Here is a list of select Digital Catalog e-books, audio books, albums and videos you might enjoy reading, viewing or listening to over the weekend!
Have a great weekend! Linda R.
Dark & Dangerous: A Collection of Paranormal Treats by various authors: In the world of the paranormal, the imagination reigns supreme. Populated by mysterious supernatural beings, mythic creatures and mortals possessing extraordinary powers, the ten enthralling fantasies in this spellbinding collection will transport you to the dark and dazzling realm of ghosts and shapeshifters, werewolves and witches, vampires and demons. Prepare to be mesmerized and beguiled by the seductive power of these dark and sensual immortals as they do battle against evil and long for love and redemption.
Bundle includes: Wild Thing by Julie Kenner, Touch Me by Susan Kearney, Surrender by Julie Leto, Kiss of the Wolf by Susan Krinard, Shadow Kissing by Tanith Lee, by Evelyn Vaughn, Soul of the Wolf by Karen Whiddon, Forever Mine by Linda Winstead Jones, Her Best Enemy by Maggie Shayne and Dancers in the Dark by Charlaine Harris.
Endless Summer by Julie Kenner: Summer has never been sexier! Making Waves by Julie Kenner: Laci Montgomery is determined to be pro surfing’s Golden Girl. Does she need help from her ex–hottie sports promoter Taylor Dutton? No way! Well, not unless she’s on top…
Surf’s Up by Karen Anders: After a crash meeting in the waves, surfer J. C. Wilcox and entrepreneur Zack Fanning practice daring moves that would make fish blush. But is it just sexy fun in the sun–or are they ready to risk their hearts?
Wet and Wild by Jill Monroe: Daredevil Rookie of the Year Andrea “Drea” Powell needs a sponsor. Superstar pro Kirk Murray needs a flashy new surfer to back. The explosive results heat up the competition…and the bedroom!
The Rabbi in the Attic: and Other Stories by Eileen Pollack: In an age of minimalists, Eileen Pollack is a writer of rare generosity. The women and men in The Rabbi in the Attic are complex, vivid people to whom something happens. Their stories take place in small towns in the Catskills, a laboratory of mutant mice in nowhere Tennessee, the backwoods of New Hampshire, the “City of Five Smells” in America’s heartland—worlds rendered with such love and intensity that the simplest objects seem magical. Many of the narrators look back on their pasts. But don’t expect to be lulled by nostalgia. Expect to laugh. To be jolted. And to be moved.
Like most of us, these characters are struggling to understand what they have gained and lost by abandoning the passions and moral certainties of youth. As the narrator of the first story discovers when “barbarian” rock fans invade her town, it can be terrifying to be knocked from the “tiny fixed orbit” of conventional life. But if a person can stretch her imagination far enough, she might also be able to glimpse an “elsewhere” beyond the boundaries of ordinary human limitations.
This battle between the real and ideal is taken to mythic heights in the title novella, in which a novice rabbi must try to evict her Orthodox predecessor from the house provided by her prickly congregation. Only when she tempers her enthusiasm for the new ways with compassion for those who follow the old ways can Rabbi Bloomgarten begin to care for their souls.
Eileen Pollack writes from a Jewish point of view, but her subject is the search for principles that we must all undertake in a world in which religious truths are no longer handed down from parent to child.
Just as one of her characters decides to become a “value assessor,” the author herself helps us to sort through the jumble of objects, ideas, and memories in our own attics. In doing so, she appeals to our minds and our hearts. Her characters teach us that imagination and empathy are our best hope if we are to understand—and perhaps transcend—the pain in our world. Her language is lyrical, rhythmic, and lush. The images in her stories—a chef’s severed hand, a plummeting air conditioner, a village sunk beneath a reservoir—will stay in your mind long after you have finished her book.
A Wanted Man: A Stone Creek Novel by Linda Lael Miller: #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller returns to Stone Creek with a classic tale of two strangers running from dangerous secrets
The past has a way of catching up with folks in Stone Creek, Arizona. But schoolmarm Lark Morgan and Marshal Rowdy Rhodes are determined to hide their secrets–and deny their instant attraction. That should be easy, since each suspects the other of living a lie….
Yet Rowdy and Lark share one truth: both face real dangers. Such as the gang of train robbers heading their way, men Ranger Sam O’Ballivan expects Rowdy to nab. As past and current troubles collide, Rowdy and Lark must surrender their pride to the greatest power of all–undying love.
Landscaping For Privacy by Marty Wingate: The area around your home is your haven, your sanctuary, your refuge from the noise and irritation of traffic, eyesores, and nosy neighbors. Or at least it could be if there was some sort of barrier between your front yard and the sidewalk, or if you didn’t have to stare at the back of the neighbors’ garage when you want to relax on your patio.
Landscaping for Privacy brims with creative ideas for minimizing or even eliminating the nuisances that intrude on your personal outdoor space. Scores of real-world examples show you how to keep the outside world at bay by strategically placing buffers (such as berms or groups of small trees), barriers (such as fences), and screens (arbors or hedges, for example) around your property. And the helpful plant lists tell you precisely which varieties to choose in order to enhance your sense of seclusion.
If you’ve ever felt frustrated by the lack of privacy whenever you step outside your home, this inspiring book will steer you toward an achievable solution.
The Next Century by David Halberstam: A stirring examination of global competition and power in the twentieth century What can we learn from the events of twentieth century? With the effects of the Cold War still evident in the global economy and the lives of everyday Americans, master journalist and historian David Halberstam sets out to answer this question. Halberstam’s perceptive The Next Century looks to the future by examining the past. From the rise of the Japanese economy to the startling changes that reshaped the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Halberstam argues that the American economy’s survival depends on the rededication and continued education of the American worker. As pertinent in today’s economy as it was when first published in 1991, The Next Century is a timeless call to arms, reminding us that we must continually better ourselves in order to compete on the world stage. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.
