4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Dining Presents: Special Special Dessert Additions
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: LC Club Room
The 2017 Annual Report is now available for your review. Click on Special Announcements.
Check it often for new items. Hoveround, Car, truck, bed, power chair. BUY/SELL
Want to laugh today? New sayings and cartoons, situations and funny pet pics. Humor to enjoy
Information: Joan Greenberg or Toni Maiorino (use the Resident Directory for contact information)
2018 Library Committee meetings: the first Wednesday in January, March, May, September, November; 9:30 AM; Signatures Lounge (Liberty Commons). All residents are welcome to attend.
LIBRARIES ARE LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF EACH CLUBHOUSE.
Prospect Hill Libraries are resident-supported (we receive no funds from Ann's Choice). If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make your check payable to "Ann's Choice Restricted Fund" and in the memo section of your check write "Prospect Hill Library." Donations should be put in cubby LP 115 (Liberty Commons Clubhouse). Thanks for your support!
JUST A REMINDER: The newspapers available in the main library should be read IN THE LIBRARY. Please do not take them home with you. By keeping them in the library, more residents will have access to them. A big thanks to our residents who share their daily newspapers!
Serving Ann's Choice Residents and Staff
What is Prospect Hill Library and where is it?
"Prospect Hill Library" is actually three entities and is a self-supporting resident activity financed by donations from residents and friends. The libraries are 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 to 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 books including large print books; paperback books; audio books (tape and CD); DVDs and Blu-ray discs; 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 Committee members working in them when you're there. We'll be happy to help you.
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.
Are there fines if my books are returned late?
No! We don't charge fines or send overdue notices.
What does the Library Committee do?
Committee members determine policies and procedures and handle the day-to-day responsibilities of keeping the libraries functioning. Anyone interested in joining the committee should attend one of our meetings. No previous 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 and are posted at each of the branch libraries. We would prefer fiction (including mysteries) that has been published within the last five years; non-fiction that has been published within the last ten years; DVDs and Blu-ray discs (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 in the main library. We accept paperback books, hardback books, and large print books.
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, Reader's Digest Condensed books, puzzles or 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
The Fall, season 3 (TV series -previous seasons also available)
800 Words, series 2 (TV series -season 1 also available)
The Durrells in Corfu, season 2 (TV series -season 1 also available)
Vera, season 7 (TV series -previous seasons also available)
The Crown, season 1 (TV series)
Janet King, season 3 (TV series-seasons 1 & 2 also available)
Dunkirk (feature film) also available in Blu-ray format
The Lost Prince (TV series)
Dreamgirls (feature film)
City Slickers (feature film)
The Bourne Ultimatum (feature film)
The Devil and Miss Jones (feature film)
Penny Serenade (feature film)
24 (tv series)
Look for information about new videos in the "Annagram."
We now have a small (but growing) 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 packaged 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 
The Mindspan Diet: Reduce Alzheimer's Risk, Minimize Memory Loss, and Keep Your Brain Young by Preston Estep, MD 
The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It by W. Chris Winter 
The Handy Diabetes Answer Book by Patricia Barnes-Svarney 
The Bad Food Book by Aaron Carroll 
Master Your Diabetes by Mona Morstein 
At Peace by Samuel Harrington, MD 
Medical Symptoms, a Visual Guide published by DK 
Life After the Diagnosis by Steven Z. Pantilat, M.D. 
PLEASE NOTE: We have recently added a copy of the latest edition of Nancy Mace's The 36-Hour Day in each of the branch libraries (Fireside and Keystone). In addition, there are copies of the earlier editions in the main library, including 2 copies in large print. Mace's book is often considered a classic in terms of providing guidance for caregivers and families of people with Alzheimer's and dementia. In the main library, the call number is 616.
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 included in the card catalog.
M=Mystery. F=Fiction. LP=Large Print. B=Biography.
The Dewsweepers by James Dodson (796)
The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan (976)
A Rendezvous With My Professional Destiny by Belmont F. Haydel (B)
Code Girls by Liza Mundy (940)
Good Hunting: an American Spymaster's Story by Jack Devine (B)
Fatal by John Lescroart (F)
The Grouchy Historian by Ed Asner (342)
Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak (F)
Every Day Above Ground by Glen Erik Hamilton (M)
Echoes in Death by J. D. Robb (LP)
A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre (LP-B)
Vendetta by Fern Michaels (LP)
The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand (LP)
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin (LP)
Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do by Michael Brandman (M)
Still Me by Jojo Moyes (F)
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (F)
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell (F)
The Midnight Line by Lee Child (LP)
The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian (LP)
Robert B. Parker's Kickback by Ace Atkins (M)
Twisted Prey by John Sandford (M)
The Fallen by David Baldacci (F)
A Cool and Lonely Courage by Susan Ottaway (940)
Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt (M)
Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans by Brian Kilmeade (973)
An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry (M)
Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark (M)
Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen (M)
After Anna by Lisa Scottoline (M)
Brotherhood 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.