Monthly Science Fiction Film @ SSCL — This Friday – July 10!

Don’t forget to join is this Friday, July 10 for our Monthly Science Fiction Film @ The Library.

This month your Digital Literacy Services host will be showing the 2005 film “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

The film is based on the Douglas Adams books — here’s an overview of the film: Here’s the absolutely hysterical, wonderfully wild, cosmic adventure comedy THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. Based on Douglas Adams’ worldwide best-selling novel, and starring an outrageous intergalactic cast, this is one ride you don’t want to miss. Seconds before Earth is destroyed to make way for a new hyperspace express route, mild-mannered Arthur Dent is whisked into space by his best friend (an alien posing as an out-of-work actor). And so the misadventures begin as he and fellow travelers, including the cool but dim-witted President of the Galaxy, the Earth girl Trillian, and Marvin the paranoid android, search for answers to the mystery of Life, the Universe, and Everything. MPAA Rating: PG. Run Time: 109 minutes.

Refreshments will be provided.

Library doors will be open from 6:45 to 7 p.m. to admit film-goers and the movie starts at 7 p.m. — join us!

Linda, SSCL

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371724/

Adult Services & Digital Literacy Programs @ The Librar Week of June 15, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015:

Buying, Building OR Repairing Your Computer Workshop: Presented by DJ Dates; Assistant Professor in Computer & Information Science at Corning Community College. Learn how to troubleshoot, upgrade, & replace simple components in computers & notebooks, including hard drives, RAM, keyboards, screens & backlights. Learn how to prepare your working or broken older computer for recycling or reuse without worrying about losing control of your private information. Learn to identify when repairs are best left to professionals. Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday, June 17, 2015:

Microsoft Excel: Course III: Attendees must have taken “Microsoft Excel: Course I & II” or have working knowledge in basic use of Microsoft Excel 2010/2013. Learn Worksheet Basics, How to Sort Data, Multistep Formulas and How to Create a Chart in Microsoft Excel. We invite you to bring your own laptop (if you have Excel 2010/2013), and will provide laptops for those who need them. Time: 2:00 pm-4:00pm

Thursday, June 18, 2015:

Corning Area Writer’s Group: Inject some socialization into your solo writing time by join the library’s Adult Creative Writers Group for conversation, inspiration and feedback on writing projects. No sign up is required. This group meets every Thursday from 6-8 pm. On the third Thursday of the month the group meets in the library. On the other Thursdays the group meets at Soul Full Cup CoffeeHouse. For more information, please call Adult Services Director Michelle Wells at (607) 936-3713 ext 209 or email wellsm@stls.org. Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Spin a Yarn! Bring in a knitting or crochet project you are working on, get instructions or help or use club materials to make something for a greater good. For more details, call (607)936-3713. All skill levels welcome. Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 19, 2015:

Friday Night Free Film: Words And Pictures (2013): A smart, funny, well-written, and beautifully acted romantic comedy-drama seems to be a tough order for Hollywood to fill these days, but Fred Schepisi’s charming indie Words and Pictures delivers just that. The movie stars Clive Owen as Jack, a onetime successful author who is currently the charismatic English teacher at an exclusive East Coast prep school. His style is to needle and engage his students, but his behavior has grown erratic and his writing career nonexistent as his alcoholism has worsened, and he’s informed that he might be let go after his upcoming performance review. When new art teacher Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche), whose rheumatoid arthritis keeps her from painting, joins the staff, he tries repeatedly to break through her shell. In order to stoke a fire in his pupils and get Dina’s attention, Jack proposes a contest in which the students debate whether words or pictures are the more powerful art form. Eventually, his playful feuding with Dina leads to a more serious connection. Working from a first-rate script by Gerald Di Pego, Schepisi and the cast strike the perfect balance between comedy and drama throughout the movie. The banter between the two teachers occasionally snaps as sharply as the dialogue in classic screwball comedies did, and the dramatic turns, especially Jack’s painful interactions with his adult son, don’t succumb to pathos because Owen has no interest in unfairly earning the audience’s sympathy. He makes sure Jack’s worst character flaws — accentuated by his drinking problem — remain on display. Clive Owen always brings a strong masculine presence to his roles — he would have made a fascinating James Bond — and while that’s certainly true here as well, he tempers it with the character’s erudite playfulness. He makes Jack charming but untrustworthy: a self-destructive, aggressive intellectual. Juliette Binoche’s Dina, on the other hand, has cut herself off from the world out of bitterness. She’s angry that she can’t make art and that she’s forced to use crutches to get around. Binoche ensures that her character doesn’t melt quickly or easily for Jack’s audacious flirtations. They may be playing English and art teachers, but this movie works so well because of their chemistry. The story here doesn’t surprise, but it works because of how well-observed the characters are. Their interactions are familiar not because we’ve seen these arcs before, but because they behave like real-life people do, in all their complex glory. The running debate in the movie is lighthearted, but the film eventually proves, both via its own quality and the love story at its center, that mixing words and pictures is far more rewarding than judging them against each other. All Movie Guide – Perry Seibert. MPAA Rating: PG-13. Run Time: 111 minutes.

Library doors open at 6:45 p.m. to admit filmgoers and the movie starts at 7 p.m. sharp.

Friday Night Free Films are shown 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from September to June.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2380331/

And here’s our Summer Monthly Science Fiction Film Schedule:

