On March 26th the Amelia Branch Library will be celebrating its 25th birthday. For some unfamiliar with all that the Amelia Branch has to offer that may seem a long time – too long to stay relevant. Blasphemy! I say to them.
The library is wearing its age well. At the Amelia Branch you can download the latest e-book to your device, put a hold on the new Hobbit movie, make a work of art from Peeps, and listen to some creepy cold case stories from a local author. We have computers with internet access, Playaway Views which allow you to take television shows anywhere on a preloaded player and databases that connect you to everything from your ancestors with Ancestry Library Edition to a fixed lawn mower with Small Engine Repair Reference Center.
The Amelia Branch Library has never looked so good! In fact 25 isn’t so bad. Check out these other things that are also 25 years young.
“A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking.
The Hubble Space Telescope is used for the first time.
Laser Eye Surgery is invented.
Crocodile Dundee II, Die Hard, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Beetlejuice appeared in theaters.
Sweet Child of Mine by Guns n’ Roses and Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin topped the music charts.
If you’re a fan of our library, or if you just want to see some old goofy pictures of us, stop by the Amelia Branch on March 26th for our birthday open house.
2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week until August 17, 2011
Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer. Each week from June 23 – August 17, 2011, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads. Your downloads are yours to keep and will not expire.
The audiobook pairings will include a popular YA title and a classic that connects with the YA title’s theme and is likely to show up on a student’s summer reading list. For example, Joseph Delaney’s The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch, the first book in a popular series featuring a teen whose job is to protect ordinary folk from “ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties,” will be paired with the monster-slaying epic poem, Beowulf.
To find out when you can download titles to listen to on the run this summer, visit www.AudiobookSync.com or text syncya to 25827
SYNC Titles, Summer 2011
The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Beowulf by Francis B. Gummere [Trans.]
Chanda’s Secrets by Allan Stratton
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
Rescue: Stories of Survival From Land and Sea by Dorcas S. Miller [Ed.]
Immortal by Gillian Shields
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Storm Runners by Roland Smith
The Cay by Theodore Taylor