New Library Books, E-Books, DVDs & Other Materials 5 12 16

If you’ve ever wanted to see a list of all the new books, DVDs, e-books and other materials added the Southeast Steuben County Library’s collection every month – here is your chance!

Click on the appropriate links below to peruse lists of the new items added to the Southeast Steuben County Library’s collection in the last month.

We’ll be adding new lists each month and you can either request items through StarCat or the Digital Catalog or you can send me an email requesting titles.

New Fiction 5 11 16

New Non Fiction 5 11 16

New Digital Catalog Titles 5 11 16

New Media Titles 5 11 16

And if you wish to donate a great book, e-book or DVD to the library, one that you have discovered and one that the library doesn’t own we even have a form for that and here it is:

RR&A Form

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

Newly Added Downloadable Audiobooks, E-Books & Streaming Videos 1 27 16

Hi, everyone there will be new downloadable audiobooks, e-books and streaming videos available in the STLS Digital Catalog today!

Here’s a link to a PDF list of the title:

Newly Added OverDrive Titles January 27, 2016

And here’s a pasted version of that same list:

Downloadable Audiobooks:

…And Cauldron Bubble (Twilight Zone Radio Show)

Black Leather Jackets (Twilight Zone Radio Show)

Career of Evil: Cormoran Strike Series, Book 3 (unabridged) by Robert Galbraith, Robert Glenister

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks, Holter Graham

The Crossing: Harry Bosch Series, Book 20 (unabridged) by Michael Connelly, Titus Welliver

A Darker Shade of Magic: Darker Shade of Magic Series, Book 1 (unabridged) by V. E. Schwab, Steven Crossley

Fates and Furies: A Novel (unabridged) by Lauren Groff, Will Damron, Julia Whelan

The Guest Room: A Novel (unabridged) by Chris Bohjalian, Mozhan Marno, Grace Experience

The Guilty: Will Robie Series, Book 4 (unabridged) by David Baldacci, Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy

My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel (unabridged) by Elizabeth Strout, Kimberly Farr

The Power of I Am: Two Words That Will Change Your Life Today (unabridged) by Joel Osteen, The Author

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge (unabridged) by Michael Punke, Holter Graham

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter (unabridged) by Kate Clifford Larson, Bernadette Dunne


Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings by Nellie Bly, Jean Marie Lutes, Jean Marie Lutes, Jean Marie Lutes, Maureen Corrigan

Ashley Bell: A Novel by Dean Koontz

The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud by Sigmund Freud, A.A. Brill

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis

Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science by Richard Dawkins

The Burning Land: The Warrior Chronicles, Book 5 by Bernard Cornwell

Clean Sweep: Innkeeper Chronicles, Book 1 by Ilona Andrews

Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again by Donald J. Trump

Dukes Prefer Blondes by Loretta Chase

The Essential Jung: Selected and introduced by Anthony Storr by C. G. Jung, Anthony Storr, John Beebe

Fates and Furies: A Novel by Lauren Groff

A Free Man of Color: Benjamin January Series, Book 1 by Barbara Hambly

Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science by Alice Dreger

The Guest Room: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein

The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard

The Last Kingdom: The Warrior Chronicles, Book 1 by Bernard Cornwell

Last Light (Novella) by Dean Koontz

Lights Out: A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath by Ted Koppel

Llewellyn’s 2016 Magical Almanac: Practical Magic for Everyday Living

Lords of the North: The Warrior Chronicles, Book 3 by Bernard Cornwell

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel by Mitch Albom

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” by Lena Dunham

Of Dreams and Rust: Of Metal and Wishes Series, Book 2 by Sarah Fine

Of Metal and Wishes: Of Metal and Wishes Series, Book 1 by Sarah Fine

Of Shadows and Obsession: Of Metal and Wishes Series, Book 0.5 by Sarah Fine

One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild by Megan Frampton

Outsider in the White House by Bernie Sanders, John Nichols

The Pale Horseman: The Warrior Chronicles, Book 2 by Bernard Cornwell

Pool of Twilight by James M. Ward, Anne K. Brown

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

Rumor Has It: Animal Magnetism Series, Book 4 by Jill Shalvis

Runes in Ten Minutes by Richard T. Kaser

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School by Kim Newman

Snowflake Bay: Brides of Blueberry Cove Series, Book 2 by Donna Kauffman

Spencer’s Mountain by Earl Hamner, Jr.

