Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Joy Jones, McAlester author, will be previewing and reading from her book, Higher Ground, One Woman’s Journey. Signed copies will be available for purchase following her presentation.
A synopsis of the book is as follows:
Coping with the trauma of her canceled wedding, 52-year-old Bonn Ritland thought she was just going for a drive to clear her mind. Instead, at her first sighting of the Sedona Red Rocks, she knew the drive down this Arizona highway was a continuation of her spiritual quest. Higher Ground chronicles four years of Bonn Ritland's life as she finds her way to more conscious living. What readers discover from the Foreword is that Bonn Ritland is a sobriquet for author Joy Jones. Writing the book as a novel freed Joy to explore her personal truth from the safety of relative objectivity. The movie-worthy story that resulted was best published as fiction--even though it's all true. Inspirational, and refreshingly candid, Higher Ground is much like Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale for its gal-pal discourses on romance, a beautiful Southwest setting, and an assortment of true-life "Millennial" males. It goes beyond a wonderful story, though. The choices--for better or for worse--made by the characters in this book tune readers into practical, creative tools they can apply to their own lives...that is if they have the courage to heed the urgings of their inner voices and pursue their own Higher Ground.
Ms. Jones moved to McAlester last year from Santa Fe, NM when she married Clint Warnock. She is a retired educator with 36 years teaching experience; Sturdent Teacher Coordinator for Northern Arizona University, and Educational Consultant for the New Mexico Dept. of Education. Currently she is available to speak to civic, corporate and spiritual audiences on Conscious Living for the 21st Century.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
The Hartshorne Library Friends of the Library are proud to bring Nita Beshear, local author, to the Hartshorne Library on May 8t at 1:00pm. This is a quote from the back of her book, "Devoted to Quilting"
"These devotionals are for quilters at all ability levels and also for lovers of quilts. From the quilt spectator to the quilting professional, a quilt is more that a simple coverlet. The process of creating a quilt provides moments of frustration, fear, stress, fun, or adventure. For the quilt spectator recipient, the quilt offers memories of these same feelings or memories of these emotional times".
Come in and enjoy listening to Nita speak of the book. She will also be happy to sign purchased books.
Refreshments will be served. Please, come support a local author.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
In today’s economy, what’s the one place you can go to get help with a resume, learn new job skills, connect to the Internet or just curl up with your favorite book – all for free? You can do all of that and more @ your library. Celebrate National Library Week, April 11-17. Hartshorne Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by offering amnesty on any overdue materials returned during that week. This is our way of saying thanks to the community for your patronage. Fines will also be waived for overdue materials deposited in the book return during this week.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Monday, March 01, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
We are right in the middle of tax season and we have some Federal forms. The state forms were not sent to the libraries any longer, but they are available online. Although we are not a tax service we can help you find a form you need. Any form, state or federal can be found online. They can be printed out for a nominal fee of 10 cents a page. You are also able to come in and file your taxes online if you so wish.
We have recently implemented our PC reservation and also have print management. Although you may think this is a nuisance at first, it is put in place to do away with unwanted print jobs. It also now allows you to print to our color printer for 25 cents a page. I’m not saying it is without its issues but I am confident these will be worked out over time.
Our fax is another service that is used extensively. It cost nothing to receive a fax unless you receive more than 10 pages.
If you are an early bird please visit us in the morning, we now open at 8 o’clock. This is a good time to enjoy peace and quiet. If it is to use the computer, check out books, read the newspaper or just come in and have a cup of coffee and visit you are always welcome and we are glad to see you.
If you have ever been in our library after school you will really see how "weloming" we can be. This library is full of Kids. Our town has very few things to interest our teens. They are attacted to the library for the programs, of course, but also the computers and books. The library has also become a social center, that if it doesn't get too out of hand, is a good thing. We try to be a safe and friendly place. I really think that we have gone a long way in achieving this goal.
In conclusion I think that I have shown that EVERYONE is welcome in our library and we will go to great lengths to meet their needs.
Monday, February 15, 2010
The first is “The Blind Side” by Michael Lewis. This is a biography about a young man that is born into poverty to a mother who is addicted to crack. He is one of thirteen children, does not know what his name is or his birthday, let alone how to read or write. His life changes when an evangelical family finds him on the streets. Through their love they help him to overcome these obstacles and become one of the most highly paid football players in history. It is an inspirational story that must be read to fully appreciate the journey of this man.
Nicholas Sparks, author of “The notebook”, “A Walk to remember”, “Nights of Rodanthe” to name just a few, has yet another book that has been made into a movie. The title is “Dear John”. The book is about John, angry rebel, who has dropped out of school and sees the army as an answer to what to do with his life. After enlisting he meets a Savannah, and in a very short time falls in love. It looks like both have found the love of their life until 9/11 happens. John decides to re-enlist and Savannah, because of the long separation falls in love and marries another man. On returning home John must comes to terms with the fact that his true love is married---and must face the hardest decision of his life.
Greg Heffley is thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.
Another book is Alice in Wonderland. This classic book by Lewis Carroll is being made into a movie starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton.
Bored on a hot afternoon, Alice follows a White Rabbit down a rabbit-hole without giving a thought about how she might get out. And so she tumbles into Wonderland: where animals answer back, a baby turns into a pig, time stands still at a disorderly tea party, croquet is played with hedgehogs and flamingos, and the Mock Turtle and Gryphon dance the Lobster Quadrille. In a land in which nothing is as it seems and cakes, potions and mushrooms can make her shrink to ten inches or grow to the size of a house, will Alice be able to find her way home again?
These are just a few books of which movies have been made. Who knows you may even read a book that has yet to receive that honor.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
We also have a new scanner, printer and fax combination machine. The staff is extremely pleased with this despite a few gliches in the fax capabilities.
The Library System is looking into providing downloadable audio books. This will allow you to "borrow" an audio to download onto an ipod or any other Mp3 device. We are now in the process of selecting the titles to offer. We hope for a very positive response to this. Again, we encourage any comments.