Spring online story for children– Cinnamon and the April shower: http://tinyurl.com/cvqm9lu
On March 17, almost everyone is Irish. Take a look at these books on Ireland.
Traveling to Ireland? Try Fodor’s guides on the emerald isle.
Researching your family history? Take a look at ‘ A Genealogist’s guide to discovering your Irish ancestors’, just one of several in the genealogy section.
Maeve Binchy writes of contemporary Ireland. A novel by her is ‘Heart and Soul,’ the story of family, friends, patients and staff who are part of a heart clinic in a community with conflicts between the old and the new in Ireland.
Or try Tana French’s psychological thrillers. Follow the ‘murder squad’ in Dublin as they work to solve the crime. The latest is ‘Broken Harbor.’
There are many more books with an Irish theme…just type in ‘Ireland’ in the online catalog and you’ll get a long list of fiction and nonfiction books on Ireland, including St. Patrick.
Erin go braugh!
March Madness is upon us
It is a phenomenon that grips the national sports psyche from the first week of March through the first week of April.
Whether you are interested in planning a trip to the NCAA Tournament or preparing for an office pool, March Madness will be an exciting time for you, even if you’re not normally an avid sports fan.
It begins with the televised Selection Sunday event when teams from schools, large and small, get the decision on whether they will be in the tournament.
If you’re a basketball fan, check out the 796.323 non fiction section for books on the sport. Many biographies of basketball players are on the shelves too: Julius Erving, Larry Bird, and Ming Yao, and Bill Russell are just a few.
There is even a series of mysteries in which the main character is a former basketball player turned sports agent. Look for the Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben.
Children can watch talking picture books, and older children can read the printed word while listening to the audio book. Some books have accompanying video.
Available online at http://www.newriver.lib.fl.us/kids-page/
Chilton Automotive Maintenance and repair of your vehicle. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The 2013 winner is “This is not my hat” by Jon Klassen. Here’s a list of all winners.
More small business info available online. Look at Demographics Now and Small Business Resource Center to help with your business plans.
Books available too. Look in the 658 non-fiction section or ask a staff member for help.
A good online resource for small business owners with lots of online help. Books on small business in your library too. Look in the 658 non-fiction section, or ask any staff member for help.
From the website:
FindLaw’s Small Business Center provides information and resources for small business owners, and help for entrepreneurs seeking to get a business idea off the ground. Here you can get information on choosing and forming the right legal structure for your business, legal tips on day-to-day business operations, an overview of employment law issues, and much more.