Library Notes

  • Crafts With Nikkie, a new children's program, will be held on Thursday, August 17th at 4:00 p.m. in the meeting room. Come and make a beaded necklace!
  • The library has a new AWE Literacy Station geared for children aged 2 to 8 years old. (See post.)
  • Book signing for author of "The Adventures of Stinkerpup" Isis Grayling on Saturday, June 3, from 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Summer Story Hour "Make A Better World" is coming! Beginning Wednesday, June 14th, this seven week program will continue every Wednesday from 10 - 11 a.m. through July 26th. (See post.)
  • The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library Board will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the library.
  • Are you interested in joining a new Writer's Group? Meetings held on Fridays, at 10:00 a.m. This is for any writer who wishes to meet with other writers. Beginners, experienced, published, unpublished, writers of fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, bloggers - all are welcome.
  • Preschool Story Hour is conducted every Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. We read books to the children and there is a project every week. It's never too soon to introduce your children to the library!
  • Schedule a meeting at the library. Call 445-9711 to get on the calendar in advance. The library stays open until 6:00 P.M., Monday - Saturday, except for Thursday, when it stays open until 9:00 P.M.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS December 9, 2007

Eat, Love, Pray,
By Elizabeth Gilbert

The Innocent Man
By John Grisham

Into The Wild
By Jon Krakauer

Tuesday With Morrie
By Mitch Albom

The World Is Flat (Audio)
By Thomas L. Friedman

The Tipping Point
By Malcolm Gladwell

Blink
By Malcolm Gladwell

The Devil In The White City
By Erik Larson

The Secret
By Rhonda Byrne

Guinness World Records 2008

The World Almanac And Book Of Facts 2008

What To Expect When You’re Expecting
By Heidi Murkoff

Cesar’s Way
By Cesar Millan

The Pillars Of The Earth
By Ken Follett

Love In The Time Of Cholera
By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Water For Elephants
By Sara Gruen

The Kite Runner
By Khaled Hosseini

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
By Kim Edwards

The Road
By Cormac McCarthy

The Alchemist
By Paulo Coelho

Atonement
By Ian McEwan

The People You Meet In Heaven
By Mitch Albom

Next
By Michael Crichton

Cross
By James Patterson

Brother Odd
By Dean Koontz

Wild Fire
By Nelson DeMille

Treasure Of Khan
By Clive Cussler

Santa Cruise
By Mary Higgins Clark

Dakota Home
By Debbie Macomber

Christmas Letters
By Debbie Macomber

Double Cross
By James Patterson

The Choice
By Nicholas Sparks

Playing For Pizza
By John Grisham

Stone Cold
By David Baldacci

A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini

World Without End
By Fen Follett

Home To Holly Springs
By Jan Karon

The Chase
By Clive Cussler

Book Of The Dead
By Patricia Cornwell

Amazing Grace
By Danielle Steel

Creation In Death
By J. D. Robb

The Almost Moon
By Alice Sebold

Boom
By Tom Brokaw

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Where-o-Where are you now?

If you previously worked here at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library and would like to post what you're up to now, we would love to hear from you.

Thank you,
Current AJML Staff

Halloween Party at the Library 2007



We here at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library would like to thank the Pre-K Story Hour Class for another successful Halloween Party. There were several great costumes.



We hope you all had a happy and safe Halloween.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Library Going Through Change

Currently at Arthur Johnson Memorial Library we are starting up a new checkout system, we have been running two systems for a few weeks and will hopefully be solely in the new system by the middle of September 2007. All Patrons currently have access to our catalog via the web at library.cityofraton.com/ or by clicking the link on the right side of the screen.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mystery and Magic of Books 2007



The Staff at AJML would like to thank all that had participated in our Summer Story Hour and Movie Saturdays. We hope to see you all again next year.

A Special thank you to Teresa Tabor for our Harry Potter Decorations.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, June 23, 2007 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. the FOL will hold a book sale upstairs at the library. Come and stock up for your summer reading needs! Fiction of all types, self-help, history, biography, religious, cookbooks, children's books, movies and much more!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Library Get's New Logo


The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library is proud to announce that we now have a new logo. The winner of our logo competition is Brad McQueary. Thank you to all who have participated in our competition all the entries were exciting.