Succubus Blues: Georgina Kincaid Series, Book 1 by Richelle Mead

Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole

The Sword of Straw by Amanda Hemingway

Sword Song: The Warrior Chronicles, Book 4 by Bernard Cornwell

Texas True: Tylers of Texas Series, Book 1 by Janet Dailey

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American

History by Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger

Tom Clancy Commander in Chief by Mark Greaney

Warriors of the Storm: A Novel by Bernard Cornwell

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

What to Do with a Duke: Spinster House Series, Book 1 by Sally MacKenzie

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Wicked Ride: Realm Enforcers Series, Book 1 by Rebecca Zanetti

Streaming Videos:

Space 1999, Season 1, Breakaway

Space 1999, Season 1, Collision Course

Space 1999, Season 1, Force Of Life

Space 1999, Season 1, War Games

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

Digital Catalog Weekend Suggested Reading, Viewing & Listening June 14 & 15 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!


Popular Fiction:

Vows, Vendettas and a Little Black Dress by Kyra Davis: Overjoyed at Maryanne’s engagement, amateur sleuth Sophie Katz can’t wait for the wedding vows and party toasts to begin. But then Dena–best friend, bridesmaid and all-around vixen–is mysteriously shot just after the announcement. Leave this to the authorities? No way. Dena may never walk again, and Sophie vows to marry her fists with the shooter’s face.

Problem is, the number of suspects is off the charts–from jaded lovers to anti-free-lovers to just plain old haters. Dena’s made plenty of enemies thanks to her popular sex shop–and, yes, she’s no saint–but really, who deserves to be shot?

With an superlogical almost boyfriend condemning her vigilante quest, and a wedding planner going vicariously bridezilla over the dream princess wedding, Sophie’s barely thinking straight. But if she can keep her cool (and avoid all errant taffeta), she just might nab her man and save the (wedding) day.

Big if.

Abandon by Carla Neggers: On what is supposed to be a quiet long weekend in New Hampshire, Deputy U.S. Marshal Mackenzie Stewart is viciously attacked at the lakefront cottage of her friend, federal judge Bernadette Peacham. Mackenzie fends off her attacker, but he manages to escape. Everything suggests he’s a deranged drifter–until FBI special agent Andrew Rook arrives.

With Rook, Mackenzie broke her own rule not to get involved with anyone in law enforcement, but she knows he isn’t up from Washington, D.C., to set things straight between them. He’s on a case.

As the hunt for the mysterious attacker continues, the case takes an unexpected turn when Mackenzie follows Rook back to Washington and finds that Bernadette’s former mentor, a once-powerful, now-disgraced judge who has been providing Rook with information, has gone missing. Mackenzie and Rook realize the stakes are higher than either had imagined, and a master criminal with nothing left to lose is prepared to gamble everything.

Critically Acclaimed Fiction:

The Morels by Christopher Hacker: Hacker earns all the stereotypical accolades of a debut novel—promising, ambitious, sincere—but his execution is far more original, and the result is an odd alloy of kitchen-sink family drama and metafictional inquest. Arthur Morel, who as a child was a talented violinist with a flair for self-sabotage, has just finished his second novel (also called The Morels), a barely fictionalized account of his relationship with his wife Penelope and their son, Will. His book’s last scene, however, depicts Arthur and an eight-year-old Will engaging in a sexual act that shocks the public and quickly scuttles his relationship with his family, who are unmoved by his claims of poetic license. Penelope begins to suspect that the novel is an oblique admission by her husband of more than a merely unsavory imagination, and soon Arthur’s mounting troubles become a legal matter. His only remaining ally is a small-time filmmaker, whose faith in his friend’s innocence leads him to make a documentary that might uncover the facts behind the fictionalized Morels. Savvy readers will know that Hacker is up to something from the beginning, and what develops is an eloquent treatise on the rights of artists to exploit their personal histories—and why they do so, and at what cost. The payoff goes a long way toward justifying an overstuffed middle section that suffers from the frequent absence of the novel’s two anchors, the ever-frustrating Arthur and precocious Will. Hacker does more than establish himself with this fine debut; he delivers a mission statement and the book retains the same ability to shock as its namesake. Publishers Weekly review.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer: Shaffer’s debut novel, written with her niece Barrow, is an original account of one writer’s relationship with a member of a unique book club formed as an alibi to protect its members from arrest at the hands of the Nazis during WWII. With a small cast of gifted narrators including Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerdan, John Lee, Rosalyn Landor and the enjoyable Juliet Mills, this production is first-class from top to bottom. The narrators’ British dialects, each quite regional and equally as different as they are ear-pleasing, serve the story well and allow Shaffer’s words to leap from the page into the hearts and minds of her listeners. The final result is an almost theatrical experience with a plethora of enthusiastic performances. Publishers Weekly review.


