New in the Cormoran Strike series: Career of Evil

The latest mystery from author Robert Galbraith (pseudonym for J. K. Rowling), featuring private detective Cormoran Strike, is now available! Titled Career of Evil, the book opens with a mysterious package delivered to Cormoran’s assistant. To their surprise and horror, the package contains a woman’s severed leg. Narrowing the suspects down to four twisted people from Cormoran’s past, he and his assistant take matters into their own hands to pursue the perpetrator. Galbraith’s previous mysteries have appealed to a wide audience not only for their gripping excitement and unexpected twists, but also for their character development, and Career of Evil is no different. It is the third installment in the Cormoran Strike novels, following The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm. Place your hold today!

Download of the Day: August 27

Postmark Ganymede - Robert Silverberg

This 1957 sci fi novella follows a space pilot who has been demoted to the postal service, but just might have what it takes to deliver the mail in the face of major obstacles.

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TV Spotlight: Get Sherlocked

The success of the acclaimed Sherlock show starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman has spawned many new fans of all things Sherlock. Part of that is digging up other versions of detective Sherlock doing his thing. There are many television and film adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s works starring Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke that are now in the catalog! Have a peek .

The Sherlock Holmes Feature Films Collection

Sherlock Holmes: The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Who is your favorite Sherlock?!

PreK Bits - "O" is for Only One

One is where you begin.
O is for one.
Ms. Rachel began with ONCE AROUND The BLOCK … a story about what to do while waiting … because waiting is hard to do ... for Beatrice.
Ms. Sara and Ms. Rachel led the action song "Walk, Walk, Walk ... Until We stop" which is sung by Raffi on the CD RISE & SHINE and by the Bartkowiak's on the CD HONK HONK RATTLE RATTLE.
SOUP FOR ONE … is perfect for one bug, ... at least until one (and one, and one ...) more arrive.

For more stories that begin with one, try the following favorites:
ONE BIG BUILDING ... begins with one big machine.
ONE DUCK STUCK … who will help?
ONE TWO THAT’S MY SHOE … counting one to ten with a puppy.
ONCE UPON A TIME, THE END … one imaginative bedtime story.
ONCE UPON AN ALPHABET … where every letter gets its own story.
YOU ARE (NOT) SMALL …. settling a bet once and for all.
ONCE UPON A MEMORY … a gentle journey of growth.
ONE WORD FROM SOPHIA ... sophia uses too many words until she finds the perfect "one".

Download of the Day: August 26

Pong - Audion

The record label describes this album as "dancefloor terror," a summary that cannot be topped.

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Barakamon- the best Manga about a calligrapher you'll ever read!

Seishuu Handa is handsome, young and also a master calligrapher. However he is also hotheaded when it comes to insults to his work. When he punches the director of a local gallery for calling his work unoriginal he is sent to a remote rural village to overcome his flaws. This is a great slice of life manga that was adapted into an anime in 2014.

One of the great things about this manga is the way that it was translated. Often you can miss the feel of the original Japanese because of the translations but in Barakamon the "sound effects" are in the original Japanese with a translation under them. This leads to getting a better feeling for what the original intent was based on the location of the words. It's a very different way to translate and one that I really appreciated.

The Day the Crayons Came Home!

If your kid loved The Day the Crayons Quit, and it seems like almost every kid on the planet did, check out the new companion book, The Day the Crayons Came Home, by collaborators Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers!

Oliver Jeffers’ amazing illustrations drew me to The Day the Crayons Quit, but the text in this new book really shines. The illustrations are still wonderful, and Drew Daywalts’ story is sharper and funnier than the first book. In The Day the Crayons Came Home, each crayon has written their owner Duncan a postcard telling the sad story of where they have been and what they are doing. I won't ruin any surprises, but each crayon's story is sillier than the last. Particularly funny is Neon Red Crayon’s journey through the world. He’s a little confused on geography (he reports riding a camel through the deserts of New Jersey), but he has a great trip. And of course, all of the crayons get their happy ending.

Download of the Day: August 25

The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Young Mary Lennox's outlook changes when she is sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire, and develops friendships based on the discovery of a neglected gardeon on the manor property.

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It’s National Waffle Day!

Today just happens to be National Waffle Day, so let’s talk about breakfast. Breakfast is also good for lunch or dinner, and with good purpose – breakfast foods are delicious and wonderful! Waffles, toast, fried potatoes, piles of bacon, eggs any way you like it – the list goes on.

Here are a few all-star breakfasty books featuring waffles and beyond to wake you up and fuel your day at any time:

Crepes, waffles, and pancakes!: Over 100 recipes for hearty meals, light snacks, and delicious desserts

Vegan brunch: homestyle recipes worth waking up for-- from asparagus omelets to pumpkin pancakes

The big book of breakfast: Serious comfort food for any time of the day

Breakfast for dinner: Recipes for frittata florentine, huevos rancheros, sunny-side-up burgers, and more!

What's your favorite breakfast food, and when's the best time to eat breakfast?!

Download of the Day: August 24

The Storytellers of AADL - Josie Parker

Gather 'round for the tale of the storytelling library director!

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