Friday, July 10, 2015: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005): Here’s the absolutely hysterical, wonderfully wild, cosmic adventure comedy THE worldwide best-selling novel, and starring an outrageous intergalactic cast, this is one ride you don’t want to miss. Seconds before Earth is destroyed to make way for a new hyperspace express route, mild-mannered Arthur Dent is whisked into space by his best friend (an alien posing as an out-of-work actor). And so the misadventures begin as he and fellow travelers, including the cool but dim-witted President of the Galaxy, the Earth girl Trillian, and Marvin the paranoid android, search for answers to the mystery of Life, the Universe, and Everything. MPAA Rating: PG. Run Time:  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, August 14, 2015: Silent Running (1972): As this science fiction classic opens, botanist Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern) has spent eight years aboard the space freighter “Valley Forge” preserving the only botanical specimens left from Earth under huge geodesic domes. When he receives orders to destroy the project and return home, Lowell rebels and hijacks the freighter, while plunging the craft into the gaseous Rings of Saturn. From that moment on, he has only the trees, the gardens and two “Drone” robots, Huey and Dewey, to keep him company on his greatest adventure of all. MPAA Rating: G. Run Time: 90 minutes. Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, September 11, 2015: 12 Monkeys (2009): Cole (Bruce Willis) is sent back in time to save the human race from a deadly virus that has forced mankind into dank underground communities in the future. Along his travels, he encounters a psychiatrist (Madeleine Stowe) and a mental patient, brilliantly portrayed by Brad Pitt, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease. Believing he can obtain a pure virus sample in order to find a cure in the future, he is met with one riddle after another that puts him in a race with time. This sci-fi masterpiece from the genius mind of Terry Gilliam is a modern-day classic.  MPAA Rating: R. Run Time: 130 minutes.  Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

If you’d like to be added to our weekly Adult Services & Personal Technology (AKA Digital Literacy) Email notifications list just send us an email and each Monday you’ll receive an email offering information on the programs being held at the library in the upcoming week.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

Free Personal Technology Program Schedule May 2014

Hi everyone, here’s a link to a PDF that lists all the free personal technology programs being held at the library in May!

SSCL Digital Literacy Services Programs May 2014

Feel free to print off the list and/or forward the information to anyone you think might be interested.

And if you have any questions about the upcoming programs please free free to post them on this blog or send an email inquiry to: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

And of course you can also call the library if you have questions —  our telephone number is: 607-936-3713

Have a great day!

Linda R.

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: http://stls.lib.overdrive.com/

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

 

E-Books:

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*

http://stls.lib.overdrive.com/F8AF8CB7-2731-41B6-9139-B10D795549C0/10/50/en/Default.htm

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.

Weekend Digital Catalog Suggested Reading, Viewing & Listening Titles For August 2 – 4, 2013

Here’s a list of suggested reading, viewing & listening titles From The STLS Digital Catalog — which you can think of as your online library of materials — In other words you can access e-books and downloadable audio books, videos and music 24/7/365 through the library’s website!

Fiction E-Books:

Cold Springs by Rick Riordan: Chadwick’s life was balanced on a knife’s edge—his career, his marriage, his relationship with his dangerously troubled daughter. And then one autumn night, the worst possible thing happened….

Now, a decade later, Chadwick’s heart is on the mend. Working for an old military buddy, he saves kids for a living, escorting troubled teens to a Texas wilderness school that specializes in the toughest brand of love.

Until he gets a phone call that threatens to shatter his new life.

Mallory Zedman is taking the same terrible path Chadwick’s own daughter once took. Defiant and out of control, Mallory is determined to destroy herself and anyone who tries to stop her. No sooner does Chadwick snatch her off the streets than he discovers she is wanted for questioning in a brutal murder—a slaying that seems directly linked to Chadwick’s past.To save Mallory, tough love will not be enough. Chadwick must find the truth behind the murder—and in doing so revisit the infidelities, shattered promises, and violent passions that cracked his world apart. And he must jeopardize the one thing he still has left to lose—a slim hope of redemption.

Dead Is the New Black: Dead Is Series, Book 1 by Marlene Perez: Welcome to Nightshade, California—a small town full of secrets. It’s home to the pyschic Giordano sisters, who have a way of getting mixed up in mysteries. During their investigations, they run across everything from pom-pom-shaking vampires to shape-shifting boyfriends to a clue-spewing jukebox. With their psychic powers and some sisterly support, they can crack any case!

Teenage girls are being mysteriously attacked all over town, including at Nightshade High School, where Daisy Giordano is a junior. When Daisy discovers that a vampire may be the culprit, she can’t help but suspect head cheerleader Samantha Devereaux, who returned from summer break with a new “look.” Samantha appears a little . . . well, dead, and all the most popular kids at school are copying her style.

Is looking dead just another fashion trend for Samantha, or is there something more sinister going on? To find out, Daisy joins the cheerleading squad.

Hearts of Smoke and Steam: The Society of Steam Series, Book 2 by Andrew P. Mayer: Sir Dennis Darby has been murdered, the Automaton has been destroyed, and Sarah Stanton has turned her back on a life of privilege and comfort to try and find her way in the unforgiving streets of New York. But Lord Eschaton, the villain behind all these events, isn’t finished with her yet. His plans to bring his apocalyptic vision of the future to the world are moving forward, but to complete his scheme he needs the clockwork heart that Sarah still holds.

But she has her own plans for the Automaton’s clockwork heart—Sarah is trying rebuild her mechanical friend, and when she is attacked by The Children of Eschaton, the man comes to her rescue may be the one to make her dreams come true. Emelio Armando is a genius inventor who had hoped to leave his troubles behind when he and his sister left Italy for a life of anonymity in the New World. Now he finds himself falling in love with the fallen society girl, but he is rapidly discovering just how powerful the forces of villainy aligned against her are, and that fulfilling her desires means opening the door to a world of danger that could destroy everything he has built.

THE SOCIETY OF STEAM takes place in a Victorian New York powered by the discovery of Fortified Steam, a substance that allows ordinary men to wield extraordinary abilities, and grant powers that can corrupt gentlemen of great moral strength. The secret behind this amazing substance is something that wicked brutes will gladly kill for, and one that Sarah must try and protect, no matter what the cost.

Non-Fiction:

$5 a Meal College Cookbook: Good Cheap Food for When You Need to Eat by Rhonda Lauret Parkinson: Need a break from the monotony of your meal plan? Can’t afford to waste money on lukewarm takeout? Well, now you can ditch the dining hall’s soggy excuse for the Monday-night special thanks to this appetite-saving book packed with cheap, easy, and delicious recipes.

Offering up more than 300 hassle-free dishes, this cookbook will not only satisfy your hunger but your meager bank account, too! Whether you need a morning-after greasy breakfast, a cram-session snack, or date-night entree, here you’ll find ideas for everything you crave, including:

Western Omelet

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Easy Eggplant Parmesan

Simple Pepper Steak

Decadent Apple Crisp

Saving you from overcooked, overpriced, and dull dishes, if you have to buy a book for college, this is required reading.

