Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Happy New Year!

Okay, so I am only a month late on that greeting! Better late than never.

I do have some sad news to share....while I was getting ready to write a new post, I was cleaning up my draft list and accidentally deleted all of my former posts. I had no idea if you delete drafts that it would delete your actual posts too! So I guess we will just be starting out fresh with this post.

Getting to Know your Librarian, part 4
A few months ago I was writing about each of the assistant librarians that work here at library. Now I am going to write a little about Pamela Batson, who is the head librarian and director of the library.

Pam grew up in West Virginia, with her twin sister Pat. After graduating from high school she moved to Virgina and had a son, Monty and daughter, Heather.
Pam lived in Vermont and Arizona, eventually moving back to Virginia where she went to work for IBM for twelve years. Pam then moved to New Mexico and took a job with Intel where she stayed thirteen years. Shortly after moving to Oklahoma to be closer to her daughter, Pam took the job as Director of the Prague Library, where she has now worked for six years.

She has 4 grandkids, Jacob and Michael Owens and Morgan and Logan Lunceford. Some of Pam's hobbies are swimming, flower arranging and antique shopping.

Next time I will be writing about our two high school volunteers.

Computer Class
Haynie Library is offering another free computer class on February 17th from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. The topic on this class is "Learning About New Websites". You may call 567-4013 to sign up. Laptop computers are available but if you have your own, please bring it.

Friends of the Library
If you have not ever been a FOLmember, please consider joining this wonderful and fun group. The fee to join is $10 for individual membership or $15 per year for family membership. Corporate dues are $25 for Bronze; $50 for Silver; $75 for Gold and $100 for Platinum.  We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 12 noon, at the library's meeting room. The meetings generally last an hour or less. Feel free to bring a lunch with you. The FOL usually has about 2 fundraisers a year, one being our annual mum sale we have at the Pumpkin Festival each year and another being a book and garage sale combined. We could sure use more people to join up with some fresh ideas. Please consider joining soon!

Here are just a few new books and DVD's that have arrived at the library

Larry Crowne
New Moon
The Shunning
Roy Rogers, 4 DVD set: Under the Nevada Skies, My Pal Trigger, King of the Cowboys and Roll on the Texas Moon
The Roy Rogers Show, 4 cowboy classics: Loaded Guns, Carnival Killer, M Stands for Murder and Unwilling Outlaw
Season 1 of Grey's Anatomy

All I Did Was Shoot My Man by Walter Mosley
Home Front by Kristen Hannah
Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz
Guilty Pleasures by Laura Lee Guhrke
Out of Sight by Stella Cameron
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
A Devil is Waiting by Jack Higgins
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
Raylan by Elmore Leonard
Eve, (book 1 of Eve, Quinn and Bonnie) by Iris Johansen
Claim of Innocence by Laura Caldwell
Two Truths and a Lie (book 3, Lying Game) by Sara Shepard
Pretty Little Secrets by Sara Shepard
Lenobia's Vow by P.C. Cast