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Meet the Author-Joyce Magnin

Mark your calendars--Wednesday, May 19 at 7 pm

Don't miss this opportunity!  Local author, Joyce Magnin, will be here at HTFL for a book talk and signing-books will be available for purchase.  The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow was named one of the top 5 Christian Fiction Novels of 2009 by Library Journal Magazine. 

For Pro-Library Women Only

As the economy continues its slump, libraries nationwide continue to play an important role in communities everywhere, as people turn to them for free entertainment, to connect to the Internet and look for jobs. This spring, the Wide Awake Club Library, the American Library Association (ALA) and Woman’s Day magazine want to hear your thoughts on why the library is important to your community.

From now through May 9, 2010, women 18 and over are invited to tell their story in 700 words or less and send it to

. Up to four stories will be highlighted in the March 2011 issue of Woman’s Day or womansday.com. For more information and to read the official rules, visit www.womansday.com/ala.
 

Cinco de Mayo--May 5

Ever wonder why the Cinco de Mayo holiday is so important to Mexico?  The fifth of May is a national celebration and holiday recognizing the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862, in which Mexican troops under General Ignacio Zaragoza, outnumbered three to one, defeated invading French forces of Napoleon III.  It is a day for festivals, parades, dances and speeches. (Chase's Calendar of Events)

Search Engine for Low-Vision or Older Adults

I found this useful bit of information in the AARP Bulletin from April 2010:

When Sunmee Huh, a 16 year old high school honor student from Germantown, MD, noticed her 82 year old grandfather struggling to search the Web, she created Good50.com, a user-friendly search engine designed for older adults.  The site features a larger search box and fonts and has fewer text ads above the results. If you know someone who might benefit from this great site, please share it with them.

Great Website for Readers

How would you like to be able to access a "Consumer Reports" type of book site where you can:

  • Get great book recommendations from people.
  • Keep track of what you've read and what you'd like to read.
  • Form a book club, answer book trivia, collect your favorite quotes

Then try www.goodreads.com

Become a member....it's free!

Highly recommended by the librarians here.