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New and Featured Books for 02/28/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…


Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster

The Lost Art Of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister

That Night On Thistle Lane by Carla Neggers

It is extremely important.

The Importance Of Being Wicked by Victoria Alexander

The Wheel Of Time: The Eye Of The World, Vol. 3 by Robert Jordan, adapted by Chuck Dixon, and illustrated by Marcio Fiorito and Francis Nuguit

Unusual Uses For Olive Oil by Alexander McCall Smith

Deadly Stakes by J. A. Jance

The Alpine Xanadu by Mary Daheim

...or does she?

Miss Dimple Suspects by Mignon F. Ballard

Good Kids by Benjamin Nugent

Iscariot: A Novel Of Judas by Tosca Lee

Wise men.

Wise Men by Stuart Nadler

Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner

Shadow On The Crown by Patricia Bracewell

A Cold And Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry

Moonlight Masquerade by Jude Deveraux

Farside by Ben Bova

Magnificence by Lydia Millet

E cosi desio me mena.

Indiscretion by Charles Dubow

Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason

The Colour Of Milk by Nell Leyshon


Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

The Rebellious Life Of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis

Nobody Walks: Bringing My Brother’s Killers To Justice by Dennis M. Walsh

Jujitsu Rabbi And The Godless Blonde by Rebecca Dana

Engineers Of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide In The Second World War by Paul Kennedy

The real life Dr. Frankenstein and the masterpiece by Mary Shelley.

The Lady And Her Monsters: A Tale Of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, And The Creation Of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece by Roseanne Montillo

What technology does to meeting and mating.

Love In The Time Of Algorithms: What Technology Does To Meeting And Mating by Dan Slater

The Last Outlaws: The Lives And Legends Of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid by Thom Hatch

Life of a rebel.

The Rebellious Life Of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis

Fast Minds: How To Thrive If You Have ADHD (Or Think You Might) by Craig Surman, Tim Bilkey, and Karen Weintraub

Creating Room To Read: A Story Of Hope In The Battle For Global Literacy by John Wood

The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Apocalypse by Sam Sheridan

My journey, and the legacy of MLK Jr.

Martin’s Dream: My Journey And The Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr. by Clayborne Carson

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Reading material for 07/23/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

RIP Sally Ride.

The evolution of the Batman symbol over seven decades.

It’s always interesting to read about the Emperor Norton, the first Emperor of America.

What do the Olympic rings mean?

The origin of Nickelodeon’s green slime.

Picture above from here.

9 intriguing excerpts from old FBI files.

This video game company has a very weird employee handbook.

from here.

A library with no new books?

Check out these very stylized Game Of Thrones maps.

The books that make guys swoon.

Ray Bradbury and pogo.

The reading lists of your favorite fictional characters.

Be amazed by the maze of books, seen below:

10 must see episodes of The X-Files?

A new web series featuring Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld.

A grown up’s guide to teen celebrities.

Four things you need to remember about the first two Batman movies before seeing The Dark Knight Rises.

The movies that people need to stop quoting.

Shirley MacLaine on Downton Abbey, and 8 teases for the next season.

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Reading material for 04/16/12.

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Some reading material from around the internet:

Brangelina are now engaged.

The LAPD is using computers to predict crimes before they happen.

Kim Jong Un speaks publicly for the first time.

Which fictional character shares your birthday?

Baby found alive in morgue hours after being declared dead.

Whatever happened to the iceberg that sank the Titanic?

Very few drivers admit to being tailgaters.

The Office may get rebooted next season.

Finally, a trailer for Rian Johnson’s Looper, a film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis as the same time traveling hitman.

Is Maggie Smith leaving Downton Abbey?

Tom Hanks to possibly star as Walt Disney in a film about the backstory on Mary Poppins.

A doctor reviews the science on House.

Kevin Costner really did ask Princess Diana to be in The Bodyguard.

For more information about this and other deadlines, see here.

Most of the pictures in this post are of “Home,” a recent sculptural art installation by a very talented artist named Miler Lagos. You can find more information about this project here and here.

J.K. Rowling’s post-Potter book for adults has a title now: The Casual Vacancy.

Bad ass contemporary American poets.

Literary classics with slang makeovers.

Antitrust regulation, price fixing, and e-books.

The 10 most frequently challenged library books.

A video of Tao Lin reading a poem of his called, “Whale,” which may be the most annoying, clever, and also annoying poem in the world.

BTW, it’s National Poetry Month!

What do you think of the smell of a used book?

Watch 10 celebrities reading famous poems aloud, including Bill Murray reading a poem called “Another Reason I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House” by Billy Collins to construction workers below…

Watch a corgi get vacuumed.

Pizza Hut introduces hot dog-stuffed crust pizza in the UK.

John Cleese on how to be creative.

How to get tax breaks by doing things in space.

Classic video games reimagined as children’s books.

A guide to finding sunglasses for lesser known face shapes.

How to blog.

from here.

Physicists continue work to abolish time as the fourth dimension of space.

Swedish town rocked by second child exorcism.

What professors earn.

What a new study of the evolution of names  reveals about China.

Scientists count Emperor Penguins from space.

New space propulsion technology could help clean up Earth orbit.

Star making in France.

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