How Libraries Make Your Life Better

Libraries are the beating heart of a community. They offer everyone free access to many things, books being just one part of that. So what does your library offer? Here are just a few things.

Lee-Whedon offer classes to help you learn word processing software, spreadsheets, social media sites, job hunting, and resume writing. Sign up for 1-on-1 tech help for device specific questions and assistance. For additional help with job hunting and resumes check out our online resources. We always have free internet access, use our computers or use yours with our Wi-Fi. You can print from any device, make copies, and send faxes.

We have a 3D printer and a 3D scanner. You’re only limited by what you can dream up! We can help you convert home movies, photographs, and slides to DVD. Does your child want to learn more about coding? We have STEAM programs throughout the year.

Going on vacation to another country? Learn a new language on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Have a CD player? We have audiobooks to teach you. Travel guides are always helpful and yes, we have those too.

Can’t make it to the library, no problem we have lots of digital content for you. You can borrow movies, books, music, TV shows, and magazines all from the comfort of your own home. Have a reference question that can’t wait? Log onto AskUs 24/7 and ask a librarian now. Plus our scholarly databases are always available to you. Look for our Online Library Collections page on our website under the Research and Resources tab.

Our staff is always available to help you find whatever you are looking for, stop by, call, or send us an email. 

Reconstructing Amelia by McCreight

When Kate receives a phone call from Grace Hall, her daughter’s private school, everything she thought she knew changes. They tell her that Amelia has been suspended and Kate must come get her daughter immediately. But when Kate arrives at the school she finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. Kate is told that Amelia, an academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating on an English paper, has jumped to her death. Then Kate receives an anonymous text: She didn’t jump.

I found myself constantly trying to guess the ending. But there are so many different facets that go into this story it’s almost impossible. I really enjoyed the book. However, there were so many different secrets and lies and twists and turns that it was bordering on unbelievable. So many people involved. All with their own story and reasoning to tie them into Amelia’s story. The way the English teacher is tied into the story was just too far fetched. The book is filled with a lot of adults not acting like adults. The mother, the mother’s boss…

Overall, a harrowing, sad tale about a teenage girl being subjected to merciless bullying. There are enough twists that I found myself compelled to keep reading; I couldn’t wait to see what actually happened to Amelia, and why. Sad ending. Good book!

 

Cinderella

Cinderella 1-Disc DVDHave you seen the new Disney movie Cinderella? It is a fantastic live action retelling of the classic fairy tale. Ella has the perfect life until her mother dies and her father remarries. But life gets even worse when her father dies too. Ella is left living with a cruel stepmother and 2 stepsisters. When she meets a handsome stranger life begins to get more interesting. Throw in a fairy godmother, glass slippers, some magic, and a prince and the story is complete.

The movie stars Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, and Cate Blanchett. Each of their characters are fully developed and were superbly cast. The DVD will be available on Tuesday, September 15th! I highly recommend you watch it. And remember to “have courage and always be kind.”

Fantastic Movies at the Library

We have a fantastic collection of DVD’s available for checkout. Our collection is always growing. Today I will be adding Poldark Season 1, Wolf Hall, Sharknado, Awesome Animal Builders, Dinosaurs and other Creature Features to name just a few.

Poldark and Wolf Hall are both BBC series shown on PBS. Poldark is based on the historical fiction series by Winston Graham; it stars Aidan Turner from The Hobbit trilogy as Ross Poldark. Wolf Hall is also historical fiction based on Hilary Mantel’s novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Wolf Hall has Damian Lewis from Homeland portraying King Henry VIII. Sharknado, starring Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, is a SyFy movie about sharks swept up in a hurricane that terrorize the people of LA.

Awesome Animal Builders, Dinosaurs and other Creature Features are all juvenile movies. They were all produced by National Geographic and are therefore all factual with real video footage of animals, except for the dinosaurs which are computer animated.

If you haven’t been in to check out a movie lately, today is a great day to do so!