Gander Fall 2008

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					Dorchester County Public Library 303 Gay Street, Cambridge, MD 21613 1.410.228.7331


Take off the rose colored glasses and experience the superstitions, hardships, and uncertainty of Colonial America! This free five-book discussion series will be held on Wednesdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at the Cambridge Library Meeting Room. September 17 - Speaks the Nightbird by Robert R. McCammon. Legal clerk, Matthew Corbett, accompanies a magistrate summoned to Front Royal (Carolina) to determine if a witch is living in the newly established settlement. Please note: This session will also include a video on the U.S. Constitution as part of a celebration of Constitution Day. October 1 - The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto. The chronicles of the struggle between patriot Adriaen van der Donck and autocrat Peter Stuyvesant in the foundation of New York City. October 15 - Men of Little Faith by Cecilia Kenyon. This is a series of essays & reviews that have reshaped our thinking about the American Revolution and its aftermath. October 29 - Letters from an American Farmer and Sketches of 18th Century America by J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur and Albert E. Stone. These works vividly portray the American Scene from New England seafaring life to Southern plantation culture. November 12 - Washington: The Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexnor. An unflinching portrait of Washington, the slave owner, the reluctant politician, the fierce and brave general. The series, open to the public free of charge, is provided through the Delaware Library Association and a grant from the Eastern Shore Regional Library. Register now for one or more of the programs by calling Leslie Grove (410.228.7331) who can also assist in borrowing books for the discussions.

Do you love with its book jackets, reviews, and shopping cart? Then, you’ll love our library’s brand new catalog! You can register for your library card online, view book jackets and read reviews, store your favorite author or topic lists, receive email updates on new book arrivals, and download audio books. You can browse the combined catalogs of Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset County Libraries and borrow books from any of them. And, the books you request will be delivered to the library of your choice. You can reserve your books online and even make payments for overdue fines online. It’s all here now at Please take our short online survey and let us know how we are doing. Our new integrated library system has been funded through a Library Services and Technology Act grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the MD State Dept. Of Education/Division of Library Development and Services.

INSIDE: Need a Free Tutor?. . . . . . . . Page 2 Teen Read Week . . . . . . . . . Page 2 Free Online Resources. . . . . Page 2 I’m Looking for a Monster . Page 3 Webkinz Party . . . . . . . . . . . Page 3 Holiday Jumble Sale. . . . . . . Page 4

1 Saturdays of the month 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Cambridge Library Meeting Room October 4 and November 1 Practice, listen, and learn with other musicians. This is a non-facilitated jam. Musical genres include bluegrass, American Roots and other folk traditions. For more information on these free programs, contact Leslie Grove at 410.228.7331.

Free databases are available online at ml. To access these databases from outside the library, be sure to type in all digits from the bar code number on your Dorchester library card. ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION (Available in Library only): Over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases. A source for conducting genealogical and local history research. EBSCO: Index to magazines & newspapers; some articles in full text. Other databases available include Automotive Repair Resource Center, NoveList, NoveList K-8, Kids Search, Student Research Center, and Points of View. GALENET: Biography Resource Center, Literature Resource Center, Opposing Viewpoint Resource Center, Science Resource Center, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Business and Company Resource Center. GROLIER ONLINE: Online Encyclopedias including Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia and The New Book of Knowledge. NEWSBANK: Electronic editions of local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers--all in one easy-to-search database. Each paper provides unique coverage, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community. Archives of the Dorchester Star from June 30, 2006. OXFORD ELECTRONIC RESOURCES: Created from Oxford's award-winning print scholarly reference sets, these e-reference resources are fully searchable with remote access available anytime, anywhere. TESTING AND EDUCATION REFERENCE CENTER: Testing & Education Reference Center with interactive online practice tests for preparatory examinations including entrance exams and certification and licensing tests. Among tests included are: AP exam, SAT, GRE, civil service exams for employment at the U.S. Post Office, NCLEX for nurses, real estate, military, PRAXIS for teachers, and GRE. THOMPSON-GALE LEGAL FORMS: Gale's Legal Forms has thousands of legal forms. Each form is downloadable and are arranged by state, then by topic, such as Divorce, Real Estate and Wills.

2nd Wednesday of the Month October 8 and November 12, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., Cambridge Library Meeting Room Upcycle and refashion what you have to make something

For teens 13 and up. Refashion T-shirts. Create a flower from old denim. Refashion an old pair of jeans. Bring your own ideas to share. For more information on these free programs, contact Leslie Grove at 410.228.7331.

Get on-line help from a live tutor every day from 2:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Free tutoring is available in math, science, social studies, and English for Grades 4 through 12 and for college introductory level courses. Go to and click on this icon:

Celebrate Teen Read Week with books that have a bite: vampires, cooking, techie (bytes), monsters. You get the idea. Stop by your library for special displays, giveaways, and these free programs. For more information contact Leslie Grove at 410-228-7332 or at October 14 (Tuesday), at 4 p.m., in the Cambridge Library Meeting Room Bite into something delicious with the return of the Surreal Gourmet. Last year we made a breakfast of eggs, bacon and ketchup out of ice cream. Sign up this year to make surreal cupcakes and cookies. October 16 (Thursday), at 5:30 p.m., in the Cambridge Library Meeting Room View the movie “Blood and Chocolate.”

