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THE GOOD LIFE LAB
Radical Experiments in
by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne
June 4, 2013
This is the inspirational story of how one couple ditched their careers and high-pressure life in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently,
A REVELATION IN AUTUMN
by Wanda Brunstetter
Book 5 of The Discovery --
A Lancaster County Saga
Goodbye To Yesterday
The Silence of Winter
The Hope of Spring
The Pieces of Summer
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McNary Community Library Grand Opening June 19
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.
Seattle Public Library Captures Book Domino Chain World Record
This is AMAZING! A Must-See! What a way to celebrate Summer Reading Sign-up!
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Interesting titles for the menfolk....
BESTSELLERS & TOP RATED TITLES
HOT NEW ROMANCE
SUNFLOWER SUMMER by Evangeline Kelley
A WEDDING IN SPRINGTIME by Amanda Forester
HEART OF IRON by Bec McMaster
UNDONE by Sara Humphries
THRILL RIDE by Julie Ann Walker
THE PASSIONS OF DR. DARCY by Sharon Lathan
LADY VIVIAN DEFIES A DUKE by Samantha Grace
NICHOLAS by Grace Burrowes
MILLIE’S FLING by Jill Mansell
THE PIECES OF SUMMER by Wanda Brunstetter
Who wrote the most-famous poem of World War I? What did this Canadian doctor see which caused him to pen "In Flanders Fields?" What happened to the doctor himself?
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Three Fuzzy Chicks in the Hawk Nest
Mind Over Matter
Pulitzer Prizes Announced
Here are the Winners:
FICTION - "The Orphan Master's Son" by Adam Johnson
DRAMA - "Disgraced" by Ayad Akhtar
HISTORY - "Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam" by Fredrik Logevall (Random House),
BIOGRAPHY - "The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo" by Tom Reiss (Crown)
POETRY - "Stag's Leap" by Sharon Olds
GENERAL NONFICTION - "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America" by Gilbert King (Harper)
MUSIC - "Partita for 8 Voices" by Caroline Shaw, recording released on October 30, 2012 (New Amsterdam Records)
Arizona Memory Project - New Collections to View
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).
Featured Websites to Encourage Your Child to Read
20 Simple & Fun Ways to Practice a Foreign Language
- “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.
Foreign Language Learning with Mango
On your Mobile Phone or in your Browser
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.
Top 100 Employers in Arizona
as listed in the Arizona Republic
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.
Downloadable Audiobooks - A New Download Site
Genealogy Database Adds Collections
New, notable collections include:
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.
||NEW Pregnancy & Lactation Checker|
Natural Standard recently launched a NEW Pregnancy & Lactation Checker, an easy-to-use tool for consumers and healthcare professionals seeking safety data on integrative therapies for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
According to research presented at the International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health 2012, 89.1 percent of women from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health reported taking vitamins and minerals while pregnant, of which 43.7 percent were self-prescribing. Furthermore, 53 percent of women used herbal medicine during pregnancy, while only 7.2 percent reported visiting an herbalist or naturopathic physician. Studies in the United States and United Kingdom have reported similarly high usage rates among pregnant and breastfeeding women, highlighting the need for easy access to evidence-based safety data.
This new decision-support tool allows clinicians to quickly search for safety data on specific integrative therapies that have been studied for use during pregnancy and lactation, thus opening communication between healthcare providers and patients as integrative therapy use in pregnancy continues to rise.
Natural Standard's evidence-based systematic reviews also feature pregnancy and lactation data. The new Pregnancy & Lactation Checker conveniently compiles this information in one location for easy use.
To try this new tool, please visit Natural Standard's new Pregnancy & Lactation Checker.
Click Here for 85 Reasons to be Thankful for Librarians
- Commuters love Playaways because they do not have to change CDs or tapes on the go!
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