Friday, January 24, 2014

Reading for the Big Game at the Library

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Reading for the Big Game at the Library
We are down to the big game in New Jersey on February 2nd.  This week we focus on reading to prepare for the big game and reading for those who do not plan to watch the game.  But first here are the technology classes for the week.

Technology Classes:  On Monday January 27th Publisher 1 at 12:30 p.m.; E-book Reader 3:00 p.m., Know Your Computer 5:00 p.m., E-book Reader 6::00 p.m.; Tuesday January 28th Publisher II at 11:00 a.m., Excel I at 10:00 a.m., E-book Reader at 12:.30 p.m., Excel 2 at 2:00 p.m., Excel 3 at 3:00 p.m., Clean up Your Computer at 4:00 p.m., Setting up an Email Account at 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday January 29th Publisher III at 11:00 a.m., Job and Career Accelerator at 5:30 p.m.; Thursday January 30th Microsoft Word 3 at 10:00 a.m., Learn the Library Webpage 11:00 a.m., Nebraska Access 2:00 p.m., G-Mail at 3:30 p.m., Tech Thursday at 5:00 p.m., E-book Reader at 6:00 p.m. and Advanced Tech at 6:30 p.m.

Fried Green Tomatoes at Cover to Cover:  Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Café by Fannie Flagg will be the book discussed at Cover to Cover book club on Monday January 27th at 3:00 p.m.

Tangled Yarns needlework club will meet at the library on Tuesday January 28th at 6:30 p.m.

Reading about the Big Game:  The library has several books available for those who want to know about their favorite team in the big game.

The ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia is arguable the most complete encyclopedia of football information.  The book is 1454 pages of statistics, rosters and statistics from the 1920’s to the present, including a history of the big game.

75 Seasons:  The Complete History of the National Football League 1920-1995 was written on the 75th anniversary of the National Football League this book covers each of the decades from the 1920’s to the 1990’s, with breakout chapters on the All-Time Two Way Team (celebrating the players in the early years who played both offense and defense), the NFL Time Line, the All-Time Team and the future of the game.  This is particularly good history of the early game.

Football’s Greatest Stars by Allan Maki covers biographies on many of the greatest players, including a section on now Denver Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning, chapters on the best moments of the game and team histories.

Books for those not watching the big game:  If you do not plan to watch the big game, here are some titles set in the home states of the two teams.

Totally Dead:  a Streeter Mystery by Michael Stone “Bounty hunter Streeter goes to the aid of a restaurateur in Denver, being threatened with harm for refusing to sell his restaurant. It is wanted by gangsters, seeking to clear the area for a lucrative land deal, by the author of Token of Remorse”- from the library catalog.

White Fire by Douglas J. Preston and Lincoln Child- “Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law when he uncovers a mysterious connection between long-dead miners and a fabled, long-lost Sherlock Holmes story--one that might just offer the key to an outbreak of modern day killings involving a deadly arsonist.”- From the online catalog.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford “Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era, this debut novel tells the heartwarming story of widower Henry Lee, his father, and his first love Keiko Okabe.”- From the library catalog.

Starting Now by Debbie Macomber “After being let go from her competitive, high-pressure Seattle law firm, Libby Morgan reaches out to old friends and spends her afternoons at A Good Yarn, the local knitting store, where she forms close bonds with three women and finds time for romance with a charming and handsome doctor who seems to be her perfect match. But just as everything is coming together, Libby must make a choice that could forever change the life she holds so dear.”-description from library catalog

All of this and so much more are available at the library.

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