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The 21st Century Library is Now on FaceBook!

21st Century Library Blog - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:05pm
We are pleased to announce that The 21st Century Library Blog now has a ‘sister’ Facebook page!! The 21st Century Librarian   We will share timely news, articles and research about The 21st Century Library and Library Innovation.  And occasionally having … Continue reading →

Friends of the Logan Library Bookstore


Friends of the Logan Library Bookstore is now open.

When: Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
          Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
          Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Where: West entrance of the library

The price of items is $1.00 for hardbacks and .50 cents for paperbacks. Cash and personal checks accepted.

Come in and explore our shelves, you never know what treasures you will find!

Centennial Online Book Chats - The Happiness Project

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:08pm
Still 3 of our Centennial Online Book Chats to Participate in During 2015!
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.
  • Thursday, 7 May 2015 at 7:00 p.m. - The Happiness Project,or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
    • Copies available at the front desk starting 7 April 2015
  • 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 Logan Library BIG BOOK SALE


Friends of the Logan Library are offering a huge 2-day book sale.

When: Friday, May 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
         Saturday, May 2nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Lake Bonneville Room Logan Library

Books purchased from Lake Bonneville Room will be sold at the price of $5.00 for a grocery size plastic bag of books.

The Friends of the Logan Library Bookstore will also be open during the book sale, but will offer the regular prices of $1.00 for hardbacks and .50 cents for paperbacks. We accept cash and personal checks.

It's time to stock up on some good books to read! Mark your calendars and come to the Friends of the Logan Library Book Sale.

Hannah Swensen to Premier on Hallmark Channel

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:46pm

Hannah Swensen Mysteries with Recipes Hannah Swensen will be coming to the Hallmark Channel on 2 May 2015. Get a head start by reading the series before you see the movies! Here's a preview:





Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2008-01 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758252951 CHECK CATALOG
Hannah, owner of The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden's most popular bakery, is busy trying to dodge her mother's attempts to marry her off. But Ron LaSalle, the beloved delivery man from the Cozy Cow Dairy, is found murdered behind her bakery -- with Hannah's famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him. Determined to not let her cookies get a bad reputation, Hannah sets out to track a killer. …More


Strawberry Shortcake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2011-10 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758272980 CHECK CATALOG
When the president of Hartland Flour chooses cozy Lake Eden, Minnesota, as the spot for their first annual Dessert Bake-Off, Hannah is thrilled to serve as the head judge. But when a fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson, is found stone-cold dead, facedown in Hannah's celebrated strawberry shortcake, Lake Eden's sweet ride to fame turns very sour indeed. Somebody is cooking up a recipe for …More


Blueberry Muffin Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2011-09 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758278418 CHECK CATALOG
As Lake Eden prepares for its annual Winter Carnival, America's "Cooking Sweetheart," Connie Mac, is named creator of the official carnival cake. That leaves a bitter taste in Hannah Swensen's mouth. But when Hannah opens her bakery, The Cookie Jar, and finds the domineering Connie dead in her pantry, she must save her shop by finding the killer herself. HC: Kensington. Pub. 2/03. …More


Lemon Meringue Pie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2003-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
0758201508 CHECK CATALOG
The acclaimed author of "Blueberry Muffin Murder" entices readers with another delicious slice of small-town ilife, laughs, love, and murder, starring bakery-owner and sleuth extraordinaire Hannah Swensen. …More


Fudge Cupcake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2011-06 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758273611 CHECK CATALOG
Intrepid amateur sleuth and bakery owner Hannah Swensen just can't keep her hands out of the batter when a murder stirs things up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, leaving the sheriff dead, a deputy accused, and a killer on the loose. …More


Sugar Cookie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2004-10 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
075820681X CHECK CATALOG
Martin Dubinski arrives at the buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife--all wrapped up in glitter and fur. His ex-wife, however, seems as cool as chilled eggnog. And when an antique cake knife is discovered in the dcolletage of the new--and now late--Mrs. Dubinski, the festivities are put on ice. …More


