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If you like Eric Jerome Dickey...

or Terry McMIllan, Kimberla Lawson Roby, ReShonda Tate Billingsley try these titles:

Stories to sweep you away...

We've had a request for stories that get you caught up from the first page, as do books by Diana Gabaldon, Dan Brown, Stephenie Meyer, and Jodi Picoult. If this sounds good to you, try these titles:

Murder Will Out: New Mysteries

Are you looking for someone new to read? Maybe a new mystery author? I'm hoping I'll find time to read at least one of these five titles this summer. Meredith Cole won the St. Martin's/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Competition. Let us know what you think.

Angel's advocate by Mary Stanton

Bait by Nick Brownlee

Hangman blind by Cassandra Clark

Izzy and Lenore

Bedlam Farm is located in rural Upstate New York and provides a charming setting for author Jon Katz's book, Izzy and Lenore. After Jon adopts Izzy, a stranded and sensitive border collie, he becomes inspired to volunteer for a hospice organization to help others but Lenore helps him heal himself.

30th. Michigan Senior Olympics July 5 - 12

The 30th Michigan Senior Olympics  Summer Games will be held July 5 through July 12 at Oakland University and other sites in Oakland and Washtenaw counties.  A complete schedule is available on their website.  Hayes Jones, 1964 Gold Medalist is this year's chairperson.  Mr. Jones will host the 30th. Anniversary Celebration of Athletes featuring guest speaker, Bill Laimbeer,four time All Star, twice an integral part the Detroit Piston team that won the NBA Championship and head coach of the WBA's Detroit Shocks. 

Explaining Success

Success stories are inspiring. In Outliers Malcolm Gladwell explains how several factors are important for a person to become really successful in any field. It is a fascinating read.

Growing Old in America

A recently released study conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed getting old isn't as bad as we think it is, nor is it all it's cracked up to be... Perhaps not surprising is the "... sizable gap between the expectations that young and middle-aged adults have about old age and the actual experiences reported by older Americans themselves."

Pure Michigan Website

The award-winning "Pure Michigan" tourism campaign has received another accolade, this one from Forbes, naming it among the 10 all-time best travel campaigns. This recognition is further proof Michigan is making its mark when it comes to travel and tourism. In the words of Governor Granholm "This campaign is helping travelers choose Michigan while diversifying and growing our economy".

Michigan Genealogist

Are you an avid genealogist who likes to keep up on current genealogy in Michigan? The friendly librarians at the Library of Michigan publish the Michigan Genealogist newsletter quarterly, and it's a wealth of information! The current issue features the upcoming Abrams Genealogy seminar, historic newspapers, and more!

Is that REAL food you're eating?

Award-winning author Michael Pollan's latest book In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto takes a stab at the overabundance of processed foods lining supermarket shelves, referring to them as "edible food-like substances" pretending to be food. Pollan makes a strong case for going back to basics when it comes to the food Americans ought to eat: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Pollan suggests we shouldn't eat foods our great-grandmothers wouldn't recognize. In other words, meals should be prepared with whole, unprocessed foods that are mostly fruits and vegetables.

Stitched Toys

Stitched ToysStitched Toys: 20 Stunning But Simple Designs by Kate Haxell includes instructions for making and embellishing twenty unique and appealing toys. The entire collection has a vintage aesthetic that will make these treasures seem like they've been in your family for years. The dog beanbag is my favorite.

Bookmarks for Summer Reading

Looking for book recommendations for Summer Reading? Need something to keep your page? Our librarians have compiled great bookmarks with lists of books and authors; you can get them at the library or print them from your computer. We also maintain a big list of bookmarks for many genres if you don't find what you're looking for.

Snag a Job

demogrms.jpgLooking for a job? Try the website snagajob.com. They are the #1 source for hourly and part time jobs which connects seekers with 100,000 active job listings from top employers across the country. There are also listings of full time jobs. You can search by zip code to narrow it down or browse by job type. Find your job today!

Need Some Video Game Help?

Check out our growing collection of video game strategy guides! Search the catalog by subject for the system that you're looking for followed by "video games handbooks" to bring up a list of our titles. For example, searching for the subject "Xbox 360 video games handbooks" will give you our selection of strategy guides for the Xbox 360.

Swimsuit

Swimsuit, by James Patterson, is a well written mystery, and shows that we tend to go along with people who are dressed well, without asking questions. It will be a very hard book to put down with many plots and twists.

Gran Torino

Gran Torino is a well done feature, filmed here in Metro Detroit, and shows what a great actor and director Clint Eastwood is. It involves an older man that realizes relationship ties with his neighbors of other cultures, who realizes that they are no different from his own self.

Are you an AL or a NL?

baseball bat and gloveHey sports fans! Join us next week, July 12-14, 2009, in beautiful Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis, MO. for the 80th Major League Baseball All-Star Game! This the the game that showcases the best of the best from the American and National Leauges braving the heat to swing their bats in the ever-popular Home Run Derby and of course at the plate when they send their high fly balls over the left field fence in an attempt to bring victory to their team. For more information check out ESPN.com for all your sporting needs, highlights, and updates. Go American League!! (Home of our Detroit Tigers, afterall!)

What To Read Now

The July 13th issue of Newsweek features several book related articles. What to Read Now and Why is the lead article and the books featured are meant to make sense of our times. This is followed by articles on the 100 best books ever, books to revisit, and favorite book cover designs. A myriad of ideas for your summer reading pleasure.

Murder Will Out: 100 Overlooked, Forgotten, or Underappreciated Mysteries

Question: What one crime, mystery, or thriller novel do you think has been most unjustly overlooked, criminally forgotten, or underappreciated over the years? In honor of The Rap Sheet’s first birthday, they invited more than 100 crime writers, book critics, and bloggers from all over the English-speaking world to choose crime/mystery/thriller novels that they thought had been 'most unjustly overlooked, criminally forgotten, or underappreciated over the years.' Any book you would like to add to this list?