New Audio Books December 2010

FICTION

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

AUDIO CD FIC HELLER

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

AUDIO CD FIC TWAIN

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

AUDIO CD FIC VERGHESE

Daniel X: Demons and Druids by James Patterson

AUDIO CD FIC PATTERSON

Fever Dream by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

AUDIO CD FIC PRESTON

I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe

AUDIO CD FIC WOLFE

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

AUDIO CD FIC VONNEGUT

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

AUDIO CD FIC EVANOVICH

You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore

AUDIO CD FIC MOORE

NONFICTION

Broke by Glenn Beck

AUDIO CD 973 B

The Colony by John Tayman

AUDIO CD 641.546 T

The Girls of Murder City by Douglas Perry

AUDIO CD 364.152 P

Havana Nocturne by T. J. English

AUDIO CD 364.106 E

Heaven is Real by Don Piper and Cecil Murphy

AUDIO CD 236.24 P

A History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbechev by Mark Steinberg AUDIO CD 947 S V.1 – V.3

Pinheads and Patriots by Bill O’Reilly

AUDIO CD 973.932 O

Shadows of the Western Door by Mason Winfield

AUDIO CD 133.109 W

Toward a True Kinship of Faiths by the Dalai Lama

AUDIO CD 201.5 B

Will Mays: The Life, the Legend by James S. Hirsch

AUDIO CD BIO MAYS

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December 2010 New Large Print Books

FICTION

AS HUSBANDS GO by Susan Isaacs

BAD BLOOD by John Sandford

BIG GIRL by Danielle Steel

THE BLIND CONTESSA’S NEW MACHINE by Carey Wallace

CALL ME MRS. MIRACLE by Debbie Macomber

CHANGES by Jim Butcher

A CHRISTMAS ODYSSEY by Anne Perry

THE CONFESSION by John Grisham

DEAR JOHN by Nicholas Sparks

DEATH IN SHOW: A DOG WALKER MYSTERY by Judi McCoy

HEIR OF THE DOG: A DOG WALKER MYSTERY by Judi McCoy

HELL’S CORNER by David Baldacci

THE HIGH GRADERS by Louis L’Amour

INSPECTOR SINGH INVESTIGATES:

A MOST PECULIAR MALAYSIAN MURDER by Shamini Flint

AN IRISH COUNTRY GIRL by Patrick Taylor

THE LONG WAY HOME by Robin Pilcher

OUR KIND OF TRAITOR by John le Carre

THE REVERSAL by Michael Connelly

THE SCOOP by Fern Michaels

SHADOW ZONE by Iris Johansen

SUNRISE by Karen Kingsbury

THE THORN by Beverly Lewis

VISION IN WHITE by Nora Roberts

WINTER GARDEN by Kristin Hannah

THE WIDOWER’S TALE by Julia Glass

NONFICTION

THE END AND THE BEGINNING: POPE JOHN PAUL II–

THE VICTORY OF FREEDOM, THE LAST YEARS, THE LEGACY

By George Weigel

Two Local Authors Will Be at the Olean Mall This Weekend!

Friday, November 26
Saturday, November 27
Sunday, November 28

Big Zeke’s Power Kids offers anti-drug education and administration for the Junior Olympic program throughout the Twin Tiers.  The program is open to boys and girls ages six through nineteen.  This year, we’ve impacted over three hundred participants and thousands more through school assemblies and programs.  We are entirely funded by donations from businesses and people of the Twin Tiers.

Please stop by the Olean Mall’s Center Court this weekend to make a donation.  We accept cash, checks, and online donations at http://www.BigZekesPowerKids.org.

Added bonus–Two local authors representing books “The Eighth Round” and the “Teenage Vampire” series will appear in conjunction with our display to sign autographs and books.  They have graciously donated copies of their books to help with our fundraiser.  Stop by and purchase a copy, and have them sign it while you’re here!  The entire purchase price will be donated to the PowerKids this weekend!