Peach Cobbler Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2005-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
0758201540 CHECK CATALOG
Hanna Swensen takes on an unexpected new role as prime suspect in Joanne Fluke's latest, most satisfying mystery which serves up deliciously unpredictable plot twists along with mouthwatering recipes everyone will love. …More


Cherry Cheesecake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2006-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758202949 CHECK CATALOG
Delectable sleuth and bake shop owner Hannah Swensen is on the case of a murdered Hollywood director who soon discovers that fame can be anything but sweet--it can be downright deadly. …More


Key Lime Pie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2007-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758210180 CHECK CATALOG
Hannah Swensen discovers Willa Sundquist dead alongside an upended key lime pie, but who would want to kill Willa--a junior college teacher and fellow baking contest judge--and why? Includes 12 original dessert recipes. …More


Carrot Cake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2009-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758210210 CHECK CATALOG
Hannah Swensen is happy to help her business partner prepare for a big family reunion. When her long-lost uncle Gus is found dead with two slices of Hannah's infamous carrot cake by his side, Hannah will have to sift through a long line of suspects to find a killer. …More


Cream Puff Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2010-01 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758210234 CHECK CATALOG
"New York Times"-bestselling author Fluke serves up another yummy installmentof her Hannah Swensen mystery series, and this time Hannah's sometime squeezeis a prime suspect. Includes recipes. …More


Plum Pudding Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2010-09 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758210258 CHECK CATALOG
Includes an excerpt from Apple turnover murder. …More


Apple Turnover Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2011-01 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758234902 CHECK CATALOG
In the latest installment of "New York Times"-bestselling author Fluke's Hannah Swensen mystery series, the beloved baker and sleuth may have bitten off more than she can chew. Includes recipes for more than 10 delicious desserts. …More


Gingerbread Cookie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
Author Levine, Laura
Author Meier, Leslie
2010-10 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758234957 CHECK CATALOG
No mystery fan can resist a treat this delicious, as "New York Times"-bestselling author Fluke teams up with cozy favorites Laura Levine and Leslie Meier for a merry collection of holiday stories featuring gingerbread cookies--and murder. …More


Devil's Food Cake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2011-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758234919 CHECK CATALOG
A new minister has come to Lake Eden, Minnesota, to fill in for Reverend Bob Knudson, who's on his honeymoon. But when the replacement is found dead in a plate of devil's food cake with a bullet in his head, Hannah Swensen starts asking questions. …More


Candy Cane Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
Author Meier, Leslie
Author Levine, Laura
2007-10 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758221988 CHECK CATALOG
Just in time for the holidays comes the perfect stocking stuffer--a low-priced, hardcover mystery collection featuring novellas from three beloved authors, plus bonus holiday recipes. …More


Cinnamon Roll Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2012-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758234933 CHECK CATALOG
When Hannah learns that the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band will be playing in Lake Eden, Minnesota, she bakes up a supply of their namesake confections to welcome them. But tragedy strikes when their tour bus overturns on its way into town. But minor injuries for the keyboard player turn deadly when someone plunges surgical scissors into his chest. …More


Red Velvet Cupcake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2013-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758280343 CHECK CATALOG
The bestselling author continues to delight cozy mystery readers with superb characters and inventive story lines, but this time Hannah Swensen is now the unlikely subject of a murder investigation. …More


Blackberry Pie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2014-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758280374 CHECK CATALOG
It's been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it's been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body. And that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on her bakery. . .or can she? …More


Double Fudge Brownie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2015-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758280404 CHECK CATALOG
Life in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama--especially the Swensen family. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery--let alone the town's most recent murder. . .
Hannah is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic …More

In the event of my untimely death…

21st Century Library Blog - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:02pm
Shocking title I know… but we have all suffered loss and we know how fragile life can be. Of course for some they choose not to acknowledge the potential risk; but for most of us we make serious, carefully considered, … Continue reading →

Centennial Movie Events

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 1:00pm
 
100 years ago the Brigham City Carnegie Library opened its doors to the community. Since that time is has expanded to include an addition to the original structure and its collections have grown and diversified in formats to include books, eBooks, audiobooks on CD, MP3 discs and players, and downloads. We've got video games and movies too. Internet terminals and our free public wi-fi are always popular. We've got events for children, teen and adults and meeting rooms the public may use for non-profit events when they are not needed for library programs.

