New Titles Available In STLS Digital Catalog

Newly Added E-Books, E-Audios & Streaming Videos (available via the OverDrive app and seen in the STLS Digital Catalog found at the following link:

Digital Audio Books:

Title:                                                                                                Author/Creator:

The Cairo Affair                                                                               Olen Steinhauer, Edoardo Ballerini

Proven Guilty: The Dresden Files Series, Book 8                      Jim Butcher, James Marster

The Ruby In the Smoke                                                                Philip Pullman, Anton Lesser

The Shadow In the North                                                             Philip Pullman, Anton Lesser

The Tiger In the Well                                                                    Philip Pullman, Anton Lesser



Title:                                                                                                Author/Creator:

Acts of God: Why Does God Allow So Much Pain? Bob Russell, Rob Suggs, Kyle Idleman

Awaken the Highland Warrior                                                    Anita Clenney

Awakening                                                                                      Elene Sallinger

Benno and the Night of Broken Glass                                         Meg Wiviott, Josée Bisaillon

Bitter Thistle, Sweet Rose                                                          Ruth Glover

A Bride for Noah: Seattle Brides Series, Book 1                      Lori Copeland, Virginia Smith

Cascade: The River of Time Series, Book 2                            Lisa T. Bergren

Changing Course: Women’s Inspiring Stories of                    Yitta Halberstam

Clammed Up: Maine Clambake Mystery Series, Book 1           Barbara Ross

Dating Games #1: The First Date                                                Melody Carlson

David Pogue’s Digital Photography: The Missing Manual        David Pogue

Dominican Republic & Haiti Travel Guide                                   Lonely Planet

The Dunwich Horror                                                                      H. P. Lovecraft

Eat to Defeat Menopause                                                              Karen Giblin

Embrace the Highland Warrior                                                   Anita Clenney

The Everything Guide to Algebra                                              Christopher Monahan

Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing                              Hod Lipson

Following Your Heart                                                                  Jerry S. Eicher

Forget Me Knot                                                                           Mary Marks

The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest…                     Michio Kaku

Galileans: A Novel of Mary Magdalene                                    Frank G. Slaughter

Holy Brother: Inspiring Stories and Enchanted Tales about Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

Various authors

Hormones and Hot Flashes                                                       Barbara Kantrowitz

iBooks and ePeriodicals on the iPad: The Mini Missing Manual

J. D. Biersdorfer

Last Telegram                                                                            Liz Trenow

Menopause Sucks                                                                      Joanne Kimes

Missing Your Smile: Fields of Home Series, Book 1             Jerry S. Eicher

Never Too Late                                                                          Betty Neels

No One to Trust: A Novel                                                        Lynette Eason

The One-Way Bridge: A Novel                                               Cathie Pelletier

Outside Barry                                                                           Lopez, Barry

Pelican Point                                                                             Donna Kauffman

Placebo                                                                                       Steven James

The Pride of the Peacock                                                         Victoria Holt

Proven Guilty                                                                            Mia Watts

Return to Me                                                                             Lynn Austin

The Rich Are with You Always                                              Malcolm Macdonald

Shining Light                                                                            Ruth Glover

The Shivering Sands                                                                Victoria Holt

A Single Thread: Cobbled Court Series, Book 1                    Marie Bostwick

Singularity: Jevin Banks Series, Book 2                                   Steven James

Staying Sane When You’re Going Through Menopause        Pam Brodowsky

A Strange Period.: Insights into the Bizarre Experiences of Perimenopausal Women

Sheryl Gurrentz

The Talmud: A Biography                                                        Harry Freedman

Texas Blood Feud                                                                       Dusty Richards

This Ain’t No Picnic: Your Punk Rock Vegan Cookbook        Joshua Ploeg

Torrent: The River of Time Series, Book 3                             Lisa T. Bergren

Vanished: Private Justice Series, Book 1                                 Irene Hannon

View and Manage Your Photos on the iPad: The Mini Missing Manual

J. D. Biersdorfer

Waterfall: The River of Time Series, Book 1                           Lisa T. Bergren

Where Love Grows: Fields of Home Series, Book 3              Jerry S. Eicher

The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health During the Change

C. Northrup

World from Rough Stones                                                         Malcolm Macdonald


Streaming Videos:

Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock                                         Eric Kimmell

Anansi Goes Fishing                                                                    Eric Kimmel

At War with the Army                                                                Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis

Back to the Garden                                                                     Kevin Tomlinson, Kevin Tomlinson

Catch .44                                                                                       Aaron Harvey

The Ethics of Fracking                                                                Scott Cannon

Highlander, Season 1                                                                   Dennis Berry

Klunkerz: A Film about Mountain Bikes                                 Billy Savage

McLintock!                                                                                  John Wayne, M. O’Hara

One Man One Cow One Planet                                                  Tom Burstyn

The Red House                                                                           Delmer Davis

Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Season 1                                      Rick Jacobson

Trashed with Jeremy Irons                                                     Candida Brady

WWI, Prohibition, Roaring Twenties, Great Depression, WWII & the Cold War: History

And as WordPress does challenging things with the formatting of text when copying and pasting — here’s a link to a PDF that features the same titles all lined up!

Newly Added STLS Digital Catalog Titles April 29, 2014

Have a great day!

Linda R.

