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  • What Stories are For

    "Forty-three years old, and the war occurred half a lifetime ago, and yet the remembering makes it now. And sometimes remembering will lead to a story, which makes it forever. That's what stories are for. Stories are for joining the past to the future. Stories are for those late hours in the...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 03-06-2012
  • Earthquake Drill @ EVPL libraries on Tuesday

    The EVPL will be participating in The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut . On Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 9:15am, all EVPL locations will be participating in this earthquake drill. At the time of the drill, an audio broadcast will be played announcing the drill. Staff and customers in the building at the time...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 04-15-2011
  • Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives by Thomas French

    "Eleven elephants. One plane. Hurtling together across the sky." From these opening sentences, I was captivated by this account of the inner workings of zoos, in particular Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. The author is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and currently a professor of journalism at Indiana...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by lit.fic.reader@evpl on 08-09-2010
  • Grown-up dollhousesā€¦

    Have you stopped by Oaklyn to check out their Miniatures display yet? Or at least taken a look at the great pictures we have online? I admit I haven’t gotten over to Oaklyn personally, but I have enjoyed looking at the pictures on our website. They reminded me of how much fun I’ve had looking...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 05-20-2009
  • Ooh la la! Fancy Nancy Party!

    Dress up in your fancy clothes and accessories for our Fancy Nancy and Fancy Clancy Soiree -- that's fancy for party! We'll make fancy accessories, practice fancy behavior, and model on the red carpet. Of course we'll read a Fancy Nancy book, darling! Boys and girls ages from age 4 to grade...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 04-08-2009
  • Identify Birds in Winter -- with Sharon Sorenson

    Can't tell the difference between a downy woodpecker and a hairy woodpecker? Or a house sparrow and a house wren? Join local birding expert Sharon Sorenson for a Powerpoint presentation that will help you identify birds in your wintertime backyard. DATE: Wednesday, February 18, 6:30 pm PLACE: Oaklyn...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 02-16-2009
  • Like Animals? Zoobooks Are For You!

    Zoobooks magazine is published monthly. Each issue specializes in one animal or type of animal, and you can find out lots of info from reading it! While I am here in READ Center in Central LIbrary this Sunday, I see issues on skunks, koalas, lions, and zebras. The January issue is on dinosaurs, and includes...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 01-25-2009
  • If You Were President, Would You . . .

    lower gas prices? give money to the poor? bring the soldiers back? make smoking illegal? require everyone to graduate from high school? help keep the earth clean? try to bring peace to the world? OR would you . . .give out more ice cream? make more toys? outlaw gym class? OR would you start by throwing...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 01-08-2009
  • What Do You Think Is the Best Picture Book of the Year?

    You can help decide! If you're an adult, you're invited to the Mock Caldecot program at Central Library's Browning Events Room this Thursday, Jan. 8 from 8:00 to 11:00 am. We'll look at some of the most highly rated picture books of the year, and discuss and vote for our favorite, using...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 01-06-2009
  • Christmas -- Make a Present!

    What better for a kid than to make a present for a relative or teacher? And what beloved grandparent, aunt, or parent is not thrilled with something made by the hands of their little darling? Kids get a great feeling of satisfaction from having created their own gift. The libraries have lots of books...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 12-03-2008
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