New Non Fiction November 2010

Non Fiction

005.52 M  Microsoft Office Word 2010 inside out  Murray, Katherine

242.4 K  Prayers for those who grieve Kelly, Jill

248.32 P  Water, wind, earth, and fire  Painter, Christine Valters

296.74 M  The blessing of a B minus  Mogel, Wendy

302.34 V  The twisted sisterhood  Valen, Kelly

303.483 C  Armageddon science by Brian Clegg

305.8 C  Acting white  Christie, Ron

307.097 C  Our patchwork nation  Chinni, Dante

320.973 O  Don’t vote  O’Rourke, P.J.

332.632 H  The monster  Hudson, Michael W.

333.823 D  When oil peaked  Deffeyes, Kenneth S.

355.009 R  How wars end  Rose, Gideon

410 D  Through the language glass Deutscher, Guy

500 G  Bad science  Goldacre, Ben

530.12 Z  Dance of the photons  Zeilinger, Anton

551.55 T  Into the storm  Timmer, Reed

577 C  Harmony  Charles, Prince of Wales

615.892 D  The encyclopedia of healing points  Dalet, Roger

616.858 P  Overcoming borderline personality disorder  Porr, Valerie

635.097 S Growing a garden city   Smith, Jeremy N.

636.8 M  Dewey’s nine lives  Myron, Vicki

650.14 M  The 6 reasons you’ll get the job  MacDougall, Debra Angel

709.22 W  50 modern artists you should know  Weidemann, Christiane

746.432 S  Alice Starmore’s book of Fair Isle Knitting  Starmore, Alice.

791.436 A  Another fine mess  Austerlitz, Saul

793.3 S  Popular dance  Smith, Karen Lynn

796 B  The perfection point  Brenkus, John

796.332 J  The games that changed the game  Jaworski, Ron

956.054 L  How to make peace in the Middle East in six months or less without  leaving your apartment.

971.91 G  Gold diggers  Gray, Charlotte

977.162 G  A secret gift  Gup, Ted

 

Biographies

BIO ASGEDOM  Of beetles & angels  Asgedom, Mawi

BIO ATANASOFT  The man who invented the computer  Smiley, Jane

BIO BETANCOURT  Even silence has an end  Betancourt, Ingrid

BIO BRADBURY  Listen to the echoes  Weller, Sam

BIO BRINKER  Promise me  Brinker, Nancy

BIO CHILD  As always :  the letters of Julia Child & Avis Devoto  Reardon, Joan

BIO CLEOPATRA  Cleopatra  Schiff, Stacy

BIO KESEY  Acid Christ Christensen, Mark

BIO LAWRENCE  Hero  Korda, Michael

BIO MINICK The blueberry years  Minick, Jim

BIO SINATRA  Frank  Kaplan, James

BIO STEINBERG  Running the books  Steinberg, Avi

BIO TRIGIANI  Don’t sing at the table  Trigiani, Adriana

BIO TWAIN Autobiography of Mark Twain  Twain, Mark

BIO URQUHART  The forgotten highlander  Urquhart, Alistair

BIO UTAH  Dead man running  Coulthart, Ross

LearningExpress Library Additions and Updates

LearningExpress is happy to announce the following updates and additions to LearningExpress Library.

  • New eBooks
  • New Practice Exams:
    • ParaPro Assessment Exams 1 & 2
    • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Practice Exams 1 & 2
    • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC®)
      Practice Exams 1 & 2

New eBooks Available in LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library’s expanding list of eBooks has grown to almost 200 career guides and study aides, each designed to help people prepare for high-stakes tests—to pass licensing, certification, and competitive entry-level exams, or to advance in school or in their careers.

The following new eBooks are now available:

  • Academic Test Preparation
  • Pre-GED Language Arts, Writing
  • Geometry Success in 20 Minutes a Day, 3e
  • College Admissions
  • Write Your Way into College: College Admissions Essay
  • Public Speaking
  • Public Speaking Success in 20 Minutes a Day
  • Homeschooling
  • Homeschooling FAQs
  • Workplace Skills and Career Tools
  • Becoming a Culinary Arts Professional
  • PRAXIS II: ParaPro Test Prep (0755 &1755)
  • TOEIC Test Prep

LearningExpress’s ParaPro Assessment Practice Exams
ETS’s Parapro Assessment, part of the Praxis Series™*, is used to measure practicing and prospective paraprofessionals’ competencies in reading, writing, and basic math. Achieving a passing score on Parapro Assessment is often a requirement for certification as a teacher’s aide or assistant in many states.

LearningExpress now offers practice exam 1 and 2 online that duplicate the format, content, timing, and scoring of the official ParaPro Assessment, part of the Praxis Series™.

