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Heart of America Library News 8-29

By Staff | Aug 29, 2020

The North Dakota State Library had its Summer Summit this week, virtually of course, and they covered several interesting topics. One was “Database Searching.” Angie Houser, the presenter, covered methods that make searching online easier and more effective. She also mentioned three particular databases available to us that provide good factual information. They were US Newsstream, Consumer Health Complete and Explora. These are all available to us by going to the Heart of America Library website at www.rugbyndlibrary.com. In the Links section click on Electronic Resources. This will take you to the ODIN website databases. Those mentioned above are just three of the many available there. Give them a look-see!

The Book Discussion Group will meet in the West Room on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. They are reading the book “Strange But True” by John Searles.

Plans are in the works for Story Hour. The Striving Reader Literacy Committee will be doing two sessions each month, with small groups allowing for social distancing. If you are interested you must pre-register, as numbers will be limited. Give us a call at the library for details.Our phone number is 701-776-6223.

New titles this week in the non-fiction adult section include “Refinishing Furniture Made Simple” by Jeff Jewitt and “What it’s Like to be a Bird” by David Sibley. David Sibley’s exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) And while the text is aimed at adults including fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes it is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action. Amazon.com

Additions to the Christian fiction section include “Hope in the Mountain River” and “Hope’s Highest Mountain” by Misty Beller, and “By Any Other Name” by Beth Adams.

Large print fiction titles are “Abandoned” by Allison Brennan, “The Bad Daughter” by Joy Fielding, “The Grace Kelly Dress” by Brenda Janowitz, “On the Corner of Hope and Main” by Beverly Jenkins, “Half Moon Bay” by Jonathan Kellerman, “The Trustworthy One” by Shelley Shepard Gray, and “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” by Fiona Davis.

Other adult fiction include “Always the Last to Know” by Kristin Higgins, “O Stolen Night” by Nancy Mehl, “No One Knows the Son” by J. H. Cobb, “The Russian” by Ben Coes, “Well-Behaved Indian Women” by Saumya Dave, “The Retreat” by Mark Edwards, and “Fire of Grace Book One: Nebraska” and “Fire of Grace Book Two: Kansas” by Michael Frederick.

The next meeting of the Heart of America Library Board of Trustees will be on Monday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m. in the West Room, Heart of America Library.

We have free wi-fi access, 2 public computers, copy machines and also a fax machine for use by our patrons. Copies are 25 cents for black and white and 60 cents for color. It costs $1 per page to fax.

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