Wellington Public Library update for January

Why not begin the New Year with a resolution to read more books? To help you keep this resolution, the book publishing industry begins its new year with the release of many new books by some of their most popular authors.

After what has seemed like a long wait, January and February will see new titles from many of our favorite authors, such as: “Private: No. 1 Suspect” and “11th Hour (Women’s Murder Club)” by James Patterson, “Breakdown” by Sara Paretsky, “Shadows in Flight” by Orson Scott Card, “The Rope” by Nevada Barr, “Home Front” by Kristin Hannah, “Taken” by Robert Caris, “Gideon’s Corpse” by Douglas Preston, and “House at Sea’s End” by Elly Griffiths.

Wellington Public Library
Gene Ann Trant, Director

Our listeners of audio books do not have to wait until next month for new titles to “read” because the library has some on CD ready for checkout. Those new titles include: “The Affair” by Lee Child, “The Race” by Clive Cussler, “Shock Wave” by John Sandford, “The Art of Fielding” by Chad Hardach, “Best of Me” by Nicolas Sparks and “Breaking Silence” by Linda Castillo.

The library is excited to announce the addition of downloadable audiobooks from OneClick Digital. Patrons can download audiobooks to listen to on a personal computer or portable electronic device (e.g. iPod, MP3 player, smartphone, etc.). Some of the authors included in the OneClick Digital program include Charlaine Harris, Lisa Scottoline, Stephen King, Nevada Barr, John Sandford, Anne Tyler and Jodi Picoult.

To download audiobooks you will need your library barcode and PIN to access OneClick Digital. It works best with the Mozilla Firefox browser. Before you begin, you will need to set up a OneClickDigital account with a username and password and download the Media Manager software. There is a link to OneClick Digital from the library’s online catalog. Tutorial guides are also available. Contact the library with any questions you might have.

The book discussion group will meet at the library on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. We are discussing “Strangers on a Train” by Patricia Highsmith. The underlying theme is that ordinary people are capable of “ordinary crimes.” Guy Haines and Charles Bruno happen to meet on a train. Guy is a successful architect and Charles is a bored, rich young man with a sadistic plan. “Strangers on a Train” was written in 1950 and launched Highsmith’s career of noir fiction. It also was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 film of the same name. Just let the library know if you would like to read the book and join the discussion. I guarantee that you will not forget the characters in “Strangers on a Train.”

If mod-winter cabin fever becomes a problem for your preschooler, give yourself a break and come to the library. This month’s preschool story and craft times are Jan. 10 and 24 at 11 a.m.

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