03/26/2015

New Downloadable Bestseller Ebooks
We have added new bestseller downloadable e-books to our 3M Cloud Library: “My Sunshine Away” by M.O. Walsh, “The Accidental Empress” by Allison Pataki, “The Whites” by Richard Price and Harry Brandt, “Trigger Warning” by Neil Gaiman, “Double Fudge Brownie Murder” by Joanne Fluke, “Hush Hush” by Laura Lippman, “Prodigal Son” by Danielle Steel and “Mightier than the Sword” by Jeffrey Archer, which is volume five of the Clifton Chronicles. In addition, we are filling in missing books in the Sisterhood series by Fern Michaels.
We know from our patron surveys that many of you love to read current bestsellers.  You will be interested to know that, with only two exceptions,  the top 20 fiction titles on the March 15 New York Times bestsellers list are now available on 3M.
And we have just added seven new purchases from the March 22 NYT list:  “The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro, “Dead Heat” by Patricia Briggs, “Leaving Berlin” by Joseph Kanon, “The Fifth Gospel” by Ian Caldwell, “Vision in Silver” by Anne Bishop, “Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi” by Kevin Hearne and “Mrs. Grant and Madame Julie” by Jennifer Chiaverini.
You can access these e-books at our website by clicking on the 3M Cloud Library icon on the home page of our website.  While there, you can browse through a multitude of other adult, juvenile and children’s books, both bestsellers and classics, in a huge variety of genres including biographies, cookbooks, crafts and hobbies, foreign language study, health and fitness, history, medical, romance, science, self-help, travel, true crime and more.

Activities calendars available
To be sure you don’t miss any of the free activities available to you and your families at your library, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month.  There are three versions – kids (includes tweens), teens and adults.

Free poetry workshop
Please join us next Thursday, April 2 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. for Introduction to Formal Poetry being taught by David Harris, an experienced poetry teacher and published poet.  In this workshop, students will work on rhyme and meter.  No registration required.

Lifelong Learning returns
Mark your calendar for April 16 when the spring Lifelong Learning free lecture series will begin.  Watch for more details on speakers and programs in future Library News columns and on your library’s website.

Free science fun for tweens
Tweens in the fourth-sixth grades are invited to learn and have fun at Science Madness on next Wednesday, April 1 from 4-5 p.m.

Free Otaku Club
Otaku Club for teens in the fifth-12th grades who are anime and manga fans meets Thursday, April 2 from 4 – 5:15 p.m.  Enjoy a variety of Japanese culture (crafts, anime, snacks, etc.).  Characters welcomed.  Help us pick our list of anime to watch.

Free preschool storytime
Preschoolers and their families are invited to an hour of stories, music and a craft on Wednesdays from 10 – 11 a.m.  Preschoolers will enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills while having fun.  Recommended for three- to five-year-olds.

Free baby/toddler time
This storytime is a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays for you and your little one(s) on Saturdays from 9:30 – 10 a.m.  Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills in everyday family life.  This program is recommended for children from six months to three years of age.

Family Fun Fridays
Join us for the free Family Fridays program tomorrow (March 27) from 2-3:30 p.m., timed so that children can come after school.  This is a special time every week for the whole family to come to the library together – parents with kids, all siblings regardless of age, or whatever combination of the family is available at that particular time.  Each week features a different activity.  Tomorrow is the last Maker Lab until the fall.  No registration required.

Free teen gaming
Join us every Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for fun for teen gaming fans.  Practice your skills on the Wii and Xbox as well as board games

Free technology classes
Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays.  Drop in with your technology questions.  A more formal session requiring advance registration focuses on Android 101 from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday, March 26)  where you’ll get help with the basics – how to navigate, install and uninstall apps, change settings and more.  You are encouraged to bring your device for hands-on learning.

Free preprogramed Nooks
Just a reminder that we have nine Nooks and three tablets programmed for your e-reading pleasure.  The eight adult content e-readers contain either fiction or nonfiction bestsellers.  The four youth e-readers contain books for children, juniors and young adults.

Nonfiction
“Becoming Richard Pryor” by Scott Saul is a biography of this comedic entertainer who was raised in his family’s brothels.  “Practical Perma-culture” by Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein offers advice for home landscapes that benefit your community and the earth.  “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy” by Mike Huckabee explores today’s fractious American culture.

Mysteries and suspense
“”Robert Ludlum’s The Geneva Strategy” by Jamie Freveletti is the latest in the Covert-One action series.  “Craxy Love You” by Lisa Unger follows two childhood friends facing trouble in New York City.  “Before He Finds Her” by Michael Kardos is a thriller about a young woman searching for her father who tried to murder her a decade ago.  “Dreaming Spies” by Laurie R. King features Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes.  “Long Way Down” by Michael Sears is a crime fiction story based on insider trading.  “The Whites” by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt starts with a victim who was once a suspect in an unsolved murder.  “Last Days of the Condor” by James Grady is a spy thriller.  “Motive” by Jonathan Kellerman is the latest in the Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis series.

Other novels
“A Touch of Stardust” by Kate Alcott is a novelist account of the affair of Carole Lombard and Clark Gable.  “Lost and Found” by Brooke Davis follows a young girl and two seniors who embark on a road trip to find the girl’s mother.  “Funny Girl” by Nick Hornby tells of a young woman who becomes the star of a BBC comedy series.

Large print
“The Betrayed” by Heather Graham is a romantic suspense story.  “The Bone Orchard” by Paul Doiron is a Mike Bowditch mystery.  “The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding” by Victoria Alexander is a historical romance set in England.  “In Your Dreams” by Kristan Gihhins is a Blue Heron romance.  “The Assassin” by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott is an Isaac Bell adventure.  “Leaving Berlin” by Joseph Kanon is an espionage story set in 1948.  “One Wish” by Robyn Carr is a Thunder Point novel.   “The Girls of Mischief Bay” by Susan Mallery follows three women facing life issues.

Story CDs
“The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah is set in war-torn France in World War II.  “Motive” by Jonathan Kellerman is a thriller featuring Milo Sturgis and Alex Delaware.  “Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule” by Jennifer Chiaverini follows the former First Lady and her relationship with her slave.  “Endangered” by C.J. Box is a Joe Pickett suspense story.  “The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty” by Amanda Filipacci centers on a group of artistic friends in New York City struggling with society’s standards of beauty.  “Trigger Warning” by Neil Gaiman is a collection of short stories and verse.

Music CDs
Come in and take a look at the wide variety of music CDs we have available to borrow, thanks to donations from patrons like you.  You’ll find blue grass, classical, jazz, rock and more for your enjoyment.

 Thanks to our donors
For books and materials, we thank Suzy Bruce, Joan Cortwright, Julie Gates,  Suze Hall, Sue Ellen Haning,  Sandra Kobrock, Josie Stern, Arlie Swett and our  anonymous donors.

Quotable Quote
“Prayer is when you talk to God.  Meditation is when you’re listening.  Playing the piano allows you to do both at the same time.” – Kelsey Grammer, contemporary American actor, writer, comedian and activist.

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