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Louvre Museum

On August 10, 1793, the Louvre Museum opened in Paris, France.  In recognition of this historic day, we invite you to discover the library's art related materials, which include mystery, biography, non-fiction, DVD, and picture book titles.  Some of our children's favorites include:

Chasing Vermeer (J MYSTERY BALLIETT)

Mary Cassatt (JB CASSATT)

A weekend with Degas (JB DEGAS)

The life and work of Jackson Pollock (JB POLLOCK)

Diego Rivera: his world and ours (JB RIVERA)

Masterpieces up close (J 752 COL)

13 painters children should know (J 759 HEI)

Gustav Klimt: a painted fairy tale (J 759.36 KOJ)

Frida (J 759.972 WIN)

Artobet: a magical adventure of artists from A-Z (JDVD 759 ART)

Changes to Overdrive

Overdrive, our content provider for e-books, digital audio and video, has recently updated its features.  Following are the options you'll see next time you sign in to your account:

Hold suspensions - You can suspend your hold on the waiting list for a title.  This keeps you advancing on the list but does not make the title available to you until you're ready for it.

Auto checkout - When a title becomes available, it will be automatically checked out to you, and you'll get an email indicating so.

Maturity levels - Search results can be limited by Children, Teen, and Adult reading levels.

Changes in the website include a new "Recommended for You" feature that displays as soon as you sign in.  Boolean searching has changed from "OR" to "AND".  That means your search results will become more relevant since all the keywords you type in must appear in the resulting list of titles.  Minor bug fixes have been added, too.

Hup Cap Artists

 

Ansa Thomas, Priyanka Ramanathan and Sudarshan Sundar display their unique Hub Cap art work.  This week's winner of The Book in the Bottle is Tara Patale for The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.  We still have Renaissance Tickets for Reading Club Members.  It's not too late to join and win a ticket.  Our current Book in a Bottle has no entries, so I will give you some very strong hints.  The title of the book can be found on one of the Reading lists, and the title also appears on the bottom of the bottle.  See if you can play detective and select the title and author.  Good Luck!

New Music Releases August 2014

Afrojack.  Forget the World                                                 ROCK AFRO FORG

Allen, J.D.  Bloom                                                               JAZZ ALLE BLOO

Pictures of the Week

                    

New Mysteries August 2014

Guilty Parties, edited by Martin Edwards
Ice Shear by M.P. Cooley
Enemies at Home by Lydia Davis
Hounded by David Rosenfelt
Objects of Her Affection by Sonya Cobb
Designated Daughters by Margaret Maron
Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd
I Can See in the Dark by Karin Fossum
Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs
Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger
Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason
The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
Clam Wake by Mary Daheim

New DVD Titles, August 2014

THREE DAY DVDS                                                                  SECTION

 

2 Autumns, 3 Winters (Foreign Film – France)                                Foreign

What's Cooking?: The Ice Cream Sandwich

I was just reminiscing the other day of things I loved to eat as a little girl in the summer months.  What came immediately to my mind were those ice cream sandwiches my brother and I would always get.  Our parents would give us change to run to our local grocery store.  We were barely able to reach down to the freezer to grab that 2½ x5-inch treat of vanilla ice cream sandwiched between thin layers of chocolate cake (cookie?).  You know the kind.  Funny, I remembered I was afraid I might fall into that freezer trying to get that ice cream.  I often prefer the Good Humor strawberry shortcake ice cream bar on a stick but my parents discouraged it because it was too messy to eat.  The ice cream sandwich provided a wrapper that can be torn circumferentially as this rectangular sandwich is consumed.  My parents were very practical people…and neat.  Wow, what tangent memories one little ice cream treat can evoke.  Create your own forever moments.

Keeping Safe

All libraries, whether public or private, are concerned with the security and maintenance of their material.  To that end, the collections in this library have an activated security system in place.  Most times material is 'deactivated' at checkout and you leave with no problem.  Occasionally the detection alarm rings even though you have a complete checkout receipt.  The  blame usually falls to barcode placement, most common on material from other libraries but sometimes on our older items as well.  Cases containing more than one disc might need extra attention also.  When  the alarm sounds we ask that you return to the Circulation desk; we'll deactivate the security and thank  you for  your patience and understanding.  

Better Than Google

Access Video on Demand is one of the most exciting databases we have ever had.  Unlike our more traditional databases, it doesn’t have text, but has video! So, rather than read information in the form of articles or e-books, you can watch actual films. Enjoy over 13,000 films, and 207,000 segments of free streaming video. Access Video on Demand and Archival Films feature eight comprehensive collections including films by such greats as Ken Burns, NOVA, Bill Moyers, National Geographic.

You can watch independent full-length films, archival films and newsreels, travelogues, plays, cooking shows, news programs, instructional videos on mathematics or career planning, and the list goes on and on. When you search by subject, and you will get a list of videos that pertain to it. You can even save them on your own playlist and watch them at a later time. I guarantee you will find something fascinating in this database.  Just explore it by subject and you will spend hours moving from one mesmerizing video to another.

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