Tuesday, November 30, 2010

eBook Reader Workshop

Looking to buy an eBook Reader and don't know which one to choose?

I can help! Attend one of three eBook Reader Workshops offered in November and December and learn which eBook Reader meets your needs. You will also learn how to download eBooks from the Library's eMedia Catalog for free!

Join us for an informative workshop on one of these dates:

December 1, 2010 - Summerlin Library 10:30am - 11:30am

Due to the popularity of this workshop registration is not required but highly recommended. To Register go to Computer Classes under events.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Weekend Update

What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 27 November 2010 through Friday 3 December 2010:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

Saturday 11/27/2010:
No Events Listed

Sunday 11/28/2010:
No Events Listed

Monday 11/29/2010:
No Events Listed

Tuesday 11/30/2010:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - Spotlight on Director Mervyn LeRoy - Gypsy

Wednesday 12/1/2010:
No Events Listed

Thursday 12/2/2010:
No Events Listed

Friday 12/3/2010:
West Las Vegas Library: Holiday Tree Trimming Celebration & Party
Las Vegas Library: Job Search Workshop
Clark County Library: Mariachi Holiday Concert
Spring Valley Library: Radon Awareness Program

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Weekend Update

What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 20 November 2010 through Friday 26 November 2010:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

Saturday 11/20/2010:
Enterprise Library: Autumn Scrapbooking
Sahara West Library: Blood Drive CANCELLED
Whitney Library: Blood Drive
West Charleston Library: Teddy Bear Medicine (not a kiddy program)

Sunday 11/21/2010:
No Events Listed

Monday 11/22/2010:
No Events Listed

Tuesday 11/23/2010:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - Spotlight on Director Mervyn LeRoy - No Time for Sergeants

Wednesday 11/24/2010:
No Events Listed

Thursday 11/25/2010: Happy Thanksgiving!
All Libraries Closed to celebrate Thanksgiving Day

Friday 11/26/2010: Happy Family Day!
All Libraries OPEN!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Weekend Update

What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 13 November 2010 through Friday 19 November 2010:
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Saturday 11/13/2010:
Clark County Library: Saturday Matinee Movie - The Karate Kid

Sunday 11/14/2010:
No Events Listed

Monday 11/15/2010:
No Events Listed

Tuesday 11/16/2010:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - Spotlight on Director Mervyn LeRoy - The Bad Seed
Sahara West Library: Forgiveness: the Key to Business Success
Clark County Library: Non-Profit Survival: Developing Programs

Wednesday 11/17/2010:
Sahara West Library: Hoop Dancer Derrick Suwaima Davis and Musician Toby Jose
Sunrise Library: Hoop Dancer Derrick Suwaima Davis and Musician Toby Jose
West Charleston Library: Hoop Dancer Derrick Suwaima Davis and Musician Toby Jose
Clark County Library: Munch and Mingle for Non-Profits

Thursday 11/18/2010:
Clark County Library: Hoop Dancer Derrick Suwaima Davis and Musician Toby Jose
West Las Vegas Library: Hoop Dancer Derrick Suwaima Davis and Musician Toby Jose
Summerlin Library: Recipe Exchange

Friday 11/19/2010:
No Events Listed

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Weekend Update

What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 6 November 2010 through Friday 12 November 2010:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

Saturday 11/6/2010:
Clark County Library: Comic Book Festival Screenings: Comic Book Literacy
Clark County Library: Comic Book Festival Screenings: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Clark County Library: Comic Book Festival Screenings: Tron
Clark County Library: Kirby Krackle in Concert
Clark County Library: Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival

Sunday 11/7/2010:
Clark County Library: An Evening with Dennis Lehane
Clark County Library: Dennis Lehane from Page to Screen: Shutter Island

Monday 11/8/2010:
No Events Listed

Tuesday 11/9/2010:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - Spotlight on Director Mervyn LeRoy - Mister Roberts

Wednesday 11/10/2010:
Clark County Library: UNLV Jazz Concert Series: UNLV Jazz Ensemble II

Thursday 11/11/2010: Remember Veterans Day!
All libraries closed to commemorate Veterans Day

Friday 11/12/2010:
No Events Listed

Thursday, November 4, 2010

SuperSecret New eAudiobooks!

Each month, we pre-order new titles in eMedia.

These titles don't show up in the Wowbrary "Coming Soon" list.

