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NEW BOOKS, NEW BOOKS, NEW BOOKS!
The Youth Services Department loves getting new books and we also love sharing them with you! Here's a few, just for you!
For Me? by Harmen Van Straaten
When friends Duck, Toad, and Otter each receive an envelope containing nothing but a rose and a sheet of paper with a heart drawn on it they are first puzzled, then jealous, as they try to find out who sent the mysterious gifts and why.
Lately, you may have received an email claiming to be from the IRS, telling you that you have a refund coming. You are instructed to perhaps click on a link and provide all sorts of personal information, including your social security number. Some emails might imply that you could be in some sort of trouble if you don't comply.
These emails represent what are called "phishing" scams, in which con artists send out emails that appear to be from legitimate companies or organizations in order to get your personal information, especially your SSN. With this information, they can rob your identity, opening new lines of credit and sticking you with the bill. For more information about
By 1820, 19th century doctors were eager to distinguish themselves from midwives and quacks. Patients of the era wanted to be treated by physicians who understood the body's inner workings. And so it was that anatomy instruction became essential to medical education.
Burial and respect for the dead mattered deeply to Americans. The laws at that time limited doctorsâ€™ use of corpses to condemned murderers and the â€œunclaimedâ€ bodies of people without family or friends to bury them. Regardless the laws, in the quest to find cadavers to practice on, early doctors made the practice of robbing graves quite common.
Spook Country by William Gibson
Hollis Henry, the former lead singer of a rock group "The Curfew" is trying to reinvent herself as a journalist for a secretive technology-focused magazine called Node. She has been sent to find Bobby Chombo, an elusive global-positioning-system expert.
An Irish Country Doctor
By Patrick Taylor
A novel in the tradition of James Herriot, this charming book follows a young doctor's first months as a physician's assistant in rural Ireland. The story is filled with delightful scenes of country village life and the wit of the Irish. Highly recommended!
This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley
Write every day for at least 90 minutes. Don't edit yourself. Avoid distractions. Study poetry. Oh, and write every day. No matter what. These and other practical, straightforward tips about writing a novel in one year are included in this slim, yet informative, book (less than 25,000 words, according to the author) from the author of more than two dozen fiction and non-fiction books, including an historical mystery series starring detective Easy Rawlins.
Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen
Like a person, a dog that has held a special place in the lives of others will be remembered long after its natural life has ended. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen is about one such dog. Beau, a black Labrador retriever that spent virtually all of his 15 years in the author's household, is lovingly and eloquently memorialized in this short book filled with black-and-white studio photographs of all kinds of irresistibly adorable dogs.
Refined orbital calculations brought good news for Martians, disappointment to scientists...
From the NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office -- January 9, 2008 -- Since our last update, we have received numerous tracking measurements of asteroid 2007 WD5 from four different observatories. These new data have led to a significant reduction in the position uncertainties during the asteroid's close approach to Mars on Jan. 30, 2008. As a result, the impact probability has dropped dramatically, to approximately 0.01 percent or 1 in 10,000 odds, effectively ruling out the possible collision with Mars. Our best estimate now is that 2007 WD5 will pass about 26,000 km from the planet's center (about 7 Mars radii from the surface) at around 12:00 UTC on Jan. 30th. With 99.7 PERCENT confidence, the pass should be no closer than 4000 km from the surface.
Here are several websites that might help with the resolve to be more organized and clutter-free with 2008.
Get Organized Now!
This website has abundant tips, articles, and e-courses, as well as a free weekly e-newsletter, to help you organize your home, office, and life.
A website with the motto: "Cut the clutter, speed your cleaning, and calm the chaos." Includes tips for room-by-room cleaning and organizing, green living, menu and meal planning, and much more.