Library News and Archives
Can't decide what to read, listen to, or watch next- let the library and Pinterest be your guide? The library maintains a number of different Pinterest boards covering everything from staff recommendations to new items we have purchased to library events.
The Library is pleased to announce that there are two new ways to support the library: online donations via PayPal and our Amazon referral tool.
On Friday, May 3, the Library is proud to be participating in Geneva Night Out, a monthly celebration of art and culture in downtown Geneva. From 5:00 - 8:00 pm, the Library will host poetry-related activities for all ages and poetry readings.
Many libraries across the world are venturing further beyond books, DVDs, CDs and other "traditional collections" to bring totally unique collections to their communities.
Author Cynthia Neale will be appearing at the Geneva Public Library on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 6 – 7:30 in the Reading Room.
Violinist Lisa Toth was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and studied privately with three Detroit Symphony violinists. She was appointed concertmaster of the Detroit Civic Orchestra in it
The Library's Annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election will be on Tuesday, May 21 from 12:00 - 9:00 pm at the Geneva High School. Voting will be for the election of one (1) Library Trustee and to adopt the Library budget for the period from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
Due to a technical error, our April newsletter was not sent out to subscribers on time. The issue has been resolved and all subscribers should receive their newsletter soon.
Who is helping give out half a million free books across America on April 23rd?
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study.
The Library is making some changes to the layout of our second floor. The first stage, which should be completed by the middle of April, involves the reorganization of our book shelves. We are removing the current reference shelving and merging the remainder of our reference collection at the end of our circulating non-fiction collection. We are also adjusting the location of our non-fiction DVD's, audiobooks, and special collections. The restructuring provides space for the second stage of our redesign. In the months to come, we will be updating the public computer desks and chairs and creating a comfortable seating area for reading, using laptops, and studying.
Join us on Wednesday, March 27 for a discussion of Helen Thorpe's Just Like Us with Jennifer Morris and Judith McKinney at noon in the Reading Room of the Geneva Public Library. This book raises many fascinating issues, especially as comprehensive immigration reform returns to the political agenda: what makes someone an "American"? how can we balance national security, economic performance and humane treatment of those who wish to come to the US? how should we deal with those who came to this country illegally at a very young age and know no other home? what is it like to be part of a family whose members are viewed differently by the legal system (citizen, legal resident alien, illegal immigrant)?
The Musical Moments Recital Series will present Grace Scarpino-Stoutenburg, harpist, on Friday, April 12, starting at 7:15 p.m. in the library’s Reading Room. The concert will last approximately an hour and is free and open to the public, generously brought to you by the Foundation for the Geneva Public Library. The program will include classic and popular repertoire performed by Ms. Scarpino-Stouternburg on a beautiful full sized classic harp. Listeners will have the opportunity to speak with and ask questions of the artist following the performance.