Courage After Fire for Parents of Service Members: Strategies for Coping When Your Son or Daughter Returns from Deployment by Keith Armstrong: Parents of returning service members may sometimes feel that their voices are not heard. The media is saturated with stories about troops returning from deployment with mental health problems like post-traumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse. Some also return home with physical problems including traumatic brain injury, physical pain or more severe injuries like amputations. Almost all returning service members experience reintegration challenges such as readjusting to family and community, finding employment or attending school.

But rarely do we hear how parents are taking on the role of supporting their sons and daughters who have served our country. In countless ways these parents provide help—and when their military child suffers significant physical or psychological injuries, they may once again become their primary caretaker. For mothers and fathers and others in a parenting role, it can be overwhelming at times, and resources are limited.

Courage after Fire for Parents of Service Members provides a compassionate and accessible guide for the parents or guardians of returning troops. This groundbreaking book acknowledges the significant contribution and sacrifice parents have made for their military children, provides strategies and resources that will assist them in understanding and supporting their son or daughter, and will validate their own personal experiences.

Recommendations for helping them care for their returning service member are woven throughout the book, as well as education about the importance of taking care of themselves to help prevent caregiver burnout. Vignettes and reflections from parents who have had a child deploy offer a sense of hope and community.

Even in the best of circumstances, parents play an instrumental role in helping their sons and daughters successfully reintegrate after deployment. This book is a valuable resource for any parent who is seeking to better understand and support a returning military child while caring for themselves.

The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart: Peppered with fascinating facts and well-chosen anecdotes, Amy Stewart’s brisk tour of the origin of spirits acquaints the curious cocktail fan with every conceivable ingredient. Starting with the classics (from agave to wheat), she touches on obscure sources–including a tree that dates to the dinosaur age–before delving into the herbs, spices, flowers, trees, fruits, and nuts that give the world’s greatest drinks distinctive flavors. Along the way, you’ll enjoy sidebars on bugs in booze and inspired drink recipes with backstories that make lively cocktail party conversation. Like Wicked Plants, this delightfully informative, handsome volume isn’t intended as a complete reference or DIY guide, but it will demystify and heighten your appreciation of every intoxicating plant you imbibe. –Mari Malcolm, Amazon review.

Audio Books:

Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani: Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town’s self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a “mountain girl’s body and a flat behind.” She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she’s not who she always thought she was. Before she can blink, Ave’s fielding marriage proposals, fighting off greedy family members, organizing a celebration for visiting celebrities, and planning the trip of a lifetime—a trip that could change her view of the world and her own place in it forever. Brimming with humor and wise notions of small-town life, Big Stone Gap is a gem of a book with a giant heart. . . .

Wizard of Earthsea: Earthsea Series, Book 1 by Ursula K. Le Guin: Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death’s threshold to restore the balance.

Music:

European Swing Giants, Vol.1 (Recordings 1936-1942):                                                             Digital Audio Download Includes:

1 Goody Goody

2 Introducing Mr. Basie (Coco Colignon)

3 Wir tanzen weiter (Stan Brenders)

4 The Sheik of Araby (Ted Snyder)

5 Nur ein Viertelstundchen (Jack Bulterman)

6 Ciribiribin (Alberto Pestalozza)

7 Temptation Rag (Henry Lodge)

8 Das Fraulein Gerda (Helmuth Wernicke)

9 The Big Apple (Bob Emmerich)

10 Anita und der Teufel: Anita und der Teufel: Ich mache alles mit Musik (Theo Mackeben)

11 Tiger Rag (Larry Sbarbaro)

12 Star Dust (Hoagy Carmichael)

13 Fascination (Fermo D. Marchetti)

14 Limehouse Blues (Phillip Braham)

15 What Will I Tell My Heart? (What Will I Tell to My Heart): What Will I Tell to My Heart (Peter Tinturin)

16 Always (Irving Berlin)

17 St. Louis Blues (William Christopher Handy)

18 Tin Pan Alley: You Say the Sweetest Things, Baby (Harry Warren)

19 Klarinettenzauber (Franz Kleindin)

20 Cherokesen-Fox (Joe Edwards)

21 Swing Cocktail (Jaroslav Jezek)

22 Meditation (Jack Bulterman)

23 Wabash Blues (Fred Meinken)

24 Arrangement in C (Charly Parker)

25 Improvisation (Kurt Hohenberger)

Video:

The Flat by Arnon Goldfinger: In the gripping autobiographical documentary THE FLAT, filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger travels to Tel Aviv to clean out the apartment of his recently deceased German-born Jewish grandmother. While going through her belongings, Goldfinger finds evidence suggesting that she and her husband were good friends with Leopold von Mildenstein, a leading official in the Nazi propaganda ministry and remained friends with him following World War II. Disturbed that his grandparents could have continued a close relationship with an influential Nazi after the Holocaust, Goldfinger begins an unsettling journey into his family s history, visiting a peaceful town in Germany to interview von Mildenstein s elderly daughter about what really went on with their ancestors 75 years earlier and discovers that knowing the truth can be a terrible burden. Both arresting and heartbreaking, THE FLAT is a real-life suspense story about how the past can return to haunt the present.

You can see all the digital items you can check out via 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 a smartphone or tablet 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.

Blog Posting July 12 – 14, 2013 Weekend Digital Catalog Suggested Reading, Listening & Viewing

E-Books:

All the Dead Yale Men: A Novel by Craig Nova: Originally published in 1982 to wide acclaim, The Good Son remains Craig Nova’s undisputed masterpiece. This classic explored the complicated entanglements of fathers and sons —expressed in the story of nouvue-riche father Pop Mackinnon, who used his wealth to manipulate his son Chip into the ‘right’ kind of marriage upon the young man’s return from World War II.

Chip eventually gave up the love of his life and married to secure his future – and what were the consequences of that decision? All the Dead Yale Men answers that question in telling the story of Frank Mackinnon, son of Chip, a prosecutor in Boston with a happy marriage and a daughter set to follow his footsteps into law school. Chip’s death throws Frank into his family’s legacy, where he must contend with the inheritance of the Mackinnon’s beloved land and a bevy of secrets that dates back three generations. And when Frank’s daughter Pia falls under the sway of local bad boy Aurlon Miller, his grief over his father’s death triggers the family legacy of social standing and manipulation to begin anew, leading Frank to the darkest edges of what a father will do to protect the ones he loves.

