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Technology moves faster than a superhero.  I heard a quote the other day “that technology used to change every one to two years, now its one to two days”!  How can one keep up with this impossibly quick pace?  No sooner have you mastered Word 2010, here comes Word 2013, which is significantly different from its earlier incarnation.  Innovations are being implemented every day, and it seems there is no way to keep up.

How can we help?  Then library staff offers wildly popular computer and device classes, but there are never enough of them.  Stymied by a lack of a dedicated computer lab, we have cobbled together a de facto computer lab in the conference room using eight laptops.  Thanks must certainly go to our patient and brilliant librarians, Veronica Reynolds and Brian Jennings who teach these classes, despite other pressing responsibilities (Head of Community Relations and Local History Librarian, respectively).

NEW LARGE PRINT FOR MAY 2015

Fiction 

The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Mightier Than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer

The Cavendon Women by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Endangered by C.J. Box

Light of the World by James Lee Burke

Death Wears a Beauty Mask by Mary Higgins Clark

The Pregnancy Secret by Cara Colter

Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman

Bound by a Baby Bump by Ellie Darkins

A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Your Next Breath by Iris Johansen

The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell by William Klaber

Redeployment by Phil Klay

The Undertaker’s Daughter by Kate Mayfield

Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner

Perfect Match by Fern Michaels

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Sensory Storytime

New DVD Releases for May 12th

We have seven new titles for Tuesday, May 12th.  They are:

Blackhat (Drama - Chris Hemsworth)

Fifty Shades of Grey (Drama)

Last Five Years, The (Musical - Anna Kendrick)

Miss Julie (Drama - Jessica Chastain)

Mortdecai (Comedy - Johnny Depp)

Parenthood: Season Six

Still Alice (Drama - Julianne Moore)

Fiction Audiobooks May 2015

BCD Arnold
     Mosquitoland
by David Arnold.  Read by Phoebe Strole.  7 discs.  8+ hours.

MP3 Berg
     The Dream Love
r by Elizabeth Berg.  Read by Emily Sutton-Smith.  One disc.  12+ hours.

BCD Berry
     The Patriot Threat
by Steve Berry.  Read by Scott Brick.  11 discs.  12+ hours.

MP3 Mystery Box
     Endangered
by C.J. Box.  Read by David Chandler.  One disc.  10+ hours.

BCD Boyle
     The Harder They Come
by T.C. Boyle.  Read by Graham Hamilton.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Bradford
     The Cavendon Women
by Barbara Taylor Bradford.  Read by Anna Bentinck.  11 discs.  12+ hours.
 
 BCD Caldwell
     The Fifth Gospel
by Ian Caldwell.  Read by Jack Davenport.  13 discs.  15+ hours.

New DVD Releases for May 5th

We have seven new titles for Tuesday, may 5th.  They are:

Black or White (Drama - Kevin Costner)

Broadchurch: Season 2 (UK - TV Series)

Masters of Sex: Season 2 (TV Series)

Selma (Drama)

Spare Parts (Drama - George Lopez)

Mr. Turner (Drama)

You're Not You (Drama - Hilary Swank)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  As a school boy, he told stories to entertain his fellow students.  He later attended the University of Edinburgh with future authors James Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson.  During medical school, he wrote his first short story called The Mystery of Sasassa Valley.  Doyle then became a foreign correspondent in Egypt and a doctor in Africa.  He settled in England, eventually giving up his medical career to write full time.  In 1887, Sherlock Holmes first appeared in the book A Study in Scarlet.  Doyle ultimately wrote sixty stories about Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Watson.

In honor of this May birthday, explore the library's mystery collection.  Some favorite series include:

Cam Jansen by David Adler

History Mysteries by American Girl

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol

New Romance Fiction for May 2015

In paperback:

Blush by Cherry Adair C, M, E
The Daring Exploits of a Runaway Heiress by Victoria Alexander (5, Millworth Manor) H
Bite at First Sight by Brooklyn Ann (3, Scandals with Bite) H, S
Fall with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn) (4, Wait for You) C, NA (Pbk-Romance Armentrout)
I Loved a Rogue by Katharine Ashenden (3, Prince Catchers) H, M, O
Married To a Perfect Stranger by Jane Ashford H
Force of Attraction by D. D. Ayres (2, K-9 Rescue) C, M
Too Dangerous for a Lady by Jo Beverley (16, Company of Rogues) H, M
His To Take by Shayla Black (9, Wicked Lovers) C, E, M
A Sinful Deception by Isabella Bradford (2, Breconridge Brothers) H, M

New Speculative Fiction for May 2015

New to our shelves:

Within These Walls by Ania Ahlborn H, M
Undercity by Catherine Asaro (1, Skolian Empire: Major Bhaajan) SF, M
Once Walked with Gods by James Barclay (1, Elves) F, M
Doctor Who: Time Trips by  BBC (Doctor Who) SF, A (SF Doctor)
Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (3, Others) F, A, R
The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston (4, Witch) F, H, A, M, R
Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan (3, Memoirs of Lady Trent) F, M, R
The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett (4, Demon Cycle) F
Darkside War by Zachary Brown (1, Icarus Corps) SF
Graceling by Kristin Cashore (1, Graceling/Seven Kingdoms trilogy) F, M, R

New Music Releases, May 2015

2Cellos.  Celloverse                                                             CLAS TWO CELL

Alabama Shakes.  Sound & Color                                           ROCK ALAB SOUN

Belle and Sebastian.  Girls In Peacetime                                  ROCK BELL GIRL

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