October 2010 New Audio Books

FICTION

First Truth by Dawn Cook as Kim Harrison

PLAYAWAY FIC COOK

The Forgotten Delivery by Kate Morton

AUDIO CD FIC MORTON

Hidden Truth by Dawn Cook as Kim Harrison

PLAYAWAY FIC COOK

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

AUDIO CD FIC GREGORY

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

AUDIO CD FIC BRADLEY

NONFICTION

Boom!: Voices of the Sixties by Tom Brokaw

AUDIO CD 973.92 B

Iliad by Homer

AUDIO CD 883 H

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October 2010 New Large Print Books

FICTION

BURN by Linda Howard

CURE by Robin Cook

GHOST NIGHT by Heather Graham

THE HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET

By Jamie Ford

I’D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE by Laura Lippman

NEEDLES AND PEARLS by Gil McNeil

PLAY DEAD by Meryl Sawyer

THE POSTCARD KILLERS by James Patterson

SHAMROCK by Ralph McInerny

STAY A LITTLE LONGER by Dorothy Garlock

TAKE FOUR by Karen Kingsbury

TOUGH CUSTOMER by Sandra Brown

VEIL OF NIGHT by Linda Howard

Olean Public Library Now Has Video Games!

We are pleased to announce our newest collection – video games!  Based on an earlier survey of our patrons we decided to purchase PS2 and Wii games.  There currently are ten titles for each system.

The titles are:

PlayStation 2

Atari Anthology

Crash: Mind over Mutant

Disney Cars

FIFA Soccer 10

Gran Turismo 4

MLB 10: The Show

Monster Jam

Namco Museum 50th Anniversary

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night

WII

Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree

Game Party 3

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Mariokart

Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution

Okami

Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection

Rayman Raving Rabbids

Trauma Center: Second Opinion

We will be purchasing and lending games rated E, E 10+, and T.  Most games that appealed to our population (again based on the surveys) were games which were rated E or T.   Individual titles will be purchased for the collection after consulting professional journals, ALA recommendations, and trade magazines such as Game Pro.    Because of the time limitation on the circulation of the games, the collection will consist of games that can be played and “won” in a reasonable amount of time.

Why Video Games?

  • Public libraries have a mission to provide a variety of materials in a variety of formats. Videogames are stories & information, presented in new formats. Libraries are about stories & information, not just books.
  • Public libraries have a mission to provide cultural, recreational, and entertaining materials, as well as informational and educational materials. Games provide stories and information as they entertain and educate.
  • Games meet developmental needs of teens established by the National Middle School Association they encourage social interaction between peers and non-peers, enforce rules and boundaries, encourage creative expression, reward competence and achievement, and provide opportunity for self-definition
  • Games can enrich vocabulary and expose players to language roots e.g. fighting the flaming monster Incendius can plant the key to unlock the more ordinary word “incendiary” upon later exposure. Crone, spawn, inquisitor, hydromancer, lorekeeper, magister, elemental, tainted, and evocation are other examples of vocabulary builders that can readily be found in games.
  • Although a gamer may follow a path laid out by a designer, they are often several ways to get to the endgame. Playing a game requires creativity and imagination.

Happy gaming everyone!

Local Author to Speak on Monday 9/20/10

Local author William P. Robertson will be speaking at the Olean Public Library on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the Art Gallery. He will read from his recently released book Attack in the Alleghenies which he co-authored with David Rimer.

Set during the French & Indian War, Attack in the Alleghenies gives a chilling account of the mayhem spread by the Delaware warriors of Kittanning, Pennsylvania, and of the raid led by Colonel John Armstrong in 1756. Much of the action in this book is set in the Iroquois village of Ishua Town that was located near present-day Olean. Mr. Robertson is a reenactor and will come dressed in period garb. He will also have weapons and artifacts on display. After the talk, signed copies will be available for purchase for $12.00.

