Thursday, September 30, 2010

HPL's New Books

Below is a partial list of our new books. To see the full list, download the Excel file for: 2010. To see new books from other years try: 2009, 2008, 2007, or 2006.
On Folly Beach



On Folly Beach
By White, Karen
2010-05 - New American Library
9780451229212 Check Our Catalog


Two women, two wars, and a bookstore in the lowcountry that brings their stories together in unexpected ways--this latest Southern novel is from the bestselling author of "The Memory of Water." …More


The Last Lie



The Last Lie
By White, Stephen
2010-08 - Dutton Books
9780525951773 Check Our Catalog


I>New York Times"-bestselling author White returns to his beloved Alan Gregory series with a taut- ripped-from-the-headlines crime story that also features Sam Purdy from the bestseller "The Siege." …More


The Sonderberg Case





The Sonderberg Case
By Wiesel, Elie
Translator Temerson, Catherine
2010-08 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307272201 Check Our Catalog


From the Nobel laureate and author of "Night" comes a deeply felt, beautifully written novel of morality, guilt, and innocence. With his signature elegance and thoughtfulness, Wiesel presents an enthralling psychological mystery, both vividly dramatic and profoundly emotional. …More


Nicety



Nicety
By Williams, Brittani
2010-05 - Urban Books
9781601622709 Check Our Catalog


In this second novel featuring sassy vixen Diamond, readers will watch Diamond struggle and make mistakes that could cause her to lose the two things she loves the most: Kemp's best friend Black, and money. …More


The Hot Box



The Hot Box
By Zane
2010-08 - Atria Books
9780743499279 Check Our Catalog


Harmony, Bryce, and Lucinda are back with their friends Fatima and Colette as they embark on a new set of adventures involving love, fun, and of course, drama. But they are not alone. Tempest and Janessa from "The Heat Seekers" join the festivities. (Adult Fiction) …More


Contactees: A History of Alien-Human Interaction



Contactees: A History of Alien-Human Interaction
By Redfern, Nick
2009-12 - New Page Books
9781601630964 Check Our Catalog


We are not alone...and Nick Redfern can prove it.
"Contactees" contains the fascinating stories of the select group of people chosen by visitors to Earth to spread their message. Are aliens really among us? Don't be too quick to dismiss their claims.
This book relates their thought-provoking, lluminating, controversial, and sometimes bizarre stories in all their appropriately out-of-this-world glory.
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Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason



Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
By Pearl, Nancy
2003-08 - Sasquatch Books
9781570613814 Check Our Catalog


What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised 170 thematic reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter relationships, science for nonscientists, mysteries of all stripes, African-American fiction from a female point of view, must-reads for kids, books on bicycling, "chick-lit," and many more. Pearl's enthusiasm and taste shine throughout in this lively and informative illustrated guide. …More


Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries



Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries
By Broome, Fiona
2009-10 - Createspace
9781448664429 Check Our Catalog


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Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 Years

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Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 Years
By Jenkins, Philip
2010-03 - HarperOne
9780061768941 Check Our Catalog


Jenkins tells the fascinating, violent story of the Church's fifth century battles over right belief that had a far greater impact on the future of Christianity and the world than the much-touted Council of Nicea convened a century before. …More


The Milk Memos: How Real Moms Learned to Mix Business with Babies - And How You Can, Too



The Milk Memos: How Real Moms Learned to Mix Business with Babies - And How You Can, Too
By Colburn-Smith, Cate
Author Serrette, Andrea
2007-03 - Jeremy P. Tarcher
9781585425440 Check Our Catalog


This one-of-a-kind guide to balancing motherhood and work is based on actual journals kept by a group of IBM women during their visits to the company's employee lactation room, in which they offered one another advice and support on juggling work and a newborn. …More


Cooked in La



Cooked in La
By Cook, Paul
2009-11 - Createspace
9781449572297 Check Our Catalog


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A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age





A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age
By Rayner, Richard
2010-06 - Anchor Books
9781400033584 Check Our Catalog