All the Dead Yale Men examines the end of an era, how privilege and inheritance often crumble in the face of the modern world, a story enriched by the setting and mythology of Boston and its surroundings. The novel not only moves the Mackinnon’s story forward but will recast historical elements of the classic novel as well, heralding the arrival of a new American classic.

Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London: Buck is a four-year old shepherd dog, living a pampered life of an estate dog. His life changes when he is kidnapped and sold into service during the Klondike gold rush, where he is made to haul heavy sleds through the deep snow fields. In the new environment, he soon discovers his dominant primordial instinct. He learns not only to survive, but also flourishes in it.

Jack London’s The Call of the Wild is a masterpiece in both its style, which set a standard for generations to come, and its genre, raising adventure writing to the level of classic literature. While being exciting and entertaining, Buck’s story is also thought provoking that makes it an enduring story for all ages.

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley: Two Women. One Mysterious Relic. Separated By Centuries. Nicola Marter was born with a gift so rare and dangerous, she kept it buried deep. When she encounters a desperate woman trying to sell a small wooden carving called “The Firebird,” claiming it belonged to Russia’s Empress Catherine, it’s a problem. There’s no proof.

But Nicola’s held the object. She knows the woman is telling the truth.

Beloved by readers as varied and adventurous as her novels, you will never forget spending time in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley’s world.

A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano: Delightful Blend of Love and Laughter  in Turano’s Sophomore Novel.

Miss Arabella Beckett has one driving passion: to help the downtrodden women of America. Naturally, she supports the women’s suffrage movement and eagerly attends rallies and lectures across the country. On her travels, she makes a simple offer of assistance to a young woman in need that goes sadly awry and lands both ladies in more trouble than they can manage. An independent sort, Arabella is loath to admit she needs help and certainly doesn’t need help from an arrogant, narrow-minded knight in shining armor.

Mr. Theodore Wilder, private investigator extraordinaire, is on a mission. A mission that began as a favor to his good friend Hamilton Beckett, but swiftly evolved into a merry chase across the country. By the time he finally tracks down Hamilton’s sister, Arabella, he is in a less than pleasant mood. When the lady turns out to have radical ideas and a fiercely independent streak, he soon finds himself at his wit’s end.

When they return home to New York, circumstances force their paths to continue to cross, but the most peculiar feelings growing between them certainly can’t be love. When the trouble Arabella had accidentally stirred up seems to have followed her to New York and threatens her very life, the unlikely couple must face the possibility that they might have landed in the most peculiar circumstance of all: love.

Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology Is Reshaping the Economy by Erik Brynjolfsson: A wave of business innovation is driving the productivity resurgence in the U.S. economy. In Wired for Innovation, Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders describe how information technology directly or indirectly created this productivity explosion, reversing decades of slow growth. They argue that the companies with the highest level of returns to their technology investment are doing more than just buying technology; they are inventing new forms of organizational capital to become digital organizations. These innovations include a cluster of organizational and business-process changes, including broader sharing of information, decentralized decision-making, linking pay and promotions to performance, pruning of non-core products and processes, and greater investments in training and education.

Innovation continues through booms and busts. This book provides an essential guide for policy makers and economists who need to understand how information technology is transforming the economy and how it will create value in the coming decade.

Audio Books:

Flat Water Tuesday: A Novel by Ron Irwin: Rob Carrey, the son of a working-class cabinet maker, arrives at the Fenton School with a scholarship to row and a chip on his shoulder. Generations of austere Fenton men have led the rowing team, known as the God Four, to countless victories—but none are as important or renowned as the annual Tuesday-afternoon race against their rival, Warwick.But first Rob must complete months of preparation driven by their captain, Connor Payne’s vicious competitive nature. As the race nears, the stakes rise, tempers and lusts are fueled, and no one can prevent the horrible tragedy that befalls one of them.Fifteen years later, Rob returns home from a film shoot in Africa to end a heartbreaking relationship with his girlfriend, Carolyn. But when a phone call from one of the God Four compels him to attend the reunion at Fenton, no part of Rob’s past remains sequestered for long and nothing about his future is certain.As much about the sport of rowing as it is a novel of finding oneself, not once, but again in mid-life; Ron Irwin’s Flat Water Tuesday is a testament to the pride and passion of youth, and an ode to the journey of forgiveness.A stunning novel of boarding school, family secrets, deep and passionate love, and the brutal pain of sports training.

The Night Detectives: David Mapstone Mystery Series, Book 7: The private detective business starts out badly for former Phoenix deputy David Mapstone, who has teamed up with his old friend and boss, Sheriff Mike Peralta. Their first client is gunned down just after hiring them. The case involved the suspicious death of a young Arizona woman who fell from a condo tower in San Diego. The police call Grace Hunter’s death a suicide, but the client doesn’t buy it. He’s her brother—or is he? After his murder, police find multiple driver’s licenses, and his real identity is a mystery. Complicating the case is that the condo’s owner is an Arizona state senator who was instrumental in Peralta’s recent election defeat.

In San Diego, David finds the woman’s boyfriend, who is trying to care for their baby and can’t believe Grace would kill herself. He, too, hires the pair to solve Grace’s death and reveals some darker facts. Grace was putting herself through college as a high-priced call girl, an escort for rich men who valued her looks and discretion. Before the day is out, the boyfriend is murdered, and David barely escapes with his own life. Whoever is killing their clients may be coming for them.

Neither the lovely beaches of San Diego nor the enchanting desert of Arizona can conceal the brutal danger that exists there. Solving the case will take Mapstone and Peralta into the world of human trafficking, corrupt politics, and the white supremacist movement. They no longer have badges, but they are still detectives—the night detectives.

