We’re Having a Drop In!

If you have a young crafter who would love to join us for a fun, frosty craft, we’re having a Chistmas Craft Drop In this afternoon from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. It’s going to be a lot of fun!

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Local Author Visit

We’re getting ready for a local author visit this week! Join us on Thursday night at 7pm for a reading and discussion with Wendy MacIntyre. She’ll discuss her latest book, HUNTING PIERO, which has a very interesting backstory related to the art world. You won’t want to miss this.

No registration required, but get here early to get a good seat!

Frivolous Friday!

For some truly frivolous information today, we’re talking about cheeseburgers–specifically the cheeseburger emoji!

Recently, Google came under fire for their cheeseburger emoji, and the controversy went viral. Apparently, the world’s emoji users thought the Google version—with the cheese BELOW the meat—just wasn’t right. They demanded that Google update the character to show the cheese above the meat. And they were taken seriously.

The original tweet by Thomas Baekdal: (cheeseburger images from Emojipedia)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded in a tweet:

 While it seems like a ridiculous argument, the idea of putting the cheese below the meat would mean a soggy, cheesy overflow on the bottom bun, which in the culinary world, just won’t fly. Apparently, Google had a previous issue with a search result for caramelized onions that nearly broke the internet, so the people at Google are taking this (somewhat) seriously.
What will the new cheeseburger emoji look like? We’ll have to wait and see. It should be available in an update and on new devices soon.

I SPY

As the weather gets colder, we’re expecting bus cancellations. If the buses are cancelled, don’t forget, we’ll be having a special I SPY day at the library! Drop in anytime with the kids for some searchable fun!

And while we could have I SPY at the library every single day of the year if it were up to our young patrons, we know how popular this type of activity can be. We’ve even been caught searching through some of our new I SPY books to find the requested items while prepping the books to go out. They’re addictive!

We have a few new I SPY books at the library… I SPY 123, and I SPY ABC. These books combine the fun act of searching for tiny objects while teaching numbers and letters. What could be better?

I spy with my little eye, something that is hours of fun!

Gift Giving Ideas

Have you finished all of your shopping yet? Stuck for ideas? I came across a wonderful and practical blog post that has “11 Minimalist Gift Ideas That Add to Happiness, Not Clutter”.

We’re not talking minimalist gifts like one of these Modern Nativity DIY sets (although c’mon…this is brilliant). No, these minimalist gift ideas are to inspire less waste, less clutter, and less fuss. But they’re all fantastic ideas (like giving a Texture Magazine subscription that can be read on a tablet or computer, or how about a single season’s worth of yoga classes).

Go ahead, click on the article and become inspired. Maybe you even have a few suggestions of your own for our readers? Comment below, and provide links if you have them. Inspire us!

Christmas Storytime Drop In

Bundle the kids into their pajamas and drop by the library tonight at 6pm for a fun Christmas Storytime! No registration required…and children of all ages are welcome. We’ll read Christmas stories, sing songs, and get the kiddies all ready for a slumber full of sugarplum dreams.

See you at 6pm!

Two Important Things

We often have questions from patrons about our website, and two of the most common things involve books they want to put on hold. Hopefully, this will make your browsing a little bit easier.

QUESTION 1: How do I know if a book is available when I’m searching the catalog?

If a book is available when you’re searching our catalog, the STATUS column will tell you. It will clearly say “available”, as the yellow arrow above indicates. If a book is already out to another patron, there will be a date present in that column instead. You’re free to put a HOLD on the book in either case.

QUESTION 2: How do I put a book on HOLD?

When you’re searching for a book, if it is available, a HOLD button will appear at the top of the page, right where the green arrow indicates. Just click it, and you’ll be required to sign in with your library card and PIN. Once you’ve done that, the hold will appear in your account. We’ll notify you when we’ve taken the book off the shelf and released the hold to you.

If the book is currently out, you can still place the hold in the same manner. The HOLD request will tell you what place you are on the list, and we’ll notify you when it becomes available. It’s easy!

Hopefully, this will help sort out a bit of confusion!