Saturday, September 30, 2006

"Most reliable search tool could be your librarian"

I was excited to read this posting. It is something that that library profession has been discussing for years. It is by Elinor Mills, a staff writer at Cnet News.Com.

One of my favorite quotes from the article:
"There's a problem with information illiteracy among people. People find information online and don't question whether it's valid or not," said Chris Sherman, executive editor of industry blog site "I think that's where librarians are extremely important. They are trained to evaluate the quality of the information."

So...don't hesitate to give us a call or stop on by. We're here to help.

Thanks for reading,


Thursday, September 28, 2006

3rd Annual Author Breakfast

Saturday, October 7, 2006


Clay Harvey will be one of our featured speakers. Not only has he written three novels but he has written articles for the High Point Enterprise and several gun/rifle magazines.

Clay's books are filled with suspense, intrigue and mystery. He also adds the human touch by developing well-liked and sympathetic characters.
Dwelling in the Gray

Whisper of Black

A Flash of Red

Don't forget to call us at 431-3811 to register. It is free, open to the public and a continental breakfast will be served. There will be time to chat with the authors and buy their works.

Thanks for reading,


Monday, September 25, 2006

3rd Annual Author's Breakfast

Saturday, October 7th, 2006


Join us for a continental breakfast and discussion with five local authors.

One of the authors is Pam Poland. She is a teacher in a local school and does a lot of her writing over the summer.

We have three of her books in the catalog. Her current title is Noody Hooper and the Juducullah Rock.

You can find out more information about Pam at her website.

Call us at 431-3811 to reserve a space. There is no charge to attend. The authors will have books available for purchase.

Stay tuned to this blog for more information about the other authors.

Thanks for reading,

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


The Archdale Public Library is proud to be one of the first wireless Internet hotspots in the Archdale - Trinity area.

We are providing free access to anyone with a laptop and wireless network card.

Come on down and surf to your heart's content!

Thanks for reading,

Friday, September 15, 2006

Do You Have Plans This Weekend--Yes or Noh?

The N.C. School of the Arts in Winston-Salem is the setting for the world premiere of "Pine Barrens", a Noh play. Theatre Nahgaku, an American-Japanese theater troupe, will perform, combining classical Japanese dance, chant, instruments, dramatic masks and elaborate costumes. Performances in an outdoor set are at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 2 pm Sunday. Call 721-1945 for more info! Let's Go!

Have a great weekend! Carol

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Sweet and Yummy...

Since it seems we prepare for holidays earlier and earlier,
I wasn't surprised to see a news article about candy as I get ready for our annual Halloween party here, October 26 at 7pm.

Tuesday's "Stuff for Kids" page in the News&Record offered a Candy through the Ages column. Apparently candy has been around since the cavemen located honey in beehives and that actual candy goes back 3,500 years with the Egyptians! American colonists probably offered boiled sugar candies during their holidays in the 1600's--by the mid 1800's nearly 400 candy factories existed in the U.S. Life Savers rolled out in 1920 but my favorite is candy corn, created in 1898...what's yours?

Monday, September 11, 2006

ALF at Bush Hill Festival
The Archdale Library Friends had a great time meeting people, talking about the Library and basking in the sun.

Check out our Bush Hill page on Flickr.

Thanks for reading,


Friday, September 08, 2006

The green flag waved on September 5, so now’s the time to ‘Race to the Library’ for stock car memorabilia, author appearances and a chance to win the “Racing Library” featuring books autographed by racing legend Richard Petty.

The local Race to the Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is part of a statewide effort to promote library card registration called The Smartest Card: Get It. Use It.@ your library. Find out more!

Thanks for reading,

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

If you are a fan of Dav Pilkey's Dogzilla--pay attention!

The wait is over...All the world-wide godzilla fans should be
ecstatic to learn the 1954 film that introduced godzilla, "Gojira"
is now available for the first time in a two-disc set. The author
of "Godzilla on My Mind", University of Kansas Professor William
Tsutsui was happy to report. The disc set includes the U.S.
version of the 1956 film Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Walk, don't run to the nearest store. I've got a copy of Dogzilla
here and will be happy to share it with any library patron!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Raffle to Benefit ALF at Bush Hill
The Archdale Library Friends (ALF) will be taking donations for raffle tickets at the Bush Hill Festival on Saturday, September 9th.

Two of the items being raffled are a Raggedy Ann and Andy doll created by ALF member Iris Ellis.

Thanks for reading,