Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bucky & Bonnie Do WCPLtn !!!

Our littlest readers were in for a treat this past Wednesday,  when our two favorite (and published) miniature horses, Bucky & Bonnie came to a special storytime!

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Our director, Dolores Greenwald, read the book Bucky & Bonnie’s Library Adventure and the mini horses joined us after the reading!

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They offered hoof print autographed copies to patrons, and our Friends group sold copies of the book to our die hard fans!

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If you missed this awesome event, log in to your Facebook account and click here to view our photo album!

And if you’re on twitter, you can click here to view our stream of live tweets of the event!

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Preservation Week

by Jason Gavin, Special Collections Librarian

pwk_logoThe annual American Library Association’s Preservation Week is fast approaching! This year it is April 27th to May 3rd, and it’s a great time to pick up some great tips and tricks to preserve your family treasures! Hop over to the preservation week website to print out a free bookmark with great general preservation tips, or check here for preservation tips for specific materials – books, paper, photographs, electronic media, comic books, textiles, as well as general care tips for a collection or how to make a time capsul. Library of Congress also has some great tips for saving your stuff here!

Red Shirts by John Scalzi

Redshirts by John Scalzi

By Lindsay Roseberry, Reference Librarian

Anyone who likes science fiction shows, in particular Star Trek, knows about “red shirts.” Fans of the show began noticing that those with red shirts in “away teams” always died. They were usually guest stars or extras. In the book Redshirts, Mr. Scalzi plays on this idea.

The Intrepid, the flagship of the Universal Union, continually replaces its lower ranked crew members, especially after away missions. Ensign Dahl, newly assigned to the Intrepid, begins to realize that whenever an away crew is sent on a mission, at least one crew member doesn’t come back. The three officers—the captain, the science officer, and the pilot Kerensky always survive. Kerensky is almost always injured but recovers extremely fast. No one knows why. Ensign Dahl has to investigate; he has been on one away mission already, and he lost two friends. Luckily for him, he knows a man inside who just might have a way to stop the deaths…

Mr. Scalzi is a science fiction author known for his wry humor. He has a popular blog and hangs out with other popular SF authors and Wil Wheaton of Star Trek: Next Generation fame. (Mr. Wheaton also narrated the audiobook version of Redshirts.) His book Old Man’s War was well received and was nominated for the prestigious Hugo Award. It is also a very good book, in my opinion.

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