The Friends of Huntington Memorial Library offer a home delivery service to individuals who are not able to visit the library. Volunteers deliver and pick up materials as needed. The library offers books, large-print books, books on CD, and more.
If you or someone you know would like to take advantage of this service, which is offered in the Oneonta area, please call Marie Bruni at 432-1980. You’ll be asked about the types of things you like to read or listen to, how many items you would like at a time, how often you’d like to have home delivery, and a few other simple questions. We have many individuals who are in nursing homes, or unable to get out of their homes who use the service, and it is well-liked. We’re here to help you, so give us a call
“Sewn Hats” is a collection of hat designs for people to sew. Carla Crim collected these designs from professional designers and bloggers. Nearly three dozen patterns are provided which include photographs, step-by-step instructions, and drawings for reference. Hats for all ages and gender as well as different occasions are included. You can make these for your family and as gifts.
“Death in the Floating City” is a novel by Tasha Alexander. Emma Callum eloped with an Italian count years ago, but her husband has now fled the area because his father-in-law has been murdered. The count is a prime suspect and Emma must turn to an old enemy for help in clearing his name. Lady Emily, Emma’s old nemesis, and her husband set off for Venice where they discover that the murder involves mysteries of both the past and present. In order to solve the murder, a centuries old love affair must first be revealed. It won’t be easy, especially because Emily finds herself being stalked by an ominous masked figure.
You’ll find up-to-date information on breast cancer in “The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book.” This comprehensive, easy-to-read guide covers symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and a multitude of other things that you should know about the disease. The many different treatment options available are also explained to the reader.
The Friends of Huntington Memorial Library have donated two books to the library in memory of Diane Slocum. “Adventures with Leaders and Eiders” by Bonnie Hunter shows you how to take your large collection of fabrics and turn them into scrap quilts quickly and easily. Scraps can be turned into usable sized pieces that work well together, making it easy to sew them into a quilt, and even work on more than one at a time. “The Quiltmaker’s Gift” by Jeff Brumbeau is a children’s book that celebrates the joy of giving. The story involves a quiltmaker who has magic in her fingers. She sews incredibly beautiful quilts and gives them all away. There is however, a greedy king who wants the quiltmaker to sew a quilt for him. But he doesn’t share, he’s not happy, and he has so many things, it is doubtful that anything could make him happy. Children will love to see what happens in this story, which has beautiful color illustrations with many different quilt patterns shown.
If you’re going to be traveling over the holidays, make sure you stop at the library to take some reading with you. Check out a new book on CD from the children or adult sections, take out a large-print book to read in the evening when your eyes are tired after driving, or even just a paperback, that doesn’t take up much space in a bag. You’ll find all sorts of materials at the library to help pass the time when you are away.
Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.
Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at www.thedailystar.com/librarycorner.