Alexander, Spy Catcher by Diane Stormer: A seemingly normal October turns into an exciting and terrifying adventure for Alexander and his brother, Ben, when they discover that their uncle Charlie may be in danger because of a secret government project he is working on.
The boys notice strange happenings around their family’s home; for example, why is there a clandestine protected Wi-Fi network on their forest covered property? When Alexander and Ben suspect that their uncle is being spied upon, they agree to warn him about what they’ve discovered. But on the same night that they tell him about their ?ndings, he disappears without a trace.
Now, it’s up to Alexander, Ben, and their family to solve the mystery about what happened to their uncle and bring him home safely. But although they are determined to rescue Charlie, they don’t realize the dangers that lie ahead for them on their journey.
CatBoy by Eric Walters: The wild cat colony Taylor has been caring for is at risk of being destroyed, and in order to save them, Taylor will need the help of all his friends.
Once Upon A Time: A Collection of Classic Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm:
This beautifully illustrated collection of 30 tales from far and wide includes:
Hansel and Grethel
The Frog Prince
The Bremen Town Musicians
Little Red Cap
The Fisherman and His Wife
The Sleeping Beauty
. . . and many more.
Live at the Circle Room by Nat King Cole Trio
Digital Audio Download Includes:
1. F.S.T. (Opening Theme) (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
2. Oh, But I Do (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
3. I’m Thru With Love (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
4. C Jam Blues (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
5. My Sugar Is So Refined (1st Version) (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
6. I’m in The Mood for Love (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
7. I Found a New Baby (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
8. I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do) (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
9. If You Can’t Smile and Say Yes (Please Don’t Cry and Say No) (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
10. Sweet Georgia Brown (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
11. Sweet Lorraine (Live) (1999 Digital Remaster) (The King Cole Trio)
12. It’s Only a Paper Moon (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
13. One O’Clock Jump (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
14. Everyone Is Saying Hello Again (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
15. Oh, But I Do (2nd Version) (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
16. My Sugar Is So Refined (Live) (2nd Version) (The King Cole Trio)
17. F.S.T. (Closing Theme) (Live) (The King Cole Trio)
Today Is the Highway by Eric Andersen
Digital Audio Download Includes:
1. Today Is the Highway (Eric Andersen)
2. Dusty Box Car Wall (Eric Andersen)
3. Time for My Returning (Eric Andersen)
4. Plains of Nebrasky-o (Eric Andersen)
5. Looking Glass (Eric Andersen)
6. Never Coming Home (Eric Andersen)
7. Come To My Bedside (Eric Andersen)
8. Baby Please Don’t Go (Eric Andersen)
9. Everything Ain’t Been Said (Eric Andersen)
10. Bay of Mexico (Eric Andersen)
11. Song to J.C.B. (Eric Andersen)
12. Bumblebee (Eric Andersen)
Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom: Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Series, Book 1 by Julie Kenner, Laura Hicks: Lots of women put their careers aside once the kids come along. Kate Connor, for instance, hasn’t hunted a demon in ages. That must be why she missed the one wandering through the San Diablo Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, he managed to catch her attention an hour later — when he crashed into the Connor house, intent on killing her. Now Kate has to dispose of a dead demon and pull together a dinner party — all without arousing her family’s suspicion. Worse yet, it seems the dead demon didn’t come alone. It’s time for Kate Connor to go back to work.
The Stranger by Camilla Läckberg, Simon Vance: A string of suspicious deaths points to a potential serial killer who has turned his eye toward Fjällbacka and her dark forests, where two children vanished decades before
A local woman is killed in a tragic car crash, but it isn’t a clear-cut drunk driving case. The victim’s blood contains high alcohol levels, yet she rarely drank a drop. Meanwhile, a new television series begins shooting in Fjällbacka, and as cameras shadow the stars’ every move, tempers start to flare. When a drunken party ends with an unpopular contestant’s murder, all eyes turn to the cast and crew. Could there be a murderer among them? The ratings spike as the country tunes in to a real life murder mystery.
Detective Patrik Hedstrom finds himself increasingly unable to focus on the strange circumstances of the first case, but what if that holds the key to a series of other unsolved cases across Sweden? Under the unforgiving media spotlight, Patrik tackles his most challenging investigation yet.
Families of Mexico: In Families of Mexico eight-year-old Brizia lives with her parents on her grandparents’ farm. We visit her school and follow her and her friend as they visit the surrounding farms owned by her aunts and uncles, who are making tamales, harvesting cactus for salad, and sorting sesame seeds. Hermaina lives with her family in the port city of Veracruz. Hermaina’s father and mother own an advertising agency, which her father manages. We see her mother teach a dance class at the city’s cultural center, go food shopping, visit Hermaina’s school, and follow her to her swimming lesson. The Families of the World Series takes you on a fantastic journey to another country where you view the unique lives of two children and their families. Each program focuses on a different culture, their way of life, family interaction, foods and even celebrations. Join us in our visit to the countryside, cities, communities, schools and homes of two families—from breakfast to bedtime and all the fun-filled activities in between. This highly acclaimed series has been broadcast on Public Television.
Welcome Home Elvis: In 1957 Timex sponsored a series of TV variety show specials starring Frank Sinatra broadcast on The ABC Television Network. The last in the series taped on 12th of May 1960 in Miami, was perhaps the best of all, featuring Elvis Presley, upon completion of his National Service. This video, remastered from the archive tape of the broadcast, is the original show in it’s entirety including the sponsors promotional segments. While the quality of reproduction may not meet modern technological standards, it is a rare record of two of the most popular performers of the Twentieth Century performing together.
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