Something Good to Read or Something to Do

Looking for something good to read over the holidays? Check out the Library’s suggestions found on the BookLetters page.

Here’s some suggestions to get you going:

See more suggests at Books, Movies and More where there is something for everyone!

Like the suggestions?  Sign-up to receive your favorite BookLetters via email or RSS feed. Monthly you will received updated versions of your favorite BookLetters.

Looking for something to do? Check out events happening at the Library – read Highlights for Kids or the Library District Highlights.

Something About the Author

Want to learn more about your favorite author?  Something About the Author is for you!  This is a tool that both kids and adults will want to use.  Read about J.K. Rowlings, Katherine Paterson, Ann Brashares or Phillip Pullman just to name of few of the popular authors for children.

Downloadable Audio Books for iPods

ipodsThe Library now offers MP3 format for downloadable audio books at our eBooks to Go (OverDrive) site which work with iPods and MAC computers.

With OverDrive Media Console for Mac, OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks can now be downloaded and enjoyed on Macs. The built-in Burn Wizard can be used to burn MP3 Audiobooks to CD, and the Transfer Wizard allows quick and easy transfer to Apple® devices. Click for more information on OverDrive Media Console for Mac. Click to view a list of OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks compatible with Mac.

Free Workshop for History Resource Center

When: December 8, 2008
Time: Noon – 1pm PST
(Please note the time here, the time listed on the registration form is Eastern Time)

Register Online Now! 

Attend the History Resource Center : US and World  online training session to learn how to navigate the new interface and review product enhancements. During this course, participants in the session will:

  • Review the general content available in the History Resource Center database
  • Construct and employ efficient search strategies for information retrieval
  • Examine navigational and search features of the database interface
  • Differentiate between basic, person, subject, chronological and advanced search options
  • Recognize how to use Email, InfoMarks and Marked Lists as a way to manage and organize information found within the database 

Be sure to test your computer prior to the event.  The link for testing is available on the right side of the sign-up page as well as here.

Online Career Library

UPDATED! Vault has recently updated the following guides to your Vault Online Career Library. See all the guides at Online Career Library – Vault Guides.

  • collegeCollege Career Bible, 2009 edition    

  • venture Vault Career Guide to Venture Capital, 4th edition
  • manufacturingVault Guide to the Top Manufacturing Employers, 2009 edition
  • financeVault Guide to Finance Interviews, 2009 edition



NEW! Vault has recently added the following guides to your Online Career Library:

  • vetVault Guide to Veterinary and Animal Careers