March 2013

New Category Added to the Online Newsstand

The Online NewsstandThere is now a "Marketing" category included with the library's Online Newsstand service. At present there are only two titles included: Advertising Age and Adweek. This brings the number of categories available to twenty.

The Online Newsstand gives you easy access to recent feature-length articles from a wide variety of popular magazines in such categories as Weekly News & Analysis, Money, Business & Consumer News, People, Music & Entertainment, History, Home Life, Computers, Children, and much, much more.

These articles are made available through the library's Ebsco service subscription, available on computers in the library or from home with your library card barcode number. The Online Newsstand is a visual interface to just a few dozen of the more popular titles in Ebsco's database of hundreds of periodicals.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Announced!

Bomb by Steve SheinkinThe YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year. The award winner will be announced annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting Youth Media Awards, with a shortlist of up to five titles named the first week of December.

The 2013 winner is:
Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, written by Steve Sheinkin and published by Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

What's it about?
In this suspenseful combination of science and history, Sheinkin masterfully exposes the international race to develop an atomic weapon and bring an end to World War II.  This true-life spy thriller features an international cast of characters and will keep readers on the edge of their seats.  Period photographs of key players and an abundance of primary sources bring this well-researched story to life.  Sheinkin gives readers insight into what happened with all of the major players after the end of the war.  A thought-provoking epilogue on the long term implications of atomic weaponry reminds readers that the results of scientific inquiry have long term implications for everyone.

Want to read it?  Click here to get to our catalog to reserve Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon.