Madison County Public Library News

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Music CDs Available at Madison County Public Library in Berea!

New Music CDs Available at Madison County Public Library in Berea!

All I Feel By: Kaufman, George S.; Ray J; Berg, Young; Powell, William
Around The Bend By: Lederman, D. Ross; Travis, Randy; Morris, Glenn
Back To Bacharach [Digipak] * By: Tyrell, Steve; Caesar, Sid; Coca, Imogene
Black Butterfly By: Buckcherry
Blank Generation By: Hell, Richard
Breakout By: Cyrus, Miley
Brothers and Sisters [Remaster] By: Allman Brothers Band (The)
Brown Street By: Zawinul, Joe
Chant: Music for the Soul By: Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz
Chemically Imbalanced By: Ying Yang Twins
Coat of Many Colors By: Parton, Dolly
Cornell 1964 By: Mingus, Charles Sextet
Desire [Remaster] By: Dylan, Bob
Dreamland By: Peyroux, Madeleine
Drumming By: Reich, Steve
Endtroducing by DJ Shadow

Esperanza By: Spalding, Esperanza
Evil Urges * By: My Morning Jacket
Fragile Future * By: Carrott, Jasper; Hawthorne Heights
Here I Stand By: Usher
Julianne Hough By: Hough, Julianne
Lay It Down By: Green, Al
Loverly By: Wilson, Cassandra
Mamma Mia! (OST) By: Original Soundtrack
Nas By: Nas
Present Tense * By: Carter, James
Rebound By: Tisdale, Wayman
Recapturing the Banjo * By: Taylor, Otis
Rockferry By: Duffy
Songs in the Key of Life By: Wonder, Stevie

New DVDs Available at Madison County Public Library in Berea!

New DVDs Available at Madison County Public Library in Berea! (12-16-08)

300 (Zack Snyder)

Alpha Dog (Justin Timberlake)
Andromeda Strain Miniseries (Benjamin Bratt)

Babel (Kate Blanchett)
Beowulf (Anthony Hopkins)
Bill Gottlieb—Riffs (Bill Gottlieb)
Brave One (Jodie Foster)
Bull Durham 20th Anniversary Edition (Kevin Costner)
Business of Being Born (Abby Epstein)

Caramel (Adel Karam)
Cassablanca (Humphrey Bogart)
Chalti ka Naam Gaadi (Ashoke Kumar)
Chinatown (Jack Nicholson)

Definitely, Maybe (Adam Brooks)

Fool’s Gold (Matthew McConaughey)

Global Warming 2: The Rising Storm (Bradley Whitford)
Gone With the Wind (Clark Gable)

Homemade Hillbilly Jam (Big Smith)
Hum Dono (Dev Anand)

John Adams—HBO Miniseries (Paul Giamatti)
Journey into Buddhism

Little Women—1933 version (Katharine Hepburn)
Little Women—1978 version (Wynona Rider)
Long Road Back to Kentucky: The 1862 Confederate Invasion

Mad Men—Season 1 (Matthew Weiner)
Made and Bottled in Kentucky: The Story of the Kentucky Bourbon Industry
Monk—Season Four (Jerry Levine)

Nosferatu (Max Schreck)

Passion of the Christ (Mel Gibson)
Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (Sonny Bono)

Rainmaker (Burt Lancaster)

Shine a Light (Rolling Stones)

Under the Same Moon (America Ferrera)

Vantage Point (Dennis Quaid)

Year My Parents Went on Vacation (Cao Hamburger)

Author to speak on a Holistic Approach to Cancer Recovery; will also sign copies of A Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors

Press Information/For Immediate Release

What & Where: Author to speak on a Holistic Approach to Cancer Recovery; will also sign copies of A Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors

Where: Madison County Public Library, 319 Chestnut Street, Berea

When: Tuesday, February 17, 2008 at 7:00 pm

For More Information about this program, contact Abbie Harris, Branch Librarian, 986-7112

On Tuesday, February 17, 2008 at 7:00 pm, local writer Beth Dotson Brown will be speaking at Madison County Public Library in Berea about how she approached her cancer treatment and recovery from a holistic standpoint. Brown is the only Kentucky contributor to the recently published book, A Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors. The book includes 46 personal essays by women whose lives were changed by their fight with and triumph over cancer. Poignant and candid, these stories from wives, mothers and daughters keep hopes up and spirits alive through difficult times.
In her talk, Brown will share what she learned while recovering from cancer surgery, receiving chemotherapy and reporting for daily radiation treatments while also writing her first non-fiction book and a novel. She credits her ability to continue pursuing her work and her passions to approaching the recovery process from a holistic point of view that took into consideration the many facets of her life and her medical needs. Beth shares her own experience while also naming tools that anyone facing life’s challenges can use to become a stronger and happier person, and she invites audience members to share their own stories of surviving breast cancer.
Brown works as a freelance writer and editor and has written for publications such as Junior Scholastic, Kentucky Living magazine, The Lexington Herald-Leader, CrossRoads newspaper and Catholic Digest. Her first nonfiction book, Yes! I Am Catholic, How Faith Plays a Role in My Life, was published in 2007 by St. Mary’s Press. Brown is also a long-time contributor to the Advocate’s Light Side column.
Madison County Public Library is located at 319 Chestnut Street in Berea. For more information, contact Abbie Harris, Branch Librarian, at 986-7112. This presentation is free and open to all. Anyone with special needs should contact the library at least 72 hours in advance of the program. Ms. Brown will have copies of A Cup of Comfort for sale after her talk, and she will be happy to sign copies of her book, but purchase of a book is optional, and there is no charge to attend this program.