New STLS Digital Catalog Titles (E-Books, Audios, Videos & Music Titles)

Here’s a link to a PDF list of the new items that have just been added to the STLS Digital Catalog!

And by “items” I mean new e-books, downloadable audio books, videos and albums that you can check out through the STLS Digital Catalog.

E-Books and downloadable audios can be checked out to the great majority of e-readers and tablets. Videos and albums must be downloaded to a computer to enjoy — although the option to stream videos to most internet connected devices instead of downloading them is coming in the near future — and I’ll loudly proclaim that fact that that option is available in this blog — just as soon as it becomes available!

Here’s a link to the PDF list of new titles:

New STLS Digital Catalog Titles March 1, 2014

And here’s a direct link to the STLS Digital Catalog so you can browse for e-books, audios and videos*

Have a great weekend!

Linda R.

* You can also access the STLS Digital Catalog by going to our website, SSCLIBRARY.ORG, and clicking on the STLS Digital Catalog link located on the right hand side of the page.

Newly Added Digital Catalog Items Are Available Today (Including new e-books!)

Hi everyone, a new batch of e-books, audio books and a few A/V titles has just been added to the STLS Digital Catalog!

You can download the e-books to any tablet, smartphone or computer the Audio Books to app devices and computers and the A/V titles to PCs.

And if you have any questions about the download process give us a call or stop by the library and a member of our tech team will be happy to assist you.

Have a great day!

Linda R.

Audio Books:
Beowulf by Benedict Flynn, Crawford Logan, ©2006 Naxos Rights International
Dark Water Rising by Marian Hale, Stephen Hoye
Eagle Song by Joseph Bruchac
Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr, Kaleo Griffith, Mia Barron, et. al.
In the Bleak Midwinter: Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery Series, Book 1 by Julia Spencer-Fleming, Suzanne Toren
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance: Oscar Wilde Mystery Series, Book 1 by Gyles Brandreth, Bill Wallis

A Game of Chance by Linda Howard
A Gift to Last: Can This Be Christmas?\Shirley, Goodness and Mercy by Debbie Macomber
A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows: An Outlander Novella by Diana Gabaldon
A Little Journey by Ray Bradbury
A Plague of Zombies: An Outlander Novella by Diana Gabaldon
Alexandra’s Legacy: Legacy Series, Book 1by N.J. Walters
An Acceptable Sacrifice byJeffery Deaver
Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation by David Nibert, Dr. Michael W. Fox
Carmody’s Run by Bill Pronzini
Collected Stories by William Faulkner
Come Lie With Me by Linda Howard
Crooked Hearts by Patricia Gaffney
Dark Horse: Elena Estes Series, Book 1 by Tami Hoag
Dark Paradise: A Novel by Tami Hoag
Dark Places: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
Death in the Stocks: Inspector Hannasyde Series, Book 1 by Georgette Heyer
Death of a Blue Movie Star: Rune Series, Book 2 by Jeffery Deaver
Dying to Please by Linda Howard
Storm by Evan Angler
Every Breath You Take: A Novel by Judith McNaught
Graveyard Plots by Bill Pronzini
Hard News: Rune Series, Book 3 by Jeffery Deaver
Home for the Holidays: The Forgetful Bride\When Christmas Comes by Debbie Macomber
HTO: Toronto’s Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-flow Toilets by Wayne Reeves, Christina Palassio
Hurricane Heat by Steven Barwin
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Iroquois Supernatural: Talking Animals and Medicine People by Michael Bastine, Mason Winfield
Isaiah’s Haven: Legacy Series, Book 2 by N.J. Walters
Just Married by Debbie Macomber
Lonesome Cowboy by Debbie Macomber
Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms: Sunken Continents, Vanished Cities, and the Kingdoms that History Misplaced by Bob Curran, Ian Daniels
Loving Evangeline by Linda Howard
Mackenzie’s Magic by Linda Howard
Manhattan Is My Beat: Rune Series, Book 1 by Jeffery Deaver
More Oddments by Bill Pronzini
Outlaw in Paradise by Patricia Gaffney
Public Secrets by Nora Roberts
Raintree: Inferno by Lina Howard
Sarah’s Child by Linda Howard
Selected Short Stories by William Faulkner
Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Earl American Feminists Sally Roesch Wagner
Sleuths by Bill Pronzini
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Stonemouth: A Novel by Iain Banks
Tagged by Eric Walters
The Alibi Man: Elena Estes Series, Book 2 by Tami Hoag
The Big Trip Up Yonder by Kurt Vonnegut
The Christmas Megapack: 25 Modern and Classic Christmas Stories by Reginald Robert, Mary Wickizer Burgess, John Gregory Betancourt et al.
The Glorious Cause: A Novel of the American Revolution by Jeff Shaara
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
The Hope Chest Karen Schwabach

Albums (Currently OverDrive albums can only be downloaded to a PC):
5 Album Set: Aqualung/A Passion Play/Minstrel in the Gallery/Too Old to Rock N Roll/Songs from the Wood by Jethro Tull
American Pie by Don McLean,
Bing Crosby: Christmas Classics by Bing Crosby
Cloud Nine by George Harrison

Videos: (Currently OverDrive videos can only be downloaded to a PC):
Sounds of Music (Paddington)
The Amazing Paddington

You can browse the Digital Catalog just to see what e-books, audios and videos we have in our online collection by clicking on the following link:


New Digital Catalog E-Books, Audio Books & Videos Available Now!

