Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The soon-to-be-completed library of the Bowles Life Center was selected to receive a collection of books as the result of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Assocation. The We the People Bookshelf features 19 books in English and Spanish on the theme of freedom. The books are:

Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
El Cuento de Pedrito Conega by Beatrix Potter
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
Ben and Me by Robert Lawson
To Be a Slave by Julius Lester
The Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
El León, La Bruja & Ropero by C.S. Lewis
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 (in Spanish) by Ray Bradbury
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Mi Antonia (Spanish) by Willa Cather
Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

If you can't wait until the Bowles Center opens to read one of these, ask a librarian (or check our libary catalog) to see if a copy is already owned by the Library.


We recently added many new travel titles to the Main Library, thanks to funds from the Friends of the Library. Some of the series include Lonely Planet, Let's Go...; Rick Steves, DK Eyewitness, Frommer's, Fodor's, and more. Destinations are both domestic and international. Some of these books are on display near the Circulation Desk, but we ran out of display space before we ran out of books, so ask a librarian if you don't see the book you need.

The Main Library has received a temporary collection of Large Print Books and Audiobooks (books-on-tape) from the North East Texas Library System. What does this mean to you? Until early August, you can check out a "new" large print book or audiobook that we don't normally have in our collection.

Some titles include:
Large print: Scenarios, by Bill Pronzini; Shroud, by John Banville; Hark! by Ed McBain; When We Touch, by Shannon Drake; The Journals of Eleanor Druse, by Stephen King; Candyland, by Ed McBain as Evan Hunter; In Siberia by Colin Thubron; and Helen of Troy, by Amanda Elyot.

Audiobooks: A Death in the Family, by James Agee; Cape Refuge, by Teri Blackstock; Angel Fire East, by Terry Brooks; Edge, by Catherine Coulter; Sticks and Scones, by Diane Mott Davidson; Puppet, by Joy Fielding; Foul Matter, by Martha Grimes; Hear No Evil, by James Grippando; Rosewood Casket, by Sharon McCrumb.

This list is not complete. Large print books are shelved on the New Book shelf. Audiobooks are on the top of the first audiobook shelf.

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