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Nutrition and Knowledge

Well, it’s hard to believe it’s September already. The kids are back to school and settled into their new routines. Lockers have been organized and the shiny new supplies have already lost some of their luster. Also back is one of my least favorite tasks - packing lunches.

Fall Happenings

Fall Lake

The Media Maven would like to let you know about some of the programs she is working on for this fall.  All programming requires registration, but is free to you.  Please join us if you can.

Nia

Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

This Gothic contemporary romance, with a bit of suspense, is one of the best reads this year so far. It was named a LibraryReads book for August by librarians across the country (including the Media Maven).

Stuck on Summer

We’re heading into the home stretch of a so-so summer.  Personally, it wasn’t hot enough for me and the pool days were too few and far between.  I’ve kicked into back to school mode already though we have a few weeks left and the kids are in desperate need of som

It's a Mystery - Legacies

One of the most interesting announcements about mysteries this summer is the news that HarperCollins has hired Sophie Hannah to write a new Hercule Poirot mystery, nearly 40 years after Agatha Christie's last Poirot book.

The Monogram Murders will be published on September 9.

It’s All About Apps (Part 3)

Can you believe there are still more apps to talk about that are available to access WPPL’s downloadables and research resources?  Well, The Media Maven has another list of apps of which you should take note.

 

Ohio Means Jobs

 

What would you do if you could see into the future? The Fixer by Gene Ducette.

Corrigan Bain is going insane...or is he? As a child, he dreamed of being a superhero. Most people never get to realize their childhood dreams, but Corrigan Bain has come close. He became a fixer. His self-appointed "job" is to prevent accidents. To see the future and "fix" things before people get hurt. But the ability to see into the future, however limited, isn't always so simple. Sometimes not everyone can be saved.

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

There is quite a lot of buzz surrounding this debut author’s work.  Perhaps it is the comparison to a cross between Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games (that’s not what it is, however).  Maybe it is the fact it has already been optioned for a movie produced and starring Emma Watson.  Or possibly it is just the sheer wonder that comes with a new fascinating fantasy tr

Hit the Road

Summer vacation is often times synonymous with road trip.  If you’re planning a trip with the kiddos in the next couple months, here are a few off-line entertainment ideas. 

It’s All About Apps (Part 2)

The Media Maven is back with some more apps for you to explore. 

 

EBSCOhost

The EBSCOhost app includes access to the databases that make up EBSCOhost.  A list of the included sources from our Research Resources webpage follows:

 

Academic and Professional Journal Databases

Academic Search Premier