For my money, the only Justin is the one with the last name Timberlake. He is a true triple threat. Not only has he conquered the world of Mickey Mouse and appeared on Star Search, he has also emerged victorious in the fight against boy band obscurity. As a member of the Five-Timers Club of Saturday Night Live fame, he joins an elite cadre of celebrities to accomplish such a feat. Plus, he is kinda talented, or so I’ve heard.
Being a triple threat is hard work, I know: I’m one myself. It means you have to be amazingly talented at three separate things. For JT, one of those things is music. Check out some of his CDs from the library if you don’t believe me. Plus he throws in some acting, in his spare time, in such movies as…..these. I can only guess that his third talent is being awesome.
Oh and check this out…he’s bringing MySpace back. It is the future/past of social media networking. That’s rad!! Take that, other Justin guy from Canada!
With that kind of influence, especially over me, I now wear suits and ties for no reason, all the time. Really, so should you. I mean, what is stopping you? Convention? Blah, if JT and Jay-Z says it’s OK, then it is OK. (I say it’s OK too.)
With the warm summer months slowly drifting away, the time to head back inside and bundle up is nigh. Pull out your fuzzy socks and plop yourself on to the couch as the temperature drops and the leaves change color. Don’t worry, you won’t be bored – the new fall television lineup will be there to keep you company.
Your local library is here to help you catch up on some of your favorites that will be returning to the air waves in the coming months. So revisit past seasons and familiarize yourself with some new shows, because brand new episodes are rapidly approaching! If you can’t find your favorite fall show in our catalog, let us know and maybe we will add it into our collection in the future!
2 Broke Girls ~ Arrow ~ The Big Bang Theory ~ Blue Bloods ~ Bones ~ Castle ~ Criminal Minds ~ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ~ Elementary ~ Glee ~ The Good Wife ~ Grey’s Anatomy ~ Grimm ~ How I Met Your Mother ~ Law and Order: SVU ~ The Mentalist ~ The Mindy Project ~ Modern Family ~ Nashville ~ NCIS ~ NCIS: Los Angeles ~ New Girl ~ Once Upon A Time ~ Parenthood ~ Parks and Recreation ~ Person of Interest ~ Revenge ~ Revolution ~ Scandal ~ Supernatural ~ Two and a Half Men ~ The Vampire Diaries ~ The Walking Dead
The past month has brought the release of some great urban fantasy.
Carniepunk. An anthology of short stories that all feature the magical and beglittered, sometimes dark and creepy, setting of a carnival. Includes some bestselling urban fantasy authors like favorites Kevin Hearne, author of the Iron Druid series; Seanan McGuire, author of the InCryptid series; Rachel Caine, author of the Weather Warden books; and Jennifer Estep, author of the Elemental Assassin series.
Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton. The latest installment in the Anita Blake series is much more focused on Anita and her relationships than recent books. Micah, one of Anita’s lovers, learns that his estranged father has been infected with a zombie disease. As a necromancer/expert on zombies, Anita travels with him, hoping to help. While there are the usual “Who has the bigger gun” contests with local authorities, this book felt less focused on Anita’s physical relationships and more on emotional ties to her lovers, Micah’s family, even her relationship with Edward (still can’t quite believe that Death is getting married!).
Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones. In this latest book in the series, Charlie’s used to seeing ghosts; after all, she’s a grim reaper. But not usually dozens at a time and not usually spirits so traumatized that they’re unable to communicate. In her effort to find the serial killer and stop him before any more of his victims haunt her, Charlie has to make a deal with the devil. Or at least his sexy son, Reyes.
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews. This series is set in a world where magic has returned, bringing with it sorcerers, shifters, and vampires. Former mercenary Kate and her mate, Curran the Beast Lord leave their stronghold in Atlanta for a mission that seems doomed to fail in Europe but the lives of their followers depend on their success. Fast paced action and lots of the snappy dialog between Kate and Curran that fans of the series enjoy.
TODAY THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED.