The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter by Ian O’Connor: Every spring, Little Leaguers across the country mimic his stance and squabble over the right to wear his number, 2, the next number to be retired by the world’s most famous ball team. Derek Jeter is their hero. He walks in the footsteps of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle, and someday his shadow will loom just as large. Yet he has never been the best player in baseball. In fact, he hasn’t always been the best player on his team. But his intangible grace and Jordanesque ability to play big in the biggest of postseason moments make him the face of the modern Yankee dynasty, and of America’s game. In The Captain, best-selling author Ian O’Connor draws on extensive reporting and unique access to Jeter that has spanned some fifteen years to reveal how a biracial kid from Michigan became New York’s most beloved sports figure and the enduring symbol of the steroid-free athlete. O’Connor takes us behind the scenes of a legendary baseball life and career, from Jeter’s early struggles in the minor leagues, when homesickness and errors in the field threatened a stillborn career, to his heady days as a Yankee superstar and prince of the city who squired some of the world’s most beautiful women, to his tense battles with former best friend A-Rod. We also witness Jeter struggling to come to terms with his declining skills and the declining favor of the only organization he ever wanted to play for, leading to a contentious contract negotiation with the Yankees that left people wondering if Jeter might end his career in a uniform without pinstripes. Derek Jeter’s march toward the Hall of Fame has been dignified and certain, but behind that leadership and hero’s grace there are hidden struggles and complexities that have never been explored, until now. As Jeter closes in on 3,000 hits, a number no Yankee has ever touched, The Captain offers an incisive, exhilarating, and revealing new look at one of the game’s greatest players in the gloaming of his career.

The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories by Patrick F. McManus: The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManus’s existing work in humor. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of readers. Read about the antics of Patrick’s friends Rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as “Shaping Up for the Hunt” and “Bear Hunters.” McManus plays off the recent obsession with hoarders in his surprising story “The Lady Who Kept Things.” In the titular story, meet Patrick’s horse, Huckleberry, and enjoy the experience of all the problems that come along with owning your own horse—or keeping him in the garage. Other great stories include: “Catch-And-Eaters,” about the importance of a forked stick when fishing”$7000 TV Historical Extravaganza,” a look at one director’s loose interpretation of historical accuracy and political correctness “A Lake Too Far,” concerning the woes of Patrick and his wife, Bun, on a fateful birding trip in Australia “Chicken Chronicles,” which involves Patrick’s memory of wandering around naked in the chicken yard when guests came to call. So pull up a chair, sit back, and enjoy laughing to the hilarious adventures of Patrick F. McManus in The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories.

Children’s Books:

The Little Duke Richard the Fearless by Charlotte Mary Yonge: Though originally intended for a younger audience, this masterpiece of historical children’s literature is a delight for readers of all ages. The Little Duke tells the story of Richard the Fearless, the young Duke of Normandy who ascended to power at a very young age and was then imprisoned. Escaping with the help of a few key confidants, Richard fought to regain control of his kingdom. The Little Duke is gripping, engaging historical fiction that will keep you interested. (Ages 9 and up).

Little Klein by Anne Ylvisaker: Harold “Little” Klein can’t seem to measure up. Surrounded by the “Bigs,” his boisterous gang of older brothers, and the bustling, bighearted Mother Klein, Harold often feels little and left out — until the day a stray dog named LeRoy becomes his inseparable companion. Join a cast of colorful characters in a rural river town circa 1949, where boys wrestle and fish, swipe pies, ride perilous waters on homemade rafts, and sometimes quietly become heroes. (Ages 8 and up).


