Vicki Shurly

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Do You Believe in Magic?

On this day in 2007, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book in the Harry Potter series, was released.  It was an exciting day for fans, sad for some knowing that living vicariously through the fantastical lives of the students of Hogwa...

Friends, Firsts and Fords

  The Friends of Peninsula Community Library invite everyone to join them here at the library on Wednesday evening at 7 PM for their annual appreciation program.  The speaker will be Karen Puschel, a former diplomat, who with her husband Jack Sega...

Library Nostalgia

  Anybody recognize this?  This was the way libraries USED to itemize their books!  Today, most libraries have online catalogs, accessible from home computers, tablets and smart phones where you can see what is in and even reserve items from the c...

I read BANNED BOOKS!

What do the following books have in common:  Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare), Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne), Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank), The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum), Charlotte's Web (E.B. White), Alice in Wo...

The Tale of Peter Rabbit & Other Stories

  "Once there were four little rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter." Thank you to everyone who shopped our first ever Local Artist's Fair!  I went away with far too many bags - EVERYTHING was so beautiful.  My grati...

Cherry on the Top

  There seems to be a division among patrons in regard to Cherry Festival - you seem to be either embracing all it has to offer OR are avoiding town all together until it is over!  Hard to believe that a little red fruit attracts so many people t...

OVERDUE and Other Happenings

A book was returned a few days ago.  It was slightly overdue.  According to the date stamp on the card in the pocket (we no longer use pockets or due date cards or date stamps), the item was due October 21, 1968. Because the item predates the barco...

Collective Memory

Be sure to check out our new Local History Collection webpage!  Over the years, we have acquired an eclectic collection of photographs, maps, written and oral histories, documents, newspaper clippings and more.  Some of the more interesting items i...

Fall Into a Good Book!

Hard to believe that we are almost through September and into autumn!  I LOVE autumn - I would not mind if it lasted all year! Take your digital camera off “auto-mode” at a workshop on camera basics, taught by Tom Kachadurian, Thursday, 9/26 at...

A Day at the Library

Peninsula Community Library opened in 1957 with a collection of 700 mostly borrowed books.  Today, we house a collection of almost 35,000 items.  Last year, we checked out 49,166 items.  Last year, we educated, entertained and informed 3159 people...