Monthly Archives: January 2007

Book Discussion Group – "The Constant Princess"

We met on January 23rd and 24th and had a lively discussion about The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory. We also delved into the historical background of the times, including the reign of Henry VIII and Katharine of Aragon (the constant princess) and Henry’s three children who reigned after his death — the most famous of which was Elizabeth I, the daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry.

Several people expressed an interest in pursuing further reading on the period, and to that end we recommend you visit the NoveList website, which you can access from the Library’s home page by clicking on the NoveList icon. Use your Oak Bluffs library card number as your Patron ID.

The next book discussion group will be held on February 27th and 28th. We will be discussing My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Books and tapes are available now at the Circulation Desk.

Movie Night!!!

We had a crowd of over 20 people come to our first Movie Night in the Library’s Meeting Room! The movie “An Inconvenient Truth” starring Al Gore was the feature presentation.

There will be movie nights on February 20 & March 20, when we will be showing a new DVD release on our large projection screen in the meeting room, please join us!


Irene, your Children’s Librarian is going to Egypt for a 17 day tour. I’m going with my husband to Cairo next week! We’re also going to the lost rose city of Petra in Jordan and will sleep on the desert with a Bedouin tribe. While in Egypt, we plan to see Abu Simbel, The Great Sphinx, The Pyramids at Giza and lots of other exciting tombs and places. We’ll enjoy a cruise on the Nile as well.
If you’d like to read about the wonders of Egypt and especially ancient Egypt and mummies, look in our non-fiction section J 932. I’ve added a picture of one of our most beautiful books on Egyptology.
If you don’t hear from me sooner, I’ll see you all when I come back on February 9!

New Name for our Panda

The Age 6-10 Story Time kids voted and the official name of our new panda bear is SNOWBALL !!!! And a cute little (or should I say BIG) Snowball he is! She is? We don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl but Snowball sure is cuddly, come on by and give Snowball a hug!

New Chess Board!

The Oak Bluffs Library has a new chess board!

Come to the library at any time to enjoy a stimulating game of chess with a friend.

We are also encouraging people to come to the library on Thursday evenings from 6pm-8pm, with their personal chess boards, to meet others who enjoy playing the game!