Music:

Now That’s What I Call Party Hits by various artists

Digital Audio Download Includes:

1. Party Like A Rock Star (Shop Boyz)

2. This Is Why I’m Hot (The Original) (Single Version) (Edited) (MIMS)

3. Run It! (Chris Brown)

4. Gold Digger (Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx)

5. Right Thurr (Edited) (Chingy)

6. I Think They Like Me (Remix) (Edited Album Version) (feat. Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat & Bow Wow) (Dem Franchize Boyz feat. Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat & Bow Wow)

7. Do It To It (Main Radio Version) (Feat. Sean Paul Of YoungBloodZ) (Cherish Featuring Sean Paul Of YoungBloodZ)

8. Milkshake (Kelis)

9. 1 Thing (Amerie)

10. Don’t Cha (Pussycat Dolls and Busta Rhymes)

11. Promiscuous (Radio Edit) (Feat. Timbaland) (Nelly Furtado Featuring Timbaland)

12. We Be Burnin’ (Recognize It – Amended Album Version) (Sean Paul)

13. SOS (Radio Edit) (Rihanna)

14. Get Ur Freak On (Amended Version) (Missy Elliott)

15. Ain’t No Other Man (Christina Aguilera)

16. Hey Ya! (Outkast)

17. Feel Good Inc (Album Version) (Gorillaz)

18. Since U Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson)

19. Girlfriend (Radio Edit) (Avril Lavigne)

20. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Kylie Minogue)

NOW That’s What I Call a Modern Songbook                                                                                                                                Digital Audio Download Includes:

1. I Dreamed A Dream (Susan Boyle)

2. Hidden Away (Josh Groban)

3. Haven’t Met You Yet (Album Version) (Michael Bublé)

4. Hey, Soul Sister (Train)

5. Bubbly (Album Version) (Colbie Caillat)

6. Highway 20 Ride (Zac Brown Band)

7. I Run To You (Lady Antebellum)

8. Misery (Acoustic Version) (Maroon 5)

9. Apologize (OneRepublic)

10. How To Save A Life ((Original Album Version) (Clean Version)) (The Fray)

11. King Of Anything (Sara Bareilles)

12. Soldier Of Love (Sade)

13. No One (Alicia Keys)

14. Who Will Comfort Me (Melody Gardot)

15. The Look Of Love (Diana Krall)

16. Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)

17. Glitter In The Air (P!nk)

18. Breakaway (Kelly Clarkson)

Videos:

Joe Pass: Solo Jazz Guitar: Joe Pass is one of jazz guitar’s all-time masters. He demonstrates legendary techniques that will be of value to rock guitarists as well as jazz purists. Joe covers chord melody, chord substitutions, leading tones, chromatic chords, voice movements, and many more special exercises, all with the unique Joe Pass twist. A chance to study with a jazz guitar legend!

One Peace at a Time: A Film About a Messed Up World… and How We Could Fix It: A film about a messed up world... and how we could fix it. Sprinkled with music from Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson and WillieNelson, One Peace at a Time lyrically weaves a tapestry through 20 countries and is as magical as it is informative. Activist Turk Pipkin (The Sopranos, Nobelity)) continues his global journey of knowledge in action with a goal to create a virtual roadmap to a better future by focusing on specific solutions in these troubled times. Join Pipkin as he chronicles the model Indian orphanages of The Miracle Foundation, family planning initiatives with Thailand’s Mechai Viravaidya, Ethiopian water projects with A Glimmer of Hope, and Architecture for Humanity’s global design challenge for communities in need in the Himalayas, the Amazon and the slums of Nairobi.

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 smartphone or tablet 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. 

Suggested Digital Catalog Weekend Reading, Viewing & Listening Items:

E-Books:

Fiction:

Acceptable Loss, William Monk Mystery Series, Book 17 by Anne Perry: On a London riverbank, when the body of small-time crook Mickey Parfitt washes up with the tide, no one grieves. But William Monk, commander of the River Police, is puzzled by the murder weapon: an elegant scarf whose original owner was obviously a man of substance. Dockside informers lead Monk to a floating palace of corruption on the Thames managed by Parfitt, where a band of half-starved boys is held captive for men willing to pay a high price for midnight pleasures. Though Monk and his fearless wife, Hester, would gladly reward Parfitt’s killer, duty leads them in another direction–to an unresolved crime, to a deadly confrontation with some of the empire’s most respected men, and ultimately to a courtroom showdown with Monk’s old friend, Oliver Rathbone, in a trial of nearly unbearable tension and suspense.

Hearts of Shadow Deadglass Trilogy Series, Book 2 by Kira Brady: In this brilliant new novel in the Deadglass series, a fierce young woman’s quest entangles her in an apocalyptic endgame—and unexpected desire. . .

Grace Mercer’s unmatched wraith-killing ability made her the unofficial defender of a city shattered by supernatural catastrophe. So there’s no way she’ll allow the new regent of Seattle’s most powerful dragon shifter clan to “protect” her from a vicious evil stalking the ruined streets—and keep her from the freedom she’s risked everything to earn. Leif’s science-honed instincts tell him Grace is the key to keeping shifters and humans safe. But helping this wary fighter channel her untapped power is burning away the dragon’s sensual self-control and putting a crucial alliance at risk. Soon the only chance Leif and Grace will have to save their world will be a dangerously fragile link that could forever unite their souls. . .or consume all in a storm of destruction.

The Lost Continent by Edgar Rice Burroughs: The world has been divided into the western hemisphere and the forbidden lands of the eastern hemisphere. Europe has been isolated from the rest of the world for over two centuries and has spiralled down into primitive barbarism. Read The Lost Continent for a fantastic retake on history, as told by Turck’s adventures in the land that was all but lost to the world.

