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!!!
"Guests on Earth" by Lee Smith. This is a spellbinding novel, replete with unforgettable characters both real and fictional. The protagonist, Evalina Touissant, is the perfect conduit for this intriguing story. Smith spins her usual magic in introducing a wonderful cast of characters, each of whom the reader truly cares about. She weaves her story around Evalina and her fellow patients in the Highland Hospital in Ashville, North Carolina, including Zelda Fitzgerald. We see these characters through the eyes of Evalina who is quite observant and yet troubled herself; her life has been a whirlwind of under-expressed desires and getting back to the roots of her being. Everything comes full circle and back to basics as the need to be loved unconditionally burns bright in this elusive novel.
"Help for the Haunted" by John Searles. Help for the Haunted is a well written and dynamically constructed mystery. One year ago, Sylvie was with her parents when they were brutally murdered. As her hearing and memory improves, Sylvie tries to piece together how her family got to that night and how her and her sister have spent the last year. Told in a dynamic layering of past recollections and present realizations, Help for the Haunted is not a supernatural thriller, but a mystery about beliefs and truth. Reviews for this one are that it is either really great or not so much. What wonderful fiction! Searles captures the Mason family well. Each character is crafted with such detail and care.
"The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. This selection is based loosely on the real-life story of Sarah Grimke, a Southern aristocrat whose father is an important judge on South Carolina's Supreme Court, where Sarah wants to be eventually. She is given a slave (Handful) for her 11th birthday, which strikes the little firebrand as something ridiculous. How can someone OWN another person? She doesn't want the "gift" but she's forced to accept. From there, the story is set in motion and follows the two women as they struggle for a common goal: freedom. Handful, naturally, struggles for her freedom from bondage, and Sarah for her freedom from the misogynist oppression of pre-suffrage era sexism.
There are so many good books at your library - please stop by and we can send you on your way with an armload!!
April 1 !
The next Book Club will be held on April 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
The book selection is "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan.
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."