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Come and take a look in the display case to find out something about the history and future of Bookmobiles!

Have you ever heard of a Bookmobile? In the past, bookmobiles brought wonderful books across America to people in towns and rural areas without nearby libraries.

This century’s bookmobile will bring an entire digital library to their grandchildren. The Internet Archive’s mission is to provide universal access to human knowledge, and given the advancement of digital storage and communications this goal is now achievable. Part of accomplishing that goal is to make sure that public domain books are available digitally. Another part is making sure people across the country have access to those works whether by reading on a screen, or more likely, to be printed back out again as a book.

So what is the Bookmobile? It is a mobile digital library capable of downloading public domain books from the Internet via satellite and printing them anytime, anywhere, for anyone. It traveled across the country from San Francisco to Washington D.C., stopping at schools, libraries and retirement homes; places where people understand the value of a book. The goal was to enable each library to understand what it would take to make print and bind public domain books for their patrons.

For more information about the Internet Archive Bookmobile go to http://archive.org/texts/bookmobile-map.php

 


Spring Book Discussion Series begins the Last Monday in January, January 30, at 6:30 p.m.

THEME: “IMMIGRATION : ON BECOMING AN AMERICAN”

All discussions held in Story Branch Library’s Library

Funded by Claire Yorks Endowment

Moderated by Norleen Healy!

 

Currently Available for Pickup:

The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri

Discussion: Monday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m.                                                                                                    

 

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Ann Fadiman

Discussion: Monday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henriquez

Discussion: Monday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Children of Syria, Video

Discussion: Monday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Adults: Looking for a great book?  Here are suggestions from Patrons and/or Staff who read these titles recently and heartily recommended them!   Each * represents one diazepam person who said it was a great book!

  • Bone Box* by Faye Kellerman (available in CD Audio Book format)
  • The Fire by Night**  by Teresa Messineo, a World War II novel through the eyes of 2 U.S. Army nurses
  • And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer*, by Fredrik Backman (a quick-read “story about memories and letting go…a slow farewell between a man and his grandson, and between a dad and his boy.”
  • Stolen Beauty*, a novel by Laurie Lico Albanese about the true story of Gustav Klimt art stolen by Nazis and finally recovered by the family of the original owner. Story Branch Library also has the movie, starring Helen Mirren.
  • The Sugar Men*, a “Holocaust Echoes” work of fiction by Ray Kingfisher
  • The Chemist* by Stephenie Meyer
  • A Killing at Cotton Hill*A Samuel Craddonck Mystery by Terry Shames
  • You Will Not Have My Hate**by Antoine Leiris (nonfiction response to terrorist attack)
  • Started Early, Took My Dog* by Kate Atkinson
  • Bertie’s Guide to Life and Mothers** by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Wonder* by Emma Donoghue
  • North of Crazy*** by Neltje
  • Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself* by Julie Barton
  • Robert B. Parker’s The Bridge*** by Robert Knott
  • The Glass Castle*****The Silver Star***by Jeannette Walls
  • Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel********by Jeannette Walls
  • The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis* by Elizabeth Letts
  • Everyone Brave is Forgiven*** by Chris Cleave (WWII London setting. British humor. Coping with crazy.)

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