Friday, April 9, 2010

State Archives of Ohio Presents: Just the Basics

Every local government in Ohio creates records on an on-going basis. With physical storage space at a premium and the attention that recent legislation has brought to public records, the time is right to begin or review your government's records management system. When is it OK to dispose of public records? Is there a process to follow?

The "Just the Basics" webinar will introduce records-keepers to the records management practices in Ohio, including the procedures for creating records retention schedules and filing certificates of disposal with the State Archives.

This webinar will be coming to the Waverly Library on May 14th, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, in the Community Meeting Room.

Cost: $20

For a complete schedule for all locations and registration information, click here for the flyer.

2010 Ohioana Book Award Finalists

It is my pleasure to announce the 2010 Ohioana Book Award finalists. All of the authors of the following books were born in Ohio or have lived in Ohio for at least five years. All books carry a copyright date of 2008 or 2009 and were received by Ohioana during 2009. No book may be considered more that once for an Ohioana Book Award. For more information, visit the Ohioana website or visit them on Facebook.

2010 Ohioana Book Award Finalists


The Weight of Heaven, by Thrity Umrigar (Harper Collins – 2009)

Await Your Reply, by Dan Chaon (Ballantine Books – 2009)

All the Living, by C.E. Morgan (Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux – 2009)

Far Bright Star, by Robert Olmstead (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill – 2009)

The Spire, by Richard North Patterson (Henry Holt – 2009)


Last of His Mind, by John Thorndike (Swallow Press – 2009)

Sweet Thunder, by Will Haygood (Knopf – 2009)

Wilderness Warrior, by Douglas Brinkley (Harper Collins – 2009)

Conservationist Manifesto, by Scott Russell Sanders (Indiana University Press – 2009)

When Everything Changed, by Gail Collins (Little, Brown & Company – 2009)

About Ohio

Wild Ohio, by Jim McCormac (Kent State University Press – 2009)

The Harding Affair, by James Robenalt (Palgrave Macmillan – 2009)

Canal Fever, by Lynn Metzger and Peg Bobel (Kent State University Press – 2009)

Passion for the Land, by Daniel Nelson (Kent State University Press – 2009)


Sweethearts of Rhythm, by Marilyn Nelson (Dial – 2009)

Cuckoo’s Haiku, by Michael J. Rosen (Candlewick – 2009)

Unfinished Angel, by Sharon Creech (Harper Collins – 2009)

Imperfections, by Lynda Durrant (Clarion – 2008)

Little Mouse Gets Ready, by Jeff Smith (RAW Junior – 2009)

Say the Word, by Jeannine Garsee (Bloomsbury – 2009)


Sonata Mulattica, by Rita Dove (WW Norton and Company – 2009)

Bright Felon, by Kazim Ali (Wesleyan – 2009)

Never-Ending Birds, by David Baker (WW Norton and Company – 2009)

Evidence, by Mary Oliver (Beacon Press – 2009)

Trust, by Liz Waldner (Cleveland State University Poetry Center – 2009)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Computer Tips for the Job Search

Finding Violet: A Family's Quest

Tom Adkins, Library Director

Story times aren't just for children! Come join our library's director as he tells the tale of his elusive ancestor, Violet Pennington, who was also the grandmother of Kentucky author and poet Jesse Stuart

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 6:00 p.m. Community Meeting Room, Main Library