Here are some upcoming events at the Library...
Beginning Thursday, May 16-17 & 18, 2013 during library hours
Young Authors Days
Students Writings from Keystone Central, Lock Haven Catholic, Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, Home School and Cyber Charter Schools
Saturday, May 25, 10:30 am
To Honor The River
As part of the Susquehanna River Honor Journey, (http://susquehannariverhonorjourney.org) the Ross Library will be offering “To Honor The River.” At 10:30am on Saturday, May 25th, Adult Services Coordinator Lou Bernard will offer a historic walking tour along the levee, with a theme of lumbering and rafting, and the contributions they have made toward our history. Tour begins at the library. For further information or to register, please contact 570-748-3321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 7, 6:00pm
Walk the Past 2013
Beginning on Water Street and each Friday evening another Lock Haven Street or Levee walk.
Saturday, June 15 all day
Movie with Dad
Bring your dad to the Ross Library and check out one dvd free for a weekend of fun together!
One DVD per father.
Thursday, June 20, 7:00pm
Ross Library will host Clinton County's Paranormal Club.
Call 570 748 3321 to reserve a space for any program.
Looking for FREE online tech classes? Try here at the Goodwill Community Foundation Learn Free website. They offer over 750 free lessons on a variety of topics, including Microsoft Office, Facebook, and Twitter. Users don't need to have the programs installed in order to take the classes.
So many tech topics, so little time. Great job eBooks users!
Call 570 748 3321 for additional assistance and suggestions.
OVERDRIVE eBOOK USERS
Call to obtain the library code needed to use with your library card on Overdrive.
570 748 3321
You need this code to login and check out books.
1. READ the Quick Start Guide on the Listen to Books page.
Click here to get it.
The directions in the Quick Start Guide are essential to have a successful eBook borrowing experience.
2. FOLLOW the steps in the Quick Start Guide in designated order.
Working out of order can often impede all of the necessary software ingredients from working together.
3. Take your time. Read through the details.
Make sure your device is compatible with the item that you're trying to check out. It's easy to mistake an Audio Book for an eBook, for example, when browsing through the digital library.
4. Know the Code for Check Out.
Call the library for login assistance.
5. Watch the Video Guides if you want to see any part of the process.
Click here to see them.
The video guides look very similar to what you will be seeing in your own live experience.
iCandy - Photos from the Front
Lou Bernard leads an historic walking tour.
Mike Hanna helps Ross Library remember 9/11.
Send us YOUR iCandy from Ross Library events.
Ross Library accepts gently used Kindles and eReaders to be used for class and staff instruction.
As "Lincoln mania" continues to dominate pop culture, I resolved to stay off the bandwagon. I read about Steve Jobs, caught up with Alex Cross and Stephanie Plum, and perused a few comics. Regardless of box office receipts, Bill O'Reilly's dominance of the best seller list, and my curiousity about his potential vampire hunting, I have always admired Lincoln, but never found myth about him to be anything more than a dry history lesson. The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen Carter managed to whet my historical appetite by posing several hypotheticals in webs of mystery and intrigue. Murder, mayhem, and conspiracy woven together with historical characters with Dan Brown-like threads - now THAT I could sink my brain into.
Stephen Carter, a brilliant law professor/part time writer has been one of my favorites since penning The Emperor of Ocean Park. Consistently revealing portraits of wealthy African Americans in times and areas where I failed to realize there was another social class, Carter uses Abigail Canner, an ambitious, college educated black woman who aspires to be a lawyer, to represent upwardly mobile members of her station, as she works in the law firm representing President Lincoln in his impeachment trial. Yes! Lincoln has survived the infamous assasination attempt in 1865 only to be tried in Congress for illegal acts he committed against the country to win victory for the Union in the Civil War.
Treated less than equally among white men on the defense team, often being relagated to chores, Abigail becomes the brains behind solving several strands of corruption, bribery, and conspiracy on both sides of the aisle. Fictional versions of historical characters generally retain their conventionally ascribed personalities and quotations, but they engage in speculative activities and motives that could have been possible if historical events would have allowed Lincoln to live beyond 1865.
This read prompted me to fall into the morass of those schooled Team of Rivals, The Killing of Abraham Lincoln, and yes, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. I haven't been disappointed yet, and I'm waiting for the Oscars on Sunday to see how our Mr. Lincoln makes out.
~JA Babay, Assistant Director, Ross Library
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