The season of the Davis Library.

The season of the Davis Library.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Stoddard, thank you for your votes!


Article 3 was passed for a new library addition. The addition will include a bathroom, entry room, large children's room and a young adult wing. 



        


Thank you to the addition committee, everyone's hard work and dedication over the past two years has brought us a set plan that is ready to begin work this coming July.

Please refer here for all updates and information on the addition progress.





Monday, January 5, 2015

Check it out!

~New books~
Like No Other by Una LaMarche
All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
Empire of Sin by Gary Kirst
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

~New Children's Picture books~
Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman
Hands and Hearts by Donna Jo Napoli
Moon Forest by Patrick MacCarthy
Skippyjon Jones: SNOW WHAT by Judy Schachner


In the words of Skippyjon Jones...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

January At the Davis Library





This winter at the library we will be having tea time every Saturday at 11am. Come visit and stay social during the snowy winter months. We may use the time to catch up, play games, make crafts and drink tea. Since we have no plumbing to wash it is BYOM (bring your own mug).

The library is now lending snowshoes! We have 2 pairs of snowshoes available and they are lent for one week at a time. Plan a trip on the many trails in beautiful Stoddard. Ask the library if you need to know of good places to go.


Monday Fun Day, afterschool story time at 3:30pm.
Get off the bus at the library, for afterschool story time this winter. There will be puppets marionettes, finger puppets, felt boards and maybe even some singing.


Happy New Year to you and yours!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A rendition of song 'Let It Go' by Demi Lovato & Idina Menzel

'Let It Grow' by Taylene Lavertue, Sammie Tremblay, Iyla Cousins & Taylor Panek
Verse 1
The fire burns bright on the mountain side. Not a shelter to be seen. A field of wheat and animals stray across the great old stream.   Farming was invented in Neolithic times.   Couldn’t kill the animals even though we tried. Don’t burn yourself on the fire keep on moving till your tired. Built those shelters to keep warm. Grow that corn!!
                      
Chorus
let it grow, let it grow, domesticate the animals, let it grow, let it grow, they found otzi in the ice, Now we are safe because we have cooper tools, harvest your wheat and rice, food keeps us all alive.
Verse 2 Its crazy how migration makes everything seem far, but the Vikings and historic people know how to do it all, it's time to eat that surplus food, to grow strong and break the wood, paint those painting on the wall to prove they can do it all

Chorus
Let it grow let it grow, I'm one with the wheat and rice, let it grow let it grow, sharpen your spears and knifes, let it grow let it grow they found otzi in the ice, Let it grow let it grow, Let the crops grow on, The animals never bothered me anyway

New Movies!

List of new movie titles at the library:
- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
- Leap Year
- A Madea Christmas
- Chef
- Christmas with the Kranks / The Holiday (Double Feature!)

List of new movie titles that are on their way:
- The Last Detail
- Malificent
- Elf
- The Fault in Our Stars
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- Divergent
- True Detective
- The Grand Budapest Motel
- The Hundred-Foot Journey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox  
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Boyhood
- Game of Thrones: Season 4 (February release date,)

Call the library a call at 446-6251, to put any of these titles on hold.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Audio Books coming your way.

Non-Fiction

Good Health, Good Life: 12 Keys to Enjoying Physical and Spiritual Wellness
by Joyce Meyer, Read by Jodi Carlisle.
Based on her New York Times bestseller, Look Great, Feel Great, Joyce Meyer explores the key ways to live a healthier, happier life. Meeting the demands of your busy life may leave little time for you to focus on maintaining your personal well-being. But it is important to remember that each part of your mind, body, and emotions-serves a purpose in God's exciting plan for your future. Embracing a healthier lifestyle will help you fully experience all the good things He has in store for you. Joyce Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, understands that modern life is hectic and has created a practical plan for achieving good health, one day at a time. Her easy-to-use 12-Key Plan for Good Health will help you develop life changing habits for a healthier lifestyle, no matter what your current level of health.

When Books Go to War
by Molly Guptill Manning, Read by Bernadette Dunne.
When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943 the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks in every theater of war. Comprising 1,200 different titles of every imaginable type, these paperbacks were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy, in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific, in field hospitals, and on long bombing flights. They wrote to the authors, many of whom responded to every letter. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity. They made Betty Smith, author of Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is an inspiring story for history buffs and book lovers alike.

Word Workout, Level One
by Charles Harrington Elster, Read by the author.
A practical audio book for building vocabulary-a graduated exercise program featuring thousands of words that begins with those known by most college graduates and ascends to words of the highest level. "People judge you by the words you use." This has never been more true than in our text-driven world of quick communications and often sloppy language use. The workout will be a comprehensive program, chock-full of information about synonyms, antonyms, and word origins, and replete with advice on proper usage and pronunciation. There will be creative review quizzesat each step of the way and longer review tests after each level to reinforce learning. Unlike other vocabulary audio books, Word Workout provides a complete learning experience, with clear explanations of meanings, word histories, usages, pronunciation, and more.

Fiction

Woman With a Gun by Phillip Margolin, Read by Hillary Huber.
New York Times bestselling master of mystery Phillip Margolin transcends his traditional territory in this a haunting thriller inspired by an unforgettable photograph. Visiting an art museum displaying a retrospective of acclaimed photographer Kathy Moran’s work, aspiring novelist Stacey Kim is stunned by the photo at the center of the show—the famous “Woman with a Gun,” which won a Pulitzer Prize and launched the photographer’s career. Shot from behind, the enigmatic black and white image is a picture of a woman in a wedding dress, standing on the shore at night, facing the sea. Behind her back, she holds a six-shooter. The image captures Stacey’s imagination, raising a host of compelling questions. Obsessed with finding answers, Stacey discovers that the woman in the photograph is Megan Cahill, suspected of killing her husband, millionaire Raymond Cahill, with the six-shooter on their wedding night. But the murder was never solved.

The Boston Girl
by Anita Diamant, Read by Linda Lavin.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable coming-of-age novel. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine—a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the na├»ve girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
Part duex to The Rosie Project.

Monday, November 10, 2014