Monday, November 10, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November: National Picture Book Month

Why Picture Books Are Important by Aaron Becker
The picture book physically connects a child to their world through story. It provides an elemental platform in which storytelling can find its way into the newest members of our planet and provide a moral compass, or at the very least a subtle whisper: “You are not alone. You matter.” When we share a book with a child, an exchange is taking place: a passing-down of wisdom, adventure, joy, and even love. The pictures take on a special significance here. They become the vehicle of communication – the path upon which a young child can walk on, or better yet, to meander through, as they discover which way they want to go. As the world changes, we must ask ourselves what we’re losing in this transition from books to glowing entertainment devices. The fear here, I think, is that without the quieter paths of a shared book, we might all end up lazily building houses made of straw, or worse yet, turn into the big bad wolf himself, searching for the next best thing to eat up.
              The picture book is a physical object that demands our engagement and attention. It does this without beeps or whistles or touch screens or promises of something faster, better, and more efficient. It tells us we can take our time. The pictures, within their bound pages, allow children to formulate their own stories; to find their own way. But the picture book also suggests something greater – that the world is a place we might have an actual connection to. In the arms of a parent, a child hears and touches and feels that connection through the simple gift of story. All they have to do – all WE have to do – is slow down and listen. I’ve yet to find an “app” that does this very well.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

November at the Davis Public Library

Monday, November 3rd @ 4:30pm
Lantern Making

Celebrate the end of daylight savings, by making beautiful lanterns to bring light to the early nights.

Saturday November 15th @ 12pm
National Game Day

Come by the library to play! We have lots of fun games including cards, dominos, jenga, candy land and cribbage.

Saturday, November 22nd @ 12pm
WonkaFest!
 
Celebrate Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" turning 50 by playing games to win candy!

Monday, November 24-29, 2014 

National Game and Puzzle Week
There will be an ongoing puzzle at the library all week, can you help complete it by Saturday!?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Audio Book Purchaseson OverDrive


TitleCreator
BelzharMeg Wolitzer, Jorjeana Marie
Bones Never Lie: Temperance Brennan Series, Book 17 Kathy Reichs, Katherine Borowitz
Burn: Michael Bennett Series, Book 7 James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Danny Mastrogiorgio
The Death Cure: The Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 3 James Dashner, Mark Deakins
The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain Brock L. Eide, Fernette F. Eide, Paul Costanzo
Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3 Ken Follett, John Lee
The Golem of HollywoodJonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman, John Rubinstein
Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn, Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
Gutenberg's Apprentice: A Novel Alix Christie, Robert Petkoff
He's So Fine: Lucky Harbor Series, Book 11 Jill Shalvis
How Google WorksEric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle
How to Build a Girl: A Novel Caitlin Moran, Louise Brealey
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World Steven Johnson, George Newbern
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Bill O'Reilly
The Legend of Sleepy HollowWashington Irving
The Long Way Home: Chief Inspector Gamache Series, Book 10 Louise Penny, Ralph Cosham
The Maze Runner: The Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1 James Dashner, Mark Deakins
The Paying GuestsSarah Waters, Juliet Stevenson
Personal: Jack Reacher Series, Book 19 Lee Child, Dick Hill
Proof Positive: Joe Gunther Series, Book 25 Archer Mayor, Tom Taylorson
The Revenge of Seven: Lorien Legacies Series, Book 5 Pittacus Lore, Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, et. al.
The School for Good and Evil: The School for Good and Evil Series, Book 1 Soman Chainani, Polly Lee
The Scorch Trials: The Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 2 James Dashner, Mark Deakins
Shouldn't You Be in School?: All the Wrong Questions Series, Book 3 Lemony Snicket, Liam Aiken
Swamp Bones: A Novella Kathy Reichs, Katherine Borowitz
The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan Jenny Nordberg, Kirsten Potter
What a Wallflower Wants: Wicked Wallflower Series, Book 3 Maya Rodale, Carolyn Morris
The Witch's BoyKelly Barnhill, Ralph Lister
Wolf in White Van: A Novel John Darnielle, John Darnielle

