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Nancy's Notes - September 3, 2009

Moving schedule, New Books List, "Forgotten Ellis Island".

The big move is beginning.  We will be closed September 5-September 29 while we relocate to our new building.  You might want to stop before 5:00 p.m. on Friday to get enough books for three weeks.  You don't need to take more than you will read during that period as we need to get a fairly accurate idea of how much shelf space we need. Join us at 10:00 a.m. on September 29 at 302 North Main for our ribbon cutting.  There will be a short program with tours to follow.  Our open house will continue until closing at 8:00 p.m.  Regular check-out of materials will begin at noon that day.


Eighty new books arrived this week so come in and grab them in the next couple of days.  Some of the titles by your favorite authors are:  Phillappa Gregory's, "The White Queen"; "Best Friends Forever" by Jennifer Weiner; "Intervention" by Robin Cook; Elizabeth Edwards' "Resilience;  Steve Marini's "Guardian of Lies";"The Moon Looked Down" by Dorothy Garlock; "Below Zero" by C.J. Box; "AlexCross' Trial" by James Patterson & Richard Dilallo; "Black Hills by NoraRoberts; "Blindman's Bluff" by Faye Kellerman; and "Smash Cut" by Sandra Brown.


I did get a chance this week to read through, "Forgotten Ellis Island", one of our new titles.  It is very interesting for history buffs like me.  The island was man-made a century ago from the dirt excavated during the building of the New York subway system.  The hospital on the island was state-of-the art at that time and was the first line of defense against immigrant-borne disease.  The staff there saw several thousand people each day.  Those who were healthy or could be nursed to health were allowed to enter the United States.  Those who were judged as feeble of mind or body were deported.  After three short decades of service, Ellis Island hospital was all but abandoned as America (after World War I) began shutting their borders.  The book has many great photos along with some very sad tales of patients at the hospital.

If you don't make it in this week we'll see you on the 29th at 10:00 a.m.