Teen Corner ANIME CLUB The Anime Club meets every other month. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for an episode (or two). There will be snacks! Monday, September 14 at 6 p.m.: Bleach Monday, November 16 at 6 p.m.: Fruits Basket Vanessa Peters Teen Librarian Support the Friends as well as the Library, and pick up a great deal on used books at the same time! Wednesday, october 21: Preview sale for Friends only, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (memberships available at the door) thursday, october 22: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. friday, october 23: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. saturday, october 24: Bag Day -- $5 for a Bag! 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Stop in to take your pick of books, videos, CDs and DVDs. This sale offers a tremendous selection at unbeatable prices! Shoppers receive a great value, and all proceeds benefit the Library. Book donations may be dropped off at the Library anytime. The SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE Friends oF the Library Fall Used Book Sale October 21st - 24th Saturday, October 10 at 1:30 p.m. Teens and their families are invited to this one-hour lecture. Maureen Gault of College-SOS will cover how and when to search for college scholarships. She will discuss the cost of college and the importance of scholarships. Don’t miss this! Source Community Source of Knowledge Wixom Public Library Vol. 6 No. 1 • Fall 2009 49015 Pontiac Trail • Wixom, MI 48393 • 248.624.2512 • wixomlibrary.org Members are encouraged to attend the next quarterly Friends meeting on Tuesday, October 13, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Individual memberships are just $5, and new members are always welcome. Please join us! INTRODUCTION TO BASIC ASL DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION Monday, September 21 at 6 p.m. Becca McNamee introduces us to American Sign Language. We’ll learn some basic signs and find out how ASL differs from signed English. Adults and Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to attend this interactive workshop. Monday, November 2 at 6 p.m. Halloween may be over but the festivities aren’t. Teens in grades 6-12 can decorate sugar skulls with icing & candy to honor the dead. There will also be craft supplies to create a mask and/or a Day of the Dead altar. REGISTER at the Information Desk – please sign up in advance! Space is limited. holiday Closings September 6 – Last Sunday closed for summer September 7 – Labor Day November 11 – Veterans Day November 25 – close at 5:00 p.m. November 26 & 27 – Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving December 24 & 25 – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day December 31 – New Year’s Eve The Library Board will meet: Monday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. • Monday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. Wixom Public Library Staff Lisa Hoenig, Library Director Karin Caporale, Adult Librarian Karla Gibson, Adult Librarian Jane Kahan, Children’s Librarian & Newsletter Editor Andrea Jarvis, Children’s Assistant Vanessa Peters, Teen Librarian Sarah Stopera, Technology Librarian Laura Kreza, Circulation Coordinator September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. learn a new langUage — online! Interested in foreign places and cultures? Enjoy picking up new skills? The Library now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system! Patrons can access Mango free of charge through the Library’s website. It’s the easiest way to learn a foreign language. Mango focuses on teaching actual conversation skills. Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers with an easy-to-follow interface and simple, clear instructions. Because it’s completely web based, you can learn anywhere there’s an internet connection. The service currently offers 12 language courses — Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, ESL for Polish speakers, ESL for Spanish speakers, and ESL for Brazilian Portuguese speakers — with many more on the way. Ready to get started? Just visit the Library’s website (www.wixomlibrary.org) and click on “Online Resources.” You’ll find Mango Languages under “Education.” Enter your library card number for immediate access anywhere. Don’t see the language you’re looking for? Would you rather learn in the car? Don’t forget the Library’s excellent collection of language courses on CD! TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join the book discussions. Monday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. To celebrate Teen Read Week’s theme, Read Beyond Reality, we will read and discuss Beastly by Alex Flinn. Pick up your (free) copy of the book and register by October 5 at the Information Desk. Refreshments will be provided. Thanks to the Friends for sponsoring this event! Monday, December 14 at 6 p.m. We will read and discuss Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett. Pick up a copy of the book and register by December 7 at the Information Desk. Hot cocoa and cookies will be provided. HOLIDAY SWAP MEET/GIFT-WRAPPING EXTRAVAGANZA Monday, December 21 at 6 p.m. Have old books, movies, or cds you don’t want anymore? Bring them in and trade other teens for something new to you! Use our scissors, tape and holiday wrapping paper. Holiday music, candy canes and hot cocoa will keep us feeling festive! Library Board of Trustees Ann-Marie Sharpe, President James Clancy Lowe, Vice-President Leslie Carnacchi, Secretary Scott Larsen, Treasurer Jennifer Schnaible, Member-at-Large Jane Taylor, Member-at-Large MOVIE NIGHT @ THE LIBRARY Mission Statement The mission of the Wixom Public Library is to serve people of all ages with the highest quality collections, services, and programs that support the educational, cultural, informational, business and