Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Monday, July 31, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our suggested daily recommended titles for today.

Our digital suggestion for today is the e-book:

The Light of Summer: A Butternut Lake Novel by Mary McNear:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mary McNear brings you home to Butternut Lake and a novel filled with irresistible characters who you will want to call your friends.

It’s summertime on Butternut Lake, where the heat of noon is soothed by the cool breezes of the evening, where the pace grows slower, and sometimes, just sometimes, the summer light makes everything clearer…

For the lovely Billy Harper, Butternut Lake is the place she feels most at home, even though lately she feels the only one listening to her is Murphy…her faithful Labrador Retriever. Her teenage son, Luke, has gone from precious to precocious practically overnight. Her friends are wrapped up in their own lives, and Luke’s father, Wesley, disappeared before his son was even born. No wonder she prefers to spend time with a good book, especially ones where everything ends in perfection.

But Billy is about to learn that anything is possible during the heady days of summer. Coming to terms with her past—the death of her father, the arrival of Cal Cooper, a complicated man with a definite interest in Billy, even the return of Wesley, will force her to have a little bit of faith in herself and others…and realize that happiness doesn’t always mean perfection.

“Butternut Lake is so beautifully rendered, you’ll wish it was real.”—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“This triumphant story had me reading until the wee hours of the morning.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber on The Space Between Sisters.

Here’s a link to the checkout/request page in the Digital Catalog:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/2962710

And our print book suggested read for the day is:

Lockdown: A Novel of Suspense by Laurie R. King

A community comes together when threatened by someone with a thirst for revenge in this stunningly intricate, tautly plotted novel of rich psychological suspense from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mary Russell mysteries.

Career Day at Guadalupe Middle School: A day given to innocent hopes and youthful dreams. A day no one in attendance will ever forget.

A year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe determined to overturn the school’s reputation for truancy, gang violence, and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career Day—bringing together children, teachers, and community presenters in a celebration of the future. But there are some in attendance who reject McDonald’s bright vision.

A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother’s history. A young basketball player with an affection for guns.

Even the school janitor has a story he dare not reveal.

But no one at the gathering anticipates the shocking turn of events that will transform a day of possibilities into an explosive confrontation.

Tense, poignant, and brilliantly paced, Laurie R. King’s novel charts compelling characters on a collision course—a chain of interactions that locks together hidden lives, troubling secrets, and the bravest impulses of the human heart.

Here’s a link to request the book in StarCat:

https://goo.gl/ai4QQN

You can also request items by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/

The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/

Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

Dewey Non-Fiction DVD Recommendations 7 28 17

Hi everyone, here are three new Non-Fiction DVD recommendations with related Dewey Decimal System information — in case you want to browse through category specific Dewey Decimal System sections in the print or DVD sections – and just for fun!

Behind The Wall – Dewey Decimal Number: DVD 943.1 BEH

Description: Inspired by the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 2009, “”Behind the Wall”” tells the stories of ordinary people living on both sides of the Wall and what life was like for them before, during and after the Wall fell. All politics being local, who else but the people who experienced it could tell us what it was really like living there? Behind the Wall will explode some myths and give a special, intimate, personal view of life in Berlin during those crucial historic years.

Request Link:

https://goo.gl/Axr8ae

Nova: Arctic Ghost Ship – Dewey Number: DVD 918.8 ARC

Description: 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. NOVA is on board as a Canadian team makes a breakthrough discovery of one of Franklins lost shipsa vital new clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.

Request Link:

https://goo.gl/DHTTbe

Divided States of America – Dewey Number: DVD 973.932 DIV

Description: The film examines how President Obama’s promise of change and unity collided with racial and political realities. Part Two examines racial tensions in America, the war for control of the GOP, and the growing dysfunction in Washington.

Request Link:

https://goo.gl/EecpwD

You can also request items by calling the library: 607-936-3713 ext. 502.

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

Weekly Recommended Listens: July 2017, Week 4: Sixties Rock: The Second British Invasion – British Rock From 1967-1970

Hi everyone, we’re on the final week of our month long look at the music of the second British Invasion of the Sixties, which ran from June of 1967 through the end of the sixties.

