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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Library Corner March 5, 2009

This week we have discussed signs you should not have to post in public places and some signs we are grateful that are posted. Some are funny, some are not, but these are just a few to get the conversation started.

“Turn off your cell phone” falls into both categories. We should all know to turn off (or put on silent) cell phones for church, funerals, speaking engagements, weddings, public meetings, the library, school, etc. We also know that as much as we use our cell phones, it becomes an extension of us, and we are grateful for those reminders.

These same places should not have to post a sign to ‘use your indoor voice.’ And we should all know not to share our private and intimate relationships by letting the entire building overhear your cell phone conversation with or about your sweetie while you are not using your indoor voice.

One sign that should not have to be posted in public is to ‘pull your pants up in the back or your shirt down in the back to avoid embarrassing situations’. Invariably, the person who needs this sign is nearly always sitting at a public computer in the library (in my line of sight). We do not need to know your personal
business, including the color of your underwear. Thank you for covering up.

New non-fiction books are: “The Complete Idiot's Guide To Creating A Website” by Paul McFedries; “The African American Experience In Cyberspace: A Resource Guide To The Best Websites On Black Culture And History” by Abdul Alkalimat; “Uncommon: Finding Your Path To Significance” by Tony Dungy; “Guilty: Liberal "Victims" And Their Assault On America” by Ann H. Coulter; “The Big Rich: The Rise And Fall Of The Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes” by Bryan Burrough; “The Green Wedding Guide: Creating A Celebration That's Elegant And Ethical” by Valerie Edmunds; “The Everything Green Wedding Book: Plan An Elegant, Affordable, Earth-Friendly Wedding” by Wenona Napolitano; “Prevention 2008 Shortcuts To Big Weight Loss: Slim Your Belly, Butt, And Thighs--And Get Fit Twice As Fast” by Chris Freytag; and “What's Age Got To Do With It?: Living Your Healthiest And Happiest Life” by Robin McGraw.

New fiction books include: “Best African American Fiction” no author; “Black Ops” by W.E.B. Griffin; “The Associate” by John Grisham; “Basketball Jones” by E. Lynn Harris; “Heart And Soul” by Maeve Binchy; “Fire And Ice” by Julie Garwood; “Stepping Into Sunlight” by Sharon Hinck; “This Side Of Heaven” by Karen Kingsbury; “Running Hot” by Jayne Ann Krentz; and “The Second Opinion” by Michael Palmer.

For more information, renewals, reserves, or to submit memorials, please contact the Public Library at 613 Quitman Street, Pittsburg, Texas 75686, 903-856-3302 or email us at pccpl@sbcglobal.net.

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