Our October order of new e-books, e-audio books and e-videos has just been processed and you can browse the following new titles in the STLS Digital Catalog!

And of course you can download e-books and e-audio books to your computer, smartphone or tablet.

The educational & children’s videos can currently only be downloaded to a Windows computer.

And without further ado here’s the list of new titles!

Audio Books:

3 Dozen Poems: From the Writer’s Almanac

Writer’s Almanac

A Boy’s Will by Robert Frost

Bird Songs in Literature: Bird Songs and the Poems They Have Inspired by various authors

Birds & Don’t Look Now by Daphne du Maurier,

Classic American Poetry by Emily Dickinson, Robert Lowell, Robert Frost, et. al.

Complete Sonnets of William Shakespeare   

Crucible Arthur Miller, Richard Dreyfuss, Stacey Keach, et. al.

Death in the 12th House: Where Neptune Rules; Starlight Detective Agency Mystery Series by Mitchell Scott Lewis 

Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises         

Faery Tales & Nightmares by various authors

Hemingway’s France: Images of the Lost Generation by Winston Conrad, Tom Parker

History Speaks – Volume 1: History Speaks Series, Volume 1 by various authors

Naked Lunch: The Restored Text by William S. Burroughs

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck,

Reign of Terror by David Andress

Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Best Loved Poems

Robert Browning: Selected Poems by Robert Browning

What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response by Bernard Lewis


An Account of Egypt by Herodotus

After Twilight by Dee Davis

The Anti-Christ  Friedrich Nietzsche, H. L. Mencken

April Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine by Douglas Boyd

Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction by Kurt Vonnegut

The Bargain: Regency Series, Book 1 by Mary Jo Putney

Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader by Troy Jackson

Blind Justice: William Monk Mystery Series, Book 19 by Anne Perry

Break Point by Kate Jaimet

Carrying the Rancher’s Heir & The Cowboy’s Pride by Charlene Sands

Cat in Glass: And Other Tales of the Unnatural by Nancy Etchemendy

The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan

The Child in Time by Ian McEwan

The Children Of The Mist by Jenny Brigalow

Christmas Chaos by Jennifer Conner

Christmas Stockings by Karen Hall

Claudia Silver to the Rescue by Kathy Ebel

Cowboy Deputy & The Cowboy’s Secret Twins by Carla Cassidy

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: And Other Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dead Is a Killer Tune by Marlene Perez

A Deadly Draught: Microbrewing Mystery Series, Book 1 by Lesley A. Diehl

Death at the Alma Mater: St. Just Mystery Series, Book 3 by G. M. Malliet

Death of a Cozy Writer: St. Just Mystery Series, Book 1 by G. M. Malliet

Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan

Discourse on Method and Meditations by René Descartes

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman

Earthbound by Richard Matheson

The Eternal Son  by Cristovao Tezza, Alison Entrekin

Everything the Bible Says About Angels and Demons: What Do Angels Look Like? Is Satan a Fallen Angel? Are Demons Real? Are Angels Sent to Protect Us? by Bob Newman

The Explanation for Everything: A Novel by Lauren Grodstein

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson

A Forest Apart by Troy Denning

Gap Creek: A Novel by Robert Morgan

The Giant Among Us: Forgotten Realms: Twilight Giants Series, Book 2 by Troy Denning

The Hallowed Ones: Hallowed Ones Series, Book 1 by Laura Bickle

Hauntings of Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown by Jackie Eileen Behrend

The Histories Book 1: Clio by Herodotus

The Histories Book 2: Euterpe by Herodotus

The Histories Book 3: Thaleia by Herodotus

The Histories Book 4: Melpomene by Herodotus

The Histories Book 5: Tersichore by Herodotus

The Histories Book 6: Erato by Herodotus

The Histories Book 7: Polymnia by Herodotus

The Histories Book 8: Urania by Herodotus

The Histories Book 9: Calliope by Herodotus

A Holiday Fling by Mary Jo Putney

A Kiss of Fate: Guardian Series, Book 1 by Mary Jo Putney

Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust by Leanne Lieberman

The Link by Richard Matheson

Mage’s Blood: Moontide Quartet, Book 1 by David Hair

The Mammoth Book of How it Happened in Britain by John E Lewis

Midnight Sons Volume 2 by Debbie Macomber

Midnight Sons Volume 3 by Debbie Macomber

The Mom 100 Cookbook: 100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in Her Back Pocket by Katie Workman

Murder by Syllabub by Kathleen Delaney

Myths of the Afterlife Made Easy by Annamaria Hemingway

No Wind of Blame: Inspector Hemingway Series, Book 1 by Georgette Heyer

The Ogre’s Pact: Forgotten Realms: Twilight Giants Series, Book 1 by Troy Denning

One Wild Cowboy & A Cowboy to Marry by Cathy Gillen Thacker

The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber

The Rationalists by Rene Descartes by Benedict de Spinoza, Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz

The Road from Gap Creek: Gap Creek Series, Book 2 by Robert Morgan

Sam’s Book by David Ray

Sanctuary by William Faulkner

The Second Christmas Megapack: 29 Modern and Classic Christmas Stories by Reginald Robert, Mary Wickizer Burgess, Booth Tarkington

