KIDS @ THE MOVIES: Join us at the library every Tuesday evening in March and April for a family night of children's movies. Movies like Madly Madagascar, Pirates, Band of Misfits and others will be entertaining for all members of your family. Showings are at 6 p.m. and generally last for 90 minutes. Check the calendar on the web page for which film is being shown. Those movies that exceed 2 hours will begin earlier. Check for any time changes by calling the library at 920-361-5420.
REGISTER FOR STORYTIME: Storytime for preschoolers will begin the week of February 4. Call to register for the Wednesday or Thursday storytime or stop at the desk when you are in the library.
A NEW LOOK IS COMING TO THE LIBRARY CATALOG!
Our on line catalog is being upgraded and will boast some great new features to help you find material of interest to you. Go to our online catalog and choose “TRY OUR NEW CATALOG” to begin enjoying the new features that will be soon available to you. Keep in mind there is still work in progress and you may not be able to log in at all times. If you can’t, try again at another time. We will let you know when it is up and running as our main catalog.
One of the first differences that you will notice is that you are first asked to select the library of your choice. For Berlin Library patrons that would be BERLIN. You are immediately able to start your search from the most general category of “all fields”, or you may select a narrower search of title, author or subject. In the all fields, title and subject searches you will have a number of options, a click away, to narrow your search. Most notably across the top of your search you will be able to select the format of material you want, from book to movie to e-book. You may also narrow your search by library, age group, genre and author. There are a number of new features that allow you to keep a list of your favorites, create a book bag for consideration before placing a hold and even short biographies of an author when you search by author. If you would like a “personal” tour around the upcoming catalog stop in at the library and let us “show you around.”
Have you tried dowloading e-books from our free resource "OVERDRIVE". We have held several workshops explaining how to download to your own Nook or Kindle or other e-reader. If you have missed the workshops and would like to get started downloading e-books, handouts of instructions for your devise are available at the library. For personal help call for an appointment and arrangements will be made to assist you. Another popular resource for the travel season are Playaways. These personal MP3 players are loaded with one book title and can be listened to individually with the addition of earphones and an AA battery. There are converters available that allow you to play the device through your car speaker system by hooking into the earphone jack. Books like "Touching Spirit Bear" may be enjoyed by the whole family as you drive.
If you have questions about any of our programs please call the library during business hours at 920-361-5420.