Adult

News, useful tips, and fun information from the adult librarians

Children of the Jacaranda Tree

If you're on the waiting list to read Khaled Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed, try this new novel set in Iran.

Children of the Jacaranda TreeChildren of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani

“Set in post-revolutionary Iran, Delijani’s gripping novel is a blistering indictment of tyranny, a poignant tribute to those who bear the scars of it, and a celebration of the human heart’s eternal yearning for freedom.” - Khaled Hosseini

Oakland Talking Book Service Display

Thank you to the Oakland Talking Book Service for providing us with this eye-catching and informative display.  You'll find it across from the reference desk in the adult department.oakland talking book service low vision display

The Oakland County Library for the Visually and Physically Impaired, formerly located in the 1200 Building on North Telegraph Road, is now  Oakland Talking Book Service located at the Rochester Hills Public Library.  It is one of many regional libraries for the blind under the Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) Braille and Talking Book Library, which in turn administers the services of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Over 80 Waterford residents currently make use of this free service, getting audiobooks through the mail or downloading digital audiobooks and magazines through BARD.  If you know a Waterford resident who has low vision but would like to be able to read/listen to books you can pick up an application form for Oakland Talking Book Service at our adult desk.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Contest Voting

"People's Choice" voting for the entries in our amateur digital photo contest begins the evening of July 23 and ends August 7 at the end of the day.

Vote for your three favorite photos in the adult age category and vote for your three favorite photos in the teen age category.

**Note: on July 24 around 4:30pm the adult voting page was changed and votes were reset due to some problems we were experiencing with this new voting module for our website - sorry. If you voted before 4:30pm on Wednesday July 24, you'll need to vote again.

If you use facebook, you may also see the photos and vote on our facebook page.

The two people's choice winners will be put on display in the library for all to see during August and September.  Thanks for participating!

New Mysteries...

Light of the WorldMassacre Pond Light of the World: a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke
Louisiana Sherriffs Detective Dave Robicheaux and his longtime friend and partner Clete Purcel are vacationing in Montanas spectacular Big Sky country when a series of suspicious events leads them to believe their lives--and the lives of their families--are in danger.

Massacre Pond by Paul Doiron
Edgar finalist Paul Doiron's superb new novel featuring Game Warden Mike Bowditch and a beautiful, enigmatic woman whose mission to save the Maine wilderness may have incited a murder.

New Thriller titles...

 Kiss Me First     Drift     Please Don't Tell      Skinner         

Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach ~ The story of a solitary young woman drawn into an online world run by a charismatic web guru who entices her into impersonating a glamorous but desperate woman.

Drift by Jon McGoran ~ An ecological thriller about genetically modified foods and pharmaceuticals.

Please Don’t Tell by Elizabeth Adler ~ Fen Dexter’s quiet life on the idyllic California coast is interrupted one stormy night when a blood-covered man shows up on her doorstep, claiming to have had a car accident.

Skinner by Charlie Huston ~ A combination of Le Carre spycraft with Stephenson techno-philosophy.

New Science Fiction...

The Goliath Stone On the Razor's EdgeThe Goliath Stone by Larry Niven and Matthew Joseph Harrington
"Who knew nanotechnology could be this much fun? The Goliath Stone is a fast read, filled with fascinating characters and mind-bending concepts. I should have worn a crash helmet." ~ Larry Bond

On the Razor's Edge by Michael Flynn 
The fourth title in the January Dancer series. " Brings space opera to the next level." ~ Library Journal on Up Jim River

 

 

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Great Independence Day Reads

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A few suggestions for some patriotic reading.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
     - also available as an ebook in our Download Destination collection

John Adams by David McCullough
     - also available as a downloadable audiobook in our Download Destination collection

A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
     - also available as an ebook in our Download Destination collection Read more

Digital Magazines from Zinio for Libraries

zinio logoThe Waterford Township Library now provides you with Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries.  These emagazines can be viewed from cover to cover online, or offline through the Zinio apps.  They can be downloaded to a PC, Mac, iPad, and some Android tablets.  Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish. There are approximately 200 popular magazines in our collection, including Consumer Reports, Newsweek, PC Magazine, and more.

Waterford Township Library Zinio Basics for new users

What you need:

To be a Waterford or Lake Angelus resident with a current Waterford Township Library card
An email account
Ability to go online with a computer (pc or mac), ipad, or compatible Android tablet

What you need to do:

Zinio for Libraries requires you to create two account logins – a Library Collection Account to browse the collection, as well as a free zinio.com Viewer Account to read magazines online, or deliver those magazines to a Zinio Reader app on your computer or mobile device.

Go to  https://www.rbdigital.com/thelibrarynetworkmi/zinio

Click (or tap) on "Create New Account". Read more

New Romance titles...

 A Brother's Honor     His Clockwork Canary      Lover Be Mine      One Night with a Rake          Read more

Summer Reading 2013 Has Begun!

Our summer reading programs are officially underway.  Have you signed up yet? Stop in at the adult desk if you'd like to sign up for the adult or teen programs; go to the children's desk to sign up for kids summer reading.

Adult Summer Reading

Teen Summer Reading for ages 12 and up

Kids Summer Reading for ages 3-12

You'll read some good books, which is always awesome, and you could win a prize - how can you lose?