Normally, we would be open, but today we are closed. Nope, it is not snowing, which sometimes may shut us down. Its just too nice outside to be open. We at the library have decided that today is a good day to sit outside and read. Plus, we really need to work on our tans, because we have been stuck inside the library every day this summer and forgot about the sun. The stale recycled air that we breathe has made us long for the fresh, outside air of this cool refreshing day. All those books that we’ve checked out and wanted to read are going to be read, as we sit on a park bench or just beneath a tree. That’s right, we want to be outside on a day like today. Yesterday we were open because the heat index was too high. But today, we are closed. By golly, we are going to enjoy at least one day this summer, and today is that day. So don’t even think about coming to the library, because the doors will be locked, we will not let you in, you…..are…..on…..your….own.
Isacc is not your typical librarian. He is a “Libriomancer,” someone who has the ability to draw objects out of books. When local vampires show up to kill him, he gets the idea that this is not going to be a typical week at the Library. With a little assistance from his books and supernatural friends, Isacc might just survive the war to kill all the members of the Libriomancer Secret Society.
Libriomancer by Jim Hines is a fast-paced Science Fiction/Fantasy story that is a ton of fun to read. I finished the book in record time and wanted another dose of delicious Science Fiction medicine. Fortunately, Isacc’s story is continued in Jim Hines new book Codex Born. I’m next in line on the hold list and can’t wait to see what trouble my favorite librarian is going to get into next.
Reading eBooks from the Ohio eBook Project and SEO Library Consortium (located on the Downloads section of the library’s website) is now easier than ever. The app to enjoy digital titles on your mobile device, OverDrive Media Console (OMC), has been completely redesigned with ease of use top of mind. A new version of the app will be available on August 20. Check out a preview of the new app here. Some highlighted features include:
- A redesigned user interface with an all-new look, streamlined navigation, and a one-stop reorganized menu.
- Sync bookmarks and reading progress across multiple devices using a free, opt-in registration service called OverDrive One.
- Variable speed playback for iOS. Audiobook users’ most requested feature.
Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt: An account of the author’s cross-country move and role in establishing a dog rescue foundation describes the unanticipated challenges encountered while transporting more than two dozen dogs to a new home in Maine.
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty: Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband’s death, Cecelia is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.
Here’s a look at what library staff members are currently reading and enjoying.
Twenty years after a man-made virus infected the world, raising the dead and making millions into zombies, three bloggers search for the truth behind the infection. After a presidential candidate invites them to cover his campaign, zombies kill his daughter, and the bloggers must confront a powerful conspiracy. First Chapter
Resolving to avoid son of Satan and new next-door neighbor Reyes Farrow, Charley Davidson is forced to ask for Reyes’s help when she is approached by desperate ghosts and her sister is targeted by a serial killer.First Chapter
As a librarian I try to read a variety of genre so I can suggest authors for patrons. Sometimes I may only do a five minute quick read to become acquainted with the author’s work and sometimes I will find something that I want to read personally. For the past several months I have been struggling with finding a book that grabs me, reels me in and keeps me reading to the very end. I have tried recommendations from booklists, friends, co-workers and patrons. I have found two.
They are both romance novels but not in the sense of boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy and girl live happily ever after like Sophia Kinsella, Kate McAlister or Jennifer Cruise. These novels are similar to Nicholas Sparks and Jodie Picoult’s novels. In both, the characters must grapple with some tough life choices and things may not turn out like they had wanted them to. In both, the authors do a good job of developing the character going back and forth from the past to the present.
Congrats to our grand prize winners in the 2013 Summer Reading Program. All of our winners have been contacted. Thanks for participating and we hope you enjoy your prizes.
Rylan D. won the travel art easel in our “Grow a Little Reader” category.
Breanna D. and Cordelia B. each won a Kindle Fire in our “Dig into Reading” category.
There were 10 lucky participants who each won an iPod Touch in our “Beneath the Surface” category. Congrats to: Madi B., Grace K., Tyler B., Keriana A., Elijah W., Clay M., Cherokee W., Sage M., Aaron F., and Kelsey F.