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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall Fun

In which FALL activity are you most likely to participate?

Visit haunted houses
Visit apple orchard
Wander through a corn maze
Watch NB's Halloween Parade
Pick from a pumpkin patch
None of the above

View Poll Report

NB Library Newsletter for September
Posting Date: 09/12/2014

NBX apologizes that this article may look out of sorts and possibly missing items... (Ed.)

Volume 14 Issue 9

Summer is nearly gone but we still have hot books and DVDs September 2014

The Whistle Stop News

Serving the people of North Baltimore for 95 years est. 1919

Barbie Team Party

You are invited to our Barbie Tea Party at the NB Area Historical Society. Tea is open to Preschool children through 4th graders and their adult companions. Pre-register by Sept. 20.

The Tea Time is 6:30 pm on Thursday September 25th. Tea and tea sandwiches will be served.

Caprice Cheney will be speaking on her Barbie collection from across the decades and will be displaying some of her collection in our September entry display case at the Library.

Children are encouraged to invite their favorite doll for a delightful evening.

Any questions? See Ms. Cheryl or Ms. Deb in the Children’s Room or email – or

September is Library Card Sign-up month. If you, or someone you know, does not have a Library card, now is the time to get one. A Library card will unlock the way for you to explore the universe.

Legendary comic creator Stan Lee is the Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month this year.

“Having a library card, it’s like having a key to all the information in the world. When you have a library card you can read anything about anything, and I have found that whatever you read, it doesn’t matter, it increases your fund of knowledge,” says Mr. Lee. “So a library card is the ‘Open Sesame” to all the knowledge in the world.”

We offer free Wi-Fi throughout the Library

Dedicating a Memorial book or other item in memory of a loved one is a great way to honor their memory. A memorial is a great way to remember a beloved pet also.

Ask at the Main desk for details about how to arrange a memorial.

You can do renewals on-line at our website. Sign on and click on the “Catalog” button to go to our on-line catalog services.

You will need your library card number as well as your PIN number

We’re on the Web at

Check out our new Pinterest page

Almanac - September

September is for the Seventh Month.

Latin septem "seven" + -ber (adj. suffix)
Literally “September mensis” – Seventh month.

September’s Birthstone is the Sapphire, which is a blue gemstone.

September’s Flower is the Aster, which symbolizes “daintiness / elegance humility.”

September’s Full Moon is the Harvest Moon.
The most familiar named moon, September's harvest moon refers to the time of year after the autumn equinox when crops are gathered. It also refers to the moon's particularly bright appearance and early rise, which lets farmers continue harvesting into the night. Other names include the corn moon and the barley moon.

September’s Full Moon will be on the 9th.

Patriot Day

In 2002, George W. Bush declared September 11th as Patriot Day. This day is to honor all those lost in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.


Sept. 17 is the day we observe as the anniversary of the US Constitution. The constitution became law in 1787 and replaced the Articles of Confederation.


Holidays to Remember: September

September is . . . . Be Kind To Editors and Writers Month, Square Dance Month, Chicken Month, Courtesy Month, Honey Month, Piano Month, Rice Month, Papaya Month, and Classical Music Month

September 1 is . .Emma M. Nutt Day (First

Telephone Operator)

September 2 is . .V-J Day, Official end of WW II

September 3 is . .Skyscraper Day

September 4 is . .Newspaper Carrier Day

September 5 is . .Be Late for Something Day

September 6 is . .Read a Book Day

September 7 is . .Neither Rain nor Snow Day

September 8 is . .Pardon Day

September 9 is . .Teddy Bear Day

September 10 is . Swap Ideas Day

September 11 is . No News Is Good News Day

September 12 is . Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 13 is . .Defy Superstition Day

September 14 is . .Cream-filled Donut Day

September 15 is . .Make a Hat Day

September 16 is . . Play-Doh Day

September 17 is . .Apple Dumpling Day

September 18 is . .Cheeseburger Day

September 19 is . .Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 20 is . .Punch Day

September 21 is . .Miniature Golf Day

September 22 is . .Elephant Appreciation Day

September 23 is . .Checkers Day

September 24 is . .Cherries Jubilee Day

September 25 is . .Comic Book Day

September 26 is . .Johnny Appleseed Day

September 27 is . .Answering Machine

Anniversary Day

September 28 is . .Ask A Stupid Question Day

September 29 is . .Fortune Cookie Day

September 30 is . .Mud Pack Day

September’s Cartoon & Fictional People’s Birthdays

Peter Rabbit: September 4th, 1893

Clifford, the Big Red Dog: September 5th,

Scooby-Doo: September 13, 1969

Johnny Quest: September 18, 1964

Lex Luthor (Superman): September 28th,

Cyclops (X-Men): September 1963

Birthday Club – September 2014

Sept 1 Isaac Carpenter – age 3

Sept 3 Lora Crosley – age 11

Sept 5 Trace Trumbull – age 8

Sept 5 Hunter Snyder – age 12

Sept 6 Loretta Bear – age 8

Sept 7 Noah Vanlerberg – age 7

Sept 7 Lucy Trout – age 11

Sept 10 Attlee Rowlinson

– age 6

Sept 10 Mercedes Ankney – age 10

Sept 10 Zoe Thomas – age 10

Sept 11 Trevor Feasel – age 12

Sept 14 Conner Williams – age 4

Sept 16 Conner Bowling – age 10

Sept 19 Nicole Krassow – age 12

Sept 19 Sophie Teegardin – age 8

Sept 20 Fletcher Jones – age 8

Sept 21 Gates Warwas – age 4

Sept 22 Makenzey Young – age 8

Sept 22 Maggie Laurent – age 4

Sept 23 Aalyiah Cantabury – age 8

Sept 24 David Barbosa Jr.– age 10

Sept 24 Ellie Woodward – age 6

Sept 24 Michael Smith – age 11

Sept 25 Abigail Heilman – age 8

Sept 26 Hayden Bankey – age 3

Sept 27 Quinn Cook-Walker – age 9

Sept 27 Jack Hummel – age 8

Sept 27 Destiny Rader – age 9

Sept 28 Kyra McCurry – age 9

Did you know?...

