Thursday, November 15, 2007

Bangor Public Library's MySpace & Facebook Pages

In keeping with the times & in an effort to reach users of these particular sites, MySpace & a Facebook pages has been created for the Bangor Public Library.

Neither of these sites, for the moment, contain any information not currently already listed on or accessed from the library's website ( or on this blog. Each is primarily intended, again, for the moment, as a means of directing inquiring minds to our website or the blog.

The prominence these sites play on the Internet (MySpace is currently the tenth most visited site, according to; FaceBook is 31st) indicates a value & familiarity each has with Internet users. So, adding a Bangor Public Library presence on each makes sense in many regards. For one, each expands our reach & our means of reaching anyone interested in us. As proof of this, our Facebook account got a few hits the same day it was created (and hadn't even been advertised yet!).

To view our MySpace link, click To add any comments, you would need a MySpace account. Creating an account simply would require a email address & a password. You would be able to use the same email & password used for your current email. Below is a sample image of our MySpace page.

To view our FaceBook page, you would need to create an account first. A Facebook requires the same -- an email address & a password. Once in, a search of Bangor Public Library in the search box would lead you to our page. Below is an image of our FaceBook page.

For more information about each site, visit or

Patrick Layne:

A Little Something for the Terry Pratchett Fans Out There

You know who you are! You stay up to all hours devouring DiscWorld books like there was no tomorrow. Well the British Sky One television station is currently filming an adaptation of the first DiscWorld book The Colour of Magic. The book traces the adventures of Twoflower, and his faithful "luggage" as he becomes the DiscWorld's first tourist. Rincewind, the incompetent wizard, acts as an unwilling guide as they encounter assassins, trolls, barbarians, gods and goddesses and DEATH (literally). The adaptation is scheduled for release in the UK in 2008 so it'll be awhile before you see it in the US. But here is the link to the production web site so you can keep up dated.

For those of you who have never heard of any of this, Terry Pratchett is (in my humble opinion) one of the greatest fantasy writers of all time and the DiscWorld is his creation. The Disc is a flat planet that rides through space on the backs of four elephants who are standing on A'Tuin the sky turtle. There are some 36 DiscWorld books chronicling the lives of the creatures of the disc. Want to learn more? Below are some helpful links.

The Official Terry Pratchett Web Site

DiscWorld Monthly - The online newsletter devoted to the DiscWorld

The Turtle Moves! - The web site of the 2009 DiscWorld Convention (fan is short for fanatic after all)

Jim Riordan

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