They don't show up in our library catalog.

The ONLY place they are is in the eMedia catalog. But you'd never know it.

And, you can see them HERE! Click on Request It get on the waiting list for these upcoming releases!

Quick List: (Scroll down to see the book descriptions and release dates)

David Baldacci, Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy: Hell's Corner

Steve Berry, Scott Brick: The Emperor's Tomb

George W. Bush: Decision Points

Patricia Cornwell, Kate Reading: Port Mortuary

Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler, Scott Brick: Crescent Dawn

Troy Denning, Marc Thompson: Abyss (Fate of the Jedi)

Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Kate Reading, Michael Kramer: Towers of Midnight

Andrew Klavan: The Identity Man

Lisa Kleypas, Rosalyn Landor: Devil in Winter

Lisa Kleypas, Rosalyn Landor: Scandal in Spring

Madeleine L'Engle, Ann Marie Lee: And Both Were Young

Lois Lowry, Elissa Steele: The Birthday Ball

Debbie Macomber, Renée Raudman: Moon Over Water

Gregory Maguire: The Next Queen of Heaven

Steve Martin, Campbell Scott: An Object of Beauty

James Patterson: Cross Fire

Nora Roberts, Angela Dawe: Reflections

Nora Roberts, Marie Caliendo: Skin Deep

Nora Roberts, Marie Caliendo: Without a Trace

J.D. Robb, Susan Ericksen: Possession in Death

Jonathan Stroud, Simon Jones: The Ring of Solomon

Joseph Wambaugh, Christian Rummel: Hollywood Hills

Tad Williams, Dick Hill: Shadowheart

Coming Soon eAudioBooks:

Hell's Corner
David Baldacci, Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy

On the night of the State Dinner honoring the Prime Minister of England, Oliver Stone is across from the White House in Lafayette Square. As the Prime Minister's motorcade drives by there is an explosion: a bomb has been detonated, in what looks like a terrorist plot directed at the President and the Prime Minister.

In the aftermath, British MI-5 agent Mary Chapman, an experienced, lethal operative with an agenda of her own, is sent to assist and coordinate with American authorities to uncover who was responsible for the bombing. Stone, together with Harry Finn and the rest of the Camel Club, are drawn into the investigation.

But everything is not what it appears to be. It seems that the mysterious attackers might have another target in their sights, and if the Camel Club is unable to stop them, the results would be nothing less than catastrophic.

The Emperor's Tomb
Steve Berry, Scott Brick

The tomb of China's First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, has remained sealed for more than 2,000 years. Though it's regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Chinese government won't allow anyone to open it. Why?

That question is at the heart of a dilemma faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone, whose life is shattered when he receives an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address. Logging on, he sees Cassiopeia Vitt, a woman who's saved his life more than once, being tortured at the hands of a mysterious man who has a single demand: Bring me the artifact she's asked you to keep safe.

The only problem is, Malone doesn't have a clue what the man is talking about, since Cassiopeia has left nothing with him. So begins Malone's most harrowing adventure to date--one that offers up astounding historical revelations, pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, and sends him from Denmark to Belgium to Vietnam then on to China, a vast and mysterious land where danger lurks at every turn.

Decision Points
George W. Bush

President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions of his presidency and personal life.

Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America's 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life.

In gripping, never-before-heard detail, President Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor's Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11, in the hours after America's most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Iran, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century.

President Bush writes honestly and directly about his flaws and mistakes, as well as his accomplishments reforming education, treating HIV/AIDS in Africa, and safeguarding the country amid chilling warnings of additional terrorist attacks. He also offers intimate new details on his decision to quit drinking, discovery of faith, and relationship with his family.

A groundbreaking new brand of memoir, Decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on one of the most consequential eras in American history -- and the man at the center of events.

Port Mortuary
Patricia Cornwell, Kate Reading

Port Mortuary is literally a port for the dead.

In this fast-paced story, a treacherous path from Scarpetta's past merges with the high tech highway she now finds herself on. We travel back to the beginning of her professional career, when she enlisted in the Air Force to pay off her medical school debt and found herself ensnared in a gruesome case of what seemed to be vicious, racially motivated hate crimes against two Americans in South Africa. Now, more than twenty years and many career successes later, her secret military ties have drawn her to Dover Air Force Base, where she has been immersed in a training fellowship to master the art of CT-assisted virtual autopsy--a procedure the White House has mandated that she introduce in the private sector.

