Friday, October 06, 2017

Schiavo Library: October 2017 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: October 2017 Newsletter

October Perks
This month we will be offering FREE DVD rentals. Come in and choose your favorite movie. Hopefully we have something you like. If not, suggest a movie and we can try to purchase it for the library. You can’t lose! Also in October and November we will have a drawing for a mystery prize. Check out a book and enter the drawing. You may win!

Fake News and Libraries
Americans struggle to decide what news source they should trust. A recent Pew Research Center Poll shows that the majority of adults find libraries helpful in this search. And surprisingly Millennials are the most ardent library fans.

How to spot fake news (a quick guide):
• Consider the Source (investigate the site, its mission and contact info.)
• Check the Author (Are they credible? Are they real?)
• Check the Date (Reposting of old stories doesn’t mean they’re relevant.)
• Check your Biases (Do your own beliefs affect your judgment?) • Read beyond (Headlines an be outrageous to grab your attention. What’s the whole story?)
• Supporting Sources (Click on those links. Does the info. actually support the story?)
• Is it a Joke? (It might be satire.)
• Ask the Experts (Ask a librarian or consult a fact-checking site.)


Mah Jongg
Mah Jongg continues here at the library, but days and hours vary. Everyone welcome; just call the library to get up-to-date information: 609 486-6265.


Christine Rohrman, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org




Sunday, September 24, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association September 24, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association
September 24, 2017    sia1912@comcast.net


Coastal storms taking a toll. Thanks to Ted Kingston for these two aerial shots.
Jose blew through along with a new moon.
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Waves and beach flooding were amazing!
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Jose brought hide tides to Bayview and Commonwealth.

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Water had been up on sidewalk at evening tide.

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pix by Linda Bateman

In other news...

By-law Amendments Approved

    Thank you to those who attended the recent special meeting. The proposed amendments to the SIA by-laws, as previewed at our August meeting, posted on our website and mentioned in past newsletters were unanimously approved. Final by-laws are available for viewing on our webpage: http://www.strathmereimprovementassociation.org/



Two recent meetings of interest:
Sept. 11 UT Meeting CFSWB Annual Town Hall.

Township Hall was filled with Strathmere baysiders concerned about new flood maps and the consequences of being moved into a Coastal A Zones. Several homeowners addressed the  Two Committee and expressed their dismay with FEMA's new designation, the State's new building regulations, the lack of warning provided to Strathmere and how to proceed in an appeals process. Financial considerations such as big spikes in flood insurance and a possible decrease in property values were also pointed out by those in attendance. Stu Farell, from Stockton University, was also in attendance and weighed in. (More in Town Hall recap.)
On an unrelated issue, Daniel Lee from Whale Beach asked Twp. Committee to pass a resolution against County proposals to install rumble strips on Commonwealth and Landis Avenues. Mr. Lee also attended the Freeholders' meeting the following evening. Twp. Engineer Paul 
Dietrich had previously sent a letter against the strips and Mayor Palombo stated that UT is on our side. The SIA has since asked for the resolution to be acted upon and has written to the County Freeholders and Engineers. Mr. Lee asked about previous discussions to make parking one side only and to create a bike path for recreation. (More in Town Hall recap.) SIA representatives will be at the Sept. 25 meeting.

Town Hall Meeting: The Saturday afterwards, Sept. 16, Citizens for Strathmere Whale Beach held its annual Town Hall. Scott Morgan, Township Administer, attended and fielded about an hour's worth of questions from the packed house. To read the CFSWB recap, visit the SIA webpage: http://www.strathmereimprovementassociation.org/



       Please Try to Attend the Next UT Committee Meeting: Sept. 25, 7:30 pm at Township Hall.

The Schiavo Library's used book sale continues till the end of the month.

 




Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248




Thursday, September 07, 2017

Schiavo Library: September 2017 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: September 2017 Newsletter

Used Book Sale
Our eighth annual end of summer book sale is happening now! Library hours are generally 10-4pm. Some days we open earlier. Stop in - the sale goes on until the end of September.

September News
September is “Amnesty Month.” NO FINES are collected for overdue books! September returns to normal off-season hours – NO Thursday evening hours. Mah Jongg continues here this fall – times vary, so call the library for more information.

Have You Read this Yet?
According to ReadingGroupGuides.com  the five most popular “book group” books this summer were:
'A Gentleman in Moscow' by Amor Towles
'A Man Called Ove' by Fredrik Backman
'The Nightingale' by Krisin Hannah
'Commonwealth' by Ann Patchett
'All the Light We Cannot See' by Anthony Doerr

Our most popular book was: 'Small Great Things' by Jodi Picoult and our most popular DVD was: 'Hidden Figures'.


Back to School Ideas
The website: The Tech Edvocate (www.thetechedvocate.org) has several lists of educational apps for teachers and parents. We have a copy of “The Tech Edvocate’s List of 99 Curriculum and Instruction Apps, Tools and Resources. “ Go online to see what other lists are available. Have a great fall!


Christine Rohrman, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association August 16, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association
August 16, 2017    sia1912@comcast.net
(Click on the link below for newsletter) 

  Final Summer Meeting Friday Night!
7:30, Firehouse

Elections, Bergus-Laurence Honor Roll Awards, News and Happenings Around Town.

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Need a new bumper sticker? See us Friday night.


For the complete newsletter, including Nightmare info, click on: http://www.strathmereimprovementassociation.org/ 




Thursday, August 03, 2017

Schiavo Library: August 2017 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: August 2017 Newsletter

Raffle Winners
We had two drawings this year. The “Family Fun Basket” was won by Rose Rhine (for the second year in a row). The BIG Teddy Bear was won by Lukas Capobianco. Congratulations!




Summer Events
Here is a photo from our Puppet Workshop. The other photo is from the evening Poetry Event. Thank you Marya and Karen; loved the poetry readings. Hope we can do it again.





Children’s Activities
We still have a couple more weeks of our children’s activities for the summer; please join us for:
• Story Time – Tuesday 10:30 – 11:00am
• LEGO Club – Tuesday 11:00-11:30am


End of Summer Used Book Sale
Save the dates: Sept. 1 – Sept. 30th. Get your bargains here!



Christine Rohrman, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org