Monday, August 18, 2014

Ice Loves D&D?

Ice-T is used to being in front of a mic, but not generally in order to narrate the adventures of elves. Which makes this news all the more amazing. Ice-T has narrated a collection of stories by R.A. Salvatore set in the the Dungeons and Dragons universe and featuring fan favorite character Drizzt Do’Urden.

The book is currently available for free on, but samples of Ice-T reading can be found on several websites if you just want to check it out without a huge time commitment.

Ice-T is also a noted actor in such series as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as well as several films and other shows. He has a distinct style and he very much brings that to his audio narration. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Weather Forecasting With Cari Peugeot

Have you seen Cari Peugeot forecast the weather on WSBT TV out of South Bend? If so and you like watching her, or if you just are fascinated with the weather, you can see her in person at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 4. She'll be in our Large Meeting Room talking about how she got into weather forecasting, how she makes her predictions, what kind of education she has, and what it's like to be on early morning TV while raising a young family. If we're lucky, she might even give us some weather predictions for the coming months. You can also ask questions, even non-weather related ones such as is she related to the Peugeot automobile family!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Reconnect and eread

Have you visited our new ebook website yet?  You can download ebooks for your digital devices anytime of the day or night, it's a 24-7 service we provide for our community.

Wall Street Journal, Geoffry Fowler, says it best in his recent article Why the Public Library Beats Amazon--For Now, "discovering my library's e-book collection helped me reconnect with the power of the library card I felt when I was young."

Reconnect with your library and borrow an ebook today!
 eBooks and Audiobooks

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Farewell Robin Williams

Yesterday the acting community lost one of its greats.  Comedian, Robin Williams passed away at the age of 63.  A native of Chicago, Williams has been credited with bringing the improvisational style of acting, once only popular in live performances, to television and film.  While starring in Mork & Mindy, large portions of his script would intentionally be left blank allowing him to ad lib his own lines.  Similarly, most of Williams' dialog as Genie in Disney's Aladdin was also free styled.  

For more interesting facts about Robin Williams, read this article from Time Magazine.  Or, celebrate his life with one of his many movies available from the library.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Announcing the Winners of the Summer Reading Program 2014

The winners of the Summer Reading Program 2014 drawings have been announced!

The winner of the Parents of Children Ages 3 and Under drawing is Tiffany. Congrats on winning your $25 Visa gift card!

Winners of the iPad Mini are:

Rolling Prairie patron, Emily 

Main Library patron (Teen), Tommy
Main Library patron, Kristan 
Congratulations to our fabulous winners! And congratulations to all of our Summer Reading Program 2014 participants! Keep reading!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Love At First Sight with Rainbow Rowell

You know that feeling when you find the right one, that special person, the one that makes you shut out all others? Yes, I'm talking about a NEW favorite author! My new main squeeze is Rainbow Rowell.

Rainbow Rowell debuted with an adult fiction love story, Attachments. Attachments is a story of love in the workplace, but with a modern twist. When Lincoln O'Neill is hired to read the emails of his coworkers, he becomes enamored with Beth. Beth finds the new interoffice email policy a big joke, which causes her to send funny yet personal emails to her friend, Jennifer.

Rowell followed Attachments with the beloved, very popular Young Adult love story Eleanor and Park. Eleanor, a quirky redhead misfit, and Park, a comic and music enthusiast, fall into an unexpected, complicated teen romance.

Fangirl , another Young Adult love story, is about Cath and her twin sister Wren. They are fans of Simon Snow. Being fans and writing fan fiction is what comforted them when their mom left. This world is threatened when the girls go to college and Wren seems to move on.

Landline, Rowell's latest adult fiction, novel explores modern marriage. Georgie McCool loves her husband Neal, but isn't sure love is enough to keep them afloat. As a TV writer, she is committed to her job and finds herself estranged from her family during the holidays. A chance encounter allows Georgie to talk to Neal in the past.

If these short summaries have you falling in love as quickly as I did, be sure to check out Rainbow Rowell at the library in both Adult Fiction and Young Adult.

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat

Do you have friends who you can rely on for advice and support when you need it? In the next novel to be discussed at the monthly Page Turners meeting, we find that Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean have been pals since high school in the 1960s. They were dubbed “The Supremes” then, and they still meet at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat diner in Plainview, Indiana, every week after church. They've helped each other weather life's storms throughout the decades, but now they are about to face their most challenging year yet. One is dealing with her husband's infidelities, another is rocked by the reverberations of a youthful love affair, and the third one has just been diagnosed with cancer. Come to the library's Small Meeting Room from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, to find out what happens to them and how a male author was able to write so well about female friends. We'll also have refreshments based on the book, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.