October 25, 2016 | Brad B.
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
Ten years after the disappearance of superhumans-- both heroes and villains-- thirteen-year-olds Danny and Colin begin to develop super powers, making them the object of much unwanted attention.
In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.
October 20, 2016 | hathawaym
Can't wait for the next season of The Walking Dead? We've got the entire series of comics available to you both in our adult graphic novel collection, and online with Hoopla (where it is always available)! We have print and electronic copies of all 26 volumes of the critically-acclaimed horror comics (not to mention 7 full novels) to ease your anticipation for the next season premier. Meet the newest Big Bad Bat Man on the page before he smashes onto the screen on October 23rd.
New to the AMC hit show? Looking for a Halloween horror to binge-watch? We've got Seasons 1-6 on DVD as well!
October 17, 2016 | strande
If you missed our Leaf Storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a fall storytime that you can do at home.
In a simple, evocative conversation with nature, a young girl witnesses how the season changes from summer to autumn.
THE LEAVES ON THE TREES (to The Wheels on the Bus)
The leaves on the trees turn orange and brown… all over town.
The leaves on the trees come tumbling down… all over town.
The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish… all over town.
The leaves on the ground get raked right up… all over town.
The trees all around are bare and cold… all over town.
The trees show the seasons go round and round… all over town.
October 5, 2016 | ms.amelia
The United Nations is celebrating 2016's World Space Week from Oct. 4-10th. Check out some of these picture books dealing with the moon, the stars, aliens, and astronauts.
A young child thinks about what it would be like to be an astronaut and go out on a mission into space. The book uses actual terminology, such as gravity, orbit, and satellite, in easy to read, simple sentences paired with colorful drawings.
A little bunny bids goodnight to all the objects in his room before falling asleep.
Written by an astronaut, a small but plucky mouse named Mike is sure that he can help the Space Shuttle astronauts, and ends up saving the whole mission. Includes facts about NASA and space travel. His adventures continue in the sequel Mousetronaut Goes to Mars.
October 5, 2016 | madame librarian
This month's mysteries are going to the dogs and cats.
Librarian Charlie Harris, living in his hometown of Athena, Mississippi, with his Maine coon cat Diesel, becomes caught up in a murder mystery when his daughter Laura is suspected of killing Connor Lawton, her old flame.
October 4, 2016 | madame librarian
According to the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), October is National Audiology Awareness Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month. Over 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss and over half of them are younger than age 65. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) has launched a national public education campaign called It’s a Noisy Planet :Protect Their Hearing. Althought Noisy Planet targets parents and tweens, kids between the ages of 8 and 12, with messages about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), everyone is affected by the constant noise exposure.
The Hearing-Loss Guide presents clear, basic facts on hearing impairment and treatments, followed by candid personal recommendations from people who are coping successfully with hearing difficulties. For anyone confronting hearing loss, for family members and friends, and for others who work alongside or care for a person with a hearing impairment.
This book provides information you need to know about protecting your hearing and managing hearing loss.
October 3, 2016 | strande
Hamilton’s America will air on PBS on October 21. A powerful musical, if you haven’t heard it you can borrow a copy of the broadway soundtrack on CD or stream it on Hoopla. You might find that the music inspires you to explore further into our early nation. If so, try some of these additional resources that span fact and fiction from throughout the library. This assorted list includes items from the children’s collection that might be of wide interest, followed by denser materials from the adult collection. Don't find yourself saying, "What'd I Miss?"
Explains how political differences between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton escalated their Revolutionary War-era rivalry and culminated in the most famous duel in American history. The final line of this beautifully illustrated picture book should sing out to fans of the musical.
Sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.
A key figure in the American War for Independence, the marquis de Lafayette was an exuberant youth from France who convinced the fledgling United States to volunteer for their army. If you love America's Favorite Fighting Frenchman, this book gives his backstory.
October 1, 2016 | madame librarian
Richard Feynman once quipped: "Time is what happens when nothing else does." But Julian Barbour disagrees: if nothing happened, if nothing changed, time would stop. For time is nothing but change. It is change that we perceive occurring all around us, not time. In fact, time doesn't exist. In this highly provocative volume, Barbour presents the basic evidence for the nonexistence of time, explaining what a timeless universe is like and showing how the world will nonetheless be experienced as intensely temporal.
What do snowflakes, mirrors, and the universe as a whole have in common? Physicist Dave Goldberg takes readers on a warp-speed road trip guided by the notion that while randomness may seem to rule our lives, it never seems to erase an essential orderliness. Space, time, and everything in between in our elegant universe - from the Higgs boson to antimatter to the most massive group of galaxies - are shaped by hidden symmetries
pioneering theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss explains the groundbreaking new scientific advances that turn the most basic philosophical questions on their heads. One of the few prominent scientists today to have actively crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss reveals that modern science is addressing the question of why there is something rather than nothing, with surprising and fascinating results. The staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories are all described accessibly in A Universe from Nothing, and they suggest that not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing.
"The Hidden Reality" reveals how major developments in different branches of fundamental theoretical physics -- relativistic, quantum, cosmological, unified, computational -- have all led us to consider one or another variety of parallel universe.