Thursday, March 30, 2006

Today's Homeowner DIY Series on DVD

Thinking of remodeling a kitchen or bath?
Converting a carport or garage?
Doing something with driveways? decks? room additions?

From flooring to roofing, over 20 episodes of Today's Homeowner series, hosted by Danny Lipford, are now available to borrow from the Warrenton Library.

For more detailed information, here is a list of titles:
Today's Homeowner DVD Series

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

National Geographic Bee State Finals on Friday

State Level competitions for the National Geographic Bee will be held on March 31.

Winners will go on to compete nationwide this year from May 23-24 in Washington DC.
Awards on the National Level are scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.

Students and homeschoolers from grades 4-8 are eligible to enter, with some qualifying rounds.
The annual registration deadline is October 15.

There is also a World Championship held every two years.
In Summer 2005, the event was held in Budapest, Hungary, with Alex Trebek moderating.

Start preparing now for next year's Bee by checking out some recent additions to the
children's collection:

Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: Country Facts that helped me win the National Geographic Bee

National Geographic Bee Official Study Guide

For registration requirements, sample questions and FAQ's about the Bee, go to

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Weather or not

March 23 is proclaimed World Meteorological Day by the United Nations.

If you've ever wondered
what is that weatherman talking about, here are a few guides:

Meterology Demystified

Extreme Weather: a guide and record book

Skywatch West: the complete weather guide

The National Weather Service site is

Some other useful sites are

UM (Univ. of Michigan) Weather Underground
UN World Weather
Weather 101: A resource for Teachers and Students

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Albert Einstein's Birthday

March 14 , 1879 the future Nobel Prize Winner and genius was born at Ulm, Germany.

To learn more about the man and his theories, consider these resources:

Einstein for Dummies

Einstein's Cosmos: How Einstein's vision transformed our understanding of space and time

Einstein's Heroes: Imagining the world through the language of mathematics

Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution (video)

An essay written by Einstein, from the American Institute of Physics site:
The World as I see it

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Latest E-Audiobooks

The Diezmo
Bass, Rick

The Osama bin Laden I Know
Bergen, Peter L.

The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell
Braun, Lilian Jackson

Love Walked In
de los Santos, Marisa

The Summer We Got Saved
Devoto, Pat Cunningham

The Undertaker's Wife
Estleman, Loren D.

Death Dance
Fairstein, Linda

Miss Misery
Greenwald, Andy

Constant Princess, The
Gregory, Philippa

The Education of a Coach
Halberstam, David

Sweet Bye-Bye
Harris, Denise Michelle

Honor's Price
Heitzmann, Kristen

Grooms, Anthony

Deep Freeze
Jackson, Lisa

Jenkins, Jerry

The Rhythm of Life
Kelly, Matthew

Jericho's Road
Kelton, Elmer

King, Stephen

The Thrall's Tale
Lindbergh, Judith

Who Does She Think She Is?
Little, Benilde

Shooting at Loons
Maron, Margaret

Paragon Walk
Perry, Anne

How Full Is Your Bucket?
Rath, Tom & Clifton, Ph.D., Donald O.

Mission Road
Riordan, Rick

And One More Thing Before You Go
Shriver, Maria

The Great War: Walk in Hell
Turtledove, Harry

Night-Marion Wiesel translation
Wiesel, Elie

Table for Five
Wiggs, Susan

Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life
Winget, Larry