Next week we’ll start a month long look and listen to some of the best soul artists of the sixties.

For this final week of July, we’ll be taking a listen to the music of Procol Harum, King Crimson & The Small Faces. And on a beginning note, just in case anyone isn’t familiar with the music of these three bands two of them, Procol Harum and King Crimson, produced music that is more down the experimental progressive path and the third, Small Faces features music that is more of the straight ahead rock n roll variety.

I. Freegal Music Recommendations Of The Week (streaming music):

Procal Harum: Procol Harum formed in the U.K. in the mid-sixites. The original line-up included singer and keyboardist Gary Brooker, lyricist Keith Reid, Ray Royer on guitar, Matthew Fisher on organ, Dave Knights on bass and Bobby Harrison on drums. Also of note, the band’s lead guitarist from 1968-1971 was Robin Trower who received greater acclaim in the 1970s as a solo artist.

Procol Harum’s best known songs include: A Whiter Shade of Pale, A Salty Dog, Beyond the Pale, Ceredes, Grand Hotel and Conquistador.

In the sixties the group released three LPs:

Procol Harum (1967)

Shine on Brightly (1968)

&

A Salty Dog (1969)

The Freegal Music Catalog doesn’t feature any albums by Procol Harum but they do offer several by guitarist Robin Trower including one he did with Cream bassist, songwriter and singer Jack Bruce titled Songs From The Road – which is a great album, although it does hearken more to the heavier guitar music played in the seventies than what we expect to hear from musicians and bands of the sixties – which is fair as the album was recorded in 2009!

Songs From The Road

The album was recorded live and features the songs Distance Places of the Heart, Sunshine of Your Love, So Far Yesterday, Just Another Day, White Room and Politician.

Here’s a link to stream the LP:
https://goo.gl/ac68FC

Living Out Of Time LP by Robin Trower

Also in the Freegal Music Catalog is the Robin Trower solo album Living Out of Time Live which features the songs  Sweet Angel, What’s Your Name & Rise Up Like The Sun.

Here’s a link to stream that LP:

https://goo.gl/BcRcv7

King Crimson: King Crimson wasn’t a singles band. Instead during the late sixties, when psychedelic music was in vogue, they produced music that blended rock, jazz and classical elements. The group was together only five years and had a shifting line-up; however, the key players in the group during that time included experimental guitarist Robert Fripp, lyricists Peter Sinefield, multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald later of Foreigner, Greg Lake later of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, bassist Peter Giles and drummer Mike Giles.

Some of King Crimson’s best known songs include: 21st Century Schizoid Man, Dinosaur, Easy Money, Fracture, I Talk To The Wind & Elephant Talk.

The Freegal Music Catalog doesn’t contain any King Crimson albums; however, the do feature a full-length spoken album by Robert Fripp. And when I say “spoken” what I mean is that this LP features a live non-musical recording Robert Fripp made before an audience – it is an interesting album if you’d like to know more about Robert Fripp, his humor and his recording career – check it out!

Robert Fripp… Unplugged!

https://goo.gl/1UaVu1

For those that would prefer to stream music by King Crimson – here’s a link to YouTube to stream their song Moonchild from their first LP In the Court of the Crimson King:

https://goo.gl/T9YtBA

Small Faces: The AllMusic biography of the Small Faces notes that they “were the best English band never to hit it big in America. Outside Europe, all anybody remembers them for is their sole hit, “Itchycoo Park,” which was hardly representative of their psychedelic sound, much less their full musical range — but in England, Small Faces were one of the most extraordinary and successful bands of the mid-’60s, serious competitors to the Who and potential rivals to the Rolling Stones.” And I think that assessment is spot on accurate!  Small Faces were a great classic rock band whose original line-up consisted of Steve Marriott on guitar and vocals, Ronnie Lane on bass and backing vocals, Jimmy Winston on organ and future Who member Kenney Jones on drums.

Some of their best known songs include: Shake, What’cha Gonna Do About It, Itchycoo Park, Afterglow, Rene, Lazy Sunday and My Way of Giving.