Delightful exploration for you and your toddler, ages 1 to 3 years. Enjoy board books, music, fingerplays, and more as part of this early learning experience. Activities are designed to promote vocabulary, letter recognition, and other early literacy skills. This program is free, but please call ahead (410.228.7331) to register. Cambridge Branch Library . . . Oct. 7 through Dec. 16 (Tuesdays) 10:30 to11:00 a.m.

Cambridge Branch Library . . . November 8 (Saturday) 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Join us for a free party for parents, kids, Webkinz pets, and all other stuffed animal friends! There will be YUM-my treats, games, and crafts. Webkinz prizes will be awarded. This program is free, but registration is required so we will have enough refreshments to go around. Please call the library at 410.228.7331 to register.

For children ages 3 to 5 years, there are interactive songs and finger plays, weekly activity sheets, visits from friendly puppets, and stories that include favorite characters, such as, Dora and Diego, Bob the Builder, and Thomas the Tank Engine. Day care groups and home schoolers are welcome, too. Story times are free. Registration is not required.
Hurlock Branch Library . . . Oct. 8 through Dec. 17 (Wednesdays) 10:00 to10:30 a.m. Cambridge Branch Library . . . Oct. 8 through Dec. 17 (Wednesdays) 10:30 to11:00 a.m.

I’m Looking for a Monster
Cambridge Branch Library . . December 6 (Saturday) 2:00 p.m. Come hear local author Timothy Young read his colorful, interactive popup book and talk about writing and illustrating books! After the program, there will be copies available for purchase and signing. This program is open to the public free of charge but requires a ticket for admission. Free tickets are available from your library. For more information call the Dorchester County Public Library at 410.228.7331. More information about the author and his book may be found at www.imlookingfora

Cambridge Branch Library Oct. 11 (Saturday), 11 a.m. to 12 noon Costumes encouraged. Calling all SpongeBobs, brides, Batmen, fairies, parents and others to have fun with award-winning storyteller, Gary Lloyd. He will share tales with just the right amount of scariness! Lots of audience participation for all. Suggested for ages 4 years and up. This performance is open to the public free of charge but requires a ticket for admission. Free tickets are available from your library. This program is sponsored with a Community Arts Grant from the Dorchester Center of the Arts.

The Friends will hold a special Book Sale on Dorchester Showcase Sunday, September 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Cambridge Branch Library, 303 Gay St., Cambridge. Dorchester Showcase is held just around the corner from the library, on Historic High Street. This street festival combines juried fine arts and crafts with Eastern Shore cuisine. Enjoy live music as you stroll.

The Friends’ “Second Saturday” sales will be held on Oct. 11, Nov. 8, & Dec. 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Cambridge Branch Library, in their Book Cellar. The Friends are looking for gifts of books, video & audio tapes, CDs, special interest magazines, and paper ephemera to add to their inventory. Donations may be dropped off at the Cambridge and Hurlock Branch Libraries. Book sale staff can pick up larger donations of books. Call the Cambridge Branch Library at 410.228.7331 to arrange for a pick up.

December 13 (Saturday), 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Cambridge Branch Library. The Library is asking for donations of costume jewelry and glass or ceramic items for its table. Drop off your items at either the Cambridge or Hurlock Branch Libraries. Eight vendors are also needed to sell seasonal items at the Holiday Market. The Library will provide a 3' x 6' table and 2 chairs at no charge. Vendors may only sell items with a seasonal theme. Vendors are responsible for selling their own items and keep all the proceeds from their sales. Vendors may be businesses, non-profit groups, or individuals. For an application, contact Leslie Grove at 410.228.7331. Vendors are selected based on the first eight applications received. A preview to the book and jumble sale for Friends members only will be held on Friday evening, December 12! So . . . . . .

The Cambridge and Hurlock Branch Libraries are open Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Tuesday & Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Cambridge Branch Library is open Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Hurlock Branch Library is open Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Both libraries are closed on Sunday. The Bookmobile’s schedule is posted on our web site at under the “About the Library” section, or a copy may be obtained by calling 410.228.7331. The Dorchester County Public Library system will be closed on October 13 (Columbus Day), November 4 (Presidential Election Day), November 11 (Veterans Day), November 27 & 28 (Thanksgiving), December 24 (Christmas Eve), December 25 (Christmas), and January1 (New Year’s Day).

The Friends of the Library are seeking new members. Send this form with your check (payable to the Friends of Dorchester County Library) to: The Friends of the Dorchester County Public Library, P.O. Box 1134, Cambridge, MD 21613. If you are already a member of the Friends, you will receive an annual renewal notice and do not need to fill out this form. Memberships fee schedule Student Family $ 1.00 $15.00 Organization Patron Life $25.00 $100.00 $1,000.00

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