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New Mysteries January 2012

Betrayal of Trust by Susan Hill
Silence by J. Sydney Jones
D.C. Dead by Stuart Woods
Perilous Conception by Larry Karp
Murder in Mount Holly by Paul Theroux
1222 by Anne Holt
Egypt by Nick Drake
Storm Damage by Ed Kovacs
Dead Man's Grip by Peter James
Mr. Kill by Martin Limon
Silence by Jan Costin Wagner
Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris
Dead Witness edited by Michael Sims
Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell
Swift Edge by Laura DiSilverio

Mobile Catalog Debuts

The mobile version of our new Enterprise catalog, BookMyne, is now available for iOS (iPhones, iPads, and iPods)  and Android.  Find the app in iTunes or Android Market.  Please have a look at the User Guides for Android and iOS and take it for a spin!

Winter on the Web

 

  Believe it or not, winter is here.  But with 50 degree temperatures currently reading on the thermometer, it's hard to imagine that cold and snowy days are just around the corner.  Until they arrive, you can get a frosty glimpse of the  past on the internet.  At www.snowflakebentley.com  you can learn about the fascinating man, Wilson A. Bentley.  Also known as "Snowflake" Bentley, he was a self educated farmer, who developed a technique of attaching a camera to a microscope.  In 1885, he became the first person to photograph a single snowflake.  Learn more about "Snowflake" and view his actual images on this truly unique website.

 

High Fantasy: Getting into The Hobbit

Fantasy buffs have been waiting a long time for this, and now... we have to wait a year longer.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, allow me to enlighten you:

New Romance Fiction for December 2011

X= Holiday title

In paperback:

Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (2, Beg for Mercy) C, M
Seduction of a Highland Lass by Maya Banks (2, Highlander) H, M
Baby, Don't Go by Stephanie Bond (3, Southern Roads) C
The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne (4, Spymaster's Lady) H, M
The Virtuoso by Grace Burrowes (3, Duke's Obsession) H
The Heart of a Killer by Jaci Burton (1, The Killer series) C, M
Razor's Edge by Shannon K. Butcher (2, Edge) C, M
Ripe for Scandal by Isobel Carr (2, League of Second Sons) H, M
Desired by Nicola Cornick (5, Scandalous Women of the Ton) H

New Speculative Fiction for December 2011

New to our shelves:

Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook (2, The Iron Seas) A, SF, M, R
Stands a Shadow by Col Buchanan (2, Heart of the World) F
Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey (2, Santa Olivia) SF, CB, R, A
A Fighting Chance by William C. Dietz (9, Legion of the Damned) SF
The Devil's Diadem by Sara Douglass F
When the Saints by Dave Duncan (2, Brothers Magnus) F
Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater (2, As the World Dies) H, A
Tricks of the Trade by Laura Anne Gilman (3, Paranormal Scene Investigations) F, M, R
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel H, SF, R, A

New DVD Releases for December 20th

We have seven new releases for Tuesday, December 20th.  They are:

Colombiana (Zoe Saldana)

Margin Call

Midnight In Paris

Straw Dogs (Kate Bosworth)

Tempest, The (Helen Mirren)

Warrior (Nick Nolte)

Better Than Google

What are your New Year's resolutions?  Many people use the new year as a clean slate to embark on all kinds of self-improvement projects.  Losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising more, learning a new language...Hey, stop, we can help you with the last one (actually the library can help with all of them, but let's concentrate on learning a new language).  We have a great on-line language learning product called Mango Languages.  When Rosetta Stone stopped selling its on-line database to libraries, we scrambled to find a suitable replacement, and we found Mango.  Their program is fun, effective and easy.  You'll have the choice of Mango Basic, which covers 49 languages, including Farsi, Korean, Mandarin and Croatian, as well as ESL courses for specific language speakers.  Mango Complete.

School's Out Movie

Golden Ticket

SURPRISE SCHOOL'S OUT MOVIE on Wednesday December 28 at 3:00 pm.

Can you guess what it is?  (Hint: it's based on a famous children's book!)

Free tickets are now available at the Children's Reference Desk!

 

 

 

Festive Gingerbread Houses

 

This past Saturday, teens decorated their houses with icing and candies.  Everyone had a great time.  Our icing recipe is 2 pounds of sifted powdered sugar, 1 &  1/2 cups of Crisco and 1/2 to 3/4 cups of water, combined and mixed at high speed till fluffy white.  You need to start off slowly with the mixer or powdered sugar will fly all over the room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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