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Oct 28

My Life, The Theatre, and Other Tragedies by Zadoff

Posted by heather in Reviews & Recommended Books

Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5

[I gave it three and a half stars] because I thought it was cool how it was all about Adam's theatre life, as a techie, and how he tries to save the show and get the girl.

by an anonymous teen

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If you wish to reserve "My Life, The Theatre, and Other Tragedies" by Allen Zadoff, please contact the library:


Oct 28

Teen books for 28 Oct 2011

Posted by heather in New Books


  • Beautiful Chaos (Garcia & Stohl)
  • Swear (Malkin)
  • So Silver Bright (Mantchev)
  • Goliath (Westerfeld)

Graphic Novels:

  • Fairy Tail, vols 14-15 (Mashima)
  • Vampire Academy (Mead)
Oct 28

Adult books for 28 Oct 2011

Posted by heather in New Books


  • The Infernals (Connolly)
  • Lost Melody (Copeland & Smith)
  • The Maid (Cutter)
  • The Lady of the Rivers (Gregory)
  • Ed King (Guterson)
  • Chill of Fear (Hooper)
  • Quicksand (Johansen)
  • Quinn (Johansen)
  • Bonnie (Johansen)
  • Death Without Company (Johnson)
  • The Cold Dish (Johnson)
  • Until Thy Wrath be Past (Larsson)
  • An Unexpected Family (Medlicott)
  • At Home in Covington (Medlicott)
  • Two Days After the Wedding (Medlicott)
  • The Christmas Wedding (Patterson)
  • The Tehran Initiative (Rosenberg)
  • Deliver Us From Evil (Turnbull)
  • Deep Cover (Turnbull)
  • A Beautiful Friendship (Weber)
  • Zone One (Whitehead)


  • I, Steve
  • Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War
  • Suicide of a Superpower
  • Sybil Exposed
  • White House
Oct 28

Children's books for 28 Oct 2011

Posted by heather in New Books

Picture Books:

  • Columbus (D'Aulaire)
  • Heaven (Graham Lotz)
  • Follow The Dream (Sis)

Chapter Books:

  • The Relic Hunters (Benz & Lewis)
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Carroll)
  • Secret Agent Jack Stalwart, vol 1-6 (Hunt)
  • Son of Neptune (Riordan)


  • Egypt
  • Gladiators
Oct 25

Teen books for 25 Oct 2011

Posted by heather in New Books


  • Bridge Called Hope

Graphic Novels:

  • My Boyfriend is a Monster, vols 3 and 4
  • Fairy Tail vols. 8, 11-13 (Mashima)
  • Vampire Kisses: Graveyard Games (Schreiber)
Oct 25

Adult books for 25 Oct 2011

Posted by heather in New Books


  • A Lasting Impression (Alexander)
  • The Love Dare (Kendrick)
  • Valley of Dreams (Snelling)


  • Beyond Tallulah
  • Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Bible
  • Your Baby's First Year, Week by Week
Oct 21

Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks

Posted by heather in Reviews & Recommended Books

I had a hard time getting through this book. Sacks is obviously a very intelligent psychologist and thorough researcher, however, when I picked up this book, I had thought it was a book about the fascinating, "good" powers of music on the brain... Instead, it seemed to be a study in "music gone wrong": people with hearing loss having their lives disrupted by inexplicable and hellish noise, people with perpetual 'ear worms' that threaten to drive them insane, people driven to near physical destruction by the sudden onset of epileptic seizures in response to their most loved music...

I didn't finish this one. As a musician and avid music lover, I found the majority of the stories disheartening (or even frightening!) to read.

by Heather

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If you wish to reserve "Musicophilia" by Oliver Sacks, please contact the library:



Oct 20

Adult books for 20 Oct 2011

Posted by heather in New Books


  • As the Pig Turns (Beaton)
  • Murder Unleashed (Brown)
  • Book of Dreams (Bunn)
  • The Chocolate Castle Clue (Carl)
  • Skeleton Letters (Childs)
  • Murder She Wrote: The Fine Art of Murder (Fletcher)
  • Still Alice (Genova)
  • Love Finds You in Sunset Beach, Hawaii (Gunn)
  • Changeling Moon (Harper)
  • Changeling Dream (Harper)
  • Down These Strange Streets (ed. Martin)
  • Robert Ludlum's The Ares Decision (Mills)
  • The Women of Magnolia (Mitchell)
  • City of Whispers (Muller)
  • Snuff (Pratchett)
  • Neverwinter II (Salvatore)
  • Shock Wave (Sandford)
  • The Story of Beautiful Girl (Simon)
  • The Best of Me (Sparks)
  • Tisha (Specht)
  • Informed Consent (Turnbull)


  • 3rd Alternative
  • American Cutting Garden
  • Book of Man
  • Eden's Outcasts
  • Food of Morocco
  • Greenhouses and Garden Sheds
  • Guantanamo
  • Hoophouse Handbook
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age
  • Idiot's Guide to Hinduism
  • The Iliad
  • Knitter's Book of Socks
  • Magic Reality
  • Mary Boleyn
  • Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, and Guadalajara
  • Resilient Life
  • Shatner Rules
  • Socrates
  • Soprano State
  • South Beach Wake-Up Call
  • Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways

Large Print:

  • Killing the Blues (Brandman)
  • 1225 Christmas Tree Lane (Macomber)
  • New York to Dallas (Robb)
  • Sons of Stone (Wood)
Oct 20

Dark Flame: a book review by a teen

Posted by heather in Reviews & Recommended Books

2 and 1/2 out of 4 stars

I thought [Alyson Noel's "Dark Flame"] was good, but not the best, because Ever is finding ways to be with her immortal boyfriend, Damien, who has a spell on him that keeps Ever and him from being together.

by Anonymous

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If you wish to reserve "Dark Flame" by Alyson Noel, please contact the library:


Oct 13

Ask Us, 24/7, with AskWA!

Posted by heather in Library News

Have you ever had a question that you needed an answer to, but you can't find it with Google and the library is closed?

Have you ever needed help on a paper or doing research, but you don't know where to go?

Try AskWA! :)

The CCRLD has been an enthusiastic participant in the 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week online reference co-op for a couple years now and we'd like to remind you that even though our business hours come to an end each evening, you can still get whatever facts and help you need from real librarians -- via your home computer!

AskWA is part of a larger library cooperative spanning the globe, so even if you've got a burning question at 2 a.m., there's someone available to help. :)

All you have to do is visit our Ask a Librarian page, and type your question into the new chat box on the right hand side of the page and click "send." A librarian will pick up your question and help you find an answer in minutes! 

Tips for a Successful Reference Session:

  • Leaving your email is recommended -- that way, if the librarian on staff can't find you an answer quickly, we can still follow-up with you.
  • Try to give the librarian as much information about your topic or question as you can -- it helps us help you better. :)

Further questions? Contact Heather at 382-4131.

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