The group released four albums in the sixties:

Small Faces (Decca Records, 1966)

Small Faces (Immediate Records, 1966)

Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake (1968)

There Are But Four Small Faces (1969)

In 1970 Steve Marriott left the band to form Humble Pie and the group was Ron Wood and Rod Stewart join the band for the album First Steps. The original band’s name came about due to the fact that Marriott, Lane, Winston and Wood were all of short stature – Ron Wood and Rod Stewart, on the other hand, are tall – so after they joined the group the band dropped the small from their name and simply became the Faces.

I’m going to recommend two albums by the Small Faces, their 1966 Immediate label self-titled album Small Faces and Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake from 1967.

Small Faces (Immediate Records)

This album features mono and stereo recordings and includes the songs: (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me? Something I Want To Tell You, Feeling Lonely, Happy Boys Happy. Things Are Going To Get Better and more:

https://goo.gl/2KHCPG

Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake

And my favorite Small Faces album is their Sgt. Pepper’s inspired Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake which is fun and hilarious!

Songs on the LP include: Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake, Afterglow, Long Agos and Worlds Apart, Rene, Songs of a Baker & Lazy Sunday.

Be advised though, this album is a little bit risqué (so now you have to listen to it!)

Here’s link to stream the album:

https://goo.gl/vCcKaQ

II. CD Recommendations Of The Week

Procol Harum:

Procol Harum (1967)

This is the group’s debut album. It contains the songs: A Whiter Shade of Pale, Conquistador, Salad Days, She Wandered Through the Garden Fence and Cerdes (Outside the Gates Of).

Here’s a link to request the CD version of the LP:

https://goo.gl/DSr4Qb

King Crimson:

In the Court of the Crimson King – 30th Anniv. Ed.

That a group has a 30th anniversary special edition of an album tells us that the album is worth a listen to! This first King Crimson album contains the following songs: 21st Century Schizoid Man (Including Mirrors, I Talk To The Wind, Epitaph (Including March For No Reason/Tomorrow And Tomorrow, Moonchild (Including The Dream/The Illusion)& The Court Of The Crimson Song (Including The Return Of The Fire Witch/The Dance Of The Puppets)

Here’s the link to request the CD version of the album:

https://goo.gl/7xbkSB

Small Faces

Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake

As I mentioned when I recommended this album as streaming favorite – it is a great LP that was obviously very influences by Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – but this one has a more playful nature to it. If you haven’t heard it – I highly recommend it!

Here’s a link to request the CD:

https://goo.gl/jJiia3

III. Videos of the Aritsts/Groups of the Week:

Procal Harum:

A Whiter Shade of Pale & Kaleidoscope

King Crimson:

21st Century Schizoid Man (Live at Hyde Park 1969)

Cat Food-Top Of The Pops March 1970

Small Faces:

Itchycoo Park

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

IV. References:

Print:

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn (Billboard Books. New York. 2009.)

Sixties Rock: A Listener’s Guide by Robert Santelli (Contemporary Books. Chicago. 1985.)

Online References:

All artist/group biographical information is from the AllMusic site except as noted. The AllMusic site is found at:
http://www.allmusic.com/

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

P.S. If you have any questions about how to download or stream free music through the Freegal Music service to a desktop or laptop computer or how to download and use the Freegal Music app let us know! Drop by the library or give us a call at: 607-936-3713

*You must have a library card at a Southern Tier Library System member library to enjoy the Freegal Music Service. Your card can be from any library in the system, and the system includes all public libraries in Steuben, Chemung, Yates, Schuyler and Allegheny Counties and including our own Southeast Steuben Count Library in Corning, New York. Library cards are free and at our library you can obtain one by visiting the Circulation Desk and presenting staff with a form of ID that features both your name and your current address.

 

Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Friday, July 28, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our suggested daily recommended titles in print or media and digital formats.

Our digital suggestion for today is the e-book:

Star Wars, Original Trilogy Graphic Novel by Lucasfilm Press

Everyone’s favorite tale of good versus evil takes on a whole new look in this graphic novel! Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and the rest of the heroes and villains from a galaxy far, far away in this graphic novel collection that retells the original three Star Wars films: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. You’ll experience the saga in a way you never have before!

