LIBRARY NEWS
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 09:50
NORTH POINT LIBRARY NEWS
Free programs at the Baltimore County Public Library’s North Point branch,
1716 Merritt Blvd. (Info: 410-887-7255)
 
•   Holiday closing: All BCPL branches will be closed, Monday, Jan. 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. 
•   Anime and manga night, for teens to discuss anime and view manga, is slated for Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m.
•   Author talk and book signing, Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. Local author Rafael Alvarez will discuss and sign his new book Tales of the Holy Land, a collection of stories of old Baltimore.
•   Knitting basics, an introductory class for patrons ages 11 and older, is planned for Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m.
•   Intro to the Internet for patrons ages 13 and older will meet Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. Registration required; call the library.
•   Computer know-how for basic computer skills takes place Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. Registration required; call the library.
•   3M Cloud Library intro will explain how to download e-books and e-magazines at BCPL branches, Monday, Jan.13, at 6 p.m.
•   For Youth by Youth, a practical guide for teenage living for youths ages 11 to 17, meets Thursdays at 4 p.m.
•   One-on-One computer help is available for setting up e-mail accounts, online applications and more, Tuesdays and Thurdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
•   Preschool Story Time for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Activities include stories, songs and bouncing, followed by play time. Registration required.
•   Baby Story Time for toddlers 23 months and younger with an adult meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Activities include stories, songs and rhyming, followed by play time. Registration required.
•   Thursday Knit and Stitch, a drop-in knitting and crocheting group for patrons ages 13 and older meets every Thursday  from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All levels of experience welcome. Bring your own projects or get ideas from the library’s large selection of craft books. This is not a class, but group leader Paula Dixon can answer basic questions.
•   Computer Room for independent work in a quiet environment for patrons ages 13 and older is open Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. A library card is required. 
 
 
NORTH POINT LIBRARY TOP TITLES
The most-borrowed titles at the Baltimore County
Public Library’s North Point branch during Sept. 2013.
 
Top 10 fiction titles, with monthly checkout numbers:
1.    Mirage (Clive Cussler),     21 loans
2.    Insurgent (Vernon Roth), 21 loans
3.    The Heist (Janet Evanovich),     20 loans
4.    Cross My Heart (James Patterson), 20 loans
5.    Inferno (Dan Brown),     18 loans
6.    Sycamore Row (John Grisham), 17 loans
7.    Allegiant (Veronic Roth), 17 loans
8.    Dust    (Patricia Daniels Cornwell), 16 loans
9.    Dark Witch    (Nora Roberts), 16 loans
10.  Deadline (Sandra Brown), 15 loans

Top 10 nonfiction titles, with monthly checkout numbers:

1.    This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral - Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! - in America’s Gilded Capital    (Mark Leibovich), 10 loans
2.    Country Living: The Little Book of Big Decorating Ideas: 287 Clever Tips, Tricks and Solutions (Katy McColl), 10 loans
3.    Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (Reza Aslan), 8 loans
4.    Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs and Sugar - Your Brain’s Silent Killers    (David Perlmutter), 8 loans
5.    Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever (Bill O’Reilly), 7 loans
6.    Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet (John Bradshaw), 6 loans
7.    Remnants of the Gods: A Visual Tour of Alien Influence in Egypt, Spain, France, Turkey and Italy (Erich Von DäNiken), 6 loans
8.    Kids Make Christmas: Over 40 Kids’ Craft Projects for Christmas    (Pia Deges), 6 loans
9.    The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win World War II    (Denise Kiernan), 6 loans
10.  Killing Jesus: A History (Bill O’Reilly), 6 loans
 
 
SOLLERS POINT LIBRARY NEWS
Free programs at the Baltimore County Public Library’s Sollers Point branch,
323 Sollers Point Road (Info: 410-288-3123)
 
•   Holiday closing: All BCPL branches will be closed, Monday, Jan. 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
•   Board game day for youths ages 6 to 16 is Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Story time with Spirit the dog for youths of all ages meets Friday, Jan. 17, at 10:30 a.m. Ann Gearhart with Spirit, an educational assistance dog, will introduce dogs through stories. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 
•   Tech 10, basic technology skills for patrons ages 13 and older, meets Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p..m. Call the library for details.
•   Xbox Gaming for teens meets every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 
•   Wii Gaming for teens meets every Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
•   Lego Fun for youths 6 to 12 meets every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Supplies provided. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Preschool Story Time for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Activities include stories, songs and bouncing, followed by play time. Registration required.
•   Baby Boosters Story Time for infants and toddlers ages 23 months and younger with an adult meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Activities include movement, rhymes, stories and music, followed by play time. Registration  required.