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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 BackmanRecommended by: KarenA 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
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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.

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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.


    Why librarians (and therefore libraries) will always be better than Wikipedia. 

    21st Century Library Blog - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:30pm
    As librarians we protect our services, collections, and patrons from censorship and bias. Simply put- We do not allow it. From too much left or right wing material to too much sci-fi or mystery. At our core we begin from … Continue reading →

    HAVE BOWL, NOW COOK!

    WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 10:55am
    The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl and SpoonSara Forte, Photography by Hugh Forte back to book This cookbook offers bowls of happiness, thanks to Sara Forte's recipes and her husband Hugh's stunning photographs. This is how life should be daily. Daily!

    Bowls are warm, inviting, whole. In the overview, Sara mentions that she doesn't necessarily have a favorite cuisine or speciality. I could really relate to this. People ask me the same question all the time. My answer is usually good fresh food, whatever's in season, whatever looks best, so I totally identified with Sara when I read: "What I do well is what I care most about, which is produce."

    This is why this cookbook is good every day. It's divided into morning bowls, side bowls, big bowls, sweet bowls. Fill your own bowl with wonderful meals. Reviewed by Sue Hill

    Staff Reading Pick


    Book: The Martian by Andy Weir

    Recommended by: Melanie

    Science fiction at it's finest. The diary of an astronaut who after a freak storm becomes stranded on Mars when his crew, thinking him dead, abandons the mission. While I am not an engineer, his fight for survival in a harsh world using only those tools on hand was terrifying. Read it before the movie comes out.

    Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.

    Tax Resources


    It's tax season again. You can find most of the information you need to file your taxes online at the following websites:Here at the library, librarians at the Information Desk will print federal forms 1040, 1040A, 1040-EZ, and state form TC-40 at no charge. Instructions and other forms may be printed at the standard rate of $.10/page.

    Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
    Free tax assistance from IRS-certified volunteers is available to households with a 2014 income of less than $53,000. Dial 211 or go to http://www.utahtaxhelp.org.

    A Beautiful Little Book

    WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:35pm
    I don't really know what I expected when I selected this book. It's a fairly small volume, about 5"x7", hard covered, with very nice coated pages. Each page has a contemporary watercolor, with notes about the way the artist created the picture. I'm not entirely sure what I expected from this book. Perhaps a little more detail? This is what the author says in her introduction, in part: "Accompanying each work is a short exploration of the artist's approach and the techniques used, so you can try some of the ideas out too."

    Each pair of pages contains a picture to the right, and a paragraph or 2 on the left page briefly discussing what the painting is, and perhaps what the artist intended to create. Other than the pages about making blooms and similar special effects, there isn't much on how the paintings were created - paper, paint, ink, whatever - in most cases. It's a pretty little book, and a nice review, but isn't as helpful to the artistic process as I might have hope.

    Learning @ the Library


    Learning @ the Library are classes that offer instruction on computers, email, and internet basics, as well as instruction on how to use your eReader or tablet with the Logan Library's resources. We're even offering an introduction to Facebook class.

    You can either bring your own device or use one of the library's. A schedule of classes is available here.

    To sign up for any of these classes, use our online sign up page, stop by the Information Desk or call 716-9120.

    Record Your Family's Voice: Oral History Training


    Have you wanted to capture grandpa or grandma's voice? Randy Williams, Fife Folklore Archives Curator at USU, will be presenting a three hour workshop on conducting oral history interviews.

    When: Monday, March 23, 2015: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Where: Logan Library Lake Bonneville Room

    Here's a great chance for family history enthusiasts to learn some professional tips about gathering oral histories.

    This program is sponsored by the Logan Library in conjunction with the Utah Humanities Council.

    Trenton Free Public Library adds Outposts to its 21st Century Library Service Model.

    21st Century Library Blog - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 10:05pm
    Over 4 years ago, having faced two and a half years of budget reductions totaling almost 50%, my Library was forced to close four of our five locations. It was devastating to the Library and our Community.  While the Main Library is well … Continue reading →

    Save the Date For Our Community Fair


    Please join us for our 2nd Annual Community Fair at the Logan Library. This year we will also be holding our Kick Off celebration for the Logan Library's 100th Birthday Celebration from 10:15-10:45 and celebrating Earth Day on the plaza.

    When: April 18, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Where: Logan Library

    For more information or if your group would like a table/booth space in the library for this event, please contact Karen Clark.

    Join us for a fun day!

    Thoughts on the American Fork Public Library, in Utah

    Utah Libraries - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:47am
    By Colleen B. Eggett, American Fork Public Library Director Sperling’s Best Places describes American Fork, Utah as a wonderful, happening place. The growth rate is rapid and it’s a marvelous place to raise a family.  There is room to grow. There are two major universities nearby, outstanding natural resources, and it’s close to absolutely everything while remaining … Continue reading Thoughts on the American Fork Public Library, in Utah

    Spring Reading Program for Adults


    Our spring reading program for adults reminds you that the library is filled with Bloomin' Books!

    You can pick up everything you need to get started at the Information Desk. The program run through May 30th.

    Check out our Bloomin' Books reading suggestions in fiction and nonfiction.

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