In any year, no other month ends on the same day of the week as September.

One of the visible signs of fall is the changing color of the leaves. This happens because photosynthesis stops during this period and the leaves do not stay green.

In case you ever wondered:…

There's an average of 178 sesame seeds on a Big Mac bun.

Children's Programs

Weekly Programs:

Preschool Story Time is for children age 1-4 with an adult companion.

Tuesdays @ 10 am

After School Story Mission is for grades K-4.

Wednesdays from 3-3:45 pm

J4T (Just for Teens) is for grades 5-8.

Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm

BARBIE TEA PARTY at the NB Area Historical Society

Thursday, Sept. 25 @ 6:30 pm

Preschool children through 4th graders and their adult companions must pre-register by Sept. 20.

Caprice Cheney will share some of her collection at the party and in our September entry display case.

Any questions? See Ms. Cheryl or Ms. Deb in the Children’s Room or email – or

Boston’s Latin School is the oldest public school in the US. It was founded in 1635, and 5 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence graduated from this school: Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Robert Treat Paine, Samuel Adams and William Hopper.

Movie Time


Rated PG - All ages are welcome!

Thursday, Sept. 11 from 5:30-7:30 pm

Back to School Tip:

Parents – Be sure your young kids don’t go anywhere with strangers. Have a “special” word that only you and your child and someone at the school knows. If you are unable to pick up your child, have the person picking them up tell your child the special word and be sure your child knows that if the person does not know the word, they are not to go with them – no matter who they are.

Looking for new and creative ways to engage your child in learning? Visit your local library for hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math programming. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when parents make sure their children have the most valuable school supply of all: a library card. Visit your library today.

Effort, and
Trying your best
Each hour of the day,
Making new friends,
Being good as you can
Exciting discoveries,
Reading books with a friend."
- Boni Fulgham

The Library has a small collection of Wii games,

Xbox 360 / Kinect games, and PlayStation PS3 games.

If you own one of these systems, come in and check out the games.

Also look on the on-line catalog to see what games the other Libraries have.

Kid one: What's the worst thing you'll find in the school cafeteria?
Kid Two: Food!

Kid’s Definition:

“When you breathe, you inspire. When you do not breathe, you expire."

Kids Wisdom:

Never turn on a dust buster when you’re holding a cat.

.Wolfe Community Room

House too small to fit all the visiting relatives? The Wolfe Community Room is perfect for your family holiday get together. The room can be rented for $35.00 for one day's use.

(There is a refundable $25 deposit on keys.)

There is a kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave.

The room use is first come - first served.

You can request items from other Libraries at home on the Internet using our on-line catalog. Just go to our website at: and click on the Catalog button. You will need your Library card to log-in.

Have you toured the North Baltimore Historical House?

The Historical House is an elegant Queen Anne style house built in 1879 by Jacob Dirk, one of the prominent founders of the Village of North Baltimore.

The North Baltimore Area Historical Society, Inc. has visiting hours on Tuesday will also open for special tours. Call the Society for details.

Check out the website for the North Baltimore Area Historical Society. It’s at:

Overdue Materials

Hey, we know – it happens. You forgot to return something on time. So don’t be surprised if you are told you owe a fine. Now, no one is going to come to your house and drag you out in the middle of the night and beat you with a hose. But we will ask you to pay your fines.

We charge just 10 cents per day for books and magazines and 50 cents per day for videos, DVDs and CDs. So bring that item back as soon as you can and someone else can use it, too.

School Jokes

Kid One: Why was school easier for cave people?
Kid Two: I don’t know, why?
Kid One: Because there was no history to study!

Math teacher: A man from Los Angeles drove toward New York at 250 miles per hour and a man from New York drove toward Los Angeles at 150 m.p.h. Where did they meet?
Little Johnny: Probably in jail!

Little Johnny: Teacher, would you punish me for something I didn’t do?
Teacher: Of course not.
Little Johnny: Good, because I didn’t do my homework.

Kid One: Why is your math book so sad?

Kid Two: Because it has so many problems!


Monday through Thursday: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Library Staff:

Connie Phillips – Director

Lori Kaufman – Ass't Director & Cataloging

Jodi Karhoff – Fiscal Officer

Cheryl Heilman - Youth Services Coordinator

Stephen Cram - Facilities Coordinator

Holly Emahiser – Processing & Memorials

Deb Zimmerman -Ass’t Children's Librarian

Chelcie Berger - InterLibrary Loans

Diana Patterson - Circulation Clerk

Christina Kern – Student Volunteer


Board Members:

President: Mr. Rick Van Mooy

Vice President: Mr. James Miller

Mrs. Beverly Greene / Mrs. Martha Hamlin / Mr. Dennis Miller / Mrs. Ginger Povenmire / Dr. Ralph H. Wolfe

The Board meets on the Second Monday of each month at 5:00 PM.

All meetings are open to the public.

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