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TODAYS ACTIVITIES

Black Friday, not much today.

ATTENTION -

New Feature.  You can now send a comment card to any department of General Services.  Take a look - click on the icon.  Just like Dining, let them know how they are doing.

CHESTNUT POINTE

2nd Floor Steel Going Up (As of November 17, 2017).  Click on the image.

IT IS  READY.

The Railroad Club is building our train platform in the Village - check out the progress.  Click on the image.

Open Enrollment for Erickson Advantage  is October 15-December 7.  Additional details at Erickson Advantage.

Would you like to see a whole bunch of pictures from our recent Cabaret?  Click on the image and check out who was there.

Buy/Sell/Free/Want 

Always new items !!  Free monitor -  Car wanted, Scooters.  

BUY/SELL

Want a laugh - check out the Humor section!!!

We have the 2018 Erickson Advantage Benefits posted.  Take a look.

PROSPECT HILL LIBRARY AT ANN'S CHOICE

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.  

Copies of the 2016 Ann's Choice Board Report are available in the libraries located in each clubhouse.  Library copies are for reference only - additional copies are available at the Administration Office in Village Clubhouse.

 

The computer that is available in the main Library in Liberty Commons is a "Lab Computer" managed by the Ann's Choice IT Department.  The printer is  also managed by the IT Dept.  Although there is no cost to print, you will need to supply your own paper.

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Bucks County Library System.

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     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 (see schedule for 2018 posted above).    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

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

 

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 Captain's Daughter by Meg Moore (F)

The Hidden Light of Northern Fires by Daren Wang (F)

The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille (F)

The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore (F)

Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener (LP)

Humble Pies and White Lies by Elizabeth Penney (M)

Grave Inheritance by Rachel O. Phillips (M)

Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben (F)

Full Force and Effect by Tom Clancy (F)

Mind Game by Iris Johansen (LP)

The Sleeping Beauty Killer by Mary Higgins Clark (LP)

To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon (LP)

Origins by Dan Brown (F)

And Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry (F)

Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews (F)

The Sound of Glass by Karen White (F)

Nat King Cole by Daniel Mark Epstein (B)

The Assassination Option by W.E.B. Griffin (F)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (F)

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks (F)

The Last Train to Zona Verde by Paul Therous (916)

Exposed by Lisa Scottoline (M)

Deadfall by Linda Fairstein (F)

Three Sisters, Three Queens by Phillipa Gregory (F)

Alert by James Patterson (M)

The 15th Affair by James Patterson (M)

Dead Wrong by J. A. Jance (M)

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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