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New DVD Releases for February 19th

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


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



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.


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





Can you say cabin fever?

   With all our recent weather, maybe it's time to come on over to the library for some fun activities during winter break. (Please note: programs with asterisk (*) require registration, which is now open.) On Tuesday February 19th, kids in grades 1 - 5 can celebrate Chinese New Year* at 1:30pm.  Then, we're traveling to outer space in the Starlab* - 6pm for grades K - 3, 7pm for grades 4-6.  On Wednesday, there are still openings for Baby Love* at 10am.

What's Cooking?: Happy Lunar New Year 4011!

Chinese New Year is the most celebrated holiday in many Asian countries where shops are closed for two weeks to a month. Created for the purpose of counting a 12-year cycle in the Chinese calendar, each year is represented by twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac:  rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.   This Chinese Lunar New Year on February 10 is the Year of the Water Snake. Throughout Asia and Chinatowns in the western nations, the streets are lined with people watching the festive parades with lions and dragons dancing to the beating of heavy drums and clanging cymbals, and "embraced" with a relentless spray of firecrackers to scare away malevolent spirits from spoiling the chance of a prosperous and hopeful year.

New DVD Releases for February 5th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, February 5th.  They are:

Alex Cross

Celeste & Jesse Forever (Andy Samberg)

Dead Fall

Flight (Denzel Washington)

Hit & Run (Bradley Cooper)

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