Here is a list of select Digital Catalog e-books, audios and videos s you might enjoy reading, viewing or listening to over the weekend!

E-Books:

Amber Eyes: Eyes Series, Book 1 by Maya Banks: Their final mission will be to win her love. A beautiful, vulnerable woman appears at the high country cabin where Hunter and Jericho live between assignments. They are captivated by their stunning, reticent visitor and vow to protect her—and uncover what she’s hiding. Neither is prepared for the unbelievable. Their beautiful innocent is a cougar shifter who’s spent a lifetime alone.

In the shelter of their love, Kaya blooms, finally willing to trust—and embrace her humanity again. Then Hunter and Jericho are called away on a mission that goes terribly wrong. Now, pregnant, and alone once more, she must find her way in a world she doesn’t belong to—and hope that the two men she loves will find their way home.

Faerie Tale by Raymond Feist: Phil Hastings was a lucky man-he had money, a growing reputation as a screenwriter, a happy, loving family with three kids, and he’d just moved into the house of his dreams in rural of magic-and about to be altered irrevocably by a magic more real than any he dared imagine. For with the Magic came the Bad Thing, and the Faerie, and then the cool. . .and the resurrection of a primordial war with a forgotten people-a war that not only the Hastings but the whole human race could lose.

The French and Indian War: 1660 – 1763 by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier: History is dramatic — and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation.

Using clear and descriptive language, The French and Indian War outlines the period in which the American colonies were settled and explains how European politics helped cause the French and Indian War. Beginning in the 1670s, when England, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and Sweden all had laid claim to parts of the New World, the authors describe the evolution of the various colonies, and their relationships with each other, the Indians, and the different European governments. The inevitable conflicts led to the titular power struggle between the French and the English, ending with the 1763 Treaty of Paris, in which France gave up its claims in North America. The text is enhanced with images of historical artifacts, works by contemporary artists, and photographs of reenacted scenes

Lightnin’ Hopkins: His Life and Blues by Alan Govenar: Based on scores of interviews with the artist’s relatives, friends, lovers, producers, accompanists, managers, and fans, this brilliant biography reveals a man of many layers and contradictions. Following the journey of a musician who left his family’s poor cotton farm at age eight carrying only a guitar, the book chronicles his life on the open road playing blues music and doing odd jobs. It debunks the myths surrounding his meetings with Blind Lemon Jefferson and Texas Alexander, his time on a chain gang, his relationships with women, and his lifelong appetite for gambling and drinking. This volume also discusses his hard-to-read personality; whether playing for black audiences in Houston’s Third Ward, for white crowds at the Matrix in San Francisco, or in the concert halls of Europe, Sam Hopkins was a musician who poured out his feelings in his songs and knew how to endear himself to his audience—yet it was hard to tell if he was truly sincere, and he appeared to trust no one. Finally, this book moves beyond exploring his personal life and details his entire musical career, from his first recording session in 1946—when he was dubbed Lightnin’—to his appearance on the national charts and his rediscovery by Mack McCormick and Sam Charters in 1959, when his popularity had begun to wane and a second career emerged, playing to white audiences rather than black ones. Overall, this narrative tells the story of an important blues musician who became immensely successful by singing with a searing emotive power about his country roots and the injustices that informed the civil rights era.

E-Books For Kids:

Beyond the Firefly Field by R.E. Munzing: Living in the country seemed to present only boredom for Clayton and his friends, until one night a faraway glowing field beckoned them. What they found had been safely hidden away for over a thousand years. The kids soon became obsessed with the wonders they had discovered, as their wishes for excitement and adventure were granted. But visiting the field was beginning to change them; and as school started, their secret became harder to keep. Clayton felt torn—-like he was living in two worlds—-and he feared he would soon have to do whatever it took to kep the secret. . .or never go back to the field again.

The Dragon in the Sock Drawer: Dragon Keepers Series, Book 1 by Kate Klimo: For Magic Tree House readers who are ready for something longer, the Dragon Keepers series has the perfect length and reading level, along with the fast-paced writing, adventure, and sense of teamwork that kids love to read.

TEN-YEAR-OLD COUSINS Jesse and Daisy have always wanted something magical to happen to them. So it’s a wish come true when Jesse’s newly found thunder egg hatches, and a helpless, tiny but very loud baby dragon pops out. Soon the two kids are at the dragon’s beck-and-call, trying to figure out what to feed her.

An Internet search leads them to the library, which leads them back to the Internet, where they find a very strange Web site called “foundadragon.org.” It is here that the cousins discover that the dragon’s hatching has designated them “Dragon Keepers” and that not only do they have to feed her, but they have to keep her safe from the villainous Saint George who has kept himself alive over centuries by drinking dragons’ blood.