As the chief of the new Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts, a joint venture of the state and federal governments and MIT, Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could shut down her new facility and ruin her personally and professionally. A young man drops dead, apparently from a cardiac arrhythmia, eerily close to Scarpetta's new Cambridge home. But when his body is examined the next morning, there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked insider the Center's cooler. Various 3-D radiology scans reveal more shocking details about internal injuries unlike any Scarpetta has ever seen. These suggest the possibility of a conspiracy to cause mass casualties. She realizes that she is fighting a cunning and cruel enemy that is invisible as she races against time to discover who and why before more people die.

In Port Mortuary, Patricia Cornwell brings Scarpetta together with Marino, Benton, and Lucy in an intimate way that is reminiscent of the early novels, and we welcome a voice we haven't heard in years. The point of view is Scarpetta's, and this is her story.

Crescent Dawn
Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler, Scott Brick

In A.D. 327, a Roman galley barely escapes a pirate attack with its extraordinary cargo.

In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea.

In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions. Does anything tie them together?

NUMA director Dirk Pitt is about to find out, as Roman artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel unnervingly connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire, and to the existence of a mysterious "manifest," lost long ago, which if discovered again...just may change the history of the world as we know it.

Abyss (Fate of the Jedi)
Troy Denning, Marc Thompson

Following a trail of clues across the galaxy, Luke Skywalker continues his quest to find the reasons behind Jacen Solo’s dark downfall and to win redemption for the Jedi Order. Sojourning among the mysterious Aing-Tii monks has left Luke and his son Ben with no real answers, only the suspicion that the revelations they seek lie in the forbidden reaches of the distant Maw Cluster. There, hidden from the galaxy in a labyrinth of black holes, dwell the Mind Walkers: those whose power to transcend their bodies and be one with the Force is as seductive and intoxicating as it is potentially fatal. But it may be Luke’s only path to the truth.

Meanwhile, on Coruscant, the war of wills between Galactic Alliance Chief of State Natasi Daala and the Jedi Order is escalating. Outraged over the carbonite freezing of young Jedi Knights Valin and Jysella Horn after their inexplicable mental breakdowns, the Jedi are determined to defy Daala’s martial tactics, override Council Master Kenth Hamner’s wavering leadership, and deal on their own terms with the epidemic of madness preying on their ranks. As Han and Leia Solo, along with their daughter Jaina, join the fight to protect more stricken Knights from arrest, Jedi healers race to find a cure for the rapidly spreading affliction. But none of them realize the blaster barrel is already swinging in their direction–and Chief Daala is about to pull the trigger.

Nor do Luke and Ben, deep in the Maw Cluster and pushing their Force abilities beyond known limits, realize how close they are–to the Sith strike squad bent on exterminating the Skywalkers, to a nexus of dark-side energy unprecedented in its power and its hunger, and to an explosive confrontation between opposing wielders of the Force from which only one Master–good or evil–can emerge alive.

Towers of Midnight
Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Kate Reading, Michael Kramer

The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One's prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age.

Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck.

To prevail, he must seek answers in Tel'aran'rhiod and find a way - at long last - to master the wolf within him or lose himself to it forever.

The Identity Man
Andrew Klavan

John Shannon is on the run facing life in prison - or death by lethal injection. Then, as if out of nowhere, a bizarre text message draws him to a meeting in the dark of night.

A foreigner who calls himself the Identity Man offers Shannon an incredible chance to start again: a new face, a new home, a new beginning. Soon Shannon finds himself living a life he never dreamed possible.

In a ruined city that is trying to rebuild, he finds work as a carpenter and a wood carver. He meets the beautiful Teresa Grey and for the first time falls in love. It seems too good to be true - and it is.

Just as Shannon feels within sight of redemption, all hell breaks loose. It turns out this ruined city is crawling with corruption. There are crooked politicians, gangsters, dirty cops everywhere - and, for some reason he doesn't understand, all of them seem to want Shannon dead. Moving through the darkness in the burnt-out shambles of a dirty town, he's got to ferret out the secret of his new life - and fast - if he wants to be left with any life at all.

Devil in Winter
Lisa Kleypas, Rosalyn Landor

Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage!

