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Library Events Offer Frightful Fun This October
The season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead TV show isn’t the only frightening thing happening in October. Let the library add a little spooky fun to your month. We have everything from author visits, ghost hunting lectures, movie marathons and more. Check...
Posted: 9/26/2013 2:50 PM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
“You know, for a company that is out to kill bookstores Amazon really sucks at it.”
Huh. It looks like Amazon isn’t destroying all local bookstores after all. See also: case in point. -Norm De Plume
Posted: 9/26/2013 10:03 AM in Stacked
The Book Borrower by Alice Mattison
For those of you who have an e-Reader, enjoy stories about women, and have an interest in history, I would like to recommend “The Book Borrower” by Alice Mattison. A book within a book, this novel’s two storylines center on the friendship of two contemporary...
Posted: 9/25/2013 10:37 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
Steampunk Fans and Others Invited to 2013 Librari-Con
Clermont County Public Library is packing everything cool about books, movies, TV and pop culture under one roof for an upcoming free, after-hours event. The 2013 Librari-Con is expected to be a hit with teens and young adults. Inspired by the famous...
Posted: 9/23/2013 2:11 PM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
Apple iOS 7 Upgrade Affecting OverDrive App
Readers of eBooks who use the OverDrive Media Console on an Apple device to borrow eBooks may experience trouble with the OverDrive App after installing iOS 7. When an existing OverDrive Media Console (OMC) user upgrades to iOS 7, the app will fail when...
Posted: 9/20/2013 11:01 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
Colum McCann at the Mercantile
Colum McCann, National Book Award winner and best-selling novelist, charmed and inspired the audience at the Mercantile Library’s 2013 Modern Novel lecture. His remarks were full of the warmth, wit and storytelling prowess that are — cultural stereotype...
Posted: 9/20/2013 9:30 AM in Stacked
The Magical P&G Heritage and Archives Tour
Oh the things you will learn in the Proctor and Gamble Archives. Did you know that Ivory soap originally came with a string around it, to make it easy to split in half as a dual-purpose product for kitchen and bath? That Vick’s VapoRub began as the catchy...
Posted: 9/19/2013 11:51 AM in Stacked
A True Triple Threat
For my money, the only Justin is the one with the last name Timberlake. He is a true triple threat. Not only has he conquered the world of Mickey Mouse and appeared on Star Search, he has also emerged victorious in the fight against boy band obscurity....
Posted: 9/17/2013 11:38 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
The Poet Meets Spaghetti
Charles Simic has a lovely mini-essay on the New York Review of Books website on how he came to love Italian food. Simic was born in Belgrade in 1938, grew up in the destruction of World War 2, and moved with his mother to Chicago in 1954. There was little...
Posted: 9/17/2013 9:35 AM in Stacked
Weekend Reading: Stonemouth
The Friday snatchabook bagged two. One of the pair would surely work. And sure enough we found ourself settling in at once with Iain Banks’s Stonemouth which was full of crime but not a – you know – crime novel for those of you who think there are too...
Posted: 9/16/2013 2:11 PM in Stacked
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