Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Off The Shelf: October 16, 2013‏

Off the Shelf:
An e-mail newsletter from the Prince William Public Library System
October 16, 2013

October is a month when many organizations chose to bring attention to their cause, and the library can be your resource for more information.  Breast Cancer Awareness Month?  Use our electronic resource, Health and Wellness Center, available through our webpage, or check out any number of new and relevant books about treatments and new research.   National Cyber Security Month?  There are resources in print and electronically to help you secure your online information, as well as to understand what data is collected about you.  Polish American Heritage Month?  Come to RELIC or use in one of our libraries to find out where your Polish relatives lived, who came to the USA, and when.   It is also worthy of note that the last week in October is the only time during the year when all four major North American sports leagues have games – hockey has started, baseball playoffs and the World Series have begun, basketball games are in pre-season right now, and, of course, football is in mid-season.  Whether you are constructing a fantasy league team or just following your favorite sport, we have magazines, web sources and books for every fan.

Several authors with big followings will send new books out in October.  Watch for the new John Grisham (in which he continues the story from his very first novel), a new Wimpy Kid title, a novel by Nicholas Sparks, the latest adventure of Bridget Jones, and Scott Turow’s latest novel.  In addition, the Duck Dynasty crowd is at it again, and the Pioneer Woman is cooking up new treats, and there is gathering buzz about Elizabeth Gilbert, of “Eat, Pray, Love” fame and her foray into fiction.  Debut novels, such as “The Rosie Project”, offer lots to look forward to as we head into shorter days and longer nights – which are ideal for curling up with a great story. 
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