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Tick Tock by Dean Koontz

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Tick Tock by Dean Koontz is a fun, suspenceful, and engaging read. One night Tommy Phan, a Vietnamese novelist of James Bond type detective stories arrives home to find a small rag doll on his doorstep. Phan soon finds that the "doll"  is mysteriously transforming into a demon that can't be stopped. The audio version of this book is well read and quite entertaining. Highly recommended for those looking for a light read with hilarious content.

Southern Lights by Danielle Steel

Book cover of Southern Lights by Danielle SteelCheck our catalog for: Southern Lights

A coworker recommended this book to me. I hadn't read Danielle Steel in a long time and was pleasantly surprised. The story is a mystery revolving around a woman lawyer in New York. When threats are made against her daughter while she is trying a high-profile murder case, she is forced to send the daughter to her ex husband in Georgia.

Review by: Chris Hurt, Library Aide, Technical Services

Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan

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The man who calls himself David Loogan is leading a quiet, anonymous life in the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He's hoping to escape a violent past he would rather forget. But his solitude is broken when he finds himself drawn into a friendship with Tom Kristoll, the publisher of the mystery magazine Gray Streets--and into an affair with Laura, Tom's sleek blond wife. What Loogan doesn't realize is that the stories in Gray Streets tend to follow a simple formula: Plans go wrong. Bad things happen. People die. As murders happen around the city, Tom senses what seems to fiction may well be fact.

Teen Summer Reading starts today!

Looking for something to do this summer? How about taking part in our Teen Summer Reading program? Stop by the Main or Branch library to pick up a bag of goodies and you're ready to begin!

  • The program runs from June 21st to August 9th. This packet contains a registration card, raffle tickets, information about our summer programs and booklists for reading ideas.
  • For every book you read, fill out a raffle ticket and place in the box in the Teen area. You may also fill out the forms and submit them online at:

http://waterford.lib.mi.us/content/teen-summer-reading-program-2010-form  Read more

Safe from the Neighbors by Steve Yarbrough

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In his new novel, Yarbrough intertwines James Meredith’s enrollment at Ole Miss with a town’s not-so-admirable response. Decades later, local historian and high-school teacher Luke May struggles with his father’s involvement in Meredith’s enrollment. May also initiates his family’s crumbling. Being a historian, or perhaps simply by being human, May is incapable of forgetting, which he recognizes as both blessing and curse.

Bree Tanner

If you don't want to wait for a copy of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner,
Stephenie Meyer is offering her fans the chance to read the book online for free! 

The site will be live beginning June 7th until July 5th. Happy reading!

Babysitting Class for Teens

babysittingThe American Red Cross will be here on Saturday, June 19th to present a babysitting workshop for teens 11-15. The class will run from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm and will be held in the Main Library's Community room. Teens will also need to bring a sack lunch.

  • Cost is $25 which includes a training manual and babysitter first aid and safety kit.

Call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-618-7693 to sign up for this program!

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.

 

Changes to our catalog coming June 7

Starting June 7th, our catalog will have a new look, new colors, and a few changes. The catalog name will change from iBistro to eLibrary. We think you'll find it's mostly pretty similar to the previous version of the catalog, but you may want to take note of the following changes:

Searching

  • You'll pick your type of search (author, title, subject, keyword) from a dropdown menu, and then click the "search" button.
  • The specialized searches, such as audiobook search, or movie search, which used to be on tabs across the top of the page, will now be found on the right side of the page in the "Find Material" box.
  • Once you do a search and get a hit list, click on either the title or the item's cover image to get to the full information for that item and see whether any copies are available and where they are located, and/or to place a hold.

Renewing your items

  • In "My Account", renewal of materials will be accomplished from the "Checkouts" tab.

As always, please let us know if you need help using the catalog, or just have comment.

Online Privacy

The Detroit Free Press published an article on Sunday, May 23rd addressing the security of your personal information on the Internet. The popular social networking site Facebook has come under scrutiny lately because of confusion over their privacy settings, resulting in a growing number of people deleting their profiles entirely. In this article, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg does admit some privacy mistakes have been made.

The article lists websites you can use to detect your own online safety, including Profilewatch.org, which scores how private your Facebook information is and Youropenbook.org, showing what Facebook is making public. Reclaimprivacy.org will allow you to check your current Facebook privacy settings and make adjustments as you see fit. The June 2010 issue of Consumer Reports also features an article about online privacy as well as rankings on security software, many of which are free.

It's important to protect yourself from being vulnerable to online predators, and this information can help.

More New DVDs!

Can't watch enough movies? Check out the new ones we've got in our collection for you to borrow for free!

Click on the call number of the title you're interested in to go directly to the catalog. From there, you can place a hold and we will let you know when it becomes available for you. You can also ask in the Adult Services Department or call 248-618-7693 if you need help in placing a request. Read more