So much has changed over the last hundred years and for our centennial we've been showing movies to see how the world's changed and how it has stayed the same over the last hundred years.

We're nearly halfway through the year with 100 Years on the Silver Screen movie series, but it's not to late to jump in and start enjoying. May's movie takes a look at the 1950s with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz!

Check out the list of movies on our 100 Years on the Silver Screen movie series by clicking here. If you've missed the first few, maybe you can catch up at home.

We're so grateful for our centennial movie sponsors: Hansen Motors for paying the movie licensing and Winger's for providing the yummy popcorn.

We've also got an afternoon movie series going on this year with movies based on books. Check out the list of movies on our Off the Pages movie series by clicking here.


I LOVE COOKIES AND THIS BOOK

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:50am
I LOVE COOKIES AND THIS COOKBOOK; "COOKIE LOVE" BY AWARD WINNING PASTRY CHEF MINDY SEGALSue Hill5 StarsApril 28, 2015 Cookie LoveMindy Segal with Kate Leahy   This cookbook is a creative spin on cookie recipes.

The introduction provides a good explanation of the author's background and thought process about baking. It sets the tone for how many of the recipes in the book were arrived at through experimenting with variations of ingredients or techniques. Included in many of the recipes are some suggested variations to try with the recipes for the adventurous baker looking for ideas.

The recipes of the book are grouped by cookie type such as drop cookies, sandwich cookies, bars, etc. The book also includes information on where to buy some of the unusual ingredients, thoughts for consideration on what types of ingredients to stock, equipment to use, techniques to employ, and measurement conversions.

While there are recipes that cookie bakers will recognize (e.g. chocolate chip cookies, thumbprints) the majority of the recipes in the book take a much more creative spin than what you will find in traditional cookbooks. Examples include citrus and brown butter shortbread, honey peach & honeycomb kolachkes, and smoky bacon candy bar cookies. In general, the recipes are ordered within a theme from easier to more difficult to allow you to work your way up to the more challenging recipes.

The photographs in the book showcase well the ingenuity of the recipes.I want to try all of the recipes.

Looking for your next great read?


The Library maintains several lists that will help you find a good reading suggestion. Our Books & Reading pages are always a good place to start. Here you will find links to our Booklists, lists of recommended Websites about books and plenty of staff reviews both Fiction and Nonfiction.

If you still can't find anything to read, we have a form to fill out to get a Personalized Reading Suggestion.

Happy Reading!

Celebrate 100 Years with the Library, Enter the 100 Word Stories Contest!

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:12pm


Writing Contest100 Word Stories
Prompt: library
Submission Guidelines and Rules: 
The prompt, ‘library’, must be used in the story.
Stories must contain exactly 100 words. Stories over 100 words or falling short of 100 words will be disqualified. Hyphenated words will count as one word.
Submissions must be typed and e-mailed in the body of a message to stories100word@gmail.com between 1 January 2015 and 31 October 2015. Attachments will not be opened. Failure to submit the story in the body of an e-mail will result in disqualification.
E-mails should include the author’s name, age, story (in the body of the message), and phone number.
Entries will be considered and used as they are submitted. The committee will not make any edits to the author’s original submission. Please edit your work before you submit.
All entries should be original and unpublished.
A committee will be formed to select the winning entry. While multiple entries may be worthy of a prize the committee will only be able to select one (1) grand prize winner and one (1) runner-up from each the following categories:
  •  Super Storytellers: Kids up to 11 years old
  •  Fantastic Fictioneers: 12 – 17
  •  Pleasureful Plotters: 18 +

Once the committee has selected the contest winners, their decision is final.
  • Prizes:

o   Grand Prize: Kindle w/touchscreen displayo   Runners-up: $10 Visa gift card (1 for each category)
Winners will be announced and their 100 word stories read at the Carnegie Library’s 100th birthday celebration on Monday, 7 December 2015 at 7 p.m.
Limit: One entry per person. Multiple story entries will result in the disqualification of all entries by that person. (Wait to submit until you know which story you want to be considered by the committee.)
By submitting a 100 word story you are granting the Library unlimited rights in using and displaying your story for Library purposes. This includes, but is not limited to: in-library displays and posts on the Library’s website and social media sites.