Best Book of the Year
"The Los Angeles Times" - "The" "Washington Post"
Los Angeles was the fastest growing city in the world, mad with oil fever, get-rich-quick schemes, and celebrity scandals. It was also rife with organized crime, with a mayor in the pocket of the syndicates and a DA taking bribes to throw trials. In "A Bright and Guilty Place," Richard Rayner narrates the entwined lives of two men, Dave Clark and Leslie White, who were caught up in the crimes, murders, and swindles of the day. Over a few transformative years, as the boom times shaded into the Depression, the adventures of Clark and White would inspire pulp fiction and replace L.A.'s reckless optimism with a new cynicism. Together, theirs is the tale of how the city of sunshine went noir.
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The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago



The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago
By Perry, Douglas
2010-08 - Viking Books
9780670021970 Check Our Catalog

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Perry vividly captures Jazz Age Chicago to tell the true story of the murderesses who became media sensations and inspired the musical "Chicago." …More


Hillsdale: Greek Tragedy in America's Heartland



Hillsdale: Greek Tragedy in America's Heartland
By Rapoport, Roger
2000-09 - RDR Books
9781571430885 Check Our Catalog


On October 17, 1999 Lissa Roche, the editor of Hillsdale College Press and the daughter-in-law of the conservative school's president, Dr. George Roche III, was found dead in Hillsdale's Slayton Arboretum. Police promptly ruled her death a suicide. But when the authorities suppressed portions of her autopsy, refused to perform a ballistics test on the .357 that ended her life, cross-check key alibis, or find the keys that Lissa supposedly used to access her husband's gun, Lissa's death became an unresolved mystery. Based on exclusive interviews with family, friends and faculty, previously unpublished documents and in-depth research with insiders, this book examines an extraordinary tragedy and lets the reader be the judge. …More


Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin





Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
By Sides, Hampton
2010-04 - Doubleday Books
9780385523929 Check Our Catalog

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From the acclaimed bestselling author of "Ghost Soldiers" comes a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the largest manhunt in American history. Magnificent in scope, drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates one of the darkest hours in American life. …More


How to Mellify a Corpse: And Other Human Stories of Ancient Science & Superstition



How to Mellify a Corpse: And Other Human Stories of Ancient Science & Superstition
By Leon, Vicki
2010-07 - Walker & Company
9780802717023 Check Our Catalog


Leon brings her particular hybrid of history and humor to the entwined subjects of science and superstition in the ancient world. Leon covers subjects as diverse as astronomy and astrology, and philosophy and practicalities of life and death. …More


Mathematics: A Human Endeavor



Mathematics: A Human Endeavor
By Jacobs, Harold R.
1994-01 - W.H. Freeman & Company
9780716724261 Check Our Catalog


This is a great book for those who think they don't like mathematics. This book includes: Mathematical Ways of Thinking; Number Sequences; Functions and Their Graphs; Large Numbers and Logarithms; Symmetry and Regular Figures; Mathematical Curves; Methods of Counting; The Mathematics of Chance; An Introduction to Statistics; and Topics in Topology. …More


Hot X: Algebra Exposed



Hot X: Algebra Exposed
By McKellar, Danica
2010-08 - Hudson Street Press
9781594630705 Check Our Catalog


"New York Times-" bestselling author McKellar tackles the toughest math class yet: algebra. She shows teenage girls--and anyone taking algebra--how to feel confident, get in the driver's seat, and master topics like square roots, polynomials, quadratic equations, word problems, and more. …More


The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements



The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
By Kean, Sam
2010-07 - Little Brown and Company
9780316051644 Check Our Catalog


The infectious tales and astounding details in "The Disappearing Spoon" follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison, and the lives of the frequently mad scientists who discovered them. …More


The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains



The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
By Carr, Nicholas
2010-06 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393072228 Check Our Catalog

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The bestselling author of "The Big Switch" returns with an explosive look at technology's effect on the mind. …More