Hot Dog and Bob: Adventure 1: And the Seriously Scary Attack of the Evil Alien Pizza Person by L. Bob Rovetch: Bob is just an ordinary boy with ordinary friends who goes to an ordinary school, each and every day. But this is no ordinary day. Today when Bob opens his lunch box, he finds Hot Dog—a real, live, talking hot dog! Hot Dog says he’s from another planet. He’s here to save Earth. And—gulp—he needs Bob’s help! Full of humor, quirky characters, brief fast-paced chapters, and funny black-and-white illustrations on each page, Hot Dog and Bob is sure to be welcomed by beginning readers.

Albums:

A-Tisket, A-Tasket (1936-1941) by Ella  Fitzgerald:

Digital Audio Download Includes:

1 A-Tisket, A-Tasket

10 Baby Won’t You Please Come Home

11 Cryin’ Mood

12 The Darktown Strutter’s Ball

13 Stowaway: Goodnight, My Love

14 The Muffin Man

15 If Dreams Come True

16 You’re Gonna Lose Your Gal

17 If You Ever Change Your Mind

18 Undecided

2 You Showed Me the Way

3 My Melancholy Baby

4 Bei Mir Bist Du Schon

5 Saving Myself for You: (I’ve Been) Saving Myself for You

6 Music Box Revue: Pack Up Your Sins and Go to the Devil

7 My Wubba Dolly

8 I’m the Lonesomest Gal in Town

9 MacPherson Is Rehearsin’ To Swing: MacPherson is Rehearsin’ (To Swing)

Wire Brush Stomp (1935-1940) by Gene Krupa:

Digital Audio Download Includes:

1 The Last Round-up

10 Swing Is Here

11 Oh, Please!: I Know That You Know: I Know That You Know

12 Apurksody: Apurksody (Theme Song)

13 Nagasaki

14 Quiet And Roll ‘Em

15 Wire Brush Stomp

16 The Madam Swings It

17 Jungle Madness

18 Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Der-E

19 Blue Rhythm Fantasy

2 Jazz Me Blues

20 Drummin’ Man

3 Blues Of Israel

4 3 Little Words: Three Little Words

5 Barrelhouse

6 The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise

7 I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music

8 Mutiny In The Parlor

9 I’m Gonna Clap My Hands

 

Audio Books:

Inferno: Robert Langdon Series, Book 4 (unabridged) by Dan Brown: In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.

Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.

Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War: How the North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-Powered Weapons, and More to Win the Civil by Thomas B. Allen et al.: Thomas B. Allen’s expertise in military history and strategy is combined with Roger MacBride Allen’s knowledge of technology to reveal a lesser known yet fascinating side of the sixteenth president of the United States. Their authoritative narrative reveals Lincoln as our nation’s first hands-on commander in chief, whose appreciation for the power of technology plays a critical role in the North’s Civil War victory over the less developed South. We meet Lincoln as he exchanges vital telegraph messages with his generals in the field; we witness his inspection of new ship models at the navy yard; we view the president target shooting with the designer of a new kind of rifle; and we follow Lincoln, the man of action, as he leads a daring raid to recapture Norfolk, Virginia. The book’s historic sweep also sets Abraham Lincoln in the context of his military era: we learn about the North’s Anaconda Plan and the South’s counter strategies and how the concept of total war replaced the old Napoleonic way of fighting. Readers will come away with a rich sense of a leader who lived through one of the most exciting ages of technological and social change in America. Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War brings alive a time when the railroad brought soldiers to and from the battlefields, when hot-air balloons were used for surveillance, and when ironclad warships revolutionized naval warfare.

Videos:

Astrology and Zen: Unlocking the Secrets of the Stars: Astrology has been around ever since man looked up towards the stars and recognized an association of patterns in his own life. He saw the movement and noted times of birth. For thousands of years he refined his art. Today astrology has become a dirty word to many; unscientific and irrational. But is there still some truth to be found in its depth? Astrologer and author, Lyn Birkbeck talks candidly about his own search for the truth and reveals that there is a time coming, predicted by the stars, when great change will occur in our society. He pinpoints the era of 2020. What will become of us? The stars tell. Ray Menezes has undertaken a study of the equally ancient philosophy of Zen and he tells us how it can help us today in this materialistic world of boom and bust. Do these age-old concepts still have relevance for us today? World Wide Multi Media brings you quality video content from around the globe.

The Real Middle Earth: This fascinating documentary takes us in Tolkien’s footsteps and investigates the landscapes and buildings, the places and names that helped shape Middle Earth. Sir Ian Holm narrates this fascinating exploration into an imaginary world.

 

The STLS Digital Catalog may be found on the library’s homepage of SSCLIBRARY.ORG

Or via the following link:

http://stls.lib.overdrive.com/FE5904CF-8A91-4688-A592-7A046C7988D3/10/536/en/Default.htm

And if you have an app device look for the OverDrive Media Console app in your app store – it is the app that will allow you to check out free library e-books and audio books and download them to your tablet or smartphone.

Digital Catalog music and video titles must currently be downloaded to a Windows computer to enjoy.

Have a great weekend!

Linda R.

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