2018 Adult Summer Reading Program…..

The Kick-off of the Adult Summer Reading Program was on June 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm.  The theme this year is “Libraries Rock”.  We had a fun time and had some great refreshments.  Looking forward to our next meeting on June 25th at 1:30 pm for the presentation on  “All About Rocks”!

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Attention members of the Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society!!!

Hello readers!  The next meeting of the Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society will be June 27th at 10:00 @the library!  You will have an opportunity to see the new tables and arrangement of furniture!  The book to be discussed will be the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.  It is an interesting book about an young man with Asperger’s who is solving a mystery.  If you are interested in the topic and have not seen the movie about Temple Grandin I highly recommend it. It is available via inter library loan through our regional library system.  Claire will lead the discussion of this book.

 The next title, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, should have arrived and be available for sign out at the discussion.   The discussion on this book will be July 25th.

 I am pleased to report that the Friends of the Havelock Library approved the use of $100 to purchase 10 copies of the book, The Alchemist by Coelho, for our August title. These books will be donated to the book kit collection in New Bern in memory/honor of the following dedicated Friends volunteers:  Helen Bayer (a member of our literary group), Elizabeth Eisele, Kay Ford, Judy Bird, and Shirley Selepes.  Our book group will have a chance to read the book first before we donate them.

 I will be taking  donations from any of you so we can make a gift to the Friends so, perhaps, this type of donation could happen again.  It is a great way to give back! Remember, the collection of book kits is saving us from purchasing our own copies.

    I will not be at the meeting June 27 as I will be up in NY helping out with the triplets.  I could write my own book!  Enjoy the discussion. I really do like the book and the insights into his mind!  Luann

I love this quote from Morningstar by Ann Hood and want to share it:

   “This is why we all read, isn’t it? To know the world and ourselves better. to find our place in the world.  Even if you did have access to readers and guidance on what to read, even if you grew up in a family that loved to read and owned shelves of book, still, still. one day a book falls into your hands……whatever the book it is, it falls into your hands at just the right moment when you need to read it.  It transforms you.  Perhaps it lifts you up when you are at your lowest; perhaps it shows you what love is, or what ifs feels like to lose it; perhaps it brings you places far away or shows you how to stay put when you need to.”

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Thank you Luann Rottmann!

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News from the Friends of the Havelock-Craven County Public – June 2018

 The Friends of the Havelock-Craven County Public Library are alive!  We are looking for a slate of officers for our next term.  It appears we have a Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President and have an opening for a President .  Is there someone out there who might be interested in working with this great group of library loving people?  If so, please send me an email or stop in the library and talk to Margie Garrison or Kat Clowers.  You will not regret your decision.
  The summer reading programs for children and teens are taking registrations NOW.  The adult reading/enrichment program has already started.  The next upcoming meetings feature:
June 25    All About Rocks
July 9      Name that Tune/Music Trivia
July 16    Harmonize with Nature-Create a driftwood wind chime
July 23    Music Appreciation
July 30    Rock Your Garden with a Stepping Stone
  All programs are @1:30 at the library.
   Eddie Ellis, local author and historian, will speak at the library on August 19th at 2 pm.  This is a ticketed event sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ticket s are $10 ea., $5 for current members of the Friends. Tickets will be available at the library the first week in July.
   Thank you to those who supported our group and purchased tickets for the fantastic picnic basket.  July Bird was the winner! Congrats to her!  We made $175.00 on the sale of the tickets. We extend our thanks to Mary Ellen for her work on this project.
    Stop in the library and see the new furniture and arrangements. If you can’t find something, ask at the desk.
   Remember our library is part of the  Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System.  This system is responsible for our interlibrary loans, cataloging of new items, payroll for employees, technology and tech support, and collaboration.
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Winner of the Logo Contest……

We want to congratulate Mason Mathias of Havelock High School as the winner of the Logo Contest.  Mason won a very nice VISA card.  Stayed tuned for the release of the Friends of the Library’s new Logo!

Congratulations Mason!

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2018 ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM

2018 ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM

LIBRARIES ROCK!

Havelock – Craven County Public Library

June 18th – August 4th

June 18th   Summer Reading Program Kickoff Event and Registration – 1:30 pm

*** Additional information will be given out once registered!!!

 

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2018 TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM

2018 TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Havelock -Craven County Public Library

July 12th – August 4th, 2018

Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Registration begins June 18th

All teens 12 to 17 years of age welcome!

Summer Reading Program Rules

The Teen Summer Reading Program (July 12th – August 4th) is for teens ages 12 to 17 years of age.  Registration begins Monday, June 18th.

Teens may read any books on their reading level that are in the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System.

Each teen will track time read.  Only books read after June 18th will count.  All records are due by Thursday, August 4th.

Each program will involve different activities that will engage teens in literacy, creativity, and interaction with fellow peers.

Also check out the plans for the Children and Adults Programs this year.

