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Free Stuff

Not everything you get at the library has to be returned!  We have free take-aways of the following items available for you (while supplies last).  Look for them in the literature racks in the circulation lobby at the front of the library, or on the countertops across from the adult reference desk.

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Amateur Digital Photo Contest, Summer 2013

cameraWe're having a photography contest! 

CONTEST RULES

The theme is “Summer in Waterford”.
All entries must be submitted between June 1, 2013 and July 15, 2013 at 9 pm. 

Who may enter
All entrants must be residents of Waterford Township, Michigan.
Contest is open to amateurs only.
--A professional is defined as one whose past or present primary source of income (50% or more) results/resulted from his/her photographic work.
Contest is not open to employees of Waterford Township Library and their families.
Adults and teens may enter.  The teen age category is for photographers ages 12-17, and the adult age category is for photographers age 18 or older.  

There will be one judged winner and one “people’s choice” winner in each of the two age categories. Read more

New African American Fiction...

Looking for African American Fiction?
It's now easier to find; as you browse at the library, look for the new African American labels on the spines of the books in the Adult Department.

DecadenceNew titles in the collection:
Decadence by Eric Jerome Dickey
Honor Thy Thug by Wahida Clark
Friends & Foes by Rehonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray 
Get You Good by Rhonda Bowen

 

New Romance titles...

 Any Duchess Will Do  Midnight Secrets  Blush  It Had to Be You   

Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare (historical)
Leopard's Prey: a Leopard Novel by Christine Feehan (paranormal)

Midnight Secrets by Ella Grace (suspense) Read more

New Mystery titles...

Good Man FridayGood Man Friday: a Benjamin January Mystery by Barbara Hambly

Benjamin January’s search for a missing man takes him into a dark world filled with grave robbers and slave stealers. New Orleans, 1838. When Benjamin January suddenly finds that his services playing piano at extravagant balls held by the city’s wealthy are no longer required, he ends up agreeing to accompany sugar planter Henri Viellard and his young wife, Chloë, on a mission to Washington to find a missing friend. Plunged into a murky world, it soon becomes clear that while it is very possible the Viellards’ friend is dead, his enemies are very much alive – and ready to kill anyone who gets in their way.

        

Requiem MassRequiem Mass: a Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Fenwick Mystery by Elizabeth Corley Read more

New Fiction...

A Chain of ThunderA Chain of Thunder: a Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg by Jeff Shaara
Continuing the series that began with A Blaze of Glory, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America’s long and bloody Civil War. In A Chain of Thunder, the action shifts to the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, in the vaunted “Gibraltar of the Confederacy,” a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general—and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause.

 

 

 


 

 

Technology Update - May 2013 - Google Chrome

Image of Google Chrome logoThe latest addition to our Public Internet computers is the Google Chrome browser. If you're not familiar with Chrome, it is an Internet browser developed by Google. By many counts, Chrome is now the most widely used browser, besting Mozilla's Firefox and Microsoft's Internet Explorer browsers. The reason that we've added Google Chrome to our Internet computers is in recognition of the reality that no single browser renders every web site 100% correctly. As we've probably all experienced, some web sites just don't look or work right in one browser but work fine in another. Because the Internet browser installed on our Public Internet computers is based on Internet Explorer, the library wanted to add an alternative browser that could be used if a web site or web page didn't load or work correctly in one browser. If you haven't used Google Chrome, you'll find that it has a streamlined interface that's focused on displaying web pages. Our librarians are available to assist you in getting up to speed on using Google Chrome on our public computers. 

New Mystery titles...

 Inferno     Shotgun Lullaby      Close to the Bone      Poppet      Little Green   

Inferno by Dan Brown
Shotgun Lullaby by Steve Ulfelder
Close to the Bone by Stuart MacBride
Poppet: a Jack Caffery Thriller by Mo Hayder
Little Green: an Easy Rawlins Mystery by Walter Mosley
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New Fiction...

Montaro CaineMontaro Caine by Sidney Poitier ~ The first novel from the beloved actor and director. A baby is born with a coin in her hand. An orphan crafts a mysterious wooden object. The CEO of a large corporation is under extraordinary pressure. And on a remote island, a medicine man understands the meaning of all these events.

More new Fiction:
Flora by Gail Godwin 
Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris 
Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans 
A Dual Inheritance by Joanna Hershon 
Long Live the King by Fay Weldon 

 

 


 

 

New Romance titles...

 A Wedding in Springtime  And the Miss Ran Away With the Rake  Immortal Ever After  Twice Tempted  Against the Edge 

Historical Romance
A Wedding in Springtime by Amanda Forester 
Lady Vivian Defies a Duke by Samantha Grace 
And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake by Elizabeth Boyle 
Two Sinful Secrets by Laurel McKee 

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