Healing Foods: A Practical Guide to Key Foods for Good Health



Healing Foods: A Practical Guide to Key Foods for Good Health
By Polunin, Miriam
1997-08 - Knopf Canada
9780676970722 Check Our Catalog


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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual



Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
By Pollan, Michael
2009-12 - Penguin Books
9780143116387 Check Our Catalog


From the bestselling author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "In Defense of Food" comes this collection of simple, sensible, and easy to use rules--the perfect guide for anyone who would like to become more mindful of the food he or she eats. (Consumer Health) …More


Video Slut: How I Shoved Madonna Off an Olympic High Dive, Got Prince Into a Pair of Tiny Purple Woolen Underpants, Ran Away from



Video Slut: How I Shoved Madonna Off an Olympic High Dive, Got Prince Into a Pair of Tiny Purple Woolen Underpants, Ran Away from
By Oreck, Sharon
2010-05 - Faber & Faber
9780865479869 Check Our Catalog


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The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations



The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations
By Berlin, Ira
2010-01 - Viking Books
9780670021376 Check Our Catalog


Four great migrations defined the history of black people in America. Berlin's magisterial new account of these passages evokes both the terrible price and the moving triumphs of a people forcibly and then willingly migrating to America over four centuries. …More


The Obama Diaries



The Obama Diaries
By Ingraham, Laura
2010-07 - Threshold Editions
9781439197516 Check Our Catalog


Informative and hugely entertaining, "The Obama Diaries" will inspire both laughter and critical thinking about the future of the nation and the man currently at the helm. …More

Kids.gov Launches YouTube Channel

Kids.gov Launches YouTube Channel: "YouTube TeacherTubeIf you have a few minutes during your day, I encourage you to check out the brand new Kids.gov YouTube channel. The channel highlights great videos for kids about all kinds of government information.

Your kids can learn about how kites are made and watch them fly at the Kite Festival or discover different cultures at Smithsonian's Folklife Festival.

If you're a teacher and want to use these videos in your classroom, but don't have access to YouTube, you can find the same videos on our TeacherTube channel.

Check back often as more and more videos are added to the channel. We've got a fun one in the works now that we'll be posting in the next few weeks. I'll give you a little hint, it involves the National Zoo.

We'd love to get your feedback on the videos. Do you like them, are they helpful to you and your kids, and what other kinds of videos would you like to see from Kids.gov? We're open to all of your suggestions. "

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bikes for Rent in Muskegon

The Muskegon County Convention and Visitor's Center reports that "the Union Depot has bikes for rent through October. Now is a great time to check out bike trails. Cool temps. Kids are in school. They`re open 8-5 / M-F"

Celebrate Banned Books Week!

September 25-October 2

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society.

Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association; American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; the American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of American Publishers; and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

For more information on getting involved with Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, please see Calendar of Events and Ideas and Resources. You can also contact the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4220, or bbw@ala.org. (From the ALA website: http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm)

The following books are some of the books that have been challenged. They are currently on display and available for checkout at Hackley Public Library.



I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings






I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
By Angelou, Maya
2002-03 - Random House
9780375507892 Check Our Catalog

In the first volume of an extraordinary autobiographical series, one of the most inspiring authors of our time recalls--with candor, humor, poignancy and grace--how her journey began....

"From the Trade Paperback edition. …More

The Great Gatsby



The Great Gatsby
By Fitzgerald, F. Scott
2004-10 - Scribner Book Company
9780743273565 Check Our Catalog

The authorized text which restores all the language of Fitzgerald's 1920's classic story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. …More

Summer of My German Soldier



Summer of My German Soldier
By Greene, Bette
2003-03 - Dial Books
9780803728691 Check Our Catalog

