First Twilight, then New Moon, Followed by Eclipse, and now… Breaking Dawn, all by Stephenie Meyer. Come to a Twilight Party at Vista Branch Library, Thursday, August 7, 6:00-8:00 P.M. No Reservations Necessary.
700 Eucalyptus Ave. Vista, Ca a Branch of San Diego County Library;; Call (760) 643-5100 for information
” Mistress of the Sun,” the latest novel by Sandra Gulland, is a fascinating historical fiction piece on the life of Louise de la Valliere, the “maitresse en titre,” or official mistress of the popular King Louise XIV of France. “Petite,” as Louise is known to her family and friends, grows up as the child of a minor country aristocrat. After the tragic death of her father, her mother sends her away to a convent to be cared for by Sister Angelique, her aunt. In time, her mother manages to remarry again, this time to a marquis, and she sends for Petite. Through her stepfather’s connections, Petite finds herself in the court of Louis XIV, the ” Sun King,” as an attendant to Louis’s sister-in-law, Princess Henrietta. Although Petite does not have designs on a higher position at court, she finds herself in a whirlwind relationship with the king, and she negotiates the treacherous intrigues at court in order to pursue her love, eventually being recognized as the king’s official mistress and elevated to her own titles, Duchesse de la Valliere and Duchesses de Vaujours. A supernatural thread also weaves its way through the story. Gulland, the author, is best known for her Josephine B. trilogy, based on the life of the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Readers of other historical fiction titles like ” The Other Boleyn Girl” by Philippa Gregory will also enjoy this one. ~ Submitted by ” Bella, ” staff librarian
The summer has flown by and so has the Teen Reading Program. On Thursday July 31, YA Librarian Sylvia Wolfe will host the last summer teen program for kids in grades 6 -12, from 2:30-4:30 in the Vista Community Room. No reservations are required. Wax sculptures of each participating teen’s hand will be made by We Create Fun. These wax hand sculptures will be something to take home. Bonus prizes of books, movie passes, Target and Barnes and Noble gift cards, T- Shirts and room decor will be given out to Teen Summer Reading Program participants who finished reading 10 hours. See You There!
Have you seen our community and conference room walls? They are blank no more! 16 framed posters generously purchased by The Friends of Vista Library were hung on Tuesday morning. Visually interesting, these posters add much needed color to the walls. Thank You Friends of Vista Library!
Additionally, four pen and ink sketches of Vista sites done by local artist Ted Wade were added to the community room entrance hall. Next time you are at the library check out our art!
During the last weekend in July, Vista Library visitors will have two opportunities to Go Green. On Saturday July 26 and Sunday July 27, we are Going Green with programs scheduled in the Elva Dawson Community Room. We begin the weekend with the San Diego County Farm Bureau explaining the benefits of local produce in their program San Diego Farming, starting at 11 A.M Saturday July 26. Colorful Foliage for Your Low Water Garden will be presented at 1:30 P.M. on Sunday July 27 by Susi Torre-Bueno. Bring a friend and spend a few enjoyable hours Going Green!
Interested in participating in a discussion about a book you read? Join our Book Discussion Group which will meet in the Vista Conference Room on the 3rd Saturday of October month from 10-11 AM. Discussions will be facilitated by Librarian III Alice Rigg.
We Will be Reading:
Passionate gardener and President of the San Diego Horticultural Society Susi Torre- Bueno will be presenting Colorful Foliage for Your Low Water Garden on Sunday July 27, 2008 from 1:30-3 :00PM in the Vista Community Room. This fast paced talk covers all types of plants, with an emphasis on low- water plants for our Mediterranean climate. Leaves come in a thousand shades of green, also in silver, crimson, gold, black, pink, bronze, magenta and chartreuse. Learn why and how to use colorful foliage to enhance your garden. A variety of plants will be displayed and discussed as Susi creates several table top gardens while you watch!
Can you name that bug? Each week during our Summer Reading Program children between grades 1-5 have a chance to win a $20. Toys R Us gift certificate by entering the Name that Bug Contest. New clues are ready to identify on Thursday and are available until the following Tuesday. Just stop by the children’s desk and fill in a contest form with your name as well as identify the weekly bug. Names will be chosen every Wednesday afternoon right before the 4 PM afternoon program and the contestant must be present to win.
We all know that local produce tastes better, is fresher and helps our local economy. But did you ever wonder how it benefits the environment? Find out why eating local produce is Going Green. Come listen to the presentation by the San Diego County Farm Bureau and Certified Farmers’ Markets on Saturday July 26, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the Vista Library Community Room.
Has the Go Green theme this summer piqued your interest? Are you now looking for more information? Why not explore the Go Green Book Display located in front of the reference counter. A wide selection of Go Green themed books are gathered in one location and are available for check out. Go Green encompasses a wide variety of topics such as: Eco traveler guides, Eco deco for the home, native plant and organic gardening, recycling, conservation, and passive energy. Here are a few titles to look for in the SDCL catalog.
690.837 ROY Stoneview: How to Build an Eco-friendly little Guest House/ Rob Roy
635.951794 KEA Designing California Native Gardens/ Glenn Keator
621.47078 HAR Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius/ Gavin Harper
578.09969 BEL Hawaii- The Ecotravellers’ Wildlife Guide/ Les Beletsky