Monday, June 01, 2009

Our blog has moved

Check out are new blog location on the City of Mission Viejo's website.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The most checked out item in the library

The DVD for Mission: Impossible II has been checked out from the library 517 times.
The novel that has checked out the most is Swimming to Catalina by Stuart Woods with 180 circulations.
And the most circulated children's book is The Berenstain Bears' Comic Valentine with 219 checkouts.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

New DVDs for April

This months list of DVDs has several replacements for damaged ones. Titles like Cast Away, The Return of the King and Hoosiers are replacements. Also, there are several anime titles added including the Fullmetal Alchemist, Pretear and World of Narue series. And of course, the BBC shows are always popular. This month we have the Lovejoy series, along with The Beiderbecke Affair and North & South. Happy Viewing.

A.k.a. Cassius Clay
Agent Cody Banks
Agent Cody Banks. 2. Destination London
April in Paris
The Beiderbecke Affair
Best of Travels in Europe PBS's Rick Steves
Botchan, Parts 1 & 2 ; Student Days
Cannery Row
Cast Away
Closing the Ring
Dennis Potter: 3 to Remember
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Dog Days of Summer
Europe to the Max. Alpine Secrets
Europe to the Max
Eyes on the Skies: 400 Years of Telescopic Discovery
Faith like Potatoes
Far from the Madding Crowd
Fullmetal Alchemist. The Complete First Season
Fullmetal Alchemist. The Complete Second Season
Grand Illusion
The Great Depression
The Haunted Mansion
Hotel for Dogs
The Hottest State
House of Saddam
How the Earth Works
Hu$tle. Complete Season Two
Hu$tle. Complete Season Three
If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium
In the Electric Mist
Infernal Affairs
Infernal Affairs 2
Infernal Affairs 3
Jennifer Gianni's Fusion Pilates for Pregnancy
Ken Russell at the BBC
Knife in the Water
The Last Castle
The Last Word
A Little Romance
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Rings. Return of the King
Lost in Austen
Love Finds Andy Hardy
Lovejoy. The Complete Season One
Lovejoy. The Complete Season Two
Lovejoy. The Complete Season Three
Lovejoy. The Complete Season Four
Mad Men. The Complete First Season
The Medallion
Monarch of the Glen. Series 1
North & South
Now and Then, Here and There
Oliver's Travels
Pitch Black
Playing by Heart
The Reader
Rookie of the Year
Sharpe's Justice
Sharpe's Revenge
Sharpe's Waterloo
The Spirit
Suburban Commando
Tea for Two
Thirteen Days
The Three Stooges collection. Volume one, 1934-1936
The Three Stooges collection. Volume five, 1946-1948
The True Story of Alexander the Great
The Tunnel of Love
The Vice. The Complete First Season
Watchmen. Tales of the Black Freighter
Wild Strawberries
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
William Shakespeare's The taming of the Shrew
The World of Narue
The Wrestler

Thursday, April 23, 2009

This list is almost the same as the last, but there are two new titles at the bottom. Just Take my Heart by Mary Higgins Clark and Loitering with Intent by Stuwart Woods I suspect might be on the list for a little while since both authors are very popular.

Friday, April 17, 2009

2009 Teens' Top Ten nominations

Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted in April during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year during Teen Read Week. Readers aged twelve to eighteen can vote right here, online, anytime that week.

Cashore, Kristin. Graceling
Cast, Kristin & P.C. Untamed
Clare, Cassandra. City of Ashes
Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games
Fukui, Isamu. Truancy
Fukui, Isamu. Truancy: Origins
Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book
Green, John. Paper Towns
Harris, Joanne. Runemarks
Hopkins, Ellen. Identical
Lockhart, E. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Marriott, Zoё. Daughter of the Flames
McMann, Lisa. Wake
Moran, Katy. Bloodline
Ness, Patrick. The Knife of Never Letting Go
Noёl, Alyson. Evermore
Palmer, Robin. Geek Charming
Pierce, Tamora. Melting Stones
Scott, Elizabeth. Living Dead Girl
Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Eternal
Smith, Sherri L. Flygirl
Weingarten, Lynn. Wherever Nina Lies
Werlin, Nancy. Impossible
Yee, Lisa. Absolutely Maybe

