Our new microfilm reader is here! Thanks to a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission we have purchased the new ScanPro 800 by e-ImageData. The ScanPro 800 features include easy-to-use software allowing viewing, editing, scanning and saving images from microfilm. It works with positive and negative fiche, 16mm and 35mm roll film and aperture cards. Ours came with an optical zoom range of 7x to 54x. Users can now print or scan to their flash drive in less than a minute. This unit far exceeds the capabilities of our library’s old unit. Come try it out.
This Saturday is the first Saturday of the month and that means the great breakfast cooked and served by the Friends of the Library. Join us at the Community Center for pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy, juice and coffee from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. It’s a great way to start your weekend.
“May the odds be ever in your favor.” Hunger Games fans know that line by heart from the books by Suzanne Collins and the movies based on those books. The second movie hits theaters Nov. 22 so we’re having a Catching Fire kickoff party. Teen Council, led by Judy Kimzey, is putting together a night of food, games, trivia, and prizes. The party is Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free.
Remember to mark your calendars for the visit by our Texas State Historian, Bill O’Neal. Enjoy punch and sweet treats prepared by the Friends of the Library, while hearing about Bill’s experiences as State Historian and author of more than 30 books, including the newest one about Van Alstyne. Copies of the book may be purchased at the event and Bill will sign them for you. He’ll also support the Friends of the Library will a donation for each book sold at the event. The program starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23.
New titles on the shelf this week include:
Accused: a Rosato & Associates Novel by Lisa Scottoline
Fifteen Minutes by Karen Kingsbury
Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George
October List by Jeffrey Deaver
Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice
Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods
Hope to see you around the Van Alstyne Public Library.