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Environmental issues discussed at Beach Library

By Staff | Sep 24, 2014

The Week’s Events

Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m. in Children’s area.

Conserving Nature–the issues, Thursday, Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m

Facebook & Twitter, Friday, Sept 26, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register.

Playing Chess/Learning how to Play Chess, Tuesday, Sept 30, 10:30 a.m.

Activity Details

Nick Penniman, author of Nature’s Steward, will discuss a wide range of environmental issues and advocacy, along with the interplay of these areas and the politics involved.

Be more informed as to the ins and outs of social media, particularly Facebook & Twitter. Explore what each is and how you may use or use better. Pre-register.

If you want to play chess and have Tuesday on the 30th open, come and bring your chess set along. If you’ve wanted to learn how to play, this is a chance to get into the game. Alice Mack will assist in getting oriented.


E-mail and Internet for beginners on Tuesday, Oct. 7. If you need pointers to get started, join in this demo/discussion. Pre-register.

Quilters resume classes on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. meeting in Community Room B. Share your love of quilting, machine or hand, while conversing. $2 setup fee.

Getting Started with Your iPad will look at general settings, organizing apps and multitasking on Thursday, Oct 9.

Dog Day

The dog handler and dog who enjoy being with children are in for children on Oct. 9, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. This is a special time enabling children to be in an atmosphere where there is no intimation or pressure. The emphasis is the fun of reading. We have noted some dramatic improvements in some of the children participating in the program. Not only are reading skills improving but the attitude toward reading is one of acceptance and enjoyment. Pre-register for a 15 minute time.

The Moth

Most of us enjoy a good story. An organization called The Moth has in the past decade been scheduling storytelling events across the U.S. In 2009 it launched a national public radio show on PBS called The Moth Radio Hour. Then last year a collection of 50 stories appeared in The Moth which made it to the Nonfiction Bestseller List.

The Moth owes its inspiration to poet and novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate the feeling of summer evenings in his native Georgia, when moths were attracted to the light on the porch where he with friends would gather to share spellbinding tales. Patrons who have heard or read some of the stories often talk about how they would enjoy additional tales. On Oct. 14, we will have a presentation in the community room where both video and audio stories can be enjoyed, all of these originating from The Moth.


Want to try your hand at learning paper folding and making some designs? Mark Oct. 15 on your calendar for the class Simple Origami will focus on simple designs and you’ll be able to make a bird from a square piece of paper.

Wipe Shoes/Sandals

If you wipe your shoes or sandals on the mat outside the front door, it reduces the amount of sand available to fall off as you walk the stairs, elevator and floors.


One comment we hear frequently is from browsers who note “you have so many interesting titles” or “I never realized there were so many enjoyable titles.” Make some time in your schedule and spend 20 minutes lingering in the stacks and notice titles that would make a wonderful addition or reflection for your day.

When you discover and read a wonderful title, consider telling us about it so that we can share the comments further, or write a review online in our catalog. This extra step helps to optimize the collection and assure that more are aware of the treasures in the library.

Book Club

Consider participating in the Book Club Discussion group that meets on the third Tuesday each month. The group chooses a particular title each month and then meets to discuss and critique the author’s writing. Oct. 21st’ selection is “This House is Haunted,” by John Boyne.

Tablet or eReader?

When deciding to purchase a device to read eBooks, readers have two main choices: tablets and eReaders. eReaders have “e-Ink” displays which offer a paper-like and glare-free reading experience for great performance both indoors and out. The drawback is that eReaders only offer a single function: reading eBooks. Tablets, on the other hand, are fully featured computers with color screens. Tablets offer the ability to read eBooks as well as browse the Internet, send e-mail, and install apps. The drawback is that tablet screens are not as easy to read as e-Ink screens and have problems with glare. Which one you choose depends on how many features you want, and what kind of reading experience you prefer. Examples of eReaders are the standard Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Nook/Kobo readers. Examples of tablets are the iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, and Android tablets. Whichever you choose, you will be able to download and read any eBook from our collection on your device.

Library Hours

When we are closed, the hours of operation are included in a recording when you call in. Stop by Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; on Wednesday between 9 and 7; and on Saturday between 9 and 1. We look forward to seeing you.