World War II has come to Patty Bergen's hometown of Jenkinsville, Arkansas, in the form of a German prisoner of war camp. Patty, a twelve-year-old Jewish girl, is curious about these Nazi soldiers, who must be monsters for the killing they have done. She is also lonely and awkward, and looking for a friend. Anton, a German soldier, is not the monster that Patty imagined, but a frightened young man with feelings not unlike her own. He sees Patty in a way no one else does, as "a person of value." When she decides to help him escape from the camp, the consequences will change Patty's life forever.
This thought-provoking, emotional narrative tackles difficult issues with insight and courage. Patty's story is as important today as ever, and has made Summer of My German Soldier a modern classic. It is a National Book Award Finalist, an ALA Notable Book, and a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year.
…More

Kite Runner



Kite Runner
By Hosseini, Khaled
2004-04 - Riverhead Books
9781594480003 Check Our Catalog

Alex Award Winner - 2004
Winner - 2004 ALA Notable Fiction Selection
A BookPage Notable Title
An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, takes readers from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. As emotionally gripping as it is tender, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful debut.
…More

Their Eyes Were Watching God


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Their Eyes Were Watching God
By Hurston, Zora Neale
Afterword by Gates, Henry Louis, JR.
Foreword by Danticat, Edwidge
2008-02 - Harperluxe
9780061470370 Check Our Catalog

Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person-- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots. …More

Brave New World


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Brave New World
By Huxley, Aldous
1998-09 - Harper Perennial
9780060929879 Check Our Catalog

A fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing critical light on the present-- considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece. …More

To Kill a Mockingbird



To Kill a Mockingbird
By Lee, Harper
1988-10 - Warner Books
9780446310789 Check Our Catalog

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior-to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 15 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature. …More

Beloved






Beloved
By Morrison, Toni
2004-06 - Vintage Books USA
9781400033416 Check Our Catalog

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved" is a towering achievement. …More

The Catcher in the Rye



The Catcher in the Rye
By Salinger, J. D.
1991-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316769488 Check Our Catalog

Holden, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there. …More

Of Mice and Men



Of Mice and Men
By Steinbeck, John
1993-09 - Penguin Books
9780140177398 Check Our Catalog

A Great Books Discussion Selection

Tragic tale of a retarded man and the friend who loves and tries to protect him. With illustrations from the movie starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinise. …More

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn



Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
By Twain, Mark
1994-05 - Dover Publications
9780486280615 Check Our Catalog

Join Huck and Jim as their boyhood adventures along the Mississippi River lead them into a world of excitement, danger, and self-discovery. Humorous narrative, lyrical descriptions of the Mississippi valley, and memorable characters. …More

Friday, September 24, 2010

Upcoming Events at Hackley Public Library



Fall at Hackley Public Library!


Book related events will take over the Hackley Public Library this fall.

Best selling author Mitch Albom will be on stage at the Frauenthal at 7:30 pm on October 4. The Detroit Free Press sports columnist and author of the best seller Tuesdays with Morrie will be talking about his new book, Have a Little Faith at this fundraiser for the Children's department sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The Ulysses Book Discussion Group, led by Fran Fisher, resumes their monthly discussions of challenging books in September. The group gathers in the Julia Hackley room of the library at 10:00 am on the second Tuesday of the month.

A book fair at Barnes and Noble will be held October 1 and 2. Purchase a book or a Nook or a even a cup of coffee on those two days and a percentage of what you pay will go to the Friends of the Library for the Childrenรข€™s Department. Bring a voucher -- see elsewhere in this newsletter -- or just tell the clerk you support Hackley Library.

During the whole month of October, youth can enter Write for Fright!, HPL’s annual scary story contest. Bring your stories and poems to the Library by October 31. The scariest tales will be printed in our Write for Fright! book. Winners are honored at an Author’s Night Award Program November 17. The contest is open to grades K - 6.   Please call the Youth Services Department at 231-722-7276 x 230.

To learn more about these and other events at the library, turn the page or check Hackley Library on the web at www.hackleylibrary.org.





Evening Storytime
Monday, Sept 27

6:45 pm
Storytelling, picturebooks, fingerplays, holiday tales, and special fun.  Each session ends with a craft project.  Signup required.  Call 231-722-7276 x 230 to register.


