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New Computer Stations in the Children's Room

Image of AWE computersThanks to the generosity of our Friends, we have new game computers in the Children's Department.  There are two Early Literacy Stations from AWE (Advanced Workstations in Education), and two stations with specialized Internet browsers.

The Early Literacy Station (ELS) is a dynamic all-in-one digital learning solution for children ages 2-8. It is a self-contained unit requiring no Internet connection, so it is safe and secure. The educational titles are pre-loaded on the computer and are displayed using engaging graphics and intuitive menus.  But it's not just reading literacy that ELS promotes, but also proficiency in math, science & nature, social studies & geography, reading, phonics, and language arts, writing & computer skills, reference, and music & art.  Although, there are over 60 "games" loaded on the ELS computers, many of the games have more games within itself bringing the total up to 158.  Two ELS stations have replaced our old CD-ROM stations C & D.  The stations are first come, first serve.  They cannot be reserved.  Students may go on for up to an hour before being logged off.  No library card is required. Read more

Looking for a Historical Romance to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

Waking Up with a RakeWaking Up with a Rake by Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe
The Lady Most Willing by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway
Ripe for Seduction by Isobel Carr
Never Love a Lord by Heather Grothaus

 

Looking for a Thriller to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

Shiver

The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly ~ "Connolly has once again delivered an all-out thrill ride!” (Suspense Magazine)
A Killer in the Wind by Andrew Klavan ~ The ghosts of the dead are all around him, and Champion has to find out who murdered them, fast, or he could become one of them himself.
Ratlines by Stuart Neville ~ “Another moody winner mixes Nazis into Neville's usual Irish noir.”  (Kirkus Reviews)
 

Looking for Romantic Suspense to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

Shiver

Shiver by Karen Robards
Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz
Secret Sins by Lora Leigh
Shadow Woman by Linda Howard

 

 

 

Looking for a new Thriller to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

Mandarin Gate

Mandarin Gate by Eliot Pattison - Inspector Shan "navigates the explosive political and religious landscape of Tibet."

Cold City: Repairman Jack: The Early Years by F. Paul Wilson - The first of three Repairman Jack prequels

 

 

 

 

The Library has ebooks

Do you have a Kindle, iPad, Nook, or Android tablet? Did you know you can borrow ebooks from the library to put on your device? You can! Go to our Download Destination site, powered by Overdrive. You'll need to be a Waterford or Lake Angelus resident, and know your library card number and pin. And you'll likely need to use the "Help" feature at the upper right part of  the Download Destination home page to see how to do it. There are help videos available to view, also. Tip: once you're ready to check something out, if you want to find something that is available for checkout right then, use the advanced search, pick your format, check off the box that says "only show titles with copies available", and then click "search".  Due to the high demand for copies of library ebooks you'll often have to place a hold and be on a waiting list for popular titles.  If you get stuck or have trouble, come on in to the adult reference desk, or give us a call - we'll do our best to help.

Looking for new Science Fiction to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

Ghost Planet

Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher - "Psychologist Elizabeth Cole prepared for the worst when she accepted a job on a newly discovered world--a world where every colonist is tethered to an alien who manifests in the form of a dead loved one."
Bowl of Heaven by Gergory Benford and Larry Niven - "a human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure half-englobing a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths…and it’s on a direct path heading for the same system as the human ship."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a new Mystery to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

Holiday Buzz

Holiday Buzz: a Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle - "Holiday time is party time in New York City, but after a sparkling winter bash ends with a murder, Village Blend coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi vows to put the killer on ice..."
And Then You Dye: A Needlecraft Mystery by Monica Ferris - "Betsy is a natural-born yarnsmith—so it’s only fitting that some of her favorite items to stock come from the dye-works of Hailey Brent... expensive, but well worth it. Unfortunately, someone thinks they’re worth killing for."

 

 

 

Looking for Poetry to read? Check out these New Titles!

This Morning by Michael Ryan
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
Poems 1962-2012 by Louise Gluck
The Poems of Octavio Paz
Bewilderment by David Ferry

Looking for a new Fantasy to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

Still Life with Shape-Shifter by Sharon Shinn
Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
Ironskin by Tina Connolly
Redoubt by Mercedes Lackey