Librarians as Community Partners:An Outreach Handbook
Handbook for Community College Librarians: Michael Crumpton, Nora Bird
Librarians as Community Partners:An Outreach Handbook ALA Editions Carol Smallwood
Librarians in My Community: Gina Bellisario
Meeting Community Needs:A Practical Guide for Librarians Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Pamela H. Mackellar
Digitizing Your Community´s History:The Innovative Librarian´s Guide Alex Hoffman
Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to Harvard, he has only a senior thesis essay on Bugs Bunny to show for his effort. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, he remains stuck at a crossroads, unable to meet the lofty expectations of his Orthodox Jewish upbringing. And his romantic existence as a freelance obituary writer just isn’t cutting it. Seeking direction - and dental insurance - Steinberg takes a job as a librarian in a tough Boston prison. The prison library counter, his new post, attracts con men, minor prophets, ghosts, and an assortment of quirky regulars searching for the perfect book and a connection to the outside world. There’s an amiable pimp who solicits Steinberg’s help in writing a memoir. An industrious gangster who dreams of hosting a cooking show titled Thug Sizzle. A disgruntled officer who instigates a major feud over a Post-it note. An ex-stripper who asks Steinberg to orchestrate a reunion with her estranged son, himself an inmate. Over time, Steinberg is drawn into the accidental community of outcasts that has formed among his bookshelves - a drama he recounts with heartbreak and humor. Running the Books is a trenchant personal exploration of prison culture and an entertaining tale of one young man’s earnest attempt to find his place in the world while trying not to get fired in the process. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dustin Rubin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002435/bk_rand_002435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes, the best treasures are hidden away with the books. Librarian Olivia McKinnion´s life rarely changes as she oversees the Brandywine community library and archives, but when Colin Smith takes up residence to research his latest book, everything changes. She´s heard whispers of Mr. Smith´s whip and his dominant ways—whispers that make her tremble with need for her secret wishes to be fulfilled. And more than anything, she wants Colin to show her the darker side of sex, bent over his knee and begging for more.
Discover a feisty retired librarian with a talent for solving murders. True Blue Murder Lilliana Wentworth expects the First Annual African Violet Club Show and Sale at the Rainbow Ranch Retirement Community to be thrilling. The former librarian has developed her first hybrid, a plant with unusual deep blue flowers, and hopes to win a first place ribbon. Maybe even best in show. But her excitement turns to dread when the aggravating Bette Tesselink, her fiercest rival, turns up dead and she becomes the logical suspect. There´s never been a murder in the village of Rainbow Ranch, and it soon becomes apparent that the young Chief of Police is in over his head. Under pressure from the mayor, Lilliana is afraid he´ll arrest her simply to close the case. Her only option is to begin her own investigation and find the murderer—before she winds up in jail. Blood Red Murder A Murder in Plain Sight Lilliana Wentworth´s reputation has drawn a slew of residents to the next meeting of the Rainbow Ranch Retirement Community´s African Violet Club. Everyone is curious about their famous sleuth. She might be able to turn their interest in her to raising her favorite plants. She might even convince some of them to join the club. But when the retirement community´s newest resident, party girl Ruby Robinson, is murdered, and the primary suspect is Lilliana´s friend, her joy at the thought of new members turns to dismay. With the crowd crammed so close together in the small room, no one actually saw him commit the crime. But he was the only one who knew the victim. Or was he? With an abundance of elderly suspects, once again Lilliana is compelled to come to the aid of the small town chief of police to help solve a murder Royal Purple Murder Murder on the 4th of July A budding romance for our heroine. When an aging rodeo queen is shot dead at the annual Fourth of July Celebration, Lilliana Wentworth, retired librarian, African violet fancier, and amateur sleuth, must solve the case before a ditzy friend is arrested for murder. The village of Rainbow Ranch, Arizona is all abuzz since famous rodeo star Fox Fordyce came back home. But not everyone is happy to see her. Fox has a lot of history in the small town. Most of it not very good. The more questions Lilliana asks, the more suspects she comes up with. With the help of her own version of the Baker Street Irregulars, she peels back the layers of secrets. But can she focus on the case while the attentions of a handsome new resident distract her? A delightful cozy mystery series sure to engage you with its fascinating characters and twisty plots.
WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE AND THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION ´An endlessly fascinating and enjoyable book´ Neil MacGregor ´Full of delights´ Tom Stoppard An extraordinary exploration of the medieval world - the most beguiling history book of the year This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. Coming face to face with an important illuminated manuscript in the original is like meeting a very famous person. We may all pretend that a well-known celebrity is no different from anyone else, and yet there is an undeniable thrill in actually meeting and talking to a person of world stature. The idea for the book, which is entirely new, is to invite the reader into intimate conversations with twelve of the most famous manuscripts in existence and to explore with the author what they tell us about nearly a thousand years of medieval history - and sometimes about the modern world too. Christopher de Hamel introduces us to kings, queens, saints, scribes, artists, librarians, thieves, dealers, collectors and the international community of manuscript scholars, showing us how he and his fellows piece together evidence to reach unexpected conclusions. He traces the elaborate journeys which these exceptionally precious artefacts have made through time and space, shows us how they have been copied, who has owned them or lusted after them (and how we can tell), how they have been embroiled in politics and scholarly disputes, how they have been regarded as objects of supreme beauty and luxury and as symbols of national identity. The book touches on religion, art, literature, music, science and the history of taste. Part travel book, part detective story, part conversation with the reader, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts conveys the fascination and excitement of encountering some of the greatest works of art in our culture which, in the originals, are to most people completely inaccessible. At the end, we have a slightly different perspective on history and how we come by knowledge. It is a most unusual book.