Monday, July 01, 2013

Off the Shelf: An e-mail newsletter from the Prince William Public Library System - July 2, 2013

Summer is a great time to try new things – the days are longer, the pace is slower, and somehow, the mood just shifts from “same old same old” to “hey, what’s new?”  So maybe it is time for you to try some new things from the library, too.  Are you reading ebooks yet?  Even without a dedicated ereader, you can take use the library’s free ebook service via your smartphone, mobile device, laptop, notebook or PC.  Just head to our website, and click on Download and Go on the left side.  Are you reading magazines on your devices yet?  If not, go to the website, then to Electronic Resources and click on “Downloadable Magazines” on the left.  “Consumer Reports” and “National Geographic” are just some of the 100+ magazines free to you with a library card.  Have you decided that this is the Summer of Self-Improvement?  At the website, click on Online Resources, and then Electronic Resources.  Under “Language Learning” you’ll find Powerspeak Languages.  Teach yourself a brand new language with interactive online flash cards, tests and other methods.  And if the thought of all this clicking makes you hear noises in your head, there is a way to make those noises in your head enjoyable – go to the website, click on Download and Go, and from there you can download entire, unabridged audiobooks to your device.  With a wonderful story filling your ears, you will find it a pleasure to clean the garage, travel to the beach or just lie in a hammock.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Summer begins to sizzle with these new books hot off the press in July:

Affliction (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #22) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Let it Burn: An Alex McKnight Novel by Steve Hamilton
Unseen by Karin Slaughter
Bombshell (FBI Series #17) by Catherine Coulter
Hidden Order by Brad Thor
True Love by Jude Deveraux
Hunting Eve by Iris Johansen
The Widow's Strike (Pike Logan Series #4) by Brad Taylor
The English Girl by Daniel Silva
Witch Wraith: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Stranded (A Maggie O'Dell Novel) by Alex Kava
First Sight by Danielle Steel
The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
The Highway by C.J. Box

Place a hold for any or all of these books with your library card online, or just visit the Information Desk.

Thanks to Beth Walker, Librarian I at Chinn Park for these suggestions.

c) 2013 Prince William Public Library System
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