Norman Bridwell

cliffordNorman Bridwell, the creator of  the much loved children’s series of books “Clifford the Big Red Dog“,  has passed away at his Martha’s Vineyard home.
NPR article.

P.D. James, mystery writer, “Queen of Crime”

P.D. James, the “Queen of Crime” and creator of the Adam Dalgliesh  mysteries pemberleyand Death comes to Pemberley, has passed away.  Find her novels in the CLAMS catalog. 
New York times article

‘Tis the season for Food for Fines

food for fines

Many Cape Libraries forgive overdue fines for food during the Holiday season.  Please check with your local library.
Cape libraries forgive fines for food donations

Note: this normally applies to current fines, it does not apply to billed items, policies vary by library.

National Book Awards 2014 Finalists

The finalists for the National Book Awards 2014 have been announced on NPR.
The National Book awards are for fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young adult literature.  Among the titles are: Lila by Marilynne Robinson, All the Light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr, The Meaning of Human Existence by
Edward O. Wilson.
 See the full list.
2014 Finalists announced by Mitchell Kaplan on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Search the CLAMS Catalog
Find many of these titles to download.

 

Man Booker 2014 winner announced

Richard Flanagan has won the Man Booker prize for Fiction 2014 with his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.  Available as a print book and eBook from CLAMS.

Libraries and eBooks

This recent article from boston.com discusses eBooks and Libraries.
Why It’s Difficult for Your Library to lend Ebooks.

 

Cape & Islands digital titles

Cape Cod

Check out the new Cape & Islands featured list on the CLAMS Digital Downloads website.  It’s a mix of eBooks and eAudios, fiction and non-fiction.

 

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning author

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel-Winning chronicler Of Apartheid has passed away.
NPR article
NY Times
Find her works in the CLAMS Catalog

Hero of popular book “Unbroken” passes away

unbroken“Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. He was 97.”

Read more here
Find Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. in the CLAMS catalog.
CLAMS also has the eBook and eAudio.

 

Library User Quiz

What kind of library user are you?

“Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or completely  “Off the Grid”?

The Pew Research Internet Project has created a library engagement quiz so users can learn how their library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population.

“The Library User Quiz is a condensed version of the questions asked in the Pew Research Internet Project’s nationally representative survey of 6,224 Americans ages 16 and older in September 2013.

You can learn more about the findings from that survey in the full library engagement typology report.” –Pew Research Internet Project

Take the Library User Quiz!