L a k e W o r t h P u b li c L i b r a r y 4 w w . la k ew o rt h . or g CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS F R I E N D S OF THE LAKE WORTH LIBRARY January 2006 Newsletter Lake Worth Public Library Keep your eyes open for the Monday Munchkins! Mrs. Annemarie is planning a 15 North M St., Lake Worth, FL 33460 (561) 533-7354 Hours: Mon.-Wed., 9:30 a.m.—8p.m. Thu.-Sat., 9:30a.m.-5:00 pm multi-week program for children ages 2-5 starting Monday, February 13th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the City Hall Annex Building. Please call 533-7354 for more information, or to sign up. INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Bookreview 2 BOOKSALE JANUARY 21ST The Readers and Crafters Valentine’s Day Craft program will be on Saturday, Street Painting 2 Don’t miss it! January 21st is our big, and I mean February 13th from 3:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mrs. Annemarie will have stories and a Valen- Frank Cerebino 3 BIG book sale . We had to cancel our October sale tine Craft for children in grades 1 through 7 in the City Hall Annex Building. Sign up in Library Upgrades 3 due to Hurricane Wilma, so this sale will include the Children’s Room or call 533-7354. Children’s 4 those books as well as all we’ve collected since. Or Programs storage facility is full to the rafters. Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21st across from the library at the Cultural Plaza for great deals. Prices start at 25 cents for children’s picture books and Friends of the Lake Worth Library pocket size paperbacks. If you have any questions, please call or 15 North M St. Special points of email Adela at 588-8290 or firstname.lastname@example.org Lake Worth, FL 33460 interest: • Next Friends TECHNOLOGY meeting will be Tuesday, Wi-Fi is now available in the Library. Stop by the reference February 14th. desk to get the day’s free user ID and password and you’ll have • Next booksale will 2 hours to work on your laptop, tablet PC or PDA. Don’t forget, be Saturday, your battery needs to be fully charged to take advantage of this April 8th. service. • National Library Did you know the library sells floppy discs for just 50 cents? Week You can back up all the work you did on the library computers April 2nd-8th. and take it along. Working on your laptop and forgot your head- phones? The Friends will soon be selling them for $2.00. Friends of the Library Officers 2005/2006 The current FOTLWL Officers for 2005/2006 are: Prisident, Timotny Moran, Vice President Claire Francy, Treasurer Adela Shiner, Secretary June Evans. 3 ww . l a k ew or t h. o r g L a k e W o r t h P u b li c L i b r a r y 2 January 2006 BOOK REVIEWS AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR FRANK CERABINO I’m starting the new year smiling and I want to let you in on the reason. Although I On Thursday evening, December 17th the Friends of the Lake haven’t been able to travel as I would like, I’ve hiked the Appalachian Trail and am pres- Worth Library and patrons of The Cottage, Lake Worth’s ently exploring Australia. If you haven’t heard of Bill Bryson, you are missing a great newest restaurant, were treated to an early Christmas present. writer. Frank Cerebino spoke about and read from his latest book, Peli- A Walk in the Woods is a very well written account of Mr. Bryson’s desire to reac- can Park. If you missed it when it was serialized in the Palm quaint himself with his native country after having lived in England for almost half of his Beach Post, do yourself a favor and check it out life. From stumbling across the bit of Appalachian Trail that crossed near Hanover, NH, Mr. Cerebino’s booksigning was from the library or pick up a copy from your lo- held at the new Lake Worth to his observances of nature, both human and Mother, to the great quantity of research he restaurant - The Cottage. cal bookstore. did on the Trail, Mr. Bryson is informative and entertaining. He provides a lot of facts, The story tells of the trials and tribulations of but in a way in which we can appreciate the landscape, the history and the skills that are recently separated Pinky Hope and her children needed to withstand the vagaries of hiking the Appalachians. But most of all, his sense of trying to adjust to their drastic move from Boca humor and timing is wonderful. He makes you laugh out loud, makes you want to read Raton to the Pelican Park neighborhood of West the last paragraph or two to your mate, your co-worker or even the stranger with whom Palm Beach. While Pelican Park doesn’t really you’re sharing the bus seat. exist, the characters that inhabit it are all around Vice President Clair Much the same can be said of In a Sunburned Country. This time he visits Australia, a Mr. Cerebino signing copies of his us. The Philandering husband, the homeless Francy and Frank country that sounds romantic, immense and very rustic. I’m still reading this book, but latest book “Pelican Park” for the man who showers in her neighbor’s back yard, Cerebino Friends’ Secretary June Evans. and Sindee, who has a web site showing her at again, the research he puts into his books is staggering. We’ve all heard of the “convict continent”, but the European people who survived in this inhospitable land is a true state- home “in a constant state of being underdressed”, are just a few ment of “survival of the fittest”. Mr. Bryson does not gloss over the problems of the con- of the characters who will have you looking around your own neighborhood and laughing tinent either. The chapter that discusses the early treatment of aborigines is probably the most somber. Still, he shows us the people, warts and all, as well as his observances of the different large cities, small towns and bush with great enthusiasm. LIBRARY UPGRADES For your convenience, FOTLWL has purchased a KOALA Baby Changing Station which will soon be installed in the first floor women’s room. LAKE WORTH STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL For the visually impaired the Friends have approved the purchase of “text enlarging” software along with a large monitor. Don’t miss it! The Lake Worth Street Painting Festival starts on Saturday February 25th and the Friends of the Lake Worth Library will again sponsor a painting. This year Now you will be able to easily find your library card while protecting it from damage. we will have a student doing our painting. Be sure to look for us at the festival. The bright yellow library card covers were purchased by the Friends and will coordinate with the new library cards.