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Nancy's Notes - January 9, 2014

“Big Sky Wedding” by Linda Lael Miller, “Critical Mass” by Sara Paretsky, Electronic materials for audio or ebooks, magazines & music.

  We’ve had quite the weather since the new year began. The crew here is generally pretty brave about opening during bad weather, however you may want to call and see if we will have regular hours or a shortened day if there are hazardous conditions.
    There are approximately 900-1000 DVDs available for check-out at the library. There is no fee unless they are returned late. Watching movies is a great way to keep warm on a cold night.
    If you don’t want to leave the house to come to the library, we have electronic materials available on our web site. Go to our web site at: www.clarion.lib.ia.us/ and click on the neibors link. You will get access to both downloadable audio and e-books. To check out materials enter which library is your home library and use the last five numbers on your card to set up your account. You may also notice a blue icon with zinio written beside it. Click on the word zinio and you can sign up to gain access to over 200 magazines. To get your account started you will need to use your entire library card number to create a user name and password. Make sure you go into our web site to get to zinio. If you go in through their web site they will charge you.
    Linda Lael Miller is the author of the prolific Big Sky series. Her latest is, “Big Sky Wedding”. Brylee Parrish hasn't enjoyed the sound of wedding bells since being jilted at the altar by Hutch Carmody. She's over Hutch now, and running a multimillion-dollar business. So she should avoid falling for actor Zane Sutton. He's come home to his rodeo roots, but Hollywood lured him away once and just might again. Yet everything about him, from his easy charm to his concern for his young half brother, seems too genuine to resist.
    Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski is back in, “Critical Mass”. Warshawski’s closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust.  Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder.  When Kitty’s daughter finds her life is in danger, she calls Lotty, who, in turn, summons V.I. to help.  The daughter’s troubles turn out to be just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets, and silence, whose origins go back to the competition among America, Germany, Japan and England to develop the first atomic bomb. 
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