A library without books for children . . .Please Read

Please Call the Consumer Product Safety Commission
January 22, 2009

A public meeting was held January 22, and Cheryl Falvey, General Counsel for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), stated that a decision should be made by the first week of February regarding libraries. She advised libraries not to take any action at this time, and we are hopeful that the Commission's decision will exempt libraries.
Even with her assurances, we must let the CPSC know how important an issue this is to libraries. Please call the Acting Commissioner, Nancy Nord, at (301) 504-7923. When you call this number, wait for the automated directory to give you directions to reach Nancy Nord's office. Explain to the Commission that it is simply impossible for libraries to remove all children's books from the shelves and/or ban children under 12 from the library and still provide the level of service that is needed.
As always, thank you for all that you do. The only way we will be successful in ensuring that children will have access to safe books is with a strong grassroots effort. Your comments to the CPSC need to be submitted as soon as possible, so please tell all your friends and family - we need as many people as possible to communicate that this oversight could have lasting ramifications on our children and our communities.
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 has been interpreted to include books as a product that must be tested for lead. While it is understandable that the CPSC must protect children from toxic materials, publishers have already tested the book components and found that the lead levels are lower than the regulations require three years from now. Additionally, all book recalls in the last two decades have been because of toys attached to the books that posed a choking hazard, not the books themselves.

Making these testing regulations retroactive would require both school and public libraries to take drastic steps to come into compliance. They either would have to ban children from their libraries or pull every book intended for children under the age of 12 from their bookshelves at the time children are fostering a lifelong love of learning and reading.

In order to allow children and families to continue accessing critical library materials, please either exempt books from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, accept the component tests that have already been done, or exempt all books currently in school and public libraries. This will ensure that our children continue to have access to safe and educational library materials.
Thank you for your continued support of libraries!


Kristin Murphy
Government Relations Specialist
American Library Association - Washington Office
1615 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20009-2520
Phone Number: 202.628.8410
Fax: 202.628.8419

Press Release

February Fun at the Richmond Location

It is cold and blustery outside. Come in to the Madison County Public Library to warm up with some fun February activities. Children's programs start the first week of February. There are free programs for kids of all ages.

Tuesdays are for Teens. There are teen activities from 3-5 PM each week. On the 3rd and 17th of February, teens can come to the teen room and play video games. We will bring the Guitar Hero and they can show off their guitar skills. On the 10th of February we will make yarn or bead Nearikas for Valentine's Day. This is a traditional Mexican/Native American craft in which yarn or beads are used to create patterns. The Teen Advisory Group will meet on the 24th of February. This is a new group where teens can discuss books, music, and movies and help us choose materials for the library. Pizza and drinks are provided.

Babes and Tots meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. We read short stories, play lap games, do finger plays, sing songs, and have the opportunity for baby and toddler social play. The recommended ages are birth to 3. Babes and Tots programs are 30-45 minutes long.

The elementary age crowd has fun every Thursday from 3-5 PM. On the 5th we are having a scavenger hunt and snacks to celebrate the book Coraline that is being released as a movie in theatres on Friday. On February 12th we are having a birthday party for Abraham Lincoln. Kids will get to play early American games and do early American activities. We will be making fuse bead art on February 19th. On the 26th, kids will enjoy Star Wars fun with trivia and costumes.

There will be three movies in February. Open Season 2 (PG) will be on the 5th at 6 PM. High School Musical 3 (PG) on the 19th at 6 PM, and Nancy Drew (PG) on the 26th at 6 PM. We always have free popcorn and lots of fun!

Story Times will be on Fridays at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. We read picture books, do music and movement activities, and finish with simple crafts. Story Time is recommended for 3-6 year olds. Programs are 45-60 minutes long.

While you are here at the library, you can also check out books, movies, audio books, CD's, get on the internet, work puzzles, play computer games, and play in the ship. We look forward to seeing you soon at the library.

Contact: Ari Fritts

Phone: 859-623-6704

Fax: 859-623-2032
507 West Main Street

Richmond KY 40475

Madison County Public Library