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Chess at the Logan Library

Do you love chess? Then drop by the Logan Library any (or every) Wednesday evening in August for a game and little refreshment. All skill levels are welcome. Games are open for anyone age 8 to 108.Games will be available beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Lake Bonneville Room of the Logan Library each Wednesday evening in August.

Cache Naturalists Group Starting at the Library

Come join the Cache Naturalists Group facilitated by Jamie Wilde, Utah Master Naturalist. The series will start on August 5th and continue every 1st Wednesday of the month.When: Wednesday, August 5 at 6:00 p.m.Where: Lake Bonneville RoomThe August 5th activity will be an Introduction to Nature Journaling. Future activities include guest speakers and book discussions.This event is open to all ages and all abilities. Contact The Friends of the Logan Library at loganfol@outlook.com or visit their Facebook page for more information.

Managing Innovative Personalities for Successful Library Innovation

21st Century Library Blog - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:05pm
I have spent the past seven years working to lead an organization into a new culture of innovation.  Saying it has, at times, been a struggle is tantamount to saying that Everest is a bit steep.  Whenever I find challenges, I … Continue reading →

Join the Logan Library Children's Summer Science Club!

Join the Children's Summer Science Club! Activities each Tuesday planned for children ages 5-11.When: 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 28th through Tuesday, August 18thWhere: Lake Bonneville RoomRegister here.

Food 52 Genius Recipes

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:06pm
Food52 Genius RecipesKristen Miglore, Foreword by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs back to book
Genius Recipes, presented by the website Food52, is a book I have been anticipating for a long time. The “genius recipes” section of their website is a collection of breakthroughs in everyday cooking. In this cookbook they have collected the hundred best of those already carefully curated selections. I have been a huge fan of them for years because they have a talent for finding the most surprising takes on old favorites, and the most innovative techniques that simplify, rather than make recipes more complex.

The recipes in this book are written with clarity, successfully getting across the details of the steps without ever getting overwhelming. Sprinkled throughout are ingenious tips and ideas of how recipes can be altered to be more your own. There are stunning full color photographs of every finished recipe and many also have beautifully staged pictures of the process of making the dish. They could have framed prints of the set of photos showing making the chickpea stew with saffron, yogurt and garlic and I would happily have bought them.

As a result of being twice curated, every recipe in this book is a jewel. The English porridge and ginger fried rice have been habit-forming comfort food for me and my family. The exotic sounding sweet corn and black raspberry ice cream and the pasta with yogurt and caramelized onions are revelations with how finely balanced and lush the unlikely combinations mesh. The subtitle of Food52 Genius Recipes is “100 recipes to change the way you cook” and I can testify, they have certainly changed the way I approach each meal.

Superhero Training Camp

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:51pm
We had an amazing time at our Superhero training camp! This was held in conjunction with our summer storytime classes and followed the theme, "Every hero has a story".  Many thanks to our local heroes and visitors! The children enjoyed learning how police officers and fire fighters and EMT's help people and are everyday heroes. You may notice that many of the kids chose to wear their super hero T-shirts and costumes today.

Indy got to try on the fire fighter boots and try and walk!
Owen tried on the fire helmet. It was heavy!
Noah tried on the coat, boots and helmet.After our visitors, we began our training. We had the following stations: Lazer maze, brick wall smash, villain capture ring toss, lava pit rescue, villain catapult, weapon training pool noodle throw, agility test ping pong ball bounce. At the end of training we sat down to rest and watch an old Superman cartoon from the 1950's. Finally we took everyone outside and ate popsicles. What a great, fun way to end our Storytime session!
Crawl, roll or step over the red laser beams to get outside.
Rescue the bear, but don't fall in the hot lava!
Shake the ping pong balls out of your basket with out using your hands.
A shout out to Mr. Lorenzo Schumann for building our catapults! They work great!

Everyone got a chance to use their super punch or super kick to knock down the wall.
Mrs. Edwards rebuilds the brick wall for the next person.
Pool noodle throw. We used hula hoops for our targets.
Officer Weeks told us that we should learn our address, phone number and parent's names just in case we ever get lost. 
Officer Weeks showed us his gun, taser, and baton. He uses these tools to protect us and protect himself.
One more thanks to all the Mom's, Grandma's and Grandpa's who attended and helped with their children. Many hands make light work! Thanks to those to stayed to help clean up too.

Michele Schumann,
Children's Librarian

Library Closed For Pioneer Day

The Logan Library will be closed on Friday, July 24th in recognition of Pioneer Day. We will resume normal business hours on Saturday, July 25th. Enjoy your holiday!

