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Mystery Monday

Who doesn't enjoy award shows?  Whether its the Oscars, the Grammys, or the Emmys, they all generate their own brand of excitement and glamour. While lacking in the celebrity quotient,the mystery writers have their own prestigious awards, too.  So all of you award junkies, don't despair, because there are plenty of award winners to celebrate.  Mysteries are so varied that they are categorized into their own sub-genres. For example, there are awards for most humorous mysteries, for best LA noir, best historical and any other kind of mysteries you can imagine.  I have listed below some of the latest award winners. See if some of your favorites have been nominated, or better yet, pick up a new favorite.

Left Coast Crime Awards presents the Lefty for most humorous mystery.
 The nominees are:
Swan for the Money by Donna Andrews
Living With Your Kids is Murder by Mike Befeler
Strangle a Loaf of Italian Bread by Denise Dietz
High Crimes on the Magical Plane by Kris Neri
And the winner is:
Getting Old is a Disaster by Rita Lakin

What's Up In AV?

Over the last few months, especially since Christmas, the AV Department has gotten numerous requests to start circulating Sony PSP Games (Playstation Portable).  We are always listening to what our customers want and so Arlene Sandner, one of our Children's Department librarians, is going to begin purchasing them shortly.  We hope to have them circulating no later than the first week in May.

I am now buying more copies of our most popular titles in response to ever-increasing numbers of holds on them. Do you know about our "no holds" DVD section?  We have put aside copies of each movie title and designated them as "no holds." This means that they cannot be reserved and so they never sit on our reserve shelf waiting to be picked up.  Always check this special display before you leave.  The movie you have been waiting to see just might be "waiting" for you to pick it up while you are here.

Great links for teens

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NEW BOOK DISCUSSION

There is a new book discussion at the library that meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 1 PM. The focus is on non-fiction, and it is open to all.The group is still undecided for a name, for now it is Not Just History, but we're working on a catchy title.  Monthly selections will be chosen by the group members. The April 14th meeting wiill discuss Island in the Center of the World  by Russsell Shorto. This prize-winning book looks at the beginnings of Manhattan history largely due to a current historian who is translating twelve thousand pages of original Dutch documents. The book is presented in a very easy-to-read style and clears up several falsities about early Dutch-Indian relations. Reserve a copy at the adult reference desk and check future fliers for the May and June readings.

New Large Print for March 2010

Fiction:

A Man of His Word by Kathleen Fuller

Sizzle by Julie Garwood

Saving CeeCee Honycutt by Beth Hoffman

The Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

The Honor of Spies by W.E.B. Griffin

Ford County Stories by John Grisham

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Dark Fire by Elizabeth Lowell

Same Time Next Year by Debbie Macomber

The Unbearable Lightness of Scones by Alexander McCall Smith

Worse Case by James Patterson

Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker

Dragon House by John Shors
Half-Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls

Kisser by Stuart Woods

Non-Fiction

 

New DVD Releases For March 9th

We have five new releases for Tuesday, March 9th.  They are:

Capitalism - A Love Story (Documentary - Michael Moore)

Old Dogs (Children's DVD)

Planet 51 (Children's DVD)

Precious

Up In the Air

NonFiction Audiobooks for March

 

BCD B Agassi

     Open : an autobiography by Andre Agassi and J.R. Moehringer.  Read by Erik Davies.  15 discs.  18 hours.   

 

BCD B Eggers

     A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. Read by Dion Graham. 12 discs. 13+ hours. 

Fiction Audiobooks for March

 BCD Bear

     Mariposa by Greg Bear. Read by Charles Leggett. 9 discs. 11+ hours.

  "…dystopian, near-future vision of the U.S. and its failing economy. Rebecca Rose returns from an extended vacation to complete the FBI agent team introduced in the earlier book. They're up against a clever megalomaniac, Axel Price, who is one step away from a takeover of the U.S. government. Under the guise of a medical-treatment program for post-traumatic stress disorder victims, Price is using the code-named Mariposa Project to build a personal army of sociopaths."     Booklist 11/15/09

 

 BCD Benjamin

     Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin. Read by Samantha Eggar. 10 discs. 11+ hours. 

What's Cooking?: Asian Noodles

The main food staple in my family is rice.  I cook it almost every night.  However, if there is a choice between having rice or noodles.   Noodles win hands down.   I love eating noodles.  Many countries have their own special noodles but I must admit I am partial to Asian noodles so this will be my focus today.  Many of you may have eaten the long thin Chinese noodles that are usually stir-fried with meats and vegetables known as lo mein in restaurants and of course, the packaged ramen noodles but are you familiar with rice vermicelli, or rice noodles in their various sizes in width and thickness, or the Japanese udon and somen in noodle soups, or the sweet potato noodles used in making the Korean dish Japchae or the glass (cellophane) noodles made of mung beans?  Not only are there so many types of noodles to enjoy, there are so many ways to prepare them.  Depending on the characteristics of the particular noodle, they can be stir-fried, deep-fried, pan-fried served with meat sauce over it, used as noodle salads, and in noodle soups. The list seems endless.

New Circulation Desk and Lobby

The Library’s latest remodeling project is nearing completion. Although we may begin limited use soon, the great unveiling and celebration is scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, March 16, 2010.

This renovation of the desk and front entrance will enhance your library experience in providing welcoming environment with the latest in technology.

Please watch the slide show below and join us on the 16th to see how it all works.

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