Tuesday, September 21

From the New York Times Best Seller List @ your library

Just click the title you are interested in reading and you will be taken directly to the online catalog where you may request the book be held for you! Make sure you have your library card and PIN (Personal Identification Number) you gave when you registered for your library card.
TRACE, by Patricia Cornwell. The inept man who replaced Dr. Kay Scarpetta as chief medical examiner of Virginia asks for her help in investigating the unexplained death of a 14-year-old girl.
THE DA VINCI CODE, by Dan Brown. The murder of a curator at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo and to the discovery of a centuries-old secret society.
THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, by Mitch Albom. An old man who died while trying to rescue a little girl from danger discovers that all will be explained to him in the afterlife.
MURDER LIST, by Julie Garwood. An heiress becomes entangled in a deadly plot that may have been hatched by a self-help guru.
ANGELS & DEMONS, by Dan Brown. A Harvard scholar tries to save the Vatican from the machinations of an underground society.
THE RULE OF FOUR, by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason. Two Princeton students who are trying to unravel the mysteries of a Renaissance text become ensnared in murderous intrigue.
SKINNY DIP, by Carl Hiaasen. A woman enlists an ex-cop in a plot to take revenge on her husband, a marine biologist who tried to kill her.
WHITE HOT, by Sandra Brown. Returning home after her brother's mysterious death, a woman is embroiled in family intrigue.
TANEQUIL: HIGH DRUID OF SHANNARA, by Terry Brooks. The second volume in a fantasy series.
SAM'S LETTERS TO JENNIFER, by James Patterson. In the house where she grew up, a woman finds a collection of letters addressed to her that will change her life forever.
DARK JUSTICE, by Jack Higgins. Working with his British counterpart, an American intelligence agent must uncover the source of an international terror ring.
THE SECRET ON ARARAT, by Tim LaHaye and Bob Phillips. In Book 2 of the "Babylon Rising" series, the biblical scholar Michael Murphy searches for Noah's ark.
THE WINDS OF CHANGE, by Martha Grimes. Richard Jury and Melrose Plant investigate the deaths of two little girls.

Thursday, September 9

MAGNOLIA Databases

MAGNOLIA - Mississippi Alliance for Gaining New Opportunities through Library Information Access - is Mississippi's statewide consortium, which is funded by the Mississippi Legislature. MAGNOLIA provides online databases for publicly funded K-12 schools, public libraries, community college libraries, and university libraries in Mississippi.

Everyone in Mississippi through their local library or school has access to the MAGNOLIA databases which include: EBSCOhost, used to find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, many available in full-text; Wilson Biographies, which contains the full text of the biographies from more than 100 print volumes of biographical reference books published by H.W. Wilson and other quality reference publishers; and several of the Gale Products which can be used to find criticism and biography on notable authors and poets, and business information. SIRS for Discoverer and Researcher is also available for help with papers and current event study.

To access MAGNOLIA from home, click here. If you have not obtained your libraries access code, you may use magn1027 as the user name. This allows you to view a list of databases available to you. Click the database you want to search and start your research!

Thursday, September 2

September is:

National Chicken Month-to focus consumer attention on chicken as the most nutritious, convenient, economical and versatile food available; America's favorite!
Chicken Recipes at your library, National Chicken Council, Recipes from Tyson Foods, All Recipes: Chicken.

National Honey Month-to honor the U.S.'s 200,000+ beekeepers and 2.63 million coloies of honeybees, which produce more that 220 million pounds of honey each year!
About honey at your library, Honey.com: The Honey Expert, National Honey Board, Sue Bee: America's Honey.

National Piano Month-recognizes America's most popular instrument and its more than 20 million players; also encourages piano study by people of all ages.
Learning the Piano at your library, PianoNet-Official website of the National Piano Foundation,
Pianopedia-for piano teachers, students and performers; search a large database of classical piano works using flexible combinations of criteria (composer, composer nationality, title, duration, date composed).

National Rice Month-to salute the U.S. rice industry and focus on the importance of rice in the American diet, and Rice recipes at your library.

National Sewing Month-Celebrates the art, craft and hobby of sewing.
Sewing at your library, Home Sewing Association, Sewing.com, Sewing at All Crafts, Sewing at About.com, Sew Whats New.

Pain Awareness Month-Dedicated to creating awareness about pain and its devastating impact on a patient's quality of life.
Pain information at your library,

Partners Against Pain is an alliance of patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers working together to alleviate unnecessary suffering by leading efforts to advance standards of pain care through education and advocacy.
Pain at Medline Plus, a service of the U. S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, is a great site for information about diagnosis, management, and treatment of pain.

AND, last but not least...
National Library Card Sign-Up Month-Your library card is your ticket to a world of opportunity! Contact your local library to obtain your FREE library card!