Useless Fact #2

Did you know…

Beverly Goldman was jailed in January of 2000 on seven counts of failing to return overdue library books. Goldman was arrested at her local library in Clearwater, Florida. That library had tried for over sixteen months to retrieve the overdue materials valued at $127.86.* The lesson? Turn in your stuff, people!!

Just an FYI: Wednesday, September 21st at 6:00PM, the Anderson Public Library will be showing Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of Black Pearl in the Delaware Room. This swashbuckling film lasts 143 minutes and is rated PG-13.** We will have all sorts of pirate books on display for your reading pleasure…ye bilge rat! Not to mention tasty treats courtesy of the Friends of the Anderson Public Library, matey!!

* This fact found in The Guinness Book of World Records, 2006

** Acording to the MPAA, PG-13 means that some material may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13.
Parents are strongly cautioned.


It’s That Time of Year!

Today was booktalking day at Northside Middle School! A big thank-you goes out to Mrs. Freeman and all her great sixth graders. Here’s a list of the titles I brought:

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

The Rag and Bone Shop by Robert Cormier

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar

Tiger by Jeff Stone

Can’t wait to see more of you on Thursday!

Weekly News Bite

Hope everyone enjoyed a little time off this past Labor Day! Special Announcement: this Thursday, September 8th, we were scheduled to have a Get Crafty session for teens. Unfortunately, due to some special circumstances, we are going to have to reschedule this event for later in the year. I apologize to all of you who were hoping for a craft this week.

But…we are still hosting our Fall Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament on Saturday, September 10th from 1:00PM to 4:00PM in the Chief Anderson Room. Registration is required; please call 641.2456 for more information!

Helping Those in Need

For anyone who has watched a television, listened to a radio or logged onto the Internet this week, you know how badly the southern portions of the United States have been damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Many people have been rescued, but thousands are still waiting for help. A lot of people here in Indiana want to help those less fortunate in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. Here are two good websites to get you started:

Keep these folks and the volunteers helping them in your thoughts this holiday weekend…