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What’s new at CLAMS libraries?

Looking for a beach read?  Check out the New & Popular Titles page.
Looking for something to read on your Kindle, iPad or Nook?  We have eBooks.   Lots of new titles just added here.

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R.I.P. Maya Angelou

The author and poet Maya Angelou has passed away.
Author Maya Angelou dies at 86 in North Carolina (Huffington Post)
Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86 (NPR)

Find the author’s works in CLAMS

 

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Top eBooks 2013

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Top eBooks 2013

Did you miss any of these top eBooks? http://bit.ly/RIPQEo

 

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Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, March 06, 1927 – April 17, 2014

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His works include  the novels One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, and the memoir Living to Tell the Tale.
In 1982, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
More information about the author.
Find his works in CLAMS.

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CLAMS Mobile Catalog – no app required!

airpacCLAMS just made it easier to access the catalog  and your library account on mobile devices.
CLAMS now offers  “AirPac” a new mobile catalog interface for smartphones.  On your smartphone, use a browser (Safari, Chrome, etc.) and search library.clamsnet.org. It will automatically use the mobile interface, no need to download an app. You still have the option to select the full-screen version, but the mobile interface is much easier to read on smartphones — it is simplified for the small screen.
CLAMS continues to offer the Boopsie app an as alternate mobile catalog.

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Award winner: Nobel Prize in Literature

Canadian author, Alice Munro, has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Read more about it here.

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Tom Clancy : in memoriam

Bestselling author Tom Clancy, creator of the Jack Ryan character, passed away earlier this month.  He was the author of The Hunt for Red October Clear and Present Danger and many other novels.   His forthcoming book, Command Authority is due to be published in December 2013. Find his titles in CLAMS. Tom Clancy: Remembering a Technothriller Master: Library Journal.

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What is the Value of Your Library Use?

Do you ever wonder how much all those DVDs, Books, magazines, etc. you borrow from your local library saves you in personal expense?    Even if you rarely borrow  items but you use the library  for computer use,  to read the newspaper or, your favorite magazine  check out our library value calculator  just for fun!

 

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NoveList Plus now available to all CLAMS library users

novplus100CLAMS has added an online guide to reading available to all CLAMS library users.  NoveList Plus covers fiction and non-fiction and offers  Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, Feature Articles, Award Winner lists, and much more.  Access NoveList Plus here.

 

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Finding your next favorite book just got easier!

novelistNext time you search the CLAMS Catalog for the latest from your favorite author you will see some great new features.  CLAMS has added NoveList Select, a catalog enrichment service, that will turn the catalog into “a place for book discovery, adding reader-focused features such as reading recommendations, series information, book reviews, book jackets, and more” (from the Novelist website).  This readers’ advisory service will help readers find just the right book and discover new authors.  See an example here (scroll down when you open the link to see series info., etc.).

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