Bluesmaster by Buddy Guy:                                                                                                                                                        Digital Audio Download Includes:

1. A Man And The Blues (Buddy Guy)

2. Stormy Monday Blues (Buddy Guy)

3. It Hurts Me Too (When Things Go Wrong) (Buddy Guy)

4. My Time After Awhile (Buddy Guy)

5. I’m Ready (Buddy Guy)

6. Checking On My Baby (Buddy Guy)

7. So Sad This Morning (Buddy Guy)

8. 24 Hours Of The Day (Buddy Guy)

9. Knock On Wood (Buddy Guy)

Audio Book:

The Elements of Expression: Putting Thoughts into Words by Arthur Plotnik: This is the second, much-updated edition of this funny and useful book. There are many grammar and usage books that give advice on correct English. This isn’t one of them. The Elements of Expression targets expressiveness as a goal apart from getting it technically right. Imagine the yawns a sportscaster would induce by announcing, “His bat struck the ball and the ball went into the stands,” instead of “He took that ball downtown!” And why say, “I’d prefer it if you didn’t volunteer your opinions,” if what you really mean is “When I want your advice, I’ll beat it out of you” (Chuck Norris, Code of Silence)? Written with uncommon wit and humor, The Elements of Expression offers writers, speakers, and self-improvers a fresh look at how they express (or fail to express) their thoughts and feelings. Plotnik supplies many engaging examples of adventurous language to show the tremendous power of words to describe and enliven human experience. Want merely to write correctly? Turn to those shelf-loads of “proper” books. For people who care about language and want to write or speak forcefully, effectively—in a word, expressively—this is the book to crack open.


The Dark Horse (2008): The Dark Horse is a dramatic story of struggle and redemption. Hearing the news that her father is suffering with dementia, Dana, a thirtyish Seattle ballet teacher, reluctantly returns to her childhood home on Orcas Island to discover that it is threatened with foreclosure. To save the farm and the family, she must tame her mother’s dangerous Friesian horse and ride him to victory in the year’s biggest dressage competition. She must also reconcile her warring brothers, and heal a broken heart.

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 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.


Weekend Digital Catalog Suggested Reading/Viewing/Listening

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

Suggested E-Book:

Acceleration by Graham McNamee: It’s a hot, hot summer, and in the depths of the Toronto Transit Authority’s Lost and Found, 17-year-old Duncan is cataloging lost things and sifting through accumulated junk. And between Jacob, the cranky old man who runs the place, and the endless dusty boxes overflowing with stuff no one will ever claim, Duncan’s just about had enough. Then he finds a little leather book. It’s a diary filled with the dark and dirty secrets of a twisted mind, a serial killer stalking his prey in the subway. And Duncan can’t make himself stop reading.

What would you do with a book like that? How far would you go to catch a madman?

And what if time was running out. . . .

Suggested Album:

Book of Dreams by The Steve Miller Band

Digital Audio Download Includes:

1. Threshold (Steve Miller)

2. Jet Airliner (Steve Miller)

3. Winter Time (Steve Miller)

4. Swingtown (Steve Miller)

5. True Fine Love (Steve Miller)

6. Wish Upon A Star (Steve Miller)

7. Jungle Love (Steve Miller)

8. Electro Lux Imbroglio (Instrumental) (Steve Miller)

9. Sacrifice (Steve Miller)

10. The Stake (Steve Miller)

11. My Own Space (Steve Miller)

12. Babes In The Wood (Instrumental) (Steve Miller)

Suggested Audio Book: A classic work of horror just in time for the weekend!

Carrie by Stephen King: Overview: Stephen King’s legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.

Carrie White may have been unfashionable and unpopular, but she had a gift. Carrie could make things move by concentrating on them. A candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her power and her sin. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offered Carrie a chance to be a normal and go to her senior prom. But another act—of ferocious cruelty—turned her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that her classmates would never forget.

Suggested Video:

Africa’s Incredible Hulks, Part 1 of 2: Unforgettable Elephants Description: Unforgettable Elephants – Award-winning wildlife cameraman Martyn Colbeck has filmed African elephants for more than fifteen years, learning to anticipate their every move as he follows them across plains and deserts and into jungles. In this retrospective of his work, he shares his spectacular footage along with his unique insights about these unforgettable elephants, including their exceptional ability to communicate and cooperate, and their complex emotions and strong loyalty to one another. After years of sharing their company, he earned their trust, and they stole his heart.

Note: This is part one of a series of two parts. Part 2 is also available via the STLS Digital Catalog

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.