Everyone is welcome to attend as we discuss The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer (2016) on Tuesday, August 9 at 6:00 p.m. This book describes how a group of Timbuktu librarians enacted a daring plan to smuggle the city’s great collection of rare Islamic manuscripts away from the threat of destruction at the hands of Al Qaeda militants to the safety of southern Mali.
Attention investors! The library has two new subscriptions that will interest you. We recently acquired subscriptions to Morningstar DividendInvestor and Morningstar StockInvestor.
According to Morningstar’s website, DividendInvestor emphasizes quality recommendations for current income and income growth from stocks. DividendInvestor “invests in economically advantaged companies that consistently raise their dividends and grow fast enough to keep ahead of inflation. Stock prices will fluctuate over time, but our strategy tries to minimize permanent losses of income and capital by focusing on dividend sustainability and margins of safety when purchasing stocks.”
According to Morningstar’s website, the focus of StockInvestor is buying core holdings at a discount. StockInvestor “invests in companies with established competitive advantages and generous free cash flows, trading at discounts to their intrinsic values. These are core holdings, with more conservative ideas appearing in the Tortoise Portfolio and more aggressive ideas in the Hare Portfolio. We expect both portfolios to beat broad U.S. stock index benchmarks, such as the S&P 500, over rolling three-year periods.”
We hope you will come in and take a look at these new acquisitions. These newsletters can be found in the Reference Collection, shelved in the 322s next to Morningstar FundInvestor and Value Line.
Check out some of our latest DVDs. These are both titles we’ve purchased and ones that have been donated recently. If you have books or DVDs you no longer need, please think of the library when you’re choosing where to donate them. (We cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedias, or magazines more than six months old.)
Angels and Demons – DVD F Ang
Any Human Heart – DVD F Any
Australia – DVD F Aus
Black Swan – DVD F Bla
Brokeback Mountain – DVD F Bro
Conviction – DVD F Con
Cowboy Country, the Gold Rush – 979.404 DVD Cow
David Blaine: Fearless – 793.8092 DVD Fea
Dead Poets Society – DVD F Dea
Dogtooth – DVD F Dog
Downton Abbey – DVD F Dow
Easy A – DVD F Eas
Emma – DVD F Emm
Exit through the Gift Shop – 751.73 DVD Exi
The Fighter – DVD F Fig
Gasland: Can You Light Your Water on Fire? – 622.18285 DVD Gas
Get Low – DVD F Get
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 – DVD F Har
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco – DVD F Hom
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids – DVD F Hon
Inside Job – 338.542 DVD Ins
The King’s Speech – DVD F Kin
The Last Play at Shea – 796.068747 DVD Las
Mad Men, Season Four – DVD F Mad
Les Misérables in Concert, the 25th Anniversary – 782.14 DVD Mis
Never Let Me Go – DVD F Nev
127 Hours – DVD F One
Power Rangers: Mission Training – DVD F Pow
The Pursuit of Happyness – DVD F Pur
Rabbit Hole – DVD F Rab
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – DVD F Sco
Secretariat – DVD F Sec
Snow Buddies – DVD F Sno
The Social Network – DVD F Soc
Tangled – DVD E Tan
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze – DVD F Tee
The Town – DVD F Tow
True Grit – DVD F Tru
Waiting for “Superman” – 370.973 DVD Wai
Walk the Line – DVD F Wal
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To get started, you will need to install free software. For audiobooks, music, and video, you will need OverDrive Media Console. To read eBooks, you’ll need Adobe Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod, Sony Reader, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees! Download the necessary free software and find out which devices are compatible at http://overdrive.com/ (look for the “Quick Links” section).
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This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your Chatham Area Public Library card. To get started downloading audiobooks, eBooks, and more, visit http://libraryonthego.org.
The Chatham Area Public Library recently added many titles to our Fiction and Science Fiction/Fantasy collections! Come in and check out our new additions–both long time readers of the genre and those new to it can find something to enjoy!
Ready for more bloodcurdling (and tingling) tales of vampires and werewolves now that the Twilight series is done? Who isn’t! Check out some of these titles:
Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Series inspired the popular HBO series True Blood. The first book is Dead until Dark and the whole series is available now!
Laurell K. Hamilton recently released a new installment of her Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series entitled Skin Trade. Check out the rest at Chatham Library!
Patricia Briggs‘s Urban Fantasy novels have delighted fans for years. Check out Mercy Thompson in Moon Called if you like your heroines shape-shifting and able to hold their own with the boys!