Mr. Robertson is a native of Bradford, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Mansfield University with a B.S. in English. Since college, he has worked in factories, taught high school English, run a successful house painting business and is an avid fisherman and hunter. Mr. Robertson is a French & Indian War and Civil War reenactor and belongs to the Company I Bucktail unit of McKean County, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Robertson’s work has now appeared in over 490 magazines, e-zines, and anthologies in the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Romania, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia. His other writing credits include eleven poetry collections, two audio books of horror verse, three volumes of short stories, and seven historical fiction novels about the famous Civil War sharpshooters–the Bucktails.

Mr. Robertson was a featured speaker at the 2003 Bucktail Educational Conference held at Shippensburg University and at the 2007 AMART Civil War Conference hosted by Temple University, and at the Pennsylvania Association of School Retiree’s Convention in Gettysburg in 2008. In addition, he has appeared on Time Warner Cable’s Channel 6, on the “Crossroads” TV show broadcast by Channel 13 in Buffalo, New York, and on the WPSX Channel 3 “Take Note” show.

The Olean Public Library is located at 134 North Second Street, Olean, NY. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call the Reference Desk at (716) 372-0200, visit the library website at http://www.oleanlibrary.org or visit the author’s website at http://bucktailsandbroomsticks.com.

Mr. Robertson is dressed as a 1750's woodsman to promote the new French & Indian War novel, ATTACK IN THE ALLEGHENIES, he co-wrote with David Rimer.

New Biographies and Non Fiction August 2010

BIOS
BIO CASH  Composed  Cash, Rosanne
BIO CLEVELAND  Frank  Dunlap, Annette
BIO GARFIELD   James Garfield  Rutkow, Ira
BIO CARPENTER  Little girl blue : the life of Karen Carpenter  Schmidt, Randy
BIO BROWNE  Psychic : My life in two worlds  Browne, Sylvia

NON-FICTION
277.308 D  Almost Christian  Dean, Kenda Creasy
364.152 M  Coldspring  Mancuso, Cheri
659.2 R  Develop your PR skills  Richardson, Neil
973.04 O  The ghosts of Cannae  O’Connell, Robert L.
364.152 P  The girls of Murder City  Perry, Douglas
978.665 R  Goodbye wifes and daughters  Resnick, Susan Kushner
796.342 M  Hardcourt confidential  McEnroe, Patrick
641.5 B  The I hate to cook book  Bracken, Peg
986.106 B  Hostage nation  Bruce, Victoria
306.874 K  My teenage werewolf  Kessler, Lauren
615.321 D  Prescription or poison  Dasgupta, Amitava
636.7 A  Through a dog’s eyes  Arnold, Jennifer
658.311 R  Using LinkedIn  Rutledge, Patrice-Anne

September 2010 New Large Print Books

FICTION

THE BURNING WIRE by Jeffery Deaver

FIREWORKS OVER TOCCOA by Jeffrey Stepakoff

GHOST SHADOW by Heather Graham

THE GOLDEN SEASON by Connie Brockway

IN THE SHADOW OF THE CYPRESS by Thomas Steinbeck

LIVE TO TELL by Wendy Corsi Staub

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT by J.A. Jance

SPIES OF THE BALKANS by Alan Furst

THAT PERFECT SOMEONE by Johanna Lindsey

206 BONES by Kathy Reichs

WHIPLASH by Catherine Coulter

THE WHISPER by Carla Neggers

New Audio Books September 2010

FICTION

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

AUDIO CD FIC PICOULT

18 Seconds by George D. Shuman

AUDIO CD FIC SHUMAN

Honor Thyself by Danielle Steel

AUDIO CD FIC STEEL

Stop in the Name of Pants! by Louise Rennison

AUDIO CD Y FIC RENNISON

The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine

AUDIO CD FIC SCHINE

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

AUDIO CD Y FIC GREEN

NONFICTION

Paula Deen: It Ain’t All About the Cookin’ by Paula Deen with Sherry Suib Cohen AUDIO CD BIO DEEN

Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself by Alan Alda

AUDIO CD BIO ALDA

Selected Shorts

AUDIO CD 806 S