The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler: The seventh Oregon Files adventure thriller begins on December 7, 1941, when five boys encounter tragedy while looking for buried pirate treasure on a small island off the coast of Washington State. Flash-forward to today: Juan Cabrillo, captain of the Oregon (a high-tech vessel posing as a tramp freighter), is in Argentina, trying to recover a downed NASA satellite. Well, don’t you know, Juan stumbles on something he totally didn’t expect to find, and soon he’s chasing after the secrets of an ancient curse that might still be causing trouble. Fast-paced and a lot of fun, the latest Cabrillo novel delivers the wallop Cussler’s fans have come to expect. Cabrillo himself—he shares his name with a sixteenth-century Portuguese explorer, by the way—makes a fine protagonist, sharp-witted and two-fisted. Considering the Oregon Files novels involve action, exploration, and high-tech gadgetry, it’s surprising no one has turned them into movies yet. The prolific Cussler, who, like James Patterson, now employs coauthors (Du Brul in this case), is often accused of writing by the numbers, but this time those numbers add up to entertaining fare for high-adventure fans. –David Pitt, Booklist

Three Brides, No Groom by Debbie Macomber: Three women meet at their fifteen-year class reunion…and discover that their lives have taken unexpected directions.

Back in their college days, Gretchen Wise had been engaged to a top law student. Carol Furness, head cheerleader, had said yes to the school’s football hero. And Maddie Cobain was the girl who’d fallen for a professor.

Now the three of them gather around a popular fountain on the college grounds. This fountain was where lovers met, where promises were made…and broken. So it’s fitting that Gretchen, Carol and Maddie sit here to share their stories of betrayal and, yes, revenge. Stories of finding new love…

Non-Fiction:

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis: The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement

Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who, with a single act, birthed the modern civil rights movement, Theoharis provides a revealing window into Parks’s politics and years of activism. She shows readers how this civil rights movement radical sought–for more than a half a century–to expose and eradicate the American racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice.

Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who, with a single act, birthed the modern civil rights movement, Theoharis provides a revealing window into Parks’s politics and years of activism. She shows readers how this civil rights movement radical sought–for more than a half a century–to expose and eradicate the American racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice.

United Breaks Guitars: The Power of One Voice in the Age of Social Media by Dave Carroll: Songwriter Dave Carroll wasn’t the first person abused by an airline’s customer service, but he was the first to show how one person, armed with creativity, some friends, $150, and the internet, could turn an entire industry upside down. United Airlines had broken Dave’s guitar in checked luggage. After eight months of pestering the company for compensation, he turned to his best tool—songwriting—and vowed to create a YouTube video about the incident that he hoped would garner a million views in one year. Four days after its launching, the first million people had watched “United Breaks Guitars.” United stock went down 10 percent, shedding $180 million in value; Dave appeared on outlets as diverse as CNN and The View. United relented. Throughout the business world, people began to realize that “efficient” but inhuman customer-service policies had an unseen cost—brand destruction by frustrated, creative, and socially connected customers.

“United Breaks Guitars” has become a textbook example of the new relationship between companies and their customers, and has demonstrated the power of one voice in the age of social media. It has become a benchmark in the customer-service and music industries, as well as branding and social-media circles. Today, more than 150 million people are familiar with this story.

In this book, you’ll hear about how Dave developed the “just do it” philosophy that made him the ideal man to take on a big corporation, what it felt like to be in the center of the media frenzy, and how he’s taken his talents to become a sought-after songwriter and public speaker. Businesspeople will learn how companies should change their policies and address social-media uprisings. Since “United Breaks Guitars” emerged, nothing is the same—for consumers, for musicians, or for businesses. Whether you are a guitarist, a baggage handler, or a boardroom executive, this book will entertain you and remind you that we are all connected, that each of us matters, and that we all have a voice worth hearing.

Albums:

50 Best Patriotic American Classical Music Pieces by Various Artists:

Digital Audio Download Includes:

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

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

3. The Stars and Stripes Forever (Band of HM Royal Marines/Lt-Col. G. A. C. Hoskins)

4. Candide: Overture (London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn)

5. Adagio for Strings, Op.11 (Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy)

6. Shaker Loops (1983): A Final Shaking (London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green)

7. Schindler’s List – Theme (Tasmin Little/New World Philharmonic/Iain Sutherland)

8. Nagoya Marimbas (for two marimbas) (Colin Currie/Sam Walton)

9. Any Other Name (American Beauty) (Nikolaj Bloch/Sally Herbert)

10. Three Occasions for Orchestra: A Celebration of some 100 x 150 notes (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle)

11. A Set Of Pieces For Theater Or Chamber Orchestra: Nr.3: In The Night (Ensemble Modern)

12. Cello Concerto, Op.22: II. Andante sostenuto (Ralph Kirshbaum/Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Jukka-Pekka Saraste)

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

14. Rodeo (1999 Digital Remaster): Buckaroo Holiday (Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)

15. Rodeo (1999 Digital Remaster): Hoe-Down (Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)

16. Three Dances (2002 Digital Remaster): Dance No. 1 (Michael Tilson-Thomas)

17. My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from the movie Titanic) (Orchestra/David Abel)

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

19. Ashokan Farewell (Nashville Chamber Orchestra/Paul Gambill)

20. On the Town – Three Dance Episodes: III. Times Square: 1944 (Leonard Slatkin/St Louis Symphony Orchestra)

21. Appalachian Spring (1999 Digital Remaster): Doppio Movimento: Variations On A Shaker Hymn (Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)

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

23. The way you look tonight (Swing Time, 1936) (1996 Digital Remaster) (Barry Tuckwell/Sir Richard Rodney Bennett/Ensemble/Neil Richardson)

24. Billy The Kid (1999 Digital Remaster): Celebration (After Billy’s Capture) (Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)

25. Porgy and Bess: Summertime (DuBose Hayward) (Dame Kiri Te Kanawa/New Princess Theater Orchestra/John McGlinn)

26. Someone to watch over me (Oh, Kay!, 1926) (2006 Digital Remaster) (Sir Richard Rodney Bennett)

27. The School for Scandal Overture Op. 5 (Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)

28. An American in Paris (Leonard Slatkin/St Louis Symphony Orchestra)

29. Manhattan Beach (Timothy Foley – The Great American Main Street Band)

30. Three Preludes (2006 Digital Remaster): No. 1 in B flat (Sir Richard Rodney Bennett)

31. Three Preludes (2006 Digital Remaster): No. 2 in C sharp minor (Sir Richard Rodney Bennett)

32. Three Preludes (2006 Digital Remaster): No. 3 in E flat minor (Sir Richard Rodney Bennett)

33. Concerto for Orchestra: Introduction (Misterioso) (London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen)

34. Concerto for Orchestra: I. Allegro non troppo (London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen)

35. Concerto for Orchestra: II. Presto volando (London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen)

36. Concerto for Orchestra: III. Maestoso (London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen)

37. Concerto for Orchestra: IV. Coda (London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen)

38. Concerto for Orchestra: Coda (Allegro molto)…

(P) This compilation (P) 2011 EMI Records Ltd.

