Library Column for July 19, 2017

@ Your Library

Mad Science of Minnesota will present “Spin, Pop, BOOM!” Thursday, July 20th at 10:30 am. This fun and educational program for families with children ages 4 and up will be in the library meeting room. No storytime this week to accommodate the outside program.

Several popular authors have new titles out including Camino Island by John Grisham, Murder Games by James Patterson, The Duchess by Danielle Steel, Use of Force by Brad Thor, House of Spies by Daniel Silva, and Vicious Circle by C.J. Box. Call us if you enjoy reading these authors and we’ll save these newest titles for you. Lee Child has edited a book of short stories by twenty-two masters of the thriller called Match-Up. See how many of these authors you regularly read and how many new authors you can discover.

July 15 was Cow appreciation Day! Who thinks these days up and how do they become officially recognized? So the July 15th reading challenge is to read about cows. We couldn’t pass up the chance to encourage people to read about cows. Maybe you want to read about the beef industry, maybe you want to read nursery rhymes to a child and include “The Cow Jumped over the Moon,” or maybe you want to read Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan (the only novel I could find in our collection with ‘cow’ in the title).

The library now offers remote access to the New York Times. Visit our website at at the bottom of the page is a link to a google document with a link to a login page for 24 hours of free access to the New York Times. You can view as many stories as you’d like for the 24 hours. You are welcome to sign in each and every day and access the full contents of the newspaper. Get up-to-date, reliable news whenever and wherever you need. Let us know if you have problems.

If you read e-books or listen to audiobooks check out Overdrive and its new app Libby for free e-books and audiobooks you can download directly onto a phone, tablet or computer. City residents can also access free e-books, audiobooks, music, movies and comic books using Hoopla. If you have difficulties using any of these products stop by the library and ask for help. We can usually figure out how to make it work and if we can’t we can send you on to professional assistance.

Out and about and find your phone charge is down to almost nothing? Stop by the library and charge your phone at our new charging station. We have both Apple and Android cables available. Grab a magazine and sit and recharge yourself while your phone charges.

Next Wednesday, July 26th at 2:00 pm, teens are encouraged to come and paint with Bob Ross via video. The library will provide paint, brushes, canvas and cookies, teens supply the creativity and fun. Anyone entering grade 6 and up is welcome to come paint ‘happy trees.’