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September 12th marks the 60th anniversary of Lassie's television debut.  This program was based on the classic chldren's novel Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight.  Who wouldn't love a good story about a beloved Collie described as:  "A champion of selflessness, courage and loyalty, Lassie has been a hero to generations young and old, human and canine alike."  In honor of this day in doggie history, read the original Lassie story or one of these other favorite dog titles:

Fall Newsletter

Better Than Google

Just in time for school, I am delighted to introduce our new database Bloom's Literature, but you don't have to be a student to love it.  Anyone who has an interest in literature will find much to explore on this wonderful resource.  Containing more than 20,000 critical essays from journals and books, you will also find more than 13,000 biographies, 5,000 synopses of literary works and hundreds of images and videos.

...well, okay - THIS would bother us....

...but when someone timidly approaches the children's desk and whispers "I'm sorry to bother you, but I have a question", please know -- it's really not a bother! We may look too busy at first glance, but we generally bring work to the desk in case we have a quiet moment when a patron doesn't need help. Although our duties include collection development, planning and implementing programs, scheduling room use, weeding, etc., all those other tasks can be done when we're elsewhere.  So please don't hesitate to come on over and ask for what you need if we haven't asked you first!  After all, we're here for you and your families!

New DVD Releases August 19th

We have seven new titles for Tuesday, August 19th. They are:

Amazing Spider-Man 2

Boardwalk Empire: Season 4

Fading Gigolo (Woody Allen)

Good Wife: Season 5

Mindy Project: Season 2

Parenthood: Season 5

Only Lovers Left Alive: A Vampire Love Story

Personal Digital Archiving

Last Friday I hosted an introductory class on the topic of Personal Digital Archiving.  The Library of Congress has been the leader in this burgeoning movement, so we started by watching a film by them which I am embedding below. As the use of technology for taking photographs, videos, etc. becomes more prevalent, it is important to begin to think seriously about how we will save and preserve those "born digital" memories.  In addition, many people who came to the class were interested in scanning their photographs and creating new digital images.  We discussed both of these scenarios and outlined the basic 4 steps to consider when beginning a personal digital archiving project:
1. Identify what you want to save
2. Decide what is most important to save
3. Organize your collection
4. Backup copies in different places

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NEW LARGE PRINT FOR AUGUST 2014

Fiction

The Forsaken by Ace Atkins

Support and Defend by Tom Clancy

Fast Track by Julie Garwood

The Cursed by Heather Graham

Top Secret by W.E.B Griffin

Summer People by Elin Hilderbrand

The Director by David Ignatius

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Family Life by Akhil Sharma

The Heist by Daniel Silva

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Days of Rage by Brad Taylor

The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs

The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams

Cut and Thrust by Stuart Woods

 

Non Fiction             

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

John Wayne by Scott Eyman

Haatchi & Little B: The Inspiring True Story of One Boy and His Dog by Wendy Holden

What's Cooking?: Summer's Bounty

The best thing about summer is the beautiful produce in full bloom.  I love going to the markets to see and smell the variety of fruits and vegetables in season.  I especially hunt for a favorite of mine - those Rainier cherries.  As I gaze greedily along the aisles my “eyes become bigger than my stomach”.  I want to try all this fresh luscious bounty knowing I would not be able to eat it all.

August Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Addison
     The Goblin Emperor
by Katherine Addison.  Read by Kyle McCarley.  13 discs.  16 hours.

BCD Andrews
     Save the Date
by Mary Kay Andrews.  Read by Kathleen McInerney.  11 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Card
     Earth Awakens
by Orson Scott Card.  Read by Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey and Stefan Rudnicki.  12 discs.  15 hours.

BCD Colfer
     The Hangman’s Revolution
by Eoin Colfer.  Read by Maxwell Caufield.  9 discs.   11 hours

BCD Connor
     The Things You Kiss Goodbye
by Leslie Connor.  Read by Lauren Fortgang.  7 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Deveraux
     For All Time
by Jude Deveraux.  Read by Kirsten Potter.  10 discs.  11+ hours.

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