7:00 - 9:00 PM in the PAC: Sunday Night at the Movies: The Promise (PG13)
New Strength Training Fitness Classes being added to the schedule. Wellness
The latest Bugle Call from the Veterans Club is posted - click here and scroll down a little.
New signage going up in Keystone - click here.
Check "We Need You" for all the activities looking for members. Need pinochle players.
There are Internet sites that offer free learning videos. Take a look.
Buy/Sell/Free/Want Always new items !! Free walker, a bike. Vertical blinds, bike rack.
New golf cartoons on Humor page!!! and Why Seniors become confused.
Information: Joan Greenberg, MC 419 (use the Resident Directory for contact information)
Library Committee meeting dates are posted in the main library in Liberty Commons. In 2018 we will meet on the first Wednesday of the following months: January, March, May, September, November. Meetings begin at 9:30 AM and are held in Signatures Lounge (Liberty Commons). All residents are welcome to attend and become involved.
The public computer that is available in the main Library in Liberty Commons is a "Lab Computer" managed by the Ann's Choice IT Department. However, the printer that supports that computer was purchased by the Library Committee. The Committee pays all of the expenses for the printer, including printer cartridges (nearly $100 each!), paper, etc. If you print from the Lab computer, consider making a donation to the Library to help defray the considerable costs of maintaining the printer. Checks can be made payable to "Prospect Hill Library" and put in Liberty Commons cubby LP 115.
Prospect Hill Library is a self-supporting resident activity.
The main library at Liberty Commons is home to the "Memory Fitness" collection of books provided by our Wellness Center in support of the memory fitness classes. Look for the words "memory fitness" on the spine label or check the card catalog under the same subject.
Serving Ann's Choice Residents and Staff
What is Prospect Hill Library and where is it?
The library is a self-supporting resident activity financed by donations from residents and friends and managed by a volunteer resident committee (Prospect Hill Library Committee). We receive no funding from Ann's Choice. The facilities and furnishings belong to Ann's Choice, not the Library Committee.
The "main" library is located on the second floor of Liberty Commons Clubhouse, adjacent to Signatures Lounge. In addition, both Keystone Clubhouse and Village Clubhouse have "branch" libraries in the second floor lounges.
What's available in the libraries?
Main library: 4000 cataloged books; a separate collection of large print books; paperback books; audio books (tape and CD); a large collection of DVDs; magazines and newspapers; Internet access; a card catalog. There is a formal checkout procedure.
Branch libraries (Village and Keystone Clubhouses): fiction, mystery, and large print titles. Checkout isn't required - just return the books to any of the libraries when you have finished with them.
When are the libraries open?
We're always open! The libraries are set up to be self-service operations, but you may find one of our volunteers working in them when you're there. Don't hesitate to ask for help.
What are the suggested loan periods?
Main library: three weeks for books and audio books and one week for DVDs However, if you can't get them back within that period, please return them as soon as you can so that others may enjoy them.
Branches: no restrictiions.
Will I pay a fine if my books are returned late?
No! We don't charge fines or send overdue notices.
Who's in charge of the library?
Prospect Hill Library is managed by a resident committee made up of volunteers from all three neighborhoods who staff the libraries and determine policies. Anyone interested in joining the committee should attend one of the monthly meetings, held the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am in Signatures Lounge. No prior library experience is necessary.
Where do all of the books come from?
Most of the books and other materials in the libraries have been donated by residents and staff. The library committee purchases large print books as funds are available.
May I donate my used books?
Donations are always welcome. However, space is limited and we do have some restrictions. Copies of our full Donation Policy are available in the main library. We would prefer fiction (including mysteries) and non-fiction that has been published in the last couple of years and DVDs (movies and TV series). We also accept current issues of general interest magazines. If you would like to share your daily newspaper, please put it on the newspaper rack near the windows.
WE CANNOT USE videocassettes, music CDs or cassettes, old/damaged books, multi-book sets on a single subject, "coffee table" books, encyclopedias, books in foreign languages, or Reader's Digest Condensed books. We also do not accept puzzles and games.
