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Good Vibrations | Music Matters, September 1, 2015


The theremin is a futuristic instrument literally played by waving your arms in the air. Sound like fun? You can now borrow one from the University of Denver’s (UD) Music Library.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies by Barak Goodman | LJ Review

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. 3 discs. color. 6+ hrs. Barak Goodman & others, Florentine Films & others, dist. by PBS, 2015. DVD UPC 841887024068. $34.99; Blu-ray UPC 841887024075. $39.99. SDH subtitles. MED Cancer. The word sends a shiver of fear rattling through the bones of anyone who hears it. Adults, children, men, […]

A Consortium Is Born: A Mexican Group Takes the Lead in Latin American Science


This is the story of how one of publishing company Springer’s largest Latin American consortium customers came to reinvent acquisitions for its members, overcoming years of issues.

LJ Media Reviews: September 1, 2015


Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Walker, TV series Call the Midwife and The Crimson; here is a list of audio and video titles to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Diana Nyad, Notorious RBG, & Luc Sante’s Paris | Audio in Advance October 2015 | Nonfiction


Barrymore, Drew. Wildflower. Books on Tape. ISBN 9780147520715. Read by the author. Barrymore’s memoir, the first book she’s written about her life since the age of 14, includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross-country road trip, […]

Rainbow Rowell, Colum McCann, & Ann Leckie | Audio in Advance October 2015 | Fiction


Ballantyne, Lisa. Everything She Forgot. HarperAudio. ISBN 9781504645263. Read by Fiona Hardingham. Driving home, Margaret Holloway is rear-ended and trapped in the wreckage of her car. Just as she begins to panic, a stranger pulls her free and disappears. Though she escapes with minor injuries, Margaret feels that something’s wrong. Flashbacks to the crash are […]

Garth Nix, Emma Donoghue, & Walter Dean Myers | Audio in Advance October 2015 | Young Adult


Crewe, Megan. A Sky Unbroken. (Earth & Sky Trilogy, Bk. 3). Brilliance. ISBN 9781511305938. Read by Whitney Dykhouse & Kyle McCarley. Gr 7 Up–Betrayed by those she trusted most, Skylar finds herself herded, along with a small group of earthlings, into a living museum—a human zoo—on a space station, subject to her captors’ every whim. Any […]

Samurai Dreams, Unexceptional Children, & the Story of the Book | Audio in Advance October 2015 | Middle Grade


Agard, John. Book: My Autobiography. Brilliance. ISBN 9781511323581. Read by Dion Graham. Gr 5-8–This quirky, kid-friendly looks at the book from clay tablets to e-readers. Books are one of humankind’s greatest forms of expression, and now Book tells listeners the inside story. An eccentric character with strong opinions and poetic turns of phrase, Book tells […]

Black History, Contemplating Infinity, and Eloise’s First Audiobook | Audio in Advance October 2015 | Early Elementary


Beck. W.H. Malcolm Under the Stars. (Malcolm at Midnight, Bk. 2). Recorded Books. ISBN 9781490666815. Read by Charlotte Parry. Gr 2-5–Now that Snip the cat is gone (but hardly forgotten), the classroom animals of the Midnight Academy are ready for things to get back to normal at the McKenna School. After all, protecting nutters (students) and […]

Day of Dialog Authors | Audio in Advance October 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks


Brooks, Geraldine. The Secret Chord. Books on Tape. ISBN 9781101925232. Read by Paul Boehmer. Brooks’s (People of the Book) story of King David traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage. Readers see David through […]