Shabanu by Suzanne Fisher Staples

Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet by Catherine Friend

The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Gladys Malvern

Spirits of ’76: Ghost Stories of the American Revolution by Daniel W. Barefoot

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thunder and Roses: Fallen Angels Series, Book 1 by Mary Jo Putney

Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Thomas Common

The Time Ship: A Chrononautical Journey by Enrique Gaspar, Yolanda Molina-Gavil?n, Andrea L. Bell

Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Valley of the Vanishing Men by Max Brand

Valley Thieves by Max Brand

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee by Eric Bogosian

The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants by Guido Masé

Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America by Jay Mathews


All About Horses

Anchors Away (Paddington)

Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story                 

Christmas Blast

Dare Devil Bear

Franklin’s Christmas Gift              

Horse Crazy       

One Bear’s Treasure      

Princess And The Pony 

And here’s a link to the STLS Digital Catalog just in case you’d like to browse!

And if you have questions about the library e-book app — it is called OverDrive Media Console — please ask the staff at the library! We will be happy to help you put the app on your tablet or smartphone and walk you through the download free library e-book ropes!

Have a great day!

Linda R.

Weekend Digital Catalog Suggested Reading, Viewing & Listening Titles April 19-21, 2013

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!

Suggested E-Books:

The Andalucian Friend: A Novel by Alexander Soderberg: A Monumental International Crime Thriller That Brad Thor Calls “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets The Sopranos.”

Enemies Are Everywhere…

When Sophie Brinkmann–nurse, widow, single mother–meets Hector Guzman, her life is uneventful. She likes his quiet charm and easy smile; she likes the way he welcomes her into his family. She quickly learns, though, that his smooth façade masks something much more sinister.

Guzman is the head of a powerful international crime ring with a reach into drugs and weapons that extends from Europe to South America. His interests are under siege by a ruthless German syndicate who will stop at nothing to stake their claim. But the Guzmans are fighters and will go to war to protect what’s rightfully theirs. The conflict quickly escalates to become a deadly turf war between the rival organizations that includes an itinerant arms dealer, a deeply disturbed detective, a vicious hit man, and a wily police chief. Sophie, too, is unwittingly caught in the middle. She must summon everything within her to navigate this intricate web of moral ambiguity, deadly obsession, and craven gamesmanship.

The Andalucian Friend is a powerhouse of a novel–turbo-charged, action-packed, highly sophisticated, and epic in scope–and announces Alexander Söderberg as the most exciting new voice in thrillers in a generation.

Frankie’s Letter by Dolores Gordon-Smith: A thrilling World War One spy story from the author of the acclaimed Jack Haldean series. “There’s a spy in England. Frankie’s letter. Read Frankie’s letter . . .” The last words said by a dying man to Anthony Brooke in Kiel in Germany during the height of World War One. But who is Frankie? With his cover blown and the German army at his heels, English secret agent Anthony Brooke’s search to discover the truth leads him to an innocent-seeming country house. Here, deep within the English countryside, as Anthony uncovers a web of spies, treachery and terrorists, the war becomes close and very personal.

A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet, Book 2) by Julia Quinn: Anne Wynter might not be who she says she is . . .

But she’s managing quite well as a governess to three highborn young ladies. Her job can be a challenge–in a single week she finds herself hiding in a closet full of tubas, playing an evil queen in a play that might be a tragedy (or might be a comedy–no one is sure), and tending to the wounds of the oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodging unwanted advances, he’s the first man who has truly tempted her, and it’s getting harder and harder to remind herself that a governess has no business flirting with a nobleman.

Daniel Smythe-Smith Might be in mortal danger . . .

But that’s not going to stop the young earl from falling in love. And when he spies a mysterious woman at his family’s annual musicale, he vows to pursue her, even if that means spending his days with a ten-year-old who thinks she’s a unicorn. But Daniel has an enemy, one who has vowed to see him dead. And when Anne is thrown into peril, he will stop at nothing to ensure their happy ending . . .

The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout: Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize–winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout’s “magnificent gift for humanizing characters.” Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature.

Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan–the Burgess sibling who stayed behind–urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.

With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers long after they turn the final page. Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout’s newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art.

E-Books For Kids:

Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters (Alvin Ho Series, Book 2) by Lenore Look & LeUyen Pham: Here’s the third book in the hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which is a Kirkus Reviews Best Continuing Series.

Alvin Ho back and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do exposed in the wilderness with bears and darkness and . . . pit toilets? Luckily, he’s got his night-vision goggles and water purifying tablets and super-duper heavy-duty flashlight to keep him safe. And he’s got his dad, too.

Lenore Look’s touching, drop-dead-funny chapter book about an Asian-American second grader–with illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham–is perfect for beginning and reluctant readers alike, and has tons of boy appeal.

Beswitched by Kate Saunders: A magic spell has spun Flora into the past. She’s mysteriously swapped lives with a schoolgirl in 1935! No iPod? No cell phone? No hair products? How will she survive?

Now Flora’s a new girl at St. Winifred’s, where she has to speak French at breakfast, wear hideous baggy bloomers, and sleep in a freezing dormitory.

But lots of adventures in the past are amazing even if they are not forever. How will she find her way back to the 21st century?

