2007 Biblioteca Breve Winner

Read the latest Bibloteca Breve winner, a Spanish language book award. Put a hold on it through the library catalog or by calling the Holds/Renewals line at 327-4219. You can also find it at the Mallets Creek branch

El Septimo Velo

Juan Manuel de Prada, author of "La tempestad" and "La vida invisible", was the winner of Spanish publishing company Seix Barral's prestigious Biblioteca Breve prize for his new book, El Septimo Velo, a love story and adventure novel selected from over 390 submissions. Set during the Second World War, the story follows the main character Julio to Nazi-occupied France, post-civil war Spain, and Argentina as he searches to uncover a family secret hidden for half a century.

Malletts Creek Branch Now Open

Power has been restored, and Malletts Creek Branch is again open for business until 9 PM Wednesday. Regular hours will resume on Thursday. Thanks for your patience!

Large Group Study Rooms Available Downtown

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Looking for place to gather your book group, hold a study group or have a small committee meeting? Consider the Library! We have two study rooms on the second floor of the Downtown Library that hold eight to ten people. Each has tables on which to spread out your papers and a door to close, keeping your conversations private. We also have study rooms at our Malletts Creek and Pittsfield Branches, which hold two, three or even four people if you don't require that much space. All of them are available on a first-come first-served basis and all of them are free!

Make a Custom Wallet at Malletts Creek!

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Have you guys ever heard of Poketo? It’s a collaborative network of artists who got together a couple of years ago to start making cheap, wearable art featuring up-and-coming designers. They make clothing, bags and stationary, but they’re mostly known for their wallets, which display original designs between two thin pieces of flexible plastic. Sound cool? We’re going to make our own wallets based on those produced by Poketo at Malletts Creek on Wednesday, May 16. We’ll have plenty of supplies and images on hand, but feel free to bring your own, too.

Grandparents, Kids & Pets!

Wed. April 18 6:30-7:30 pm, Malletts Creek Branch Library

If this sounds like a purrfectly heehaw event, then bring your grandchildren and a photo of a favorite pet, and let's have a horse laugh together! Everyone will get the chance to tell a story about a pet you have now or one from long ago, we'll sing pet songs, and kids can color pictures of many different animals. Before you go, there will be a snack and a chance to borrow a nice picture book to read together, or something about the joys and challanges of being a grandparent.

Tween Scene—Cup Stack Attack

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Stop by the Pittsfield Branch between 2 PM and 3 PM with your cups on Monday, April 9th and get a little practice in, working on your best time. We’ve got speed stacks to borrow if you don’t have your own or want to see what cup stacking is like.

We’ll run through some practice drills and for those that feel competitive, there will be a mini tournament with prizes for the top three winners in the light or heavy brackets. Come and have fun and relax during your spring break!
For Ages 9 +

Tween Scene—Slime Time

Feel like getting down and dirty and making slime? Come to the Malletts Creek Branch on April 9th from 11 AM-12 PM or the Northeast Branch on April 11th from 2-3 PM, and create your own gross and gooey slime.
For Ages 9 +

Panjabi books at the Mallets Creek Branch

Look for books in Panjabi at the Malletts Creek Branch in the Foreign Language section along the wall behind the computer room area. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding Pajabi books (or any other foreign language) at the library, please e-mail stantont@aadl.org. You can also search for more Panjabi books throughout the library system by searching for the call number "FLC PAN" or for youth books "Youth FLC PAN"

Some of our Panjabi books at Malletts Creek are:

Loku kahai darawesu: nāwala by Guracarana Singha Jaito
Prema-kaṇī by Niranjan Singh
Pālī by Jasawanta Singha Kămwala
Pānca nada dā pāṇī by Ātmajīta
Piāsa by Guracarana Siṅgha Arashī
Kaurawa sabha by Mittara Saina Mīta
Sangharasha: kahāṇī sangraha by Simarajīta Barāṛa Simmī

Enjoy!

Looking for Prom Dresses!

The Youth Department is hosting a teen program called Mission: Prom on April 14 from 2-4 PM at the Malletts Creek branch. The program will include a dress exchange, as well as make-up tips and DIY shoe embellishments.

We don't want to exclude anyone doesn’t have a dress to exchange or shoes to embellish, so we are looking for dresses in various sizes, as well as formal shoes. Don't worry about the dresses being outdated. Some very imaginative teens will be able to create something great and prom-worthy from our old dresses. Please help us clothe these teens for Prom! Drop off any dresses to the Youth Department at the Downtown library. Call the Youth Department at 327-8301 with questions. Thank you for your support!

Family Science Workshop: Backyard Meteorology: Forecasting the Future

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For ages 6-11 accompanied by an adult.
How do meteorologists predict the weather? Is it hard to do? Find out how meteorologists predict the weather in your neighborhood! Make your own Global Warming Superhero, that you can take care of when you get home. Come to the Mallets Creek Branch on Saturday March 31, 2007 at 10am, presented by UM Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Registration is required and begins two weeks before each workshop please call 327-4200.

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