discount dining areas. Information handouts will be available. Everyone is welcome!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Poetry Night

This year the Ripley Free Library is trying something new! We are looking for original poets in our community to recite their own works in front of a captive audience. Everyone is welcome.
You must register at the library ahead of time, as participation is limited. At the time of registration a copy of your poem is requested.
Mark your calendars for March 9th at 7 p.m. Whether you're reciting or being a member of the audience, it's sure to be a fun night!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Big Read

Coming Thursday, February 18th, the Ripley Library will once again be part of The Big Read.
This year we will be reading My Antonia by Willa Cather. The group will meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. There will be assignments handed out each week along with reading lessons that will be discussed at the following meeting. Come and join us for a great time. You might just learn a little something along the way!

Mark your calendars now for every Thursday from Feb. 18th through the end of March!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentine's Treats

The Friends of the Library will be holding a bake sale on Saturday,
Feb. 13th at Meeder's Restaurant in Ripley, New York. Stop in and pick up a delicious treat for that special someone in your life. Sale will begin
at 9 a.m.