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It's a Mystery is a blog about the Mystery genre and its many subgenres.

Just the Facts - In Reference, we learn something new every day. What we find, we share with you.

Let's Talk Trending keeps you up to date with the latest and greatest in what's happening in Popular Culture.

The Media Maven's goal is to help you understand what resources and databases the library has access to, how to use them, and sometimes give reviews to books she thinks you might enjoy.

Music Musings on Monday features music news, releases, and everyday musings.

The Playful Parent - Make the most of your family time with ideas for activities and crafts that entertain and educate!

The Sports Section covers the world of sports, from alpine skiing to yachting.

SEAL Team 666 by Weston Ochse

The title alone made me want to pick this book up and read it. And the blurb on the cover that called it "Like the X-files written by Tom Clancy" didn't hurt either.

Digital Texts: Shakespeare

This post is for Shakespeare teachers, scholars, lovers...and haters who have to read his plays for school. Yesterday, the Folger Shakespeare Library released Folger Digital Texts, a new collection of twelve of The Bard's plays available online:

Boy, oh Boy, oh Boyle!

Okay, so I’m not a huge fan of Susan Boyle. Yes, I saw her amazing performance on YouTube. Simon was wowed and I was too. (We have things in common, such as the fact that we’re both smart alecks.)

 

Ebooks and privacy: a new guide

The holiday season is upon us once more. It is a time of year for reflection, family, and deals on ereaders and tablets! If you find yourself in the market for one of these devices, it is important to understand how much personal information they gather, and how the device manufacturers use it.

What's worse...puberty or apocalypse?

What could possibly be worse than adolescence? Only one thing, the end of the world.

Deathworld by Harry Harrison

Jason dinAlt is a professional gambler who uses his somewhat erratic psionic abilities to his advantage in the casinos. While on a gambling trip he meets a man from the planet Pyrrus who offers him a cut of a huge potential pot if he will help him win.

It's a Mystery 11/17/2012

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Bouchercon 2012

What an unbelievable experience it was for me to be able to attend the World Mystery Convention that was held here, in Cleveland, in October.  The four-day event featured over 1500 attendees, including over 500 published mystery authors and guests of honor Les Roberts, Robin Cook, John Connolly, Elizabeth George, and Mary Higgins Clark.  Among the rest of the attendees were aspiring authors, bloggers, journalists, publishers, and librarians, but mostly just, fans of the mystery/crime genre.

I know, I know!

Who wants to hear about the “H” word?
I know, I know! but if I don’t tell you about it now, it’ll all be gone!

Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold

Set a few years before the most recent Miles Vorkosigan story (Cryoburn, 2011), this may be one of the most anticipated and long-awaited entries to Bujold’s acclaimed Vorkosigan saga. For years fans have clamored for Ivan Vorpatril’s story, and at last Bujold delivers something that will both thrill the devoted audience and entrance new readers.

Reiki Program Follow-Up

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Greetings Edge Readers:


I want to follow-up on our Reiki program that took place on Oct. 25. Thanks to everyone who attended and to our speaker, Linda Street, who did a wonderful job.


I've been going through the evaluations and taking note of your comments and suggestions for future programs. Those of you who indicated you're interested in seeing more on Reiki, with more in-depth coverage of the topic, will be happy to know that we will be having Linda back next year for a Reiki 102. We look forward to that. If you suggested programming on other topics, rest assured I have forwarded your suggestions to the appropriate staff members.