Posted by: Steve | January 30, 2010

Super Bowl fever

Waynedale GameChamps will play TWO football tournaments on Super Bowl Saturday, February 6th. The games begin at 10AM and will end at noon. The tournament is open to Young Adults, grades 5-12. There is no cost. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

The first is Madden NFL (PS2).

The second is good old fashioned paper football:

Posted by: Steve | January 28, 2010

Bookmark contest

ACPL is having a “Design a Bookmark” contest. The winning entries will be printed in color for National Library Week, which is April 11-17, 2010.

Here are the rules:

  • Design a bookmark with the “Communities Thrive @ your library” theme.
  • Turn in the bookmark at any Allen County Public Library by the deadline (Saturday, February 27, 2010).
  • Bookmarks must be created on the template that is available for pickup at the branch. (It’s at the desk!) Submissions made on other paper will not be judged.
  • The design may be created with crayons, colored pencils, markers and/or watercolors. Remember, winning bookmarks must be reproducible!
  • The winning bookmark in each category will be made into bookmarks and available during National Library Week.
  • Winners will be judged on originality, creativity, neatness and printability.

Good luck!

Posted by: Steve | January 15, 2010

Tax Help @ Waynedale

AARP volunteers will be in the library on Tuesdays from noon to 4 to help people with their taxes and tax filing.

The first Tuesday will be February 2 and the final day will be April 13.

Posted by: Steve | January 6, 2010

Young adults to play “Clue” on Saturday

Young adults, grades 5-12, are invited to join us to play the board game Clue on Saturday, January 9. The games will begin at 10AM and be finished by noon.

There will be snacks and drinks as well as a special movie. There is no cost to attend. Visit the WAYTeen blog for more information.

Different libraries use different ways of arranging fiction titles. So, we are often asked how we arrange fiction at the Waynedale Branch.

As you face the north windows in the adult section, you’ll find fiction on the “left” (west) side of the building. Here’s how it is arranged:

Recorded books (MP3s, CDs, cassettes) fill the first aisles.

Large Print books follow.

After Large Print, is the “general” fiction area. Mysteries, romance, westerns, and sci-fi genres are all kept together with the regular fiction titles. This includes all hardbacks and “oversized” paperbacks.

Along the wall is a collection of “Christian Fiction”.

In the center of the room are paperbacks. They are split into genres: fiction, romance, series romance, paranormal romance, mystery, horror, western, sci-fi and classics.

As always, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, let us know. We’ll be happy to get you what you need.

Posted by: kiera34 | December 11, 2009

N2W (New to Waynedale)

We regularly get new DVD titles as well as donations and replacement copies for our 3-day collection. Here is a list of titles that Waynedale received today:

Aliens in the Attic ( PG Family)

Bottle Shock (PG-13)

Casablanca (NR-Classics)

Chahar shanbeh souri/Fireworks Wednesday (R)

Fight Club  (R)

G.I. Joe (PG-13)

Glory (R)

Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs  (G)

I Love You Beth Cooper (PG-13)

O Brother, Where art thou? (PG-13)

Scarlet Street (NR-Classics)

Scary Movie 4 (PG-13)

Stuart Little 3 (G)

To Catch A Thief (NR-Classics)

Transformers:  Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

Some people have a definite point of view in the whole Star Trek vs. Star Wars debate.

The new Star Trek movie renews the debate on the subject.

By the way, did you know that Waynedale Branch carries ALL of the original Star Trek (with Captain Kirk) and ALL of the Star Wars motion pictures? You do now! So if you haven’t decided which side of the universe you prefer, you can watch all the movies and make an informed decision.

If you need a list of the movies in order here the are (in order of release):

Star Wars: Star Wars (New Hope, Episide IV), The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V), Return of the Jedi (Episode VI), The Phantom Menace (Episode I), Attack of the Clones (Episode II), Revenge of the Sith (Episode III).

Star Trek:  Star Trek – the Motion Picture; Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan; Star Trek III: the Search for Spock; Star Trek IV: the Voyage Home; Star Trek 5: the Final Frontier; Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country; and Star Trek (2009).

Posted by: Steve | December 8, 2009

Holiday Book recommendations from NPR

Looking for a good read for winter break?

National Public Radio has a wonderful list of recommendations from several sources on its website. There are extended excerpts linked from the article. Remember to place them on hold in the library catalog!

Posted by: Steve | December 8, 2009

Just the F.A.Q.s, ma’am… Fax Services

(What’s a F.A.Q.? It’s a Frequently Asked Question…)

We’re often asked if we have a public FAX machine here at the library.

We do not.

The closest FAX machine is at Scott’s on Bluffton Road, available at $1.00/page. Connolly’s Do-It-Best Hardware on South Calhoun also has a FAX machine. They charge .75 for the first page and .50 each additional page for local, $1.50/.50 for long distance and $5.00/$1.00 for international.

Many banks offer FAX service free to their customers. Check with your local branch for details.

Posted by: Steve | November 24, 2009

New public computers coming soon

Don’t you love that new computer smell?

New public computer terminals will be installed soon. This is great news for everyone who comes in the use the workstations.  New machines should be more reliable.

However, the new machines will not have 3.5″ floppy drives. If you saved documents on a floppy drive, you will want to purchase a USB flash drive as soon as possible. While we do have some for sale at the desk, you’ll likely find better deals elsewhere.

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