American Patriotic Music by Various Artists:

Digital Audio Download Includes:

1 The Star Spangled Banner (arr. B. Holcombe): The Star Spangled Banner

10 Lincoln Portrait (Aaron Copland)

2 The Stars and Stripes Forever : The Stars and Stripes Forever (John Philip Sousa)

3 God Bless America (arr. R. Ringwald): God Bless America (Irving Berlin)

4 Semper Fidelis (John Philip Sousa)

5 My country ’tis of thee, “America” (arr. D. Pearson): My country ’tis of thee, “America” (Samuel Francis Smith)

6 The Glory of the Yankee Navy (John Philip Sousa)

7 America the Beautiful (arr. M. Hayes): America, the Beautiful (Katharine Lee Bates)

8 The New York Hippodrome (John Philip Sousa)

9 Battle Hymn of the Republic (arr. J. Rutter): Battle Hymn of the Republic (Julia Ward Howe)

Videos:

America in World War II: The Home Front: While the Storm Clouds Gather (Volume 1 of 10) (PBS): Journalist Eric Sevareid narrates this engrossing continuation of the series BETWEEN THE WARS. Shocked into action by the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Americans respond with an exhilarating sense of common purpose and help build the world’s most powerful war production machine. Wartime newsreels, documentaries, movies, music, and humor chronicle changes in American ideals, lifestyles, and morals in the 1940s and 1950s.

Note: This is part 1 of a series of 10 parts.

Zora’s Roots (PBS): This program examines the life of author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, best known for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

This program examines the life of author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. The film follows Hurston, best known for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, to the subtropical paradise that shaped her childhood and her life’s work – the place to which she returned again and again over the seven decades of her life for research, inspiration and solace. Filmed in high definition, the documentary tells her story through the people who knew her and the places and events that she brought to the world through her research and writing

You may access the STLS Digital Catalog by clicking the link on library’s homepage found at: 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.

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

Have a great  holiday weekend!

Linda R.

 

Weekend Suggested Reading, Viewing & Listing: Titles from the STLS Digital Catalog

Fiction:

Bake Sale Murder, Lucy Stone Series, Book 13 by Leslie Meier: Ever since local developer Fred Stanton and his wife, Mimi, built five modular homes next door to Lucy Stone’s farmhouse, life just hasn’t been the same. With Mimi complaining about everything from the state of Lucy’s lawn to another neighbor’s lovable dog, quaint Tinker’s Cove, Maine, is now entangled in cul-de-sac politics and backstabbing. And when Mimi doesn’t show up for her shift at The Hat and Mitten Fund bake sale, the scent of burnt sugar leads Lucy to a shocking discovery: Mimi, face down on her kitchen floor—with a knife in her back.

While the police start their investigation, Lucy gets busy writing up the murder for the local Pennysaver—and following a few leads of her own. Lucy knows the women in her neighborhood didn’t like Mimi, but they certainly didn’t want her dead…right?

Dottie Flowers and the Skinner Gang by Sheila Gale: Dottie Flowers is a glamorous divorcee in her early sixties who runs a successful real estate business, wears designer clothes, and lusts after Harley-Davidson motor bikes. Her friend, Mabel Scattergood, is a rich widow who drives too fast, shops at discount clothing stores, and eats junk food. Even though they’re total opposites, they have one thing common: getting into trouble with the law.

In this series debut, bells ring and lights flash as Dottie wins the jackpot at a local casino. In the confusion that follows, George Fernandes, a sleaze she’d known in high school, is stabbed to death next to her machine. After being questioned by the police, Dottie and Mabel find themselves on a roller coaster adventure when they’re chased by two of George’s associates on a motor bike. They discover why they’re being followed when Dottie finds emerald jewelry in her coat pocket. It’s not only the pursuers who are after the emeralds: after Dottie’s beloved cat is kidnapped by the Skinner Gang in an attempt to force Dottie to hand over the emeralds, she decides to take action.

Romance enters the scene when Dottie meets a handsome jewelry appraiser who offers to help her by getting the emeralds copied. Despite his charms, Dottie has doubts about his motive. Are her instincts right? Will Enrique double cross her?

Get ready for adventure, thrills, and romance in Dottie Flowers and the Skinner Gang.

No Laughing Matter, Nick Madrid Series, Book 1 by Peter Guttridge: Tom Sharpe meets Raymond Chandler in No Laughing Matter, a humorous and brilliant debut that will keep readers on a knife’s edge of suspense until the bittersweet end.

When a naked woman flashes past Nick Madrid’s hotel window, it’s quite a surprise. For Nick’s room is on the 14th floor, and the hotel doesn’t have an outside elevator. The management is horrified when Cissie Parker lands in the swimming pool—not only is she killed, but she makes a real mess of the shallow end.

In Montreal for the Just For Laughs festival, Nick, a journalist who prefers practicing yoga to interviewing the stars, turns gumshoe to answer the question: did she fall or was she pushed? The trail leads first to the mean streets of Edinburgh and then to Los Angeles, where the truth lurks among the dark secrets of Hollywood.

Non-Fiction:

Blood Sisters: The Women Behind The War of the Roses by Sarah Gristwood: To contemporaries, the Wars of the Roses were known collectively as a “cousins’ war.” The series of dynastic conflicts that tore apart the ruling Plantagenet family in fifteenth-century England was truly a domestic drama, as fraught and intimate as any family feud before or since.

As acclaimed historian Sarah Gristwood reveals in Blood Sisters, while the events of this turbulent time are usually described in terms of the male leads who fought and died seeking the throne, a handful of powerful women would prove just as decisive as their kinfolks’ clashing armies. These mothers, wives, and daughters were locked in a web of loyalty and betrayal that would ultimately change the course of English history. In a captivating, multigenerational narrative, Gristwood traces the rise and rule of the seven most critical women in the wars: from Marguerite of Anjou, wife of the Lancastrian Henry VI, who steered the kingdom in her insane husband’s stead; to Cecily Neville, matriarch of the rival Yorkist clan, whose son Edward IV murdered his own brother to maintain power; to Margaret Beaufort, who gave up her own claim to the throne in favor of her son, a man who would become the first of a new line of Tudor kings.

