FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2000
Contact: Dani Porter
National Library Week is April 9-15,
a time to celebrate what libraries offer to the community.
This year's theme is "Read! Learn! Connect! @ the
Did you know that the library offers all kinds of information,
not just a good book to read? Here are some of the more
interesting questions the San Clemente Library has recently
Question: What is the term for the weather phenomenon
that usually occurs only in the latitudes around Iceland,
where it is possible to see a reflection of an object
(including whole landmasses) in the sky. Answer: The weather
phenomenon is called "Fata Morgana." Scientists
think Fata Morganas are probably caused when the sea is
much colder than the atmosphere. As the water cools the
air directly above it, a type of mirage forms.
Question: Where is country line dancing available in Southern
California? Answer: An Internet site lists addresses,
phone numbers and even maps of locations where country
line dancing is offered all over the Southland, including
in Orange County.
Question: A patron was looking for the 50 centers in the
United States specializing in offering Carotid Endarterectomy,
one form of surgery for the treatment of carotid arteries.
The Library was able to find Web sites for locations offering
this procedure and even e-mail addresses for specialists
experienced in performing it. The patron spoke directly
with several of the specialists. Several months later,
he stopped by to show that he'd survived the surgery.
If you have a question and don't know where to go for
the answer, please call the San Clemente Library at 492-3493
and ask for the Information Desk.