We don't know who to credit for this statistic....but your librarians in Valentine tend to agree!
Come on in and check out a book! We have a few!
SIT DOWN TO READ FOR TWENTY MINUTES, AND
SUDDENLY IT'S DARK, WITH NO CLUE AS TO
WHERE THE HOURS HAVE GONE!
WHAT ARE WE READING? CHECK IT OUT!!!
“The Blessings” by Elsie Juska
Every family, regardless of the number of members of that family, are a united group of people. They are sewn together during good times and bad times, triumphs, misfortunes, births, deaths, weddings, dances, birthdays, anniversaries. These events in a family make a colorful and heartfelt quilt. The Blessing family is a very tightly-bonded family living in Philadelphia. This is a family who celebrates together events in each other’s lives -- no matter how minor or major. Author Elise Juska introduces a group of people who could live right next door and takes the reader through the journey of their lives.
“Ghost Ship” by Clive Cussler
As usual Clive Cussler knows how to hold your attention. "Can he do it again and pull off another fascinating story?" "What Global Topic hasn't he covered?" Well, here it comes. The world has grown so dependent on computer systems that we don't fully understand just how vulnerable that can really make us. We all know that hackers are out there and they are stealing identities from people every day and ruining credit scores and lives. But what if the hackers were to actually hack a "Government" and steal that "Government's" identity? How devastating could that really be, and is it really possible. Add to that some detective work, some advance bioengineering issues and you have a novel that is fun to read, fast paced and typical Cussler good times.
“Suspicion” by Joseph Finder
Joseph Finder is no stranger to thrilling tales of suspense. However, unlike so many of his peers in the field, his writing is not formulaic. In this latest release, the main character, Danny is a single parent and struggling writer. He becomes friendly with his daughter's best friend's father, Galvin, who is far above him in wealth and stature. Galvin helps Danny out of a financial bind and the next thing Danny knows, he is involved with Mexican drug cartels, killers, and the DEA. This story moves at a good pace and an enjoyable read. Finder puts an ordinary man in situations that are dangerous and appear unsolvable. Not wishing to give anything away…..come in and check it out.
“A Long Time Gone” by Karen White
As always in her books, the story line is filled with insightful moments and kindly delivered life lessons. The characters are well written, and evolve with the story. Because Karen White always does great research on wherever the stories take place, there is a bit of fascinating history and mystery to her books. She has a talent for capturing the south and in this book- Mississippi. It is a good story of mothers and daughters, but also a story that connects generations of family, their struggles, pain, and successes.
“Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King
Cars and crime; two of King's recurring favorites are combined in this book. This time however the evil that powers the car is a psychotic killer and not some strange unseen force...and the car doesn't play much more of a role than any other weapon in a mass murder. This story starts out strong with the horrific crime being committed very early. The writing is fast paced and in true King-style with enough King-style twists and turns to keep you interested. Can you resist a Stephen King?
There are so many good books at your library - please stop by and we can send you on your way with an armload!!
NEW RELEASE DVD's Did you know we also have movies you can check out? Here are a few of the new titles we have just gotten in: "The Lego Movie," "The Best Offer," "Cheap Thrills," "Lone Survivor," "No God No Master," "Running Wild," "Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit" and not new but new to us, "Rio," "Moon" and "Holes." Come on in and have a look!!!
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 it.
- 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
IS MATH A STRUGGLE FOR YOU?
Here's something that might help....have a look!
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."