7:30 - 8:30 PM in the PAC: "The Piano Bar Styles of Bill Delatore"
Confessions in the chapel have been re-scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, from 3:00 - 4:00 PM, right after Stations of the Cross.
Click here for information on electircal service Mar 30 in Montgomery Court, Ivy Glen and Morris Square.
The new RAC organization and liaison assignments are now available on the RAC page
We have some pictures from our recent EXPO. Click here to take a look.
We have the detailed survey results and the review of Chris Donati's Town Hall from March 15, 2018. Click on Special Announcements on top.
The spring Fireside Chat schedule beginning March 16 has been posted in Special Events
We have the March Bugle Call from the Veterans Club for your review - click here.
Interested in an Opera Trip: Join us on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at the 5:00 show of the:
BOHEME OPERA COMPANY
Click here for full details.
Housekeeping Spring Cleaning. Click here for details
Always new items!! CARS wanted; Wheelchairs, Recliner, scooter, shoes, filing cabinet, clothes steamer and more!! Check it often. BUY/SELL
Want to laugh today? New cartoons. 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.
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?
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 books; a separate collection of 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 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 (see this year's schedule posted above). No library experience is required.
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. 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, 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:
The Heart Guy, season 1 (Australian TV series - not rated)
The Imitation Game (film - rated PG 13)
Partners in Crime (British TV series - not rated)
Florence Foster Jenkins Blu-ray format only ( film - rated PG 13)
The Americans, seasons 1 & 2 (FX TV series - rated TV-MA)
Billions, seasons 1 & 2 (Showtime TV series - rated TV-MA)
Scully (film - rated PG-13)
This Is Us, season 1 (NBC TV series - not rated)
Fargo, season 1 (TV series - rated TV-MA)
A Dog's Purpose (film - rated PG)
Endeavor, season 1 (British TV series)
Manchester by the Sea (film - rated R)
Underground, season 1 (TV series - not rated)
The Promise (film - rated PG-13)
Rome, the complete series (TV series - not rated)
Allied (film - rated R)
The Newsroom, the complete series (HBO drama series - not rated - Blu-ray format only)
All the President's Men (film - rated PG)
Victoria and Albert (film - not rated)
House of Cards, season 5 (TV series - previous seasons also available)
Luther (film - rated PG 13)
Homeland, season 6 (TV series -previous seasons also available)
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)
Whenever new DVDs are added to the library collection, a brief description will be included in a future edition of the "Annagram" on the Prospect Hill Library page.
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
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 Double by George Pelecanos (M)
The Midnight Line by Lee Child (M)
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn (F)
The Tunnels by Greg Mitchell (943)
Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson (M)
Stormbringers by Philippa Gregory (F)
Morning Drive by Michael A. Smerconish (320)
Echoes in Death by J. D. Robb (F)
Presidential Courage by Michael Beschloss (973)
Grant by Ron Chernow (B)
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks (F)
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapene (F)
Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick (973)
Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford (F - also available in large print)
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (LP)
A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert (F)
The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa (F)
Questions/comments about this page should be directed to Joan Greenberg. Use the resident directory for contact information.