Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 2011

Winter Hours to begin on September 6th
As the days get shorter, the library will be opened longer! Starting Tuesday, September 6, the library will be on Winter Hours. The library will be open:

9:00 am to 8:00 pm
9:00 am to 8:00 pm
9:00 am to 8:00 pm
9:00 am to 8:00 pm
9:00 am to 8:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fall Author Program

Pat Nekola will be returning to the library for the Friend's of the Library's author program to share her chocolate creative ideas! She will be demonstrating new and amazing dishes using chocolate on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 6:30 in the Richardson-Bretz building behind the library. Space is limited, so please pre-register by calling 419-586-4442 or stopping by the circulation desk. Have you attended one of her programs? Please share your thoughts and comment below!

Mercer County Library goes Web 2.0 
To keep up with the ever-changing virtual world, new features have been added to the library website! The website now has handy new links to make finding information about your favorite library easy and fun, including this blog designed to make the monthly newsletter easily accessible. Also, the Good Reads book club and the Based on the Book discussion group now have blogs to keep you up to date on the monthly choices and discussion times. Access the blogs by clicking on the "Book Discussion" tab on our home page and selecting which group to gain access. Also, like our page on Facebook to keep current with what's going on at the library. 

More Wii Games Added
Several new Wii games have been added to the library's collection. Wii games go out for a week at a time to patrons 18 years and older and there is a limit of two per household.  Stop by the library and get in on the fun! Here are just a few of the NEW games available:
The $1,000,000 pyramid
Chuck E. Cheese's sports games
Just dance 2
Minute to win it
Are you smarter than a 5th grader game time
Squeeballs party
Fishing master. World Tour
Hot wheels battle force 5
Sonic Colors

@ Your Library
Mango Language teaches courses in French, German, Japanese, ESL and more!  It's a virtual classroom that works with your schedule and at your speed.  Find it at  Look for the Mango icon at the bottom of the page.  Watch the tutorial to learn more about Mango Language:

Final Thought
With all of the new technologies available today, do you think traditional books are on their way to becoming obsolete?  Is there a place for books in your life?  Post your thoughts below.

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