 

Morning Toddler Storytime
Monday, Sept 27

11:00 am
Toddlers and care givers attend Toddler Time together.  The simple books and activities are just right for kids under 3.  Signup is required.  Call 231-722-7276 x 230 to register.


 

Cheese 101
Tuesday, September 28

 6:00 pm
 
Everyone’s favorite Cheese Lady will be at the library with sampler plates of cheese. This event is limited to 15 people. Please sign up in advance, starting on September 1st. No walk-ins unless there are no-shows, then it will be on a first come/first served basis.
For more information call HPL at 231-722-7276.


 

Morning Storytime
Tuesday, Sept 28

11:00 am
Storytelling, picturebooks, fingerplays, holiday tales, and special fun.  Each session ends with a craft project.  Signup required.  Call 231-722-7276 x 230 to register.


 

Tech Wednesday-MeL
Wednesday, September 29

Tech Wednesdays
 
2:30 pm

Each class will cover a specific topic and run from 30 – 60 minutes. No registration is required, just show up! All classes will start at 2:30 pm in the Julia Hackley Room. If you have your own laptop feel free to bring it along, otherwise these are watch and learn classes.
 
September 15: Using the online catalog
September 29: Searching for books using MeL
October 6: eAudiobooks with Netlibrary
October 27: eAudiobooks with Overdrive
November 3: NoveList
November 17: Facebook



 

Write for Fright! Scary Story Contest
Starts Oct 1


October 1 - October 31

Enter Write for Fright!, HPL’s annual scary story contest. Bring your stories and poems to the Library by October 31.   The scariest tales will be printed in our Write for Fright! book. Winners are honored at an Author’s Night Award Program November 17.    The contest is open to grades K - 6 
  Please call the Youth Services Department at 231-722-7276 x 230.


 

Evening Storytime
Monday, Oct 4

6:45 pm
Storytelling, picturebooks, fingerplays, holiday tales, and special fun.  Each session ends with a craft project.  Signup required.  Call 231-722-7276 x 230 to register.


 

Morning Toddler Storytime
Monday, Oct 4

11:00 am
Toddlers and care givers attend Toddler Time together.  The simple books and activities are just right for kids under 3.  Signup is required.  Call 231-722-7276 x 230 to register.


 

Morning Storytime
Tuesday, Oct 5

11:00 am
Storytelling, picturebooks, fingerplays, holiday tales, and special fun.  Each session ends with a craft project.  Signup required.  Call 231-722-7276 x 230 to register.


 

Muskegon County Genealogical Society
October 5

6:30 - 9:30 pm. 

Meets at the Torrent House


 

Native Plants
Tuesday, October 5


  6:00 pm
 
Joe Hill, Advanced Master Gardener, returns to talk about plants native to West Michigan. Using native plants in your garden can reduce maintenance because they are suited to the local environment and provide habitat for local fauna-attracting birds and butterflies. Learn how to use these wonderful plants to enhance your garden.
For more information call HPL at 231-722-7276.


 

Tech Wednesday-NetLibrary
Wednesday, October 6

Tech Wednesdays
 
2:30 pm

Each class will cover a specific topic and run from 30 – 60 minutes. No registration is required, just show up! All classes will start at 2:30 pm in the Julia Hackley Room. If you have your own laptop feel free to bring it along, otherwise these are watch and learn classes.
 
September 15: Using the online catalog
September 29: Searching for books using MeL
October 6: eAudiobooks with Netlibrary
October 27: eAudiobooks with Overdrive
November 3: NoveList
November 17: Facebook



 

Celebrity T-Shirts
Saturday, October 9


2:00 PM

Who’s your favorite celeb?   Let the world know with your hand-made Celebrity T-Shirt. Teens and tweens will use photo transfers and puffy paint to create fab shirts. Bring a clean light colored shirt to take part.
For grades 5 – 8.    Registration required.  Phone 722-7276 ext 230 to sign up.
 
Please call the Youth Services Department at 231-722-7276 x 230.