Friday, February 15, 2013
Kerrie Patterson is our newest staffer on the Circulation Desk - and each of her suggestions is something (book/movie/album) that she picked up in her first five months in Ferndale.
Kerrie Patterson comes to us from Waterford where she had experience serving the circulation staff of that area's larger, bustling public library. Coming on six-months into the job here at FPL, she still digs our town's laid-back atmosphere and how much of a role the library plays in the community... "Such as," Patterson says, "conducting the Ferndale Reads group reading event, with the 'flash-mob' style launch at Rust Belt. There's also the Metro Times Blowout coming through here," (with the Library featured as one of many venues for said-local music festival). Another awesome event, Patterson noted, is our First Stop Fridays - the monthly local music showcase. (We're hoping someday soon to feature the Ferndale-based quartet who produced …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to share their favorite books.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Courtesy of the ReadKiddoRead Foundation Did your children receive any books as gifts on Christmas? Which ones did you pick out for friends and family? ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to finish this sentence: The Best Gift I Ever Got Was a Book, and That Book Was _____. Pick up some of these favorites for the kids in your life, or browse through ReadKiddoRead.com for more book ideas. Mark Teixeira The best gift I ever got was a book; it was The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. The book is The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, given to me by my friend and high school principal, Barry Fitzpatrick. While I can't single out any book as my favorite, this book stands out because it sparked my interest in biographies …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Another round of personal picks presented for your consideration of recreational/enlightening engagement by the Ferndale Library staff. This week, Head of Circulation Kelly Bennett offers up some audiobooks that have provided many a driveway moment.
I am a huge fan and proponent of the audiobook. I know there's a lot of naysayers out there, but for me, with my busy life and my tendency to give up on reading paper books before I make it 10 pages in, the audiobook has been a godsend. They keep me reading long after I would have returned a book and add an extra incentive to doing mundane household chores. I've read everything from classics, to non-fiction, from horror to Pulitzer prize winners. Here's a few that I've loved and would make a good entrance into the world of audiobooks. Click the provided links to place a hold on any of the audiobooks below. Read by Steven Weber Available via interlibrary loan This book had been on my "to read" list for years; likely since I had seen the …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Another round of personal picks presented for your consideration of recreational/enlightening engagement by the staff at the Ferndale Library. This week, Head of Circulation Kelly Bennett offers up her picks.
Another summer of reading, listening and watching has almost passed. A lot of hoopla is made about the "beach book" and the "summer album," but I think these choices transcend seasons and make great entertainment anytime! Year Zero by Robert Reid SF REID In the spirit of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comes this snarkily funny book about what would happen if aliens became obsessed with Earth's music, used their advanced technology to distribute it to billions of listeners, and then realized they had run afoul of our convoluted copyright law. It's sci-fi, yes, but not the kind that makes you have to know what dilithium is, or is supposed to be. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón FIC ZAFÓN I love books about books…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Another round of personal picks presented for your consideration of recreational/enlightening engagement by the staff at the Ferndale Library. This week, Head of Reference Ed Burns offers up some favorite movies from his youth.
Even before Ed Burns was a librarian here at Ferndale Public Library, he was passionate about the place. His work with the Friends of the Ferndale Library group was only the beginning. Ed puts on the library's periodic themed movie series, and will be bringing the wildly successful "Movieable Feast" program back to this year's summer schedule. In addition to purchasing DVDs for the library, he also selects books for our non-fiction section. All this and he manages the Reference Department and can often be seen helping patrons with computer and reference questions. Let's hear what great movie picks Ed has for us this week! By Ed Burns I’ve been working as a librarian at the Ferndale Public Library for five years. Among my duties is …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A series featuring personal picks, insightful titles and reading recommendations from various staff members at the Ferndale Public Library. In this article, read about Circulation Specialist Eve Foley's top five recommendations.
Every other week, Ferndale Patch will feature the recommendations of various staff members at the Ferndale Public Library. This week, the library's Eve Foley gives her top five picks. Eve Foley has been with the Ferndale Public Library through two moves, one flood and the library's astounding growth in size, circulation and as a center of the community. Foley has served the community as a Circulation Specialist for nearly five years; she checks out your books, movies and music, processes the DVDs before they hit the shelves, and is often the first smiling face you see when you enter the library. She's an 18-year resident of Ferndale, where she lives with her husband, two children, two cats and one dog. 1. A Good Year: Original Motion …