New Installments in Beloved Mystery Series | Audio in Advance August 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Connelly, Michael. The Closers. (Harry Bosch, Bk. 11). Hachette Audio. ISBN 9781478935087. Read by Len Cariou. Even though Harry Bosch walked away from the job three years ago, he cannot resist the call to join the elite Open/Unsolved Unit. His mission: solve murders whose investigations were flawed, stalled, or abandoned. With some people openly rooting […]

Jazz up Your Collection | Music Matters, June 1, 2015

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Jazz is one of the only quintessentially American art forms, and it’s important. Every music collection in American libraries should contain a solid representation of the genre.

Anita Hill, British Mystery Series Grantchester, Cuban National Literacy Campaign, Plus New Trailers | Video Reviews, June 1, 2015

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Anita Hill’s story remains relevant; lovers of traditional British mysteries will want to add Grantchester to their viewing queue; a beautiful rendering of the Cuban National Literacy Campaign of 1961

Audiobook Narrator Amy Rubinate Launches Ideal Audiobooks

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As the audiobook industry celebrates June Is Audiobook Month, audiobook narrator Amy Rubinate launches Ideal Audiobooks, which focuses on quality women’s fiction, romance, young adult, and children’s books read by award-winning narrators. Popular authors represented include Tamara Ireland Stone, Heather Vogel Frederick, Kasie West, and Beth Kendrick, whose books are read by well-known narrators such […]

ODILO and Findaway Announce Partnership

ODILO, a company that offers products for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials, announces a new partnership with Findaway, a provider of digital audiobooks and technology solutions. The ODILO Digital Library will soon debut approximately 60,000 popular and bestselling digital audiobooks from every major publisher in the audiobook space. “We are dedicated […]

Fiction from Bilyeau and Genova; Memoir from Lyndsey | Audiobook Reviews, June 1, 2015

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The Tapestry is an essential purchase for all historical fiction collections; Genova’s powerful and intimate story about risks, despair, and love; Hannah Curtis perfectly captures Lyndsey’s style and tone

Earth’s Uncertain Future | Collection Development: Climate Change, June 1, 2015

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Climate change entered scientific discourse during the 1980s as scientists started to document a rapid rise in greenhouse gases and a corresponding increase in global temperatures. Their claims were quickly challenged as critics alleged the gases had little to do with any warming that might be occurring. Here the debate heats up in books, videos, and websites.

2015 Audie Award Winners Announced

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The winners of the 2015 Audie Awards

Adults Only | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, May 15, 2015

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Game night at the library can be adults-only while still being safe, clean, and welcoming to all. Offering adults-only gaming programs will only make your patrons more diverse, more trusting, and more enthusiastic.

Fiction Giants Boyne and Ishiguro; High Seas History from Larson | Audiobook Reviews, May 15, 2015

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A difficult but rewarding book from Boyne; Ishiguro’s exquisite tale of barely remembered legends, past wrongs, and relentless change; Simon Brick’s wonderful narration of Larson’s unforgettable story of life and death on the high seas