A richly drawn, absorbing epic, Blood Sisters is a tale of hopeful births alongside bloody deaths, of romance as well as brutal pragmatism. It is a story of how women, and the power that women could wield, helped to end the Wars of the Roses, paving the way for the Tudor age—and the creation of modern England.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg: Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all.” She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home.

Written with both humor and wisdom, Sandberg’s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can.

Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective by Pat Head Summitt: Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and bestselling author of Reach for the Summitt and Raise The Roof, tells for the first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Pat Summitt was only 21 when she became head coach of the Tennessee Vols women’s basketball team. For 38 years, she has broken records, winning more games than any NCAA team in basketball history. She has coached an undefeated season, co-captained the first women’s Olympic team, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and has been named Sports Illustrated ‘Sportswoman of the Year’.

She owes her coaching success to her personal struggles and triumphs. She learned to be tough from her strict, demanding father. Motherhood taught her to balance that rigidity with communication and kindness. She is a role model for the many women she’s coached; 74 of her players have become coaches.

Pat’s life took a shocking turn in 2011, when she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, an irreversible brain condition that affects 5 million Americans. Despite her devastating diagnosis, she led the Vols to win their sixteenth SEC championship in March 2012. Pat continues to be a fighter, facing this new challenge the way she’s faced every other–with hard work, perseverance, and a sense of humor.

Albums:

Jazz Profile: Duke Ellington                                                                                                            Digital Audio Download Includes:

1. Satin Doll (Duke Ellington)

2. Stardust (Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra)

3. One O’Clock Jump (Duke Ellington)

4. Stormy Weather (Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra)

5. Take The “A” Train (Live) (Duke Ellington And His Orchestra)

6. 4:30 Blues (Live) (Duke Ellington)

7. In Triplicate (Live) (Duke Ellington)

8. Chile Bowl (Duke Ellington)

9. Janet (Duke Ellington)

10. Happy Reunion (Live) (1994 Digital Remaster) (Duke Ellington)

11. Caravan (1986 Digital Remaster) (Duke Ellington)

12. Wig Wise (1986 Digital Remaster) (Duke Ellington)

Psychedelic Rock Blues, Volume 1 -Practice-Tracks:                                                                                                         Digital Audio Download Includes:

1. Tune Up (Practice-Tracks)

2. All Night Blues in E (In the style of Led Zeppelin) (Practice-Tracks)

3. Strange Blues in D (In the style of Cream) (Practice-Tracks)

4. Wicked Blues in E (In the style of Jimi Hendrix) (Practice-Tracks)

5. Broke Blues in A (In the style of The Bluesbreakers) (Practice-Tracks)

6. Hip City Blues in D (In the style of Tower of Power) (Practice-Tracks)

7. Backyard Blues in E (In the style of The Yardbirds) (Practice-Tracks)

8. Straw Hat Blues in G (In the style of Taj Mahal) (Practice-Tracks)

9. 4 Finger Blues in D (In the style of The Grateful Dead) (Practice-Tracks)

10. Roadside Blues in D (In the style of The Doors) (Practice-Tracks)

11. Blues King Blues in A (In the style of Albert King) (Practice-Tracks)

Videos:

The Art Of Acoustic Blues Guitar: Early Roots with Woody Mann: Teaches the song forms and techniques of early American folk and blues guitar styles. Acclaimed blues performer and educator, Woody Mann, teaches five blues songs based on the playing of such originators as Charley Patton, Son House, Robert Johnson, Big Joe Williams, Scrapper Blackwell, and Tommy Johnson. Written for the near beginner to intermediate student, each song illustrates the techniques and approaches of these innovators in a clear and easy to understand arrangement of a classic theme in Open G, Open D, and standard tuning. Woody teaches techniques including rhythmic fingerpicking, left-hand dumping, brushing and percussive right-hand techniques, and syncopating a melody. Included is a Technique and Variations section where Woody further explores the subtleties of dynamics and phrasing and shows how to create variations within a tune. Early Roots offers the student the tools needed to understand and play the music of the early masters – the roots of today’s acoustic fingerstyle guitar music. Each song chapter includes introduction, performance, explanation and slow performance with split screen. Songs include: Delta Blues For Patton, Jackson Moan, Blue Daze, Shuffle Blues In G, and Bullfrog Groan.

Easy Guitar: Let Easy Guitar get you started on your musical career! Even with zero experience, you’ll be playing & singing House of the Rising Sun and more at the end of your studio sessions. Whether you want to jam in a band, or just chill with your friends, Easy Guitar will teach you the skills you need to play like the pros. Get maximum support as you work on your guitar techniques. A personal tutor shows you how to play it right, whether acoustic or electric. The demos give you easy-to-follow, clear, close-up views to make sure you’re learning the correct way to form chords, pick, and strum. Plus, written insets let you learn by ear and learn to read music at the same time. From stringing and alternate tunings to effects and amps, you can quickly go from beginner to intermediate level.

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.

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

Have a great weekend!

Linda R.

 

Tech Events @ The Library This Week: Holiday Planning & Try It Before You Buy It

Wednesday, November 14, 2012:

Wednesday One Hour Tech Workshop: Holiday Planning.
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Learn how to plan your holiday party- electronically with assistance from apps and websites. Registration is required. Register in person or by phone (607)936-3713 ext. 502.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Evening Tech Workshop: Try before you buy
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Stop in the try e-readers, iPads and tablets before you decide what to buy as a holiday gift even if you’re looking to buy a new e-reader or tablet for yourself!

Staff will be on hand to answer questions you may have about these devices.

Additionally of note, the library offers free one-on-one tech usage instruction sessions so if you buy a new tablet or e-reader and have questions about how to use it – you can call and make an appointment to sit down and go over your questions with a member or our tech staff.

Have a great afternoon everyone!

Linda R.