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New Music Program

                       

Join Mrs. B with your walker up to age 2 for a fun musical laptime program.  Each session will include songs, rhymes and dancing! These registered programs are offered at 1:30pm on Tuesdays two times a month in March, April and May in the Storytime Room.  Sign-up for the March 5 & 19 sessions begins tomorrow, February 26.  April's sessions will be on the 2nd and 16th with registration on March 26.  Sign-up for our May 7th & 21st sessions starts April 30.  Hope to see you soon!

A Rose in Winter

Pink Rugosa roseO dreary February!  Much as I love winter, this is my least favorite month.  Winter is a ragged ruin of its old self.  Once-pristine snows are sooty piles of unmelting slush, paired with icy fogs, freezing temperatures, and the occasional "wintry mix."  At times it feels like spring-- so close!-- will never arrive to make the cold, wet dirt bloom.  But then I notice the rugosa rose by my back door.  It's flowered faithfully since the first year I planted it.  Every day I see its tiny, hopeful buds, and I can hope for spring because my rose does.  Today, I have another hopeful rose in mind.  It's in one of my favorite fairy tales, about a cursed prince, a brave girl, and a magical rose that blooms in bleakest winter. Can you guess which tale I mean?

Getting Library E-Books Just Got Easier!

If you have an ereader that has a web browser (any tablet such as Kindle Fire or the Nook tablet), getting library e-books just got easier! 

It takes only a few seconds to find a title and start reading. Accessing any borrowed title from your Bookshelf only requires a few clicks or taps.

eBooks: Click Borrow then Go to Bookshelf (you may be prompted to sign in) to read the title in your browser or download. If you want additional borrowing options, select a different format from the Bookshelf on your Account page.

Additional formats (your library may offer audiobooks, video, or music): Select the title you want, click (or tap) Borrow, then download it from your Bookshelf.

New DVD Releases for February 19th

We have four new titles for Tuesday, February 19th.  They are:

Argo

End of Watch (Jake Gyllenhaal)

Fun Size (Chelsea Handler)

Sinister (Ethan Hawke)

Better Than Google--I Still Believe

I recently had a conversation with one of our database representatives.  We were discussing the disappointing usage of his product.  Why was it not getting more use?  The rep offered to send me posters and bookmarks, offered to come in and do a demonstration for the staff, and even for the public.  I declined all these kind enticements because, frankly, it would be a waste of time.  Much as I hate to admit it, our databases are mostly under utilized.  This has nothing to do with the quality of the databases, their ease of use, or the spectacular information they contain.  The sad and unsurprising fact is that people eschew the databases to simply "google it".  People google everything and who can blame them?  As a librarian, I find this frustrating and understandable.  A google search is the fastest and easiest way to find information, no question.  But does fast and easy necessarily translate to accurate and reliable?  Heck, no!

New Romance Fiction for February 2013

In paperback:

The Importance of Being Wicked by Victoria Alexander (2, Millworth Manor) H
The Seduction of Elliot McBride by Jennifer Ashley (5, Highland Pleasures) H
Shades of Gray by Maya Banks (6, KGI) C, M
    (contains Shades of Gray and Softly at Sunrise)
When She Was Wicked by Anne Barton (1, Honeycote) H
When She Said I Do by Celeste Bradley (1, Marriage) H, M
True Love at Silver Creek Ranch by Emma Cane (2, Valentine Valley) C, W
How To Entice an Earl by Manda Collins (3, Ugly Ducklings) H, M
Lure of the Wicked by Karina Cooper (2, Dark Mission) C, A, S, M

New Speculative Fiction for February 2013

New to our shelves:

The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard (50th Anniversary Ed.) SF, A
The Six-Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher H, F
The Aylesford Skull by James P. Blaylock (Langdon St. Ives) SF, M
The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston (2, Witch) F, H, R
The Red Knight by Miles Cameron (1, The Traitor Son cycle) F
Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh (1-4, Alliance-Union: Cyteen) SF
Little, Big by John Crowley F, R
Seven Kings by John R. Fultz (2, Books of the Shaper) F
Impulse by Steven Gould (3, Jumper) SF
Ever After by Kim Harrison (11, Rachel Morgan/The Hollows) H, F, R

Website of the Month

FEBRUARY'S WEBSITE

Wonderopolis

Wonderopolis is a website sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy that encourages families to learn together.  Check out the "Wonder of the Day" or search through a list of topics to find fun facts (art, nature, sports,..).  Each curiosity is presented using a question, such as:

What is a butte?   

Can you count with letters?       

Why are they called Daddy longlegs?   

What is a masa?

Where Did the Audiobooks Go?

 

All the Fiction Audiobooks including mysteries and science fiction have been moved to the end of the Large Print collection on the main floor of the adult area.  All Nonfiction Audiobooks are still in the same location.  Playaways now face the entrance to the adult area of the library.  Please ask for assistance in locating these collections.  Placing our Fiction Audiobooks in the Large Print area allows more room for your favorite authors and titles. As an added bonus, the Romance Paperbacks are now where the Audiobooks used to be.  Just in time for Valentine's Day.

NEW DVD RELEASES

We Have 3 items that are new releases for Tuesday 2/12/2013

The PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

ROBOT & FRANK

SESSIONS

SKYFALL

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