New French fiction at the library

We just received several new French books including several bestsellers. These will be on the shelf soon and you can put a hold on any title through the library catalog or just look for them on the shelf. If you have any comments or suggestions on French language books (or any other foreign language) please contact stantont@aadl.org.

Marilyn Dernieres Seances by Michel Schneider
Winner of the Prix Interallié 2006. A novel about the unlikely duo of sex godess Marillyn Monroe and her Freudian shrink who was unable to save her in her final days.

Du reve pour les oufs by Faiza Guene
Second novel from the 21 year old literary sensation Guène, author of the bestselling 'Kiffe kiffe demain'. Alhème works odd jobs to support her father, who suffers from injuries due to an industrial accident, and her brother, Foued, who she has raised since their mother's death in Algeria.

New Italian books at the library!

We recently received some new popular Italian novels which will be on the shelf soon. Look for them soon or place a hold from the library catalog. If you have any comments or suggestions about Italian language books (or any other foreign language) please e-mail stantont@aadl.org

A Neve Ferma by Stefania Bertola
Emma loves Andrea, but he is engaged to another woman. She seeks consolation in her professional life as a confectioner.

Chi Ha Cancellato Le Macchie Di Rorschach by Nicola D'Amico
The author's first novel...A thriller set in a school near Varese.

Dimenticami by Elena Loewenthal
Viola ends her brief but passionate love affair with Alberto with the words 'Forget me!' But Alberto, though married with two children, cannot forget Viola so easily. It's not just the passion he cannot forget, but her last words that ring in his ears…

Dolci Colline di Sanguine by Mario Spezi and Douglas Preston

New German books at the Library!

We have received several new German books including some bestsellers. Look for them on the shelf soon or put a hold on them in the catalog! If you have any suggestions or comments on German language books (or any other foreign languge) e-mail stantont@aadl.org.

Der blaue Tod by Boris Meyn
Cholera causes havoc in Hamburg of 1892 - however, not every death is a victim of the disease… A historical crime novel.

Wer Lebt, Stirbt by Friedrich Ani

Chief inspector Jonas Vogel is known for his great sense of directions and his capacity to imagine unknown territory. One day, his investigations are interrupted by an accident with serious consequences: he will never be able to see again…

Nacht der Engel by Rosemarie Marschner

Hot Foreign Language Titles on DVD

Among the most popular foreign titles recently purchased by the Library are three Hindi language films, Baabul (not to be confused with Babel), Don, and Khosla Ka Ghosla; and the Spanish hit Volver. Currently on order--and also on demand--are: The Aura (Spanish) and The Petit Lieutenant (French).

To find other foreign language films in our collection, use the language as your keyword choice (e.g. "Italian language") and choose "DVD" under Material Field.

Panjabi books at the Mallets Creek Branch

Look for books in Panjabi at the Malletts Creek Branch in the Foreign Language section along the wall behind the computer room area. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding Pajabi books (or any other foreign language) at the library, please e-mail stantont@aadl.org. You can also search for more Panjabi books throughout the library system by searching for the call number "FLC PAN" or for youth books "Youth FLC PAN"

Some of our Panjabi books at Malletts Creek are:

Loku kahai darawesu: nāwala by Guracarana Singha Jaito
Prema-kaṇī by Niranjan Singh
Pālī by Jasawanta Singha Kămwala
Pānca nada dā pāṇī by Ātmajīta
Piāsa by Guracarana Siṅgha Arashī
Kaurawa sabha by Mittara Saina Mīta
Sangharasha: kahāṇī sangraha by Simarajīta Barāṛa Simmī

Enjoy!

Arabic books at Malletts Creek

Several Arabic books were recently transferred to the Malletts Creek branch. Check them out. Some of the books include:

"al-Abnusa al-baida'" by Hanna Mina
"Ana hiya inti riwaayah" by Ilham Mansoor
"ar-Ra'ad" by Zakaria Tamer

Searching for foreign language books

The best way to see what is available in our foreign language collection is by call number. Searching by call number allows you to differentiate between adult and youth books. When at the Catalog page, select "More search options", then select "call number". If you enter the general call number, a list of the holdings for that language will be displayed. Of course, you can also search by title, author and subject ("name of language" language materials).

The call numbers for the adult foreign language books are FLC + the first three letters of the name of the language. The only exception is Japanese which is "FLC JPN".

For example: Chinese = FLC CHI, Arabic = FLC ARA, Spanish = FLC SPA

The call numbers for children's foreign language books are Youth FLC + the first three letters of the name of the language. Again, the only exception is "Youth FLC JPN".

For example: Telugu = Youth FLC TEL, Hebrew = Youth FLC HEB, Urdu = Youth FLC URD

Foreign language books at the library

Did you know that the Ann Arbor Library has a large collection of books in languages other than English? We have books for both adults and children, including many bilingual books for children. Whether you are a native speaker of these languages or just learning them, we have plenty of international language books to fit your needs.

We have

Spanish books
Chinese books
Korean books
Arabic books
French books
Japanese books
Russian books
Hebrew books
Farsi/Persian books
Polish books
Urdu books
Italian books

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