Here’s a link to the checkout/request page in the Digital Catalog:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/2596427

And our suggested print book for the day is:

Look at the Sun: A Coming-of-Middle-Age Journey by Don Carswell

Look at the Sun may well be the world’s first coming-of-middle-age novel. It is a subtle, yet insightful, examination of the boundaries of free thought. On the surface it chronicles the hero’s contemporaneous parallel journeys- his poignant passage through a difficult chapter of life and his breathtaking trek through Central America, a dreamy but dangerous world of beauty and color. On a deeper level it is a thought-provoking exploration of what it truly means to think for oneself, if, in fact, that is ever really possible. “Look at the Sun” pursues its probing inquiry through the introspective journey of Doug Roth, a middle-class family man and frustrated IT Director. Profoundly bored and peering across the yawning chasm of a recalcitrant midlife crisis, Doug suddenly concludes that the best way to overcome his growing depression is to undertake a bumpy bus trip alone, along the scoliotic spine of Central America. A chance encounter with an erstwhile hippie and ‘closet intellectual’ leads him down a sinuous road of friendship, betrayal and paranoia and finally to the precipice of his mortality. In spite of the weighty subject matter, “Look at the Sun” endeavors to maintain an upbeat, positive spin. Though the story is fictional, many of the events in “Look at the Sun” are based on the real experiences of the author during his many years of travel around the world.

You can request the book by clicking on the following link to StarCat:

https://goo.gl/ZxPBDf

You can also request items by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/

The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/

Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our suggested daily recommended titles in print or media and digital formats.

Our digital suggestion for today is the e-book:

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay:

Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.

The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister’s marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda

Here’s a link to the checkout/request page in the Digital Catalog:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/2952592

And our print book suggested read for the day is:

When the English Fall: A Novel by David Williams:

A riveting and unexpected novel that questions whether a peaceful and nonviolent community can survive when civilization falls apart.

When a catastrophic solar storm brings about the collapse of modern civilization, an Amish community in Pennsylvania is caught up in the devastating aftermath. Once-bright skies are now dark. Planes have plummeted to the ground. The systems of modern life have crumbled. With their stocked larders and stores of supplies, the Amish are unaffected at first. But as the English (the Amish name for all non-Amish people) become more and more desperate, they begin to invade Amish farms, taking whatever they want and unleashing unthinkable violence on the peaceable community.

Seen through the diary of an Amish farmer named Jacob as he tries to protect his family and his way of life, When the English Fall examines the idea of peace in the face of deadly chaos: Should members of a nonviolent society defy their beliefs and take up arms to defend themselves? And if they don’t, can they survive?

David Williams’s debut novel is a thoroughly engrossing look into the closed world of the Amish, as well as a thought-provoking examination of “civilization” and what remains if the center cannot hold.

Here’s a link to StarCat to request the book:

https://goo.gl/x9cCMp

You can also request items by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/

The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/

Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our suggested daily recommended titles in print or media and digital formats.

Our digital suggestion for today is the e-book:

A Study in Charlotte, Charlotte Holmes Novel by Brittany Cavallaro:

The first book in a witty, suspenseful new trilogy about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This clever page-turner will appeal to fans of Maureen Johnson and Ally Carter.

Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She’s inherited Sherlock’s volatility and some of his vices—and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she’s not looking for friends.

But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.

Here’s a link to the checkout page in the Digital Catalog:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/2236808

And our print book suggested read for the day is:

Swimming with Bridgeport Girls: A Novel by Anthony Tambakis:

If a Richard Russo protagonist went on a bender in Vegas, the result would be something like Swimming with Bridgeport Girls: an uproarious romp about a lovesick gambler and his against-all-odds quest to win back his ex-wife.

Ray Parisi is in trouble. Fired from his anchor job at ESPN after one too many public humiliations, he is holed up in a motel and in desperate need of a break. His ex-wife is shacking up with another guy in his old house, a Cambodian bookie wants to kill him, and he’s wanted by the New York State Police. A few days before the Fourth of July, he unexpectedly receives an inheritance from his long-lost father, and it seems like all of his problems might be solved. Determined to get his life back together, Ray hatches an imaginative but highly suspect plan to win back his wife, dashing from Connecticut to Las Vegas to Memphis in an attempt to secure his future before the past runs him down. The cast of characters he meets along the way is as loveable as it is absolutely insane.

