The Cumberland County Library System upgraded its core library-management software and customer online catalog in late January.
As our current software system became more outdated, the library system researched and solicited bids for new software and hardware. The Sierra library management system and Encore catalog were selected after a lengthy evaluation process.
Some enhanced features include Encore’s online catalog and spelling and related search suggestions, integrated catalog and reference database searches, self-service checkout, hold request improvements, linked customer accounts and social networking integration, where the online catalog allows users to share records via social networking sites.
Like a worn out pair of slippers that are comfortable and you hate to replace, it was time for us to move forward with a new catalog and we would be happy to answer your searching questions along your Encore learning journey.
Monday mornings don't have to be dreary! Join us every Monday from 10:00 - 11:30 am to enjoy a nice cup of tea and work on your stitching project - crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, embroidery - all are welcome! Meet other stitching enthusiasts and learn from each other.
Show your loved ones this Valentine’s Day that you care with homemade valentines! Create valentines with a book or library theme or simply just use our supplies and create your own masterpiece. Paper, craft supplies, and stamps will be provided, you just need to bring your imagination!
This month we're reading Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. It is a haunting and unforgettable coming-of-age debut for fans of speculative fiction set against the backdrop of a world where the earth has slowed, and the days grow longer. Julia is coping with the fissures in her parents' marriage and the hopeful anguish of first love.
Food choices can be a challenge in today’s world with all the offerings available. Join us for this informational session and learn priorities when it comes to taking care of your heart and how certain parts of our diet - dietary fats, sodium, and fiber - affect heart health. Registration is required.
Learn how to decorate cupcakes! A local professional baker will be demonstrating a few easy decorating techniques for everyone to try. Cupcakes, icing, and other supplies will be provided. This program is for Teens and Adults.
Learn how to improve your health at any age through appropriate exercises. The presentation will cover normal changes that occur in the body as it ages, and how exercise can slow or minimize those changes. This program is presented by Ann Dennison, PT, DPT, OCS, AT, who has been a physical therapist since 1987.
Simple Gifts plays a wide range of ethnic folk music with a variety of instruments, including 2 fiddles, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, banjo, and guitar, as well as some more unusual instruments like the bowed psaltery, shruti box, baritone fiddle, and doumbek. Simple Gifts has performed at major venues including the Smithsonian, National Theatre, Lincoln Theater, and Longwood Gardens.
For a complete list of Simpson Library's programs and events, please visit our Events Calendar.
Dine out at Hoss's and enjoy lunch or dinner with your family and friends while supporting the Friends of the Library. 20% of the cost of your meal will go directly to the Friends.
News and Notes
Geek the Library
It's the start of a New Year, and a great time for resolutions! Perhaps you want to check out more cookbooks, learn more about the health benefits of yoga, or simply dedicate more of your personal time to learning about the things you love. No matter what you want to learn more about, the public library supports you and has resources for you! Our Geek the Library campaign continues to grow, and we are currently working towards reaching out and involving more local businesses in the program. If you or anyone you know would be interested in being part of the Geek the Library campaign, please contact the library. To learn more about the campaign and what we've done so far, please visit our campaign webpage.
The Lobby display for February is a Monte Carlo Night theme by the Wildcat Foundation. The display promotes a fundraiser that includes a cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction, games of chance, raffle drawing, and Monte Carlo prizes. The Wildcat Foundation is an educational, not-for-profit organization that was established to enhance the educational, cultural, social, and athletic development of the students of the Mechanicsburg Area School District and the community. The Wildcat Foundation is supported by tax deductible contributions made by individuals, companies, and organizations and through special fundraising activities including the Monte Carlo Night. More information can be found on their website at www.wildcatfoundation.org.
Trying to find your next great read? Our NoveList Plus database can help you out! NoveList Plus is a reader's advisory database provided by EBSCO. Users can search the database to find similar titles, authors, and series (called read-a-likes) to their favorite books. Users can also browse through genre lists and find out more information about certain series, authors, and books. Novelist Plus also contains other helpful resources such as book discussion guides, thematic book lists, and book related articles.