Friday, May 18, 2007

5th Grade Class Banner


Take a look at the banner hanging in the library. Created by Mrs. Pafford's fifth grade class, it displays all the signers of the Declaration of Independence. It is a fine piece of work by a great class!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS

The New York Times Best Sellers that are currently available at the
Arthur Johnson Memorial Library as of May 8, 2007.

The Road
By Cormac McCarthy

Two Little Girls in Blue
Mary Higgins

Night
By Elie Wiesel

The Fifth Horseman
By James Patterson

The Tipping Point
By Malcolm Gladwell

Gone
By Jonathan Keller

Stumbling on Happiness
By Daniel Gilbert

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
By Kim Edwards

Dreams From my Father
By Barack Obama

At Risk
By Patricia Cornwell

Running with Scissors
Augusten Burroughs

Promise Me
By Harlan Coben

The Secret
By Rhonda Byrne

Second Sight
By Amanda Quick

What to Expect When You’re Expecting
By Heidi Murkoff

Judge & Jury
James Patterson

Rich Dad Poor Dad
By Robert T. Kiyosaki

Water for Elephants
By Sara Gruen

The Children of Huran
By J. R. R. Tolkien

The Woods
By Harlan Coben

I Heard That Song Before
By Mary Higgins Clark

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
By Alexander McCall Smith

Obsession
By Jonathan Kellerman

Fresh Disaster
By Stuart Woods

Kingdom Come
By Tim LaHaye

White Night
By Jim Butcher

Step on a Crack
By James Patterson

Whitethorn Woods
By Maeve Binchy

The Audacity of Hope
By Barack Obama

Freakonomics
By Steven D. Levitt

The Wild Trees
By Richard Preston

Kabul Beauty School
By Deborah Rodriguez

The God Delusion
By Richard Dawkins

The Measure of a Man
By Sidney Poitier

Blink
By Malcolm Gladwell

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Logo Competition

Arthur Johnson Memorial Library is pleased to announce a public competition to design a Library logo. Entry to the competition is open to all individuals who are at least 18 years of age. The rules of the competition are included below.
We look forward to receiving your entry.
Purpose To acquire a logo for the Library for use on web sites, computer desktops, printed matter, and so on. (This list is not exhaustive.) Guidelines · The logo must pertain directly to the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library.· The logo must be original work of the submitter.· The logo should be usable in monochrome and color media Limited to 2 or 3 colors, on 8½ x 11 sized paper.· The logo must not exploit or offend anyone's sex, race, religion, morality, culture, nor be salacious or pornographic.· The logo must contain the name or initials of our Library.· Designs will not be returned to the designers.· No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost, submitted past the deadline, or damaged.· Any submissions which do not satisfy the above "Guidelines” will be automatically disqualified without explanation. Submission deadline May 26, 2007 by 5:00 pm Participation The competition is open to all designers over the age of 18 except those who are a part of the Library Board, Friends of the Library, or are employed by the Library. Family members of those exceptions are also excluded. Prize $100.00 (provided by the Friends of the Library) Submission format Each submitter will be given a form to fill out for each submission, (This form can be picked up at the library or requested by submitter) which contains a number that submitter must add to their submission. Copyright The winning submission will automatically become the property of the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, which will hold sole ownership and all rights to the logo, and the winning designer will disclaim any trademarks and without limitation all other rights related to the design. By submitting a logo for entry in the competition, the designer acknowledges that he/she is the person that made the logo and is its rightful owner. The designer also certifies that the logo does not infringe upon the rights of any third party and that it does not violate any copyright.
Judging of Competition

All entries will be judged by the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library Board Members. Winner of this competition will be announced on June 5, 2007. (If no entries are deemed suitable, the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library reserves the right to reopen or cancel the competition.)

Arthur Johnson Memorial Library Gets A Blog!!

Today we have finally started our Blog. Thanks to the State Library and Amigos teaching staff how to bring a blog to life. I hope that you will enjoy what we have planned for this blog.