Shetland Island Mysteries

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:40am

If you like the series Shetland on PBS, you should try the books by Ann Cleeves.Available at the library as physical books on on OverDrive as eBooks!

Raven Black
By Cleeves, Ann
2008-06 - Thomas Dunne Books
9780312359676 CHECK CATALOG
Outstanding Praise for "Raven Black"
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"A fine and sinister psychological novel in the Barbara Vine style. Cleeves is part of a new generation of superior British writers."
---"The Globe and Mail" (Canada)
"A riveting read."
---Val McDermid, author of "A Place"" of Execution" "Beautifully constructed . . . brings alive the tensions in a place where everyone knows everyone else …More

White Nights
By Cleeves, Ann
2009-06 - Minotaur Books
9780312384425 CHECK CATALOG
The critically acclaimed series starring Inspector Perez continues in this electrifying follow-up to "Raven Black, Book One of the Shetland Quartet." …More

Red Bones
By Cleeves, Ann
2010-09 - Minotaur Books
9780312384432 CHECK CATALOG
When a young archaeologist discovers a set of human remains, the locals are intrigued. Then an elderly woman is fatally shot and detective Jimmy Perez is called in. As claustrophobic mists swirl around the island, Inspector Perez finds himself in the dark. …More

Blue Lightning
By Cleeves, Ann
2011-10 - Minotaur Books
9780312384449 CHECK CATALOG
When a woman's body is discovered at the renowned Fair Isles bird observatory, with feathers threaded through her hair, the islanders react with fear and anger. With no support from the mainland and only his fiance to help him, Shetland Detective Jimmy Perez has to investigate the old-fashioned way. …More

Dead Water: A Shetland Mystery
By Cleeves, Ann
2015-02 - St. Martin's Griffin
9781250060952 CHECK CATALOG
Ann Cleeves returns to her critically acclaimed Shetland Island series with this stunning mystery featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, who readers will remember from "Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones," and "Blue Lightning". …More

Thin Air
By Cleeves, Ann
2015-05 - Minotaur Books
9781250069948 CHECK CATALOG

Ann Cleeves is back with the sixth book in her Shetland series featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, whom readers will remember from "Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, " and "Dead Water."
A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Shetland to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends. But, one of them, Eleanor, disappears--apparently …More

Trump Style Librarianship

21st Century Library Blog - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:30pm
This is not a post about politics! This is a post about librarianship! Having said that, I want to make an analogy to librarianship by using Donald Trump’s bid for presidential candidate in 2016. Many commentators have criticized him as … Continue reading →

Centennial Celebration at Logan Library - 1930s

The year is 1930 & there is no TV and no video games. What do we do for entertainment? We entertain each other, and that is what the Logan Library will be doing to celebrate the 1930s. When: Saturday, July 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Where: Logan LibraryCome join us for two great home-grown melodramas: The Legend of Lightning Larry and Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer. Each performed by our very own Logan Library Children's Theater. The plays will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Lake Bonneville Room. They are free and the public is invited. More InformationAnd what celebration of the 1930s would be complete without a showing of the 1939 hit movie, The Wizard of Oz? Join us at 2:00 p.m. for free 1930s theater candy, (remember Boston Baked Beans?) and a showing of The Wizard of Oz. The Movie will be shown at 2:00 p.m. in the Jim Bridger Room. More InformationThis program is part of the Logan Library Centennial Commemoration.Celebrate the Past, Create the Future

Come and meet author Mette Ivie Harrison

Mette Ivie Harrison, author of the popular Mormon mystery, The Bishop's Wife will visit the Logan Library Tuesday, July 14th, at 3:00 p.m. She will talk about her book along with other projects. Ms. Harrison has authored seven Young Adult novels, including award-winning Mira, Mirror and The Princess and the Hound. She holds a PhD from Princeton University in Germanic Languages and Literatures, is a nationally ranked triathlete, and is the mother of five children. She lives in Layton, Utah with her husband. She also writes a blog for The Huffington Post about Mormonism.When: Tuesday, July 14th at 3:00 p.m.Where: Lake Bonneville RoomThe presentation is free and open to the public.

Staff Reading Pick

Book: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia GrayRecommended by: NatalieWhat happens when the artistic daughter of 2 renowned scientists jumps into an alternate dimension to avenge her father's death? That's precisely what you'll find out as you follow Marguerite into worlds where she assumes the life of alternate versions of herself. Can she figure out technology in a more advanced world? Can she learn the proper protocol of a Russian Princess? And most of all, will she find the man responsible for taking her father away? A beautifully rich story with characters that pulled me in, and made me want to be a part of this close-knit nerdy family.Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.