New eBooks Purchased on OverDrive


TitleCreator
AbsentKatie Williams
Adultery: A novelPaulo Coelho, Margaret Jull Costa, Zoƫ Perry
Against the Tide: Spirit Animals Book 5Tui T. Sutherland
All He Wants for Christmas: Kismet Christmas Series, Book 4Lisa Plumley
All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went TabloidMatt Bai
Bad Feminist: EssaysRoxane Gay
The Big Chihuahua: Barking Detective Mystery Series, Book 3Waverly Curtis
Black Fridays: Jason Stafford Series, Book 1Michael Sears
Bones Never Lie: Temperance Brennan Series, Book 17Kathy Reichs
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin OlympicsDaniel James Brown
Can You Say Catastrophe?: The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair Series, Book 1Laurie Friedman
Chasing Morgan: The Hunted Series, Book 4Jennifer Ryan
The Children ActIan McEwan
The Christmas BouquetSherryl Woods
Coach Hyatt Is a Riot!: My Weird School Daze Series, Book 4Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot
Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALsJohnny Walker, Jim DeFelice
Coming Home For ChristmasJulia Williams
CoralineNeil Gaiman, Dave McKean
Dead and BuriedStephen Booth
Dead Zone: Blackout Series, Book 2Robison Wells
A Deadly Business: Mia Quinn Mystery Series, Book 2Lis Wiehl
Eat My Dust!: Henry Ford's First RaceMonica Kulling, Richard Walz
Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3Ken Follett
The Eye of Heaven: Fargo Adventure Series, Book 6Clive Cussler, Russell Blake
Fire and Ice: J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 18J. A. Jance
French Pastry Murder: Lucy Stone Series, Book 21Leslie Meier
Frogs & ToadsCamilla Gersh, DK
Grimm: The Killing TimeTim Waggoner
The Groom Says YesCathy Maxwell
Harbor IslandCarla Neggers
Hope Burns: Hope Series, Book 3Jaci Burton
How the Light Gets In: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 9Louise Penny
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern WorldSteven Johnson
The Human BodyPaolo Giordano, Anne Milano Appel
In the Woods: Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox Series, Book 1Tana French
In Your DreamsKristan Higgins
Indecent ProposalMolly O'Keefe
Isla and the Happily Ever AfterStephanie Perkins
JiltedRachael Johns
Joyful: Return to Sugarcreek Series, Book 3Shelley Shepard Gray
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious GeneralBill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
The Kissing SeasonRachael Johns
Lambs to the Slaughter: DCI Monika Paniatowski Mystery Series, Book 5Sally Spencer
Lock InJohn Scalzi
Looking for AlaskaJohn Green
The Lost Key: Brit in the FBI Series, Book 2Catherine Coulter, J. T. Ellison
The Love ListEve Devon
Mariella Mystery Investigates a Cupcake Conundrum: Mariella Mystery Series, Book 2Kate Pankhurst
Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in ParisAnn Mah
A Match Made in Hell: Nicki Styx Series, Book 2Terri Garey
The Maze Runner: The Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1James Dashner
Million-Dollar ThrowMike Lupica
The Miniaturist: A NovelJessie Burton
Murder at Marble House: Gilded Newport Mystery Series, Book 2Alyssa Maxwell
The Night Belongs to Fireman: A Bachelor Firemen NovelJennifer Bernard
Nuts to YouLynne Rae Perkins, Lynne Rae Perkins
The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape CodHenry Beston
The Paying GuestsSarah Waters
People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban ScourgesJen Mann
The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami ChildhoodRichard Blanco
The Queen of Zombie HeartsGena Showalter
The Revenge of Seven: Lorien Legacies Series, Book 5Pittacus Lore
Ruins: Partials Series, Book 3Dan Wells
Salt, Sweat, Tears: The Men Who Rowed the OceansAdam Rackley
The Scorch Trials: The Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 2James Dashner
The Secret Place: Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox Series, Book 5Tana French
Sign of the Moon: Warriors: Omen of the Stars Series, Book 4Erin Hunter
Spark: Elemental Series, Book 2Brigid Kemmerer
Station Eleven: A novelEmily St. John Mandel
Stay CloseHarlan Coben
Step It Up: Dance Divas Series, Book 4Sheryl Berk
Treason's DaughterAntonia Senior
Tremor: A Pulse NovelPatrick Carman
A Trick of the Light: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 7Louise Penny
Trouble in Paradise: Jesse Stone Series, Book 2Robert B. Parker
Virtue Falls: Virtue Falls Series, Book 1Christina Dodd
Voyager: Outlander Series, Book 3Diana Gabaldon
What a Wallflower WantsMaya Rodale
When the Rancher Came to Town: A Valentine Valley NovellaEmma Cane
Worth the Fall: The McKinney BrothersClaudia Connor
The Year We Fell Down: The Ivy Years Series, Book 1Sarina Bowen
The Zone of Interest: A novelMartin Amis

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Book Return Raffle


* Begins October 1st * Drawing December 1st *

For the next two months, each time you return a book to the Davis Public Library, your name will be entered into the 'Batman Returns His Books to the Library!' raffle. Drawing will be on Monday, December 1st. The prizes included are full of winter fun, you can enjoy them or give them away as gifts for the holidays, if you can resist the fun.

Happy Reading!

Monday, September 29, 2014

35 Ways to Use Your Library Card:


1. See a new art exhibit.
3. Find a new hobby.
4. Enjoy a concert.
5. Empower yourself through home improvement: check out a book on learning how to fix that leaky faucet.
6. Learn how to self-publish – and market – your new book.
7. Learn a new language with audiobooks.
8. Search out tips for building your retirement nest egg.
9. Get new ideas for redecorating your house.
10. Borrow or download an audio book for your next road trip or commute
11. Trek to another planet in a Sci-Fi novel.
12. Hear a local author reading his/her latest novel.
13.…then research WWII espionage…
14.…then find a quiet spot to plug in your laptop and begin your own novel.
15. Broaden your world by checking out cookbooks of foods from other cultures.
16. Get ready for the SAT with online test-prep services. 
17. Explore new opportunities and research technical schools, community colleges and universities.
18. Learn about the history of your city or town.
19. Get involved – join your library’s Friends group.
20. Check out your favorite graphic novel.
21. Check out a pass to a museum.
22. Launch your future: Get free assistance with job searches, resume writing and interviewing tips. 
23. Use a library computer to apply for a job online or check out materials to help study for a certification exam. 
24. Research your term paper.
25. Get help with homework.
26. Download an e-book. 
27. Not sure how to download an e-book on your new device? A librarian can show you how.
28. Use a computer to finish a school project. 
29. Use free Wi-Fi.
30. Find love at the library: check out a romance novel.
31. Find a quiet spot, curl up with a good book and enjoy.
32. Talk mysteries with people who like mysteries, too, at a library book club.
33. Find the best resources on how to preserve that photo of your great grandmother.
34. Learn new knitting techniques and get new patterns. 
35. Borrow a fishing pole and catch some dinner!