Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Women's History Month

March is National Women’s History Month
Check out the top ten famous women in history.

1. Mother Theresa

2. Cleopatra

3. Joan of Arc

4. Queen Victoria

5. Indira Gandhi

6. Marie Antoinette

7. Marie Curie

8. Eleanor Roosevelt

9. Mary Magdalene

10. Harriet Tubman

Do you like poetry or art?

Emily Dickinson is a famous poet in history. Did you know that her poems did not become famous until after her death?

Georgia O’ Keefe is a famous artist in history.

Come check out books on these great women at our library.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Book Club Titles

Starting a book club?

Need a title for your next meeting?

Compiling your list for next year’s book club?

Having trouble finding enough copies of a selected title?

We may have the answer!

Waterford Library’s Book Club Collection
This new collection is in the stacks, if we have 4 or more copies of a title, we are shelving them together in this special location.
Located at the end of the Adult Fiction Q thru Z aisles.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Turn Your Clock Back Saturday Night

During Daylight Saving Time, which begins in the spring, clocks are turned forward an hour, shifting an hour of light from the morning to the evening. When Daylight Saving Time ends in the fall, clocks are set back an hour and Standard Time resumes.

According to the present schedule—determined by the Energy Policy Act of 2005—the United States springs forward at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, and falls back at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday in November.

United States 2012 Daylight Saving Time Schedule: In the United States, Daylight Saving Time will begin on Sunday, March 11 and revert to Standard Time on Sunday, November 4. Time changes in the United States take place at 2:00 a.m. local time.

Incidentally, the correct term is daylight saving time, not daylight savings time. If you had it wrong, don't feel bad. More people Google the incorrect phrase than the correct one!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Thoughts on the Academy Awards

While watching the Academy Awards, I was thinking about the vital relationship between movies and books.  This year several of the nominated films were based on books I had read.  One of these was Hugo based on the book Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.  This movie was directed by Martin Scorese known for R-rated films.  He made this movie because of the encouragement of his 12-year-old daughter who loved the book and wanted her dad to make a movie age-appropriate for her.  I appreciated his efforts in bringing this book to life in a stunningly beautiful visual movie.  On Tuesday, March 13, you can see this movie at the Waterford Library at 6:00PM.  Remember, adults can come with or without children.  Another winner at the Academy Awards for best short animated film was The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.  This film based on the book by William Joyce pays tribute in a magicial way to the joy of books and libraries.