Wednesday, August 22, 2007

September 2007 at the Library.

The library has all kinds of wonderful entertaining and informative programs for adults, young adults and children.

In September

Childrens Room - new direct telephone number 232-1233.

Pizza Night & Book Discussion - September 24th, 6:30-7:15 p.m. 4th & 5th graders eat a pizza & enjoy discussing The Strange Night Writing of Jessamine Colter by Cynthia Defelice. Books will be available in the Children's Room. Future dates: Oct. 22nd, Nov. 19th & Dec. 17th.

New Mother's Group - 4 week session for new mothers (babies up to 12 months) - meet other moms and share concerns. Deborah Gershon, local pyschotherapist, will lead this informal group. Meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. starting on Sept. 20th. Future dates: Sept. 27th, Oct. 4th & Oct. 11th.

Also find out about the ongoing Story Time programs for Preschoolers - Mother Goose (ages 12-30 months), Toddler Time (ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2) & Story Time (ages 3s & 4s; 4s & 5s).

Young Adults

Teen Movies - Batman Begins, September 14th, 2:30-5 p.m.

The World Loves Poetry - opportunity for all local poets, amateur or published - young or old, to read their favorite poetry. All ages are welcome to participate.

Coming on October 10th
College Applications - Oauthor Don Dunbar will talk about mistakes to avoid in the college application process.


Long Term Care Insurance presented by the NYS Office for the Aging, September 10th, Monday, at 6 p.m.

Author Talks - September 17th, Monday:
Jennifer Rosvally & Shura Saul talk about their new book Mother/Daughter Duets at 7:30 p.m.
Dana Brand, author of Mets Fan, will discuss baseball and the life of a Mets fan at 8 p.m.

Financial Services for Women - 3-part series with Catherine Tanzilli, Vice President at Merrill Lynch on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. starting on September 20th with Market Update. Following dates: September 27th - Why Smart People Make Bad Investment Choices & October 4th - Retiring Successfully.

Adult Book Discussion Group - meets September 19th at 8 p.m. to discuss My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki.

Billy Wilder Movie Series - starting on Thursday, September 20th at 2:30 p.m. (2:15 p.m. intro) with Double Indemnity. Future dates: Oct. 11th - Love in the Afternoon, Nov. 8th - The Apartment & Dec. 6th - Some Like It Hot.

The World Loves Poetry - opportunity for all local poets, amateur or published - young or old, to read their favorite poetry on September 29th, 2-4 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate.

For more information about future events, please go to the main website at - click on Events, Newsletter, Childrens Room or Young Adult. You can also contact us by phone (Main - 232-3508; Childrens - 232-1233) or by e-mail at

Children's Room 2007 Summer Wrap-Up

Over 100 kids became detectives while participating in our Get A Clue Summer Reading Program. Reading to discover clues provided them with an extra incentive to keep reading all summer. Special thanks to our terrific summer helpers, Gwen Cullen and Alice Kiffer, who manned the KVL Detective Agency.

Harry Potter mania was in the air in July. Nicholas Kristensen was the overall winner in our Harry Potter Trivia Contest. Forty-one kids answered the Seven Questions of harry Potter in the weeks prior to the release of Book 7, anticipating what would happen in the final book. Olivia Walsh won first prize for having the most correct predictions.

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Award-Winning Books

2006 & 2007 Winners


Man Booker Prize - 2006 Winner - The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai - click here for books on the shortlist. For the 2007 longlist click here.

National Book Awards - 2006 Fiction Winner - The Echo Maker by Richard Powers - click here for winners in other categories & the shortlist.

Quill Book Awards - 2006 Book of the Year - Don't Make a Black Woman Take off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life by Tyler Perry - click here for winners in other categories.

For lists of other 2006 award winning books - click here.

TLS Best Books of the Year 2006 - click here


Young Adult Literary Services Association - Best Books for Young Adults 2007 - click here.
Nominations for 2008 - click here.

Teens Tops Tens - 2006 list - click here. For 2007 nominees - click here.

Printz Award - 2007 Winner - American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yan. Honor awards also listed.

Mark Twain Book Award - 2007 Winner - Abduction by Peg Kehret. For 2008 nominees - click here.

School Library Journal Best Books for 2006 - click here

For more award winners & booklists - click here.


Association of Library Service to Children - 2007 Notable Children's Books - click here.

Caldecott Award - 2007 Winner - Flotsam by David Wiesner. Honor winners - click here.

Newbery Medal Award - 2007 Winner - The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron. Honor winners - click here.

For more award winners - click here.

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