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Emmy-nominated shows available for checkout!

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:11 -- Kelly Bradish

downton abbeyEmmy nominations were announced today! Here's the full list.

If you'd like to binge-watch, we can help! We have past seasons of these Emmy-nominated shows:

The Big Bang Theory: Season 3, Season 4 & Season 5

Mad Men: Season 1

Game of Thrones: Season 1 (Blu-Ray) & Season 2

Breaking Bad: Season 1 (discs 1 & 2)

Downton Abbey: Season 1, Season 2, & Season 3

Related items in our collection

Orange is the New Black book, eBook & audiobook

Downton Abbey Script Book Season 1 eBook

Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey eBook

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook eBook

The World of Downton Abbey audiobook

A Game of Thrones and other books by George R.R. Martin

Carrie's Run A Homeland Novel eBook

Happy watching, listening and reading!

Genealogy: Resources for tracing your ancestry

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:32 -- Kelly Bradish

If you're digging for more info about your family tree, we have several resources for you!

Here at our Library, we have old local newspapers (not indexed! Even with a known date range, expect to spend some time searching) that you can view on microfilm for obituaries and other items.

We also have books about researching your family history. These and other online resources are featured in our Genealogy LibGuide.

Need inspiration? The TLC show "Who Do You Think You Are?" begins airing new episodes on July 23. You can watch clips from past shows on the TLC website.

Finally, some advice from a genealogy blogger:

Remembering Walter Dean Myers

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:10 -- Kelly Bradish

Many of us grew up reading stories by respected children's book author Walter Dean Myers. Myers passed away on July 1, 2014 at age 76.

According to the Walter Dean Myers website, he wrote more than 100 books during his 45-year career. Among them are two Newbery Honor Books, three National Book Award Finalists and six Coretta Scott King Award/Honor-winning books.

Myers also received the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award and was the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was also recognized with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. You can read more about Myers, who was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, here.

For a sampling of books by Myers in our collection, visit our Pinterest board.

You can also locate books, eBooks and audiobooks by Myers in our catalog.

myers books

Library closed Friday, July 4

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 17:11 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library will be closed Friday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

Even when the building is closed, you can:

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday!!

Avoid picnic panic!

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:47 -- Kelly Bradish

If you're not sure what to make or take to an upcoming barbeque, potluck or picnic, our collection has some great cookbooks for inspiration.

To give you an idea of what's available, we shared a few of these books on Pinterest. Most are WVDELI eBooks.

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Be sure to let us know if you have any questions! You can Ask Us here.

Can't get enough World Cup?

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 13:04 -- Kelly Bradish

Here are some selections from our collection in honor of the World Cup.

Soccer Empire (eBook): Laurent Dubois illuminates the connections between empire and sport by tracing the story of World Cup soccer, from the Cup's French origins in the 1930s to Africa and the Caribbean and back again.

Soccer in a Football World (eBook): David Wangerin's book tells the story of American soccer's long struggle from the brief promise of the 1920s, through the euphoric highs and extravagant follies of the North American Soccer League, to today's hard-won acceptance.

The Great Match (DVD): Three soccer fans, living in the farthest-flung corners of the planets: Mongolia, Niger and Brazil, are determined to watch the TV broadcast of the 2002 World Cup final.

You can also use the catalog subject search (type in soccer) to locate books and more about the sport.


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