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LIES YOU WANTED TO HEAR
By James Whitfield Thompson
The debut novel from this author offers an amazing story that will inspire book club discussions to continue way past the time to go home. The main character, Lucy, is still madly and wrongly in love with her ex-boyfriend who left her after an abortion that he insisted upon. A nice, well intentioned police officer falls for Lucy while she is on the rebound. She agrees to marry her new suitor, without telling him the whole truth about herself.
"An unequal attraction has devastating repercussions in this delightful, assured debut novel"-People Magazine
"Hard to believe Thompson is a first time author with the achievement of this novel. Compulsively readable and stunningly written"
- #1 New York Times Best Selling Author Jodi Picoult
THE ALEPPO CODEX
by Matti Friedman
This riveting historical account will change the minds of those that think history is boring. The author, who is a reporter by trade, digs deep into the story of the Codex;the most accurate copy of the Hebrew Bible. He traces the its history and how some of the most sacred pages went missing.
"A superb work of investigative journalism that reads like a detective thriller'
- The Wall Street Journal
"A thrilling, step-by-step quest to discover what really happened to Judaism's most important book"
-The Boston Globe
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DON'T FORGET THE REST OF THE FAMILY
Some families include just children, some include just pets, and many have both. If you think of your pet as a member of the family, these stories are for you !
Comet's Tale: How The Dog I Rescued Saved My Life
by Steven Wolf & Lynette Padwa
-A Shelf Awareness Top 10 Best of 2012 for non-fiction
The author, a former career driven attorney, is forced to retire in his early 40's due to a health condition. Just as his condition takes an even sharper turn for the worse, he adopts Comet, a former racing greyhound who distrusts people. The hesitant but intelligent animal helps him regain strength in his life and his marriage.
"..honest and heartwarming'- Booklist
All I Know About Management I Learned From My Dog
by Martin P. Levin
Former attorney and Chairman of the Association of American Publishers Martin Levin, adopted a dog who changed his life in surprising ways. After interacting with his new furry friend over time, he developed his four "Golden Rules of Management". He decided that if his dog could understand the concepts he developed, they should be simple enough for everyone to follow.
"..gem of a book will give you the mental construct you need to become an effective leader and manager"-Forbes.com
Chicken Soup For The Pet Lover's Soul
by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Marty Becker & Carol Kline
This installment of the best selling Chicken Soup series is one of the best! Not just about pets, the collection is full of engaging stories about interactions between animals and people. Some contributors of note include: Barbara Bush, Jimmy Stewart, and Gilda Radner.
When Cats Reigned Like Kings
by Georgie Anne Geyer
Intriguing volume that traces the connection of today's domesticated cat to royal felines in ancient civilizations. The author traveled to destinations all over the world to research, including Egypt and Myanmar.
"Veteran foreign reporter Geyer brings her profiling skills to a more lighthearted but still complex topic..charming blend of reportage and personal history"- Publisher's Weekly
|American Community Survey Released by U.S. Census Bureau|
The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2010-2012 American Community Survey in mid-November, and has made it available on the American Fact Finder website. The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about all communities in the country. The American Community Survey gives communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Retailers, homebuilders, police departments, and town and city planners are among the many private- and public-sector decision makers who count on these annual results. You can search for Navajo County information or facts about the cities and towns in the county or anywhere across the U.S.
- Shares the stories of young urban AI/AN parents that are staying connected to their culture and community for the health of their families.
- Promotes a nationwide network of Urban Indian Health Organizations that provide health services, cultural activities and connection to community support.
- Reveals challenges to infant health, safety practices and other health risks.
- Highlights examples of innovative and vital programs for Native families in two cities.
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Website access on your Mobile Device just got better!
Navajo County Library District has discontinued its subscription to Library Anywhere, a downloadable app to access the online catalog on your mobile device. Instead our website has now been configured so that when you go to www.navajocountylibraries.org on your mobile phone or tablet, you are prompted to "Try the library's mobile site". No app needed. This will make it much easier to view content, search the catalog, and see the member libraries' hours and addresses while on the go.
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OneClickdigital Audiobook Support
Just a friendly reminder that OneClickdigital provides live toll-free technical support to patrons needing assistance with OneClickdigital audio books. So if you are having trouble with a mobile device or tablet, feel free to call 1-877-772-8346, and rest assured, they will take care of it. Support is available Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm (Eastern).
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- “I can’t afford to buy study materials”
- “Between work and responsibilities at home, I just don’t have the time to study.”
- “I can’t find a partner for speaking practice.”
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Constant Reader iPhone App
There is a new iPhone/iPad App called Constant Reader which allows you to track your reading by keeping lists and rankings of books you are reading or would like to read or just keep track of. Why not give it a try. You can download it free in the Apple app store. The Navajo County Library District is not associated in any way with this app - just letting readers know about it.
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A Literary Map of Arizona
Check out Reading Arizona; The Literary Landscape at http://www.readingarizona.org. One hundred favorite titles that help tell the story of our state are plotted on an interactive map. With a variety of genres, the literary map has something for readers of all ages.
Also included on the website are many more titles that were suggested that couldn’t fit on the map. You’ll even find a place to submit more suggestions for the list of books about Arizona: http://www.readingarizona.org/booklist.
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1940 United States Census Released
The 1940 U.S. Federal Census was released on April 2, 2012. Click here to access it. Ancestry Library Edition, to which the Library District subscribes, will start loading and indexing the info this year. This database can be searched in the library from the Genealogy link on the navigation bar. On April 2, 1940, there were 132,164,569 people living in America. Today, 87 percent of Americans can find a direct family link to one – or more – of them. You now have a window into every one of those 132 million lives...their names, where they lived, who shared their house, even where they were five years earlier. Pictured below: a Census enumerator in a farmer's field collecting information, a tabulating machine, and Census Bureau employees checking punchcard data of the 1940 Census.
Can’t See to Read Any More? There’s Help!
The Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library, www.lib.az.us/braille, provides materials to Arizona residents who are blind, visually impaired, and physically disabled free of charge! Books are available in audio book and Braille formats. The program provides reading selections, the audio book player, and a patron's Librarian – yes, your own personal reader’s advisor! All materials are mailed and returned through the postal service and there are no additional costs with this public service. Library materials are comparable to library materials available on loan at community libraries. Read the Talking Book News 2012 Summer Newsletter.
The Talking Book Library provides public library services to all Arizona residents so "that all may read". The library's website is www.lib.az.us/braille. Applications for patron services can be completed, printed, and mailed to the library from the "how to apply" page. A doctor or your local librarian can certify that you are in need of these services.
The Talking Book Library now has a new digital player that is super easy to use. If you can no longer read print material or physically cannot turn pages, don’t hesitate to get signed up! For more information call 800-255-5578.
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Read a book, give a book
Do you want to encourage your kids to read and at the same time help out a worthy cause? We Give Books is an online initiative created by the Pearson Foundation and Penguin Books. Your child can read a book online and then choose a charitable organization to which We Give Books will donate a book. The selections are award-winning books that are both fiction and nonfiction for children up to age ten. Read a book, get a book donated! - It’s that simple! Some examples of campaigns that can receive books you donate are Hope for Haiti, Jumpstart for Young Children, and Room to Read. If you have the Internet at home, just get started, or use your library’s Internet access. Check out www.wegivebooks.org!
Powerful database for general reference
Are you interested in historical newspapers? The Library of Congress’s Chronicling America project gives you free full-text access to many newspapers from 1860-1922 from several states. Arizona is one of them. Click here to read about events reported when they actually happened (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov) and find out more about our state’s history. Get better prepared for the Centennial coming up in 2012.
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