Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Local artist, Forrest Williard displayed a collection of photographs at the library in February. Here are a few shots of the collection.

Thanks for reading,


Monday, February 20, 2006

Students'Art Work from Ms. Cagle's classes at Hopewell Elementary School is on display in the Children's Area of the Archdale Library during the month of February. Braxton Craven Middle School's artwork from Ms. Loewen's students will arrive for March.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss will be celebrated on Thursday, March 2 from 7-8pm.
It will offer a fun evening storytime for the family with games, stories, craft and refreshments.
An afternoon craft-time for school-age children honoring the St. Patrick's Day holiday will be on Tuesday, March 14 from 3-4pm. Space is limited, registration is required. Refreshments, craft and stories will be offered--Don't forget to wear something green!

(Parents/guardians are reminded that children under 11 years must be with an adult.)


Saturday, February 11, 2006

" Mmmm....chocolate..."--Homer J. Simpson
Having problems with fractions? Need to help a young one with math? Like looking at pieces of chocolate?

Say no more. This intriguing title helps by breaking down fractions into the smaller pieces of a candy bar.

I will warn you, though, do not use this book on an empty stomach!

Thanks for reading,

Friday, February 10, 2006

The American Library Association recently announced the 2006 Newbery and Caldecott Medals during its midwinter meeting. Check it out at Ala.org.

For all the Sendak fans (Where the Wild Things Are)...According to an article in USA Today Maurice Sendak is writing his first pop-up book "Mommy?" due in September from Scholastic with the help of author Arthur Yorinks and paper engineer Matthew Reinhart. It's the tale of a little boy who wanders into a monster house looking for his mother. Oooh, I can't wait!

Have a great weekend!
P.S. Make sure you have a great book to snuggle with (if it snows!)

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Bread and Milk--HA! I say...

Check out this new title we just received in Archdale: The Storm Gourmet, a Guide to Creating Extraordinary Meals without Electricity.

With all of the weather related news (and the flurries), I wanted to share this one with you. Chapters on appetizers, soups and salads, main courses, sauces and desserts will lead you through at least 14 different winter storms without resorting to cereal and PB&J.

Some examples...

Tomato-Mushroom Bruschetta
Bean and Roasted Pepper Salad
Honey Mustard Chicken with Pecans
Lemon-Herb Pasta
Island Shrimp
Peanuty Chicken over Puffed Rice
Savory Ham with Dijon Cream
Apple and Cider Vinegar Dressing
Black Forest Tarts
Black & Tan Cookies
Raisin-Date Nut Balls

Thanks for reading,

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Celebrate A Good Yarn for Book Break on February 21 at 2:00.

We also have it as a Book-On-CD and in Large Print. Interested in books about knitting? Try A Good Yarn: Knitting Along with Debbie Macomber. Or check the catalog for other books on knitting.

Thanks for reading,