Water Your Mind
Summer Reading Raffle

Week VII
Patron Top Picks

Winter Garden by Kristen Hannah

"Great story. Slow to start, but ending was very good."

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

"This play only gets better with time. It's deliciously funny. Murder can be charming."

Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down by Dave Barr

"Earlier collection of Dave Barry's columns. They are riotously funny, especially the one about getting school supplies for your kids."

The 9th Judgement by James Patterson

"Rapid-fire read!! One of his better plots (don't normally enjoy books that he co-authors)"

New Children's Books

Picture and EZ Readers Books

Barton, Chris Shark VS. Train
Carluccio, Maria. I'm 3! Look what I can do
Castellucci, Cecil. Grandma's Gloves
Underwood, Deborah.  The Quiet Book
Willems, Mo City Dog, Country Dog
                     I am Going (EZ Reader section)
                     Let's say HI to Friends Who Fly!
                     Time to Sleep Sheep the Sheep!
                     What's your Sound Hound the Hound?

J Fiction
De Quidt, Jeremy - The toymaker
Pogue, David - Abby Carnelia's one & only magical power.


AARP Defensive Driving Course

Wednesday and Thursday, September 22 and 23 from 1-5 PM
The Orangeburg Library will offer a 2-day AARP Defensive Driving course with instructor Elliot Cohen from 1 - 5 PM on each day. It is necessary to register in person at the library with a check made out to AARP for $12 per person, or $14 if you are not a member of AARP.

Book & Bag Lunch Group

Tuesday, September 21 at 12 Noon
The Orangeburg Library resumes its Book & Bag Lunch Group discussion at 12 Noon. The book is Chris Cleave's "Little Bee." All are welcome to attend, and the library will provide a beverage and dessert.


Children's Programs ( Winter 2012 )

Please register for Youth Programs at 359-2244, Ext. 15
Registration required for all programs except where noted.
Songs Stories and silliness
Ages 3 & younger
Tuesday 10:30 AM
1/17, 2/7, 2/28, 3/6 & 3/20
Drop in

Mother/Daughter Book Club
Grades 4-6, 5-6 PM
Celebrate woman’s history month. Join us each Thursday in March to discuss a biography of a woman who made a difference in history.
See Angela for list of books.

Boredom busters
Schools out! Check out what’s going on at the library.
1/16 1 PM Lunch and a movie. Bring lunch and watch Dolphin Tale (PG)
2/21 12-1:30 Fancy Nancy Tea Party
2/22 1 PM Lunch and a movie. Bring lunch. Movie TBA
2/23 11 AM Paper Airplanes – Design and fly paper airplanes

Crafternoons for Grades K-2
Mondays, 4:30 - 5:30
For Grades K-2
1/16 Listen & Craft – Listen to an audiobook and do a related craft.
2/6 Chocolate Covered Pretzels – Make a sweet treat.
3/5 Leprechaun House

Crafternoons for Grades 3-6
1/23 – Beaded Safety Pin Jewelry
2/13 Chocolate Covered Pretzels – Make a sweet treat.
3/9 Listen & Craft – Listen to an audiobook and do a related craft.

Local Children's Author Visit(Cancelled)
Award winning author, Donna McDine will read and discuss her new book The Golden Pathway.
Saturday 2/4 10:30 AM
For ages 7 & up.
Please register.


Pre-School Storytime for Ages 3-5

Children from ages 3 to 5 years have fun with engaging books, songs and activities as they build their early literacy skills.
Select one Session
Wednesdays at 1:30, 1/11 - 2/15
Thursdays at 10:30, 1/12 - 2/16

Session 2
Wednesdays at 1:30, 3/7 - 3/28
Thursdays at 10:30, 3/9 - 3/29
No Session 1/18


First Art for Toddlers
Ages: 18-36 months
Tuesdays, 10:30 Am
1/31, 3/13
Registration required


Toddler Valentine Dance Party
Tuesday 2/14 @ 10:30



Top of the Stairs Gallery

August and September
The Orangeburg Library is pleased to present an exhibit of artist John Sanders entitled, "More Than A Box" at the Top-of-the-Stairs Gallery. Using mixed media, Mr. Sanders displays a variety of diverse sculptural containers and 3-dimensional wall hangings.

Library Lock-in

Saturday, August 21 from 5 to 11 PM
The library closes at 5pm, but we'll stay and eat pizza and snacks, play Wii games, watch movies, do craft projects and much more until 11pm! This event will be open to reading club participants who complete the reading club and attend 3 teen programs. Space is limited and permission slips are required.


Gasland Documentary @ Roscoe Library

The Roscoe Free Library has a rare opportunity to have a one time showing of Gasland, Friday, August 13, at 5pm.

Initially shown at the Sundance Festival in Colorado, the film has also been shown on HBO. The subject matter is 'fracting', a controversial natural gas extraction method.

Link to Gasland Trailer

It's free, juice & cookies are in afternoon's future. If enough folks were interested, I could show it twice on the Friday. I have to return it Saturday morning.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Joyce Conroy ( at the Roscoe Free Library for additional information.


Water Your Mind
Summer Reading Raffle

Week VI
Patron Top Picks

Return To Sender by Fern Michaels
"Great mindless enjoyment!"

Final Exam by Maggie Barbieri
"A little far-fetched plot but light reading."

Blockade Billy by Stephen King
"Not up to King's usual suspenseful and often gory standards. If you're a baseball junkie, you'll like the tone and the ambience. The plot is so-so."
Water Your Mind
Summer Reading Raffle

Week V

Patron Top Picks

The Search by Nora Roberts
"One of the best! Suspense, love -- couldn't put it down!"

Three Chords for Beauty's Sake: The Life of Artie Shaw by Tom Nolan
"I have been a great fan of Artie shaw. The sound that he produced from his clarinet was sweet and mellow and beautiful. He was completely self-taught and his ascent to the top of the musical world int he 1930's and 1940's was all the more amazing. He had numerous number one hits. His professional success was in sharp contrast to his failed personal life due to his obsessive, compulsive, and mean-spirited behavior towards women."

The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris
"'. . .the purpose of individual growth is to share with others.' K. Norris' experiences in the monastic life are the basis for this book. The quotation from St. Benedict was one tenet difficult to follow and to explain to one's self. Living the life of self-discipline and of yielding to the needs and lifestyle of community required constant vigilance. I might need to read this a second or third time!"

Winston's War: Churchill 1940-1945 by Max Hastings
"This is a greatly detailed work about the Second World War and Winston Churchill's enormous contribution to the winning of the war. He alone truly got the English people safely through the war. He is one of the most important people of the 20th century."

Mature When I'm Dead by Dave Barry
"Another collection of really funny essays, in line with the rest of Dave Barry's wierd humor. The earlier essays are the funniest."

The Abortionist's Daughter by Elizabeth Hyde
"A 'whodunit' with interesting characters. I couldn't put it down!"