Ghost Town, Seven Ghostly Stories by Joan Lowery Nixon: Stagecoach robberies. Shoot-outs. Striking it rich. Throughout the Wild West small towns were formed, thriving with men and women from the East and gold from the mines. Notorious outlaws, desperadoes, and gunslingers rustled up trouble in town after town. When the gold disappeared, the outlaws, as well as the local folks, abandoned their towns. Or did they?

There are still sounds, not just the paint peeling from the deserted storefronts, or the tumbleweeds whispering as they somersault down the empty streets. There are voices, whispering stories–are they real or imagined? Stories like the one about the Lost Mine in Maiden, Texas, or the Bad Man from Bodie, California, who’s still searching for his lost finger. . . .

Suggested Albums:

Acoustic Guitar Blues, Volume 1: Library Staff Note: This is actually a how-to album – if  you have a guitar you can listen to this album and play along with the tracks to improve your blues guitar skills!

Here are the practice track listings:

1. Tune Up (Standard Tuning) (Practice-Tracks)

2. Tune Up (Open C Tuning) (Practice-Tracks)

3. Tune Up (Open D Tuning) (Practice-Tracks)

4. Claps Blues in G (Practice-Tracks)

5. Swampdog Blues in D (open D tuning) (Practice-Tracks)

6. Backwoods Blues in A (Practice-Tracks)

7. Minor Slow Hand Blues in A minor (Practice-Tracks)

8. Stevie’s 16 Bar Blues in E (Practice-Tracks)

9. Zepp Blues in C (open C tuning) (Practice-Tracks)

10. Levy’s Blues in E (Practice-Tracks)

11. Rainy Day Blues in E (Practice-Tracks)

12. Mr. V’s Blues in G minor (Practice-Tracks)

13. Acoustic Funk Blues in D (Practice-Tracks)

The Westminster Choir Sings Familiar American and British Folk Songs:

Digital Audio Download Includes:

Part 1:

1. Bamboula (1992 – Remaster) (Leonard Pennario)

2. My Old Kentucky Home (2011 – Remaster) (Salli Terri)

3. Beautiful Dreamer (Thomas Hampson)

4. To a Wild Rose (No. 1 of Woodland Sketches Op. 51) (Dame Moura Lympany)

5. The Liberty Bell (Timothy Foley – The Great American Main Street Band)

6. The Entertainer (Joshua Rifkin)

7. At the River (Marni Nixon/John McCabe)

8. Rhapsody in Blue (jazzband version): Opening (Wayne Marshall/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle)

9. Three Preludes: No. 2 in C sharp minor (Leonard Pennario)

10. Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”: II. Andante Con Tenerezza (Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)

11. Mood Indigo (I. Mills – A. Bigard) (Mills Music, Inc.) (Barbara Hendricks – Monty Alexander Trio)

12. Grand Canyon Suite (1997 Digital Remaster): On The Trail (Felix Slatkin/The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra)

13. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Roberta, 1933) (1996 – Remaster) (Barry Tuckwell/Sir Richard Rodney Bennett/Ensemble/Neil Richardson)

14. Anything Goes: Overture (London Symphony Orchestra/John McGlinn)

15. Adagio for Strings Op. 11 (London Symphony Orchestra/Michael Tilson Thomas)

16. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (Pal Joey) (Frederica von Stade/London Symphony Orchestra/John McGlinn)

Part 2:

1. Take the ‘A’ Train (Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Lena Horne/Clark Terry/Bobby Watson/Joshua Redman/Joe Lovano/Regina Carter/Geri Allen/Lewis Nash/Peter Washington)

2. Fanfare for the Common Man (1999 – Remaster) (Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México/Enrique Bátiz)

3. Appalachian Spring (1999 – Remaster): Very Slowly (Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)

4. Appalachian Spring (1999 – Remaster): Allegro (Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)

5. Annie Get Your Gun: Overture (London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn)

6. Annie Get Your Gun, Act I: Doin’ what comes natur’lly (Annie, Kids, Wilson) (Kim Criswell/London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn)

7. Annie Get Your Gun, Act I: The girl that I marry (Frank) (Thomas Hampson/London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn)

8. Annie Get Your Gun, Act I: You can’t get a man with a gun (Annie) (Kim Criswell/London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn)

9. Annie Get Your Gun, Act II: Anything you can do (Frank, Annie) (Kim Criswell/Thomas Hampson/London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn)

10. The Little Horses (Lullaby) (Bruce Hubbard/Orchestra of St Luke’s/Dennis Russell Davies)

11. The Dodger (Campaign Song) (Bruce Hubbard/Orchestra of St Luke’s/Dennis Russell Davies)

12. Long Time Ago (Ballad) (Bruce Hubbard/Orchestra of St Luke’s/Dennis Russell Davies)

13. Simple Gifts (Shaker Song) (Bruce Hubbard/Orchestra of St Luke’s/Dennis Russell Davies)

14. Candide (Overture) (Leonard Slatkin/St Louis Symphony Orchestra)

15. Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: II. Somewhere (Paavo Järvi/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)

16. Façades (London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green/John Harle/Simon Haram)

17. Vermont counterpoint (Ransom Wilson)

18. Short Ride in a Fast Machine – Fanfare for orchestra (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle)

Suggested Audio Books:

Capitol Murder by Phillip Margolin: Private investigator Dana Cutler and lawyer Brad Miller have overcome more than a few daunting challenges and powerful enemies to see justice done. Against tremendous odds, they successfully unmasked a president’s involvement in serial murders. They also saved the life of a Supreme Court justice while foiling a plot by rogue members of the CIA to fix a case headed for the Court. Now, nefarious threats old and new are about to bring them together once again. As a group of terrorists plot to blow up a football stadium, Clarence Little, the convicted serial killer from Executive Privilege, escapes from death row. In Capitol Murder, this master of suspense delivers another  high-octane thriller set in Washington’s legendary corridors of power filled with startling twists that will have fans racing from first word to last.

