This blog aims to keep Laurens County citizens informed about new books, audio, and videos available at our libraries. We also hope to stimulate interest and discussion in our materials by noting reviews, making recommendations, and interacting with our patrons.
No, they don't usually provide instruction books with high-tech gadgets--I don't understand it either! They think we will tinker and tinker until we get it, but sometimes that just takes too long or isn't very intuitive for some of us. So that's where we can help. We've purchased quite a few books on how to use tablets and smart phones from different iterations and with different features. Hopefully you'll find what you're looking for in our collection. If not, please fill out a request card so we can get you what you want. Here's a few we have to offer and there are more to come, so be on the lookout:
We have been updating several of our non-fiction sections and noticed we needed some books enlightening us on the latest research about early cultures, tool use and movement of peoples. Here are some titles that are recent and reflect today's scientific theories on this subject matter.
Whether it's romance, murder, love triangles, marriage, adoption, swindlers, best friends or church, we've got it covered with our varied fiction titles, of which these below are just a few. For a change, you might pick up a book in a genre you don't usually read or one by an author you are unfamiliar with. Give something new a try and open up your horizons this Spring.
If you are particularly enjoying an author or series, let us know, and we'll do our best to get get more in the same vein.
Recently we've updated a couple areas in our travel books; namely we added some new books for visiting and sightseeing in New York City and in Eastern and Central Europe.
We will be ordering more for other areas of interest in the near future, and we welcome suggestions for these from our patrons. If you would like, please fill out a request card listing your travel destination spot and we'll see what's available and new that we can purchase or you can make a specific title request. You can use these books to help you plan your trip or just to get familiar with the surroundings.
Join our growing circle of Amish and Mennonite fiction readers. If you're looking for wholesome stories addressing real world issues that can be found in these communities, try reading some in this genre. Discover how faith guides the characters' lives and helps them make choices and maneuver through life with the help of their beliefs.
We add more of this type fiction on a regular basis, often at the request of our patrons. Let us know how you like them and if you'd like to see more of them.
With Daylight Savings Time about to begin so that we'll see more of the sun everyday, how about checking out some old past times and skills relating to the outdoors, wilderness and survival skills, hunting and the like. We've gotten quite a few new books in covering these subjects that I would like to bring to your attention below:
Bushcraft by Richard Graves
Reprint of this classic from the leader of the Australian Jungle Rescue Detachment assigned to the Far East American Air Force.
You may be aware that we are having a discussion group tonight at the Laurens County Library. We'll be discussing Pat Conroy's book "My Reading Life". In this 2010 publication, South Carolina author Conroy writes about some of the influential books in his life and the lasting effect they had on him.
This book serves as a good introduction into how reading impacts our lives and will provide an opening for us to discuss book club reading as well as book club interests with our patrons. We hope you plan to join us at 7:00 p.m. this evening as we talk about books and book clubs.
One topic we'll be going over is choosing possible books for future reading and discussions. Here are some websites that could prove helpful to you when thinking about books that are great for book clubs and engender lots of discussion (click on the links below to go to the websites):