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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History - 13 Sep 2014

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a seven-part PBS series that chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, premieres this Sunday, September 14, on WFYI at 8 PM.  PBS describes the 14-hour documentary created by acclaimed filmmaker, Ken Burns, as follows: "The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage and the conquest of fear."

Look for the companion volume, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History  at the Library. Kirkus Reviews calls the book, co-authored by Roosevelt scholar Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, "[A]n eye-opening look at a political dynasty worthy of the name and at a state of politics far better than our own."


Other fine books about this distinguished American family include: Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR’s Introduction to War, Politics, and Life by Stanley Weintraub; The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio To Win the Presidency by James Tobin, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough, and The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard. (Coincidentally, Millard's newest book, The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, a gripping account of events surrounding President James A. Garfield's assassination, is the Library’s 2014 United We Read selection.)
Knitting at the Library - 10 Sep 2014



Join us on Wednesday, 9/17 from 2-4PM for a Debbie Macomber knit-along! We'll talk about The Shop on Blossom Street and work on afghan blocks that we'll donate to Warm Up America, an organization that  makes sure people get the clothing items and blankets they need. If you're not able to finish the block during the program, you may take it home and bring it back once you're done. Yarn will be provided, but additional worsted weight acrylic is welcome. Participants may either bring their own size 8 needles, or needles will be provided. Adults only, registration required.
September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month - 4 Sep 2014


Don't have a Library Card? Sign up for a Library Card during September and enter your name in a weekly drawing at the 2nd floor reference desk for a prize basket filled with Library goodies. Winners will be drawn every Tuesday in September and each new card holder will earn an entry into that week's raffle. New library card holders and all customers are welcome to attend our interesting and fun programs and activities for youth, teens and adults. The Library gives you access to computers, wireless, free computer classes, e-books, book clubs, prizes for reading during the summer and winter reading programs, and places in which you may study, read, and chat with your neighbors. Stop in during September and open your world with a library card.
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3rd Grade Union Elementary School Tour -
When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Class tour, eBook demonstration, searching for info on the catalog, online databases for students and overview search tools.
Toddler Zone -
When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 35 months. This active and fun-filled program uses books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and nursery rhymes to foster a familiar environment for little ones where they feel comfortable to learn.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Three to six year-old children are introduced to longer stories and will enjoy various interactive activities, fingerplays, use of the flannelboard, songs and a craft.
Grandparent’s Day Grand Event -
When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 and up. Bring a Grandparent (or a special person) to the Library to celebrate them in style with stories, bingo and family fun!
Art Adventure: Shrinky Dinks -
When: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 – 6. Color a design on special plastic and see what happens after it is baked!
No programs for Sat
No programs for Sun
Wonderful Ones -
When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 23 months. The one-year-olds' program focuses on a theme and uses books, flannelboard stories, fingerplays, puppets, songs and a craft.
Terrific Twos -
When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 24 - 35 months. Two-year-olds are exploring the world around them and their storytime covers a wide range of themes using books, puppets, songs, fingerplays, complete with a craft.
Books 'n Babies -
When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages birth to 11 months. Babies will enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, action playing, a short book and play time.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Three to six year-old children are introduced to longer stories and will enjoy various interactive activities, fingerplays, use of the flannelboard, songs and a craft.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Our teen librarian doesn't always think the library should be a quiet place. Join us every Monday from 3:30-5:00 in the teen area for group gaming on the Wii and Xbox. No registration required, just show up.
Toddler Zone -
When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 35 months. This active and fun-filled program uses books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and nursery rhymes to foster a familiar environment for little ones where they feel comfortable to learn.
TEEN: Paying for College -
When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Students and parents of all ages are encouraged to attend this evening presentation to discuss the college planning and financial aid process. ISM College Planning Team Members will be on hand to present topics including picking the right major and college, searching for scholarships, the FAFSA, and more. Please feel free to join us for this event and bring your college planning and financial aid questions.
Lego Read, Build, Play -
When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 - 6 with a parent. The Read, Build, Play program is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines reading and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks. A Parent-Child interactive story and playtime.
Toddler Zone -
When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 to 35 months. This active and fun-filled program uses books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and nursery rhymes to foster a familiar environment for little ones where they feel comfortable to learn.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Three to six year-old children are introduced to longer stories and will enjoy various interactive activities, fingerplays, use of the flannelboard, songs and a craft.
Introduction to Powerpoint -
When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn the basics of PowerPoint. Individual registration and library card required.
3rd Grade Union Elementary School Tour -
When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Class tour, eBook demonstration, searching for info on the catalog, online databases for students and overview search tools.
Wonderful Ones -
When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 23 months. The one-year-olds' program focuses on a theme and uses books, flannelboard stories, fingerplays, puppets, songs and a craft.
Terrific Twos -
When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 24 - 35 months. Two-year-olds are exploring the world around them and their storytime covers a wide range of themes using books, puppets, songs, fingerplays, complete with a craft.
Tween Council -
When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Tween council meeting.
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