Chilling Horror Stories – Volume 2: A collection of six classic chilling horror stories including The Three Strangers, The Phantom Coach, The Open Window and The Travellers Story of a Terribly Strange Bed.

Private Berlin by James Patterson: Private, the world’s most respected investigation firm, has branches around the world, each staffed with the smartest, fastest, and most advanced agents, who have cutting-edge forensic tools that not even the most powerful governments possess. At Private Berlin, agent Chris Schneider has disappeared. Chris had taken a secretive personal leave and hadn’t spoken to anyone from the office in days. The Private team retraces his footsteps to the cases he was investigating before his disappearance: a billionaire suspected of cheating on his wife, a world famous soccer player accused of throwing games, and the owner of a seedy nightclub. They were the last people to see Chris – and they’re all suspects. And someone is lying. The Private team is led to an abandoned Nazi slaughterhouse where all hope vanishes. As Private digs further into Chris’s past, a terrifying history is revealed, and they begin to suspect that someone very dangerous and very depraved is responsible for Chris’s disappearance. And he’s not finished in Berlin. Private: Berlin has more twists, action, and deception than any other James Patterson thriller ever.

Suggested Videos:

Mayan Renaissance: “Mayan Renaissance” is a feature length documentary which documents the glory of the ancient Maya civilization, the Spanish conquest in 1519, five hundred years of oppression, and the courageous fight of the Maya to reclaim their voice and determine their own future, in Guatemala and throughout Central America. This elegant, beautiful, and thought provoking film will share their vision for the future, their call for a long-foretold renaissance of Maya culture and wisdom, and their 100 year plan to lead humanity forward, from the year 2012 on.The film stars 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate and Maya leader Rigoberta Menchu Tum. All of the images, voices, expert commentary and music in the film come directly from Central America, from the heart of the Mayan world.

Young Scientists: Twenty highly motivated students and their teachers at two New York City area high schools conduct serious independent research in anticipation of the world’s largest science fair, Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair. These students are dedicated to their fields of interest—which are as diverse as cancer research and carpenter ants—along with physics, chemistry, and biology projects.

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

Or via the following link:

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.


Weekend Digital Catalog Suggested Reading, Viewing & Listening

Here is the list of suggested digital reading, viewing and listening titles for this weekend!

Suggested E-Books:

The Armageddon Rag by George R.R. Martin: Onetime underground journalist Sandy Blair has come a long way from his radical roots in the ’60s–until something unexpectedly draws him back: the bizarre and brutal murder of a rock promoter who made millions with a band called the Nazgûl. Now, as Sandy sets out to investigate the crime, he finds himself drawn back into his own past–a magical mystery tour of the pent-up passions of his generation. For a new messiah has resurrected the Nazgûl and the mad new rhythm may be more than anyone bargained for–a requiem of demonism, mind control, and death, whose apocalyptic tune only Sandy may be able to change in time . . . before everyone follows the beat.

Edwin of the Iron Shoes: Sharon McCone Mystery Series, Book 1 by Marcia Muller: The book that launched the massively popular series! It’s Sharon McCone’s first case as staff investigator for All Souls Legal Cooperative. She knows nothing about antiques, yet she has an affection for Salem Street with its charming mix of antique and curio shops. Now elderly dealer Joan Albritton has been found dead, stabbed with an antique dagger. Her neighbors are shocked. Recurring vandalism has them frightened. And McCone’s introduction to Lieutenant Gregory Marcus doesn’t help matters. Ferreting out the facts will take Sharon from the chaotic jumble of the junk dealer’s establishment to a museum where San Francisco’s most elegant socialites gather.

Silverlock: Silverlock Series, Book 1 by John Myers Myers: Clarence Shandon was just an MBA from Wisconsin before a shipwreck transported him to the shores of the fantastic Commonwealth of Letters. He journeys through history and myth, meeting unforgettable names from Circe to Robin Hood along the way. But the journey changes him from the studious, conceited academic to a legend in his own right: Silverlock.

Suggested Album:

Almanac Singers: Talking Union (1941-1942) by various artists including Millard Lampell, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, et. al. (Note: this is classic American folk music!)

Digital download includes the following songs:

1 The Strange Death of John Doe

2 Plow Under

3 Ballad of October 16th

4 Liza Jane

5 Billy Boy

6 C for Conscription: ‘C’ for Conscription

7 Washington Breakdown

8 Talking Union

9 Union Train

10 Which Side Are You On?

11 Get Thee Behind Me, Satan

12 Union Maid

13 All I Want

14 Song for Bridges

15 Babe O’ Mine

16 Dear Mr. President

17 Belt-Line Girl

18 Round and Round Hitler’s Grave

19 Side by Side

20 Deliver The Goods

21 The Sinking of the Reuben James

Suggested Audio Book:

Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History (unabridged) by Antonio Mendez, Matt Baglio, Dylan Baker: “The true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran

On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still reverberating today. But there’s a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a midlevel agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Armed with foreign film visas, Mendez and an unlikely team of CIA agents and Hollywood insiders—directors, producers, and actors—traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake film called Argo. While pretending to find the perfect scenery and backdrops, the team succeeded in contacting the escapees and smuggling them out of Iran without a single shot being fired.

