National Library Week - April 13 - 19

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New DVDs in April

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Crazy Stupid Lovecrazy stupid love cover
Girl with the Dragon Tattoogirl with the dragon tattoo cover
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How a book gets from one library to another in our library system

  Most of our patrons know we can get books and other items in for them from other libraries in our library cooperative, but just how does that work? Read more

The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham

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I love British mysteries, cozies and others as well. I'm always happy to come across an older series I've missed, so I can start at the beginning and read on through the next several books without having to wait for each one to be published.  This one, first in the Chief Inspector Barnaby series, was very enjoyable, with charming characters in a small English village, some humor, and clever crime-solving.  And of course there is some sinisterness lurking in the village (who killed 80-year-old Emily Simpson?)...

My Week with Marilyn

The DVD of Oscar-nominated film "My Week with Marilyn" is ready to accept your holds!  my week with marilyn dvd cover

 

 

 

 

 

Is there an elephant buried in Waterford?

That is a question we've occasionally been asked over the years.  You might think it's one of those urban legends, but in fact, it is true.  Her name was Little Jennie, and she even appeared in the movie "Elephant Walk" with Elizabeth Taylor.  To find out what an elephant was doing in Waterford, Michigan, and what happened after she sadly expired, read the attached article which was published in the local paper at the time.

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New Diet Books

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Recorded Books OneClickdigital Audiobooks

Attention downloadable audiobook users: If you have been downloading your audiobooks from netlibrary or ebscohost, you will now need to start using Recorded Books OneClickdigital.  You must create a new account, but you do not need to come in to the library to create your account.  You will be asked for your library card number, and then you should be able to create a new account.  You may use the same username and password you used on the other sites if you wish. 

The Gales of November, 36 years ago today

Here's a link to a good article on the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which happened on this day (November 10) in 1975. For even more information about this tragic event in Michigan's history, we have quite a few books, plus a DVD in our collection.

11/11/11

We will be closed Friday November 11 in honor of Veterans Day, a day to honor American veterans of all wars. Before 1954, Veterans Day was known as Armistice Day.  A few ideas of things you could do in honor of Veterans Day:

Read this year's Veterans Day proclamation by the President of the United States.

Decide to read a book from this list: Honoring and Remembering Veterans and Soldiers

Attend the ceremony at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.

Visit the Waterford Township Veterans Memorial.

Mysteries with foreign settings

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 Here are some of my favorite mysteries set in foreign countries. If you like mysteries, try these, and as a bonus, you'll learn a little something about people in another culture.  All are the first book of a series, except for the Double Comfort Safari Club.

Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
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