Those of you who use the Overdrive Media Console app on Android or iOS will discover an update on Tuesday the 28th or shortly after. No features will be added to the app, but several bugs will be fixed.
What were you listening to 25 years ago? The Billboard chart from May 14, 1988 (copied below) thinks you were a George Michael fan.
For some of you this list will induce shudders, but If memory lane beckons to you, click the albums and artists for library holdings.
- Faith / George Michael
- Dirty Dancing (Soundtrack)
- More Dirty Dancing (Soundtrack)
- The Hardline According To Terence Trent D Arby / Terence Trent D Arby
- Bad / Michael Jackson
- Kick / INXS
- Appetite For Destruction / Guns N Roses
- Now And Zen / Robert Plant
- Tiffany / Tiffany
- Let It Loose / Gloria Estefan
- Hysteria / Def Leppard
- Pride / White Lion
- Permanent Vacation / Aerosmith
- Kingdom Come / Kingdom Come
- Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son / Iron Maiden
- Out Of The Blue / Debbie Gibson
- Pebbles / Pebbles
- Savage Amusement / Scorpions
- Whenever You Need Somebody / Rick Astley
- Make It Last Forever / Keith Sweat
Posted by Charles, a second floor librarian
I’ve been a mother for over 30 years, and I’m proud of my accomplishments as a parent. Birthing and raising three loving, thoughtful and productive human beings has brought me great contentment. It is a delight to have had this experience and to carry forward so many memories. I am particularly pleased that I was blessed with a son as well as my daughters. Being the only child of an only child and an orphan, I was ignorant of siblings and the relationships of sons and daughters with their families. It has made for some intense moments supporting these interpersonal relationships and sometimes I’ve needed help from books and the experience and wisdom of strangers.
Thousands of library patrons around the world are
participating in the first ever Big Library Read of an eBook, and all CBCPL patrons are invited to join in the fun. The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone’s novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers: Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others…or a gift we give ourselves?
Oregonians participate in the political ritual of voting on citizen initiatives with more frequency and, at times, more enthusiasm than any other group of citizens in the United States. Over the past century, Oregon has had more statewide citizen-generated ballot measures than any other state, and, as a result, “direct democracy” has dramatically transformed the state’s political and social landscape. Linfield College associate professor Jackson Miller will lead a conversation on Saturday, May 18th from 2:00pm-3:30pm in the library’s Main Meeting Room about the role of persuasion and communication in the political process Read the rest of this entry »
Good news for Library2Go audiobook users. Two major publishers – Books on Tape (Random House) and Harper Audio – are now providing many of their audiobooks in MP3 format. This has increased our selection of MP3 audiobooks by over 1500 titles! These titles are now accessible on Mac computers, smartphones and mobile devices that use the Overdrive Media Console app.
This year the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library served as a pick up site for World Book Night 2013 givers. World Book Night is this very cool initiative in which individuals and groups apply to hand out free books on April 23rd, World Book Night. Sixteen people picked up their World Book Night books at the library and I found they were going to schools, walking around neighborhoods, and even going to homeless shelters to hand out books. Read the rest of this entry »
We have bluebirds in our yard! Western bluebirds require open woodlands or pastures and usually nest in cavities in old trees. We first spotted them on our fence posts and utility lines. I don’t often see bluebirds so watching them has been a real treat. My husband bought two bluebird houses and put them up in an attempt to keep them nearby.
Whether you are in the mood to be entertained, are interested in learning more about what makes Oregon unique, want to hone your writing skills, or look forward to participating in stimulating discussions, the Library has events for you this month.
Advanced Placement (AP) exams are coming up in May. If you or someone you know is looking for ways to prepare, we have an excellent collection of AP study guides you can check out.
In addition, our subscription to Learning Express Library offers two AP practice exams for the following subjects:
- English Language & Composition
- English Literature & Composition
- European History
- U.S. Government
- U.S. History