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day)


The whole family is invited to the Logan Library's "El día de los niños/El día de los libros - Children's Day/Book Day" celebration, an international holiday celebrating "many children, many cultures, many books!"

When: Saturday, April 25: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Logan Library

Our Día celebration will open with a puppet show by Carla Schulz. There will be many fun crafts, games and activities for children to do as well. All youth who attend can receive a free book. Admission is free.

More Information



Y-Read Summer Reading

Harold B. Lee Library News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:23am

Finals are over. Summer is on its way. It is time for Y-Read, the library’s summer reading celebration.

 

Here are three great suggestions for finding new titles.

1. Visit the Popular Reading Collection in the Reading Room on level 2 of the library or browse the collection online at http://lib.byu.edu/books/popular-reading/

2. Look for the black bookshelves around the library. These shelves feature new arrivals and staff picks.

3. Visit the “Books” page on the library website http://lib.byu.edu/books/. This page has links to the Juvenile Collection, Special Collections and all of our e-Book systems.

If you are new to e-books we suggest you try our most popular e-Book service, Overdrive.

 

To access our Overdrive system click on the e-books link on the home page.

Scroll down to the Overdrive link.

You will need to log-in (Use your campus log-in).

The Overdrive page looks like this.

 

The home page features our most popular titles or you can browse more titles by selecting from the “Featured Collections” listed in the blue bar across the page.

We hope you enjoy a great summer of fun and inspiring reading. Let us know what you think about Y-Read though our page on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/byuhbll.

 

Staff Reading Pick


Book: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Recommended by: Karen

A charming first novel filled with quirky characters going about their everyday lives. Simple, yet refreshingly honest with touches of humor, this book kept me wondering what would happen next.

Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.

Library Birthday Celebration and Community Fair


National Library Week is April 12-18, 2015. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. This year's theme is Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library.

Events for Saturday April 18:

  • 10:00 a.m.: Library Birthday Celebration Kick Off, April 18 is the library's 99th birthday! Help the library "kick-off" our 100th anniversary in 2016 with activities all year long. The first event will be in the Children's area of the library. There will be a short ceremony with local and state dignitaries, light refreshments and the debut of the Library's Centennial song, composed by local musician Robert Linton.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: 2nd Annual Community Fair. To celebrate unlimited possibilities at our library, we're sponsoring a community fair and bringing life-changing nonprofit organizations right into the library! We'll also have a READ poster photo booth to get your picture taken for a library READ poster.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Logan's Earth Day Celebration held on the plaza just west of the library's entrance. Crafts, activities, music, food and prizes. Also, a Logan City Fire Truck is scheduled from 12 - 1 p.m. More information on exhibits and vendors.

  • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Friends of the Library Book Store Grand Opening. Located just inside the west entrance to the library, the Friends have created a permanent bookstore. The BIG PUBLIC BOOK SALE will be held May 1st and 2nd.

    Bring your friends and family to check out Unlimited Possibilities @ the Library!

    More Information



  • Special National Library Week Presentation



    Friends of the Logan Library present Trails & Tales with Jack Greene
    .

    Come listen to tales of local hiking trails from a former Forest Service ranger!

    When: April 16 - 7:00 p.m.
    Where: Lake Bonneville Room

    Jack served as a Wilderness Ranger with the Logan Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service for 11 seasons hiking the Naomi and Wellsville Wilderness. He delights in teaching others about the natural history and ecology of our valley and mountains and has many wildlife encounters to share. Jack currently supervises science student teachers at USU and volunteers mentoring student interns in the student sustainability office.

    Sponsored by the Friends of the Logan Library and the Logan Library.

    More information

    More information about National Library Week at the Logan Library.


    Special National Library Week Presentation

    Please join us for a special presentation this evening at the Friends of the Logan Library Quarterly Membership Meeting.