ALL ITEMS DONATED BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE. Because we receive more items than we can accomodate, some may be given to other libraries or non- profit organizations if we can't use them. If you have large quanities of books that you need to dispose of, please call Joan Greenberg (see Resident Directory for contact information). Please DO NOT just abandon them at the library.
YOUR SUPPORT AND SUGGESTIONS
ARE ALWAYS APPRECIATED!
NEW DVDs AT THE MAIN LIBRARY:
Brooklyn (feature film - rated PG13)
Room (feature film - rated R)
The Last Emperor (feature film - rated PG 13)
Madam Secretary, seasons 1 & 2 (TV series)
The Migrants (made-for-TV film)
Golden Years (British feature film - not rated)
Spellbound (documentary - rated G)
Turn, seasons 1-3 (TV series)
Eye in the Sky (feature film - rated R)
Howards End (British feature film - rated PG)
Olive Kitteridge (TV mini-series)
Bridge of Spies (feature film - rated PG-13)
Islands of Australia with Martin Clunes (travel documentary)
Worlds Apart (foreign film - not rated)
We now have a small collection of Blu-ray discs available for residents to borrow. Please be aware that your DVD player must be capable of playing the Blu-ray format - otherwise, these discs will not work on your DVD player. All Blu-ray programs are package in blue albums.
DVDs and Blu-ray discs may be checked out for up to 7 days.
Please return them promptly to the main Library so that others may enjoy them. Thanks!
Note: The Library Committee accepts no responsibility for any damages to your audio or video equipment as a result of your use of DVDs, recorded books, etc. available in the Library.
The following new books were purchased for our health and medical collection (main library) thanks to a generous grant from the Ann's Choice Treasure Chest:
Complete Guide to Prescription & Nonprescription Drugs
The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer's Family by Robert B. Santulli
Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) by Bill Gifford
The Diabetes Reset by George L. King
Brain Storms by Jon Palfreman
The Caregiver's Companion by Carolyn A. Brent
2 Weeks to a Younger Brain by Gary Small, MD
How to Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness by Toni Bernhard
Managing Prostate Cancer by Andrew J. Roth
Get Up! by James A. Levine
The New Generation Breast Cancer Book by Elisa Port
The FibroManual by Ginevra Lipman
On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
The New Health Rules by Frank Lipman
Preventing Cancer, Reducing the Risks by Richard Beliveau
The Conversation - a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care by Angelo Volandes
Mind Over Meds by Andrew Weil
Don't Eat This If You're Taking That by Madelyn Fernstrom
If Our Bodies Could Talk by James Hamblin
NEW BOOKS IN THE MAIN LIBRARY
Note: We are no longer adding information about new book additions to our card catalog. You should continue to use the card catalog to locate books that were added before July 1, 2017. If you are looking for specific authors or subjects, please check the shelves as well as the catalog. The books listed below are not represented in the card catalog.
M=Mystery. F=Fiction. LP=Large Print. B=Biography.
Ghosts of War by Brad Taylor (F)
Michelle Obama by Peter Slevin (B)
Busted by Wendy Ruderman (364)
Our Crime Was Being Jewish by Anthony S. Pitch (940)
Love Story by Karen Kingsbury (F)
The 36-Hour Day, 5th ed. by Nancy L. Mace (LP 616)
The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman (F)
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (F)
The Trespasser by Tana French (M)
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (305)
The Daughter's Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick (LP)
At Rope's End by Edward Kay (M)
Code of Conduct by Brad Thor (F)
Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks (F)
Surrender, New York by Caleb Carr (M)
Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton (LP)
A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George (M)
Hope to Die by James Patterson (M)
Turbo Twenty-three by Janet Evanovich (M)
Filthy Rich by James Patterson (364)
Humans Bow Down by James Patterson (F)
14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson (M)
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (F)
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne (F)
The End Game by Catherine Coulter (F)
Insidious by Catherine Coulter (F)
Hot Shot by Julie Garwood (F)
As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark (M)
Apprentice in Death by J. D. Robb (M)
Questions/comments about this page should be directed to Joan Greenberg. Use the resident directory for contact information.