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Sycamore Public Library Newsletter

March, 2010
Spring Into The Library
In This Issue
About the Library
Storytimes
Computer Class
Health Database
Teen Book Group
Job and Career Group
Library Closings
Daisy Duck
Book Discussion
Gift Certificates

About the Sycamore Public Library
Sycamore Public Library

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thur. 9am – 9 pm
Fri. & Sat.  9am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm
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Dancing at StorytimeStorytimes

Storytimes continue four times a week for four more weeks, March 30-April 22. Tuesday at 10 a.m. for Toddlers, 18 months to 3 years old.  Tuesday evening Storytime at 7 p.m. for the whole family. On Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. for independent kids over 3 and not yet in school.

Afternoon Computer Class

March 30, Technology @ the Library, 2 p.m. in the Board Room.
This is the perfect class for the person who feels intimidated by all the new technology at the library.
You will learn about logging into the public computers, searching for materials in the library catalog, and see the variety of online resources that available through the library website.
Classes are limited to eight participants.  Sign up for this class at the Reference Desk today!

Great Resource

The Library offer many great resources for Sycamore Public Library cardholders. The can all be found on the Helpful Links page of the library’s website.

Consumer Health Complete provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. You can search and browse for articles in medical encyclopedias, popular reference books and magazine articles.

All you need is your library card number and a few click on the keyboard to access the database anytime day or night.

Teen Book Club

The March book will be paired with its movie:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.

Berlin 1942. When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

Book Club will meet to watch the movie on Wednesday, March 31st at 5:30 p.m. in the library’s Big Meeting Room and will then spend some time discussing comparisons between the book and the movie.

Anyone is welcome to come to the showing of this PG-13 movie.  Popcorn will be served.  Teens are encouraged to stay for the discussion but are free to leave after the credits roll.

Job & Career Search Group

The group meets every Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Library’s Board Room.  It provides job seekers with an opportunity to network, to compare notes, and learn about job resources.  The Library has developed a special cart with a collection of books to help all job seekers with their searching and career.

On March 29th How to Understand Government Job Ads with Robert Petitti. The government supplies the hoops, he supplies the way through.

Funding for the JCSG is provided by a grant from the Sycamore Charities.

Library Closings

The Sycamore Public Library will be closed on Sunday, April 4th for Easter and on Friday, April 16th for a Staff Training Day.
If you have items due on April 4th, you have until April 5th to return them. No materials are due at the library on April 16th.

Daisy Duck

Dancing at StorytimeDaisy Duck will be in town in mid-April. Come to the library and shake wings and have your picture taken with Daisy. Watch for more information in the April Newsletter.

Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room.

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper.
From Publishers Weekly: Tropper returns with a snappy and heartfelt family drama/belated coming-of-age story. Judd Foxman’s wife, Jen, has left him for his boss, a Howard Stern-like radio personality, but it is the death of his father and the week of sitting shivah with his enjoyably dysfunctional family that motivates him. The family’s interactions are sharp, raw and often laugh-out-loud funny, and Judd’s narration is unflinching, occasionally lewd and very keen. Tropper strikes an excellent balance between the family history and its present-day fallout, proving his ability to create touchingly human characters and a deliciously page-turning story.
Pick up a copy today at the Circulation Desk and join us for a discussion of this great book.

Gift Certificates Available

If you need a special gift for a friend, co-worker, or family member, we have just the thing: a Sycamore Public Library Gift Certificate. You can purchase the gift certificate in any amount and it can be used for any library service or fee from DVD rentals to purchasing a non-resident library card. Gift Certificates can be purchased at the Youth Services desk and at the second floor Circulation desk.

It’s quick and easy, and you can borrow a good book or movie while you’re here.

Sincerely,

Sarah Tobias, Director
Sycamore Public Library

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