recreational needs of the Wixom community. The Wixom Public Library supports intellectual freedom and access to informational resources for all. Adopted by the Library Board 2003 Do you have a new key-chain card? Get one at the Check-Out Desk today! Monday, December 28 at 5 p.m. Watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling, complete with popcorn! Sign up at the Information Desk. Friends of the Library Board Members Jane Kleban, President Julia Long-Ackland, Vice-President Gerry Hallett, Corresponding Secretary Doris Thompson & Fran Squillace, Co-Treasurers Teen Read Week October 18th-24th Read Beyond Reality @ Your Library! TEEN LIBRARY COUNCIL Saturdays: September 26 at 1:30 p.m., October 31 at 1:30 p.m., November 28 at 1:30 p.m., (NO DECEMBER MEETING) TLC meets one Saturday each month to discuss teen books, movies, music and programs that you would like to see in the Library. Teens in grades 6-12 who are interested in joining, or who need volunteer hours, please apply at the Information Desk. new! Movies in the Meeting rooM! Catch a movie on our new big screen this fall! We’ve installed ceiling-mounted projection equipment and window-darkening shades in the Meeting Room. New tables and chairs that are easier to stack and move are also on the way. Together, these changes will allow us to hold computer classes, show films, and offer a wider variety of activities. Check out the Adult and Teen event listings inside for details on the classes and movies available this fall. Big thanks to the Friends of the Wixom Public Library for both the movie licensing and projection equipment! non-Profit organization U.S. POSTAGE WIXOM, MI PErMit no. 250 49015 Pontiac Trail Wixom, MI 48393 248.624.2512 PAID Teen read week OcTOber 18-24: read beyond reality @ Your Library Big thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring these terrific TRW activities: Friends oF the library Fall Used book sale october 21st-24th See the back cover for details! BOOK TO MOVIE – SCI-FI MINI FILM FESTIVAL Monday, October 19 starting at 3 p.m. We will watch Inkheart and Coraline. Join us for movies & popcorn! You can stay for both movies or just watch one... It’s up to you! Bring a pillow & a blanket and get comfortable! TEENS TOP TEN CHALLENGE Read the nominated books. For each book you read, submit a review to receive a raffle ticket. Our raffle drawing prize is... a Sansa Fuze 2 GB Video MP3 Player! Winner will be announced on Monday, October 26. www.wixomlibrary.org 2009 TEENS TOP TEN TEEN TRIVIA Monday—10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday—10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday—10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday—10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday—10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday—10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday— 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. (Sept. - May) Library hours Postal Patron Check out the ballot for this year’s Teens Top Ten. Vote for your favorites in the Library or online! Take a look at the TEEN READ WEEK display in the Teen Department for quizzes and trivia. Turn in a completed entry for a prize. Please extend a warm welcome to our new librarians, Karla Gibson and Sarah Stopera! don’t Forget to vote! Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd. This year, two Library Trustees will be elected to six-year terms. Incumbent James Clancy Lowe and newcomer Kelli Dungan are running for the open seats. Trustees represent the community in Library governance, so mark your ballot! Notes from the Information Desk: Adult Services Librarians Karla, Karin & Sarah News from the Children’s Department at the Wixom Public Library Miss Jane Are you looking to improve your English speaking skills? Join us on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 for coffee and conversation. You can relax, have coffee and talk with people from different countries who are trying to improve their English. There are NO tests and it is FREE. There is an instructor to help the group. If you have any questions, see Karin at the Information Desk. ESL CAFé: NOW ON WEDNESDAYS! Miss Jane and Miss Andrea welcome you! Join us to read, learn, play and grow! We had another WONDERFUL summer reading club here at the Library! A warm thank you to everyone who participated. We had so much fun! September is National Library Card sign-up month! If your child can print his/her first and last name, he/she is eligible to get his/her own card. Bring both proof of Wixom residency and your child with you to the Check-Out Desk, and sign-up for a card... today! As the days grow cooler and the leaves begin to turn many pretty colors, please be sure to join us for all of our exciting fall programs, listed right here in this newsletter. In addition to these programs, help with homework assignments and suggestions for leisure reading, we will gladly do school tours, scout troop visits and more! Please call and ask… we are here to help YOU, and we would LOVE to do so! Happy fall 2009 and Happy reading, Everyone! Miss Andrea TWITTER, ETC. Wednesday, September 16, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Our Technology Librarian takes the class on a tour of a fascinating array of Web 2.0 resources. Learn about tweets, Facebook, Flickr and more! BIG-SCREEN MOVIE MATINEE: KISS THE GIRLS (R) Saturday, November 14, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd star in this mystery/thriller based on James Patterson’s novel. SIGN LANGUAGE GLASS ETCHING CLASS Monday, September 21, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Becca McNamee introduces us to American Sign Language. We’ll learn some basic signs and find out how ASL differs from signed English. Adults and Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to attend this interactive workshop. Wednesday, November 