Sebastian's reputation is so dangerous that thirty seconds alone with him will ruin any maiden's good name. Still, this bewitching chit appeared, unchaperoned, on his doorstep to offer her hand. Certainly an aristocrat with a fine eye for beauty could do far worse.

But Evie's proposal comes with a condition: no lovemaking after their wedding night. She will never become just another of the dashing libertine's callously discarded broken hearts -- which means Sebastian will simply have to work harder at his seductions... or perhaps surrender his own heart for the very first time in the name of true love.

Scandal in Spring
Lisa Kleypas, Rosalyn Landor

After spending three London seasons searching for a husband, Daisy Bowman's father has told her in no uncertain terms that she must find a husband. Now. And if Daisy can't snare an appropriate suitor, she will marry the man he chooses—the ruthless and aloof Matthew Swift.

Daisy is horrified. A Bowman never admits defeat, and she decides to do whatever it takes to marry someone... anyone... other than Matthew. But she doesn't count on Matthew's unexpected charm... or the blazing sensuality that soon flares beyond both their control. And Daisy discovers that the man she has always hated just might turn out to be the man of her dreams.

But right at the moment of sweet surrender, a scandalous secret is uncovered... one that could destroy both Matthew and a love more passionate and irresistible than Daisy's wildest fantasies.

And Both Were Young
Madeleine L'Engle, Ann Marie Lee

Flip doesn't think shell ever fit in at the Swiss boarding school. Besides being homesick for her father and Connecticut, she isn't sophisticated like the other girls, and discussions about boys leave her tongue-tied. Her happiest times are spent apart from the others, sketching or wandering in the mountains.

But the day she's out walking alone and meets a French boy, Paul, things change for Flip. As their relationship grows, so does her self-confidence. Despite her newfound happiness, there are times when Paul seems a stranger to her. And since dating is forbidden except to seniors, their romance must remain a secret. With so many new feelings and obstacles to overcome in her present, can Flip help Paul to confront his troubled past and find a future?

The Birthday Ball
Lois Lowry, Elissa Steele

Princess Patricia Priscilla is bored with her royal life and the excitement surrounding her sixteenth birthday ball. Doomed to endure courtship by three grotesquely unappealing noblemen, she escapes her fate - for a week.

Disguised as a peasant, she attends the village school as the smart new girl, “Pat,” and attracts friends and the attention of the handsome school master.

Disgusting suitors, loveable peasants, and the clueless King and Queen collide at the ball, where Princess Patricia Pricilla calls the shots. What began as a cure for boredom, becomes a chance for Princess Patricia Priscilla to break the rules and marry the man she loves.

Moon Over Water
Debbie Macomber, Renée Raudman

Lorraine Dancy has just discovered that everything she believes about her father is a lie - starting with the fact that Thomas supposedly died years ago. Now she's learned that not only is he not dead, he's living in a small town south of the border. In the process of tracking him down, she manages to get framed for theft and pursued by the real thief, the police and a local crime boss. Her father's friend Jack Keller agrees to help her escape, although Lorraine's reluctant to depend on a man like him.

And he's stuck with her! Jack's every bit the renegade Lorraine thinks he is - an ex-mercenary and former Deliverance Company operative. He's also the one person who can guide her to safety. But there are stormy waters ahead, including an attraction neither of them wants to feel. An attraction that's as risky as it is intense - for both of them. The sooner he can get Lorraine home, the better!

The Next Queen of Heaven
Gregory Maguire

As the new millennium approaches, the eccentric town of Thebes grows even stranger. Clocked by a Catholic statuette, Mrs. Leontina Scales begins speaking in tongues. Her daughter, Tabitha Scales, and her sons scheme to save their mother or surrender her to Jesus-whatever comes first. Meanwhile, choir director Jeremy Carr, caught between lust and ambition, fumbles his way toward Y2K.

Only a modern master like Gregory Maguire can spin a tale this frantic, funny, and farcical. The ancient Sisters of the Sorrowful Mysteries join with a gay singing group. The Radical Radiants battle the Catholics. A Christmas pageant goes horribly awry. And a child is born.

An Object of Beauty
Steve Martin, Campbell Scott

Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights - and, at times, the dark lows - of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.
Cross Fire
James Patterson

Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty Congressman and a scheming lobbyist.

