Monday, March 31, 2014

Resource Spotlight: GVRL ebooks

The library has access to over 2000 nonfiction ebooks from Gale as part of a pilot program. The most popular books (as determined by actual use) will be added to the library's collection. Your use of this collection will help us to determine what ebooks the library buys!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friends of the Library Spring Booksale 4/29 - 4/30

Great used books at incredible prices!

The Friends of the Library will host their Spring Book Sale on Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30.  Tuesday hours are 9-10am for FOTL members and 10am-3pm for everyone.  Wednesday hours are 9am-3pm for everyone, with the "dollar-a-bag" sale happening from 1-3pm.  A variety of books will be available from bestsellers, romance, and mysteries to science, art, history and computers. Most books sell for $1.00.  Anyone may join the Friends of the Library prior to the book sale to take advantage of the one hour "pre-sale" exclusive for Friends members.  The sale will be held in the library instruction room near the front entrance (room 112).  Metered parking is available in Lot E.  Please call 714-432-0202 x21058 for further details.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Book Spotlight: 34-Ton Bat

The 34-Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball
By Steve Rushin
GV873 .R87 2013
The 34-Ton Bat is the story of baseball, told through objects. There are the expected chapters on bats, balls, and gloves, but Rushin also includes chapters on more esoteric icons, such as stadium seats and food. Telling the history of baseball in this way highlights the importance of objects to our collective nostalgia and gives a new spin on an old story. A great read for any fan of the game.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Library Closed from 3/24 - 3/30 for Spring Break

The library will be closed from Monday, March 24 through Sunday, March 30 for Spring Break. We will reopen at 8am on Monday, March 31.