Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Recent memorial purchases in the library

Purchased in Loving Memory of Marjorie Schold with memorials from her family and friends include the following books:

New Complete Home Landscaping from Creative Homeowner by Catriona Tudor Erler

Prairie Lands: Gardener’s Guide by Cathy Wilkinson Barash

Learn to Garden: a practical introduction to gardening by DK

Betty Crocker Country Cooking

Taste of Home Simple & Delicious Cookbook

The Best of Cooking Light: everyday favorites

Swedish Cakes and Cookies

Complete Conditioning for Football; forward by Tom Osborne

Ultimate Golf Techniques by DK

Nebraska Huskers Trivia Challenge: the unofficial test for Husker Fans

Saturday, August 15, 2009

New Library Materials

New Books:
The Apostle: A Thriller by B Thor
Blindman's Bluff: A Decker and Lazarus Novel by F Kellerman,
The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners by L Rice,
Fire and Ice by Jance
The Girl Who Played with Fire by S Larsson
The Grift by D Ginsberg
Intervention by R Cook
Rain Gods by J Burke
Rules of Vengeance by C Reich
Smash Cut by S Brown
South of Broad by P Conroy
That Old Cape Magic by R Russo
The Traffickers by WEB Griffin
Vanished by J Finder
While I'm Falling by L Moriarty
The Name of This Book Is Secret by Bosch (YA)
The Hunger Games by Collins (YA)
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Ness (YA)
The Siege of Macindaw (Ranger's Apprentice #06 ) by Flanagan (YA)

New Audiobooks
Another thing to fall by L Lippman
City of Thieves by D Benioff
The Ice Queen by A Hoffman
Marley & Me by J Grogan
Resilience by E Edwards
Rosie Dunne by C Ahern
The Shack by W Young

New Non-fiction
The End of Empire: Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome by Kelly,
Eve Arnold's People
My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic

New Videos
De-Lovely, the Cole Porter Story
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Inherit the Wind
Left Behind
Left Behind; Tribulation Force
Left Behind; World at War
Lion in the Winter
Nights in Rodanthe

Monday, August 10, 2009

Blog Tour

I would like to point out some of the links on this blog. On the left side of your screen are located several items that you can click on. The first is the library's email address. The second is our online card catalog. You can use this link to browse the Oakland Public Library card catalog and then email the library with any questions or hold requests.
Next is Nebraska Overdrive Audiobooks. For over a year our library has offered this service to our library patrons. A brief overall description is as follows from http://www.nlc.state.ne.us: "Nebraska Overdrive Libraries is a shared, growing collection of digital audiobooks available through Digital Library Reserve. The content is available to patrons of participating libraries through the Overdrive/DLR system.The site is designed for remote use by library patrons or by download to Overdrive Download Stations at the library. Users access the digital materials via the web. Materials may be checked out for a limited period of time, downloaded to a patron's computer or other device and are then automatically returned to the collection when the checkout time expires."
Farther down is the link to NebraskAccess. NebraskAccess provides Nebraska residents with free 24/7 access to thousands of full-text magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, biographical and business information, genealogical resources, and more. These resources are available at no cost to Nebraska residents because the Nebraska Library Commission purchases subscriptions for Nebraskans with funding from the State of Nebraska and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
My Blog List offers links to other blogs of interest to library issues. For a guided tour of any of these sites, stop in the library during library hours.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Monthly Library BookClubs

The Oakland public library supports two separate book clubs. Each meets in the library, one the First Thursday @ 2 pm, the other the Last Monday @ 7 pm. Both groups encourage and welcome new members. I will be posting on this site title choices for the group’s monthly discussions.
This afternoon (Aug 6) is the first Thursday and the book for discussion is “Night” by Elie Wiesel. Elie Wiesel is the author of more that forty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction. He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America Congressional Gold Medal, the French Legion of Honor, and, in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and University Professor at Boston University.
Further information and resources can be found at http://www.nightthebook.com/.
Our Monday night group, which meets August 31, will be discussing “Love and Other Impossible Pursuits” by Ayelet Waldman. This author is a first time read for many of us. In “Love…” Waldman writes with wry candor and tender humor, tackling the absurdities of modern life and reminding us why we love some people no matter what. Further information and resources for “Love…" can be found at http://www.readinggroupguides.com/guides3/love_other_impossible_pursuits1.asp