LearningExpress’ Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Practice Exams
According to the American Medical Technologists (AMT)*, having the RMA credential “translates to an advantage in the work place.” Medical Assistants who earn their certification by graduating from an accredited program and passing the AMT’s Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Certification Exam enjoy increased job opportunities and security, and are recognized as being at the top of their fields and for their knowledge and competence.

The LearningExpress Registered Medical Assistant Practice Exams 1 and 2 offer Medical Assistant certification candidates the essential, authentic practice they need to perform their best on this crucial professional exam.

LearningExpress’ Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC®) Practice Exams

The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC®) is the global standard for assessing English skills used in the workplace. According to ETS* (makers of the TOEIC), “TOEIC test scores are used by more than 9,000 companies, government agencies, and English language learning programs in more than 90 countries, and more than 5 million TOEIC tests were administered last year.”

Designed to match official ETS test specifications, LearningExpress TOEIC Practice Exams 1 and 2 offer students, job seekers, and employees the essential, authentic practice they need to perform their best on this crucial language assessment exam.

New LearningExpress Library Products Launching:

TOEIC Practice Exams
o TOEIC Practice Exam 1
o TOEIC Practice Exam 2

Quick Fact: According to ETS*, more than 5 million TOEIC tests were administered last year.

AMT Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Practice Exams
o Registered Medical Assistant Practice Exam 1
o Registered Medical Assistant Practice Exam 2

Quick Fact:According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly.

o Medical assistants held about 483,000 jobs in 2008.
o The average annual income in 2008 was $28,300.
o The number of jobs in medical assisting is expected to grow 34% by 2018.

ParaPro Assessment Practice Exams
o ParaPro Assessment
Practice Exam 1
o ParaPro Assessment
Practice Exam 2

*Please note: ETS was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

Visit Olean Public Library’s database page to access LearningExpress Library with your library card!

What is your library worth to you?

The New York State Library Association has an interesting tool that you can use to figure out how much your library is worth to you each year.  You can access it here.

Here is a quick break down of what some of the services offered by the Olean Public Library are worth:

Hardcover book           $18

Paperback book            $8

Videos                               $3

Music CDs                        $12

Audiobooks                    $23

Magazines                        $4

Meeting Rooms             $50/hr

Adult Programs            $18

Kids Programs               $15

Computer Use                $3/hr

Questions answered     $8/question

 

Also, in Olean it costs between $2.80 and $3.35 to rent a DVD and approximately $4 to rent a video game from rental establishments – at the Olean Public Library – it is free with your Library Card!

So, now that you have some figures, how much is your library worth to you each week? Each month?? Each Year???

Olean Public Library December 2010 Events

Saturday, December 4, 2010 @ 1:00 Origami Workshop with Robert Taylor

Each participant will receive a bag with materials to create three origami ornaments. You will have instruction and time to make at least one during the workshop. Age 10 and up. Space is limited, reservations required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 @ 7:00 pm A Quiet and Peaceable Life: The Amish by Allegany County Historian Craig Braack.

Many Amish families have moved into the local area recently.  Mr. Braack will cover the Amish value system and lifestyles both here and in Pennsylvania. A slideshow will accompany the presentation.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 @ 6:30 pm Film Showing— Millennium: The StoryA film by Laurence Lowenthal

The Millennium trilogy by Swedish author Stieg Larsson is THE literary phenomenon of the last decade, with 15 million books sold worldwide, 25 translations in over 40 countries, and a movie that is blasting box-office records in Scandinavia and several European countries. This portrait of Stieg Larsson reveals the story of an outstanding success – a worldwide phenomenon who at the age of 50, died from a sudden heart attack before his first novel was even published. This planetary triumph is analyzed by close friends and relatives of Stieg Larsson; by his publisher, his journalist colleagues and by various professionals who have worked on the films, including leading actors Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist who play Lizbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 7:00 pm—Chorduroy

Chorduroy, a registered barbershop quartet will perform at the Olean Public Library in the Art Gallery. Members include (l to r) Ted Norton, Pat Close, Marshall Allen, and Peter Kurzdorfer.

 

Tuesday, December 21 @ —12:30-1:30 pm– Brown Bag Book Club— The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

Read the book, bring your lunch, enjoy coffee and cookies provided by the Friends of the Olean Public Library, Inc. as you discuss the book with the book club members.

 

 

 

 

All Olean Public Library events are free and open to the public.

They take place in the Art Gallery