February is Responsible Pet Owner’s Month
In honor of the pets we all consider family members, the Pember Library will have a display of books about pets. There will be a drawing contest for the kids with the prize being a long-arm bobcat. For the adults, there is a contest to see how well you know us here at the Pember. The person with the most correct answers will win a copy of the book Dewey by Vicki Myron. In case of a tie, there will …
Pember Presents
The following is a list of the planned Pember Presents programs. I will post detailed information on each program about two weeks before the date of the lecture/program.  All programs are free and open to the public. Upcoming Pember Presents programs include: February 5: a public information presentation on the 2010 US Census. George Demas will give a general explanation of how the US Census is organized, and information will be available on when and how to apply for census …
Library Closed
We will be closed Wednesday, January 28, due to poor weather conditions. Fines will be waived for items that become overdue because of the closing.
Gaiman’s book wins Newbery Award
One of the new books that was donated through our Pember Angel campaign in December was Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. It was announced yesterday that the book won the Newbery Award for excellence in children’s literature. The story is a takeoff of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, with an orphaned boy being adopted by the inhabitants of a graveyard instead of a panther and a bear. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet but all signs point …
Pember Presents
The Pember Library, in cooperation with the US Census Bureau, is pleased to announce that a public information presentation on the 2010 US Census will be held Thursday evening, February 5, at 6:30 PM . In addition to a general explanation of how the US Census is organized, information will be available on when and how to apply for census jobs. Various informational brochures will be available, as well as copies of a practice test for Census jobs. If you …
Story Time
Story time will be about opposites. Children of all ages and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join us.
What are you reading?
I just finished reading Stranger Room, a locked room mystery with two murders occurring 150 years apart. This is Frederick Ramsay’s fourth Ike Schwartz mystery taking place in Picketsville VA. I read a review of this a few months ago and put in a request for it. It was worth the wait. The stranger room is a part of the main house with a separate entrance, kept for use by unknown travelers. Personal relationships, moral issues, racism and possible drug …
Book Club
The book club decided to read any title by Robert Louis Stevenson. We have several on hand at the library or you may request one by inter library loan. Contact us at the library if you  need help with this. The choices available at the Pember include: My Shadow, a children’s book, an illustrated version of Stevenson’s popular poem in which a child tells about her relationship with her shadow Treasure Island The Master of Ballantrae : a Winter’s Tale …
Story Time
Story time has been changed to Thursday evenings at 5:30. This week we will feature stories about Grampa’s Farm. Jo-Ann will read a couple of books and she and the children will use the flannel board to tell their own stories.
Library closed
We will be closed today because of bad weather and poor road conditions. Fines will be waived for items that become overdue because of the closing.