Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Retirement, Social Security and You at North Shelby Library

Date: March 6, 2012
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm
Hosted by: North Shelby Library, Merrill Lynch, and Prudential Annuities

During these difficult economic times, it can be a daunting task to prepare for your financial future. Join us for an informative session about Social Security for people who are approaching retirement or who have already retired. Some of the topics to be covered: when to start collecting Social Security payments, drawbacks and benefits of starting at 62, taxes, provisional income and ways to save for retirement. Learn about the latest changes and how to make better
informed decisions about your Social Security benefits. Light luncheon served and registration is required. For more information or to register please email or call 439-5540.

Monday, February 20, 2012

**RESOURCE of the WEEK**

Small Business Owners! 
Market Researchers!

Expand client list/Get contact information/create marketing lists/find industries in your area & much, much more.

Use it for FREE w/ your 14-digit Shelby County Library Card number.

Go to - click on Resource of the Week @ top of page. OR click on Research in the top menu then click on Reference USA.

Friday, February 17, 2012

BossypantsBossypants by Tina Fey

The NSL bookclub met yesterday to discuss our February book, Bossypants by Tina Fey. In our bookclub we like to mix it up from month-to-month, heavier books with some more light-hearted titles. This was a more light month. Our reviews were mixed, some thought it was laugh-out-loud funny and completely relatable and others thinking it a bathroom book in which you could read one little anecdote at a time. The mixed reviews has to do w/ what we expected of the book, and how you read it. It’s categorized as a biography, but we collectively felt that you know little more about Tina Fey than you did before you read the book. It was more a collection of humorous anecdotes, that were more “universal vignettes” instead of personal. One member pointed out that Tina Fey did not seem very connected to the book, and we all agreed. Don’t get us wrong, we enjoyed the book, but it was more a “humor” book versus a memoir. Those of us who listened to the audio enjoyed it more than those who read it. The audio is great for a short trip somewhere, or something lighthearted to listen to whilst cleaning, walking etc. Tina (thankfully) reads it and it includes a CD with video clips from SNL and pdf’s (which she refers to throughout the audio) of her that were included in the book, so those of us who listened to it didn’t miss out.

We gave it 3 out of 5 stars.

Click here for a look at our book selections for the year.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine's Day Cards for Children's Hospital

We’ve had an amazing response from the community for our collection of Valentine’s Day cards for Children’s Hospital. Thank you to everyone who has participated!

We will continue to collect cards through Friday, Feb. 10th.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The library needs your support.

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