Antonio Mendez finally details the mind-bogglingly complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago. A true story of secret identities and international intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of this history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.”

Suggested Video:

The Lost World (1925): A world wide sensation when it opened on February 15, 1925, “The Lost World” is a story of living dinosaurs from the Jurassic age written by the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and starring a cast of stegosaurus, allosaurus, brontosaurus, triceratops, and pterodactyl under the technical direction of Willis H. O’Brien (King Kong, Mighty Joe Young) and a cast of actors under the direction of Harry O. Hoyt.

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

Or via the following link:

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.

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

Have a great weekend!

Linda R. 

Weekend Digital Catalog Suggested Reading, Viewing & Listening For The Weekend of March 22-24, 2013

If you haven’t checked out the Digital Catalog recently – the platform software has been updated and it has a whole new and more modern look so check it out!

And without further ado here’s the list of suggested listening, reading and viewing digital titles for the weekend.

Albums: Perfect relaxation tunes for the weekend!

Mad Men Music from The TV Series by Various Artists

Digital Audio Download Includes:

1. On The Street Where You Live (Vic Damone)

2. Volare (The McGuire Sisters)

3. Lipstick (David Carbonara)

4. P.S. I Love You (Bobby Vinton)

5. Botch-A-Me (2004 Digital Remaster) (Rosemary Clooney)

6. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Julie London)

7. Caravan (Instrumental) (1996 Digital Remaster) (Gordon Jenkins)

8. Manhattan (Ella Fitzgerald & The Buddy Bregman Orchestra)

9. I Can Dream, Can’t I? (The Andrews Sisters)

10. Shangri-La (Robert Maxwell)

11. Babylon (David Carbonara)

12. Mad Men Suite (David Carbonara)

13. A Beautiful Mine (Aceyalone & RJD2)

Symphonic Sixties by 101 Strings Orchestra

Digital Audio Download Includes:

1. Stop! In The Name Of Love (101 Strings Orchestra)

2. I Hear A Symphony (101 Strings Orchestra)

3. Mrs. Robinson (101 Strings Orchestra)

4. California Dreamin’ (101 Strings Orchestra)

5. Yesterday (101 Strings Orchestra)

6. Scarborough Fair (101 Strings Orchestra)

7. A Whiter Shade Of Pale (101 Strings Orchestra)

8. My Cherie Amour (101 Strings Orchestra)

9. Up, Up And Away (101 Strings Orchestra)

10. Wichita Lineman (101 Strings Orchestra)

11. Close To You (101 Strings Orchestra)

12. Good Vibrations (101 Strings Orchestra)

13. I Want To Hold Your Hand (101 Strings Orchestra)

14. Hawaii Five-O (101 Strings Orchestra)

15. Baby Elephant Walk (101 Strings Orchestra)

16. Spinning Wheel (101 Strings Orchestra)

17. Eleanor Rigby (101 Strings Orchestra)

18. The Sound Of Silence (101 Strings Orchestra)

19. King Of The Road (101 Strings Orchestra)

20. California Girls (101 Strings Orchestra)

Audio Books: A character study and fun filled romance!

Among The Missing by Morag Joss: A pregnant woman, believed killed in a bridge accident in the Scottish Highlands, seizes her chance to disappear from her uncaring husband. Determined to safeguard her baby’s future and reinvent herself, she befriends illegal immigrant Silva, whose husband Stefan and daughter Anna, as she alone knows, have died in her place. As the bridge is rebuilt, the two women build a precarious existence in a makeshift home by the river. While Silva waits for Stefan and Anna’s return and the pregnant woman awaits the birth of her child, they are helped by the boatman, Ron, whose devotion to them masks his guilt for a past disaster for which he must atone.

Each of them having crossed some bridge in retreat from the world, each seeking an ever-elusive peace of mind and struggling with displacement and grief, together the three exiles conjure an unstable mix of trust and distrust, compounded by love and jealousy, both parental and sexual. With the discovery of Stefan’s and Anna’s bodies in the river, the tension in their uneasy triangle mounts inexorably and unbearably. With the birth of the new baby only days, then hours away, it finally breaks.

Love In A Nutshell by Janet Evanovich: Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she’s been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents’ summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene’s Harbor, Michigan. Kate’s plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane’s business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss. Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate’s family home, and keep a killer from closing in…all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another? Filled with humor, heart, and loveable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun.


Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: Now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer

Includes a new Afterword by David Mitchell

A postmodern visionary who is also a master of styles and genres, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Haruki Murakami, Umberto Eco, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction that reveals how disparate people connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky.

Headhunters by Jo Nesbo: With Headhunters, Jo Nesbø has crafted a funny, dark, and twisted caper story worthy of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers. FIRST TIME PUBLISHED IN THE U.S. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM MAGNOLIA PICTURES.

Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes: Greve just so happens to mention that he owns a priceless Peter Paul Rubens painting that’s been lost since World War II–and Roger Brown just so happens to dabble in art theft. But when he breaks into Greve’s apartment, he finds more than just the painting. And Clas Greve may turn out to be the worst thing that’s ever happened to Roger Brown.

Mystic Island, Nikki O’Connor Series Book 1 by Jan Evan Whitford: Looking for mystery, romance, humor and a category-5 hurricane? Nikki O’Connor, an attractive single mom – who also happens to be an intelligent and resourceful environmental cop-competes with a U.S. Presidential candidate in the search for a valuable letter FDR sent to Hitler back in 1945. During her quest, she encounters lobster rustlers, passionate romance, betrayal, murder, a catastrophic hurricane, self-awareness and plenty of laughs.

Silent Fall, Sanders Brothers Series, Book 2 by Barbara Freethy: Dylan Sanders is attending a wedding in the mountains when his trip takes a terrible turn. A former lover appears out of nowhere, demands a private conversation, and lures him into the woods, then leaves him there, drugged and disoriented. The next morning, the woman has disappeared, and Dylan is accused of her murder.

Catherine Hilliard, a beautiful psychi haunted by her own dark past, is reluctant to offer up her cryptic visions to help skeptical Dylan figure out what’s going on, but she can’t leave her best friend’s brother-in-law on his own … or deny the powerful, inexplicable connection between them.

It soon becomes clear that a wily and ruthless mastermind has targeted both of them, with a motive that’s very personal. Soon their race to expose the truth is no longer about staying out of jail but about staying alive …

E-Books for Children: Some new adventures just for kids!

The Emerald Atlas, The Books of Beginning Series, Book 1 by John Stephens: Called “A new Narnia for the tween set” by the New York Times and perfect for fans of the His Dark Materials series, The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action as it charts Kate, Michael, and Emma’s extraordinary adventures through an unforgettable, enchanted world.

These three siblings have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage.

Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about.

Until now.

Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey through time to dangerous and secret corners of the world…a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem. And–if an ancient prophesy is correct–what they do can change history, and it is up to them to set things right. (Ages 8 and up).

Lexie by Audrey Couloumbis: Ten-year-old Lexie used to love going to the shore. For as long as she can remember, she’s spent every summer there with her parents, eating hamburgers, swimming in the ocean, and combing the beach for treasure. This summer is going to be different though. Lexie’s Mom and Daddy are divorced, and for the first time Mom won’t be there. To make matters worse, Daddy has a surprise–his new girlfriend, Vicky, and her two sons are coming to stay with them for a week! Now Lexie has to share her house with perky Vicky, Vicky’s moody teenage son Ben, and messy three-year-old Harris. The little beach house just doesn’t seem big enough for so many people. Is there still room for Lexie?

In a voice that’s sharp, funny, and sincere, Newbery Honor-winning author Audrey Couloumbis tells the story of a girl discovering that if you pay attention, sometimes you can find treasure in the most unlikely places. (Ages 8 and up)

Sky Lights, A Tale of Magic, Mystery and Mayhem by Barclay Baker: When characters from a well-loved book appear in the real world, Jack is confused. Fact and fiction can’t mix. Can they?

His sister’s chance remark on Facebook sparks a chain of events that sucks them into a plot involving celestial travel, blood-thirsty pirates seeking revenge, a brilliant scientist who performs miracles, a man-eating crocodile under investigation, and a life and death kidnapping situation.

Add a touch of fairy dust and the merest trace of gunpowder for an explosive mix that will have you turning the pages so fast, sparks will fly.

That’s Sky Lights.

Videos: Learn about dinosaurs or check out some relaxation and yoga tips!

Absolute Beginners: Guitar: This easy-to-follow guitar video tutor will take you step by step from first day exercises to playing along with a professional backing track. Learn how to tune your guitar, develop techniques using fingers or a pick, practice your sense of rhythm, play essential chord shapes, and perform your first complete guitar solo. Includes a 32-page booklet matching the exercises on the video.

All About Dinosaurs: Want to learn more about dinosaurs and what paleontologists do? Paleontologists are people who dig for fossils and study them in a lab. Dinosaurs lived for millions of years. Learn about the first dinosaurs in the Triassic Period, 230 million years ago. What kind of dinosaurs lived in the Jurassic Period? Not the Tyrannosaurus Rex or the Triceratops! They came much later in the Cretaceous Period. Dinosaurs vanished around 65 million years ago and no one knows for sure what happened to them. They may be gone, but they are not forgotten. As we dig deeper in the past, what we know about them will grow! Learn how you can unlock the hidden answer found in fossils.

Guided Relaxation for Sleep: Guided Relaxation for Sleep offers quick relief to help you achieve a restorative, restful night’s sleep. Through calm, soothing instruction, you’ll learn to let go of the day’s frustrations, quiet your mind and focus on the moment to fall into a deep, sound sleep.

Healing Yoga: The healing art of yoga has been practiced for millennia to enhance both physical and mental well-being. Filmed on the serene island of Maui, Healing Yoga features internationally acclaimed yoga teacher Rodney Yee, who offers you five yoga solutions that use restorative poses to help relieve stress, back pain, indigestion, fatigue and headache. Take time for yourself and discover the healing power of yoga and the rewards it brings to your life.

All descriptions are from the respective publishers unless otherwise specified.

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

Or via the following link:

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.

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

Have a great weekend!

Linda R.