18, 4:00-5:30 –OR- 6:00-7:30 p.m. Learn to turn ordinary glass into beautiful gifts with glass etching. Use a special chemical process to complete a glass plate. This class requires absolutely NO talent. It’s simple, quick, easy and done! * This exciting class is free for Wixom residents, but others will be charged $5. Tuesday, December 1, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Kathleen Slonager introduces helpful home remedies just in time for the cold season. Learn to combat colds, flu, stomach and head complaints, perform basic first aid, and more. ** All of these events are free, but space is limited. Reserve your spot by registering at the Information Desk. Registration for each session opens one month prior to the program date. BABY DAYS MEET THE COUPON LADY! Wednesday, October 7, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Who doesn’t like to save money? Super-saver Laura Webber will show how you can, just by clipping coupons! NATURAL FAMILY HEALTH THROUGH HOMEOPATHY Children up to 24 months, and their parents or caregivers, are welcome to drop-in on Monday mornings for playtime, and an informal circle time story-time. BABY DAYS will meet at 10 a.m. on October 5, 12 and 19. Join us as often as you like to make new friends and have some fun. Children ages 2-6, with a parent or caregiver, can sign up separately for these programs, which will be a combination of food and friends, stories, songs and crafts. Registration is on-going, beginning September 8. FANTASTIC FRIDAYS THREE THURSDAYS Children in Kindergarten through Second Grade are invited to join Miss Andrea on three consecutive Thursdays in November from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Stories, surprises, snacks, activities and fun will round out this trio of evenings. Registration required, beginning September 8. November 5: The First Thursday: Thrills and Chills FALL BOOK CLUB: for Kids in Grades 3-5 MOMMY AND ME BIG-SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT: GRAN TORINO (R) Tuesday, October 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pass the popcorn! Settle back in the Meeting Room to watch this terrific Clint Eastwood picture on the big screen. adULT bOOk dIScUSSIOn GrOUPS Registration begins on Tuesday, September 8 for this four week program for two-year olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver. We will meet on Thursdays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. September 24, October 1, 8 and 15 in the Craft Room. Children must be two years old by September 24, in order to participate in the fall session. We will hear stories, sing songs and make a project to take home each week. Friday, September 11 at 10:30 a.m. ABC-123 November 12: The Second Thursday: Treasure Hunt November 19: The Third Thursday: Turkey Talk Our theme is… It’s a MYSTERY! Come prepared on Wednesday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m. to eat some pizza and discuss YOUR favorite mystery book. Food, friendship, MYSTERY and fun are on tap this evening and that is exactly what we will have, at this group book discussion session. Register beginning September 8, read ANY children’s mystery book and bring it with you. This will be a unique evening! Friday, October 2 at 10:30 a.m. October-fest SPecTacULar SaTUrdaY SPecIaLS Saturday programs are geared towards families with children ages 2-10. Register beginning September 8. LOCAL AUTHOR VISITS WIXOM Join one of our book discussion groups for some lively, literary conversation! Copies of each title are available at the Library. For more details stop by the Information Desk. PRE-SCHOOL STORY-TIME BETWEEN THE LINES This discussion group meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30, with an eclectic mix of titles: october 6th: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth strout november 10th: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer SLAVES OF SUSPENSE BOOK CLUB Join us on these Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 for an hour of sleuthing and discussion. We provide the coffee while you provide the detective work. september 30th: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by C. alan Bradley october 28th: Kiss the Girls by James Patterson December 2nd: The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 8 for Pre-School Story-Time. We will meet in the Craft Room on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. for 30 minutes of stories, songs and art activities. Programs will begin on September 22 or 23, and end on October 13 or 14. This program is designed for the independent listener – a parent or caregiver must remain in the building, but not in the Craft Room, while the program is in session. Children must turn three before the session begins, and not currently be enrolled in kindergarten to be eligible. R.E.P.T.I.L.E.S. Friday, November 13 at 10:30 a.m. Gobble, Gobble! Join Mike Brophy for an informative, unique morning with a LIVE reptile collection. The program will take place on Saturday, October 10 at 10:30 a.m. Maria Dismondy will read her delightful picture book, sPagHEtti in a Hot Dog BUn: HaVing tHE CoUragE to BE WHo YoU arE on Saturday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m. Maria’s presentation will include a book signing. Families are welcome to pre-order the book at the Children’s Desk or buy a copy that day, if desired. ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HAPPENING Friday, December 4 at 10:30 a.m. Peppermints and Gum Drops Join special guest The Amazing Clark on Saturday, October 31 at 10:30 a.m. for a combination magic and puppet show. Cider, donuts and goody bags will top off this festive morning. HOLIDAY WORKSHOP Join in the fun at our present-making workshop on Saturday, December 12 at 10:30 a.m. All you need to bring is your imagination and a smile, we will provide the rest!