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Chocolate Lovers’ Contest

Posted by Ardyce on 25th January 2011

February 11, 2011
7:00 pm


The Pember Library in Granville is inviting everyone to participate in a decadent “Chocolate Lovers’ Delight Contest” on Friday, February 11 at 7:00 PM. All are welcome to submit their most delicious and irresistible homemade chocolate creations. Anything chocolate can be submitted and prizes will be awarded to the winning entries. All entries will be accepted; however, if possible please sign up in advance at the library. All chocolate delights should be dropped off Friday, between 5:00 and 6:00 PM at the library.

And….even if you don’t wish to enter, just come on over and join in the fun of watching the judging of these sweet, mouth-watering chocolate sensations. Judging begins at 7:00 PM.  Coffee and tea will be served.

All of the entries will be sold after judging. Please support the Pember Library by purchasing one of these chocolate homemade treats and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.

In case of a snowstorm, please call the library at 642-2525 to see if the contest will be postponed.

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Bestseller List

Posted by Ardyce on 4th June 2009

Our list of new and popular books matches pretty well with the NY Times Bestseller lists. We have twelve of the top fifteen from the fiction list and four of the top five from the nonfiction list. Any one who responds to this post with a comment about one of the books or a review will be entered into a contest for a book weight.* You can send your comment or review to us through the email link to the right or by clicking on ‘no comments’ at the bottom of the post.


#1 Title:            Gone tomorrow : a Jack Reacher novel
Call Number:    Fict Chi
Author:             Child, Lee.

Also available as
Title:     Gone tomorrow [compact audio disc (unabridged)]
Call Number:    CD Fict Chi

#2 Title:            Wicked prey [large print]
Call Number:    LT Fict San
Author:             Sandford, John,

#3 Title:            The 8th confession
Call Number:    Fict Pat Mystery
Author:             Patterson, James,

#4 Title:            Dead and gone
Call Number:    Fict Har
Author:             Harris, Charlaine.

#5 Title:            Cemetery dance
Call Number:    Fict Pre
Author:             Preston, Douglas J.

Also available as
Title:     Cemetery dance [compact audio disc (unabridged)]
Call Number:    CD Fict Pre

#6 Title:            First family
Call Number:    Fict Bal
Author:             Baldacci, David.

#7 Title:            The host : a novel
Call Number:    Fict Mey Sci-Fi
Author:             Meyer, Stephenie,

Also available as
Title:     The host [compact audio disc (unabridged)] : a novel
Call Number:    CD Fict Mey

#9 Title:            The sign
Call Number:    Fict Kho
Author:             Khoury, Raymond.

#11 Title:          The help
Call Number:    Fict Sto
Author:             Stockett, Kathryn.

#12 Title:          Tea time for the traditionally built [large print]
Call Number:    LT Fict McC
Author:             McCall Smith, Alexander,

#14 Title:          Road dogs
Call Number:    Fict Leo
Author:             Leonard, Elmore,

#15 Title:          Just take my heart [large print] : a novel
Call Number:    LT Fict Cla
Author:             Clark, Mary Higgins.


#1 Title:            Liberty and tyranny : a conservative manifesto
Call Number:    320.52 Lev
Author:             Levin, Mark R. (Mark Reed),

#2 Title:             Outliers [large print] : the story of success
Call Number:    LT 302 Gla
Author:             Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-

#3 Title:            Resilience : reflections on the burdens and gifts of facing life’s adversities
Call Number:    92 Edwards
Author:             Edwards, Elizabeth,

#5 Title:            Always looking up : the adventures of an incurable optimist
Call Number:    92 Fox
Author:             Fox, Michael J.,

* donated to the library by Sandi R

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Contest Winners

Posted by Ardyce on 17th December 2008

Ellen won the Santa plaque.

The Nora Roberts book is going to Mary Ann.

Thanks to all who took part in the contest!

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Book your Holiday

Posted by Ardyce on 28th November 2008

It’s Black Friday so probably many of you have been out and about since 4AM. Did you find any great buys? Do you shop online? Is your holiday shopping all done or are you waiting to see if there will be better sales just before Christmas?

I have been gathering small items for a couple of months now and everyone in our family knows that spending is cut way back this year. Stockings are being filled from the dollar stores.

Magazines and books are usual gifts in our family along with electronics and automotive stuff. Our children are grown so we don’t even look in toy stores anymore (but I think the boys might still enjoy putting together a Lego kit.)

If you are a member at the Pember Library, you could win this Nora Roberts book or the Santa plaque to use as a holiday gift by sending an email through the email link to the right. You only need to include your name and phone #. (We won’t share that info.) You may also enter by coming in to the library and filling out an entry blank. Two winners will be randomly selected from all entries submitted by December 15, 2008.

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We have a winner

Posted by Ardyce on 8th November 2008

Here are the results of our first online contest. We hope to do more in the future!
Mary Higgins Clark – Where are you now?
Why I deserve to win this book.
This book will be a gift to my mother who has been there for me for forever. She’s a simple person who likes gardening and reading. She tells me that the best gift I can give her is a book, because as a child growing up during difficult times, she would escape by reading. Christmas and her birthday are the usual times I give her books. However, I would like one to give her for “just because.” Because in the last few months she has been more supportive than ever and I want her to know how appreciative I am.
Another book was won by -M. and the other three books will be donated to a library in need.

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