On The Shelf by Paul 1/10/18

Issue 2018 – 1

Sharing Books
What was the best book you read in 2017? Which book inspired you the most? Why not come and share about that book at the Book Share & Review on Tuesday, January 23, 1:00 PM at the Downieville Library?! The Book Share & Review happens every other month, on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Everyone is welcome, whether it’s to share or just to listen.

Give Yourself a Gift
If you do not already have a library card from the Downieville Library (or the Sierra City, Alleghany, or Loyalton Libraries), now, at the start of a new year, is a great time to give yourself that gift. All you have to do is visit your local library, fill out an application, and you are ready to go. It’s easy — and it’s rewarding!

New on the Shelf
As we begin a new year, there are several books, new to the library, that have found their places on the shelves. Here are some of the non-fiction books that are new to the library:
The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown
The Day the Universe Changed, by James Burke
The Valkyries, by Paulo Coelho
Empty Mansions, by Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
Glorious Knits, by Kaffee Fassett
Beloved Infidel, by Sheilah Graham (F. Scott Fitzgerald biography)
Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived, by Ralph Helfer
The Age of Empire: 1875-1914, by Eric Hobsbawm
No Is Not Enough, by Naomi Klein
The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America, by Jonathan Kozol
Alaska, by Dorothy Krell (ed.)
The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century, by David Laskin
Extreme Prospector, by Dave Mack
Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish, by Margarita Madrigal
Paris: A Love Story, by Kati Marton (memoir)
A Field Guide to American Houses, by Virginia & Lee McAlester
Biographical Dictionary of Hispanic Americans, by Nicholas E. Meyer
The Cooked Seed, by Anchee Min (memoir)
Alaska’s Magnificent Parklands, by National Geographic Society
America’s Hidden Corners, by National Geographic Society
Exploring America’s Valleys, by National Geographic Society
Nature’s World of Wonders, by National Geographic Society
New and Selected Poems: Volume One, by Mary Oliver (1992 National Book Award & Pulitzer Prize)
Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education, by Michael Pollan
The Four-Season Landscape, by Susan A. Roth
City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World, by Witold Rybczynski
Seven Long Times, by Piri Thomas

Who and Where
Just a reminder of who we are, as the Downieville Library. Formally, we are a station of the Plumas County Library. That means that patrons (you) can request books that aren’t on our own shelves from the Plumas County Library system, and that, through the Plumas County Library’s website, patrons (you) have access to digital magazines and e-books. (Come by the library, and we’ll be glad to help you figure out how to do those things.)

As to where we are: the Downieville Library is located in the basement of the Native Daughter’s Hall at 318 Commercial Street, Downieville. Library hours are 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Tuesdays, and 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM on Thursdays.

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