The art of saying YES!

21st Century Library Blog - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:01pm
Many years ago I was a young manager sitting in a meeting of other managers.  We were discussing various issues and one primary topic was the random and odd requests from patrons.  Those in public libraries will smile a little … Continue reading →

The Rent Collector Online Book Chat

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:20pm
Centennial Online Book ChatsLog into Facebook to Jon the discussion of The Rent Collector by Camron Wright on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 at 7 p.m.
Online Book Chats: Join us on Facebook for our new Online Book Chats. These librarian led discussion are a fun new way to discuss books with others in our community.

A very different approach from 100 years ago!

Join the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bcplonlinebookchats/

Check out a copy of the book with your library card while supplies last.
  • Wednesday, 15 July at 7:00 p.m. - The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
    • Copies available at the front desk starting 15 June 2015
  • Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 at 7:00 p.m. - Edgar Allan Poe: Eight Tales of Terror
    • Copies available at the front desk starting 30 Sept 2015

Friends of the Library Quarterly Membership Meeting

Public libraries are undergoing tremendous changes and will continue to do so. Navigating these changes is a key role of the librarian. Come listen to a panel of Cache Valley librarians discuss 21st-century librarianship at the quarterly general membership meeting of the Friends of the Logan Library.When: Wednesday July 8th at 7 p.m.Where: Lake Bonneville Room of the Logan LibraryLogan City Poet Laureate Star Coulbrooke will open the program with poetry for the occasion. Light refreshments will be served.The Friends of the Logan Library meet on the second Wednesday of every month. Please come to share your passion and ideas for helping our library be the best it can be. For more information visit Friends of the Logan Library Facebook Page.

Library Closed for Independence Day

The library will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday July 4th in recognition of Independence Day. We will resume normal hours on Monday, July 6th. Enjoy your holiday!

Get the "Check Logan Library" Bookmarklet

Check whether the library has a book from anywhere on the web.The "Check Logan Library" bookmarklet lets you know whether a title is available at our library from bookstores and other websites across the web.How do I get it?Get the bookmarklet here, and follow the directions to add the bookmarklet to your browser.How do I use it?To use it, go to any book webpage and click the bookmarklet that is now in your browser's bookmarks bar.

100 Years of Baseball at Whigley Field

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:15am
A Nice Little Place on the North SideA History of Triumph, Mostly Defeat, and Incurable Hope at Wrigley Fieldby George F. Will
“George Will on baseball. Perfect.”—Los Angeles Times

In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns one hundred years old. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion, and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history?

Winding beautifully like Wrigley’s iconic ivy, Will’s meditation on “The Friendly Confines” examines both the unforgettable stories that forged the field’s legend and the larger-than-life characters—from Wrigley and Ruth to Veeck, Durocher, and Banks—who brought it glory, heartbreak, and scandal. Drawing upon his trademark knowledge and inimitable sense of humor, Will also explores his childhood connections to the team, the Cubs’ future, and what keeps long-suffering fans rooting for the home team after so many years of futility.

In the end, A Nice Little Place on the North Side is more than just the history of a ballpark. It is the story of Chicago, of baseball, and of America itself.

2014 Nebula Awards Announced

The 2014 Nebula Awards were presented June 4, 2015 in a ceremony at SFWA's 50th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, held in Chicago, IL. Larry Niven was honored with the 2014 Damon Knight Grand Master Award for his lifetime contributions and achievements in the field.WinnerNovel: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeerAll Nominees:The Goblin Emperor by Katherine AddisonTrial by Fire by Charles E. GannonAncillary Sword by Ann LeckieThe Three-Body Problem by Cixin LiuComing Home by Jack McDevittRay Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation:Guardians of the GalaxyAndre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy:Love Is the Drug by Alaya Dawn JohnsonSee other winners and nominees.

Friends of the Library Special Book Sale - LAST DAY

Today is the last day of the Friends of the Logan Library Special book sale. Hours today are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New today is a large box of Louis L'Amour books - mass market hardbound and regular hardbound and more wildlife and world history books.The book sale is being held at the bookstore located just inside the west entrance of the Logan Library.Bring grocery size plastic bags and fill them with books for $5.00 a bag.Regular bookstore hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Come and stock up on some good books for the summer. We look forward to seeing you!
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