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May We Suggest

May We Suggest?This blog provides customized book recommendations to our patrons. To get your own, just fill out the May We Suggest form and you can expect results within 10 days. You can also like May We Suggest on facebook.

Soundcapes of the Upper Midwest

This resource from the Library of Congress features a folk song expedition to Michigan as available here in these multiple podcast formats.

Health and Wellness Resource Center Database

This is a searchable health and wellness resource center provided by Gale which allow the user to search articles, topics in the news, directories, conditions and diseases, and watch videos about an assortment of topics and conditions in health and wellness.

CultureGrams Online

The site CultureGrams allows for the user to find statistical data, averages, and additional contacts about the world around us. There is also a kids section which can allow for a look into the life of a child from another part of the globe. Find out more by clicking here

Computer Database

Computer Database provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology- from the Gale Computer Database Website linked here

Michigan Bug and Insect Classification with Photos!

Compare and contrast the bugs you find/have found/ or want to find with this awesome resource featuring the arthropods of Michigan! Click here to check them out

*My favorite is the Great Tiger moth because its markings look similar to the pattern on a giraffe! Which one do you like best? Please tell or show us by uploading a picture when you claim your badge

Read a Book or Have It Read to You on BookFlix!

Check out BookFlix to earn any of your electrified badges. BookFlix has books by popular authors and offers both fiction and non fiction books on a variety of topics. The books can be listened to or read along with by the reader and some feature animation which can draw the reader into the magic of the book! Click here to check out BookFlix today!

Look What's In Large Print: July 2015

This month the focus is on mystery and suspense.  We have several new mysteries: this is the first time Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series has appeared in Large Print, Alex Kava introduces a new series, and the remainder are the latest addition to ongoing series.

New and Fantastical for Teens

Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

Rook by Sharon Cameron

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti

Shadowshaper by Older, Daniel Jose

Red queen by Victoria Aveyard

The witch hunter by Virginia Boecker

An ember in the ashes: a novel by Sabaa Tahir

The Great Outdoors @ the Movies

The bear [videodisc] by Price Entertainment ; a Tri-Star release

Eight below [videodisc] by presented by Walt Disney Pictures ; in association with Spyglass Entertainment ; a Mandeville Films production

Fly away home [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a Sandollar production

Into the wild [videodisc] by Paramount Vantage and River Road Entertainment present a Square One C.I.H./Linson Film production

Jeremiah Johnson [videodisc] by Warner Bros. presents a Sydney Pollack film

Kon-Tiki [videodisc] by director, Espen Sandberg, Joachim R̨nning ; producer, Aage Aaberge, Jeremy Thomas ; screenwriter, Petter Skavlan

Popular Realistic Fiction For Teens

Anatomy of a misfit by Andrea Portes

We are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins

If I stay: a novel by Gayle Forman