Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Because it's Tuesday

 Here's another roundup of cool articles for lovers of literature...

via BoingBoing:  Someone found and scanned a great vintage ad on how to write with style featuring Kurt Vonnegut, plus a gallery of other ads in the series.

via Flavorwire: Check out this gallery of artwork inspired by 20th century American novels.

via io9: Is it true that the best tv shows are made from books?

via Neatorama: celebrate William Faulkner's birthday with some life advice from the man himself.

Happy 115th Mr. Faulkner!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Silent Auction Update

The Volunteer Guild Bookstore's September Silent Auction 
has been extended by a week - it now ends October 6

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

This Then That: Downton Abbey & The Forsyte Saga

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Count yourself among the millions of viewers that fell under the spell of the Downton Abbey? Well you'll have a bit of a wait until the 3rd season premieres in January, so why not occupy your time with another sweeping English melodrama featuring an ensemble cast?

 Based on a series of novels by John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga (2002) chronicles the trials and tribulations of a wealthy family in 19th century England.  The story unfolds with the marriage of the rigid Soames Forsyte to the beautiful and idealistic Irene Heron.  What follows are decades of  intrigue, forbidden romance, and family feuds.  Both miniseries were produced by Masterpiece Classic, so expect the same production values (lush period costumes and sets) present in Downton Abbey.  

The Library has the entire Forsyte Saga miniseries in our collection, along with a collected volume of Galsworthy's Forsyte novels.  And you can always get your Downton Abbey fix at the Library as well, in preparation for the new season.

Ugh, is it January yet?

Saturday, September 01, 2012

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month


September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country remind parents and caregivers that a library card is the smartest card you can own.  

When it comes to achieving academic success, a library card provides students with access to a world of both print and electronic resources. Students can access free databases, online homework help and attend programs, activities and clubs that provide an added value to the educational experience. It’s easy to see why eighty-four percent of Americans agree that the public library is important to education. 

Today’s students learn differently than their predecessors, with studies indicating that students most effectively learn when they are allowed to follow their personal interests. Libraries and librarians are on the frontlines of engaging these students, making a library card an essential tool for inspiring a passion for learning. What better place is there to explore and develop new interests than the library?

September Sale in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore


The Volunteer Guild Bookstore is giving you 20% off
any total purchase of $20 or more
all month long! 

Save money on books, movies, and music 
and support the library too

Your piggy bank thanks you 
and so do we!

Volunteer Guild Bookstore Hours:
Tues & Wed: 10am - 6 pm
Thurs: 10am - 7:30 pm
Fri & Sat: 10am - 4:30 pm
Refreshments for Sale • For more info call 714-826-4100 x 123

Silent Auction in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore *UPDATED*



Come on in to the Volunteer Guild Bookstore
Check out the items & make a bid
Everyone is welcome!

September's Auction Items

Walt Disney's Nine Old Men & the Art of Animation 
by John Canemaker, 2001


The Games of the Xth Olympiad, 
Los Angeles, 1932: Official Report
by the Xth Olympiade Committee, 1933

This month's auction will run from September 1 - 29
September's silent auction has been extended an extra week! 
It will now end on October 6

Volunteer Guild Bookstore Hours:
Tues & Wed: 10am - 6 pm
Thurs: 10am - 7:30 pm
Fri & Sat: 10am - 4:30 pm
Refreshments for Sale • For more info call 714-826-4100 x 123