Sure to please fans of sophisticated romantic comedies like Seating Arrangements and Silver Linings Playbook, Swimming with Bridgeport Girls is a hilarious, heart-wrenching, and unexpectedly powerful tale about one man’s mission to—against all odds—finally get it right.

Here’s a link to the StarCat request page for the book:

https://goo.gl/pgG8sU

You can also request items by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/

The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/

Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our recommended titles for today.

Our digital suggestion for today is the digital audio book:

Foreign Agent by Brad Thor:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor—a brilliant thriller as “current as tomorrow’s headlines.”

Terrorism in Europe has spun out of control. The United States has decided on a dramatic response. Now, the CIA needs a very special kind of operative.
Scot Harvath has exactly the skills the CIA is looking for. He’s a former US Navy SEAL with extensive experience in espionage. Working for a private intelligence company, he will provide the CIA, and more important, the President, with absolute deniability.

But deep within the Russian Caucasus, Moscow also has its own special kind of operative. As a child, Sacha Baseyev endured an unimaginable horror. Today, he lives and breathes for only one reason—to kill. And he will kill as many Americans as it takes to accomplish his mission.

When a clandestine American operations team is ambushed near Syria, all signs point toward a dangerous informant in Brussels. But as Harvath searches for the man, he uncovers another actor—a rogue player hell-bent on forcing America’s hand and drawing it into a confrontation deadlier than anyone could have imagined.

As the attacks mount, and terror is brought to the very doorstep of the White House, Harvath finds himself in the race of his life. From Vienna, Brussels, and Berlin, to Malta, Jordan, and Syria—he will push himself beyond the edge in order to confront one of the greatest evils the world has ever known.

Filled with action, intrigue, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, Foreign Agent is a nonstop thrill ride that reaffirms Thor’s position as the “master of thrillers.”

Here’s a link to the checkout/request page in the Digital Catalog:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/2468955

And our print book suggested read for the day is:

Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhl:

Asian-American superheroines Evie Tanaka and Aveda Jupiter protect San Francisco from perilous threats in the second book in Sarah Kuhn’s snarky and smart fantasy trilogy • “The superheroine we’ve been waiting for.” —Seanan McGuire

Once upon a time, Aveda Jupiter (aka Annie Chang) was demon-infested San Francisco’s most beloved superheroine, a beacon of hope and strength and really awesome outfits. But all that changed the day she agreed to share the spotlight with her best friend and former assistant Evie Tanaka—who’s now a badass, fire-wielding superheroine in her own right. They were supposed to be a dynamic duo, but more and more, Aveda finds herself shoved into the sidekick role. Where, it must be said, she is not at all comfortable.

It doesn’t help that Aveda’s finally being forced to deal with fallout from her diva behavior—and the fact that she’s been a less than stellar friend to Evie. Or that Scott Cameron—the man Aveda’s loved for nearly a decade—is suddenly giving her the cold shoulder after what seemed to be some promising steps toward friendship. Or that the city has been demon-free for three months in the wake of Evie and Aveda’s apocalypse-preventing battle against the evil forces of the Otherworld, leaving Aveda without the one thing she craves most in life: a mission.

All of this is causing Aveda’s burning sense of heroic purpose—the thing that’s guided her all these years—to falter.

In short, Aveda Jupiter is having an identity crisis.

When Evie gets engaged and drafts Aveda as her maid-of-honor, Aveda finally sees a chance to reclaim her sense of self and sets out on a single-minded mission to make sure Evie has the most epic wedding ever. But when a mysterious, unseen supernatural evil rises up and starts attacking brides-to-be, Aveda must summon both her superheroine and best friend mojo to take down the enemy and make sure Evie’s wedding goes off without a hitch—or see both her city and her most important friendship destroyed forever.

Here’s a link to the request page in StarCat:

https://goo.gl/d9Bjyz

You can also request items by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/

The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/

Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.