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It's Women's History Month at the Brentwood Public Library

 

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March 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the National Women's History Project. What initially was proclaimed as National Women's History Week (March 8, 1980) was expanded into a month by Congress in 1987. 

This year's 30th anniversary celebration theme is Writing Women Back into History and what better way to read about phenomenal women in history than going to the recently opened Brentwood Public Library. Located in its new location at 104 Oak Street in Brentwood, the 6,200 sq. foot facility opened on June 22, 2009. The library collection includes materials in both Spanish and English and it offers a wide variety of media collection such as DVDs, CDs, and audio books. A large print collection is also available.

 

Signing up for a free library card is easy and can be done either online or in person.

 

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The Brentwood Public Library

35 Oak Street Brentwood, CA

Tel: (925) 516-5290     www.ccclib.org

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri:  9am - 5pm

Tue:  12pm - 8pm

Sat, Sun: Closed

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Borrowing and Returning Books

The library offers a variety of services and  programs that are worth noting. One of them is the easy and efficient way in which books can be borrowed and returned. By setting up an online account,  borrowers can browse  through the library's online catalog and place a hold on a book and specify the pick-up location. Once the book is available, an automated courtesy phone call informs the borrower that their book is available for pick-up within the next 7 days. The online account also displays the book's due date. Borrowers may renew a book with a click of a button as long as the book has no hold placed against it.

 

The Brentwood library also has 2 self check-in and check-out stations that are easy to use. Borrowers simply scan the bar code of every borrowed book and have the option to print a receipt for easy reference. The same procedure applies when returning books. The self-check in/out station even displays a color code that tells borrowers which book slot to put the returned book into - Green slot or Red slot. Yes, it's that easy! 

 

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Great for Kids

The Friends of the Brentwood Library sponsors free programs that are designed for children. "Curl Up with a Book" is a reading program for K-12 that offers prize incentives for children to read. A reading record log is available at the library. Learn about the animal world by attending the "Poopology with Mike Moran" on March 10,

2010 at 4pm at the Delta First Five Center located at 760 1st Street. Don't miss "Germar the Magician" on April 14, 2010 at 4pm at the Brentwood Senior Center (193 Griffith Avenue).  Click here to view available calendar of events. Storytime sessions are also available and are a great way to introduce reading to young children. Pajama Storytime for all ages is held every Monday at 7:00 PM. 

 

See list below of additional Storytime sessions available by age group.

 

Lapsit Baby Storytime

Thursdays

10:30AM

 

Children from birth to

age 2 and caregivers.

 

Come for bounces, books and fun!

 

March 23 - April 29, 2010

Toddler Time

Tuesdays & Thursdays

11:30AM

 

Children from 2 1/2 to

3 1/2 and caregivers.

 

Come and enjoy lively books and fingerplays!

 

March 23 - April 29, 2010

Picture Book Time

Tuesdays

1:30 PM

 

Children 3 1/2 - 5, alone

or with a caregiver.

 

Book lovers

 welcome!

 

March 23 - April 29, 2010

 

 

Finally, be sure to check out the children's section of the library, where parents and children can pick up a book, sit together, and read.

Technology and More

There are 16 computers available for use, 12 of which can access the internet, 2 are strictly for word processing, and 2 are catalogued. These computers may be used for up to 2 hours by making a reservation.  A Wi-Fi connection is available for laptop computers with this capability.

 

For a fee, printers are also available to print in black and white or in color.

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The Brentwood Public Library is a great resource for residents. Leonard Roudman, the library's Senior Community Library Manager, encourages residents to make use of the library for they offer full-service to everyone and their friendly staff is always available to answer questions and provide assistance. Leonard has been working for the Contra Costa County for 32 years. He was the librarian when the first Children's Library was opened in Brentwood.

 

 

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By Shirley Dollente

 

 

 

 

Five Cool Things You May Not Know You Can Do at the Library

 

The library offers a large database that can be used to look up magazine articles from 1980 to 2010 in full text and are organized by Subject, Title, and Magazine. Click here to view.

 

You can download free E-books, videos, and music CDs. Click here to view.

 

Small Business Owners can take advantage of useful information in how to start, finance, and manage a small business by going to the "Small Business Resource" online section of the database. You must have a library card number in order to access information. Click here to view.

 

You can go to the "Online Homework Help" to get live, online homework help from an expert tutor. Click here to view.

 

The Friends of the Brentwood Library is an organization dedicated to improving the services provided by the Brentwood library. Membership donations and book sale earnings provide materials for the library. Click here to learn more about the group.

 


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