Saturday, May 9, 2009


Tuesday 12/1 to Thursday 12/3: 8 am to 12 am
Friday 12/4: 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday 12/5: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 12/6: 1 pm to 2 am
Monday 12/7 to Thursday 12/10: 8 am to 2 am
Friday 12/11: 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday 12/12: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 12/13: 1 pm to 2 am
Monday 12/14 to Thursday 12/17: 8 am to 2 am
Friday 12/18: 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday 12/19 to Sunday 12/20: CLOSED
Monday 12/21 to Wednesday 12/23: 8 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday 12/24 to Sunday 1/3/2010: CLOSED
Monday 1/4 to Friday 1/8: 8 am to 4:30 pm

University Book Club -- Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time

University Book Club Selection -- Read for January.
Marge Piercy’s, Woman at the Edge of Time
With a power and truth that rock us — and through the medium of a woman who becomes vitally alive, important, and dear to us — Marge Piercy moves between a revelation of our present society and a startling twin projection of the possible future.
WOMAN ON THE EDGE OF TIME is at once a heightening of the novel of realism and a brilliant prophetic fable. It is Marge Piercy's triumph to take us so wholly into the very being of a stranger that we come to perceive her fate as inseparable from our own.

Monday, May 4, 2009

TUESDAY DEC. 8TH --University Book Club December Selection -- Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, by Dai Sijie.

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, by Dai Sijie, as its reading for the University Book Club's December meeting. The group will next meet on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 6:45 pm in Baron-Forness Library room 715. Refreshments will be served.

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, translated from the original French (the book was a bestseller in France) is a tale centered on, of all things, the Cultural Revolution of China's Chairman Mao Zedong. Anyone who takes for granted the freedom from government that Western cultures enjoy would do well to read this book. But this wonderful novel (novella really) is not about politics,except in a cursory way; nor is it a treatise on the evils of China during the reign of Chairman Mao. It is, instead, a gentle, wise and humorous tale of two teenaged friends, young boys, and of a young teenaged girl, the seamstress of the title, whose striking beauty charms them both.

Books we were reading, May 2009

Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse 1970-2000, by Stephen Kotkin
Atlas Shrugged, by Ann Rand
Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, by Diana Balmori
Emperor of Ocean Park, by Stephen L. Carter
Here If You Need Me, by Kate Braestrup
Journals: 1952-2000, by Arthur M. Schlensinger, Jr.
Little Bee, by Chris Cleave
Mama Lola: A Vodou Preistess in Brooklyn, by Karen MarCarthy Brown
The Age of Anxiety: Security and Politics in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia, by Mark Galeotti
The Graveyard Book, by Niel Gaiman
The Reserve, by Russel Banks.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Novermber 10 at 6:45 University Book Club --The Red Tent --

The Edinboro University Book Discussion Group selected The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant as the book to read for its November meeting. The meeting will be held in Baron-Forness Library room 715, 6:45 – 8:15 pm on Tuesday, November 10. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

The Red Tent retells the story of Dinah, which is found in the Biblical book of Genesis, Chapter 34. This episode, usually known as the "Rape of Dinah" has been a difficult passage for bible readers for centuries because of the murderous behavior of Jacob's sons. In Genesis, Dinah does not say a single word; what happens to her is recounted and characterized as rape by her brothers. In my retelling of the story, Dinah finds her voice. The Red Tent is told entirely from her perspective and the point of view of the women around her. (From the authors website)

Help Us to Help You -- Library Service Survey

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Looking for Richard III in Edinboro -- Brown Bag Speakers Series -- Nov. 19th at noon

Greetings and welcome to the third of the Fall 2009 idea-inflicting informal interpolations from the Baron-Forness Library Brown Bag Speakers Series. The Series meets THRUSDAYS at NOON (also knowen as High Noon) high atop the fall-accented campus of Edinboro University, "the most scenic lecture series on campus," in Room 715 of Your Library. This meeting will be held November 19, 2009.

Our third speaker is Professor John Stonis, Baron-Froness Librarian Emeritus . He is presenting Looking For Richard III in Edinboro.

Bring your lunch, refreshments will be served.

Any questions? Call Jack Widner, Reference Librarian, at 2175.


Library Schedule Thanksgiving Week

Sunday, November 22: 1 pm to Midnight
Monday, November 23: 8 am to Midnight
Tuesday, November 24: 8 am to Midnight
Wednesday, November 25: 8 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday, November 26: CLOSED
Friday, November 27: CLOSED
Saturday, November 28: CLOSED
Sunday, November 29: 2 pm to Midnight.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Text Me This Call Number -- New Library Service

Baron Forness Library has a new service. If you check the catalog and find a book you like, you can text the call number to your self. Beside the call number is a widget, Text me this call number. Click on it. You will be ask to fill in your cell number and your phone provider. Your provider may charge for this service.
Well there you have it. No paper, no pencil, Text the call number to your phone.