Wizards with magical solutions to real world problems are in particular demand after the void left by the end of the Harry Potter series. What better way to fix them than with “Wizard for Hire” Harry Dresden? The complete Dresden Files series is available now at Chatham Library!
For fans of fantasy, the ability to build worlds as compelling and real as our modern one is highly prized. Many of our new books reflect the best in modern epic fantasy.
Jacqueline Carey’s world may resemble the early days of European History, but the resemblance ends there. Her world is home to an amazing heroine who stands every fantasy trope on its head. The newest book, Naamah’s Kiss, is forthcoming so start with Kushiel’s Dart, available now!
George R.R. Martin has been praised as one of the best fantasy writers in decades. If you have missed his Song of Ice and Fire series, now is the time to check it out!
The full list of new science fiction and fantasy titles is below:
Patricia Briggs: Raven’s Strike; Raven’s Shadow; Dragon Bones; Dragon Blood; Cry Wolf; Moon Called; Blood Bound; Iron Kissed; Bone Crossed
Max Brooks: The Zombie Survival Guide; World War Z: The Oral History of the Zombie War
Jim Butcher: Storm Front; Fool Moon; Grave Peril; Summer Knight; Death Masks; Blood Rites; Dead Beat; Proven Guilty; White Night; Small Favor; Furies of Calderon; Academ’s Fury; Cursor’s Fury; Captain’s Fury
Brian D’Amato: In the Courts of the Sun
Guillermo Del Torro: The Strain
Jacqueline Carey: Kushiel’s Dart; Kushiel’s Chosen; Kushiel’s Avatar; Kushiel’s Scion; Kushiel’s Justice; Kushiel’s Mercy; Naamah’s Kiss; Santa Olivia
Laurell K. Hamilton: Guilty Pleasures; Circus of the Damned; Lunatic Café; Bloody Bones; The Killing Dance; Burnt Offerings; Blue Moon; Obsidian Butterfly; Narcissus in Chains; Cerulean Sins; Incubus Dreams; Micah; Skin Trade
Charlaine Harris: Dead until Dark; Living Dead in Dallas; Club Dead; Dead to the World; Dead as a Doornail; All Together Dead; From Dead to Worse; Dead and Gone; Grave Sight
George R. R. Martin: A Game of Thrones; A Storm of Swords; A Clash of Kings
Karen Miller: The Innocent Mage; The Awakened Mage
Brent Weeks: The Way of Shadows; Shadow’s Edge; Beyond the Shadows
1. Six Geese A-Slaying: A Meg Langslow Christmas, by Donna Andrews
2. Surprise, by Donna Andrews
3. Divine Justice, by David Baldacci
4. Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong: Reopening the, by Pierre BayardCase of the Hound of the Baskervilles, by Pierre Bayard
5. Ender in Exile, by Orson Card
6. All I Have to Give: A Christmas Love Story, by Melody Carlson
7. Arctic Drift: A Dirk Pitt Novel, by Clive Cussler, & Dirk Cussler
8. Tom Turkey and Erik Eagle, or How the Eagle Became the American Symbol, by Sandra Calder Davidson
9. The Bodies Left Behind, by Jeffery Deaver
10. Dying for Revenge, by Eric J. Dickey
11. Snake Dreams: A Charlie Moon Mystery, by James D. Doss
12. Leaving Whiskey Bend, by Dorothy Garlock
13. Strength and Honor: A Novel of the U.S.S. Merrimack, by R.M. MeluchA McKettrick Christmas, by Linda Lael Miller
14. A Mercy, by Toni Morrison
15. Sashenka, by Simon Montefiore
16. Salvation in Death, by J. D. Robb
17. The Memorist, by M. J. Rose
18. Crucified, by Michael Slade
19. An Irish Country Christmas, by Patrick Taylor
20. A Dog Named Christmas, by Greg Kincaid
21. The Archbishop in Andalusia: A Blackie Ryan Novel, by Andrew GreeleySwallowing Darkness, by Laurell K. Hamilton
23. The Lost Temple, by Tom HarperGhost at Work: A Mystery, by Carolyn HartUnder the Mistletoe, by Linda Howard& Stephanie Bond
24. Just After Sunset, by Stephen King
25. The Longing, Book Three (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher), by Beverly Lewis
26. A Lion Among Men, Volume Three, by Gregory Maguire
27. Dragonheart (Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern), by Todd McCaffrey
28. By the Sword: A Repairman Jack Novel, by F. Paul Wilson