Friday, May 23, 2014

Upcoming Events!

June 2014 Events
Homer Community Library

May 31  All Day!
Find Us at Homer Soda Fest
The Library will be holding a fundraising toss-game and raffle at Homer Soda Fest! You will have the chance to win many prizes including a Kindle, $50 and $25 gift cards, and a wine tasting at Wyldewood Cellars. 
For more info on Soda Fest go to:

June 3  1pm
Summer Reading Program Kicks Off
This is the first day of our 6-week Summer Reading Program, ‘Paws to Read’. For more info, just ask the librarian.

June 7  2-4pm
40th Anniversary Open House
40 years ago the Village of Homer voted on a tax referendum to make us an official tax-supported public library! Join us for cake and punch and see how much has changed in the last 40 years.

June 11  1pm
Movie Matinee:   The Monuments Men
Based on the true story, an unlikely World War II platoon is tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves. How could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians possibly hope to succeed? But as they  found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements.
Rated PG-13                                        runs 118 min

June 20  7pm
Free Family Movie Night:  The Lego Movie
This story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Rated PG                          runs 1 hr 40 min

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lot's of New Stuff at the Library

We have started off the month of May with a bang  - or at least a large order of books! We have new books in for every age group and both fiction and non-fiction.  

We have the newest releases from popular authors such as Stuart Woods, John Sandford, David Baldacci, Richard Paul Evans, and James Patterson.  We also have two recent best-sellers in adult fiction from authors you might not recognize as well; Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  We are also adding new mysteries in our paperback collection.  If you haven't checked out the Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries by C.S. Harris you might find them interesting. They take place in Regency England - a place where gentlemen duel with pistols at dawn, fortunes are won and lost at a turn of the card, a decades-old war has turned Europe  into a ravaged battlefield, and in London, a child of six can be hanged for stealing a handkerchief.  This is the world of Sebastian St. Cyr, heir to an earldom, disillusioned Army officer, and now detective. As the author writes, "Think Mr. Darcy with a James Bond edge..."

We are also adding to our young adult collection.  We are keeping up with the series we currently have an are adding new ones frequently.  We have the newest additions to both the Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon and the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and have just added the first two books of the Virals series by Kathy Reichs.  We are also adding many of this year's Printz award winning and honor books.  The Michael L. Printz award is an American Library Association literary award that recognizes the "best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit".  

We haven't forgotten our younger patrons, either! We just got in some cute picture books including the newest Mo Willems book, The Pigeon Needs a Bath.  If you aren't familiar with Mo Willems, he does two really popular sets of books, the Pigeon books and the Elephant and Piggie books.  And there is so much new in our Junior collection that I am going to save that update for a future article.

Don't forget, Friday May 16th is our Free Family Movie Night. This month we will be showing The Nut Job.  An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery.  This movie is rated PG and runs 86 minutes. The movie starts at 7pm. -- 

Monday, May 05, 2014

Events for May

I am a little late getting this posted so we have already had our Madeline Tea Party.  It was a lot of fun and I think we all learned a little something about table manners!  Here are the rest of the events for this month.  And just a heads up..... June 7th will be our 40th Anniversary Open House so save the date and join us for some cake and punch!

May 2014 Events
Homer Community Library

May 3  2pm
Madeline Tea Party
Do you remember the Madeline books? “In an old house in Paris that was covered with wines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines…” The first Madeline book was published 75 years ago – help us celebrate her 75th birthday!

May 13  7pm
Library Board Meeting

May 14  1pm
Movie Matinee:   Philomena
When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) was sent to the convent to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising never to attempt to see her child again, she nonetheless spent the next fifty years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic. Rated PG-13                                        runs 98 min

May 16  7pm
Free Family Movie Night:  The Nut Job
Surly (Arnett) is a mischievous squirrel with a mission: to find the tastiest nuts for winter. When he discovers a whole store filled with his favorite food, he plans a heist of nutrageous proportions. But the place turns out to be owned by ruthless bank robbers, so it’s up to Surly and his furry friends to stop the nearby bank heist and save the town.
Rated PG                                      runs 86 min