Monday, October 16, 2006

School's in Full Swing

Despite the fall break area students are enjoying today, it seems that term papers, homework, group projects and class presentations are already being assigned and studying is in full swing at APL.

Your library is here to help. You can ask us a question in person, on the phone, or via our email address or instant message.

You can search our research resources for information, surf on INSPIRE for full-text articles, find a quiet place to study in the library, sign up to use one of our computer workstations, check AlexCat to find a book you need for a term paper, or just take a break with a magazine or graphic novel.

Need help? Just ask!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

New CDs

New CDs at APL...

Monday, September 25, 2006

Banned Books Week

CIMG2289Happy Banned Books Week!

September 23-30 is Banned Books Week, which celebrates Free People Reading Freely! Stop by APL and check out our Banned Books display, and see if you can guess the banned book hidden beneath the plain brown wrapper.

The American Library Association has a contest where you can vote for your favorite challenged book.

Google is celebrating by letting you explore various challenged books from this year and years past.

Celebrate your freedom to read!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Book Sale

Empty those piggy banks and scrounge for change between the seat cushions...APL's first ever FALL book sale begins tomorrow!

The Friend Preview Sale will be tomorrow, Friday, September 15th from 10am to 1pm. Not a member of the Friends? Join at the door!

The Public Sale will be tomorrow from 1pm to 6pm, and will continue on Saturday from 9am to 4pm.

Most hardbacks are $1.00 apiece, and most paperbacks are $.50. We will have lots of fiction titles, as well as books on tape that are ready for a new home!

See you at the sale!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

New CDs

Here are the latest CDs available at APL:

Want to search for another artist or CD? Just hop onto AlexCat!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Fine Free Month

How much can you get for free these days? At your library, you can access the world without spending a cent — all you need is a library card! September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. If you know someone who isn’t a library patron, encourage them to come in and sign up for a library card. Individuals who sign up for their first APL library card during September will receive a free movie rental certificate.

And, coming SOON. . . you’ll need a library card to use the internet here at APL. We’ll begin offering “smart card” technology. Details to come. . .

September is also Fine Free Month. If you have an overdue library book, movie, CD, etc. that you’ve been putting off returning, this month is the opportunity to redeem yourself. Any overdue item returned during September will be exempt from fines. (Existing fines on patron records for items already returned are not eligible for this incentive.)

Want to donate your would-be fines to a good cause? We'll have cans benefiting the United Way at our circulation desk to catch all those stray nickels and dimes!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Katrina: One Year Later

It was a year ago today that Hurricane Katrina crashed ashore, wreaking devastation in New Orleans and the surrounding areas.

In the months following Katrina, several books have been written about the destruction, the FEMA response, and the media attention given to Katrina and its aftermath.

The following books are available from APL...

Michael Eric Dyson's Come Hell or High Water was the first major book released regarding Hurricane Katrina, and focuses on the destruction and then the lack of response (possibly based on race) by the federal government. (Non-fiction: 363.3492 DYS 2006)

The Great Deluge by Douglas Brinkley (Non-fiction: 363.3492 BRI 2006) was released in May of this year, and chronicles bestselling historian Brinkley as he "lived through the destruction of Hurricane Katrina with his fellow New Orleans residents, and now...has written one of the first complete accounts of that harrowing week, which sorts out the bewildering events of the storm and its aftermath, telling the stories of unsung heroes and incompetent officials alike."

Anderson Cooper's Dispatches from the Edge details the CNN newsman's life in harrowing circumstances - tsunamis, war, famine, and flood. Cooper discusses his childhood, his relationship with his brother, his break into the media, and spends the last portion of his book detailing his time in New Orleans during Katrina's aftermath, presenting a view from the other side of the camera. (Biography: Cooper 2006)

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