Ann's Choice
 Ann's Choice 

Happening Today:

9:30  AARP Driver Course

12:30  Olympics: Scrabble

1:30  Schmaltz:  Encore

We now have the 2016 Ann's Choice Annual Statement available for your review.  It is on the password protected page.  Click here to begin.

We recently came across some pictures of when they were building Ann's Choice.  Take a look.

The Display Case in the Village Clubhouse has been renovated For more details click on Village

We need you -    Check it out.     Interested in weekend canasta  or Bikes to buy or sell?

We now have the new menus for all the restaurants that will begin on July 2nd- see Dining.

We have a Text to Speech Reader to help low vision residents.  For more info, click here.

ANN’S CHOICE LOW VISION GROUP.

 

The Ann’s Choice Low Vision Group meets the second Friday of each month in the

Village Music Room at 11:00 am. The purpose is to assist residents with vision problems.

The assistance is in the form of demonstrations of the latest equipment, speakers on low vision, and sharing of experiences.

The next meeting will be Friday, July 14 at 11:00 am

in the Village Music Room.

Would you like to help maintain our web site?  Do you like 'surfing the net'?  We could use help to support and maintain this Ann's Choice web site.  You don't have to be a programmer and we will teach you how to do it.  A new class is forming now.  Let us know.  Call Bob at 215-675-1963 to give it a try.

We have a new story from our resident, Dave Jones, called THE POTION, on the Resident Writings page about baseball in Warminster.  Take a look.

We are now posting pictures and the results of our Olympic competition.  They are all on 2017 Olympics.  

We have a section and pictures of Chestnut Pointe, our extension of RG.  Click on the image.

There are Internet sites that offer free learning videos.  Take a look.

Check out the HUMOR and BUY/SELL  sections.

 

PROSPECT HILL LIBRARY AT ANN'S CHOICE

Information:   Joan Greenberg, MC 419 (use the Resident Directory for contact information)

 

Meets first Wednesday of each month,

9:30 AM, Signatures Lounge (meeting cancellations will be posted in the main Library in Liberty Commons)

THANKS TO EVERYONE who supported our 2017 DVD Challenge.  We  exceeded our goal!  We'll be listing new DVD purchases in future editions of the "Annagram."

 

 

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.

Click on the picture

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Bucks County Library System.

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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 AVAILABLE AT THE MAIN LIBRARY:

Indian Summers (seasons 1&2).....800 Words (season 1).....Agatha Raisin (season 1).....Black Work.....Anne of Green Gables.....The Park Bench.....Sunset Song.....Janet King: the Enemy Within.....Prisoners' Wives.

We also have the latest available seasons of these three series:  Grantchester, Vera and Detectorists.

DVDs 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

  Use the catalog in the library (Liberty Commons) to locate these books on the shelves.

 

Widow to Widow by Genevieve D. Ginsburg

One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline (also available in large print)

The Burial Hour by Jeffrey Deaver

Law & Old Order by Jan Fields

A Silent Betrayal by Rachel Phillips

Death Takes a Holiday by Susan Sleeman

Stress Free for Good by Fred Luskin

The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler

Old School - Life in the Sane Lane by Bill O'Reilly

Never Surrender by John Kelly

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Fallout by Sara Paretsky

Man Overboard by J. A. Jance

Vicious Circle by C. J. Box

Rushing Waters by Danielle Steel

All By Myself Alone by Mary Higgins Clark

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

The Black Widow by Daniel Silva

The Fix by David Baldacci

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Chaos by Patricia Cornwell

Song of the Lion by Anne Hillerman

Abigale Hall by Lauren Forry

Deadly Fate by Heather Graham

Bone Box by Faye Kellerman

Such Good Company by Carol Burdett

Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

True Believer by Kati Marton

Lost Along the Way by Erin Duffy

Hong Kong Black by Alex Ryan

The Apache Wars by Paul A. Hutton

Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman

 

 

Questions/comments about this page should be directed to Joan Greenberg.  Use the resident directory for contact information. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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