    Virginia Hanson, Librarian 1944-1973 will be presented by Ken Godfrey, Historian.

    When: April 15 - 7:00 p.m.
    Where: Children's area of the library

    Please come and hear about the life and contributions of a beloved former library director.

    More information.
    More information about the Friends of the Logan Library.
    More information about National Library Week at the Logan Library.

    MILK BAR LIFE

    WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:29pm
    GO OFF THE CLOCK WITH CHRISTINA TOSI OF MOMPFUKU MILK BARSue Hill4.5 StarsApril 14, 2015 Milk Bar LifeChristina Tosi, Author of Momofuku Milk Bar back to book I love the recipes from Tosi's first book "Momfuku Milk Bar." My favorite cookie recipe from her bakery is her Corn Flake Cookies.  Now Christina has written a new cookbook filled with family recipes and stories.  Yes, many of the recipes use supermarket foods like Velveeta Cheese.  This cookbook is filled with sweet and savory recipes, many that seem to reflect Tosi's sence of humor.  I can't wait to cook her Ritz Cookies and her Sugar Cookie Squares named "The Greta" after her mother.

    • price:$35.00
    • isbn:978-0-7704-3510-3
    • release:Apr 7th, 2015
    • formatHardcover
    • category:Cooking - Quick & Easy

    Extended Hours for Finals

    Harold B. Lee Library News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:53am

    Now through April 22 the library will open at 7:00 am and remain open until 2:00 am so that you can study.

    Saturday hours are 8:00 am until midnight.

    Services will be limited after 11:00 pm.

     

    Helpful Link: 5-ways-to-prep-for-finals-week

    National Library Week 2015


    National Library Week is April 12-18, 2015. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. This year's theme is Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library.

  • Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.: Friends of the Library Quarterly Membership Meeting, Children's area of the library: Special guest speaker will be Ken Godfrey with a presentation on Virginia Hanson, Librarian 1944 - 1973.

  • Thursday, April 16, 7:00 p.m.: Trails & Tales with Jack Greene, Lake Bonneville Room: Come listen to tales about about local hiking trails from a former Forest Service ranger!

  • Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m.: Library Birthday, April 18 is the library's 99th birthday! Help the library "kick-off" our 100th anniversary in 2016 with activities all year long. The first event will be in the Children's area of the library. There will be a short ceremony with local and state dignitaries, light refreshments and the debut of the Library's Centennial song, composed by local musician Robert Linton.

  • Saturday, April 18, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: 2nd Annual Community Fair. To celebrate unlimited possibilities at our library, we're sponsoring a community fair and bringing life-changing nonprofit organizations right into the library! We'll also have a READ poster photo booth to get your picture taken for a library READ poster.

  • Saturday, April 18, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Logan's Earth Day Celebration held on the plaza just west of the library's entrance. Crafts, activities, music, food and prizes. Also, a Logan City Fire Truck is scheduled from 12 - 1 p.m. More information on exhibits and vendors.

  • Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Friends of the Library Book Store Grand Opening. Located just inside the west entrance to the library, the Friends have created a permanent bookstore. The BIG PUBLIC BOOK SALE will be held May 1st and 2nd.

  • Our regular programing for the week also includes Monday Night Movie, Children's Storytimes and After School Activity, Teen Tuesday, Learning at the Library classes and the Library Board Meeting.

    Bring your friends and family to check out your Unlimited Possibilities @ the Library!

    More Information


  • Library Open Late for Gallery Walk


    The library will remain open later than normal on Friday April 10th to participate in the CVCA Gallery Walk. We are hosting prolific artist Cyrene Swallow with music by local musician Robert Linton.

    Cyrene Swallow uses watercolor and oil to make bold color compositions. Her work is rich, deep with color, with many washes and heavy pigment. Her motto was described in Susan Sarback's book, Capturing Radiant Color in Oils as "full color seeing" rather than "local color." Cyrene's peers have said she is a "colorist" and she accepts with pleasure.

    When: Friday, April 10th 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Where: Logan Library

    More information about the Gallery Walk.
    More information about Cyrene Swallow.
    More information about Robert Linton.


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