Book Talk: Loren Mayshark

We will be hosting Loren Mayshark for a discussion about his latest book, Academic Betrayal.  The book talk will be held here at the library on November 30 at 6:30.

Released in April 2017, Academic Betrayal poignantly describes the authors experience while in graduate school and present challenges that other students may encounter as they proceed through the higher education system in the US.  Mayshark shares that “Academic injustice and bullying are problems in the US. The system of higher education in this nation must be reformed. My situation in Graduate School was an extreme case, but one that will resonate with many current students, former students, and faculty. My newest book elucidates many of the problems in our system that tragically go unspoken.”

For more information about this young author from Bemus Point, search him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorenmaysharkauthor/ or visit his website:  http://lorenmayshark.com/.

Please view our calendar for additional details about this event.

Outdoor Chess & Checker Set

We are so happy with this generous donation made by Jon Stahley!

This set was hand crafted specifically for the library and allows patrons and passersby to engage in some casual – or intense – games!  The Black Locust logs used in construction of this set were donated by Tim Lutgen, owner of Maple Springs Tree Service.

Come sit spell and enjoy playing chess or checkers on this creative outdoor board set!  Thank you, Jon Stahley and Tim Lutgen!

Historic Tour and Carriage Ride Update

What a lovely time was had on our carriage ride on August 25!

Partnering with the Bemus Point Historical Society, the Bemus Point Library was thrilled to offer a historic tour around Bemus Point. Participants enjoyed riding on a horse-drawn carriage and learning about historic landmarks and events in the Village.

If you were unable to participate, swing by the library & pick up a “Self-Guided Village Tour” booklet to learn about some of the history of Bemus Point!

 

New laser printer from “The Blossom Fund”!

Shannon Donovan, Library Director, proudly displays the new laser printer received from “The Blossom Fund”, a grant administered by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.  This new printer will be used not only by library staff and volunteers, but also by our patrons needing to print out items.

The Bemus Point Library continues to be the only location in the village where patrons can use computers free of charge; printing, copying, and faxing are also available for a nominal fee. Additionally, patrons can log on to our Wi-Fi network. Please see library staff or volunteers for more information about technology usage at the library.

Printed books or digital?

Recent studies have shown that printed book sales have started to increase and digital book sales have been in decline.  That may be a surprising statistic for the “digital age”, but perhaps it is the amount of time that people spend on digital devices that has played a factor in this change.  If you want fresh printed titles, come on down to the library and see the numerous books we have for check out & for sale!  For more information on this trend, read the article here.