The Havelock-Craven County Public Library is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Craven County School System and the view and information contained in the material does not reflect the school system’s approval or disapproval.
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2018 SUMMER READING PROGRAM – 12 years old and under

2018 SUMMER READING PROGRAM – 12 years old and under

Havelock-Craven County Public Library

July 11th – August 4, 2018

Registration begins June 18th

Storytime Schedule

Read to Me Participants:

Preschool                                  Thursday                                     10:40 – 11:30

Summer Reading Club

   K – 2nd Grade                           Wednesday                                     10:30 – 11:30

3rd – 6th Grade                         Wednesday                                    12:30 – 1:30

Summer Reading Program Rules

The Summer Reading Program (July 11 – August 4) is for children ages 12 and under.  Registration begins Monday, June 18th.

Children may read any books on their reading level that are in the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System.  Children who are not yet reading independently may be read to by another reader.

Each child will track time read.  Only books read after June 18th will count.  All records are due by Thursday, August 2nd.

Certificated of Achievement will be awarded to all children who participate.

Certificate awards’ dates will be posted later.

Check out the plans for teens and adults this year.

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Some additional news …

The Raffle Basket from the friends of the library was won by Judy Bird.  Congratulations Miss Judy! Thank you everyone involved in this event.

A group of us met on Wednesday, May 30th, at ten o’clock to discuss The Stranger by Camus.  We agreed that the book was depressing and it was a good thing it was short!  It did provide conversation about the main character’s attitude about life.  It really does not matter if Meursault ( the main character) dies by execution or lives to die a natural death at old age. Life is meaningless for him.
We chose several titles for the upcoming months. Here’s the schedule:

June 27        The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  (books should be available June 1 at the library)
July 25             Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet 
Aug.29             The Alchemist
Sept. 26           The Stone Angel
Oct.31              Miss Dreamsville & the Collier Co. Women’s Literary Society
Nov. 28           The Help

And for those who are keeping track, these are the books we read last year:
The Zookeeper’s Wife
My Grandmother Told Me To Tell You I’m Sorry
The Bishop’s Wife by Harrison
History of Love

A couple of books were recommended by the members present.  They are:

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren’t as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of “blink”: the election of Warren Harding; “New Coke”; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren’t those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of “thin-slicing”-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.

The End of Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

What are you reading?”

That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less.

This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn’t the opposite of doing; it’s the opposite of dying.

Will and Mary Anne share their hopes and concerns with each other—and rediscover their lives—through their favorite books. When they read, they aren’t a sick person and a well person, but a mother and a son taking a journey together. The result is a profoundly moving tale of loss that is also a joyful, and often humorous, celebration of life: Will’s love letter to his mother, and theirs to the printed page.

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News from the Friends of the Library

Here is some news from the Friends of the Library:

The Friends of the Library are proud to announce that they are the recipient of a grant from the Cherry Point Officer Spouses Club.  The money will be applied to an enhancement project at the library providing an area for young adults.  We are very grateful for this grant.  In addition to the grant, the Shirley Selepes Memorial Fund will also contribute toward this project.  Donations are being accepted in memory of our longtime President, Shirley Selepes, who was a big force in our group and in our community.  Gifts can be mailed or dropped off  at  the library for this memorial fund.
   The Library announces the summer reading program for preschoolers, teens, and adults.  Registration will take place beginning June 18th. The theme is “Libraries Rock” and many exciting events are being planned.  More information to come on the fun!
   The wishlist at the Library includes glue sticks, marker ( especially bright colors), glitter glue, paperclips, pencils/pens, construction paper, colored copy paper, clear contact paper, and staplers.  Any donations are appreciated. By the way,  the clear contact paper is used to cover new paperbacks.
   Did you know that we are part of a regional library system called the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret ( CPC) Regional Library System?  We are one library of ten who belong to this system.  This regional library system is one of 12 in the state of NC.  Regional library systems coordinate many services for our library including interlibrary loans, payroll, cataloguing, technical support, collaboration of large purchase such as Overdrive and other databases.  Regional Systems are critical to library services.
   SAVE THE DATE of August 19th when a longtime friend Eddie Ellis will be in Havelock!  This will be a ticketed event.  More information will follow.
   And finally, the Friends of the Library will be voting on a change to the bylaws. Article VIII, Section 2: Proposed change will read “Any dues received after July 1st will be applied to the following year.”  This change will be voted on at the June meeting on June 20th at 9:30am.
Happy reading!  Luann
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Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society

 

To the members of the Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society, this is a reminder message that the book “The Stranger” is at the Havelock Craven County Public Library and is available for checkout.  Our meeting to discuss this book is on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10:00 am.   If you have not started to read this book and feel that  you won’t have enough time to finish, do not worry.  This book is rather short and actually a very quick read.  Hope to see all of you and look forward to a lively discussion.

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