Playaway Digital Audiobooks Now Available

Playaways are now available at the Bentley Library!
What is a Playaway? Half the size of a deck of cards and weighing in at two ounces, Playaway is the simplest way to listen to a book on the go!  Each Playaway comes with the digital audiobook already pre-loaded on it and an AAA battery to make it play. Simply plug in your headphones and enjoy. The universal headphone jack also works with most speakers and car adapters.

The Playaway collection currently includes bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles, such as The Road, Devil’s Garden, The Zookeeper’s Wife, and Water for ElephantsClick here to see a full list of our Playaways in the library catalog.  Playaways are currently located in the “New Books” area, along the wall near the Deloitte Café.

Summer Session Hours

Regular Summer Session hours are:

Monday – Thursday:
Library open 8:00am-10:00pm
Cafe open 10:00am-8:00pm

Friday:
Library open 8:00am to 4:00pm
Cafe is closed

Saturday:
Library open 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cafe is closed

Sunday:
Library open 1:00pm to 10:00pm
Cafe is closed

Please note that hours are subject to change on holidays, holiday weekends and when classes are not being held. If you have any questions about the library or cafe hours please contact Library Services or view our online calendar.

2009 Audies Have Been Announced

The Audies – the Oscars of the audiobook industry – are awarded annually by the Audio Publishers Association.  Many of this year’s award-winning titles are available at the library:

AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman; read by Neil Gaiman [check current availability]

FICTION:The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows; read by Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, Juliet Mills [check current availability]

THRILLER/SUSPENSE:Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith; read by Dennis Boutsikaris [check current availability]

NON-FICTION:Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman; read by Oliver Wyman [check current availability]

AUDIOBOOK ADAPTATION: English Majors by Garrison Keillor; read by Garrison Keillor et al. [check current availability]

BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR:The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow; read by Erik Singer [check current availability]

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR:When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris; read by David Sedaris [check current availability]

POLITICS: Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman; read by Oliver Wyman [check current availability]

For a full list of the winners and finalists, including reviews and clips, visit http://www.theaudies.com/.

Welcome, Blue & Gold Society

The Bentley Library extends a warm welcome to the Blue and Gold Society, and sends congratulations to the Class of 1959 on their induction into the society.  We are pleased to be a part of this year’s celebration.  Formal tours are being held on Wednesday, June 10, at 10:30am and 2:30pm. If you can’t make a tour please feel free to visit at any time and explore our beautiful building.  We look forward to meeting you!