Spring Break Hours: Sat. March 7th - Sun. March 15th

March 5, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

It may not feel or look like spring, but it is time for Spring Break! Those of you not headed out of town might be wondering if the library is open during break. Yes, we are, with some modifications to our normal hours:

suitcaseSaturday, March 7 & Sunday, March 8:
CLOSED

Monday, March 9 – Thursday, March 12:
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 13:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14:
CLOSED

Sunday, March 15:
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

The Deloitte Cafe/Einstein Bros. Bagels will be closed throughout spring break. The library and cafe will resume regular hours on Monday, March 16, 2015. For more information please check the online hours calendarHave a wonderful break!

On Display: Young Adult Literature

March 4, 2015 by Amy · Comment 
Filed Under: displays

This month’s display is a collection of bildungsromans. That’s the original term for the young adult novel. Classically, young adult literature features a coming-of-age tale such as Lucy Maude Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables” or Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Nowadays, the term young adult has morphed to become known as reading-age group. Folks often use “young adult” to mean fiction for teens. Sometimes, when adults read a young adult book, such as “Harry Potter,” they may face ridicule from their friends, colleagues, family, and even strangers! If that happens to you, now you can explain that young adult is not a dirty word.

If you are reading Louisa May Alcott or John Green, remember that they have the same DNA. Young Jo March and Hazel Grace Lancaster are cut from the same cloth.  Jane Austen, Cameron Crowe (“Fast Times at Ridgemont High”), and Bret Easton Ellis (“Less Than Zero”) all capture the sense of what was like for teens during specific time periods and in different regions.

I hope that this display creates a discussion about the evolution of the young adult novel. Let us know what you think about the bildungsroman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

A selection of young adult books and audiobooks will be on display in the library through April 13, 2015. You may also browse our young adult eBook collection through Overdrive. Below are instructions on how to locate them.

1. Click on All Fiction

1. Click on All Fiction

1. Click on Subject

2. Click to expand Subject

3. Click on

3. Click on Young Adult Fiction

 

New Books, DVDs, Audiobooks & OverDrive Books

March 2, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

The library added over 200 new books, DVDs, audiobooks, and OverDrive downloadable books to the shelves last month!  Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the February new acquisitions lists by subject or format. When you see something you want, simply hit the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

To browse for new eBooks and audiobooks to read on a Kindle, NOOK, iPad, iPod, laptop or smartphone, visit the library’s OverDrive downloadable books collection. If you’d like help using OverDrive please view OverDrive’s Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.