Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. According to World Book Online Info Finder, the chief purpose of daylight saving time is to save energy by reducing evening use of lighting.¹
Benjamin Franklin is often quoted as favoring daylight saving time in summer. 'It struck him as silly and wasteful that people should 'live much by candle-light and sleep by sunshine.'"²
What do you think about daylight savings? Does it still make sense today?
¹Petrie, J. (2014). Daylight saving time. In Public Libraries. Retrieved from World Book Online Info Finder 3-2014
² Waldstreicher, D. (2014). Franklin, Benjamin. In Public Libraries. Retrieved from World Book Online Info Finder 3-2014
All skill levels are welcome to come by the Topping Room and strum, sing, and learn more about this amazing instrument. Don’t own a ukulele? Ask about borrowing one from the library!
The first session will be on Monday, March 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. Stay for as little or as much time as you’d like.
This year's Women's History Month theme recognizes women's tenacity, courage, and creativity throughout the centuries.
Explore the history of generations of women whose commitment to nature and humanity have proved invaluable to society.
Gale PowerSearch on our eLibrary page is a great place to start along with Biography In Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library and World Book.
Our photo is of athlete Wilma Rudolph (LOC).
Sunset Middle School Plein Air Art Exhibit at Oak View Library
Painted in the spirit of the French Impressionists,
plein air paintings are done en plein air or
"in the open air". Stop by the library to
see these beautiful paintings painted
by the Sunset Middle School
art elective class.
Student art work will be on display at the Oak View Library until March 27.
Doug Taylor, author of Bogota by Bus, hosts an interactive workshop focusing on the elements of a successful novel at Avenue Library on Saturday, March 15, from 1 to 2:30pm.
Using his own novel as a template, Doug will cover mapping out a novel in advance, character development, creating good dialogue and the differences between action and descriptive narrative.
We have launched a beta version of our new Catalog! We are quite excited about it as it has new and more efficient search capabilities than our Classic Catalog.
Once in our classic catalog, find the new catalog by clicking on the tab in the upper right (see <== image).
After your initial search, see the left sidebar of the search results for filters (include or exclude): authors, other titles, publication year, languages, library, series, etc.
As always, you can request an item and log into your account.
It is a work in progress and we encourage your feedback and participation. Try it out and let us know what you think!
Send your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For our patrons who wish to download books: By searching with the default setting ("Everything"), you can then limit results to ebook and eaudiobook content by selecting/checking the eBook, eAudiobook, Electronic Resources, etc. filter under "Format" in the left sidebar.
We now offer free access to two internationally focused online resources available on our eLibrary page.
==> AtoZ World Travel - a travel resource for travelers with information on more than 200 world cities. AtoZ World Travel includes a language translator, maps, recipes and links to hotels, restaurants, weather and more!
==> World Crunch - global newspapers translated into English and also available in the original language. Experience diverse perspectives on world affairs from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.