Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Book Recommendation: Private Gardens of CT

Garden lovers will certainly enjoy the new book, Private Gardens of Connecticut, by Jane Garmey; with photographs by John M. Hall. The many towns depicted show a real variety of garden types. These are private, as the name suggests, yet several are part of the Garden Conservancy’s popular Open Days program and accept visitors a few times per year. While we await an invitation to visit at these homes, we can just enjoy this book and look at the terrific photographs.

-The Reference Librarians

Mrs. Kennedy on The Daily Stamford

Mrs. Kennedy, of Stuff & Nonsense, Spotlight, and PJs at Perrot fame, was just featured on the website The Daily Stamford, holding a Halloween-themed storytime and crafts extravaganza at Ferguson Library in Stamford. Take a look!


P.S. You may remember Mrs. Kennedy's previous brush with fame when she was featured in USA Today in 2008!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Byram Library Book Sale This Weekend, Oct 15-17

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 55 Willam St West
Friday, October 15, 5:30pm - 8:30pm (Preview Sale)
Saturday, October 16, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This sale includes a guesstimated 12,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos, and audiobooks, including loads of brand new items, as well as many antiques. You will find a wide selection of goodies, including fiction, thirty-something categories of nonfiction, and TONS of incredible children's books.

If you're a true bibliophile, come to a special preview sale on Friday, October 15 from 5:30-8:30 pm. For $15, you can attend the preview and get the best selection - it's well worth the entrance fee! On Saturday, October 16 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm the sale is open to all. On Sunday, October 17 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm will be the bargain hunter's delight "bag and box" sale ($3/bag or $5/box).

All proceeds from the sale benefit the branch library's programs and events. For specific questions, please contact the Byram Shubert Library at (203) 531-0426.

Monday, October 04, 2010

New Magazines in Youth Services

Youth Services has started subscriptions to several new magazines! They join our current subscriptions to American Girl, Babybug, Ladybug, Sports Illustrated Kids, and National Geographic Kids. Our magazines are located near the Youth Services Circulation Desk (next to the graphic novels). You can check them out for three weeks, and you can even check out the current issue!

Ranger Rick
(Ages 7-14) Filled with amazing photography, fascinating stories, fun activities and more-- kids actively learn about animals and nature as they read.

Boys' Life
(Ages 6-10) If it's in a boy's life, it's in Boys' Life: games, movies, TV, sports, outdoors, hobbies, computers, cars, gadgets, toys and more.

Girls' Life
(Ages 10-15) Each issue of Girls' Life is packed with the stuff girls crave-- from fun stuff like celebrity gossip and fashion, to serious sitches like boy problems and real life dramas.

(Ages 6-12) Each issue of Zoobooks focuses on one animal, helping kids explore the animal's habitat, social habit, and more! Full of amazing photos and illustrations, the magazine has won many awards through the years for its kid-friendly writing and art.

(Ages 8-12) Kiki is a magazine for girls who love life, appreciate creativity, and recognize good ideas. A Kiki reader thinks for herself, has her own look, and is on her way to being a confident, strong, and smart young woman! Seven different departments blend style and artistry with intelligence and creativity.