Saturday, June 30, 2007

New Book Circle!

Beginning this month, we will no longer pick a book to discuss at the book club meetings. Instead, we are inviting you to select a book to discuss with others who share your passion for literature. The book can be one that you are currently reading and/or it could be your favorite book from any and all genres. If you still have questions or need help choosing what to read next, feel free to stop by and chat with a librarian at DVD.

Here are a few titles that are hot right now at DVD (If we don't have them, we can request them for you:

Join us for our first discussion on July 28th at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Babysitter Classes

DVD will be offering Red Cross Babysitting classes from June through August. The classes are open to youth ages 11-15, and are conducted by instructors certified by the American Red Cross. Pre-registration is required and can be done at the information desk. If registration for a class is below 8, the class will be canceled, so don't waste time and sign up!

Cost: $10 due the day of the class
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
What to bring: A baby doll or teddy bear and a sack lunch
Dates: June 23, July 14, August 4, August 18

June's Book Club Selection

This month we will be discussing The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold on Wednesday, June 27th at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Consumer Health Information Training

The Internet and the TexShare electronic databases can be overwhelming and difficult to determine what information is credible. This hands-on training session focuses on health information made available on the web. You will learn how to research and access the most reliable and authoritative health information available on the web. The class will explore sites available in both English and Spanish on heatlth issues that are relevant to women, children, senior citizens, and all ages in between. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Join us on June 19th from 6-7 p.m.

Upcoming sessions:
July 10th and 17th


Even though we are offering additional programming for the Summer Reading Club, the storytime schedule will remain the same. Saturdays at 1 p.m. will feature Summer Reading Club events instead of storytime.

Toddler Time Storytime:

Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Thursday Movie Matinee begins next week!

The Dorris Van Doren Library presents a series of family movies every Thursday at 2 p.m in the auditorium. Free popcorn and refreshments will be provided. All movies are rated PG. No registration is required.

The following movies will be shown in June:

Nacho Libre
June 14

After spending his childhood in a Mexican monastery, Ignacio (Jack Black) decides to remain there and work as a cook, mostly to be close to beautiful Sister Encarnaci├│n (Ana de la Reguera). So it's natural that when he learns the orphanage is in financial trouble, he pitches in to help -- by disguising himself and joining the professional wrestling circuit as a luchador named Nacho. But there will be hell to pay if the church elders find out!

Flushed Away
June 21

In this lively comedy from DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Features (Wallace & Gromit), London high-society mouse Roddy (voiced by Hugh Jackman) is flushed down the toilet by Syd, a common sewer rat. Hang on for a madcap adventure deep in the bowels of Ratropolis, where Roddy meets the resourceful Rita (Kate Winslet), the rodent-hating Toad (Ian McKellen) and his faithful thugs Spike and Whitey (Andy Serkis and Bill Nighy).

Sky High
June 28

Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) -- the son of married superheroes known as the Commander (Kurt Russell) and Josie Jetstream (Kelly Preston) -- is faced with an intimidating family legacy. And the kids at the elite Sky High School don't make him feel any better about his lack of superpowers. Surrounded by classmates including a self-replicating cheerleader and a jock who can stretch himself silly, Will is beginning to look awfully normal.

July's line up will feature all four Harry Potter movies in celebration of the new book and movie. We'll keep you posted on any Harry Potter festivities.
The Westside Library on 125 Belvidere will also be screening movies on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
June and July Schedule:
June 13- Happy Feet
June 20- Charlotte's Web
June 27- A Night at the Museum
July 11- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
July 25- Freedom Writers

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Summer Reading Club for Children and Teens

This past Saturday (June 2nd) kicked off the beginning of the Summer Reading Club with registration and a magic show. Registration is still open and will continue until July 8th. Stop by the information desk to register, pick up reading logs, rules, and a program of events scheduled throughout the summer. The children’s summer reading club is for infants, on up to those who have completed the 8th grade. The teen summer reading club is for teens ages 13-19.

Events for children are scheduled every Saturday at 1 p.m. and Wednesday at 6 p.m. We’ll keep you posted on the exact programming on a weekly basis.

This week’s events:

Wednesday, June 6 at 6 p.m................ZZ the Clown
Saturday, June 9, 1 p.m........................Party Animals
Saturday, June 9, 7-11 p.m..................Teen lock in (a night of funny movies, games, and food)