NEW E-READER ? NEED E-READER HELP?
Check out the links below for some directions that are specific to your device. Step by step directions are there to assist you in connecting with Overdrive where you will find e-books and audio books available. It is easy to use and a wonderful new feature that your library is using to assist you in making your reading experience a pleasure. If you find you still need help, call the library and we will walk you through the process.
- First Generation & Simple Touch NOOK
- Kindle & Kindle Fire
- OverDrive App on Android Systems, KindleFire, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch
- NOOK Color, Tablet, and HD with OverDrive App
- Onto Computers
WHAT ARE WE READING? CHECK IT OUT!!!
"The Gospel of Winter" by Brendan Kiley. This is a powerful story about when adults abuse power and the ability of young adults to help each other overcome such abuse. A single moment holds the pain of a thousand puncture wounds. The silence, the internal space of this young man, as he navigates a predator that has harmed and numbed him in imaginable ways. It is a riveting journey and yet a painful journey of hope. Reading this book helps in the understanding of the abused and the thought processes that they have to navigate in order to cope with very difficult and unfortunate situations.
"Shotgun Lovesongs" by Nickolas Butler. This is a book that makes you want to call old friends and renew acquaintances. It is set in rural Wisconsin and tells the story of four men and one woman, renegotiating the meaning of friendship, home and love. The author gives us characters that are very real. He nails down small-town Midwestern life, the beauty and the mundane. His characters provide insight into friendship that wax and wane over time. Their relationships are so real that as you read you feel that you know them. This is one of those books that makes you a little sad as you come to the end.
"Under the Wide And Starry Sky" by Nancy Horan. This is an interesting story about Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife Fanny. The research for this book is well done and the writing is elegant. Not only is it interesting but it is also informative. Nancy Horan writes about unconventional women with famous lovers. Her book "Loving Frank" captured the relationship of Frank Lloyd Wright and his mistress Mameh Borthwick. This novel is about two rather eccentric people who struggled together for years in an interesting time in history.
There are so many good books at your library - please stop by and we can send you on your way with an armload!! Did you know we also have movies you can check out? Here are a few of the new titles we have just gotten in: "American Hustle," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Frozen," "The Wolf on Wall Street," "Nebraska," "12 Years a Slave," "Catching Fire" and "The Book Thief." Come on in and have a look!!!
May 6 !
The next Book Club will be held on May 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
The book being discussed will be "The Girl With the Braided Hair" by Margaret Coel.
We have books available for you to read when you are ready so stop by and pick one up!
Remember, Book Club is open to anyone - so don't be afraid to join us! We have a great time!
IS MATH A STRUGGLE FOR YOU?
If you are a student and struggling with math, then we have some help for you right here on our website. Under the "For Youth" tab in the "Selected Resources" section, we have downloaded the "Khan Academy" link. All you need to do is click on it, sign in and get started. There is a short test to take and then you are ready to go with teaching videos to help you master skills and they are available at all levels. It is so COOL! If you have forgotten your math skills, are trying to get ready to take general exams like the ACT, are struggling in class or just want to brush up long unused skills, check this out!!! Your librarians have tested it out and think it is amazing. No matter what age you are...and what level of skill you have, give it a try. It is fun, rewarding and just plain AWESOME!
"HERE IS WHERE PEOPLE, ONE FREQUENTLY FINDS,
LOWER THEIR VOICES AND RAISE THEIR MINDS."