You can get a list of new library acquisitions (within approximately the last 40 days) online. Click here to access the online catalog; then click on the “Recent new items” link located near the bottom of the page.
One of several new FICTION acquisitions is Marilyn Robinson’s Home. It is a re-telling of the Prodigal Son in modern dress, with modern characters and situations, but ancient family tensions. It's on the shelf in the second floor library now. Let us know what you think.
The Library Committee has purchased a volume each of the 2012 Book of Discipline and Book of Resolutions, which reflect actions taken in the 2012 General Conference of the United Methodist Church. They are available for use in the library on the second floor. (If you need an exception to this, please speak to a member of the Library Committee on duty.)
Mind on the Run: A Bipolar Chronicle, by Pacharis, Dottie, UMW 616. 89 Pac.
Mind on the Run chronicles a family tragedy: the life and death of Scott C Baker. It’s a story of a family’s efforts to help Scott through five major, prolonged bipolar manic episodes; and a story of a suicide that proper treatment would have prevented. The book tells a compelling story of love and loss, filled with sadness and frustration, and a family’s futile attempts to save their loved one. It takes readers inside a bipolar mind trapped in a body ravaged by irreversible damage from an untreated disorder. When Scott was well, he tried to empower his family to help him during bipolar episodes but the courts rejected his requests. His story shows us ways we can improve the system.
Welcome to the FUMC Library
Develop a contemporary understanding of Christian life and actions as seen by some of today’s best writers. The First United Methodist Church in Madison, WI offers many excellent literary resources in a comfortable, quiet setting, just outside of the Chapel on the second floor. The Library supports the mission of First Church by providing resources to enhance the faith development of children, youth and adults.
You’re welcome to browse the titles, relax and read, or check out materials you wish to examine further. Additional library holdings can be found on a kiosk in Fellowship Hall. Children may wish to explore the materials available in the Children’s Library on the Lower Level of the Church.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Books in the library catalog are available for check-out in our second floor library.
For a list of books recommended by our librarian based on our current worship theme, click here.
To borrow one of the books from the carousel
- Take the card out of the envelope at the back of the book.
- Write your name on the first blank line on the card.
- Put the card in the box on one of the carousel shelves.
- Take a date card from the box and place it in the envelope at the back of the book.
If a book from this list is not available (i.e., someone else got there first), a member of the Library Committee can place it on reserve for you and inform you when the book is available.
New books are added regularly to this display, so check back often. Please feel free to suggest other titles you feel the Library Committee should consider acquiring for our collection. Your views are important to us!