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Most Requested Titles - April 9, 2009

Well, the ever popular Janet Evanovich made the list for her new book Finger Lickin' Fifteen, despite that it isn't scheduled to be released until June 23. I suspect that it will be near the top of the list by that time it actually hits the shelves.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Green for Yellow"

A coupon for a free DVD rental from the Mission Viejo Library will be given away (one per family) for each used telephone book dropped off at the Mission Viejo Library on Wednesday. April 22, 2009, Earth Day. The Friends of the Mission Viejo Library are raising money to purchase new children's materials through the April Waste Management Recycle Drive and your old telephone book counts. Waste Management of Orange County will donate $5 for every ton of recycle material collected during the month of April. Drop-off times are 10:00 am to 9:00 pm., in the library. Support the Mission Viejo Library and be green.

Thie "Green for Yellow" phone book drive kicks off the City of Mission Viejo's Third Annual Artes de la Vida and Earth Day Celebration to take place on Saturday, April 25, 2009. The annual planting activity takes place from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and Artes de la Vida and Earth Day Celebration continues from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the Village Green at Oso Viejo Park.

for more information visit the library's web site at or the City of Mission Viejo web site at

The Most Requested Titles - March 26, 2009

The new policy of only 5 holds per card is really cutting into the length of this list. David Baldacci's new book First Family squeeked in with 20 holds this time despite that it won't be released until April 21.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New DVDs for March

Here is the list of DVDs that were added for the past month. There are several new foreign titles added this month. Some are older like Ikiru and The 400 Blows, while others are more contemporary like Faraway, So Close! , Let the Right One In and Le Petit Lieutenant.

The Accidental Tourist
The Affair of the Necklace
Alex & Emma
Almost Famous
The Ascent of Man
Ashes of Time Redux
Battlestar Galactica. Season 4.0
Beach Girls
Beginning Guitar. Vol. 1
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Beyond Silence
The Biology of Prenatal Development
Bionicle. Mask of Light
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Brother from Another Planet
The Browning Version
Cadillac Records
Civilisation. The Complete Series: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark
Code 46
Dancer in the Dark
Dances with Wolves
Dangerous Moves
The Devil Wears Prada
Doctor Who. The Complete Fourth Series
Doctor Who. The Complete Third Series
Don't Say a Word
The Edwardians
Faraway, So Close!
Fatal Attraction
The 400 Blows
The Friends of the Mission Viejo Library Present Robert Wagner
Ghost World
La Grande Séduction
Happy Accidents
High School Musical 3. Senior Year
Hilary and Jackie
Hope and Glory
The Horseman on the Roof / Le hussard sur le toit
I [heart] Huckabees
I'll be There
I've Loved You so Long
To Live / Ikiru
In Hell
Into Thin Air: Death on Everest
The Invincible Iron Man
Jim Henson's the Storyteller: The Complete Collection
Kings & Queen / Rois et reine
Lawrence of Arabia
Let the Right One In / Låt den rätte komma in
The Life of David Gale
Look at Me / Comme une image
Lord of Illusions
Lovers on the Bridge / Les amants du Pont-Neuf
Martin Lawrence: You so Crazy
Midsomer murders. Set 4
Midsomer murders. Set 5
Midsomer murders. Set 6
Navy Seals
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
On Guard / Le Bossu
Open Range
Oscar and Lucinda
Our man in Havana
Le Petit Lieutenant
Punisher. War Zone
Quantum of Solace
Rachel Getting Married
Rat Race
Road Rage
Role Models
Rosemary & Thyme. Series three
Rosemary & Thyme. Series two
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries. Set 1
Ruthless People
The Saint
Sex and the Single Girl
Stealing Home
Sweet Home Alabama
Synecdoche, New York
Tell No One
Texas Rangers
Thank you for Smoking
Torchwood. The Complete Second Season
Transporter 3
Ultimate Avengers
The Usual Suspects
Winged Migration
What Women Want
White Nights
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Wonder Woman
The X-files: Fight the Future
Yes Man
You got served