February 14, 2008

We’re Moving!!

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:56 pm by librarygirl

Starting Tuesday February 19th the Autauga-Prattville Public Library Blog will officially be moved to http://prattvillepubliclibrary.blogspot.com. The site is under construction right now but come Tuesday we will be completely up an running.

So please remember to add the new blog to your RSS feed.

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December 21, 2007

Library Closing Dates…

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:01 pm by librarygirl

Just a reminder…

The library will be closed December 24, 25, 31, and January 1 for the holidays.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Update: 

Okay I need to revise our holiday hours:

Dec. 24 – closed

Dec. 25 – closed

Dec. 26 thru 31 – 9-5

Jan. 1 – closed

Sorry about the confusion.

New Books

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:59 pm by librarygirl

Adult Fiction:

The Venetian Betrayal

By Steve Berry

Big Boned

By Meg Cabot

Unwrapping Christmas

By Lori Copeland

T is for Trespass

By Sue Grafton

Last Call

By James Grippando

Hand of Evil

By J. A. Jance

The Warrior

By Kinley MacGregor

Dreamsongs Vol. 1

By George R. R. Martin

Antony and Cleopatra

By Colleen McCullough

Hide and Seek

By Fern Michaels

Watchman

By Ian Rankin

Blood Brothers

Nora Roberts

Adult Non-Fiction:

Day of Reckoning

By Patrick Buchanan

Never Enough

By Joe McGinniss

The Rest is Noise

By Alex Ross

October 31, 2007

Witches and Fairies and Librarians …oh myyyy

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 10:11 pm by librarygirl

Happy Halloween from the Autauga-Prattville Public Library, we’re all dressed up and ready to celebrate!!! Whether you’re out tricking or treating be sure to come by the library for some “eye” candy.

And while you’re here make sure you ask to see Peter Pan (a.k.a. the Assistant Director)

September 15, 2007

New Audiobooks

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:06 am by librarygirl

The Alexandria Link

By Steve Berry 

Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund

By Blaize Clement

Critical

By Robin Jones Cook

The Burnt House

By Faye Kellerman

Coal Black Horse

By Robert Olmstead

June 27, 2007

The Library and the Elf

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:30 pm by librarygirl

Do you want a better way to keep up with your library books? Well, LibraryElf.com may be just the answer. According to their website they can help you keep track of all the materials you check out from the library. I have personally used the site and I really liked it. All you have to do is sign up (it’s free) and LibraryElf will send you email reminders when your books are due or when an item you have on hold is available (my favorite feature). It’s a pretty cool site so be sure to check it out.

June 20, 2007

The book that defines the 20th century –revealed

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:28 pm by librarygirl

As posted previously, Guardian Unlimited, of the UK, ran a public survey to discover the definitive book of the 20th century. And the winner by 22% (drum roll please) was… 1984 by George Orwell, beating out 50 other hopefulls that included The Great Gatsby, Cather in the Rye, and The Diary of a Young Girl.

Here is a list of the top 10 books, as voted on by the public (according to the article by Guardian Unlimited they are listed in order of publication date):

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Does anyone else think that it’s even slightly humorous that Bridget Jones’s Diary made it to the top ten list? It’s just a little funny to think that the humorous misery of single life was a definitive topic of the 20th century.

June 14, 2007

DVD’s @ the library

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:49 am by librarygirl

Today we have officially begun offering DVDs at our library. The collection includes everything from documentaries to blockbusters. We have worked hard to create a wide selection, so hopefully we have something for everyone. I am sure they will go fast so come by soon and check one out.

June 8, 2007

To the Parents

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:51 am by librarygirl

Okay all you parents out there, if you’re struggling to find ways to entertain your children how about picking up a few books for them at the library. PBS has created a site with helpful tips for encouraging your kids to read. They even have a section that outlines how to work through the dreaded “required reading list”.

Update: Reading is Fundamental (RIF) also has a helpful website with summer reading tips. Their site also includes a great list of popular books this summer as well as a list of great vacation reads.

Check it out and let me know if you think either of these site are helpful.

found via LII

June 5, 2007

Authors recommending Authors

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:40 pm by librarygirl

In an interesting article by the New York Times, several well known authors were asked to recommend some good books. They gave some interesting suggestions. I personally loved what Edwidge Danticat had to say. Check out the article here.

What do you think about their choices? Did any of the authors’ suggestions surprise you? Did they suggest any books that sparked your interest?

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