Summer Reading 2014

Artemis

May 7, 2014 by  

Artemis

Remote Access   In-house Access   Artemis is the consolidated search engine created by Gale to include a one-stop search for all your Literature needs. Unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Search across centuries to be able to see the broader continuum of the story you choose to tell. Artemis includes access to the following: Contemporary Literary Criticism                                                                Twentieth Century Literary Criticism                                        Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism                                  Shakespearean Literature Criticism                                          Literature Criticism from 1400-1800                                          … Continue reading

Pivot Point is a fast-paced page turner

April 30, 2014 by  

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By Amy Colegrove, BCPL youth services specialist Although Pivot Point is considered a young adult novel, the book definitely deals with some grownup themes. Author Kasie West paints a picture of a teenage protagonist who must learn at an early age the difficulty of decision – and foresight. The story is about a teenage girl named Addison Coleman, who lives on a paranormal compound with her parents.  She is known as a “searcher,” or an ultra-gifted clairvoyant.  Whenever Addie is … Continue reading

Genealogy Obituary Index updated

April 17, 2014 by  

The index for the Ashland Daily Independent obituaries has been updated. It has been updated with the 2012 and  a couple of  months from the late 1920s as well as misc. corrections. The database now contains over 204,000 entries! In a couple of months we will be uploading material from July 1975 to 1980!  We’ve been making great strides between staff  entering material and volunteers at home!   Jim Kettel Genealogy Supervisor

Doctor Sleep is a scary good sequel

April 10, 2014 by  

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By Barb Biggs, BCPL branch manager I am not a person who enjoys scary movies, but give me a scary book, and I’m all over it.  I think the physical act of reading a book allows you to use your imagination and create your own scary images (which are way scarier than any movie).  As I read, I become attached to the images that I come up with.  So, just like everyone else, I get pretty bummed if a book … Continue reading

A game for the history books

March 24, 2014 by  

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By Jim Kettel, genealogy supervisor at BCPL I recently returned from a trip to Bowling Green to watch the Ashland Kittens make history. The ladies made it to the semi-finals in the state tournament. According to the record books, it’s the first time in 83 years; I do believe that is an accomplishment.  I attended the event to watch and support my wife’s niece, Josie Roberts, a senior with the Kittens. As I drove with the family to Diddle Arena … Continue reading

Like conspiracies? Meltzer’s book is full of them

March 24, 2014 by  

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Reviewed by Kellie Nunley, BCPL Technical Services supervisor In his book, History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time, Brad Meltzer has compiled an irresistible combination of history and the most notorious conspiracies in America’s past. Whether you are a fan of the popular TV show, Decoded, or are just a history buff, you will be entertained by this book. Meltzer leads readers through the process of interviewing experts and analyzing documents in an entertaining way. And, if you are … Continue reading

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