Monday, November 30, 2009

Food for Fines Wraps Up

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Our Annual Food for Fines Food Drive results are in. Thanks to you we will be donating 450 non-perishable food items to our local Food Pantry. See you next November!

Learn a Language at Wood Library

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Announced via their 11/25/09 blog: As part of its new web event offerings, Wood Library is offering a month long test drive of the Mango Language Learning System. It's free and available on your internet-connected computer. You will need: Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Firefox, Safari or Opera Adobe Flash Player 9.

After your try it out, please fill out their survey. You will find a link at their blog.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Who is Finn Reeder?

Wearable Art Workshop a Stunning Success!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Coupling Nut Chokers
Duct Tape Wristbands

Guitar Pick Necklaces

Charm Bracelet

S-Hook Bracelet

Twelve teens and 'tweens worked (and played) diligently to create the wearable art featured above. Doughnuts and cider rounded out the event. In February, a similar event for younger children will be run by these artists! Watch here for details.

New H1N1 Children’s Book Available as Free Download

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Nov. 17, 2009 – Educators, parents, and book lovers can get a free, exclusive look at a brand-new middle grade novel, Finn Reeder, Flu Fighter . Last week, Stone Arch Books, a children's fiction publisher, has made the book available as a free download on its website . The book will be released in hardcover as part of Stone Arch’s spring 2010 collection in January.

In Finn Reeder, Flu Fighter , 13-year old Finn is assigned to keep a journal for his English class. Little does he know that his journal will turn into a record of a major flu pandemic. Somehow, he survives infection, and as his school population dwindles, Finn faces down the school bully, draws comics, catches the principal ordering pizza, endures a string of bizarre substitute teachers, and even manages to study once in a while. By the time the month is over, he’s made it through the epidemic, gotten vaccinated, played the world’s strangest game of solo dodge ball, and – if he plays his cards right -- might even have found himself a girlfriend.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Author Visit HUGE Success

Over sixty (!) people crowded into the parlor and sitting room this morning to learn more about paranormal investigation from Cassidy O'Connor and her associate, Justin Chernogorec. Check out her book, Haunted Buffalo: Ghosts of the Queen City, at Barnes and Noble or

We ran out of time and we ran out of books for her to sign soooooooooooo....we are planning another visit in the near future. We'll keep you posted.

Thanks to all who came inside on a beautiful Saturday to support a local author!

Monday, November 09, 2009


OUR legislators are in Albany and need to hear from all of us. Scroll down to our Tuesday, 10/27, posting to find out why and how.

"GOT GHOSTS?" Only six days left until Cassidy O'Connor's visit!!!

On Saturday, November 14, local author Cassidy O'Connor will be here from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. A talk on the paranormal and her new book, Haunted Buffalo: Ghosts of the Queen City, along with a book signing time are on the docket for the day. Cassidy is featured on the front page of the Nov. 5 ARCADE HERALD and on the front page of the SPOTLIGHT section (F) of "The Buffalo News", Sunday, October 25. Come and meet her in person!

FOOD FOR FINES is alive and well - - we will collect food until November 21st. (see Monday, October 26 post)

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

On Our Minds Today

1. VOTE!

2. 2nd Annual FOOD for FINES: Oct 26 to Nov 21 (see Monday, October 26 post)

3. Long-Range Planning Meeting re-scheduled for Wednesday, November 4.

4. November 14: Local author Cassidy O'Connor will be here - 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

5. November 21: TEENS and TWEENS Wearable Art Workshop - come in and sign up!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Wood Library's Veterans Day Tribute Online

You are invited to view Wood Library's online Veterans Day Tribute anytime anywhere during the month of November. Featuring author Nancy E. Lynch talking about her book "Vietnam Mailbag" recorded at Wood Library on October 14, 2009, the Tribute also includes a PBS documentary on the Medal of Honor. Arcade Free Library and twenty other OWWL libraries own copies of "Vietnam Mailbag". Click on the book's cover to view the video.