Library Corner: Antique and Rare Book auction to be on Nov. 17
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The library will be closed Nov. 11-14, while a new automated library system, VERSO, is being installed. Materials checked out before this closing will not be due until Nov. 15 when the library will open.

Patrons will find this system user friendly. New features will make searching for materials easier and the ability to reserve books and creating book lists a possibility.

Patrons can use this new system by connecting to our website at and clicking on the catalog/account tab. Under your account tab you will be able to see what items you have checked out, their due dates and be able to renew items. It will also list any items you have on reserve.

Just like our previous system you will have to have a pin number to access your account. All pin numbers will be transferred to the new system. Many smart phones and tablets will not be compatible with this new system until early 2014.

There is a new astronomy program called Tween Sky Watch, beginning on Nov. 8 and meeting on the second Friday of each month for ages 6 through 12 in the Community Room.

Meetings will included interactive space discussions with various activities and stargazing each quarter.

Tween Movie will be “Pocahontas” on Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. in the Community Room. Tweens, ages 7 to 12, should be reading “Fairy Tale Detectives” by Michael Buckley for the Tween Book Chatter Nov. 15 at 4:30 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Room.

Joe Brooks will be having a book signing on his debut fiction novel, “Chase the Rain” in the lobby on Nov. 9 from noon to 3 p.m. Brooks, an associate pastor at Waterville Baptist Church, states that this is a travel story where our main character is on a journey. “He’s about to become a pastor. Everything that seminary and life prepares you for, does not answer three questions,” Brooks said. “So he’s taking his journal out and writing about those three main questions: “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “Where am I going?”

“He’s going back to home — going back to a place that he vowed to leave. Why?”

Friends of the Library Association will be hosting an Antique and Rare Book silent auction on Nov. 17 at the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch Library from 2 to 4 p.m.

Come and bid on books, from biographies to essays, primers, classics and serials — almost all pre-date 1920 before ISBN numbers were assigned to books. Many are first editions.

Proceeds from this sale will go to help our Teen Group enclose the Teen Zone at the library.

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