Next, the elusive marksman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories - is the marksman a hero or a vigilante? The case explodes and FBI agent Max Siegel battles Alex for jurisdiction.

As Alex struggles with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross - and his family - for good.

Possession in Death
J.D. Robb, Susan Ericksen

"The devil killed my body. I cannot fight, I cannot find. I cannot free her. You must. You are the one. We speak to the dead."

Immediately after hearing these words, uttered to her by an old Romanian woman bleeding to death in the street, detective Eve Dallas begins to notice that her latest case has come with a number of interesting side-effects: visions of the deceased, instant familiarity with rooms she's never seen before, and fluency in Russian. Likewise, there appears to be a force inside of her, a spirit other than her own, that won't let her rest until she's found Beata, the old woman's great-granddaughter, whose disappearance two months prior remains a mystery.

Desperate to be free of her new "gifts", Eve pursues the facts until she discovers a link between Beata's disappearance and the disappearance of eight other young women, all of whom attended the same dance classes, none of whom were ever heard from again.

Nora Roberts, Angela Dawe

A lifetime of dedication to dance left Lindsay Dunne little time for romance. That is until she meets brooding architect Seth Bannion, the guardian of a talented young ballerina in Lindsay's class. As Lindsay and Seth clash over their hopes for the girl's future, passions flare… and Lindsay receives a crash course in the art of love.
Skin Deep
Nora Roberts, Marie Caliendo

Regrets. Even movie stars have them.

Chantel O'Hurley's family was far away, her mansion was empty, and when she was threatened, there was no one to turn to. There was certainly no comfort in Quinn Doran. He looked like he'd been carved out of stone and he was just as intractable.

But in that hardness was a promise: "I will keep you safe. I will bring you home." But could she get him to stay?

Without a Trace
Nora Roberts, Marie Caliendo

Redemption. With everything he'd seen and done, Trace O'Hurley was way past that. And nothing the flame-haired Irish beauty Gillian Fitzpatrick said could change the fact that he was just a disillusioned man with nothing left to lose.

But somehow Gillian made him believe that he could do the impossible - rescue her family, take down a terrorist organization. Ask for forgiveness. Be one of the O'Hurleys again. At last.

The Ring of Solomon
Jonathan Stroud, Simon Jones

Bartimaeus, everyone's favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series.

As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now, for the first time, fans will go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950s BC.

Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match. He'll have to contend with an unpleasant master and his sinister servant, and runs into just a “spot” of trouble with King Solomon's magic ring!

Hollywood Hills
Joseph Wambaugh, Christian Rummel

Leona Brueger is the still-foxy widow of Sammy Brueger, who left her his fortune and mansion in the Hollywood Hills. Bored, she is dating a B-list movie director and looking to get a little excitement in her newfound freedom.

When an esteemed (but broke) art dealer named Nigel Wickland sees the valuable paintings hung on Leona's mansion's walls, he hatches a plan to create replicas and resell the originals at a killing profit.

The only problem is, this is Hollywood. A circle of young pill-heads dubbed "The Bling Ring" has taken to thieving from rich people's houses, and a pair of tweakers stumbles upon Nigel's heist - and that's just the beginning of the trouble.

Soon "Hollywood" Nate Weiss, surfer cops Flotsam and Jetsam, and the rest of the team at Hollywood Station have a full-blown mess on their hands.

Tad Williams, Dick Hill

Thousands of years ago the gods fought and fell in the deeps beneath what is now Southmarch Castle, then were banished into eternal sleep. Now at least one of them is stirring again, dreaming of vengeance against humankind.

Southmarch haunts the dreams of men as well as gods. Royal twins Barrick and Briony Eddon, the heirs of Southmarch's ruling family, are hurrying back home as well: Barrick now carries the heritage of the immortal Qar inside him, and Briony has a small army at her back and a fiery determination to recover her father's throne and revenge herself on the usurpers.

The cruel and powerful southern ruler known as the Autarch of Xis wants the power of the gods for his own, a power he can only gain if he conquers Southmarch.

And nobody knows what the Qar want, only that the mysterious fairy - folk are prepared to die for it -- or to kill every living thing in Southmarch Castle and in all the lands around.

It will come to an apocalyptic conclusion on Midsummer Night, when the spirits of the haunted past and the desperate struggles of the present come together in one great final battle. Many will die. Many more will be transformed out of all recognition, and the world will be forever changed.