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Nancy's Notes - October 28, 2010

BYKI foreign language internet service, Ancestry.com, “Sea Escape” by Lynne Griffin, “Postcard Killers” by James Patterson.

Nancy’s Notes

We have had quite a few people in over the past week to sign up for our BYKI program. This is our newest service for patrons. This internet site helps users to learn a foreign language. Several dozen languages are available. You must come in and register for the site and once we have you on record you may use the program on any computer at any location.


We have also had several people inquire about Ancestry.com. This is now available on the library computers. It must be used in-house, but census records, birth and death records, immigration records and military are all available through this subscription.


Lynne Griffin who is recognized as an expert on family life, has written “Sea Escape”. It is a fictional story inspired by the author’s family letters about the ties that bind mothers and daughters. Laura Martinez has a busy life as a nurse, the mother of two young children, and a wife. She must spread herself even thinner when her estranged mother, Helen, suffers a devastating stroke. In an attempt to have her mother choose to continue living, Laura returns to Sea Escape, to the beach home where her mother escaped upon the death of her husband, Joseph. There, Laura hunts for the love letters her father wrote to her mother when he served as a reporter for the Associated Press during the Vietnam War. Each letter reveals a patchwork detail of her parents’ marriage and she discovers a common thread: a secret that mother and daughter unknowingly share.


We have purchased James Patterson’s “Postcard Killers” in both regular and large print. NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe’s cities. But the sights aren’t what draw him, he sees each museum, cathedral, and café through the eyes of his daughter’s killer.  Kanon’s daughter, Kimmy and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have been found dead. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim.


Come in and see us for any of the services listed above or to check out a good book. We are here Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m. or Thursday through Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.