Friday, April 21, 2006

Check *This* Out!

Save the date!! Touring rock band The High Strung will make their only Southern Arizona stop in Bisbee on July 2 to "Rock the Rafters" on Main Street during the First National Rock 'n' Roll Library Tour.

Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the best new, young rock & roll bands in America, NPR’s Ken Tucker named their debut album These Are The Good Times as one of the "Top 10 Rock Records of 2003," and the Washington Post called the title track “runner up best song of the year.” Their second album, Moxie Bravo, was just released.

In August of 2005, in a segment about the Library Tour, The High Strung was featured on National Public Radio's This American Life with Ira Glass and Alex Blumberg. The full 22-minute interview is archived on NPR's website.

After delivering a full hour set, the band will share their experiences and answer questions from kids and teens in the audience about making records for major music industry labels, creating videos for MTV, and what it's like road-touring year-round across the country.

In what’s also proven in the past to be a highlight, in a bit of spontaneous improv, the band will write a song on the spot based on audience suggestions.

And, in a brand new twist, the band's video crew promises to capture everything -- and burn a copy or two of the show to add to CQL's growing media collection!

Local teen rock bands interested in opening or closing for The High Strung are invited to contact the library by calling 432-4232 or dropping by 6 Main.

Summer Read Starts June 7

To serve more children and accommodate different age ranges, this year, the Copper Queen Library will offer two summer reading sessions!

Both sessions will run on Wednesdays from June 7 to July 26 at the library (6 Main St.), and both session start times are set to coordinate with the Bisbee Bus schedule.

The morning session, Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales, is geared for ages 0-8 (up to 3rd grade) and will be offered from 10:30-11:30 am.

The afternoon session, Creature Feature, is geared for ages 9-17 (4th grade & up) and will be offered from 2:30-3:30 pm.

Two extra first-time-ever special weekend events will round out the summer program.

First, touring rock band The High Strung will make their only Arizona stop in Bisbee on July 2 to "Rock the Rafters" on Main Street and show their support for reading and intellectual freedom during their First National Rock 'n' Roll Library Tour.

And, the Bisbee Municipal Pool will co-host an evening end-of-program picnic, movie, and Splash Party on July 29.

Don't miss out! Opening-day parent-child registration and orientation are set for June 7 at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm the library.

For more information, call the library at 432-4232 or stop at the Circ Desk and pick up a flyer.

Master Gardeners Donate Great Titles!

The Cochise County Master Gardeners Association has generously donated nine new gardening-related titles to the Copper Queen Library. Three are children's books (Dig, plant, grow; Fruits & vegetables/Frutas y vegetales; and Why should I save water?) and the rest are for adult readers (Sunflower houses; Woody plants of the Southwest; Cacti, other succulents and unusual xerophytes of Southern Arizona; Agaves, yuccas and related plants; Penstemons; and The new book of salvias).

Interested borrowers will find these Master Gardener books on display on the second floor in the "New Books" area. All are available for three-week checkout.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

CQL Participates in "Million Book Give-Away"

4/5/06: On May 16, in conjunction with the Reading Is FUNdamental nationwide "Million Book Give-Away," the Copper Queen Library will distribute almost 500 books to students in the Bisbee and Naco elementary schools. The giveaway is funded through the generosity of an anonymous donor and The Friends of the Copper Queen Library.

CQL Expands Audiobook Collection

4/4/06: In response to patron requests, the library has expanded its audiobook collection of new and classic titles. Readers who are planning Spring or Summer travel, who spend long hours in weekly commutes, or who like to take their stories with them on CD or cassette might be interested in browsing our recent acquisitions shelved near the Circ Desk or checking out this list for fiction or this list for non-fiction titles.